Love rules on Valentine’s Day, but what about the rest of the time? Let the stars guide your moves this month
January 20 – February 18: Passion, action, travel, fertility and new beginnings are set to be prominent themes. Hoping to start a family? Then the Universe is urging you to go full steam ahead. Beyond the regular date nights, level things up with a couple trip or two. How about a relaxing hot spring holiday in the outskirts of Melbourne?
February 19 – March 20: There’s a hint of imbalance and impatience, so the advice is to exercise empathy. Do your interests differ — does your partner prefer planned travel over spontaneous travel? A trip with a mix of both could do the trick.
March 21 – April 19: There’s excitement in the air — be open to new opportunities for love. These experiences are going to feel freeing and healing. Already partnered up? Seek out activities that you and your SO find fulfilling — a salsa dance class, perhaps?
April 20 – May 20: There may have been some ups and downs recently, but there’s an underlying message of compassion that shows that the bond is strong. To emphasize union, opt for “his and hers” trips — golf for him, spa for her? — that allow for cuddle time.
May 21 – June 20: Are you feeling a little removed from the joys of romance? Trust your intuition and remember that you hold the reins. Try putting yourself out there first, as in an art jam session, then up the pace with a solo trip to a cosmopolitan city like Seoul.
June 21 – July 22: Compromise is going to be a theme. You may have a strong commitment in mind, and you can allow it to lift you or leave you stuck. Instead of managing holiday plans, bounce the ball to your partner’s court and see how things go.
July 23 – August 22: Your love life, for some reason, may be leaving you drained. Is the relationship worth fighting for? If it is, there’s a need to reconnect with your partner. Look at ways to relax and talk things out. Long drives and day trips in nature could be the fix.
August 23 – September 22: It’s time to reflect on your most important love relationship. Is it nurturing on both ends? If not, then a period of distance may be key. There’s nothing like higher ground — how about Yangmingshan in Taipei? — for fresh air and clarity.
September 23 – October 22: Do you feel like you’ve been taken for a ride? If so, it’s time to let go of what no longer serves you. You’d do well to ground yourself — maybe via a WWOOF Japan farm exchange? — while getting clarity on how to move things forward.
October 23 – November 21: There’s a nudge from the Universe to pay attention to the bigger picture. Have you overlooked the small things that bring joy to you and your partner? It could be as simple as exploring new places in your city or scheduling weekly movie nights.
November 22 – December 21: You’re asked to embody your innate sass and confidence as you navigate the emotional waters ahead. Fertility could also be a theme. To keep your coupled life of adventure alive, create trip plans and be sure to keep the budgets in check!
December 22 – January 19: There’s a sense of indulgence here (between you and your partner), without too much care for stability. Time to slow things down a little. How about channeling those energies toward a focused but equally calming meditation retreat in Bali?
*For entertainment purposes only — take what resonates! Hop on IG (@sophiaanddirk) for extended versions of these readings.
This article first appeared in the February 2019 issue of Smile magazine.