by Mary Stone
Who is Mary Stone?
Originally from the West Country, England, Mary is currently working hard towards achieving her official astrological stamp of approval, which involves many hours of study and sharpening her pencils.Ask Mary your astrology questions
- Aries (21 March – 19 April)
Bigger doesn’t always mean better, so think twice about communicating this message to others at the start of February. With a positive link between Venus and your ruler Mars at the beginning of the month you may find it easier than usual to persuade people that you are right. However, when this favourable aspect passes you could be left a little shamefaced when people see that you have not been as honest as you could have been. Put a plan into action at the end of the month.
- Taurus (20 April - 20th May)
February looks set to be a good month for your love life. With your ruler in earthy Capricorn linking with Mars in your sign you shall begin the month in a positive mood and romance will definitely feature. Not normally a fast mover, but if you initiate something at the start of February and you will see results by Valentine’s Day. Mars moves out of your sign at the end of the month, after a long spell in Taurus, so you will start to feel more relaxed than you have been lately.
- Gemini (21 May -21 June)
You begin February in an idealistic mood as your ruler links with the Sun and dreamy Neptune in Aquarius. Harsh links with Mars and Jupiter at the same time means that others might be less than understanding of your high mindedness. February will continue in a vein of fuzzy vagueness as your ruler moves into Pisces. You will not cope well with bully boy tactics or people who speak their mind this month, so it is best to avoid these types until you are feeling more resilient.
- Cancer (22 June - 22 July)
Money matters will come to a head at the beginning of the month. These will have an impact on quite a few areas in your life and you could start to feel isolated by the strain you are experiencing. Try and approach these issues in a business-like way and avoid the blame game – neither you nor anyone else can be held entirely responsible for problems right now. Get professional advice to help you find a way forward, this will provide you with far more peace of mind than you will get from going to a friend for a shoulder to cry on.
- Leo (23 July - 22 August)
With Saturn in your sign now, and for quite some time to come, it is vital that you take care of yourself. Look after your health by taking lots of vitamins, eating well and exercising. Setbacks and slow progress are common during this period, but significant achievements can also be accomplished with life changing results. You will cope with all of this much better if you treat your body like a temple. If you are struck down with illness or by accident try and remain positive, as this will aid healing. Upbeat companions will help.
- Virgo (23 August - 22 September)
February begins with you taking centre stage for work undertaken selflessly and for the benefit of others. You tend to shy from the spotlight but you should not be so modest – take credit where credit is due. There are a lot of challenges to tackle this month and you may find yourself dealing with strong voices of opposition to your plans. You may find that you have to travel more than you like lately, but this should ease off toward the end of the month. A power struggle may occur late in the month.
- Libra (23 September - 22 October)
You will have a flare for making your home a warm and inviting place despite a modest budget this month. A bit of financial luck may also be coming your way around the 10th. A romantic meal at home surrounded by candles and soft music playing in the background will be the perfect Valentine’s Day treat this year. Whether you are single or attached, this domestic bliss will melt hearts. Follow this up with little acts of kindness and attention that will go a long way toward charming the object of your affections.
- Scorpio (23 October - 21 November)
There is a competitive edge to you at the moment and you will want to challenge others to prove yourself to them. Whether it is work or a personal matter there will be a tendency to bite off more than you can chew this month and/or to make promises you can’t keep simply to make yourself seem impressive. Try and get things into a bit of perspective and use all that bubbling energy to take on something that you really want success in. You can win now but make sure it is what you truly desire.
- Sagittarius (22 November - 21 December)
This is the year when secrets come to the surface - whether this is an easy or difficult process will vary from one month to the next. You must take care of yourself in February in order to stay in a good condition to meet all the challenges that lay ahead. Siblings and/or close neighbours will play a role in your well being this month, maybe through a bit of healthy competitive sport. Just make sure this remains good spirited and doesn’t spill over into other areas of your shared existence.
- Capricorn (22 December - 16 January)
Make sure that your shared financial interests are in order this month. Don’t allow for vagueness in your financial responsibilities either in your own behaviour or others. It will be easier to keep someone else in check, but it takes discipline to ensure your own behaviour is whiter than white. A positive link between your ruler and Mars at the end of the month will give you much more energy generally and there will also be an opportunity to put some plans into action.
- Aquarius (20 January - 18 February)
Your dreams will be vivid and meaningful when the Sun, Mercury and Neptune link up in your sign at the beginning of February. There will also be an ability to articulate your ideals and fantasies to others. This kind of talk may provoke some people and you could find yourself in arguments where you have to defend yourself and your beliefs. A positive link between your ruler Uranus and Jupiter will ensure that you come out of these disputes favourably. Big changes are likely on the 28th when the Sun, Moon and Uranus join up briefly.
- Pisces (19 February - 20 March)
February begins with you feeling deeply in tune with the subtle complexities of life happening around you. You will pick up on ‘vibes’ and have an uncanny way of knowing what others are thinking. Although this may sound like a useful skill to have, people may become wary of you and mistrust this ability of yours. There could be some conflict on the cards and you won’t be in the right frame of mind to defend yourself properly. Life takes an unusual direction on the 28th when the Sun, Moon and Uranus link up in your sign.