Capricorn (22 December – 20 January)
The cosmic spotlight is turned firmly towards the financial axis of your zodiac as February begins. This includes your money situation, your possessions, what you value highly in your life and your level of self-worth.
On the last day of January, there was a Lunar Eclipse cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac highlighting these specific areas of your life. Money may be an emotional issue now or perhaps there’s someone in your life whom you need to take into account when it comes to finances.
This could be a straightforward financial transaction but, more likely than not, it’s a situation you didn’t know about or weren’t aware of. This is because eclipses have a shadowy or hidden theme. If you think of eclipse symbolism, the lights go out momentarily leaving you in the dark. When the light switch flicks back on, you see things differently or change has occurred.
At the start of this month, the Sun (identity), Mercury (communication) and Venus (relating) are all in the star sign Aquarius. So this indicates a busy time for money matters, for discussion and negotiation. Stay on top of your money situation and line up important meetings or interviews.
Be as objective as you can about money and possessions, and step back from any emotional charge. Deal with the facts if you’re in the midst of a challenging time financially. It is important to be as informed as you can about money, whether you’re looking at your own income and outgoings or you’re looking into new ways of making money.
This is where you can productively spend your time early in the month and it’s particularly important because of the major planet event in February. This is the Solar Eclipse that takes place on the 15th, part of the eclipse cycle which began in August 2016 and ends in January 2019.
What’s important about this eclipse is that it’s the only Solar Eclipse in Aquarius and your personal money sector throughout this whole eclipse cycle. A Solar Eclipse is a turbo-powered New Moon, which often brings in new opportunities or starts a new chapter.
Traditionally, you’re not advised to make major decisions on the day of the eclipse itself. Instead, see what occurs close to the eclipse date and wait a few days or a week afterwards before taking action.
This could bring something spectacular your way and certainly, it indicates a change in your circumstances or necessitates a change in attitude. Put yourself and your own needs first when it comes to money and with regard to what you’re being paid. It’s an ideal month for a financial review and getting on top of money matters.
There’s a shift in emphasis starting on the 10th as the personal planets begin to move into the water sign Pisces. Venus is the first to change star sign on this date, followed by the Sun and Mercury on the 18th.
Pisces rules communication in your horoscope, it’s about your local community and connections. This is the time to spread your net wide, to extend your social network, share ideas, learn and pass on what you know.
Pisces rules education, learning and knowledge in your horoscope. This may be a case of you wanting to gain new qualifications, study or go back to school. Your ruler Saturn is helpful in this respect as it supports the planets in Pisces on the 15th, 21st and 25th. Long-term plans and goals and new commitments help you to prepare for your future.
Neptune, Pisces’ ruler, is in this same sector of your chart so don’t only consider learning or gaining knowledge for practical reasons. Pisces is romantic and you may want to lose yourself in the realm of the imagination or be inspired by poetry, music, art or film. There’s a dreamy quality to events in the second half of the month so tap into this potentially artistic and creative vibe.
There is a flip side to Neptune, however, which potentially distorts the truth. Neptune is the planet of illusion so be wary of being seduced or fooled by others during this period. It can help you to be persuasive yourself and find an inspirational sales technique. Ensure that this is genuine and sincere though and doesn’t slip into schmaltz. Leave the excessive sentimentality for the creative sphere.
You can’t count out the possibility that the last two weeks of February could be particularly emotional for you. Neptune rules all things watery, including tears, so you may want to express your feelings more than usual and let them go. This might even do you good because sometimes, as a Capricorn, you can be overly reserved or hold your emotions in.
Neptune is strongest on the 21st and 25th of the month, potentially romantic dates for you, especially if you’re connecting with someone new in your life. Valentines Day also takes place in February, on the 14th, but this year, it feels less romantic and more matter-of-fact.
That’s not to say you can’t meet someone new this month if you’re looking for love. In fact, you might meet the right person even if you don’t fall head over heels in love. Sometimes, real life compatibility outweighs romantic expectations.
Finally, action planet Mars is storming through Sagittarius and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. This highlights your inner world, whether your mind is racing ten to the dozen or you’re dealing with inner worries or concerns. Try to slow things down if this is the case and learn to relax or meditate if that would help. Pursuing a spiritual path is one way of activating Mars in this part of your chart.
You may need to care and nurture other people now, whether you’re looking after those in need or reaching out to the family. This may include a sibling or someone in a position of care. Sometimes there are themes of sacrifice or surrender playing out when you have a key planet in the sign previous to your own.