Let’s get those birthday goals in gear, Capricorn! With the Sun in Aquarius and your productive second house until February 18, work and money are on your mind. Many Sea Goats set ambitious intentions in January, as 2020 (and your birthday season) featured an epic number of planets in YOUR sign. With the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Pluto AND Saturn all in Capricorn last month (and the last three on that list still here for all of February), your personal priorities took top billing. It’s a refreshing change for your dutiful sign, famous for shouldering the responsibilities of so many others.
Now it’s time to start building and crafting a plan. What would you like to accomplish by the end of this year, Capricorn—and what actions do you need to take to get there?
Your ambitious plans might not fully take wing until February 16, when energizer Mars zooms into Capricorn for its biennial visit (more on that in a minute). Until then, Mars is hibernating in Sagittarius and your restful twelfth house. Since January 3, the red planet’s been in power-saver mode, causing your energy to come in short bursts. If you felt a “sizzle then fizzle” effect or just can’t fully ramp up to cruising speed, don’t force it. Mars in this internal zone is a time to reflect, process deeper emotions and catch up on sleep. Your body and mind might be calling for a break, so pull over to the cosmic rest stop and refuel. Once Mars enters your sign on February 16 (till March 30), it will be all systems go!
Prior to that, there will be another moment for deep internal processing. On February 9, the Leo full moon brings potent feelings to the surface. From buried emotions to strong sexual attraction, this lunar light could churn up a whole lot. Could it be the cleansing you didn’t know you needed? Possibly—but watch your delivery, which could be extra intense! Feelings can run to extremes today, and you might be tempted to cut someone off (or dive all the way in) without your usual habit of thinking it through. Feel free to tone down your overly practical approach and let your heart lead. Just don’t abandon all common sense, Cap. Remember that this full moon is giving you serious tunnel vision, and you could get a tad obsessive.
The eighth house rules shared finances and wealth, and this lunation could deliver a lovely payout, one you’ve been working toward since the July 31, 2019, Leo NEW moon. A bonus, commission or large lump sum may come your way. If a relationship has been crescendoing toward a permanent commitment (marriage, babies, buying a home), this full moon could seal the deal.
On Valentine’s Day, it will be hard to decide what to do! Part of you wants to go out and socialize, but staying in and getting cozy is equally appealing. With romantic Venus in Aries and your domestic fourth house from February 7 to March 4, the lure of lounging is strong. It will pair nicely with the escapist vibes of Mars in Sagittarius. Book a hotel room or turn Casa de Cap into an ambient fantasy suite for two. Single and/or not in the mood for this Hallmark hoopla? You might just treat yourself to a little getaway or a night of self-care.
At the same time, the moon’s in Scorpio and your social eleventh house on V-Day. Casual plans with friends or your favorite plus-one could get you out of an emo funk. With la luna in an enchanting trine to fantasy planet Neptune and communicator Mercury, both in Pisces and your communication house, telling someone how much you appreciate it—perhaps in a heartfelt card or text—could bring on the warm-fuzzies (and it doesn’t cost a thing). Who says Valentine’s love has to be only romantic? Express gratitude for the unconditional support of a friend, colleague or a sibling who’s been there for you lately.
You’ll be glad you said nice things because on February 16, Mercury—the planet of communication, tech and travel—will turn retrograde until March 9. To make things extra fun, Mercury will back through Pisces until March 4, foiling your third house of interpersonal affairs and media. It might feel like a double-strength retrograde at moments, and you’ll want to take the utmost care with every word. If you’re not sure whether you should write, post or say THAT…don’t. Run any big decisions by your wisest sounding boards; their feedback could help you massage your messaging.
The usual Mercury retrograde precautions merit your attention, too. Back up all data and devices. Avoid signing contracts if you can (and triple-check that fine print while you’re at it). If you’re considering buying anything with wheels—car, bicycle, hoverboard—shop around and conduct your research.
But Mercury retrograde can’t steal YOUR sunshine this month. Also on February 16, energizer Mars zooms into Capricorn for the first time in two years, pouring rocket fuel into your tanks. A personal passion project could move to center stage quickly. Got something major to debut? Mars is here until March 30. While you may want to wait until Mercury turns direct (forward) on March 9, you can bet that all eyes will be on you once you’re ready to unveil it!
Mars will join lucky Jupiter, structured Saturn (your ruler) AND alchemical Pluto in Capricorn, an extremely rare mashup that could make you feel invincible at moments. You’ll also feel the spotlight on you strongly, which could be a bit daunting—you’re a grounded earth sign who likes to fly under the radar at times! Privacy might be in short supply, but this is one of those moments when you may actually want to roll with it. If your 2020 resolutions haven’t taken off yet, get ready to make up for lost time…in short order.
Your love life also gets a boon from this Mars transit, as the lusty red planet makes you the zodiac’s star. You’ll be turning heads and attracting attention. Capricorn performers and artists could get a hit of fame—and no matter what you do professionally, you’re likely to draw fascinated fans.
On February 21, Mars will flow into a harmonizing trine with innovator Uranus, which is in Taurus and your fifth house of love, glamour and creativity. Get ready for your closeup, Capricorn! One of your ideas could attract serious buzz now because this fast-moving transit can move the action quickly. But watch out for tempers and egos gone wild.
Diffuse some of the tension by getting social and back in the mix. On February 18, the Sun starts a monthlong visit to Pisces and your third house of communication and community. Yes, Mercury IS still retrograde here, but with this solar-powered boost, you’ll have better luck getting your message across. Self-edit and apply strong filters (when in doubt, just don’t say it!). Then dedicate the next month to getting your ideas polished for prime time.
The February 23 Pisces new moon could spark a conversation or collaboration that goes far. Talk through any promising ideas with coworkers or set up a brainstorming session. Since friendly vibes will be flowing, keep the atmosphere casual. An opportunity to get involved in a local endeavor could also crop up now. From a pop-up shop to a live event to running for city council (why not?), there’s plenty of opportunity in your own backyard. Between now and the September 2 Pisces full moon, an idea could blossom into something much bigger.
This new moon favors media and writing projects, so get busy crafting that podcast episode or publishing a thought-provoking post. With forthright Mars emboldening you, your passionate words could really spark conversation now, putting you at the center of the buzz!
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