Gratitude is your love super-power

Know where to direct your passion

Time to exhale and appreciate

Venus enters its ruling 2nd from the 1st and it’s time to enter the world of Now Age finances, values and that all-important self-esteem, Cappy.

This month offers you more than that however. It hands you room to breathe. To stop feeling you are constantly at the mercy of the winds of fate. To relax, go within and above all, to appreciate what you have as opposed to chasing after more. The key to more is in fact, gratitude. It simply generates more to be grateful for.

Take time and release

Breathe in that feeling and stop for a moment to appreciate all you have, done and accomplished. Practice this especially around the 6th when Venus meets your ruler Saturn in here. Go deep within and have a soul audit. Add up not just the material stuff but the inner gains you have made over the past three years. The challenges you have met that have made you stronger. Think about all you have accomplished not just professionally, but in terms of personal growth. Add it all up and feel that sense of achievement warm you from within. Feels good, doesn’t it?

Chances are now you have taken the time to do this, it adds up to more than you thought. Especially around the 8th when the Sun meets retrograde Mercury in here. It is a month of checks and balances. Of knowing who or what is worth your time, love, attention, talent and emotional investment. If there is a deficit now, you will address this – one way or another. The choices you make or what you ask for reflect your own self-worth.

This includes your relationships too and also the areas where you direct your passion into. There’s a defining moment or two happening this month when you’ll make decisions around these areas. The 1st has the Sun in here and Mars ask you where the passion or take-out is for you around a person, relationship or project? Your answer may take a few days to emerge or in typical Capricorn fashion, you will take your time weighing up the pros and cons.

The way forward one way or another will be clear from the 19th when Venus makes the same angle to Mars. And certainly, by the 25th when Mars trines Pluto – the only remaining slow-moving planet in your sign. Also, push past barriers and make that extra effort when it comes to love and money now. And don’t settle for less than you know you deserve.

As well as greeting what you already have with a fresh appreciation, February brings answers solutions and opportunities around financial matters. Just be aware with Mercury retro in here until the 21st, these may take their time to unfold. However – this is retrofactor activity like no other. Sure, the usual retro rules apply and please bear them in mind. But at the same time, offers and inroads around money are all around you now.

As this is also your house of self-worth, this applies to love too due to it being ruled by Venus. Plus that retrograde cycle means something you have been waiting on or missed out on, could well re-appear. Anything from money owed, that answer or that lover! Look at the 6th – 8th for signs around this as after Venus meets your ruler on the 6th, you have the Sun and Mercury aligned on the 8th promising news around something stalled or delayed.

More than Money Can Buy

The biggest feel-good days for you are the 11th – 14th. Mid-month is when new beginnings appear or are set in motion. Or something that money can’t buy nonetheless makes you feel like you hit the rich list! The new Moon on the 11th offers you an important fresh start when it comes to income, resources or self-esteem. Or a new beginning around love or a soul-boosting connection thanks to Venus and Jupiter meeting on the same day. This new Moon marks the start of the Chinese New Year of the Ox. And is traditionally linked to setting goals for your future.

In this instance, look to those around abundance in all areas. Delve into what you need to attain what you want. It’s more than about just money. It’s about connections, talents, skills and a readiness to receive it. Worth it? Of course you are!

Valentine’s Day delivers the second of three meetings between Mercury and Jupiter in here. Tune into the energy of the card of the 8 of Wands in the Tarot today. This card is not only about messages, news and activity. But the wands also represent passion and the ‘arrows of love’. Who fires these? Cupid of course! Something finds its target today as Cupido, new dawn Ceres and the Moon all meet in your communications sector.

All three align back to the Galactic Centre in your mysterious 12th of psychic abilities, fate and the past. Astrologers are now beginning to embrace the importance of the Galactic Centre in our charts. Its gravity is so powerful it is literally ‘the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart’. In other words, our entire galaxy spins around it!

At its heart is a supermassive black hole. This is where the laws of time and space break down. This could mark something which sends you down an important soul path. Or it could see something return which we say ‘has your name on it’. What you don’t think is possible becomes probable.

Wait until the Sun (18th) and then Venus (25th) arrives in your 3rd before thinking that nothing is happening! Of course, some of you may not have to wait that long. Mercury heads direct from the 21st which is also when Ceres moves into your 4th. Take the initiative when it comes to home matters now. This includes looking at that work/life balance and also who does what around the home. Is it time to negotiate something different – especially based on what you now know to be fair?

You’ll be able to see a clear path to freedom, away from something restrictive that has been holding you back at the time of the full Moon in your 9th on the 27th. This Moon is known as the ‘Snow Moon’ – although January’s full Moon is sometimes also called that. It is called the ‘Hunger Moon’ by some native cultures owning to the fact that food was in short supply. February in Romani tradition is called ‘Little black month’ – a reference to its short duration and also the winter depths. We are however now a month away from the spring equinox so remember that.

Your emotional compass is guiding you in the right direction now. Look closely under this full Moon about what you are not attempting out of fear. This could be fear of upsetting others. Fear of failure. Or even fear of success. Sometimes we simply fear trying because we would have to step away from what we know is familiar to us emotionally to do that. Human beings are hard-wired to stay with what’s familiar. Even if that isn’t actually benefitting us anymore. Or has never been for that matter.

This month has taught you so much about what you are truly worth and deserve. By the time we arrive at this full Moon, settling for less simply shouldn’t be an option any more, Capricorn.

In a nutshell: This month could see you stop, breathe and finally release that weight you’ve been carrying these past years, Capricorn. Lighten the load and feel gratitude and appreciation flood in. Love could just follow.