A vintage Israeli stamp with an illustration of Pisces/Dagim, the astrological sign of the month of Adar. (Photo/Flickr-Karen Horton CC BY-NC 2.0)
A vintage Israeli stamp with an illustration of Pisces/Dagim, the astrological sign of the month of Adar. (Photo/Flickr-Karen Horton CC BY-NC 2.0)

Horoscopes for Adar: Double the joy this month — and not a moment too soon

Adar Aleph, 5784

Feb. 9-March 9, 2024

The terror and heartbreak of Oct. 7 have flooded the quarter-year since with our tears. The good news is that 5784 is a “pregnant” year — that is, a leap year with two Adars, totaling 60 days of the most joyful month of the year. The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught the 60 days of Adar during the Jewish leap year possesses the powerful ratio of 60:1, giving it the spiritual power to transform negativity into positivity. We need this superpower now, more than ever!

Transformational Pluto has already entered Aquarius/D’li; now Mars/Ma’adim and Venus/Noga join him on Feb. 13 and Shabbat Terumah, respectively. Venus and Mars meet up Fe. 21. Our relationships are now evaluated by Aquarian ideals – humanitarianism, collective responsibility and the moral imperative to provide for others. Those with clashing values find relationships dissolving during this time. There’s a special kind of joy in culling what doesn’t align.  

Venus squares Jupiter/Tzedek on Shabbat Tetzaveh, which is Shushan Purim Katan and the Full Moon in Virgo/Betulah. The fog lifts and brings reality into focus. We may not like what we see, but the joy of knowing the truth overrides uncertainty.

Mars squares Jupiter while the Sun and Mercury/Kochav conjunct Saturn/Shabbatai Feb. 27-28. Protecting one’s joy is serious business. Be seriously protective of body and soul on Shabbat Shekalim. Unstable and unpredictable Uranus/Oron is squared by Mars and sextiled by the Sun, while Mercury enters Aries/Taleh – a potentially explosive combination.  

The forces of negativity have tried to steal our joy. A double dose of Adar will restore, replenish and heal. 

Aries / Taleh

Double Adar goes a long way in restoring joy to your faith. Planetary ruler Mars/Ma’adim enters Aquarius/D’li and conjuncts Pluto Feb. 12-13, a powerful kickoff to a 20-year transformation of your relationships with friends and communities. Venus/Noga conjuncts Mars Feb. 21 and Mars squares Jupiter/Tzedek Feb. 27. Your intrinsic core values rise to the occasion; those non-negotiables make themselves known loudly. Bold courage and courageous communications are yours on Shabbat Shekalim when Mars squares Uranus/Oron and Mercury/Kochav enters Aries. The joy which has departed from your faith is refilled by prayers of praise.

Taurus / Shor

Double Adar restores joy in your communal relationships. Planetary ruler Venus/Noga enters Aquarius/D’li Feb. 16, at the First Quarter Moon in Taurus, and conjuncts Pluto Feb. 17, Shabbat Terumah. New ways of giving, encouraging, and supporting your community also raise your public profile. Venus conjuncts Mars/Ma’adim on Feb. 21, and squares Jupiter/Tzedek on Shabbos Tetzaveh during the Full Moon in Virgo/Betulah. All the difficult lessons you’ve learned, all the personal growth you’ve achieved over the last few difficult years come to fruition now, and you can rise to any occasion, personal or professional, with renewed joy.

Gemini / T’omim

Double Adar brings a second chance to reinvigorate your professional life with new meaning. Planetary ruler Mercury/Kochav squares Jupiter/Tzedek on the second day of the first Adar, Shabbat Misphatim. Is there an imbalance of mishpat (justice) in your life? Mercury enters Pisces/Dagim Feb. 22; express the intangibles in poetry or art. Mercury and the Sun conjunct Saturn/Shabbatai on Feb. 28, and Mercury sextiles Jupiter on the Gregorian “Leap Day”, Feb. 29. You’re in the perfect position to articulate the changes that need to be made for you to function at your highest level.

Cancer / Sartan

The 60 days of double Adar return joy to your spiritual practice. The New Moon in Aquarius/D’li on the first day of Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph is your chance for spiritual renewal through the power of shared joy! Reach out and connect with someone – or allow someone to reconnect with you. The First Quarter Moon in Taurus/Shor Feb. 16, with Venus/Noga entering Aquarius, reignites old flames. Shabbos Tetzaveh’s Full Moon in Virgo/Betulah, with Venus square Jupiter/Tzedek, is a perfect day to turn neighbors into friends. Feel free to feel weird at the Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius/Keshet March 3.

Leo / Aryeh

Double down on joy with your intimate partner during Double Adar. Sharing is caring, now more than ever! With Pluto in Aquarius/D’li, partner relationships transform. The Sun enters Pisces/Dagim Feb. 18, enhancing your sensitivity and receptiveness. The Sun and Mercury/Kochav conjunct Saturn/Shabbatai  Feb. 28, and the Sun sextiles Jupiter/Tzedek March 1. In a delightful irony, true unfeigned selflessness works to your benefit. The more you give, the more you receive. The Sun sextiles Uranus/Oron on Shabbat Shekalim. The harmonious, safe and respectful environment you create with your partner’s pleasure in mind results in your delight as well.

