Star Signs + Strains: February 2019 Horoscopes
This month starts off with Venus entering earthy, stable Capricorn on February 3rd. Venus is not at her best in Capricorn; poor timing during the month of L-O-V-E. However, with Mars moving into Taurus on February 10th, we stand to reap a garden of earthly delights.
The theme for February: Super Freaky.
A new moon in free-spirit Aquarius on February 4th and a full moon in Virgo on February 19th heighten the freaky vibes this month. Masks will be shed and we’ll all feel more empowered to live in the open as our realest realselves.
Add Mercury and daydreamy Pisces to the mix and February is shaping up to be anything but boring. Quirky vibes aside, all the earth energy this month is super supportive so lean into it, astro babes. Expect the unexpected!
There’s a new moon in your sign on February 4th and the energy this match-up creates is hella powerful. It’s time to let go of things that aren’t lighting your inner fire and step into a more authentic life. This could mean telling a bad boss where to shove it, cutting loose a draining relationship, or just getting that edgy haircut you’ve been eyeing.
With Mars and Venus in earth signs this month, your actions should be on the receiving end of some serious physical (and financial) support—as long as those actions are in line with your heart and your integrity.
Go big this month and leave the fear behind. It’s your time, waterbearer!
February Strain: You’ll need just a little boost to spark the match of change this month. A sweet, strong sativa like Candyland will make those big changes a big treat, Aquarian. With parentage derived from Granddaddy Purple and Platinum Cookies, this award-winner promotes a happy, uplifting euphoria and rocks a tasty blend of candy, earth, and citrus.
Mercury enters your sign on February 10th, so expect your words to work magic this month. The month of love naturally resonates with your dreamy, romantic nature, and having this little boost from Mercury should help you express amorous feelings with ease and clarity. Which—let’s face it—isn’t always your strong suit.
With Venus moving into Capricorn on February 3rd and Mars moving into Taurus on February 14th, there’s a good chance your, ahem, steamier fantasies will manifest into feel-good reality. Go wild with those daydreams!
February Strain: Uncork that sexy mojo before the upcoming Valentine’s Day alignment and 2019 may host your lustiest February to date. Take on the month with a creative, happy, and giggly strain like hybrid Snowcap. Rumored to be born of Humboldt Snow and a mystery Haze, it’s no mystery that this is a potent day strain with heavy lemon/citrus notes bred to keep you pepped up.
Your boss vibe is on fire this month when Venus and Mars both transit through earth signs ahead of Valentine’s Day. Normally, earth energy is a challenge for you, but as a risk-taker and action-maker, this little boost from Capricorn and Taurus makes you positively irresistible. And unopposable.
Physical experiences should soar to titillating new heights for you, ram-child. Find someone who likes it a little rough and doesn’t mind you taking the lead.
February Strain: Aries you are burning it up this month. Literally. Pleasure and positivity are yours for the taking if you play your cards right. LA Chocolat is a sexy, indica-leaning hybrid that tastes like chocolate and coffee and promotes a body buzz without brain fuzz. Just where you need to be to push your hidden kinks to new heights.
Mars enters your sign on February 14th, which is perfect timing for your sensual nature to be in high demand. With Venus in fellow earth angel Capricorn, it could be time to take things to the next level with your chosen paramour. At the very least, this month is going to find others swooning over your indulgent and seductive charm.
Surrender to your magic this month and get right in your relationships. If you’ve got needs that aren’t being met or if folks have messy boundaries, take a minute to advocate for yourself. A better sense of being in your body awaits.
February Strain: Opening up and releasing your inner naughty hottie will guarantee a much warmer February. Light on the body and stimulating to the mind, Critical Jack will support the kind of communication, focus, and chill necessary to make this month as steamy as possible. Tasty notes of citrus, wood, and pine make this hybrid a pleasure to intake.
Your ruling planet, Mercury, will be in spacey Pisces for most of the month, so watch your words. Communication can get complicated all too easily, especially when you live in your head and don’t express what’s going on in there in clear and deliberate terms.
The new moon in kindred Aquarius on February 4th is a good time to make a list of ways you can communicate better. Let the focused, taskmaster energy of Virgo at the full moon on February 19th help you implement it. Our advice: Take a breath. Think before you speak. Use your words. Repeat.
February Strain: Wise word choice will lead to the best outcomes this month so try a hybrid that promotes thoughtful reflection and relaxation like Champagne Kush. This strain is best in doses. A light smoke equals a heady buzz; a few more tokes give a heavier body effect. With top notes of lavender and citrus and a long finish of dank skunkiness, this is a great strain to smoke outside.
A new moon in Aquarius on February 4th gives you a boost of courage to take action on dreams you’ve been keeping close to your heart. Trust this energy and step out of your comfort zone.
With Mercury in watery Pisces this month, and Venus and Mars both in stable earth signs, you should be feeling both inspired and nurtured. An earthy Venus and Mars experience also means your stability-loving romantic nature could see some major commitment action this month. You deserve it, water babe.
