CAPRICORN & Capricorn Rising
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
― Patrick Rothfuss
“The menu is not the meal.”
― Alan Watts
“We think too much and feel too little.”
― Charlie Chaplin
Words have power this month Capricorn – although perhaps not in the way you think they do. While Mercury spends an inordinate amount of time in Pisces the feeling, the intention behind your communication is what will count the most. In the same vein, even your thoughts can manifest as if by magic. Your psychic senses will also be particularly strong – something that most people who know you would be surprised to hear. As you have been hosting Saturn, Pluto and more recently Jupiter your presence can elicit a rather strange response, from one extreme to the other. Reactions from others this month are likely to reflect that more strongly.
That said, Mars will enter your identity sector as it does roughly every two years. You will have the support of the universe behind you in planning a brilliant strategy to reach your goals this year. Let me repeat ‘planning’. As Mercury will be in retrograde phase all month it won’t be the best time to take action quite yet.
Highlights & Lowlights
MERCURY in PISCES--February 3rd to April 11th
@#$#!%^???? Your words may be a little mixed up while Mercury cruises through Pisces. Although, if you are a writer, work in a creative field, you may find that your words have a poetic quality. Of course that could still make it difficult for some to figure out exactly what you are trying to communicate. However, they will probably ‘feel you’ if you get what I mean. Chances are you know exactly what I mean 😉
That said, the month of February, especially during the first two weeks isn’t the best time to be mixing and mingling but rather hanging back at home or behind closed doors alone with your thoughts. Mars has been in your house of repose for weeks now, preparing to move into your sign on the 16th..So, until then, if you find you are a little sluggish go easy on yourself. (read more about Mercury in Pisces- relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS in SAGITTARIUS –January 4th to February 16th
As mentioned, Mars continues through Sagittarius until the 16th. During these first two weeks of February it seems you will either be deep in your thoughts, crafting a plan for 2020 or you simply are feeling drained and in need of more sleep. In any case, go with the planetary flow here. Once Mars bounds into your sign you will feel more motivated. (read more about Mars in Sagittarius -relevant for ALL SIGNS)
VENUS in ARIES--February 7th to March 6th
While Venus visits Aries you may want to change your home or work environment. That might be exactly what you need to refresh your spirits. Intuitively you may indeed be preparing for a fresh start and so organizing yourself now is a good way to ease into the next phase so to speak. Also, just as Venus makes her move into a foundational area of your chart the Moon is confronted by Saturn & Pluto. The emotional vibe that runs through you acts as a reminder that life is changing for you, and quickly. Sticking to old patterns, routines, ways of doing things won’t really work anymore. (read more about Venus in Aries- relevant for ALL SIGNS)
FULL MOON in LEO--February 9th
By the time the Moon draws to Full in Leo on February 9th there is no question that you are in the process of wrapping up the old and beginning to open your arms to something new. Of course, as you are a cautious soul, you are likely already be in the midst of contemplating your next steps. It may be useful to consider what was happening in your life, intentions that were set, during the New Moon in Leo on July 31st 2019. As this lunar cycle comes to completion so too does a certain phase in your life. This is particularly true in regards to the dynamics of relationship, your finances or even a job – virtually anything you have chosen to take on as a responsibility. It may indeed be time to let go in favour of taking on another commitment – perhaps one that will bring a little more light into your life.
The second half of the month is likely to be the most productive – despite the ever-dreaded onset of Mercury’s slowdown on February 16th. It will be the first planet to enter retrograde phase in 2020. We’ll return to that in a moment.
MARS in CAPRICORN--February 16th to March 31st
Finally! Mars awakens crossing the threshold into your sign. You only have Mars’ energetic boost roughly every two years Capricorn. Unfortunately, while Mercury is also in a retrograde phase at this point you may not be able to take action quite yet. That probably suits you just fine. Your motto is usually ‘slow and steady wins the race’. In any event you will be feeling more comfortable in your own skin, feeling more assertive, confident. Funny enough, you may appear perhaps a touch softer than usual. As you have been hosting hard edged Saturn and Pluto you may have been coming across as a little intimidating. You’ll be owning your power from inside out now Capricorn. And that emits an air of authority that commands respect - not fear.
MERCURY RETROGRADE--February 16th to March 9th
It is worth emphasizing that Mercury’s retrograde phase does have it’s benefits especially if 1. you set your sights on dealing with one thing at a time and 2. resist starting anything new. The best use of Mercury’s slow down is to refine and in your case dream with greater clarity. You are one of the most productive signs of the zodiac. When you truly want to accomplish something there is no stopping you. Armed with patience and a wise eye to current trends you will always find success in your chosen field. At the moment if you work in a creative field or the tasks at hand require someone who can think outside the box in search of solutions you will be brilliant. Setting aside the time to concentrate is all that will be required.
Remember this isn’t the best time to make decisions or sign papers. Needless to say read the fine print Capricorn. As cautious and thorough as you are even the best of us can miss important information or suffer the consequences of miscommunications while Thinker-Mercury is in the underwater realm of Pisces – nevermind the fact it is operating at less than optimum!
Below is a breakdown of Mercury’s itinerary in February & March :
February 16th Mercury stations Retrograde @12° Pisces.
March 4th: Mercury Returns to Aquarius-- * double check your paycheck, money going in and out. This is also a good time to reiterate what your goals are this year and if your daily routine will get you ‘there’ over time. Efficiency is your forte and future security (materially speaking) is always high on your priority list.
March 9th: Mercury DIRECT @28° Aquarius – Hang tight, make sure everything is in place before moving forward. Often Mercury retrograde phases are most potent at the beginning of the slow down and the end.
March 16th: Mercury Returns to Pisces
March 30th : Out of shadow @12+° Pisces. You are out of the woods. From here you can pick up the pace again feeling secure about the work you’ve done to ‘get it together’.
April 11th: Wooo Hooo! Mercury moves into ARIES and you are ready to get to work on building foundational aspects of the plan you have been constructing over the last few months
MARS trine URANUS -February 21st
This is a stand out day- inspiration strikes like bolts of lightening. If you are a writer, are having difficulty with your children or have been gnawing on finding solutions to a complicated problem (likely one that has you a tad wound up emotionally) an aha! moment arrives. Still you may not want to take immediate action. Mercury is still sluggish so taking the time to factor in this ‘bright idea’ will be worth its weight in gold. Sidenote: If you have kids this is a great day to play hooky. If you don’t have kids – might want to engage in enjoying life for a change and do something fun.
NEW MOON in PISCES-February 23rd
A blissful New Moon in Pisces on the 23rd sets a sweet tone for the last week of February. This is a great time to set intentions. With Mars in your sign, the North Node and Uranus in a supportive position the universe will be especially receptive. This is particularly true in regards to well-wishing for family, siblings, the advancement of a creative project, work. Virtually anything you find yourself becoming increasingly devoted to has a good chance of developing just the way you want it to over the next six months. As the New Moon is set in your third house of the written word why not write your intentions down with loving care and tuck it under your pillow. 'Dreams really do come true' -- you wouldn't call Dorothy a liar would you? (That's from the Wizard of Oz by the way - shockingly it isn't as well known a reference as it once was...)