Astrology Forecast for Feb. 8-22

By Cortney Litwin / Staff Writer

By Cortney Litwin / Staff Writer

The arousing full moon on the 12th sets the stage for a delicious lineup of planets on Valentine’s Day. A threesome involving moon in Virgo, Venus in Capricorn and Jupiter in Scorpio, with a dash of Mars in sensual Taurus mixed in, is a potent recipe for passion. And just so things don’t get too predictable, Mercury merges with unconventional Uranus on the 13th-14th, taking flirting to new heights and inspiring some startling revelations. Mars enters talkative Gemini on the 17th, energizing communications, but the Mars-sun square off on the 18th-19th can be both motivating and irritating. And finally, the sun transiting into Pisces on the 18th heightens imagination and spirituality.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The full moon makes romance sizzle, but it’s your intuition on Valentine’s Day that inspires (or surprises) your sweetie. Just don’t ruin the moment through reckless words or actions between the 14th and 19th.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

With the delightful earth-sign lineup on Valentine’s Day, you’re at your sensual best, so take the lead in love. The full moon energizes your home environment, which may prompt you to throw a fabulous party.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Communications soar during the full moon, and your way with words carries over into Valentine’s Day. Plan a tryst with a homey ambiance, which can quiet nerves and inspire love. Watch sharp words, however, around the 17th.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

A heartfelt expression of appreciation inspires romance on Valentine’s Day, when your moon ruler heightens communications and Venus enhances partnership trysts. On a more practical note, the full moon energizes finances.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The full moon boosts your charisma and creativity, and a thoughtful gift can inspire romance on Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a trip to a spa (or a similar healthy-sensual activity) to rouse romantic vibes.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The full moon illuminates your spiritual side, but it’s all about feelings when moon in Virgo shines her light on Valentine’s Day. Watch out for Uranus, however, which may prompt you to reveal something shocking (or enlightening).

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Friendship activities are energized during the full moon, but a quieter rendezvous is what inspires love on Valentine’s Day. Your Venus ruler says your home may provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic interlude.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Passion percolates on Valentine’s Day, when Venus inspires words of love and the moon encourages talking about mutual ideals and aspirations. Uranus activates your romance sector, which may prompt an eye-opening exchange.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing your values and desire for (or issues about) commitment-an unusually grounded exchange for most archers. The full moon as well emphasizes practicality when she energizes your career.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The full moon energizes intimate connections, a nice prelude to Valentine’s Day, when lunar energies inspire your higher ideals about romance. And Venus in your sign makes sure that the love of a partner or friends surrounds you on V-Day.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The full moon energizes activities with your sweetie, followed by an intimate Valentine’s Day that’s spiritually fulfilling as well as electrifying. Uranus says sparks can fly from enlightening (or irritating) communications.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

A one-on-one tryst is delightful on Valentine’s Day, but Venus in your friendship sector says activities with friends also can be fulfilling. And Uranus gives you a dash of audacity (or brilliance or rashness) with words.