Capricorn: You have been academically focused over the past few weeks, with your second house of finance and security dominating your mindset. However, once the Sun enters Pisces and your third house of communication on Feb. 18, you will feel refreshed and ready to shift your focus back to friendships and relationships. Embrace this sense of relief by planning a fun get-together with some friends for Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13), because this is great time to relax and enjoy your friendships this month.
Activity to try this month: Strap on a pair of snowshoes and embrace the outdoors with your closest pals at the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Nocturnal Snowshoeing at Val Morin on Feb. 11.
Aquarius: With love in the air this February, now is the time for you to focus on the most important type of love: Self-love. With the sun blazing through your sign until Feb. 18, your first house of self will be driving you to put your wants and needs first. As you are one to follow your natural instincts, now is the time to determine your goals for your future, and to follow through on them.
Activity to try this month: Take care of your body while supporting an important cause at McGill Students for Think Pink and Spin Énergie’s event Spin Pink spinning fundraiser on Feb. 19.
Pisces: With Venus and Mars in Aries and your second house of stability and luxury all month, this Valentine's day is sure to be full of champagne and roses for you. Treat yourself to a fancy dinner with a partner or some friends, and make sure to order dessert! Expect something extraordinary that you’ve been dreaming of to come your way this month.
Activity to try this month: Embrace the finer things in life at Je t’aime en chocolat’s chocolate festival from Feb. 10 to 12 in Old Port.
Aries: The sun is in Aquarius until Feb. 18, warming up your eleventh house of networking and collaborations, so be your best social butterfly this month. Use this time to bond with those around you—celebrate Valentine's Day with new friends or a date! Interact with people and get to know someone new, as this is the perfect time to expand your social circle. This is the perfect time to take advantage of networking sessions, which may lead to that internship you’ve been hoping for, and to attend enlightening conferences and panels in your community.
Activity to try this month: Show the world that you truly are a dancing queen and go on a friend’s night out to Mamma Mia on Feb. 17. Also, consider attending the Political Science Students’ Association (PSSA) Midterm Mixer at Thomson House on Feb. 16.
Taurus: As the Sun is marching through Aquarius and your tenth house of ambition and achievement, focus on academics rather than your social life. Career and summer internship opportunities will become prominent in your life, so try to stay focused and motivated this month. Despite all the hard work you’ll be doing, make sure to take breaks and relax.
Activity to try this month: Explore Canada’s history of immigration and multiculturalism by attending the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s (MISC) conference “Canadian Exceptionalism: Are we good, or are we lucky?” on Feb. 9 and 10.
Gemini: As the sun moves into Aquarius and your global ninth house expect travel and communication among diverse groups of people to energize you. This month is all about interacting and getting to know the people in your life better. Focus on growth and expansion; you may find a cause that you are particularly passionate about. Widen your perspective from the daily minutiae of life and consider an impromptu trip out of your usual environment. The moon is also lingering in your fifth house of romance, perhaps setting the stage for a new spark.
Activity to try this month: Grab a friend or a special someone and stir up some fun as Cocoa & Cacao pairs up with the McGill Students' Culinary Society’s (MSCS) for a Valentine’s Workshop on Feb. 7 and 8.
Cancer: It’s time to catch up on your readings and assignments! With energizing Mars in Aries and your tenth house of career all month, there will be no getting in the way of your determination and hard work. Use this academic motivation to ensure you keep your nose in your books during midterm season.
Activity to try this month: Stay focused on school and make sure you lock down the grade you want by seeking advice on an upcoming paper from the McGill Writing Centre during their daily drop-in hours.
Leo: Relationships might feel a little rocky this month because starting Feb. 6, Jupiter will be spinning in retrograde into your third house of communication. Take this time to focus on yourself and get involved in a new activity. If you don’t feel up for socializing, there is no harm in staying in; take this cosmic permission to become closer to your favorite Netflix show.
Activity to try this month: Step outside of your comfort zone and try a new social activity—dress up in your most Hogwart’s appropriate attire and check out The Appreciation Society’s Harry Potter Costume Party on Feb.16.
Virgo: As the Sun has transitioned into your sixth house of health and organization, you will feel energized to get into a routine. Focus on time management and organize your days so that they allow you to accomplish as much as you can. This is the perfect time to begin to figure out a fitness schedule to invigorate you during this winter month. As midterms approach, this newly enlivened routine will aid in your studying.
Activity to try this month: Celebrate the Sun’s influence on your academic life this month by doing some Sun Salutations at McGill Students for Amnesty International AmnestYOGA event on Feb. 7.
Libra: Celebrate Galentine's Day (Feb. 13) this year as the Sun is in Aquarius and your fourth house of friendship. Spend time with all the friends in your life—what else could you need when you have your best friends by your side? May we suggest a wine night?
Activity to try this month: Have a night out with your friends—gal pals and otherwise—and go to the Maroon 5 concert on Feb. 24 or 25 at the Bell Centre.
Scorpio: With the Sun in Aquarius and your domestic zone until Feb. 18, take one of the upcoming weeks to relax and spend some quality time with loved ones. This is a time to reflect as you move forward into the year. Evaluate your relationships and spend necessary time with those close to you, as it has been a busy start to 2017 for you.
Sagittarius: With energizing Mars in Aries heating up your passionate fifth house all month, a close friendship is likely to become romantic. Be your bold, confident self and your crush will not be able to resist your charm. Expect a new love to blossom as the stars align—you never know who it might be!
Activity to try this month: Take the first step and ask your crush out to coffee. PGSS McGill’s Coffee Tasting event on Feb. 24 is the perfect way to begin your new relationship!