At Una we believe in the power of music. Music heals, uplifts, energizes, soothes and generally adds to the fabric and quality of life. Each month we bring you a new playlist connected to our Monthly Self Care Theme.
Rather than focusing on loving others this February, we are choosing to celebrating loving our Self 💕 Here is a little playlist for Self Love from our team at Una.
Horoscopes for Una Biologicals February 2024
Are you feeling the shift? Pluto’s encroachment into Aquarius is just getting warmed up, and events around you will prove it this very month. February is Valentine’s time, and it looks extra steamy with Mars and Pluto locked in a kiss on the 14th. Love will definitely rule the day!
Let’s see how these energies will play out with your life. Read on for your sign below.
Remember: if you know what your ascending sign is, read for that one. If you don’t know, read for your birthday sign…or find out what your rising sign is from a professional astrologer. Una happens to have one right here! Judi will be available at Una for Astrology and Tarot readings on February 24th. Sign up soon, because the spots are getting snapped up faster than ever.
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
Your desire to do good deeds will be stimulated now. You could get involved in a new project early in the month when Mercury and Venus follow the new moon into your house of community-mindedness. This might mean you volunteer with friends, or that you simply reunite with a group of people who bring the good times back into your life.
TAURUS (April 21-May 20)
Your hard work will pay off when a parade of planets make their way into your house of status and achievement. People will recognize you as the force of nature that you are. A person in power will be showing you extra love around the 17th, and on the 22nd, you could see your personal power getting pumped up in big ways.
GEMINI (May 21-July 20)
Curiosity is something you got extra shares of when you came to grace our planet with your presence. Satisfy it now with an exploration of some kind. You may elect to take a major trip, or you could enroll in a class that will dish out new information and skills that you can put to work and use to your advantage.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Are you ready to have more fun? It’s about time for you to put more focus on getting together with people who make you smile. You’ll be in for a super-sexy Valentine’s Day. If you’re attached, the fire will burn brightly as you celebrate love in your own special way. If you’re still looking, sparks could fly with an enticing Aquarius type at mid-month, and you’ll dance under the full moon on the 24th.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
“Now or never” is the theme of your relationship life now. This applies to best friends, clients, and customers as much as it involves the one you love most. Cherish the moments you spend with significant others, and let this be the time to let yourself shine. The New moon on the 9th encourages you to turn over a new leaf, and the changes you’ll make at that time will attract new people into your life who offer prosperity as well as an abundance of affection.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22)
This month of love is going to teach you just how important it is to turn your attention and affection toward your own health and well being. Both mentally and physically, you will be bolstered the love of friends and a task that either allows you to learn or teach something that holds great meaning for you. With the full moon in your sign on the 24th, you’ll be loving you place in the world.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22)
Fun is the theme this month, and oh, yes…there will be love, too. A sizzling hot Valentine’s date could be in store. But, if you can’t celebrate on the 14th, Venus and Mars will point Cupid’s arrow right at your heart on the 22nd. Reflect on what really matters to you, especially in your relationships. An answer you’ve been awaiting will arrive with the full moon on the 24th.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
For you, “Change” isn’t the most favored thing on life’s menu, but you might make an exception now. If there’s something about your life that’s not quite in alignment, take this opportunity to balance things out so you have all the things you want. A stay-at-home Valentine’s celebration could re-ignite a fire, or start some sparks flying, between you and someone delicious.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-Dec 21)
The idea of staying locked up in winter hibernation doesn’t appeal to you, and you won’t stand for it this month. The sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars will have you reaching out and bringing people into your circles of friendship and love by mid-month. A neighborhood gathering or a reunion with siblings, real or chosen, will warm you down to the core. The full moon might bring you something to celebrate on the 24th.
CAPRICORN (Dec 21-Jan 20)
The people who accuse you of being overly focused on money might acquire more evidence to support their claims this month. This won’t bother you in the least, as you collect the payments due to you for your hard work and accomplishments. Treat yourself to a semi-extravagant purchase, and schedule full moon fun for the 24th.
AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 20)
Your secret will be out as your birthday month unfolds. Sure, you spend plenty of time thinking about the welfare of others, but now…it’s all about you! Enjoy the spirit of new moon-inspired beginnings on the 9th. Declare your love with all your heart for Valentine’s Day, and feel the power of Pluto’s transformation as it pushes your vibration level higher all the time.
