February 2023 Forecast and First Quarter North Node Horoscopes


First Quarter 2023 features many major astro events, but February allows us to catch our breath. On the other hand, with all planets moving direct, we might also find things that began long ago finally move forward. We’ll experience extra dreamy Venus/Neptune energy for Valentine’s Day. If this month feels a little–boring–count your blessings. It’s a great time for creative inspiration with all that Aquarius and Pisces energy. Big pictures, unconditional compassion, Highest Good of All. Use the downtime to prepare for March, which features several heavyweights changing signs. Get your proverbial ducks in a row.

February 4 Venus in Pisces square Mars in Gemini. This transit offers a mixed bag, depending on the quality of your relationships. Sexuality, sensuality, banter and flirtation amplify whatever dynamic already exists–negative or positive. Frustration could peak, or you might feel thrilled by passion and the physical expression of love and desire. If a relationship is already tense, wait a couple days before playing the blame game. Put that energy towards creative projects instead of fights.

February 5 Full Moon in Leo at 1:28 p.m. Eastern. This Full Moon features fewer aspects than recent ones, but it does square Uranus in Taurus. The square puts us to work integrating the urge to shine for ourselves vs. a need for group cooperation. Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon point is: (LEO 17°): A VOLUNTEER CHURCH CHOIR SINGING RELIGIOUS HYMNS. KEYNOTE: The feeling of togetherness which unites men and women in their dedication to a collective ideal.The symbol expresses the idealized aspect of TOGETHERNESS. How can you maintain your own integrity within community?

February 10 Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Moving Direct again, the Messenger joins the God of the Underworld for some deep informational dives. This is a good day for research, intimate conversations and trying to understand power structures and manipulation. Pay attention to archetypal dreams and characters in waking life. What symbols do you see, and what do they reveal about occult agendas and the power of your subconscious mind? Mercury is also a psychopomp, with free passage to and from the hidden realms. Today’s energy supports soul work and shamanic journeys.

February 11 Mercury enters Aquarius. One day after a tête-à-tête with Pluto, the Messenger moves into zany, innovative and electronic Aquarius. Online activity ramps up, as do calls for brotherly love and group understanding.

February 15 Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This extremely romantic energy will already be felt on Valentine’s Day but goes most exact today. In addition to the highest forms of love, this conjunction favors music, poetry and all creative arts. Allow beauty to wash over and through you. As Bob Marley sang, “One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel all right.”

February 16 Sun conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. Soaring romance of the past few days moves into the spotlight of realism. Saturn gets a bum rap, but he’s also the builder who will move on from Aquarius early next month. Use this day to highlight upgrades that would make life more integrated and efficient. Hard work brings rewards, so put your nose to the grindstone, at least for today. Get out your to do list, and address one task you’ve put off for far too long. Time to take responsibility for who you are and why you came here.

February 18 Sun enters Pisces. We move into the final month of the astrological year, shining a light on all things dreamy, romantic and lovely. Addictive behaviors arise, but so will insights regarding the desire to check out. Everyone needs some downtime and fantasy. Just don’t go overboard. The shadow side of Pisces brings confusion, illusion and delusion, but Pisces also enhances your imagination. The energies support art, fashion, makeovers, spirituality, and cultivating unconditional compassion. This is the perfect month to “act as if.”

February 20 New Moon in Pisces at 2:06 a.m. Eastern. Less than an hour later, Venus enters Aries. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is (PISCES 2°): A SQUIRREL HIDING FROM HUNTERS.The need for SELF-PROTECTION and caution is ever present. We normally think of Pisces as a sign of blurred boundaries and expansion, but today’s energies focus more on self than others. Venus rules Libra, the opposite of Aries, so even the Love Goddess pulls more into herself than partnering with anyone else. You can think of this New Moon as a form of “Put on your own oxygen mask first.” The negative side of Pisces invokes the martyr archetype, which goes beyond unconditional compassion into the realm of self-destructive sacrifice. In order to support people outside ourselves, we must first manage our own energy and resources.

February 22 Mercury in Aquarius trine Mars in Gemini. The information war heats up, with unusual methods of dissemination. Online messaging and revelations support action, negotiation, and rapid moves that serve the greater good. Tolerance increases and allows for wider understanding and cooperation.

How February’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This quarterly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.     

You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. If you’re right on the cusp, consider both possibilities or book a reading for more clarity.


ARIES NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2023 is good to Aries North Node natives! In January both Venus and Mars make supportive sextiles to Aries. Explore your passions and take action, especially from January 12 onward. Expansive, optimistic Jupiter–the Great Benefic–moves through Aries for this entire quarter. In March, Jupiter conjuncts Venus, Chiron and Mercury in Aries, adding blessings in relationships, healing, communication and big picture goals. Some of this quarter involves careful planning for your next twelve-year cycle. Dream big and have courage to make bold moves when opportunities arise. Keep your eyes, mind and heart open for miracles. Forge ahead. This is not an ordinary quarter.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: Continue to focus on liberation, as Uranus and the North Node make their way through Taurus. On March 16, Venus enters her home sign, bringing extra blessings, beauty and self esteem. You’ll experience productive friction from planets squaring your nodal axis from Aquarius. Challenges do not mean you’re off path. They nudge you to course correct in order to experience new levels of abundance and security. Taurus prefers not to change, but your sign continues to receive activations that demand adjustment. PTSD from Scorpio South Node memories could trigger fight or flight. If so, pause. Breathe deeply, step back from the situation and ask, “How am I already on higher ground?” Instead of telling everyone your answers, let these marinate and percolate behind the scenes. Once affirmations become habits, you can safely reveal your shifts even if others disapprove.

