Now that January is FINALLY over, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach’s in-house astrologer, Lori Bell, lays out the month ahead. Surprise! It's a leap year! But we appreciate the extra day, since her tips and nuggets of wisdom for self-care and harmony include sharing edibles with friends, taking a spa day, and spending less time on our devices. Sounds good to us. February is gonna be cute.
All work and no play makes one tempestuous Aires. February is gifting you a reprieve from the intensity of January, so bask in it! Aries, you've been working so hard, as you'll continue to do throughout 2020. Yeah, it's a grind, but the rewards will be off the charts by the year's end. February kicks off with the luscious planet Venus, which rules love, beauty, and attraction, sauntering into your sign on February 8th. Aries, you can be one of the most selfish signs of the zodiac, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. You instinctively know how to prioritize self-care, which makes you a happier, healthier person. Hit the gym, revamp your clothes, and find time to play. Make people do a double-take when they see you. Your magnetism is at an all-time high. If you're single, be that outlandish flirt. If partnered, relationships are more harmonious now, so soak up the attention. On February 9th, the yearly full moon in Leo lands in your fifth house of play, romance, and creativity. With the addition of Venus in your sign, February is the month to start a hot, new romance. Think of yourself as the new Bachelor or Bachelorette. Upload new pics to your dating apps and start swiping.Things have been so intense in our world. Don't let February pass by without some play. You're going to need it to get through the rest of the year. On February 17th, Mercury goes MIA until next month. Yes, that's happening again in the celestial skies. Mercury is in Pisces, hiding out in your 12th house of retreat. Before or after playtime, make sure you're balancing out with some time alone to reflect. It's only been a month since those resolutions. Revisit and recharge. With Pisces in retrograde, communications can be unclear, and people hyper-sensitive. Expect delays, bumps, and confrontations. Try to roll with them as they happen. Keep an edible gummy in your bag just in case. The message of the month is to replenish, restore, and revive so that you have fuel to face the rest of 2020. Enjoy the reprieve, Aries!
Take a break, Taurus! January was one over the top month with eclipses, impeachment, fires, and the coronavirus. Whew! You, dear Taurus, prefer a calm, peaceful existence. This month, the volume turns down, giving you the steady, rhythmic, slow beat you prefer. Relish in it this month. It is a rare reprieve in 2020. On February 8th, the yearly full moon in Leo activates your 4th house of home and hearth. Cozy up with your loved ones or fur babies. Entertain or chill on the sofa, read, listen to music, and don't move too much. Sometimes, being a sloth is what you need. Mischief-maker Mercury enters Pisces and highlights your 11th house of networking, friends, group ventures, and technology, and goes retrograde on February 16th. During a retrograde period, it is best to complete existing projects, not initiate new ones. The universe gives you the chance for a redo, a revision, and a review. It is a creative and highly imaginative time. While lounging on your sofa, you may just come up with an incredibly creative idea or solve an issue you've been dealing with. Be mindful of miscommunication with friends, though. Hypersensitivity is also an issue, both for you and for them. Go hang out with your tribe; chill out with those who inspire you and share an edible or two. On February 16th, Mars, the planet of drive and your inner warrior, sex, and competitiveness enters into Capricorn, your BFF. Mars shows up every two years, infusing this area of your life with action and energy. You'll be antsy to learn, travel far, and explore new ways of being. Mars will be there for the next six weeks. Taurus, plan a trip -- a literal one or a figurative one. You may be offered a job in another country, or fall in love with someone from another country. You've been at this for the past two years and more. Mars entering the ninth house is igniting another flame to get you moving dear, Taurus. Sometimes, you need dynamite to get you going!
