The month of February 2018 is going to bring an interesting astrological phenomenon, the ‘Black Moon.’ Occurring only once every 20 years, a Black Moon refers to a month that does not have a single full moon. In 2018, there were two full moons in January, the second falling on January 31st, and there will be two full moons in the month of March, with the first falling on March 1st. However, due to the short length of the month of February, it will fall directly between the two.
The energies associated with the Black Moon differ depending on who you ask. Many farmers and gardeners focus on the growth potential brought about by this event, planting crops on the night of the black moon in order to capitalize on their best harvest. However, for others, the black moon carries an incredibly negative energy, even identified as an omen of the end of all life here on Earth.
With such vastly different influences, one has to wonder just how the 2018 Black Moon is going to impact each of us directly. By applying the energy associated with each Zodiac sign, we are able to determine how this energy would interact with the energy from the Black Moon, providing a guideline of what this February will hold.
How will the February 2018 Black Moon impact your life? Find your Zodiac sign and read on:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The heightened energies from the Black Moon very well may cause you to take on far more than you need to this month. Trying to keep up with everything that is currently happening you may feel as though you are always on the go, causing you to feel off balance. Try to be patient with yourself and prioritize your own self-care. You are in control, and there is nothing wrong with stepping back and acknowledging that you have committed to too much.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
For Taurus, the Black Moon will heighten the feelings of love and affection that you are feeling towards everyone in your life, especially your partner. If you are currently in a relationship, you may push it to progress faster than it would naturally. Try to slow down and enjoy the process. If you are single, this can influence you to jump into a relationship with someone who isn’t actually the perfect match simply because you get caught up in the moment. Try not to start something serious without stepping back and seriously looking at the situation.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You have long held onto an idea of what you believe love means for you in your life. Don’t allow yourself to give up on this dream, it is out there! With the intensified feelings of love that you feel during this time, you may fall so hard for the idea of ‘being in love’ that you confuse this for the true love of someone specific. This can cause you to settle for something that is less than what you have been searching for. Try not to jump into anything too quickly.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Highly emotional, you are in love with everything to do with romance. There is nothing you enjoy more than a marathon of the greatest romance movies of all time. You view the world of love and passion with rose-colored glasses, blissfully ignorant to love’s darker side. The Black Moon is going to shatter this happy bubble and introduce you to the fact that love is full of heights AND depths. Try not to allow this to turn you against the idea of true love.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
When you fall in love with someone you fall hard and fast, and this is only going to be intensified during the Black Moon. The problem with this moving so rapidly is that you are often left behind. You can’t truly love another until you learn to love yourself. It is important to step back and prioritize your own self-love, making a commitment to love not only your strengths but also your faults, quirks, and weaknesses. You have an incredible heart, just don’t forget to save room for yourself.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Love is not only about the love for another person, but also the ability to love life itself. This doesn’t just mean loving the best of times and the major moments – like your wedding day, the birth of your child or the day you graduated grad school – but also loving the smaller moments in life. From the sound of a child’s laughter to the taste of a freshly brewed cup of coffee, allow yourself to truly enjoy every moment.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You have always been one to learn through experience, and your love life is no different. The Black Moon is going to provide you with the perfect opportunity to test the waters and experience the highs and lows of love and loss. Don’t be afraid to experience every moment, embracing both the good and the bad, learning from your experiences and improving your understanding of the ins and outs of love, passion, and romance.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Highly passionate about everything you do, and driven to chase after what you want, when you decide what direction you are taking in life there is little that can change your mind. The Black Moon, however, is going to be a time of confusion, as you experience a number of mixed signals in the area of your love life. Frustrated with the fact that there is no clear-cut path, you are unsure of which path you should be taking at this time. Try not to allow frustration to cloud your vision. Instead, watch for patterns and signs that will provide you with the insight that you require.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
While you have an idea of what you hope to find in life, you keep much of this buried deep within. In order to harness the energy of the Black Moon and move forward in this life, you need to start vocalizing these desires. Share your ideas of love and passion with those that are close to you in your life, such as friends and family. Talk about what you want regularly, and you will begin to see it materialize right before your eyes.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Whether you are religious or not, try not to discount the power of prayer. You may not be praying to a specific God but know that the guiding spirits and higher beings in the Universe hear what you are saying. Share with them your fears, concerns, desires, and goals. However, don’t stop there – Not only should you speak to these beings, you also need to listen for their reply. Watch for signs from your guardian spirits, they can only communicate with you if you keep your heart and mind open.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Highly positive and upbeat, you view the world around you in an optimistic and joyful way, however, the influence of the Black Moon may tarnish this view. Don’t allow it to darken your outlook on life. Instead, stay focused on your dreams, goals, and passions, holding onto the hope for the next good thing to come. You live life from celebration to celebration, and the next good thing to come your way is just around the corner!
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You’ve established some clear paths in your life and made significant commitments to where you are going at this time. However, the influence of the Black Moon may cause your heart to stray, losing touch with the focus you once had on where you were going. Don’t shut this down or deny yourself the experience. Instead, indulge a little… travel, try new things and explore. You will be a stronger person from all that you will learn in this life.