The Journal's February 2019 horoscopes

Insight for a love-heavy season

A wheel of astrological signs.
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February is when many of us prioritize our love life and re-evaluate our romantic relationships. And as a result, we should all be watching Venus’ cycle very closely.

Venus will be in Sagittarius for the first few days of this month, meaning if you’ve been scared to approach your crush or take your relationship to the next level, now’s the time to make it happen. For the rest of the month—including Valentine’s Day—Venus will be in Capricorn, creating tension and picking fights.

Forget about Feb. 14 as the ultimate day for blossoming romance. Love waits for no one and the sooner and more frequently you acknowledge that, the stronger your relationships become—whether romantically, platonically, and everything else in between.

With that in mind, here’s this month’s horoscope based on the sun placement relative to Kingston and your birthdate.

ARIES (Mar. 21—Apr. 19)

All your relationships have started the same way: you make the first step and take lead. This trait, combined with your knack for making fantasies come true, makes you very attractive. However, be respectful and don’t force your relationships into a label others don’t want.

TAURUS (Apr. 20—May 20)

The physical aspects of a relationship are very important to your security in being loved. You depend on others to read your mind and meet your needs, but strong relationships are only built through trial and error. Being honest about your desires is the best way to grow closer.

GEMINI (May 21—Jun. 21)

While everyone else is looking forward to Valentine’s Day, you don’t know how to feel. You hop from intense attachment to craving solitude with every passing minute. Apply yourself elsewhere and resist the pressure to make grand romantic gestures.

CANCER (Jun. 22—Jul. 22)

Venus in Capricorn may bring you discomfort and even some pain. You often devote yourself to other people, but do you get anything in return? Write yourself a love letter this year and appreciate your own amazing qualities. In the wise words of Ariana Grande, you’ll be “havin’ better discussions.”

LEO (Jul. 23—Aug. 22)

Stop getting fired up over small, insignificant things. What you find embarrassing isn’t universal, so whatever you’ve been obsessing over isn’t worth the emotional toil. Think of all the new blessings you have in your life and overcome that feeling of mediocrity.

VIRGO (Aug. 23—Sept. 22)

This is a rewarding time for you in all the relationships you’ve worked so hard to build and maintain. Remember you’re valued, and your love is so strong and powerful that it brings positive energy to everyone’s lives. Any emotional upset you encounter can be talked out.

LIBRA (Sept. 23—Oct. 22)

Don’t fool yourself into thinking your general likeability means you’re incapable of hurting people. When the emotional goings get tough, you tend to run in the opposite direction. Open your eyes to the pain you’ve cause your loved ones and put down your shield.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23—Nov. 22)

Venus has a powerful force over you. People hopelessly fall for you, and your need to be in control can easily lapse into possessive territory. It’s very difficult for you to let go because you’ve become so dependent, but taking advantage of others isn’t love.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23—Dec. 20)

Even complete strangers notice and adore you. You have a natural ability to build close relationships and capture the admiration of many. Although you usually goof off with your loved ones, you could make more meaningful connections by carefully observing them and checking in.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21—Jan. 19)

You’re inclined to play hard to get. Be honest: it’s because you’re shy. But you’ll regret letting a wonderful person slip away just because you’re holding back. Plan the most romantic evening possible. Take them out to a fancy dinner or make them a homemade gift.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20—Feb. 19)

You have to learn to enjoy the moment. It’s not so much that you’re craving love, but rather you are craving to beloved. You’re constantly wondering if they’re “the one.” But who cares if they’re the one—get out of your head and have fun with romance.

PISCES (Feb. 20—Mar. 20)

You’ve discovered the potential for an amazing love story—now it’s time to balance this out with the other passions in your life. No matter where you go, your warm glow follows. A relationship won’t change that, and it’s against your nature to cherish only one thing.

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