Welcome to Ethical Hedonist February Horoscope, by leading astrologer and teenage expert, Alex Trenoweth, MA. This month, the stellar spotlight falls on Aquarius. Now is the time to reflect on your goals and ambitions, and to make sure you are properly prepared and able to deliver on your promises. It is also never a good idea to tread on other people to get there either. Do things well, and with authenticity and you will have the chance to shine Aquarius!
February begins with your fighting spirit being invoked—and it really doesn’t take too much to do that! But what are you fighting for? Do you even know why or are you just fighting for the sake of doing it? Things will be much more clear mid-month and you will be able to get to the bottom of the difficulties. The New Moon on the 8th February invites you to carefully consider your friends and affiliations. You’ve been meaning to have a look at this issue for a while but time has somehow gotten the better of you. This month’s Full Moon sees a crisis building over your lack of compassion and understanding of others. Hold off on those harsh judgments until all the facts are in. By the end of the month, you will understand why you need to be a little more sympathetic to those who find themselves in times of trouble.
Gosh, do you really think everyone has it in for you? It’s true you have the knack of attracting difficult people this month but you can’t antagonize folks and then expect them to just shrug their shoulders without fighting back. The New Moon on the 8th February is good time to consider any career moves and to resolve any differences with those in authority: unresolved conflicts could reach a crisis point mid month and make you feel as if your very reputation is at stake (it’s not as bad as you think so don’t over-react). The Full Moon on the 22nd reveals the people who have been your allies all along. Be prepared to be surprised. And also remember that sometimes other people have very good reasons for keeping their cards close to their chest. By the end of the month, you will be able to finally understand who your true friends really are.
It’s all been a little too intense for you, hasn’t it? Far too many under-handed business deals, too many emotional conflicts and secrets everywhere. But the New Moon on 8th February promises to be the start of more straightforward communications with people who enjoy light-hearted banter just as much as you do. By mid month, you will need to get to grips with the habits that are draining your energy and vitality—you have things to do and places to go and not being fully energized will seriously compromise your long-term plans. Uncertain of what these plans entail? The Full Moon on the 22nd February may make you feel as if you are not measuring up but it is exactly the impetus you need to work out your next steps. The month ends with some true inspiration: don’t be afraid to use your imagination and sense of fantasy to find the inspiration to make your dreams a reality.
Getting to the nitty gritty of any situation has always been your specialty but be aware that sometimes your imagination truly gets the better of you. The New Moon on 8th February is a great time to investigate the resources you share with other people. Who is managing your money and why aren’t you more in control of it? The answer to this question will become increasingly clear as the month goes on—and eventually you will have to find the strength to put things in the order that you like. The Full Moon on the 22nd February could bring arguments over these issues if the problem is put aside as a means to preserve the peace: have it out sooner rather than later. The month ends with clearer ideas of the direction you should be taking, increased confidence in your abilities and the wisdom to avoid finding yourself in such a submissive position again.
You’ve been wrestling with working out your true motivations—and your emotions are running high. You won’t find the answers you are searching for by throwing your proverbial toys out of the pram. Events on or around the New Moon on 8th February will bring people to you who will challenge you to see your self as they do. Is it a pretty picture or is it one for the filing cabinet where no one will see it ever again? By mid month, you will be very self-conscious indeed about your reputation and perhaps a bit obsessed about how others really see you. The Full Moon on the 22nd February reminds you that your public image is one of your most important assets—sort it out before the damage becomes irreparable. The month ends with a good honest look in the mirror—and hopefully you will come to appreciate the same reflection everyone else does.
Oh the things you could say if you weren’t so obsessed with finding exactly the right words. You’re doing a slow burn, Virgo and it will wreak havoc on your digestive system. The New Moon on 8th February is a very good time to consider your health care routine and to get things back on the right track—things have been gradually falling to disorganization for some time. By mid month, if you take of the small details at the New Moon, you will be unaffected by the disorder and chaos that seems to be plaguing everyone else. The Full Moon on the 22nd February reveals the people who have been turning your life upside down behind the scenes—and yes, you will have to put them right too. The month ends with a need to be clear about your expectations. A lack of definition or leaving things to guesswork will only take you back to square one.