Virgo / Betulah

Transiting Saturn/Shabbatai in Pisces/Dagim restructures your relationships. Those who survive this transit are the real thing. Double Adar facilitates rediscovering the joy of love. Speak from the heart, not the head, on Feb. 22 when planetary ruler Mercury/Kochav enters Pisces. The Full Virgo Moon on Shabbat Tetzaveh reveals your real desire — but do you have the courage to ask for it? Feb. 28 is the day to make your move, with Mercury and Sun conjunct Saturn. Mercury conjunct Neptune/Rahav on March 8, before entering Aries/Taleh March 9. Reach for your dreams now while they’re still in reach.

Libra / Moznayim

You’re off balance from the months of tension! 60 days of Adar brings joyful equilibrium back to your mind-body connection. Your health, wellness and integrative practices are renewed when planetary ruler Venus/Noga enters Aquarius/D’li and conjuncts Pluto on Shabbat Terumah. Venus conjuncts Mars/Ma’adim Feb. 21, bringing energy and passion into harmony. Confront unhealthy habits born from stressful situations on Shabbat Tetzaveh at the Full Moon in Virgo/Betulah. The power of personal truth-telling releases shame and frees you from indecision Feb. 3 when Venus squares Uranus/Oron at the Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius/Keshet.

Scorpio / Akrav

Double Adar opens the gates of creativity to a tsunami of joy, if you’ll let it. Planetary ruler Mars/Ma’adim enters Aquarius/D’li on Feb. 12 and conjuncts Pluto on Feb. 13, flooding your soul with a  powerful urge to generate newness. Your life force exudes passion on Shabbat Terumah when Venus/Noga conjuncts Pluto. Venus conjuncts Mars on Feb. 21 as you seek affirmation and purpose in the mirror of the other. The caution you’ve cultivated for so long is thrown to the wind on Feb. 27 at the square of Mars and Jupiter/Tzedek. You’re ripe and ready to conceive creative innovation!

Sagittarius / Keshet

Double Adar doubles sparks joyful service to your nearest and dearest. Intimate communications around home and family matters take on a deeper significance when Mercury/Kochav squares planetary ruler Jupiter/Tzedek on the second day of Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph. Public and private life converge when Venus/Noga squares Jupiter Shushan Purim Katan, Shabbos Tetzaveh, at the Full Moon in Virgo/Betulah. Double Adar 5784 offers a new way to serve and even to sacrifice with joy. Mars/Ma’adim squares Jupiter Feb. 27; frank and forthright assertiveness beats passive aggressiveness every time. Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius March 3 forces honest evaluation of your latest effort.

Capricorn / Gidi

You’ve worked very hard, and you’ve been very brave, yet the glimpses of joy seem few and far between. Good news: There are 60 days of Adar to bring joy back to your everyday environment. The conjunction of the Sun and Mercury/Kochav to planetary ruler Saturn/Shabbatai on Feb. 28 is the turning point for you! Suddenly it’s like a fog has lifted and you feel seen and heard. Make sure now that you know you’re visible that you’re saying and doing what you want to be remembered for. You’re writing your legacy every day with your words and your actions.

Aquarius / D’li

Double Adar prepares you to undergo a tremendous transformation by renewing your own personal values. You’ll find joy in reconfirming and refining your identity as Mars/Ma’adim and Venus/Noga join Pluto as they enter Aquarius Feb. 12 and 16. Venus squares modern planetary ruler Uranus/Oron Feb. 3, and Mercury/Kochav sextiles Uranus Feb. 4. Originality and uniqueness are hallmarks of your style; no need to tone yourself down to please or pacify others. The Sun and Mercury conjunct classical planetary ruler Saturn/Shabbatai Feb. 28. Eccentricity and sober seriousness unite to persuade others that your ideas make perfect sense.

Pisces / Dagim

Nobody radiates joy from the heart the way you do when you’re aligned with your divine purpose. Overcome your resistance by telling your story to people you trust when Mercury/Kochav squares classical planetary ruler Jupiter/Tzedek on the second day of Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph. May the revelation of truth bring justice! Venus/Noga squares Jupiter on Shabbos Tetzaveh at the Full Moon in Virgo/Betulah. You’re a thousand pounds lighter with the weight of other people’s secrets off your shoulders. The Sun enters Pisces Feb. 18, and Mercury enters Pisces Feb. 22. Words from the heart flow like streams of living water.

Lorelai Kude
Lorelai Kude

Lorelai Kude began her career as a professional astrologer in the 1980s. She holds a BA in Journalism from San Francisco State University and a MA in Jewish Studies from Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union, where her thesis topic was astrology in Jewish cultural history. Find more of her work at astrolojew.com.