February 2012 Libra Horoscope

Make it work

You may be pulled between artistic pursuits and more mundane tasks as planets that begin the month in your 5th House of Creativity transition into your 6th House of Employment. On Feb. 3, dreamy Neptune is the first to make the move, but its immediate impact is subtle because it stays in surreal Pisces and your 6th House for the next 13 years.

The proud Leo Full Moon on Feb. 7 shines in your 11th House of Friends and Wishes, enabling you to put your best foot forward in social situations and show off your generous heart. Meanwhile, lovable Venus prompts you to find ways to create peace and harmony in your work environment while she travels through your 6th house until Feb. 8. Venus then dances into uninhibited Aries and your 7th House of Partners, changing the atmosphere completely as you focus on getting along with others, yet her hookup with wild Uranus on Feb. 9 can excite you with the temptation of freedom and spontaneity in relationships.

You notice the shift from inspiration to necessity when Mercury moves into the methodical world of your 6th house on Feb. 13, followed by the Sun on Feb. 19, turning your attention toward your routine tasks and encouraging you to be more practical. Nevertheless, your best ideas may come from daydreams or fantasies, because Mercury and the Sun each connect with intuitive Neptune as they enter Pisces. The introspective Pisces New Moon on Feb. 21 falls in your detail-oriented 6th house, hitting the restart button to your creative process and requiring a more pragmatic approach to your life.

Keep in Mind this Month
You're great at making your environment more attractive; your challenge is to also use your creativity to work smarter and be more efficient.

Key Dates for Libra

Feb. 1: War and Peace
Job-related stress spills over into your relationships when cooperative Venus in your 6th House of Work opposes combative Mars. You are tempted to placate a disgruntled co-worker or partner, yet remember that unexpressed anger can fuel negativity since the warrior planet is retrograde in your 12th House of Secrets. Sparks could also be created by an argument with a lover, but at least the process of making up can be fun.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Feb. 14 - 18: Playing for Keeps
You may be lost in a romantic fantasy on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, when thoughtful Mercury joins wistful Neptune and a rainbow-chasing Jupiter-Chiron sextile raises your hopes even higher. You could enjoy an intensely intimate connection -- but sensual Venus dynamically squares demanding Pluto on Feb. 15, raising uncomfortable feelings of obsession, control and jealousy. However, an intelligent Mercury-Jupiter sextile on Feb. 16 helps you and your partner transform these darker emotions into a clearer understanding of each other. Thankfully, the Sun's trine to deliberate Saturn on Feb. 18 indicates that your persistent efforts toward resolving differences can build a healthy foundation for an enduring relationship.