It's Pisces season! Madame Zeta, our resident astrology expert, is here to guide you through February and align your relationship and personal finance goals with the life you want.
In addition to Zeta’s many down-to-Earth tools, such as the Money Personality Quiz, 6-Week Money Therapy Challenge, and Guide to Combining Finances, check out this guidance from the night sky.
It’s your season, Pisces. That means, feelings, feelings, and more feelings. You miss your friends and family and yet, you only want more space. It’s okay to ask for time in the evenings to read, write in your journal, or just stare out into the stars. Connecting with your partner will be tough this month but fear not, the static will start to clear after Feb. 20. Get your umbrella out, this is a good month to think about your income and all the ways you can save more money for a rainy day.
Woof, Mercury is still in retrograde and you’re feeling it. Everything feels a little fuzzy and simple details (like dropping decimal places in your budgeting spreadsheets or organizing your expenses for tax time) are eluding you. Take a breath and measure twice, cut once, as carpenters say. At the same time, you may be reading too deeply into your partner's texts and communiques. After the 20th, you’ll feel a little more clarity (and less distracted) so take this time to think about what you want this year to look like. What are the love and money New Year’s resolutions that really matter to you? Think on it, no need to stick to everything you swore to do in January.
In the words of Stevie Nicks, early February is a good time to “stand back.” You spent time taking care of yourself last month (which was great!) but now that the high stakes of setting New Year's resolutions for 2021 are behind you, it’s time to zoom out. What the heck do you really want from your partner, anyway? Are you asking too much or maybe, not enough? While you’re thinking about what you really want, you can start thinking about why you feel like you’re in a holding pattern at work. Ready to renegotiate your salary? Consider holding off on pulling the trigger on big money decisions until after the 20th.
You’ve been pondering all the aspects of your relationship and honestly, that’s a good thing. Don’t rush to conclusions, figuring out what you want takes time and effort so don’t be afraid to consult a counselor or trusted friend. After the feel-weirdness of Mercury being in retrograde, you’ll find your stress levels finally starting to wane after Feb. 20. Looking for a good night to schedule your monthly Money Date? Consider scheduling it on Feb. 11 but be sure to approach your love and finances with equal consideration.
After a sleepy January, you may find yourself with bedroom energy to burn. But what do you want to do when you’re actually under the covers? Consider choosing Feb. 11 as a planned date night and give your desires some extra thought and tell your partner exactly what you want to happen to make sparks fly. But wait, there’s more energy bursting from within! Consider using it to deal with some of that pesky debt that’s been harshing your mellow. Inspiration for a side hustle to bring in some extra income may also come to you on Feb. 11, so mark it on your calendar.
February is the time to think about your relationship and how you’ve been talking about your money. If you and your partner have a joint bank account or are juggling expenses, it’s time to clear the decks and figure out what secrets you’ve been keeping or what you’ve been worried about. The sun will move into Pisces on the 18th, so consider scheduling your Money Date that evening and laying your fears out on the table. While you’re baring your soul about your financial fears, don’t be afraid to pull back the covers about things that you wish were going better, romance-wise. Give your partner credit this month for wanting to help you get things accomplished. Love is a team thing, you don’t have to go at everything alone.
You’re stressed out, Virgo! You’ve been working hard at your and trying to be there for everyone in your life. Take your feelings of burnout seriously. Not only will Mercury be in retrograde until the 20th, it’s freakin’ 2021 and these aren’t easy times. Go easy on yourself. Love is the furthest thing from your mind for most of the month and that’s okay. Consider putting the 25th on your calendar as a possible date night and think about what would make it extra special instead of settling for the same old Netflix and pizza (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). Wishing you had more money these days? Feb. 11 is a good day to examine your budget and think of ways to cut out the non-essentials.
Libras love being in love but in February, you’ll be giving (and giving). Your partner, your family, your friends, they’ll all want a piece of your heart. Give it to them but don’t forget to take time to love yourself (not that Libras ever need to be reminded). You’re going to be in charge of scheduling date nights and Money Dates and frankly, getting all the relationship mechanics moving this month. Don’t put money management on hold just because your attention is focused on others. Consider thinking of ways to simplify things. Consider taking a leap and doing what you’ve been putting off, like automating your finances or (gasp) making a will. Clear your plate so you can focus on what you need to do without nagging distractions.
Trusting other people has always been hard for you, Scorpio, we get it. But also, maybe it’s time to be a little vulnerable and let more love in? Don’t abandon a good thing for the next thing (or the nearest thing.) If you’re scheduling a Money Date on Feb. 11, don’t be afraid to let your guard down and talk about what’s really got you worried. Keep the transparency going and consider having some tough money conversations, especially the ones that affect your heart. The end of the month is a good time to think about long-term goals and fears, such as making a will and estate planning. Commit to the future, little Scorpio, you can do it.
You’re busy, your partner is busy, and yet, nothing seems to get done! Texts, emails, and Post-It notes are flying and it’s all work and no play (and no fun). After the 18th, things will settle down, which is nice. But inside of flying off into the next thing, chill out and think about how to get more grounded and in sync with your partner. Financial miscommunication will run rampant this month so get that Money Date on the calendar, ASAP. Compromise and collaboration will come easier to you both on the 20th, making that a great night to figure out who owes what, where that bill went, or what to do with extra money without arguing or playing the blame game.
You’ve got your mind on your money and money is definitely on your mind. You’re taking stock of your salary, your investments, and all the ways you can make your money and savings work for you. This is a good thing, especially as tax season approaches. Why not take this time to focus on what aspects of your job give you pleasure so you can focus on doing more of it, versus the stuff you dislike? Don't let all your money obsessing keep you from taking your partner for granted. Maybe take a little break and plan a vacation (or a staycation) on Feb. 27 with your sweetie to talk about your dreams together.
There will be conflicts in your love life this month, Aquarius. Is it safe to travel to see a relative? Should you or your partner change jobs? All the little details will muck up your decision-making, causing endless frustration. All of this will make you feel nostalgic for simpler times. Maybe you catch yourself looking up old flames on Facebook or daydreaming about the past? It can be hard to look at your finances this month. But are your bills and debts as bad you think they are? It's time to take off the blindfold and crunch the numbers to get some clarity.
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