Capricorn (22 December – 20 January)
This is a watery and potentially emotional month ahead. On the one hand, this can be good news for you as it turns your attention inwards and taps you into your feelings. On the other hand, you’re one of the down-to-earth star signs and you don’t always take well to outbursts of emotion, your own or other peoples’.
Water, Water Everywhere
The reason why there’s a lot going on emotionally is because of the build up of planets in the water sign, Pisces. People count in February as the personal planets, Mercury, Venus and the Sun move through sentimental, emotional Pisces.
Pisces rules one of the sociable sectors of your horoscope. Therefore, this is not the time to be on your own. Instead, reach out to people close to you. Whether you want to ask for help and support or offer fun and friendship or vice versa, encourage the flow of love and connection in your life and the lives of others.
If you’re looking for love or companionship, the first few days of the month are ideal for making new connections, seeking out friendship and people of like minds. This is because the planet of love and relating, Venus, is in Pisces until the 7th.
There’s a gentle vibe to your communications in the first week, offering you an opportunity to connect on a deep level with people in your life. If you’re seeking a soul-mate connection, this is when you’re most likely to find it. The 2nd and 3rd are stand-out dates when Venus aligns with your ruler Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. These are positive planetary connections.
Communication planet, Mercury, joins Venus in Pisces on the 3rd. This is a good time to reconnect or catch up with siblings or relatives or get to know the neighbours all over again. You’re wise to initiate any new or re-connections in the first half of the month.
Home & Money
Home and family affairs are starting to play more of a key role in your life, especially once Venus enters Aries and your home and family sector on the 7th. This is gorgeous for engaging with the ones you love, opening up your home to other people, renovating or redecorating.
There are other reasons why you may be engaging with family members more than usual. If you have any issues between you, choose the first half of February to try and sort things out for the best. Once Venus is in Aries, this can help bring people together or heal a rift.
Money too is under the cosmic spotlight up until the 19th as the Sun moves through Aquarius and your personal money sector. The Full Moon in Leo on the 9th cuts across the financial axis of the horoscope and it’s a glorious date for making major money moves. Or, treating yourself and the ones you love. Look out for generosity incoming too.
It does look as if you will have your own agenda from mid-month onwards. In fact, you could be on a personal mission, once action planet Mars moves into your star sign Capricorn on the 16th. Mars is a go-getting ambitious planet and is strong in your star sign where it remains until late March.
Mars in Capricorn is the empire builder and you may be more than ready to pick up the pace and get things moving. You want progress in your life and fast with Mars in your star sign. However, it’s important to note that the second half of February isn’t great for taking the initiative or making major decisions. Plan your strategy in private and get ready to make your move mid-March onwards.
This could be the start of a competitive or confrontative period in your life once Mars is in Capricorn and next month’s astrology looks epic. Channel your anger constructively and use your passion to put forward your own viewpoint or opinions.
The reason why you’re wise to pace yourself in the second half of February is because Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on the 17th and remains on go slow until March 10th.
As Mercury is the communication planet and Pisces rules your communication sector, this is potentially a double whammy of communication chaos. Therefore, back up your files and sort out any technological or transport niggles before Mercury switches direction.
Pisces represents the spoken and written word and all forms of communication. Traditionally, it’s not the time to make major decisions and it’s wise to delay any major investments or purchases. The reason being that things are hidden from you while Mercury’s on go slow.
With Mercury in retreat through watery Pisces, you could feel as if you’re going round in circles and find it hard to move directly from A to B. Don’t believe everything you hear or read either. Mercury retrograde in Pisces flags up a theme of lies or deceit. Wait and see what emerges when Mercury turns direct, bringing the truth to light.
What does work during the Mercury retrograde phase is to enjoy story-telling and the realm of the imagination. Write poetry or play music and indulge your creative nature. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you procrastinate, get muddled or feel confused about what next.
The Pisces magic is emphasised on or around the New Moon on the 23rd. Plus, three days earlier, on the 20th, there’s a major planetary aspect between Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. This combination is about big dreams and new plans bubbling away. It’s potentially a creative or spiritual period in the month.
The Uranus Factor
Uranus is also active in February in Taurus, the star sign which rules romance, children and pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment and luck in your horoscope.
Notice what happens in your life on or around the 5th, 21st, 22nd and 29th and whether this coincides with a turning point or a twist in fortune. Uranus springs surprises but hopefully this month in a good way.