Everything you need to know about the Earth opening up and swallowing your planets or the other way around.
Horoscopes by Corina Dross
February begins with a dramatic, tender, passionate and syrupy Full Moon in Leo, heightening our romantic and creative aspirations and offering us all a chance to be a little bit of a diva. Making a few difficult aspects to Mars, Chiron, and Pluto, this Full Moon will also trigger some anxiety (Pluto) about our desires and vulnerabilities (Mars and Chiron). So keep the stakes low for any romantic encounters, in case one or both of you end up reliving old traumas. It is not at all unlikely that your pursuit of loving companionship culminates in both of you curled in a puddle of wounded pride on the elegantly tiled floor of your town’s fanciest restaurant. Go big, but gently.
The less said about this month’s Mercury retrograde, the better. We’ll survive the weirdness and it will be over on the 11th. Meanwhile, on the 18th, the New Moon in Pisces marks the entry of both the Sun and Moon into that sensitive and permeable sign (making a grand total of six astral bodies in Pisces that day!). Expect to get washed away in the collective longing for something blissfully transporting –coupled with blurrier boundaries, heightened sensitivities, and questionable decision making. I’m asking all of you to remember where your keys are and when not to operate heavy machinery, okay?
As always, use these horoscopes wisely as well –taking what you need, rendering the rest into Dadaist poetry, as you see fit. The astro-literate are encouraged to read their Rising Sign first, followed by the Sun and Moon sign. If you need some extra astrological insight and encouragement, you can always shoot me a question or a book a reading at flaxandgold.com.
“Listening is a capacity we hardly know we possess. It is possible to make of the body a sun, which draws sound up like water from a rain puddle. The ears only tell us what we have done, afterwards: but during the listening every cell will incline in that direction, and the entire world will rise into us like glorious, palpable, mist.”