February is said to be, "The border between winter and spring". February is also the shortest month of the year, so if you're having a miserable month, try to schedule it for February!
February is of course, the month for Valentine's Day. We've provided special mention of this, in our section below with predictions for your zodiac sign. In addition to this, the 2024 Chinese New Year begins on Saturday, February 10.
The Chinese New Year is also known as, 'The Spring Festival'. It marks the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. This date changes every year, but it usually falls between January 21st and February 20th. 2024 is the, 'Year of Dragon'.
Other noteworthy, although not entirely astrologically relevant dates this month include:
World Interfaith Harmony Week, first week of February.
Optimists' Day, February 1.
International Day of Human Fraternity, February 4.
Valentine's Day, February 14.
National Random Acts of Kindness Day Day, February 17.
Forecast for Your Sign in February
This is a brief explanation of the astrological influences on each zodiac sign this month and a supplement to your full predictions at 'Monthly Horoscopes'.
Aries ♈ (March 21 - April 19): A now direct Jupiter continues to be favourably placed in the friendly zodiac sign of Aries, while a weak Mars occupies the friendly zodiac of, Sagittarius. Your drive will bring progress to your present plans and your willingness to take up challenges will bring unexpected rewards. You may engage in some form of spiritual or philanthropic activity. Around Valentine's Day, Mars will be in Capricorn and the Moon will be in Aries. For Aries, this period will be marked by enthusiasm, emotional assertiveness and a strategic approach to relationships. There may be a desire for both passion and stability, as you may seek a partner who not only ignites your emotions, but also aligns with your long-term ambitions.
Taurus ♉ (April 20 - May 20): Venus will be placed in the sign of Sagittarius. Taurus individuals may seek new intellectual stimulation and a desire to break free of the shackles that bind them. As February progresses. A weak Venus will enter Capricorn around the 14th. Most Taureans may find it challenging to express their affection openly, as you will approach love with a pragmatic mindset, focusing on tangible benefits and long-term security, rather than purely emotional connections.
Gemini ♊ (May 21 - June 20): A weak Mercury will be favourably placed in the sign of Capricorn, conjunct with the Sun. Geminis will display a structured and disciplined way of thinking. Gemini's natural tendency towards light heartedness and curiosity might be tempered by a more businesslike and purposeful tone. They will be inclined to adopt a more patient and persistent approach to achieving their objectives. Around Valentine's Day, Geminis will feel the need for grounding and practicality in love and will appreciate a partner who shares their values and ambitions. They may find it challenging to openly share their emotions, leading to a more restrained approach to the days events.
Cancer ♋ (June 21 - July 22): With the Moon in Libra at the beginning of February, the emphasis will be on the importance of relationships, for Cancer individuals. You will weigh your options carefully before making any important decisions. This month, Cancerians will generally make an effort to maintain peace and harmony in social settings, sometimes at the expense of expressing their true feelings. Valentine's Day will be a period of emotional assertiveness and passion for this sign. Cancerians will by and large display a practical and disciplined approach to the goings-on of the day. They will seek both passion and a solid foundation in their love lives.
Leo ♌ (July 23 - August 22): The Sun will be favourably placed in Capricorn in February. Leos may experience a shift towards practical thinking and a heightened sense of ambition. They may find themselves contemplating their responsibilities and thinking more strategically, planning their moves carefully. Leos may adopt a reserved or inhibited approach to Valentine's Day. Relationships might face hurdles related to self-expression and self-confidence and they may attempt to seek validation or recognition from their partners.
Virgo ♍ (August 23 - September 22): The malefic 'Ketu' continues to be placed in Virgo. At the start of the month, Mercury will be weak, but strengthening. This will induce a sense of pragmatism about the way ahead. Virgos will have longer term plans in mind, but Ketu's presence may prevent tangible results. Come Valentine's Day and Virgos will be mindful of how their thoughts and actions are perceived by others. This may lead to a conscientious effort to maintain a positive and respectable image where romance is involved.
Libra ♎ (September 23 - October 22): The Moon occupies Libra and Venus is placed in Sagittarius, at the beginning of the month. Librans will be socially adept, valuing fairness and cooperation. They will seek to achieve harmony and balance emotionally. Simultaneously, their actions will be characterised by a love for adventure, intellectual stimulation and a desire for freedom in their romantic pursuits. Around the 14th, they will likely have a thoughtful and action oriented approach to their relationships. They will be, open minded and enthusiastic in matters of the heart.
Scorpio ♏ (October 23 - November 21): The presence of Mars in Sagittarius means that a dynamic blend of depth, intensity and a thirst for adventure will exist in your life during the earlier half of the month. You may approach challenges with a determined yet optimistic mindset, seeking growth and expansion. You may experience a heightened interest in philosophical or spiritual pursuits that manifest in a desire to explore different cultures, belief systems or educational opportunities. Scorpios may approach the 14th with a strategic mindset, valuing stability and long-term commitment. They will only be interested in hooking up with a partner of similar values.
