You are basically on vacation, Aquarius. Your future is filled with streamlining strategies for your career. But because the majority of the planets are in the eastern sector of your chart, you should take this month to focus on home and family. You’ll have plenty of time to build your business life in the right direction. In the meantime, grab a nice, crisp unoaked bottle of Macon Chardonnay with its slight lemon notes and floral aromas. Oh, and call your parents.
This is your month! Literally. February is all about you; it’s a chance for inner reflection. Mercury is coming up behind you in your chart and it will set the stage for following your ambitions with an energy boost after the solar eclipse. Good for you! It’s all about independence this month career-wise, and your spiritual journey of self begins now. The future’s so bright you you might want to put on your shades. Speaking of shades, it may be chilly outside, but brighten up your soul with a winter nutmeg and pineapple margarita. That little bit of nutmeg will bring cozy flavors to the sunny pineapple.
With Venus and Mars hand in hand strolling like BFFs through your decan this season of the eclipse, you are in for a fun month, dear Aries. The energy boasted by these planets in February will bring creativity and a burst in ego. It might even bring an intimate relationship into your near future, or a positive change in your personal or professional life. Celebrate your good fortune with a bottle of Pinot Noir from Burgundy. The price is a bit on the higher side, but hey, you’re worth it. The soulful, lush cherry fruit and vibrant currant aromas heightened by buoyant and balanced acidity will keep you on your toes and excite you for what comes next.
You have been hard at work planning something great and for the first half of February, all that hard work will leave you in a state of confusion. All those moving parts! But it’s all good, Taurus; you got this. By the end of the month all the pieces will come into place. You must still have that bottle of mezcal sitting around from last month. Go ahead and pour yourself a dram or two to keep you focused, and make sure you sip it like a whiskey. This Oaxacan nectar means “oven-cooked agave” in the native Nahuatl tongue of Mexico. So enjoy the smokey goodness because, as they say in Oaxaca, “Para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien, también” — “For every ill, mezcal, and for every good as well.”
The twins are singing your praises this month, you pillar of accomplishment, you! February is your month of highly positive career decisions that will benefit you and the ones you love. Get as much done before the solar eclipse at the end of the month. Feel confident in your ability to solve conflicts and reach goals for the greater good and celebrate with a bottle of bubbs. You have some money coming to you this month, so go ahead and splurge that $50 on an affordable non-vintage Champagne and get ready to pop that sparkle and cheers to you!
O.K., dear Cancer: It is time to focus. You have a wonderful year ahead of you, but Mercury is in retrograde and Stubborn Saturn is opposite your decan, which can be a bit draining. Chill Saturn! This makes February a month of maintaining your inner strength through social charisma to help achieve those objectives in your life. Your communication skills will be prominent this month and you will need that certain someone to talk to with logic first and emotions second. Grab a bottle of good bourbon and two rocks glasses and invite a good friend over for some late-night parlor talk to keep things in perspective.
It is time to forge ahead, dear Leo! You have been contemplating a big move in career or personal life and this is your time to take life by the mane. Now is your moment to get out and socialize, bringing your ideas to the world. Venus is in retrograde for you and there are some internal issues you may be dealing with, but in February, you can put those aside for now. Match your bold roar of a personality with a bold, full-bodied red wine to complement your energy. We see a big spicy and structured Malbec in your future. The dark-red fruit and soft acidity bring just the right weight to the palate. Let the gem of Mendoza help you pave the way.
You have a very active year ahead of you, Virgo. You have the right to feel optimistic this month as you focus not on career at large but on working toward next year’s big thing. As you know, you meticulous thing you, baby steps leads to success. Don’t let the details get you down, and live a little; build some frolicking in between your dotted i’s and uncrossed t’s (temporarily, of course). Treat yourself to an old-school dirty martini or two. Yes, it’s not as neat as you would like it, but it does the job, and the cloudy dose of olive brine will do you some good. Live a little.
2017 could be the year in your biography that changes everything for you. You are a social go-getter and your collaborations this year will land you right where you want to be. But stop texting and hear me out. February is the month where you take a step back and take a dip into lake you. Before the year gets crazy, focus on home life this month. Netflix and chill, call your parents on the reg, and have cozy nights with a hot toddy. The warm whiskey and twist of lemon will sooth the soul and help you appreciate what you have before you conquer the world. Add a dose of clove to the mix and you’re golden.
In the words of the great R. Kelly, you “can make it rain every day and every night.” This is going to be a very fruitful year for you, dear Scorpio. Money is coming your way. And with the solar eclipse later this month, a good amount of it, too. But you need to spend this month keeping your ambitions in check. Let February take its natural course and try to go with the flow. It is a good month to invest. Take the plunge and buy yourself a nice, well-aged Barolo. From Piedmont in Italy, Barolo is known as the king of wine and the wine of kings. It can cost a bit more than you would like to usually spend, but by year’s end you will want to celebrate. This regal red wine, with it’s brickish hues and pronounced tannins and acidity, makes way for sophisticated aromas of leather, a whisper of strawberries, and a hint of eucalyptus. When the time is right, so too will be the Barolo.
This year is going to start off a bit shaky, but all will balance out and you will soon turn your dreams into reality. Take solace in short-term goals to get you through February. With Venus hanging out in your decan, you will have a special someone to help you along your path. Show your gratitude to your partner for all of their patience and advice by cooking a nice romantic meal. Maybe some Italian fare, Lady and the Tramp-style, plus an affordable bottle of Chianti. This medium-bodied, rustic red wine will pair perfectly with Italian, what with its gamey fruit and floral aromas mingling with hints of dried earthy herbs. Finish the bottle while lounging by the fire. Or the radiator.
Like Old Blue Eyes said, “I did it my way.” That pretty much sums you up, dear Cappy. This month begins the first steps in your year of transition.The lights are shining bright just up ahead! You can overcome any opposition that faces you and achieve any goal in any way you see fit. You have a good year ahead of you, but your ruling Saturn will test your self-will and a slight reliance on others to help you figure out what you want in life. Keep it simple with Frank Sinatra’s favorite drink, a mix of ice, Jack Daniels, and a douse of water. It warms the inside while keeping you focused while doing it your way.