We Groundhog day is February 2nd. Maybe an early spring? Let's

hope. The skies are quiet the first 10 days of February. All

planets are in direct motion till March 8th, 2018.

The signs most effected this month are: Pisces, Gemini,

Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn.

The month of February could be the month that manifests more

money into the economy then we have seen in the last 15 years.

This is the month when the benefits of a stronger economy will

start to show in the pocket books of many, but not all of

Americans. It's a start in a better direction.

As Uranus moves closer to its entrance into the sign of Taurus

on May 15, 2018, the financial market will be up and down at

times over the next 7 years. The dow average really dropped

below 600 today, but many companies are giving their employees

bonuses this month as well as putting more money into their


Those who are investing in other alternative ways that

are independant from the banking system may be in better hands

by the time Uranus ends its stay in Taurus. We are living at a

very historical time when the material world is trying to find

balance with the spiritual. Be patient.

Venus is exalted in Pisces and it moves into Pisces on February

10th. This starts a very supportive energy for those with Sun, Moon or rising in Pisces till March 6th when Venus moves into Aries. Pisces can attract attentions from others and fall in love again. Also, attracting money into their lives is possible during this Venus transit. Artistic qualities are increased. Perfect for Valentine's Day.

Happy Valentine's Day February 14th as well as Ash Wednesday.

The new Moon on February 15th is in the sign of Aquarius at 27 degrees (4:05 EST) Tropical Zodiac. This new Moon chart has no t-squares and one Yod. No t-squares can create less tensions between issues pertaining to Aquarius and its opposite sign Leo. This is a partial solar eclipse. So, more intense than a normal new Moon eclipse but not as intense as a total solar eclipse.

Staring new projects that are group related will be highlighted for those with Sun, Moon or rising in Aquarius. With Sun, Moon, Mercury and South Node in Aquarius, past life gifts can be shared in any group/friendship relationship. Joining a new social group to express unique creative ideas can create productive long lasting relationships.

A yod (finger of God) is pointing to the sign of Leo. The part of fortune is at 8 degrees and the North Node is at 14 degrees of Leo. If you have Sun, Moon or rising in the signs of Leo, Capricorn or Pisces, you are making adjustments in your life (in-conjunctions) that bring more opportunities (Sextile) of being in the right place at the right time.

The part of fortune at the center of this yod spells good luck for the signs of Leo, Capricorn and Pisces. Dreams (Venus in Pisces) can come true in relationships/abundance and (Part of fortune conjunct North Node) in Leo, that grows over time (Saturn in Capricorn). This is the time to take hold of an opportunity and not let it pass you by.

Could it be a new relationship for Pisces? A new job opportunity for Capricorn? A very good opportunity for being a leader if you have Leo energy? After all, we just had a total lunar eclipse in Leo at 11 degrees the last day of January 2018.

We had Venus move into Pisces on February 10, then Venus conjuncts Neptune in Pisces on February 21st, Mercury moves into Pisces on February 17th and the Sun moves into Pisces on February 18th.

Happy Birthday to Pisces. Happy President's Day February 19th.

From February 18th till March 6th, those with Sun, Moon or rising in Pisces are able to visualize their dream and just let nature manifest what you need without much effort. Pisces is the most sensitive sign in the Zodiac so this sensitivity is very high during the time mentioned.

Artistic energies are high. Caring for others who are less fortunate is emphasized. Compassion and the ability to connect with higher dimensions is all possible with so many planets in Pisces.

The Pisces energy collects and gets very strong on the full Moon in Virgo on March 1st (7:51PM EST) at 11 degrees. This full Moon chart shows the opposite sign of Pisces, Virgo, helping to ground and organize and often free floating and dreamy Pisces intelligence. 11 degrees comes up twice within a 30 day period from the total full Moon eclipse on January 31st to this full Moon on March 1st. Look for planets at 11 degrees to see how the Moon is influencing your life.

This full Moon in Virgo is affecting those with Sun, Moon or rising in Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius. All mutable signs. Mutable signs love variety in their lives.

They tend to be more all over the place. Virgo is the only mutable sign that has some common sense as the Earth element helps to create boundaries that the other three signs tend to be unaware of. So, good balance here.

Pisces can use Virgo's practical application on new creative projects. We have Venus, Mercury, Neptune and the Sun all in Pisces on this full Moon. Full Moon's represent completions. The sign of Pisces is feeling very complete and balanced to start off March. If you have Sun, Moon or rising in Pisces or other planets in Pisces engaged with this full Moon chart, see which houses Pisces is ruling and those issues the house represents will be highlighted.

February is a very good month all around. No planets in their fall, no planets in retrograde motion and support from nature from the part of fortune. This is a month of growing and increased prosperity. Resident Trump will have a much better month than he did for January. He ends January on a positive note and that carries through till March 8th. I think America will be less tense about many of the issues that were so intense in January. Wishing everyone a happy February 2018.

Lou Valentino has been doing astrological consultations for 25 years. He can do both Western or Vedic readings. Questions regarding vocation, finances, relationships and health can be addressed. Scheduale an

apointment by calling 860-574-9467.


Monthly Column

February 2018 by Lou Valentino