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Read the blog about Venus for February here.
Venus leaves Sagittarius to enter Capricorn on February 4th and because this is a sign of one of her 5 star points on the current Venus Star clock, it’s an important position for Venus. Sagittarius is an element of fire, so she comes to earthy Capricorn ignited from time spent this last month in the sign of the Archer. What has she been aiming her arrow towards? Has she aimed too high or not high enough? Now that she’s moved into Capricorn, she will get some concrete answers. Is the goal achievable, is it practical and can it be funded?
Capricorn has not been a sign necessarily associated with anything Venusian, with the exception that it is a sign of Saturn, with whom she has a fairly good working relationship. This may be due to the fact that Saturn is guardian of two signs, Aquarius and Capricorn and Venus is guardian of two signs, Libra and Taurus. Thus each one has a cooperative and smooth flowing elemental relationship, in this case earth to earth. Thus, the more practical, grounded and earthy instincts of her native sign Taurus is what serves her best while she travels through Capricorn. She will be jumping over some hoops this month, as she meets up first with Saturn, next with Pluto and then with the South Lunar Node.
That’s a tall order for Venus this February, the month of love. Valentine’s Day, celebrated in February, has always been associated with romantic love, the Eros-Psyche type of love – but Aquarius has more to do with the love of people, of humanity, of a wide-spread group or network of friends, not necessarily focused solely on one-to-one partnerships.
That being said, those who are romantically inclined can still take pleasure in celebrating a holiday that celebrates romantics. But keep in mind it is also a time to celebrate the love of our fellow earthlings. Perhaps an office party or a gathering of colleagues, celebrating the team work they do so well together could be the right event to lift the spirits.
Capricorn is the mountain goat with the tail of a fish and similar to Cancer, the crab who is its duality point, it can be comfortable on the earth or in the water. It is Capricorn’s tail that’s in the water meaning this goat has sea legs but the Cancer crab is more technically climbing out of the water and drying out on land. In contrast, the goat is found dancing along the rocky cliffs and crags surrounding the ocean. They are climbers, ambitious in nature, but not necessarily trying to race to the top. The Capricorn pace is slow and steady, making sure to take stock of what is right in front of itself while making progress to reach its ultimate destination.
Venus in Capricorn or the Venus Star Point in Capricorn can be seen as someone who possesses maturity, poise and wisdom, even at an early age. Unless a rock star (such as Elvis), their look is not usually flamboyant. Rather they typically prefer a more tailored, somewhat classic elegance (as in Sinatra) which displays their sense of style and taste. The “minimalist” trend in interior design, fashion, jewelry and art could definitely be thought of as Venus in Capricorn preferential style.
All of our youth, whose births occurred after 1986, will have Capricorn on one of the 5 signs of its Venus Star. This is a signature that has forced this generation to either mature very quickly or to deal with responsibility and adult-sized issues, even while they are young. If they have natal Venus in Capricorn it may be assumed that they are people who can handle such tasks.
It would be incorrect to assume that Venus in Capricorn is all about and only about achieving power and status in their life. More accurately, a Venus in Capricorn is intent on possessing a profession which fuels her fire. She is certainly not averse to mating, and Venus in the sign of the earthy goat possesses a rather lusty nature even if she does not always know how to handle it and can be somewhat ashamed of acknowledging it. But the partnership must be balanced with her other love, her work, her career, the sense of fulfillment she derives in doing her job well and knowing that she has made a difference in the world. She is not afraid to tackle issues such as economic equality across either the gender or age spectrum.
Venus visits Capricorn once a year and in the past several years has been meeting up with Pluto also in this sign. This year, she greets Pluto, Saturn and the South Node, experiencing a challenging and bumpy ride on her ascent to the top. Additionally she is square Uranus in Aries, creating some sudden turns regarding closeness and freedom or separation. On the 19th of February she will meet her own star point in Capricorn at 18° so this will be a day to open oneself to joy and celebrate all things Venusian – especially after having survived her pass through Saturn’s bounds a few days prior. Venus knows what she wants and though she may need to navigate around several barricades this month, she will eventually prevail.
If you are a Venus in Capricorn or are partnering with someone with this placement, remember to honor their wisdom, respect their experience or age and dignify them with consideration and well-thought out contemplation rather than rash emotional reactions or whininess. Above all, honor them by letting them know you are listening to them, regardless of whether you agree or not!
Some well-known Venus in Capricorns are: Diane Keaton, Scarlett Johansson, Ronan Farrow, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie Presley.
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Venus dates for February:
Notice the clustering of Venusian aspects around the 2nd-3rd and 17th-19th and 22nd-28th of the month.
Feb 2—Venus at 28° Sagittarius sextile Pallas at 28° Libra
Feb 2—Venus at 29° Sagittarius trine Uranus at 29° Aries
Feb 2—Venus at 29° Sagittarius square Chiron at 29° Pisces
Feb 3—Venus enters Capricorn
Feb 6—Venus at 3° Capricorn sextile Venus Star Point 3° Scorpio
Feb 17—Venus at 16° Capricorn sextile Neptune at 16° Pisces
Feb 18—Venus conjoins Saturn at 17° Capricorn
Feb 19—Venus conjoins Venus Star Point at 18° Capricorn
Feb 22—Venus conjoins Pluto at 22° Capricorn
Feb 25—Venus conjoins South Lunar Node at 26° Capricorn
Feb 28—Venus at 29° Capricorn square Pallas at 29° Libra
Check out all things related to Venus and the Venus Star Point at: www.SophiaVenus.com
Listen to the podcast about Venus for February here.
© Arielle Guttman 2019