Welcome to February, you devilish Capricorn. Last month saw you making the most of your signature ambition when things picked up professionally. You live by the motto "work hard, play hard." But you're not a machine, dear sea-goat; you're a human (sorry) — this month, try to make a little time for relaxation.
Juno, a commitment-oriented planetary body known as "the asteroid of marriage," enters Aquarius on Tuesday, February 1. While the influence of Aquarius is usually associated with cool detachment, something you don't always associate with romance, this transit brings clarity to your love life. Unlike some of the more emotional water signs (you're all grounded earth), you don't have a problem using logic, Capricorn. However, you can compartmentalize, and as a result, withhold affection without even realizing it. Tuesday, February 1, also brings a new moon in Aquarius, which helps you rationally look at how you express emotions in long-term commitment. Sure, you feel deeply for a few people, but when was the last time you told them that?
The communication planet Mercury ends its retrograde and goes direct in your sign, Capricorn, on Thursday, February 3. By now, you've probably begun to see the world — or at least your local Target — turn pink and red for Valentine's Day. You walk to the beat of your own drum, and at times, feel resentful towards what you view as commercialized affection. But with Mercury in your sign, you realize that rather than act like a hater, it's most advantageous to your relationships to share the love. Whether it's your mom, partner, or best friend, you don't need to wait until Valentine's Day to gush over someone. You can do it right now.
However, you might end up needing to turn your attention back to work on actual Valentine's Day when messenger Mercury leaves your sign and reenters independent Aquarius on Monday, February 14. You have money on your mind, Capricorn. You know by now that it's essential to use creative bursts when you have them, so don't feel bad about laying low. Just communicate your needs to any partners or crushes ahead of time and express the aforementioned emotions so that they don't think you forgot about them. Or, if you're single or taking a break from dating — well, happy Cap, that means you can work as late as you need to (or, you know, catch up on crime shows and scroll through endlessly amusing TikTok content).
Always one to do your own thing, you start to feel romantic again thanks to the start of empathetic Pisces season on Friday, February 18. You usually stick with science and cold hard facts but watch out for little signs from the universe during this psychic time. It may be deja vu walking down the street or memorable dreams, but the stars are sending you messages. And circle Wednesday, February 23 in your calendar. Mars, which rules sex and is currently in your sign, forms a sextile (a flirty aspect between two planets) with dreamy Neptune. Whether you're flirting on dating apps while taking a bath or in bed with your long-term partner, passion and excitement are sure to go down.
You'll want to celebrate February 14 on your own terms and your own time table, so pick yourself up something pink, pretty, and practical, like this supercute glittery alligator clip from Lisa Says Gah.
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