GEMINI NORTH NODE: As we move through Aquarius Season, any planet from Aquarius offers a supportive trine to Gemini. Anything from Aries offers a supportive (but more subtle) sextile to Gemini. This means Gemini North Node natives will also benefit from Jupiter moving through Aries until May 17. You’ll receive empowering, expansive energy for relationships, healing, and communication. If you’ve felt stuck, things should shift once Mars stations Direct in Gemini on January 12. From then through March 23, the God of Action and Willpower supercharges your sign. On March 25, Pluto begins to trine Gemini from Aquarius. Open your mind to possibilities of sudden action after a long pause. This quarter has an “awakening from the nightmare” feel to it, as well as rewards for patience and hard work. Saturn’s move into Pisces urges you to find a new spiritual foundation and structure for your life.

CANCER NORTH NODE: The January 6th Full Moon highlights your North Node sign, bringing a powerful reset to 2023. Whether through ritual or a quiet moonlit walk, really use this date to tune into your highest potential. The Moon rules Cancer, and this is one of the most powerful Full Moon’s all year. This quarter brings lovely energy from fellow Water sign Pisces, starting with Venus on January 26. The Sun follows in mid-February, with Mercury and Saturn joining in March. These soft trines to your North Node offer a chance to upgrade relationships, commitments and your all important home base. Mars enters your sign on March 25, activating destiny level change. With the God of Action moving through your sign, you’ll feel more energized and able to utilize emotions as fuel. After the slog of the last few years, First Quarter 2023 offers a chance to ground and revitalize yourself in something new.

LEO NORTH NODE: Aquarius Season urges retrospection and release for Leo North Node natives. Your Aquarius South Node gets a workout, especially in January. If old relationships, patterns or issues arise, recognize these as the completion of a cycle. You’re not backsliding. The Universe just wants to know, “Are you sure you want to leave all this behind?!” If “this” involves codependency, peer pressure and being a wallflower, then your soul says, “Yes! I’m ready to move beyond the old restrictions.” Cosmic Taskmaster Saturn has made his way through Aquarius since December 2020. That changes on March 7 when Saturn enters Pisces. You can sigh with relief having made it through another 28-year long sorting process. When deciding what stays or goes, pay attention to whatever makes your heart sing. Fame and fortune want to find you. The secret is dropping into your heart instead of your head. You matter.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: Pisces Season triggers your South Node, bringing old addictions, illusions and delusions home to roost. You might want to zone out, but discipline will serve you well. The March 7 Full Moon in Virgo offers a chance to get back on track if your New Year’s Resolutions petered out. That same day, Saturn enters your South Node sign. If you haven’t released that which no longer serves, Saturn will make his list, check it ten times and make sure you have a copy. Resisting this process slows your momentum. Embracing the need to create new habits brings balance and meaning to your life. Things that seem far away just need you to show up. Take a single step, and then another. Calendars, lists, and habits take you further than you can imagine. Yes, you’re a powerful daydreamer, but your soul wants you to be here now. Take those visions and give them tangible form. You have so much to offer this world!

LIBRA NORTH NODE: A feeling of destiny pervades this quarter. Anything in Aquarius or Gemini supports your nodal axis–helping you to release old patterns and step into why you came here. When Mars stations Direct in Gemini on January 12 and Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23, fellow Air Sign Libra gets a cosmic “go ahead.” These changing times offer great opportunities, but Libra North Node natives need to consider others, as well as their own needs. Take time to assess situations before charging full speed ahead. Jupiter moves through your South Node sign for this entire quarter. He’s big and bold, but his presence could also attract old things you’re meant to move beyond. If something seems too tempting or too good to be true, ask yourself, “Is this a test?” Pay attention to your first thought, and also discuss options with loved ones before making irrevocable decisions. It’s not all about you!

