Happy February, Capricorn!
Capricorn: Your Month Ahead
Your mind can fill with genius and new ideas because of strong Aquarius energies that come at this time every year. Aquarius helps us feel electrified and brilliant, and for you, Capricorn, that provides new opportunities in your finances, how you earn money, and your possessions.
This time of year also focuses your thoughts on values, your ideals for humanity, and how well you live up to your aspirations.
By tuning in to this month’s potential, you may seize lightning in a bottle. Read on to see how.
Spotlight On Shared Finances, Earning
On February 1, you probably will feel aftereffects from the January 31 eclipse and the dramatic full Moon in Leo that arrived at 7:28 a.m. U.S. central time (1:28 p.m. Greenwich time).
Full Moons carry great power: the Sun and Moon sit as far as possible from each other and face off across the zodiac, and this alignment often feels like we’re pulled in two conflicting directions. At every full Moon, our job is to balance the two signs involved, and when the full Moon includes an eclipse our work feels even more urgent.
When the full Moon involves the signs Aquarius and Leo, we’re pulled between thought and feeling. So make sure you’re balancing your head (Aquarius) with your heart (Leo), and cool detachment with warmhearted sincerity.
For you, Capricorn, this energetic polarity may bring changes in your eighth house of money you share with other people such as a loan, venture capital, or child support as well as your second house of how you earn your living and what you own. With a lunar eclipse involved, you may have seen something end in one of these areas, and with Leo activated it may have felt extra intense and emotional.
If something from the past reached closure at this time, let it go so you’re ready for what comes next. Make time for solitude and spirituality, too: whatever happened at the full Moon and eclipse, visualize a peaceful and happy future that benefits everyone.
Aquarian themes will continue to dominate the first part of this month, bringing exciting energy to your second house of earning power and possessions. As of February 1, we have several planets in Aquarius:
- The warm and powerful Sun, which always shines its light freely and generously to bring joy and optimism to our world
- Mercury, who governs thinking and communication and becomes supercharged in Aquarius
- The Moon’s south node, a special location in the heavens that points us toward past efforts and experiences as well as the knowledge and talents from that time that we bring into the present.
- Venus, who governs love, beauty, and relationships—as well as money—and brings grace and sophistication to whatever she touches
As of February 10, Venus heads into Pisces, but on February 13 at 9:13 a.m. (3:13 p.m. Greenwich time), the sensitive Moon will join the other planets in Aquarius. So by mid-month, you’ll have three planets and the Moon’s node—point of past accomplishments—in this sign and pressing you to take action to better your financial picture by reviewing how well your job supports you and the life you desire and by organizing or inventorying your household and belongings.
You’ll also feel more idealistic and interested in humanitarian efforts. Your mind may fill with inspiring visions, and you will want to help others, perhaps financially or by working on a cause or joining a nonprofit arts board. Your gifts for leadership can make a difference to others while bringing you great satisfaction.
Aquarius gives us the quirky inventor, the genius, the one who marches to the beat of a different drummer.
Aquarius is ruled by the eccentric planet Uranus, which has a tipped rotational axis that causes it to spin on its side. Just imagine how things would appear if you looked at them sideways! Wherever you have Aquarius in your chart—and its ruler, Uranus—you have the potential to catch lightning a bottle because this sign and its planet carry associations with electricity and lightning and their equivalent on the inner plane: sudden "knowing" that comes like a bolt of lightning.
Aquarius’s symbol is the Water Bearer, an androgynous being who freely pours out the waters of wisdom and insight to all. Despite the water in this symbol, Aquarius is an air sign: that’s why it’s so smart and tends to live in its head. That’s also why it can be so cool and detached.
During Aquarius time each year, that’s exactly what we need to do: look at things differently—and cultivate tolerance. We also need to pay attention to sudden inspirations that come through hunches, intuition, and "eureka!" moments. Spiritually, we’re meant to harness those inspirations somehow to help and inspire others.
Where Your Genius Happens
For you, Capricorn, the Sun, Mercury, south node, Venus, and new Moon in Aquarius are activating inner genius in your second house of earned income and what you hold dear, from possessions including luxury goods to personal values.
