The theme for February is sageness defined as:
- Skill in perceiving, discriminating, or judging: acumen, astuteness, clear-sightedness, discernment, discrimination, eye, keenness, nose, penetration, perceptiveness, percipience, percipiency, perspicacity, sagacity, shrewdness, wit.
- Deep, thorough, or mature understanding: insight, profundity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sapience, wisdom.
In January, we reflected on and consolidated our values, relationship goals, desires, resources and investments (material and immaterial). As of the third of February, once Mercury changes direction, we’ll have all planets in direct motion and an ongoing stellium in Capricorn to navigate. Status and achievement may vie for our attention, but it’s the deeper wisdom that satiates the soul. The first two weeks of the month have the potential to widen and shift the angle of our lens. Taking the bird’s eye view can illuminate the ways in which we’re stuck.
The solutions we’re seeking begin with a mindset. As they say, we cannot solve a problem at the same level of consciousness that created it. Such head banging will only intensify the frustration. What happens when we approach the same issue through soul-centered eyes? What is the underlying truth and meaning here, beyond the material plane? If Earth is a school, what’s the syllabus?
Our physical world aspirations are perfect containers for our soul’s evolution. As we advance towards our goals, we’re confronted with various lessons that test our intention and integrity. The more we align with our soul’s code, the more awareness we have regarding these lessons.
From a spiritual perspective, it’s less about “passing” such learnings and more about integration. We aren’t punished or rewarded. We’re simply made aware of the material, the meat of the issue, again and again until it’s metabolized. We have free will. We have a choice. And we have feedback, from ourselves, from others, from our world. Capricorn governs this dance, the karmic boomerang. And although it can feel like a burden, living at this conscious level of personal responsibility and accountability actually sets us free. It’s not that we’re meant to live without hurdles or setbacks. It’s that we’re meant to build the grit and resilience to trust ourselves to navigate them.
New Moon in Aquarius, February 1st, 12:46 am EST
This New Moon is a jolt to the system. It’s an awakening, furthering 2021’s themes of liberation. Whatever is holding us back is the key to setting us free. A subtle perceptual shift can alter our whole experience. A potent lunation to activate our innersight and vision.
Full Moon in Leo, February 16th, 11:57 pm EST
This Full Moon brings some warmth and creativity into our lives. Play connects us with our inner children (and children), reminding us of the power of self-expression and the art of entertainment. What blocks are we feeling in our solar plexus and heart chakras? In what ways do we deny ourselves joy?
Danielle Beinstein is a psychological and intuitive astrologer based in Nashville. She currently offers one-on-one sessions as well as her monthly online membership and courses program, The Cosmic Compass. You can find more on both offerings at daniellebeinstein.com, and for more regular astrological musings, make sure to follow her on Instagram.