*2014* Moon Forecast: The Moons of February
By Tara Mideaker
February is the perfect month to plan and strategize. It is the midway point between the new year and the Spring season. You have gotten over the stress of having to make “resolutions” and you intuitively know that it is not time to make drastic change or begin new projects just yet. February is a natural time to contemplate and construct where you want to be and how you are going to get there . The Moons energy throughout February has a nice balance of energy to support you mentally and emotionally and help you prepare to take your next step.
All of the Air signs have a cool, hip vibe to them...you can tell there is always something going on but you can never be entirely sure what that is! The New Moon in Aquarius does not technically fall in the month of February but occurs as the second New Moon of January on the 30th. How unconventional and rebellious - just like Aquarius energy! This energy wants you to leave that comfy, worn couch in your mind and go find something new and exciting. It is time to see what is out there and try new things to see what fits. It is time to stretch your imagination and put your ideals in motion because they are within your grasp. The Aquarian New Moon gives you the opportunity to imagine your best self and set your mind to being that person. Blue Aventurine will allow you to recognize your strengths and set your mind to make anything possible. Aquamarine will free you from lethargy and get you headed in the right direction.
This New Moon will also usher in the Chinese New Year of the Wooden Horse. A Horse year is very energetic with lots of activity, interactions and opportunities. The Horse is a symbol of reaching beyond your potential to achieve even greater success. Carnelian and Hessonite Garnet are great crystals to activate this energy.
The First Quarter Moon on February 6th in Taurus will show you how to use those new ideas and goals that you created at the New Moon. Taurus does not like anything that will threaten its security and comfort so this energy can allow you to visualize the risks involved in your new enterprises and find ways to neutralize them. The Taurus Moon gives you the confidence to know that everything will be exactly as you want it to be – you just need to know what you want. Hematite will let you appreciate the journey and Imperial Topaz encourages your faith that things will only get better.
Last month you might not have felt the effects of a Leo Full Moon since it began in emotional Cancer on January 15th and then moved into Leo. Typically we feel the effects of a Full Moon for 3 days and during that time the energy can shift. This month we see a Leo Full Moon again but Cancer is further beyond its grasp so you could feel the exuberance even more. The good thing is that it is the middle of February when we could all use some excitement. The downside is that the Full Moon falls on February 14th – Valentine’s Day – when expectations and pageantry are already expected. Add the fiery Leo Full Moon to the mix and it could be a combustible event. Be very cautious about any actions taken or feelings expressed right now. Emotions are already running high and it will be very easy to make decisions that you may end up regretting. Mercury is retrograde during this time also so communications are easily misunderstood and everyone’s perceptions are off. Take it easy, let the energy pass and reconsider any thoughts or feelings that come up now at a later date. Rose Quartz will surround you in loving, protective energy. Orange Calcite will keep you smiling.
The Last Quarter occurs on February 22nd and the Moon is in Sagittarius. Use this upbeat and optimistic energy to meditate upon what you began at the New Moon. A Sagittarian Moon is the perfect time to expand your mind and discover creative solutions to moving things forward. You may have to let go of some of those initial ideas in order to continue your journey. Or there may be something present that is blocking your path. Whatever you need to release now is the time to do it because it can be done in a positive & productive manner. Spodumene will enhance your mental review. Use Tanzanite to envision your bright future.
By the time the March New Moon rolls around you can feel refreshed and ready for anything.