You may receive insights about work that affect how you see your job and whether you want to stay at your company, or you may hear news or realize something that prompts you to ask for a raise or better perks. You also may meet someone who can help you advance, so stay connected to coworkers and industry colleagues.
Your second house also rules your valuables—and your values. You may decide to streamline by giving away possessions you no longer need, or you may look at your designer jewelry or art collection and decide your taste has changed. Get advice from an auction house or appraisal firm before selling big ticket items. You also may meet someone with an unusual perspective who inspires you to walk your talk by living your true values rather than seeking status for its own sake. Meditation and spiritual work this month can help you align your outer life with your heartfelt desires and balance receiving with giving.
February brings you many opportunities to improve your finances by signing a new client or consulting in addition to your job, for example. You also may donate proceeds from selling possessions to your favorite cause or help an arts group organize a successful fundraiser.
On February 6, Venus in your second house of earning and values will connect with Uranus in your fourth house of home and family. An eccentric family member may help your career, or you may choose to help support a parent or other relative financially.
A few days later, on February 10, Venus leaves your earned income house to enter your third house of communication, siblings, and short trips. Your sister who needs your help may get in touch, or you may spend more time with siblings enjoying sweet memories and making new ones.
On the 13th, the Sun will talk to Uranus in your fourth house of home and family, again giving opportunities to help a loved one or to make valuable connections through a relative. You may receive heirlooms or other gifts from a family member and arrange with experts to appraise and insure them. This day also brings Mardi Gras, so relax at day’s end by attending a party or fundraiser.
The next day, celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone and consider hiring someone to prepare a festive meal at home. If you aren’t in a relationship, enjoy chats with work associates and suggest lunch or an after hours group outing.
On February 15—and for the week and half afterward—you can tap success by starting anything new related to increasing the money you earn, managing your spending, or enjoying your possessions as part of a happy and comfortable life once the new Moon arrives in brilliant Aquarius at 3:06 p.m. U.S. central time (9:06 p.m. Greenwich time). A solar eclipse comes just minutes before that—and the day brings harmonious angles between Mercury in your financial house with Uranus in your house of home and family and between Venus in your sibling and communication house with Saturn in your first house of your personality and health. You may accept a new job that pays more and allows you to start an innovative decorating project or install the latest security system, or you may year from a brother or sister who can help you find solutions to a health concern.
On the 17th, this theme continues with the Sun and Mercury coming together in your earned income and values area for a final burst of thought provoking inspiration as well as possible lucrative contracts or news related to business or a board on which you serve.
On February 18, energies shift to Pisces, as the Sun leaves Aquarius for the sign of the Fish. Feel the change from air to water, from electricity to "see in the dark" intuition. Pisces always activates your third house, where you spend time with siblings, lease or maintain your car, and take short trips. Organize a family reunion, get scheduled auto repairs or pollution tests, or plan a getaway to an arts colony or a retreat center.
You’ll have additional support in these areas February 21 when Venus waltzes with Neptune in Pisces to bring deep love to your relationships with siblings and close cousins, followed by Mercury’s meet up with Neptune on February 23 to spark mystical thoughts or visions. Ground your ideas in something to help others, as the Sun and Saturn will bless practical efforts.
Balance: Your Key To Well Being
This month’s powerful, electrical energy from Aquarius can overstimulate our minds and nervous systems. That can feel exciting for a while, yet it can leave us drained, too.
This time of year, it’s vital to care for our health so we can be open to Aquarius’s wonderful insights—without burning out.
Also, you already may feel a bit depleted: Aquarius time comes after the Capricorn time of year, a sober period when we feel conscientious and work very hard. We began January with four planets in heavy duty Capricorn, and by mid-month we had two more for a total of six. If you worked extra hours and felt overloaded by responsibilities, that’s not a surprise.
That’s why it’s key to balance outward action with inner reflection and rest.
Plan Your Life With Astrology: When To Pause
You can plan your life with astrology by building in time to pause. Each month, the planets bring regular times that favor slowing down and reflecting:
- The full Moon brings a natural time to pause. Energies peak, insights and "aha" moments arrive, and we need time to process sudden news—and sometimes major changes. This year, February contains no full Moons, although two powerful ones bookend it: the Leo full Moon on January 31 and the Virgo full Moon on March 1. So the first and last days of February give us natural times to pause and reflect.