The month starts off with all manner of conflict with authority figures and misunderstandings over finances. What’s going on? Well, yet again, you are being far too nice to people who don’t really deserve it! The New Moon on 8th February is a time to consider—and to use—your creative talents and skills. This is a sociable month for you but that doesn’t mean everyone is your friend: use some discretion to avoid feeling used. By mid month you will have a far better idea as to who your friends really are. The Full Moon on the 22nd February is likely to bring situations to you whereby you must decide whether or not you need to provide help and support to others. Before you lend a hand, make sure that the person in question is in genuine need. The month ends with the somewhat uncomfortable feeling that you have overstepped the sympathy mark: you really don’t have to do anything that makes you feel drained and unsupported.
Feisty you just can’t keep out of conflicts. Simmer down, will you? Not every battle equates to full scale thermonuclear war. The New Moon on 8th February will clear the playing field so you can see what you are actually contending with: is it still worth all the bother and stress? By mid month, if you haven’t worked out the answer to the question, you will find yourself bang slap in the middle of things and desperately trying to work out who your allies and enemies are—and that’s going to be tough when the bullets are flying from all angles. The Full Moon on the 22nd February invites you to take a good hard look at how you appear to others. Are you a war-monger or a peace keeper? Which do you want to be? The month ends with a far gentler impression that peace can be maintained with a little kindness, thoughtfulness and the ability to forgive and forget.
You are well known for your tendency to say anything on your mind but this month will compel you to get your facts straight before speaking out. There is much at stake and you will be the biggest loser if you aren’t careful. The New Moon on 8th February is a great time to stand back and listen to (or read about) the issues at hand. First of all, before you do anything, work out whether or not these issues are any of your business. By mid month it will become increasingly clear that you have bitten off for more than you chew. Swallow before you take another big bite. The Full Moon on the 22nd February is likely to bring more people, ideas and arguments for you to contend with. The month ends on a quiet note and lots and lots of time to consider your actions—ensure you won’t live in regret.
What can you do when it sees like everyone is at each other’s throats? Stand well back and let everyone take responsibility for their own conflicts. As tempting as it may be, don’t come between warring friends. The New Moon on 8th February is a very good time to consider what you need in your friendships with others and it may be that you decide certain friendships just don’t fulfill your needs any longer. By mid month it will become obviously there are an awful lot of folks who just don’t share the same values as you. It will become clear out time—and be resolute about this because there will be no going back (not that that’s a bad thing!). The Full Moon on the 22nd February is a great time to investigate exactly what you want from others and how to get it. The month ends with a time of peaceful, gentle conversations that can enable everyone to move on.
This month opens up with the need to consider your reputation: are you being too ambitious? Are you stepping on the feelings of other people? The New Moon on 8th February is a good time to consider and evaluate your approach to your goals (as well as the obstacles in your path). How you handle these are being watched by others. By mid month, if you don’t seem to know what you are doing, very few will think you are capable of further responsibilities—and you don’t want that to happen! The Full Moon on the 22nd February opens up fresh opportunities to get a bit more cash in your wallet—but only if you have left the right mark. As they say, you never get a second chance to make good impression. The month ends with a chance to quietly contemplate the state of your finances and the support to put your funds in a position to serve you (rather than the other way around).
The month opens with one heck of a gambit: are you sure you are ready to take that plunge? There’s an awful lot at stake so make sure you have the right people advising you. The New Moon on 8th February is a great opportunity to carefully contemplate your position: trust your intuition. Has it ever let you down? By mid month, you may completely forget this advice and let your mouth run off before it has engaged with your brain—do be careful of this. Remember the stakes—you could potentially put supporters off. The Full Moon on the 22nd February calls attention to the people in your life who have always been there for you. Make sure you don’t let them down by forgetting their importance. The month ends with a time of solitude—and if you haven’t played your cards right, you could be apologizing to all the people you have let down.
Alex Trenoweth is an MA graduate of the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at Bath Spa University (2007) and has gained recognition as an outstanding schoolteacher for her tireless and innovative education of adolescents. Her unique expertise in both astrology and teaching, coupled with ground-breaking research, led her to her write Growing Pains, a book aimed at helping parents and teachers support and guide young people into maturity. Alex’s articles have appeared in astrological magazines across the globe and in addition to her many writing accomplishments, she was voted “Best International Astrologer, 2015” by the Krishnamuti Institute of Astrology in India for the energetic presentation of her original and thought-provoking investigation into astrology and education. As of October 2015, Alex is on a world tour, lecturing on a variety of astrological topics and is enjoying meeting other astrologers from different cultures. She is currently working on her next book about actors and biopics.
Alex Trenoweth MA (CAA), DFAstrolS, MAPAI
Astrology For Teachers
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