Happy February, darling Virgo. Last month, your ruling planet, messenger Mercury, began its first retrograde of the year. Unfortunately, you are more affected by Mercury retrograde than other signs. So you know what to expect — travel delays, communication mishaps, and the return of exes. But, frankly, Virgo, if you can survive 2020, you can survive anything the stars throw at you in 2022.
The month kicks off with a new moon in Aquarius on Tuesday, February 1. As a reminder, new moons are a time of new beginnings, and as this one takes place on the first of the month, it's a great night to set intentions. Also, on Tuesday, February 1, Juno, the "asteroid of marriage," enters detached Aquarius. There's no way to mention this transit without talking about Valentine's Day. Regardless of your relationship status, the pink and red holiday can put a lot of pressure on you, Virgo. With the influence of aloof Aquarius, use the start of the month to prioritize your mental health. Do you want to party hard with cupid this year or would you benefit more from a quiet night in? Reflect on your needs, and then communicate them to partners and friends you'd celebrate with.
On Thursday, February 3, your ruling planet, Mercury, ends its retrograde and goes direct in practical Capricorn. (Phew.) That will make talking about Valentine's Day so much easier, Virgo. Thanks to Ceres, a motherly asteroid associated with health, entering talkative Gemini on Tuesday, February 8; this is the best time of year for you to have discussions about boundaries. You are the healer of the zodiac, Virgo, but also the hermit. You need solo time to feel your best, and let's not forget that you tend to focus on taking care of others more than yourself. Of course, too much isolation can wreak havoc on your mental health — use this time to strike the right balance between alone time and socializing.
Your ruling planet, chatty Mercury, leaves Capricorn and enters humanitarian Aquarius on Monday, February 14, just in time for Valentine's Day. This transit may leave you feeling more skeptical of the commercialization of love than usual, Virgo, but that's an excellent opportunity to express romance in more exciting ways than spending lots of money. If you're single, give yourself permission to masturbate, relax, and, yes, eat candy. (Tip: Even the fanciest treats go on sale once the 15th rolls around.) And if you're in a relationship, why not use the holiday to try a new kink or fantasy?
Your hard work surrounding communication and boundaries begins to pay off when Pisces season starts on Friday, February 18. For the next few weeks, your love life is in for smooth sailing, Virgo. Enjoy the calm. When your personal life is in order, you can better focus on your professional goals.