Gemini, buckle up! Mercury, your CEO, enters Pisces on February 4th, activating your 10th house of career and your position in the world. What are your career goals, Gemini? You probably have a zillion! Narrow them down, speak to mentors, and have a long term plan. Whatever they may be, when you're inspired, you are one of the most creative thinkers, Gemini. Mercury will go retrograde in your 10th house of career on February 16th to March 4th. Don't freak, Gemini. Mercury retrograde is an opportunity to complete unfinished projects, check off your to-do lists, and revisit the many ideas you've already shelved. Think of this month as a do-over! Then, apply this energy to your professional life and watch it soar. Mercury is a messenger, so listen up. How are your communication skills? Are you an active listener? Gemini, your cell phone is your second lover. You gaze at it continually, even while speaking with others. Heed my advice; ditch the cell during meetings, and pretend to listen to others also if you're not interested. It is hard to hold your attention. In case you don't get the message, there is a new moon in Pisces on February 23rd, also in your 10th house of career. Plant those seeds for new endeavors. Gemini, your boundless curiosity and clever wit need to be engaged. Please do what you love, or you'll be miserable. I can't wait to see all that you'll create this month. Inspire us, Gemini!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Cancer, how are you holding up? January ushered in a pivotal month of changes. Hopefully, you flourished and thrived, or at least survived! February is the calm after the storm. The month begins with a full moon in Leo, on February 8th, landing in your second house of talents, self-worth, and cash. Are you utilizing all of your incredible skills, dear Cancer? This full moon is asking you to be creative, playful, and showcase your abilities. Don't be shy, Cancer. Show the world how fabulous you are! I will cheer you on. The next day, Mercury, the planet of communication, moves into Pisces -- your soulmate. Your emotions can be readily be expressed, reliving your tender side of love, empathy, and support for others. Note of caution, Mercury goes retrograde on February 16th. It is an opportune time to regroup, recharge, and get creative. Pisces is dreamy, psychic, and intuitive. Your psychic connection is going to be off the charts. February 23rd is the yearly new moon in Pisces, joining Mercury in the ninth house of fun. Learning, traveling, and spirituality is the theme. Can you get off from work? If so, travel to some isolated island to reflect and ponder the world. Take a few edibles with you; we are living in such challenging times. If you can't leave, travel, and learn vicariously. Watch the Gaia channel, or tune in to National Geographic Travel Channel. Or meditate and go on an inward journey. Feel the expansion happen. Bask in this peaceful month, sweet Cancer!
Leo, love yourself this month, without the guilt of ego. On February 9th, the annual full moon in your sign occurs in the first house of self-identity. This is like your Freudian dream. You relish in having the spotlight on you! As the lion of the zodiac, you are like celestial royalty. Embrace your royal status this month! You need to be seen and shine bright! Tap into what truly makes a lion happy. Pamper yourself and take a personal day, Leo. You've got a prescription from your astrologer. Just make it worthwhile. Your warmth, vitality, and theatrical fun is much in demand. Please spread it like sparkle dust; the world needs some serious Leo loving right now. On February 16th, Mercury goes retrograde in Pisces, landing in your 8th house of finance, sex, and intimacy. This Mercury retrograde, take a break, and don't make any significant decisions regarding relationships, money, or investments. Put all on hold. On February 23rd, a new moon in Pisces lands in the same exact place. This moon radiates highly creative, spiritual, and inspiring energy. It's a great opportunity to start a new, DIY project--whether tending to your inner work or to external to do's, Leo. The universe is aligned for you to be your very best self in February. Make me proud.
Virgo, didn't January feel like it lasted for five months? Well, it's finally over and February is asking you to take a pause. The month kicks off with a full moon in Leo on February 9th, activating your 12th house of solitude. Take the weekend off, go hideout in the woods, find a spiritual retreat, or lock yourself in your room. Just be still, dear Virgo. You're always busy doing something, fixing someone, or helping others. Please, enjoy the once-a-year full moon in Leo and find some inner peace. On February 16th, things will shift when your CEO, Mercury, goes MIA. I know this makes you very nervous. That's what herbs, essential oils, CBD, and edibles are for. Mercury will be dwelling in your 7th house of partnerships. When he goes retrograde, it is an ideal time to reflect, review, and revise. You get a second chance to start 2020 fresh. As a quintessential alchemist, dear Virgo, you transform everything and everyone for the better. Pay attention to who or what needs remixing this month. There's certainly a lot of chaos ruling our world. Help quiet it down with your sage advice, kind ear, passion for justice. Be mindful of communication with your partner and loved ones. They do not need to hear your critiques. Sometimes, it's just too much. Not everyone strives for perfection like you do, Virgo. The new moon in Pisces on February 23rd joins Mercury in your seventh house of partnerships. It is a perfect time to chill with your partner, perhaps in silence, like the 12th house. With the addition of Mercury is retrograde, people are super sensitive right now. Maybe let the other person do all of the talking to be safe. Try to enjoy Mercury retrograde this month; you may really grow to like them, Virgo. What's old is new again!
