There are two star signs that represent February: Aquarius and Pisces. If you are born in February, you are either one of the two zodiac signs. If you are curious to learn more about what is the zodiac sign for February, you are at the right place.
What is the February Zodiac Sign?
The February zodiac sign we think of first is Aquarius, and the other is Pisces. They are both equally important, but Aquarius covers the most part of the month.
The Aquarius symbol is a man pouring water into the mouth of a fish. But he is also commonly known as the water bearer. He acts as a mediator; using water to heal and be a vector of temperance for others. The Aquarian’s element is not water but air. This can be a bit confusing at first, but once you understand the attributes of each element, this makes sense.
There are two main myths to which we can associate the Aquarius: Ganymede and Deucalion. Ganymede became the official cup-bearer for the gods. It was Zeus that raptured this young man, mesmerized by his beauty. The other myth is about when Zeus created a grand flood, as punishment against humanity. The first man of earth , Prometheus, had a son with his wife Pyrrha called Deucalion. They all survived this grand deluge by creating a giant boat, as Zeus had advised them to; and their survival was partially granted to their son.
Aquarius Astrological attributes:
Aquarians are drawn to activities that benefit the greater good. They enjoy being rooted in teamwork and are always on the look out to make meaningful collaborations. Capricorns are more oriented towards themselves and their personal success. Aquarians experience a form of duality which may make them appear sometimes a bit odd and different from others. They thrive when working for others in projects that aim for grand ideas.
Saturn is the other planet that rules Aquarians. We can apply its attributes the same way as for Capricorn. Aquarians are also under the influence of Uranus. This planet symbolizes innovation, risks and spontaneity. These values are quite contradictory with Saturn.
As we’ve seen, the Aquarian’s element is air. They are curious and determined, but prefer to engage in intellectual discourses than to stay stubborn and closed minded as Capricorns can be. The air element aspect calls for grand ideas and concepts that float above material things.
There are 20 stars in the Aquarius constellation. This constellation is on the right side of Capricornus. These two constellations can be seens in a region of the sky that is called the sea. The Aquarius constellation isn’t very easy to see, as the sea is a dark celestial region. There aren’t very bright stars that compose this constellation.
To see this constellation you should try to observe the sky during the evening. If you are in the Northern Hemisphere it would be best in autumn. If you are located in the Southern Hemisphere you will have more luck in spring. You can try to locate it by finding the brightest star in the constellation. It’s called Sadal Melik and you will find it in the upper part of the constellation.
This zodiac sign is represented by a pair of fish, swimming in a harmonious loop. The duo is supposed to represent the duality of this sign. The representation of this zodiac symbol can be related to a specific Greek myth. Aphrodite and Eros were trying to escape from the Monster Typhon. They jumped in a river and became fishes.
Aphrodite represents a different kind of love than Eros, hence the distinct fishes. There are also other variations of this story, such as instead of transforming into fishes they are carried off and saved by them.
Pisces Astrological attributes:
The Pisces sign is ruled by the planets Neptune and Jupiter. The influence of Neptune is often described as a thick mysterious and magical fog. It symbolizes intuition, and gives the Pisces their sensitive trait. This planet rules over the spiritual dimension of things; dreams, fantasies.
It isn’t a surprise that Pisces are more drawn into their interior world than the material one. On the other hand, they are devoted to helping others and aren’t closed in an egoistic mindset. They are usually generous, kind and gentle. As the other water signs (Cancer, Scorpio), they can be overly sensitive. They have a deeper emotional experience that can lead them to a tendency to escapism, as reality can easily deceive them.
The influence of Jupiter adds a more positive tone to this water sign. This planet of abundance, luck and fortune reminds the fish to believe and be connected to reality and others. Jupiter is partially responsible for the optimism of Pisces, compared to the other water signs.
The fusion of these two planets combined is synthesized perfectly in the Pisces zodiac sign. If we could summarize Pisces in one thing it would be the belief in something bigger and more meaningful that oneself, that is responsible for connecting all forms of life.
The constellation has a grand V shape composed of faint stars, unfortunately it is not easy to spot to the untrained eye. If you are located in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be easier to see before midnight, from August though February. If you are located in the Southern hemisphere it will be easier to spot them in Spring.
The constellation represents the two fish, swimming apart. They are connected by a silver ribbon that keeps them from swimming away from each other completely. The ribbon indicates the trail of stars that is in between the two fishes.
February Star Signs:
Although the Aquarius and Pisces signs don’t share the same planet influence, they do share a big similarity. They are both empathetic signs that are drawn to the greater good. The main difference is that Pisces are drawn in the affective world; whereas in contrast with the mental aspirations of the Aquarians. Whatever your February zodiac sign is; you aim towards benefiting and elevating the greater good.