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Anything in Aquarius squares/challenges your nodal axis, while anything moving through Pisces offers support. In other words, First Quarter 2023 is a mixed bag for Scorpio North Node natives. Overall, the energy says, “Go with the flow.” Dreams, love, mystical moments and a return to innocence. Your Taurus South Node wants to prepare for all “real world” contingencies, but your true preparedness occurs on the emotional level. Cultivate kindness to yourself, especially when dealing with feelings of shame, vulnerability and inadequacy. You don’t need to hold it all together. Change benefits your sign in major ways. You might go kicking and screaming to that change, but you don’t need to resist. If you wait for it in a calm, loving way, you’re more likely to “pull a phoenix” and rise from your own perceived ashes. Pay attention to your intuition, which guides you well. This could be a good time–as long as you make peace with change.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Mars travels through almost all of Gemini during First Quarter 2023. Your South Node sign gets activated, and this could bring old relationships, opportunities and patterns back into your life. Some of these events could bring blessings, so don’t dismiss them outright. Do tap into your intuition and trust your gut. You have a strong sense of what does and doesn’t work for you. Pay attention and act accordingly. Aquarius Season treats you well with supportive sextiles as the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn move through that sign. You can dramatically improve your relationships during this time. Anything in Pisces squares your nodal axis, so pay attention to friction that arises from late January through Equinox. Challenges and irritation can lead to good things. If you run into closed doors, take a step back and search for other, more appropriate doors. Your Guardian Angels want to assist. “If not this, then something better” is extra true for you this quarter.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: This is an active and surprisingly intense quarter for Capricorn North Node natives. The January 6 Full Moon in Cancer encourages you to take the best of the old and refashion it into something more on path for you. Commit to living your full potential. Mars in Gemini quincunxes Capricorn throughout this quarter, and this aspect brings a nagging, creative, highly charged feeling. The quincunx aspect is fleeting, but if you feel it, pay attention! You’ll find opportunities to renegotiate tricky issues. This redo/review energy gets amplified by Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn until January 18. The Messenger remains in Capricorn until February 11, bringing extra insights about your life path. The big news for you is that on March 23, Pluto leaves your North Node sign for the first time since 2008. Pluto’s a heavyweight, and Cappy’s have felt his death and rebirth energy more than most. He’ll return to Capricorn in June, but this shift in March feels celebratory.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: It’s your quarter! The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn move through Aquarius this quarter, activating your North Node in a variety of ways. Pay attention to events that feel uncanny and orchestrated. They probably are. Destiny level shifts are on offer, and you’d be wise to take them. On March 23, 2023, Pluto enters Aquarius for the first time since 1797. He’ll return to Capricorn in June and won’t re-enter Aquarius until January 2024. Except for retrogrades and previews, Pluto will remain in Aquarius until 2044. This initial breakthrough on March 23 could rock your world. Or not. It depends on the exact degree of your North Node, but the sudden shift of this heavyweight into Aquarius affects your sign more than most. Identify areas of life that feel expansive, liberating and revolutionary, and release whatever stands in the way of that. Pluto promises rebirth and renewal, too. Anything not on path for you goes bye-bye. Let it go. Alchemy awaits.

PISCES NORTH NODE: Hello, Dreamer, it’s your Season! From late January through Equinox, your North Node receives mystical inspiration, creativity and romance. Mars moving through Gemini squares your nodal axis, and this friction can slow things down. Don’t despair, action will happen. Think of two sticks rubbing together to create a fire. It’s slower than a lighter, but, yes, fire appears. Allow yourself to daydream and know that “delay leads to delight.” Practical solutions to problems arrive by dreams, synchronicity, and intuition. These will work better for you than logic. When faced with an either/or decision, go with the pie in the sky. You’ll still need to show up. Sometimes you need to fill out forms, take supplements, exercise and meditate, but do these in service of something larger and more mysterious. The Great Mystery surrounds and moves through you. That will lead you where you need to go. Saturn travels Pisces from March 7, 2023-February 2026. He’ll make sure you do your inner work and commit to growth.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:

    Apologies if this goes out twice! I posted it, and somehow WordPress is hiding the post, so this will bring it back up. I hope! (Just when I thought my energy wasn’t affecting electronics anymore ………)

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  2. Posted by seattle72 on January 25, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    As always, thank you so much for your navigation notes!

    Also… Why *that* Sabian Symbol for my 51st birthday? Who hunts cute little innocent squirrels anyway? 😸 Just kidding, but gosh!

    Today I was gently reminded of the practice of radical acceptance for old irritations/ruminations kicking about. That and giving myself permission to be “unbothered” by the actions/choices of others, even when they directly impact me. Boundaries? Yes, but no spinning wheels on past issues that are said and done. Shedding old skins really do bring on the “are you sure??” question from the Universe. It’s important to be mindful of mental and emotional hygiene. 🦋 My Spirit Team has been busy today! 🌟

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  3. Aha! It published it on January 25, 2022. Most curious.

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    • Posted by seattle72 on January 26, 2023 at 12:10 am

      You’re second attempt (the “Apologies…” one) had an email timestamp of 3:33 for me. 😃

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      • Well, then it’s all good! This was either a major WP glitch, or somehow because I actually wrote this post back in early December 2022, when I scheduled it to publish in January it backdated it to the earlier year. Not sure why it would even have that as an option! In any case, it’s up … and if someone scrolls chronologically through my blog, they’ll see I was REALLY thinking ahead a year ago. 😉

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  4. Wow, so many deep and exciting things I feel are going to surface, in both our inner and outer-world.. I am certainly buckling up for March, I have been given so many heads-up towards March and the Mad March Hare comes to mind as I write this… 😉
    I have bookmarked your page in my browser Laura, so I can delve back into the dates..
    Thank You so much for all the work you have put into this …
    Sending Love and Gratitude ❤

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