In the mood for love, Libra? Well, the stars say you are. On February 6th, goddess ruler Venus, the planet of love and beauty, activates your house of committed relationships. Open your heart. You are the most charming, gracious, and sensual sign of the zodiac, yet being direct isn't exactly your forte. Let loose and go overboard, as love is in the air and we need as much love to share as possible these days! On February 8th, the yearly full moon in Leo lands in your 11th house of friends, networking, and shared interests. Leo is the place for fun, happiness, and levity. Libra, you've got great friends who make you happy and feel chill. Hang out with them, and maybe one will evolve into a relationship? On a less romantic note, pesky Mercury retrograde begins in Pisces on February 16th. Back up your electronics, expect delays, and prep for communication mishaps. Be careful in communication with coworkers, as everyone is incredibly sensitive. Tears can flow in a second; try some tenderness instead. February is also an ideal time to review and revise your 2020 visions. Feel free to start over; you have my permission, and perhaps more clarity than when you made them on New Year's while drinking Champagne. The new moon on Februay 23rd, also in Pisces, joins Mercury in your 6th house of self-care, work, and the daily grind. Gift yourself a spa day or two. Luxuriate, get a facial, whiten your teeth, take a personal day, or bathe in aromatic salts at home. Pisces offers creative, tender, inspiring energy. Doesn't that sound so inviting? Tap into this inspiration and allow it to fuel self-renewal for what's yet to come in 2020. Be mindful. Be brave. And most of all, be loving, Libra!
Get creative, Scorpio! The month begins with a full moon in
the fiery sign of Leo, illuminating your 10th house of career, image, and
public reputation. Ego could be your middle name when it comes to these areas
of your life. You crave to be seen and spotlighted professionally. There’s no
sidelining a Scorpio. What’s your deepest professional passion? Whatever it may be, February is the time to
take a risk and do what makes you happy. Life is short, and the celestial skies
are ripe with opportunity. Just be mindful of unnecessary drama in your
transformation. Most likely, it will be you, Scorpio, as the instigator. Pesky Mercury goes retrograde once again on February 16. He
is in the dreamy sign of Pisces activating your 5th house of creativity, love
affairs, and kids. Finish those creative projects you’ve been waiting to do.
Spend more time with the kids or your inner kid. Mercury also invites you to
take a pause. Slow it down, Scorpio. You don’t have to return a text,
especially from an ex, or email as soon as it comes in. Note to self, remember why they are an ex. Find time and space for yourself. The new
moon in Pisces is on the 23rd, further highlighting your focus on creativity. This
moon is inspiring, dreamy and spiritual. Tap into its luminous light. Blast your music while you
dance around naked with your lover. Sing, indulge, and let loose,
Scorpio. I want to be you this month. Cheers to fun!
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Sagittarius, Happy Valentines Day! The universe is gifting you an early Valentine: Venus, the planet of love and beauty, slips into your BFF, Aries, illuminating your 5th house of love, romance, and fun. Aries in Venus is bold and daring, so start making those moves. There is no need to be coy. Sag, you're attracted to the fun-loving, passionate, adventurer types, and this is the month to invite them in! Those partnered reignite the passion and have fun! February 9th a full moon in Leo lands in your 9th house of travel, study, and spirituality. You thrive here. Here you will soar. Get out of town for a long weekend, attend a workshop, or fall in love with someone from another country and expand your mind. Your gonna love this full moon! Mercury goes retrograde on February 16th, in the sign of Pisces. He lands in your 4th house of home and family. Your home may need attending to, with broken appliances, WiFi glitches, or the home projects you've been putting off. Mercury retrograde is a time to slow down, review, redo, and revise. The new moon is in Pisces on February 23rd, in your fourth house. The second part of the month is ideal for staying home. Invite your friends and family over to chill out on the sofa, and allow your imagination to take flight. Pisces energy is highly creative, so dream up all the ways to make your home a magical oasis. Here's to romance, travel, and home!