February Strain: Celebrate all February has to offer you, crabby one, with the ultimate “treat” strain. Birthday Cake isn’t just a clever name. Iced with loads of THC crystals and boasting a palate of sweetness, vanilla, and earth, this relaxing hybrid promotes relaxation and a clear head. The perfect state to unveil those hidden feelings.
Venus enters Capricorn on February 3rd and Mars moves into Taurus on February 14th. This earthy energy could put the brakes on any romantic liaisons that aren’t entered into with the utmost clarity, intention, and respect. If you’re juggling one or more cuties, expect lines to get crossed and things to get murky when Mercury enters space-case Pisces on February 10th.
You won’t be able to get by on your trademark charm and style alone this month. Let the full moon in pragmatic Virgo on February 19th show you how to be direct and decisive and put the work in.
February Strain: Too many kitties to your den, Leo? It’s going to take uplifted focus to make the tough decisions and navigate your more “interesting” choices this month. Double Dream—full of sweetness, berries, and a spicy finish—will make this process as pleasurable as possible. Just the way luxe loving Lions like it.
The full moon in your sign on February 19th, paired with Venus and Mercury in Capricorn and Taurus, respectively, will give you some serious motivation to take stock of the relationships in your life and to only keep those that are in alignment with your truest intentions.
This earth-bomb is going to work wonders for your sense of self-love. Like RuPaul says, “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” It’s a new concept for you, but it’s not frivolous to put yourself first. Give it a whirl and see who shows up. We bet they’re a keeper.
February Strain: Flexibility, focus, and motivation will be key to your personal alignment and self-love. Bred for versatility, Strawberry Diesel is a nuanced strain that relaxes your muscles while creating an energizing, clear-headed sensation to meet your cosmic needs this month. Fast acting with a bold buzz, this is a strain for the more seasoned smoker. But casual consumers can still enjoy its strawberry and diesel sweetness, just toke wisely.
With your ruling planet of Venus moving into contradictory Capricorn on February 3rd, your favorite month of the year and over-the-top romantic expectations could meet some unsexy challenges. Thankfully, Mars moves into kindred Taurus on February 10th and kindles some Valentine’s Day vibes.
Taurus can help you move from fantasy into reality in ways that soften the blow. Breathe through any control issues this month and the full moon on February 19th will have a big payoff for you.
February Strain: You’re at your best smothered in love, luxury, and fulfilling your fantasies. Caramel Candy Kush, a chill, euphoric hybrid, is a strain that checks all these boxes. Its enticing combo of sweetness, vanilla, and coffee is a great companion to the slice of chocolate cake you relish and deserve.
The new moon in Aquarius on February 4th is a great time to embrace your freaky side and drop societal constraints that you’ve been hiding behind. We all know you’re a forest of dark cypresses. Now is the time to bring some of that into the (moon)light.
With Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Taurus this month you can make some real power moves in your romantic relationships. What things do you actually need to be in control of and what are you tired of taking on? Let the full moon in Virgo on February 19th help you suss it out.
February Strain: Let’s be straight (or however you like it, honey), Love Potion #9 is sex weed. It tastes sweet, it smells like roses, and sets your nether regions a-tingle. Find the dispensary closest to your local adult novelty shop and GET YOUR FREAK ON! Swing that stinger, Scorp. The universe compels you.
You’re going to love the support you get from the new moon in freedom-loving Aquarius on February 4th. It’s right on time, bringing extra energy to step into a new project. It’s a project that sets your heart on fire, and it could be a new partnership either romantically or professionally. Maybe even just with yourself.
All the earth energy swirling around this month with Venus in Capricorn, Mars in Taurus, and a full moon in Virgo, is your friend. Get ready to manifest some magic!
February Strain: Archer, you are aflame this month. Whether it’s professional passion or dirty desire or both, it’s yours for the taking. Parents Blue Hawaiian and God Bud cue the cerebral energy and balanced calm of magical strain Sapphire Star, a hybrid that creates a comfortable psychoactive experience conducive for creative and social activities. Expect to feel happiness, hunger, and hottie-hotness in this sweet, lavender, dank smoke.
This month starts off with Venus moving into your sign on February 3rd. After February 10th, Mars moves into fellow earth sign Taurus, bringing stability and practical forward momentum to your relationships. It’s a good time to power-couple-up and consider a joint venture with your sweetie.
The full moon in Virgo on February 19th will add to the abundant energy when you put your resources to laser-focused use. Serious Bey and Jay vibes are coming your way.
February Strain: A strain worthy of Beyoncé (and her husband)? How is that even possible? You’ll need one that’s earthy, sweet, powerful, and uplifting, that smells like a bouquet of expensive flowers and sounds like a song title. Meet Crown Royale, a strong indica derived of Blueberry and Purple Kush. As one Leafly user describes it “This stuff makes you HORRRRRRNY!!! I mean, the wall looks sexy, horny.” You’ve been warned.
Original zodiac illustrations by Kaela Graham for Leafly. IG: @kaelagraham