Cancer Horoscope: February 2013
You dream about a journey to an exotic destination this month as a parade of planets enters imaginative Pisces and your 9th House of Faraway Places. Impulsive Mars leads the pack on February 1, adding a sense of urgency to your plans while giving you the drive to pursue an ambitious aspiration.
On February 5, poetic Mercury enters your 9th House of Faraway Places, inspiring you to think of your future on a grander scale than ever before. However, turning your thoughts into reality may take longer than you expect because Mercury Retrograde begins February 23. Although the details of your itinerary could change dramatically during Mercury's three-week reversal, you are being given extra time to put all the pieces in order.
The Sun's shift into your 9th House of Travel and Higher Education on February 18 is yet another sign to reach beyond your normal boundaries. Your metaphysical horizons grow wider; even if there are no travel plans in your immediate future, enrolling in a new course of study is another way to satisfy the adventurous nature of the 9th House of Faraway Places. On February 25, lovely Venus joins the pod of Pisces planets, turning up the volume on your escapist fantasies.
The intellectual Aquarius New Moon on February 10 activates your 8th House of Intimacy and Transformation, prompting you to weigh the pros and cons of deepening a romance, rather than actually jumping in and doing it. On February 25, the analytical Virgo Full Moon illuminates your 3rd House of Information, but her square to giant Jupiter pressures you to reach farther than ever before. Fortunately, you have the tools to turn your vision into reality as long as you balance faith with reason.
Keep in Mind this Month
Go ahead and follow your bliss -- as long as you're clear about your intentions. Remember, pursuing magical experiences isn't enough; you also must seek meaning.
Key Dates for Cancer
SUPER NOVA DAYS
February 9-12: Slow Down
Saying yes is easy when sassy Mercury and superhero Mars square strident Jupiter on February 9-10. The futuristic Aquarius New Moon on February 10 is another signal to start something new. But you may not be very upbeat as congenial Venus crosses paths with naysaying Saturn on February 11. Sometimes hearing "no" is a blessing in disguise, because practicing self-restraint is helpful in the long run. Fortunately, a realistic Mercury-Saturn trine on February 12 tells you that obstacles will fade if you take your time and methodically apply what you learn.
February 15-16: Don't Back Down
Expect success as enterprising Mars aligns smoothly with unrelenting Pluto and hardworking Saturn. You're wise to gratefully accept a powerful ally's assistance on February 15, when Mars sextiles Pluto in your 7th House of Others. But you must not change horse midrace if you're to reach your goals, even if the going gets rough. Thankfully, Mars trines Saturn in your 5th House of Self-Expression on February 16, supplying you with plenty of determination and endurance, assuring that your actions will have the impact that you desire.