Sagittarius ♐ (November 22 - December 21): Jupiter is no longer in-retrograde, while Mars and Venus occupy your sign. You are likely to think and act with enthusiasm, seeking growth, adventure and new experiences. The planetary influences on your sign will fill you with positivity and optimism. You will be inclined towards engaging in personal and intellectual exploration. Sagittarians will approach Valentine's Day with enthusiasm, seeking excitement and embracing new experiences in relationships. They will take the lead and express their affections with vigour and intensity, whilst enjoying the thrill of the occasion.
Capricorn ♑ (December 22 - January 19): The Sun and Mercury occupy this sign, while Saturn continues to be favourably placed in Aquarius. You will experience a blend of practicality, ambition and a forward thinking mindset at the beginning of the month. You will approach all important matters with discipline, responsibility and a consideration for the well-being of others. Around the 14th, a combusted Saturn will be placed with a weak Sun in this sign. Capricorns may struggle with self-expression and may be cautious or reserved in matters of the heart. As a result, a sense of inhibition and doubt may prevail on Valentine's Day.
Aquarius ♒ (January 20 - February 18): Saturn is favourably placed in your sign giving you a sense of discipline. You will be innovative in your thinking and display responsibility in your thoughts and actions. A balance between out-of-the-box thinking and practical implementation will prevail. Saturn's influence will encourage a strategic and methodical approach to both your personal and collective endeavours. Valentine's Day will be a quiet affair in all likelihood, as romance may not be uppermost in your mind at that time.
Pisces ♓ (February 19 - March 20): A strong Jupiter is placed in Aries, while the malefic Rahu occupies the sign of Pisces. February will be a time of initiative and imagination. Pisces individuals may feel inspired to pursue their dreams with a newly found confidence, taking bold steps towards their goals. You may seek to explore unconventional or spiritual avenues, in a search for meaning and growth through experiences that go beyond the ordinary. However, you may need to adopt a grounded approach to decision making and avoid impulsive actions. For Valentine's Day, Pisces individuals are likely to trust their instincts and embrace a somewhat adventurous mindset.
News Updates for February 2024
A round-up of breaking news and the most interesting stories from the world of astrology and esotericism.
CrimeReads is a culture website that covers literature and writing from the crime, mystery and thrillers genre. The have created a list of works of fiction, featuring spiritualists and spritual themes. This ranges from the use of tarot cards and seances to connections to the spirit world. The books that feature are:
The Square of Sevens by, Laura Shepherd-Robinson.
Hazardous Spirits by, Anbara Salam.
The Other Side of Mrs. Wood by, Lucy Barker.
The London Seance Society by, Sarah Penner.
The Fortune Seller, Rachel Kapelke-Dale.
Spitting Gold by, Carmella Lowkis.
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Astrologer, Narayana Montúfar provides a month-by-month breakdown of major astrological events and how these are likely to impact the different signs. Montúfar says, "The year ahead offers the opportunity to get back in touch with your inner power, and the vehicles to get there involve deeply healing your past, embracing freedom and adopting a completely new life philosophy, one that adapts to the challenges of our time."
CNN examines the history, importance and popularity of the famous, 'Waite-Smith' or 'Rider-Waite-Smith' tarot deck that was first published in 1910. The original deck was created by British artist, illustrator and costume designer Pamela Colman Smith and poet and mystic Arthur Waite. Their tarot deck contained a pack of 78 illustrated cards, each depicting specific symbols and characters and originated in Italy during the 15th century.
Johannes Fiebig was editor of the book, 'The Tarot of A.E. Waite and P. Colman Smith: The Story of the World's Most Popular Tarot'. This book features a complete deck of the original cards and a series of contextual essays about the deck's creators. In an interview with CNN Fiebig said, "You as the reader of the cards are invited to come in and have a dialogue with (the card's) image, and so it becomes a mirror."
On January 2, Fox News brought a psychic to their primetime show, to do a tarot card reading for Trump. She pulled a card representing a "sense of loss" for Trump, who hopes to run for the White House once again. Paula Roberts, who describes herself as a "fully-fledged medium", got nothing short of a depressing reading for Trump.
The show hosts, Watters and psychic, Roberts agreed that just one card would be drawn for Trump, after which she flipped over a card showing a dark cloaked figure surrounded by toppled goblets. "Uh oh," Roberts and Watters said in unison.
US news channel, TODAY hosted astrologer Stephanie Campos to share what the astrological signs can expect in 2024. She also shared her 2024 predictions for the 3rd Hour of TODAY co-anchors. One of the anchors confirmed that a prediction that Campos had made about him on an earlier visit to the show, did come true. Sort of.
Tarot reader, Elaine Mok claims that Gen Zs are apparently witnessing the breakdown of ideologies that millennials and previous generations believed in. Mok says, "For instance, neoliberal capitalism or hustle culture. Thus, we are questioning these structures and questioning what our values are in relation and also in differentiation, from the values of our previous generations."