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)
Capricorn, you've had quite the season, how are you holding
up? February is a much-needed rest from the intensity of January. February 9th,
the full moon in Leo highlights your eighth house of sex, intimacy, and
shared resources. The full moon falls over a weekend; I suggest you spend the
weekend between the sheets, ideally with your partner or lover. You
deserve some lovin', Cap. The fortunate ones who genuinely get to know you meet your warm, passionate, generous, and entertaining self. You
have a wonderful self-deprecating sense of humor. Mars, your inner
warrior, moves into your sign on February 16th. So watch out
world! Cap, you are unstoppable now and will assert yourself in
your practical, rational, disciplined, and
efficient manner. Anyone who gets in your way better be prepared. You'll feel more
energetic than you have in some time. Think of all the things you can
accomplish! Mars comes around every two years, so seize the energy and soar! Also,
on February 16, Mercury, the planet of communication,
goes AWOL in the Pisces. Triple check those emails, be extra kind with your words, try
even more tenderness. Now is the time to choose your favorite happy face
emoji in your text messages. The new moon in Pisces on the 23rd, also falls in
Pisces, activating your 3 house of communication, mind, and community.
Commune with the neighbors, even with family. You'll thrive this
Happy Birthday, Aquarius! On February 9th is a full moon in Leo, your opposite and ruler of partnerships -- romantic and professional. Leo offers a place to find more joy, creativity, and love. Seize this full moon with your warrior spirit. Those single, this your month to meet someone, socialize, throw a few birthday parties, attend a political fundraiser, and be just be seen, Aquarius! Keep your eyes and heart open, and don't go to your default aloof mode, please! Those partnered spend this full moon weekend together, maybe for a pre-Valentine's Day or birthday celebration? Break open that the Champagne and celebrate! Just be happy, dear Aquarius. Once again, the planet Mercury is going retrograde in the dreamy sign of Pisces. He lands in your 2nd house of cash flow. Mercury retrograde gives you a second chance to revise and fix past mistakes. It is a convenient time to complete projects, get past due invoices paid, and double-check your statements for erroneous charges. Cash flow may be tight, so put away your credit cards and only spend on your birthday bash or Valentine's Day. The new moon in Pisces on the 23rd is landing in your second house of talents and self-esteem. Pisces is the most creative and imaginative sign of the zodiac. Refine your abilities and be creative about the process, Aquarius, because your unique talents and skills can also inspire financial rewards. Since Mercury is retrograde, it's best to put the cell phone down and look up at the sky. It will do you a world of good. The world needs your unique and brilliant ideas right now. I am counting on you, Aquarius. Cheers to love and your unique talents. We all love you Aquarius.
Happy Valentine's Day, my dreamy Pisces. The full moon in Leo occurs on February 9th, illuminating your 6th house of health, work, and the daily grid. Lucky you Pisces, with Leo ruling your sixth house, it's got to be fun, creative, and joyful. Self-care is the key. Try something new, go surfing, take a cooking class, rescue a pet, and be creative with your work. It is essential to your well being that you have derived joy in this area of your life. Utilize this full moon to give you a blast of lunar love! You can even make cleaning fun, that is an art to itself. February 16th, Mercury is going missing in action, until March 11th. He'll be in your sign of Pisces in your first house of self. You now have the opportunity to re-make your identity! Mercury retrograde is a redo, a pause, and a chance for a second chance. Pisces, embrace this energy and have faith. Since Mercury is out of whack, make sure you are telling the truth because sometimes out of kindness, you tell fibs. Your yearly new moon occurs on the 23rd, landing in the first house of YOU! This wondrous new moon joins the north node, guiding towards the future. You're the visionary, dreamer, and creator of illusion and glamour. Pisces, you make magic happen. The new moon is infusing you with trust and inspiration, so plant some seeds and see what blooms in September. Your kindness and empathy in these trying times gives us hope. Dream large -- we need you!