Cosmic Relief: A Capricornian February

We are in the peak of the Aquarius season in February. With the sun and Mercury being in the scientific, social, innovative and humanitarian sign of Aquarius, you would think we would be charting forward together, right? However, this month has a lot of focus on Capricorn. Two of our major personal planets, Mars (ruling our gusto and excitement) and Venus (ruling our desires and sensuality) are settled in the sign of Capricorn. We can expect a lot of rooted and self-propelled energy being directed at our material goals, aspirations and long-term relationships. Capricorn is fiercely driven to succeed and grounded in discipline. It gets stuff done, knows how to do it and will not rest until it’s completed to perfection. And this energy will be flavoring our drive and relationships in February. 

With Mercury and Venus retrograde coming to a close, we’ll be lamenting a lot, and with Capricorn influence,expect to focus on what isn’t working, how to make things better and what is at the heart of matters. It’s time to evaluate our commitments, responsibilities and direction. 

To give you some inspiration for your strategic planning, here is a cosmic playlist inspired by Mars and Venus in Capricorn, and, of course, your monthly horoscopes based on your sun and rising signs. 


Time to shine this month, Aquarius. There will be lots of opportunities to express yourself to the fullest, but don’t be surprised if you gain insight on things you’ve been avoiding. 


Your friendships and community are going to take center stage this month. Some feelings you’re not ready to talk about yet will be percolating under the surface. 


Transits this month will have you focusing on your sky-high goals. You will be inspired by a lot of new people and try to decide where to take action first. 


You will be expanding your horizons this month, so expect a lot of new opportunities sprouting. You’ll also assess your values and how they fit in the bigger picture. 


Adventure is your middle name this winter. You’ll be going a little stir crazy and likely feeling a little frisky. Find some way to exhaust that energy by exploring a new hobby this month. 


You’ve got some emotional work cut out for you this month. Expect lots of focus on your partnerships and lots of intense and deep feelings you’ll have to navigate.


Time to establish some new routines this month. You’ll be reaching out to your trusted allies for some help and trying to create a healthier schedule for yourself. 


This month will have you balancing between play and work. You will likely get a lot done and feel inspired by the end of February. 


Time for some much needed self-care and pampering. Creative projects are inspiring you this month, and you should take some time to indulge in that which nurtures you. 


You’ll be spinning your wheels a little bit and maybe obsessing about things you can’t control. Now is not the time to act but rather pour yourself a nice glass of wine and take a hot bath. 


You’ll be assessing your time and whether your investments actually make you happy. Expect some news and information coming your way that will help you refocus. 


Your patience is running thin with others and you have no desire to partake in any drama. Upholding commitments and responsibilities will be the focus, but only if it feels authentic.


Elfie Kalfakis is an artist inspired by mythology, play, the occult and consciousness. Her work is multidisciplinary, intuitive and uses mediums such as, but not limited to: collage, film, illustration and street art. She aspires to use her artwork as a means of breaking down stigmas and barriers within popular culture towards metaphysical concepts and has a passion for female empowerment, mental health advocacy and understanding the collective unconscious.