PISCES (Feb 21-March 20)
Your friends might want to see more of you this month, but it’s important to declare your boundaries and spend some time reflection on what you want, and what’s missing, in your life. You love people so much, at times you lose yourself in trying to please them. Secure a strong sense of who you are and what you want, and you’ll be ready for major romantic shifts when the full moon inspires deep, meaningful relationships on the 24th.
It was my daughter’s fifth birthday, and while she was giddy and jumping around as any 5 year old should, I was a nervous wreck. I sat motionless on my couch, staring at the clock, waiting for the phone to ring. When it finally did, I snatched it up quickly, and with a shaking voice, I answered. It was the call I had been waiting for from my doctor and it was not good news. I remember the wave of panic that swept my body and the hot tears that filled my eyes as I heard the nurse say “I’m so sorry, it’s cancer.”
The next few weeks were a blur of doctors appointments, more tests, hard conversations with loved ones, and a whole lot of trying to process what was happening. I was only 36 years old and this wasn’t even a thought on my horizon. Now, I was fully submerged in survival mode.
It started like most of these stories do, with a lump. Growing up with cysts however, I had become used to ignoring them as they would grow, shrink, and grow again. This time was different. My gut was screaming at me that something was wrong, and so I listened. I went to my OBGYN who referred me for an ultrasound which led to a mammogram which ended with a biopsy. Two days later, I had my results. It was a whirlwind.
My Dad had passed away from colon cancer after a long battle and my Mom had survived breast cancer. To me, they were warriors fighting the fight that no one wants to face. To me, they were amazing. And now here I was facing the same battle and I didn’t feel like a warrior and I most certainly didn’t feel amazing. I was scared beyond any fear I had ever felt before. I had dreams of standing face to face with death and begging to stay, begging to be able to parent my 2 small children, begging to live out my fairytale love story with my husband. I would awake in a cold sweat, my breath coming in short and panicked bursts as reality would set in and I would realize it was a dream, yet still a very possible reality. I operated throughout the day surviving on dark humor and tired platitudes. I faked strength and pulled smiles from the darkness I was feeling. It all changed for me at one of my many doctors appointments. The nurse, who had seen the faces of terrified women day in and day out in her profession, said something so simple to me.
She said “It’s ok to be scared because this is a scary situation. It’s ok to cry.”
No one had ever said that to me before. I had been brought up to believe that I was too sensitive and needed to be stoic. I was raised on the saying that “someone always has it worse.” These things rattled in my head as a constant reminder to be the warrior that I thought everyone was expecting me to be, the warrior I had seen my parents be facing the same thing.
That was all it took. The simple act of permission. This permission exists for us to give to ourselves at any time. Sometimes however, it feels inaccessible, like a locked cubby in your basement covered in dust and shaded in darkness. You forget about it until you need something from it, and then you pry your way in, blow the dust off, and clutch your treasure close.
I allowed myself to begin to really feel and be authentic about my situation. I cried. I asked people to stop saying the cliched platitudes that made me feel icky. I told my loved ones exactly how much I loved and appreciated them. I cried some more. I said that I was scared…out loud. I asked the questions that felt silly. I advocated for myself at the doctors and pushed for the things I wanted and needed. I was vulnerable when it felt right. I removed myself from situations I didn’t feel comfortable in. I still used dark humor because it did (and still does) make me feel better.
There were huge, scary, and wild parts of my story that are much more interesting; but I share this small interaction because it ended up being the biggest turning point in my life. It made me feel like I could express my fears and emotions. It led me to begin therapy for the first time in my life. It led me on a healing journey from so many things I was hurting from.
I want everyone to feel the freedom of permission. It’s ok to be scared, uncomfortable, and vulnerable in the face of adversity. Being a warrior doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being a warrior means you do it anyway through the scared, uncomfortable, and vulnerable.
My hope is that whether you are in a cancer journey, are a cancer survivor, or have a loved one who is, that you remember that bravery exists in the space of doing it anyways. You don’t have to be anything for anyone but yourself. It is not your job to make others comfortable. It is your job to take care of yourself the best way you can; and to do so, authenticity is key. So feel, cry, scream into a pillow, go for an angry run, make a playlist that you can sing the lyrics to at the top of your lungs, take up kickboxing; but most importantly, remember that you are absolutely not alone.
“Feel it on the first” is a saying to help you to remember to self-exam each month on the first. Please find this resource from The National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. on how to best give yourself an exam. See your doctor regularly. Get those mammograms, and when in doubt, speak up. Your biggest advocate is you.
Shared with love & hope, Sarah