Your February 2022 Sex and Love Horoscope

With two retrogrades in the rearview, February's set to be a majorly romantic month for basically every sign.

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If your love life has felt stagnant for the past month and a half, rest assured that there's more than just the winter doldrums to blame.

From December 19 to January 29, Venus, the planet of love, was retrograde in industrious cardinal earth sign Capricorn, requiring us to do internal work on relationships, self-love, pleasure, and beauty. But leave it to the month that hosts Valentine's Day to bring a whole new vibe, courtesy of Venus moving forward. Not to mention that Mercury's retrograde wraps up on February 3, bolstering communication after a three-week confusion fest.

It also won't hurt that action-oriented Mars, the planet of sex, continues to move through bossy Capricorn until March 5, potentially inspiring more experimentation with Saturnian BDSM and power play. (P.S. Here are the best sex positions for every zodiac sign.)

And with both Venus and Mars traveling through Cap, they meet up on February 16, marking one of the steamiest days of the year in which you'll be better able to tune into and act on your desires. The same day, a full moon in sexy fixed fire sign Leo will inspire you to embrace bold self-expression and say exactly how you feel, which can be truly empowering.

And while the confident sun moves through romantic mutable water sign Pisces from February 18 to March 20, we'll all feel a bit dreamier and apt to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to matters of the heart.

Want to know more about how February's astrological highlights will affect your sex life? Read on for your sign's February 2022 sex horoscope. Pro tip: Be sure to read your rising sign/ascendant, aka your social personality, as well as your sun sign. You can find your ascendant with this online rising sign calculator or by getting a natal chart reading to find out. (Also read your sex and love horoscope for 2022 to see what's in store for you in the whole year ahead.)

Every Sign's Sex & Love Horoscope for February 2022


Aries (March 21–April 19)

The sexiest moment of all of February could very well come for you right around V-Day — possibly even a bit after — when the full moon hits your fifth house of romance, firing up your self-expression and desire to break free of mundane, snoozefest-y responsibilities and routines. You'll want to be spontaneous and have fun, whether that means diving into a creative project with your S.O. or hitting it off with someone new during an outdoor HIIT workout class. The same day, romantic Venus and sexy Mars pair up in your tenth house of public image, so it's possible desires you have around your relationship status and how you're perceived by others may be fulfilled now too. Might be a smart time to become IG official or to switch up your app profile to best reflect what you want. (


Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Sweet Venus, your ruler, is finally moving forward through your ninth house of adventure, for the first time since mid-December, which should feel like a true relief. You can finally begin to take leaps of faith — like asking that potential partner out on a date or proposing a long-distance trip with your sweetheart — that you might have found more challenging to do over the last few weeks. And when Venus joins forces with action-oriented Mars there on February 16, you'll really feel compelled to move the ball forward — and you have a super-high chance of seeing your wishes fulfilled. And while the confident sun moves through your eleventh house of networking from February 18 to March 20, you might find it's easier to plan fun-loving group dates or meet someone intriguing through your friends.


Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Once your ruler, messenger Mercury moves forward in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from February 3 to 14, you can breathe a sigh of relief that any past hookup ghosts who resurrected themselves over the past several weeks can now be left squarely in the past. But hold tight to any realizations that you had as a result of your emotional past, because they could serve you as you kick off your next chapter of self-exploration. That could arrive on February 16 when Venus, the planet of love, and Mars, the planet of sex, pair up in your eighth house, helping you key into what you want most out of your closest bond — current or ideal — and take bold steps to making it a reality. (Want more? Here's how to decode zodiac sign compatibility.)


Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A slew of planets — Venus, Mercury, Mars — have been lighting up your seventh house of partnership for several weeks now, thanks to retrograde season, and this month, they'll all finally be moving forward, giving you the green light to make progress toward big one-on-one goals. Messenger Mercury ends its retrograde there on February 3, facilitating smoother communication when sharing what's in your heart until the 14th. Then, from V-Day to March 9, it'll be in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, cranking up your desire to be more vulnerable with your S.O. or a potential partner. And circle February 16, because that's the day sweet Venus and go-getter Mars cozy up in your seventh house. If you're single, re-investing in swiping could turn up surprisingly positive results, and if you're attached, talking about what you want your future to look like will result in sexy fireworks. (


Leo (July 23-August 22)

Annually, Aquarius season throws the spotlight on your one-on-one connections, thanks to the confident sun, your ruler, moving through your seventh house of partnerships until February 18. And while you're enjoying a boost of confidence in building your closest bonds, having so many planets piled up in your sixth house of daily routine lately has caused you to run yourself nearly ragged with everyday to-dos. Thankfully, Valentine's Day marks a shift when Mercury will move into your seventh house, emphasizing more harmonious, forward-thinking communication in love until March 9. And then around February 16, you'll feel the vibes of your full moon, which could have you feeling a bit more sensitive but also empowered to stand up for your greatest desires. Venus and Mars pair up at almost the exact same moment in your sixth house, which inspires you to push for more balance and fulfillment in your day-to-day. It's possible you'll find new ways to squeeze in fulfilling partner workouts — or more morning sex.


Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Messenger Mercury, your ruler, finally ends its three-week retrograde on February 3, in your fifth house of romance and self-expression, which may make you feel like spring fever has hit early. You'll want to throw caution to the wind and start sending a flurry of sexts to your sweetheart or a potential S.O., say yes to any spontaneous date proposals, and — perhaps most importantly — move toward your future as you close the door on past lovers who might've been on your mind during this past retrograde season. On February 16, Venus and Mars pair up in your fifth house, helping you to feel even more empowered in this decision and boosting your allure and charm with a current or possible partner. Whether you want to go on an impromptu road trip with your honey or surprise yourself by being more assertive with a sexy stranger, this is a moment to be bold.


Libra (September 23-October 22)

Your ruler, sweet Venus, and as of February 3, messenger Mercury, will both be moving forward in your fourth house of home life, making you feel like you're on more solid footing as the month kicks off. It should make it easier to enjoy the fact that the confident sun has been illuminating your fifth house of romance, presenting you with more opportunities for fun, self-expression, and spontaneity in love. And from February 14 to March 9, messenger Mercury lands there, too, taking your already naturally flirtatious nature to a whole new level. And when relationship-ruler Venus and go-getter Mars pair up in your fourth house on February 16, you could feel more self-assured sharing your most heartfelt feelings with your partner or someone special. Letting your sentimentality drive your actions can get you on the same page.


Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Once messenger Mercury ends its retrograde in your third house of communication on February 3 and moves forward there until the 14th, you might feel freed up to more readily speak your truth in your relationships, because you'll feel like you'll be better understood. This could also apply to sharing your hottest fantasies, discussing a vision for your romantic future, or adding more detail to a dating profile that might resonate with someone amazing who's very much on the same page. And when romantic Venus and sexy Mars, one of your co-rulers, pair up there on February 16, you'll feel even more fired up to take action. Trust that by being vulnerable and putting yourself out there, you'll get even closer to turning your steamiest and most emotionally-charged dreams into a reality. And while the vitality-bringing sun moves through your fifth house of romance from February 18 to March 20, you'll be even more confident in following your heart. (


Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Around February 16, when the full moon lights up your ninth house of adventure, you'll feel even more passionate than usual about getting out of your comfort zone and having an eye-opening experience. Research any of those jaw-dropping destinations you've been considering booking a sexy trip to, or talk to your partner about shaking things up by pursuing a mutual fantasy in the bedroom. You could find that simply acknowledging your fantasies can offer a sense of fulfillment now. And while the confident sun moves through your fourth house of home life from February 18 to March 20, you could be inspired to spend more time with loved ones or tending to your nest with your S.O. Heartwarming downtime gives you a chance to rest, recharge, and care for yourself in a way that makes it even easier to connect emotionally.


Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

A crew of planets have been moving through your sign for what feels like forever, which should hopefully feel more empowering this month than last, particularly once messenger Mercury ends its retrograde there on February 3. Until February 14, it'll move forward, urging you to translate your wildest fantasies and most intense desires into words. And on February 16, romantic Venus and sexy Mars join up in your sign, boosting your confidence to pursue your most heartfelt wishes — and make them come true with less effort than usual. And the same day, the full moon in your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy can inspire you to reflect on what you need to feel comfortable and satisfied in your closest relationship. Basically, whether you've been wanting to take your existing relationship to the next level, tune into your intuition, or put yourself out there while dating, you can trust that the sky is on your side this month. (See: How to Manifest the Kind of Love You Deserve)


Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

It's technically been your season since mid-January, but if you've felt like it's been tough to see any forward movement, you can breathe a sigh of relief that the second half of your time in the sun will be totally different. Messenger Mercury will move through your sign from February 14 to March 9, making it easier to say what you feel and, in turn, connect with your sweetheart or someone special. And around February 16, when the full moon lights up your seventh house of partnership, you'll be beyond ready to move the ball forward on a goal you share with your S.O. — or to put yourself out there in a way that could lead to hitting it off with a potential partner you see eye-to-eye with. The same day, relationship-ruler Venus and go-getter Mars pair up in your twelfth house of spirituality, so be sure to listen to and trust your intuition. (See: Potential Red Flags In a Relationship You Need to Know About)


Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Mercury moves through your twelfth house of spirituality from February 14 to March 9, which could emphasize the self-reflection and meditation that's so spotlit for you this time of year. You could find that inner work is actually sexier than it sounds though, because what you're discovering about yourself and your needs and what you're healing now can bolster your self-assuredness in relationships. And from February 18 to March 20, the confident sun will be in your sign, helping you to feel more self-assured, and in turn, magnetic. You can't help but shine. If you're single, you could meet someone through a mutual friend, and if you're attached, you and your S.O. might adore meeting up with loved ones or your fave couple friends. And on February 24, when sweet Venus in your eleventh house of wishes forms a friendly sextile to dreamy Neptune in your sign, don't be surprised if a long-held fantasy suddenly becomes very much a reality. (See: How to Tackle Personal Growth and Self-Work In a Healthy Way)

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