February finds the cosmos asking “can’t you just get along?” And some of us will actually be trying to make that happen! Wow, thanks Aquarius season! This month is rooted in collaboration, patience, and a little bit of charm. It is the host of Valentine’s Day, you book-loving lovers.
Speaking of that most commercial and romantic of holidays…some of you are gonna get a bit carried away (I’m looking at you, Sag). So instead of splurging on (or expecting) a gross of roses (look it up, ya’ll), maybe be happy with a book instead? Just a thought… and for some inspiration, we’ve picked one out just for you! Scroll down to find out how you can best get along and get through this quick month that does not want to be rushed.
Days to Watch
- February 3rd: Mercury Enters Pisces. Your thoughts and creative projects will get a touch of daydreaminess as the planet of communication makes its way through this most empathetic of houses.
- February 7th: Venus Enters Aries. You realize Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and turn your flirtations up to 11 in preparation.
- February 9th: Full Moon in Leo. You’ll be feeling super inspired and creative! Write down any ideas you have now. Chances are they’re pretty brilliant.
- February 16th: Mars Enters Capricorn. You may feel the need to control things during this transit…just don’t let that need to be top dog (or cat!) clash with your friendships.
- February 17th: Mercury Retrograde. Mercury retrogrades through Pisces and back into Aquarius from now until March 10th. This might not be the best time to trust your gut…
- February 19th: Sun Enters Pisces. You’re feeling pretty darn compassionate and empathetic as you make your way into Pisces season!
- February 23rd: New Moon in Pisces. A day to retreat and relax as you’re feeling your zen self.
Epic Reads February Horoscopes
March 21 – April 19
Keywords: Collaborate, communicate, motivate
You crushed January while also finding some time to treat yourself, too. Now your mind is sharp as a needle and you’re ready to put it to good use. The universe suggests you don’t go it alone. So partner up in class when given the option. Join a new committee at school. Reach out to a friend you haven’t heard from in awhile. And as you bounce ideas off of others, collaborate on an assignment, or rediscover how cool people in the periphery of your life are, your 💭thoughts and dreams💭 will grow and change into something new and wonderful.
Be willing to be surprised at where the month takes you, Aries!
Book pick: Spellhacker by M. K. England
Reason: When you’re feeling like maybe you’d rather go it alone, jump into this book about four best friends planning a their last heist ever… until it all blows up in their faces.
April 20 – May 20
Keywords: Patient, compassionate, supportive
You trusted your gut in January, and spoke your truth, to boot! We hope that bravery brought you closer to your friends, Taurus. Because now the universe is asking you to be patient with them.
Don’t jump to conclusions or point the finger (even if you know you’re right). Like, maybe your friend borrowed your book and returned it without a cover. Don’t cut her out! Instead, back slowly away and into the closest safe space nearby, where you can unplug and unwind until you’re feeling less ragey.
After all, you could be the next person to mess something up. Wouldn’t you want a little compassion, too? And don’t forget that forgetting the small stuff can help you focus on the big stuff instead.
Book pick: Cloak of Night by Evelyn Skye
Reason: When you’ve sequestered yourself in your room, curl up with the stunning sequel to Circle of Shadows. Sora, Daemon, Fairy, and Broomstick face dangerous obstacles at every turn, but the greatest challenge may be discovering who they truly are and what, if anything, they are capable of.
May 21 – June 20
Keywords: Intellectual, helpful, chatty
You got your priorities in order in January so you could pounce into 2020 with a plan you may actually follow. And you’re going to go ahead and start following it in February! Perhaps “stop procrastinating” has become your goal for this year?
You can expect to be feeling quite 🧠intellectual🧠 this month, Gemini. Digging in deep to whatever catches your fancy, and sharing what you’ve learned to anybody willing to listen. I’m sure your family will enjoy your flurry of words at the dinner table.
The stars just remind you to think before you speak! Being helpful is one thing. Being pedantic is another.
Book pick: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani
Reason: To add a little fantasy into your otherwise intellectual month, check out this thrilling YA retelling of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai that features a girl tasked with saving the world from eternal darkness.
June 21 – July 22
Keywords: Unbalanced, patient, mindful
You were pretty confused about things last month, but used that need for clearer answers as guideposts on an important journey. Now you’re here in February, and feeling… off. You may have gotten the answers you needed in January, but maybe they weren’t the answers you wanted. Now you’re in a 😰slump😰.
So be patient with yourself, and don’t let others take advantage of your out-of-wack energy.
If you lent your friend a favorite book a year ago and they still haven’t returned it, it’s okay to ask for it back in your time of need! Or if you somehow always find yourself the project leader in class, don’t be afraid to take a step back this time around. Do what you need to, and you’ll be back on track in March. We hope.
Book pick: Honor Lost by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
Reason: If you’re in the need for a book binge to escape into a reality that feels less weird, fly through to the third book in an acclaimed trilogy about space renegade Zara Cole and her quest to stop planet-eating monsters spreading terror throughout the universe.
July 23 – August 22
Keywords: Shift, transform, adjust
January saw you spitballing ideas for big plans for a big 2020. February finds you learning to embrace the vision, not the details.
You can plan all you want, but sometimes things don’t work out as you’d expect!
Maybe you thought you’d love that mushroom latte mix you bought with your holiday cash, but realized it’s gross and gave it to your weird aunt who loved you for it. Or maybe you thought you’d have a 🥰date🥰 for Valentine’s Day but it turns out you’ll be celebrating Galentine’s day… with your besties! Or perhaps you were hoping to be team leader for a big project, but are a co-leader instead… leaving more time for you to read that new book you bought! Don’t stress. There are always more opportunities waiting in the wings.