Ally Lewber is a spiritual astrologer and features on BravoTV's reality TV show, Vanderpump Rules. According to her predictions, several signs have a lot to look forward to this year. More specifically, as she put it, "I think the signs that are gonna have the most blessed year, I guess I would say, or maybe just have a little bit of a glow up, a big transformation, I'm gonna give it to Gemini, Taurus, Leo and Virgo."
Lewber further states, "What's crazy is the most notable transit of 2024 happens 10 days before the premiere date of Vanderpump Rules," she revealed. "On January 20, Pluto is re-entering the sign of Aquarius, which is a really big deal."
Cuban psychic Mhoni Vidente has claimed that Al-Nassr superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is bisexual. The psychic also added that Ronaldo will reveal his sexuality in 2024. Mhoni Vidente has a 1.7M following on Instagram and her claim to fame is correctly predicting the January 1, 2024 earthquake that struck Japan.
Of Ronaldo, the psychic said, "He is going to come out of the closet. He is a man who is bisexual, he likes women and men, but he wants to, now that Georgina is pregnant, he wants to tell everyone." As for Ronaldo, the Portugal ace has been dating Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez for nearly eight years now and the couple currently live with their five children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Famous Birthdays this Month
Some famous personalities with birthdays in February are:
Sophie Turner, February 1, 1996
Cristiano Ronaldo, February 5, 1985
Emma Roberts, February 10, 1991
Mia Khalifa, February 10, 1993
Jennifer Aniston, February 11, 1969
Natalie Dormer, February 11, 1982
Abraham Lincoln, February 12, 1809
Galileo Galilei, February 15, 1564
Michael Jordan, February 17, 1963
Paris Hilton, February 17, 1981
Trevor Noah, February 20, 1984
Rihanna, February 20, 1988
Jennifer Love Hewitt, February 21, 1979
George Washington, February 22, 1732
Steve Jobs, February 24, 1955
Elizabeth Taylor, February 27, 1932
Ali Larter, February 28, 1976
These are the most favourable and unfavourable dates this month, according to the prevailing celestial alignments. The good dates are the best of those mentioned for our 'Monthly Lucky Dates' section. This selection is suitable for commencing or undertaking any type of important task, be this of a personal or professional nature. Doing so will multiply your returns and increases the chances of success. The opposite is true of the inauspicious dates.
The Most Auspicious Dates in February
Indian Standard Time (IST) From: February 11, 17:40 to 21:10 (11) IST.
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) From: February 11, 07:10 to 10:40 (11) EDT*.
A 'Tripushkar Yog' will start on the 11th, at the time mentioned and end on the same date.
This is a 'Tripushkar Yog' that occurs on the 2nd day of the waxing moon, during the 'Nakshatra' of 'Purva Bhadrapad'.
The 'Purva Bhadrapad Nakshatra', or constellation is considered to be neutral to auspicious.
February 20 to 21:
Indian Standard Time (IST) From: February 20, 12:13 to 06:00 (21) IST.
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) From: February 20, 01:43 to 19:30 (20) EDT*.
A 'Tripushkar Yog' will start on the 20th, at the time mentioned and end on the 21st.
This occurs on the 12th day of the waxing moon, during the 'Nakshatra' of 'Punarvasu'.
The 'Punarvasu Nakshatra', or constellation is considered to be auspicious.
The Most Inauspicious Dates in February
February 5 to 7:
Indian Standard Time (IST) From: February 5, 07:54 to 06:27 (7) IST.
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) From: February 4, 21:24 to 19:57 (6) EDT*.
Two unfavourable periods, 'Gand Mool' and 'Bhadra' run concurrently from the 9th to the 10th days of the waning moon.
A strong Saturn is strongly placed in its own zodiac sign of Aquarius, at 12° and strengthening. ♄ ♒
It will continue to occupy Aquarius, but will now be combusted and at about 13°. ♄ ♒
Saturn will be at around 15° by the end of February and still combusted in Aquarius. ♄ ♒
The main celestial events for February are:
The February 9 New Moon will be a 'Super Moon', meaning that the Moon will be at its perigee or closest approach to earth.
The Full Moon in February, is referred to by some Native American tribes as the Hunger Moon, Storm Moon or Snow Moon.
The conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter in the zodiac sign of Aries on, February 14, at about 01:30 EST. This is an auspicious alignment known as, a 'Gajkesri Yog'. This signifies a harmonious blend of the Moon's emotional sensitivity and Jupiter's progressive, benevolent and philosophical attributes.
The horoscope charts for Valentine's Day is shown below:
Horoscope chart for Valentine's Day.
What's Coming Up in March?
Some important events that occur during the first month of 2024 are:
The Sun entering Capricorn, which is considered to be a highly auspicious time of the year.
Jupiter will turn direct after a period of retrograde motion.
March will be Capricorn and Aquarius seasons. We'll be looking at what this means for these two Saturn ruled signs.
Planetary Transits for 2024 January's planetary alignments sets up 2024 as another year of Astrological Transition. Expert astrologer Linda Simons describes the important astrological transits of the year.