A Note from Susan Miller
I was thinking of an interesting question today. What quality do you have now that when you were little, growing up, you never assumed you’d have in you? It may be that as you matured, you took on new facets to your personality that you found favorable, and were surprised to say were part of you. That has happened to me…
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
February may be a small month with only 28 days, but it sure will be packed with powerful, surprising energy. It will likely be your most important month of the year.
In February the eclipses are back, and they always appear in a family of signs for a period of two years, coming by every six months in pairs. We are currently seeing the Leo and Aquarius series of eclipses. The job of an eclipse is to shake us out of our complacency and get us moving again. Eclipses do their job very well. February is sure to be an exciting month that will set the tone for months to come.
On January 31 you will have just experienced a full moon lunar eclipse – this was a total eclipse of the moon in Leo, 12 degrees, a sign found six months away from yours, ruling your closest committed partner. Your entire attention will be on your partner in early February. Because this is a full moon, if you are happy together, you may be getting engaged or putting the final details on your wedding.
All through the first part of the month you will be examining what you want in a romantic relationship and also what you are willing to give in return. Because this is your birthday month, you are feeling the warmth of the Sun, with Mercury and Venus, all in Aquarius as the month begins, and life should feel quite beautiful. You will have a large say in the way things go and the direction your life is headed, and as you know, having a sense of control doesn’t always happen. You can readily see why I feel this will be a special month for you.
Additionally, Mars will be beautifully oriented to your Sun and planets in Aquarius, too, suggesting your friends will play a prominent and very positive role in all that happens this month. You will feel their warmth and see clearly that they care about you and want to see you happy. One friend may go out of her way to recommend you do something for yourself that you find quite touching.
If you are working on a humanitarian project, such as a charity benefit, fundraiser, or political rally – all areas in which Aquarius excels – this month you could outdo yourself in the success you see. Things that happen at eclipse time have weight and importance, and they point to future events. Start planning your goal now; you will quickly build on all your successes in future months.
Think back to what happened last year at the three eclipses that came by – the a lunar eclipse (full moon) in Leo on February 10; next a lunar eclipse (a full moon) in Aquarius on August 7; and lastly a solar eclipse (new moon) in Leo on August 21. What topic were you focused on at the time? If you can recall, you will now likely advance that discussion this month to a new level.
Here is another clue: Eclipses repeat every 19 years in sign and degree, so think back to January 31, 1999 and August 16, 1999, for you may be able to discern a good clue of what may come up this month. Of course, the other planets will have moved to different signs and positions, but one thing is certain: the houses in which these eclipses fell in 1999 and in 2018 will be the same sign and house. Later, after February is over, you can compare the events from the two years.
Do not worry if something bad happened in the past – that won’t happen again. I had the hardest experience of my life at an eclipse of July 1, 1992. I had harrowing emergency surgery due to a birth defect that doctors had overlooked, but suffice to say, today I am lucky to be alive thanks to 17 transfusions. When that eclipse was to repeat 19 years later, I held my breath, but only good came of the second eclipse. Both eclipses put my health front and center, but the second one brought a radiant feeling of strength when I found the right trainer who designed a program that was not cookie-cutter but individual and perfect for me.