Sidereal Insights Astrology
Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the
of the current planetary transits across the heavens from
Be sure to read for your sidereal sun and rising sign, which may be different
than the sign you’re accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.
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Early February is a prime opportunity to think ahead to March’s Mercury retrograde and prepare, as we’ll collectively begin to feel the effects of that retrograde before month’s end.
The first half of the month is best for a last ditch push to advance Mercury-ruled activities before the slowdown gets underway, and the final two weeks are a good time to prepare for the retrograde by backing up data and devices and double checking appointments, schedules, and travel itineraries.
If you have any big ticket purchases to make, automobiles or electronics to buy, either do it now, before mid-month, or consider waiting until after the retrograde is over and Mercury is back up to speed.
The month opens under a confrontation between Pluto and Mars, squaring off from fire and water signs, respectively. This bodes for challenges to authority and conflicts over control. Actions taken in secret could be caught out by higher authorities, and could land a person in hot water.
Near the 2nd, a sudden impulse could have unexpected benefits, so consider taking a calculated risk in love or business. Artistic genius gives way to unorthodox beauty under this influence. Do something spontaneous with a partner near this date.
Big news is possible, too, when Mercury and Jupiter team up February 3rd. Expect positive news and ease of transport & travel. Good for commerce, too.
An ambition undertaken with the new moon in Capricorn February 4th has the potential to be influential, and influence campaigns can be highly persuasive at this time. There may be tendency to workaholism, so make the effort to establish clear boundaries between work time and down time.
Mars’ entry into Aries on the 7th energizes the warrior planet, as he returns to his home sign for a six and 1/2 week long stay. Courage, bravery, and an adventurous spirit mark Mars’ influence in the coming weeks.
Consequences could arise near the 7th if we are unable to meet our obligations--reputations are vulnerable as secrets are revealed, and there’s no hiding.
Mercury moves into Aquarius the same day, bringing news through friends and acquaintances. Gossip and social commentary are on tap during Mercury’s three weeks in the sign of the water bearer.
Surprise news could move like wildfire on social media near the 9th, when Mercury and Uranus connect. If you have a surprise announcement to make, you can use this day for added impact.
Just after, the sun moves into Aquarius for a four week stay, and providing a channel for Mar’s erratic and volatile energy: exploration and the search for knowledge. A willingness to venture into new territory in the coming four weeks could bring surprising results.
The 16th and 17th bring a magical atmosphere for socializing, Make waves with an unorthodox approach or an eclectic vibe, but save space for celebrating traditional cultural values.
A revelation could bring disappointment and consequences or a chance for forgiveness and redemption near the full moon in Leo February 19th. Focus on serving others rather than on self pity.
With Venus moving into status-conscious Capricorn on the 25th and Mercury entering Pisces not long after, secrets which emerge can have bearing on public perception. Private conversations may not stay private while Mercury tours Pisces, a three week long event.
Then on the 27th, the sun and Mars team up for a high energy day. Courage and an adventurous spirit can lead to new understandings and discoveries.
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Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit https://mystickphysick.com.