Welcome to February, Libra. You're ruled by romance planet Venus, and that puts you in line for perhaps the most pleasurable Valentine's Day month of all of the star signs. There's just one catch: You have to obsess over yourself as much as you do over crushes, lovers, and best friends. During January, you enjoyed a deepening in your relationships. That is, as long as you made the effort to reach out to others rather than expecting everyone to come to you. Yes, we know that you're very hot, but we also know that in order to get all the attention that you require, you must be the one to text first sometimes.
Despite your sign's association with love, of course, not all Libras love Valentine's Day (or at least that's what you tell yourself). However, as with birthdays, the disappointment that can surround Cupid arises if you have unspoken expectations that aren't met. When the communication planet Mercury moves into your 5th House of Pleasure on Sunday, February 4, your star assignment is to express your needs. Talk to your partner, friends, or both about how you want to celebrate.
Don't forget that Venus is the planet of beauty in addition to love (not to mention money). That means that you get to embrace your ruling planetary body by nourishing your soul through wellness routines. Each lunar phase has distinct associations. A dark new moon, such as the one in eccentric Aquarius on Friday, February 9, is a time for fresh starts and experiences. It's an ideal time to splurge on skin care or get a cute new piercing — anything that makes you feel pretty and cared for.
Mark Saturday, February 10 down in your calendar. It brings the Lunar New Year, which is also the Chinese New Year, ushering in the bold Year of the Dragon. It also serves as a reminder that you can wear sequins, set intentions, and celebrate life at any time. If you're struggling with any New Year's resolutions that you set last month, remember that you're totally allowed to drop them. Consider your recommitment to self-care and wellness that's going on this month your priorities.
Right after Valentine's Day, your darling ruling planet Venus enters your 5th House of Pleasure on Friday, February 16. Remember, you'll need to communicate your desires surrounding how to celebrate with others so that you get what you want. Don't be surprised if it's the weekend after V-day, coinciding with the Venus transit, that is your most romantic and loving time of the month. Many Libras will see increased intimacy within your relationships, often through life-changing sex around this date. But Venus bestows gifts to everyone, not just those dating. Asexual Libras should use this weekend to double down on other forms of pleasure, such as relaxing with snacks and TV, massages, and bold makeup. If you're turned on but not so into dating other humans around this time, consider treating yourself to a buzz-worthy new sex toy.
When the sun moves into Pisces, a poetic water sign, on Sunday, February 18, your task for the next few weeks is continuing to lather on the self-love. Yes, it was important to talk to friends and lovers about how to spend Valentine's Day and to give all that love that you wish to receive. Now, regardless of your relationship status, Pisces season asks you to continue your star assignment from the Aquarius new moon and treat yourself to wellness rituals. When messenger Mercury joins the sun in Pisces on Thursday, February 22, your task is to communicate boundaries. After a month of planning and plotting, you're exhausted and in need of lots of sleep and rest. When the moon completes half a cycle and lights up the sky with a full moon in perfectionist Virgo on Saturday, February 24, be warned that you might feel extra stressed. Just know that this is normal around full moons, and the antidote is relaxation. Set boundaries, remember to pamper yourself, and we'll see you in March.
Important dates in February 2024:
Sunday, February 4: Mercury enters Aquarius
Friday, February 9: New moon in Aquarius
Saturday, February 10: Lunar New Year
Monday, February 12: Mars enters Aquarius
Friday, February 16: Venus enters Aquarius
Sunday, February 18: Sun enters Pisces
Thursday, February 22: Mercury enters Pisces
Saturday, February 24: Full moon in Virgo
To see monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, check out our full list of February 2024 horoscopes.
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