Book pick: Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
Reason: When your plans fall apart around you, here’s a book about a girl who thought she’d found a safe haven from the restless dead that plague this alternative 1880s America…only to realize she’s on a dark path that threatens to consume her.
August 23 – September 22
Keywords: Surprising, spontaneous, impulsive
January kept you busy as a 🐝bee🐝, but you managed to find your way back home to your hive to relax at least a few times. We hope. This month, the stars suggest you plan for… well, they suggest you can plan all you want but you’ll be surprised regardless.
Yeah, that sounds pretty terrible for you Virgo. But maybe a blessing in disguise?
Instead of diligently filling out your agenda, getting ahead of your reading goals, or earmarking certain days for that new meditation app you’ve resolved to try out, maybe, just, maybe, you’ll be completely spontaneous and do something totally amazing, totally out of the blue. Be open to not knowing what the heck is going to happen!
Book pick: Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
Reason: Like Del in Not So Pure and Simple, you may be making plans with a specific goal in mind…only to find out that the universe has something else in store for you. In his case, he volunteered at his church to get closer to a girl. And then found out that he inadvertently signed up for a purity pledge.
September 23 – October 22
Keywords: Charming, adventurous, optimistic
You focused on the big pillars of your life in January, and feel like you’ve got a pretty solid foundation upon which you can now stand. February finds you venturing out into the unknown, ready to take on the big ol’ world with 🤗open arms🤗.
The stars suggest you spread some positive vibes around as you flit from place to place. A smile at a stranger there, a helping hand for your brother there, a dash of charm wherever you go, and bam: February is bound to be a wonderful month. For you and everyone around you. Stay fabulous, Libra!
Book pick: The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
Reason: A pulse-pounding book for your adventurous month, dive into the thrilling conclusion to the Truly Devious series as Steve Bell solves the mystery that has haunted Ellingham Academy for over 75 years.
October 23 – November 21
Keywords: Confused, distracted, illusive
You ran fast but likely didn’t get far in January, Scorpio. And that’s okay! Running on the treadmill doesn’t get you far, either, but it’s still good for you. And now, crazy universe that we live in, February finds you feeling out of control. Fun.
Since your insides will be all a-jumble, turn your energies toward your external world, instead. This would be a great month to volunteer! Stop in at your local animal shelter, shovel your elderly neighbor’s driveway if it 🌨snows🌨, or sort through donations at the nearest food bank. Sometimes helping others is the best way to help yourself.
Book pick: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
Reason: When you don’t know how to help yourself, here’s a story about helping others. Jamie Goldberg is volunteering for his local state senate candidate, going door-to-door with Maya Rehman. As the polls get closer, so do this duo…
November 22 – December 21
Keywords: Romance, charm, fantasy
You were a whirlwind of unfocused energy in January, but still managed to accomplish SO much with the help of a trusty planner or other organizational methods.
February finds you feeling ❣️quite romantic❣️. Perhaps you’ve decided that Valentine’s Day deserves an entire month this year, or you’re making it your mission in life to have a date for your school’s version of a sweetheart’s dance. The stars just suggest you don’t let your heart get carried away. Your mind still has some important things to say, too.
Are you so wrapped up in the fantasy in your head that you’ve lost touch with the reality that’s actually in front of you? Maybe add a few crystals to your backpack to keep you more firmly rooted this month Sag. It can’t hurt, right?
Book pick: The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Reason: A romantic book for your romantic month. When seventeen-year-old Cal’s dad is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocated to Houston. There he meets another “Astrokid” and falls hard and fast.
December 22 – January 19
Keywords: Energetic, efficient, effective
Last month found you looking out upon the horizon of your life, and deciding which direction you needed — not wanted, necessarily — to go. Because sometimes leveling up means making big choices! And because you worked both hard and smart in January, February sees your diligence paying off.
According to 🧪science🧪 multitasking isn’t really a thing, but you may just prove them wrong this month, Cap. You’ll be overflowing with verve, able to tackle your homework, hobbies, and that hula-hoop class you signed up for with minimal stress. The stars just recommend you make the most of this month to set yourself up for a potentially amazing March!
Book pick: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Reason: A thrilling book for your energetic month. Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Amora must conquer a destructive new magic to save Visidia and keep her crown.
January 20 – February 18
Keywords: Kind, patient, warm
You let the universe come up with some pretty spot-on New Year’s resolutions for you. Maybe you haven’t made as much progress as you’d planned to, but you’ve got another 11 months to do that, Aquarius! February finds you resolving to be kinder to the people that matter most in your life, or even just to strangers you think are rude, too.
The ☀️sun☀️ is shining on your sign and you’re feeling the need to shine that light back onto others. So be friendly to the lunch lady, patient with your friends (even if you think they don’t deserve it), and give your mom an extra big hug. It’s nice to be nice, sometimes, right? Happy birthday!
Book pick: Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
Reason: As your warmth and kindness make others feel important, here’s a moving graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how art can save a life to keep you inspired to spread the love all month long.
February 19 – March 20
Keywords: Inspired, transformative, quick
You spent January recharging and protecting your delicate heart. This month you’ll be feeling much more inspired to get out there and do something great. Something so great in fact, it just might change your world.
The stars suggest you stay mindful of how the changes you’re making in your life (new friend, new hobby, new major) affect others. That doesn’t mean DON’T make the change. Just know that others might need more time to adjust than you do, you nimble 🐠fish🐠 you. So as long as you can remain sensitive to others while still staying true to you, we know you’ll swim fast and sure through February and into your birthday month, too.
Book pick: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne
Reason: As you move through February like a catalyst for change, fly through this book about a princess destined for a marriage of convenience. Until the boy who got away becomes the biggest catch of the season.