February—the time when we celebrate love! And Cancers should be feeling even more passionate than most of the other signs due to the Sun’s presence in your eighth house of sex, intimacy and emotional bonding. But the eighth house doesn’t just govern shared bodies and minds; it also deals with assets that we share with other people and institutions, such as joint checking accounts, mortgages (you share the house with the bank until it’s paid off), alimony, inheritances and joint business ventures, to name a few. As a result you may be pouring time, energy and money into a business you own or plan to launch, or you’re carefully scrutinizing your investments to see where you need to improve your financial foundation.
The Sun is always in this part of your chart in February but what makes this year different is that you’re not going to be interested in passion just for the sake of lust or lucre. You are going to demand stability in all areas of your life, from romantic relationships to business partnerships to your income and financial portfolio. That’s because both Venus and Mars will be in your structured second house of security. “Are we going to do this thing, or not?” may be the question that you’re asking of yourself and other people right now.
Major decisions will need to be made, such as wrapping up mortgage approvals, deciding whether to move, trying to lock down a court award or diving headlong (or not) into a new business venture. When the eighth house is highlighted, you could start a side business or get involved in a passive income stream. Keep your eyes open for opportunities as they could come up quickly and pay off handsomely.
When love planet Venus meets up with Mars on the 3rd in the security-conscious sign of Aries, you’re going to want answers from a lover, whether you’re newly dating or an old married couple. Singles, chances are great that you’re not going to be interested in just living together or being in any kind of loose arrangement in which you can’t see a clear path ahead.
As a matter of fact, all Cancers are going to be questioning the state of their union once Jupiter goes retrograde on the 6th. Jupiter is an optimistic, generous planet and has been in your cozy house of family and comfort. So when it starts to move backward in the heavens, you may be wondering just where you’re headed next: an engagement? Starting a family? Cohabitating? Obtaining custody of a child? Adopting? Buying or leasing a new place?
Take your time as these are major decisions, and you could become quite reflective under this aspect. Chances are that you’ll be focusing on issues in a more practical manner than an emotional one, which could actually be helpful. Valentine’s Day still looks to be romantic, despite Jupiter’s retro spin, as the mighty Sun is ratcheting up your libido! Chatty little Mercury will be in this sector too, allowing words of love and affection to flow. Mars and Venus are canoodling in your house of tradition, suggesting that a formal night out on the town, complete with champagne and roses, is the order of the day.
However, despite the champagne bubbles that are tickling your nose and your lover tickling your toes, the practical side of you is still alive and kicking. Structured Saturn makes his presence known on the 14th, saying “All of this Valentine’s stuff is lovely, but is he going to put a ring on it? Furthermore, who’s going to clean the house and do the food shopping?” If you don’t tend to these matters now they could erupt on the 22nd, so consider yourself warned!
February will be a game changer when it comes to your career and big goals, mostly due to a fabulous lunar eclipse in Leo on the 10th. This lunation falls in your second house of income, so you might land a promotion (with a hefty pay increase), a new job or become an entrepreneur. Eclipses happen quickly and without much warning, and this one is surrounded by happy planets. Something unexpected could happen that benefits you, such as your boss stepping down, a major reshuffling within the company, or landing an important new client or contract.
Things get even better when the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th, which should open doors that previously were closed tight. The next four weeks are excellent for taking your business to the next level, whether that means going online versus brick and mortar, or international rather than just staying in the national arena. Media interviews, book deals, viral social media and ad campaigns, the lecture circuit, mentoring and coaching—all of these can take flight. The week of the 20th is super for negotiating deals or tackling profitable new assignments. Just keep your head down on the 22nd, though, as a person in a position of authority could come on strong, even being dictatorial.
This passes quickly and the month winds down with a blazing solar eclipse in Pisces on the 26th. This is the last of a series of eclipses that began in March of 2015, so something big could be coming to a close. Pisces is your pioneering house of big ideas, learning a new skill, personal growth, and entrepreneurial spirit, so get ready for green lights ahead in March.