- The two weeks after the monthly full Moon are the time when nature gradually eases back because the Moon is waning (the portion that’s lit in the night sky grows smaller and smaller). From February 1 through 14, you’ll feel this easing energy grow, so pause and reflect at some point each day.
- The best time to pause each month comes during the three days before the new Moon. Called the balsamic Moon, this period shows us a Moon with little to no light because it’s a tiny sliver in the sky. This lack of light reminds us to stop temporarily to rest, reflect, and take care of ourselves. This month’s balsamic Moon arrives at 12:34 p.m. U.S. central time (6:34 p.m. Greenwich time) on February 11 and lasts until the new Moon on February 15 at 3:06 p.m. U.S. central time (9:06 p.m. Greenwich time). Find out more about the mysterious balsamic Moon in my Balsamic Moon Phase article.
You can find out more about these key times to pause in my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time.
Plan Your Month: Important Dates
This month brings several key dates to watch as you plan your month. Mark your calendar and take action (or rest) as recommended on the dates listed here, as your efforts can bring impressive progress now.
February 1: High energies from yesterday’s full Moon in Leo and total lunar eclipse carry into today. Make time for your spiritual life: the full Moon and the day before and day after favor meditation, visualization, and prayer.
February 2: The "cross quarter day" called Groundhog Day, Imbolc, or Candlemas. We’re halfway through the current season (winter in the northern hemisphere, summer in the southern hemisphere): review the past six weeks and revisit your meditations, reflections, and revelations from the Solstice on December 21.
February 6: Venus in Aquarius in a helpful angle to Uranus, Aquarius’s electric blue ruler. Get out and meet new people.
February 10: At 5:21 p.m. U.S. central time (11:21 p.m. Greenwich time), lovely Venus moves into Pisces, a sign she adores visiting. Go to a dance recital, concert, or art museum or pull out your art supplies to create a dream-inspired masterpiece. Meditate on the meaning of love, connect with your muse, or meet with someone in the arts. Venus graces this place for a full month, so fill your social, cultural, and artistic calendar for the coming weeks.
February 11 – 15: The balsamic Moon arrives at 12:34 p.m. U.S. central time (6:34 p.m. Greenwich time) on February 11 and lasts until the new Moon on February 15 at 3:06 p.m. U.S. central time (9:06 p.m. Greenwich time). This lunar phase brings your best time of the month to pause and review what’s happened since the new Moon in Capricorn January 16—before you rev up with the new Moon in Aquarius on February 15.
February 13 and 14: The Sun in a helpful angle with Uranus favors help at work from family members or new solutions to helping a parent financially. Enjoy Mardi Gras on the 13th and consider spending Valentine’s Day at home with your sweetheart or a few unattached colleagues.
February 15: New Moon in Aquarius at 3:06 p.m. U.S. central time (9:06 p.m. Greenwich time)—with solar eclipse a few minutes before that—plus planetary harmony involving Mercury and Uranus as well as Venus and Saturn. The next week and a half supports new beginnings in everything related to your income and how you earn it as well as your values and how well you live up to them.
February 17: The Sun meets Mercury, just before the messenger planet moves into Pisces at 10:29 p.m. U.S. central time (4:29 a.m. Greenwich time on the 18th). Take this final day of Aquarius to receive any last insights, hunches, or flashes of intuition before Mercury settles into Pisces’s foggy mist for a few weeks.
February 18: The Sun moves into Pisces at 11:19 a.m. (5:19 p.m. Greenwich time). Pause around that time and see if you can feel the shift from airy, intellectual Aquarius to watery, sensitive Pisces.
February 21: Venus meets with Neptune in Pisces, a heavenly pairing of human and spiritual love. Be a force for loving kindness with everyone you meet.
February 25: Mercury meets Neptune, so let your mind wander a bit today and pay attention to dreams or connect with your muse. Also, the Sun links with Saturn in Capricorn: bring lofty dreams down to earth to benefit others in tangible ways.
February 27 and 28: Venus on the 27th and then Mercury on the 28th make the same helpful alignment with Pluto. Follow through on ideals from February 25 to bring spirituality, dreams, or artistic projects to earth in powerful yet practical ways that uplift everyone.
Happy February, Capricorn! I wish you a wonderful month!