Ever since I met Ophi and Tali, I’ve been kind of addicted to their horoscope. It’s a little silly maybe, but what I like about the way they do horoscopes is that they make you ask yourself all kinds of questions – about love in particular, this month.
And I also like that they always give lots of interesting suggestions for articles to read.
We were talking about the month of February recently, and I wanted to share it with you, so I asked them to write us a little summary. These are just general tendencies – it’s not based on astrological signs – it’s just about the ambiance this month.
Horoscopes appeal to my kind of hippie side, which I’ve totally reclaimed. You either like them or you don’t. So for those of you who do, let me know what you think! And tell me your sign too!
I’m a Taurus, Virgo rising :)
February 2015 is the month of whole-heartedness.
It may be the shortest month but, this year, it’s long on existential questions. At the top of the list: Are your masculine and feminine energies in balance? Venus, which rules the feminine principle, will travel in close tandem with Mars, which rules the masculine force. With the cosmic lovers entwined, we’re all being called to “right-size” strength and submission, providing and receiving, tough love and boundless empathy.
This month’s dichotomy is between getting swept up in illusions and taking a cool-headed, objective approach. Mars and Venus are in fantasy-loving Pisces until February 20, which can blur boundaries and cast a rose-colored haze over everything. It doesn’t help that mental Mercury is backward, which can cause confusion in our communications. February 18 brings a rational Aquarius new moon. However, it also launches us into the yarn-spinning year of the weepy Sheep. Pass the tissues—even the most “logical” among us can have a few emotional or ungrounded moments.
But first, there’s Valentine’s Day. The moon will be in adventurous Sagittarius for most of the day, making us fall in love with freedom—and perhaps feel like wriggling out of rigid evening plans. But wait! You’ll wish you didn’t give up your table or hock your tickets to that concert. Single? Avoid the oppressive judgment of heavy-handed people who want to weigh in on your choices (the types that vintage Sex and the City called “smug marrieds”). This day, too, shall pass.
Besides, the freedom to define love on your own terms will soon reign supreme. On February 20, Venus and Mars meet in Aries, the zodiac’s fierce and self-sanctioning first sign. This is the first of 2015’s THREE exact conjunctions between Venus and Mars, and the action could be hot! But autonomous Aries governs self-love above all, and individuality will become the greatest aphrodisiac. As Venus and Mars pull us to pair up and become “one,” Aries demarcates our sovereignty, reminding us that love is sweet, but too much familiarity breeds contempt. The key this month is to retain some mystery with your merging. This planetary paradox begs the question: can we have heart-centered love AND animal attraction with a single person, over a sustained period of time?
One of our favorite TED talks is by Esther Perel. In this lecture, she points out that this is the first time in history where we’ve expected ONE person to fulfill all our needs—from best friend to sexual companion to life partner—when often, those needs draw from completely different motivations.
Another inspiring TED talk is ”Your brain in love” by Helen Fisher, whose research team took MRIs of people in love, and people who had just been dumped. Their findings were fascinating. (Apparently, love can be like a “cocaine high” that you never come down from.)
Watch Esther Perel’s TED talk here:
Watch Helen Fisher’s TED talk here:
So clearly, we’re not going to solve the Great Mystery of Love during the month of amour—if ever. Perhaps the best thing one can do is to keep evolving the dialogue around partnership and love—as an institution and a natural human drive. Now, onward into this brief month we go.
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