The Moon In Capricorn (February 4-6)
By Mary Kate, 02/04/2016
**The Moon In Capricorn (February 4-6)**
The moon moved into Capricorn, ruled by Saturn on February 4th at (4:44pm Pacific Standard Time/7:44pm Eastern Standard Time) and will stay there until the late evening of February 6. This moon has a very different feel from that of Sagittarius where it just visited. You probably noticed a shift yesterday as things left the fun loving and adventure seeking Sagittarius Moon and took on a more serious, focused and reality-based edge. The moon represents what we need to feel loved, safe, nurtured and taken care of. When the moon is in your Sun, Rising or Moon sign, it illuminates on a deeper level so the effects are stronger. If any of your signs are in Saturn (the ruler of Capricorn), you will feel the effects more intensely over the next few days.
When the moon is in Capricorn you’re apt to feel better when you do things that give you a sense of self-respect. Often Capricorn is intensely focused on achievement and ambition so feeling capable is at the core of your happiness. During these days you may find yourself stepping up your abilities to manage, get the job done and take care of what needs to happen. Your ability to manage and see the bigger picture and the steps that need to happen to get from A to B may also come into play. This energy brings on a reality check and enhances your ability to know there is a long way to go and the importance of not expending more than is needed.
You may express your sense of independence in several different ways and enjoy a feeling of being able to do something on your own, without direction and help from others. You also can tap into your awareness that you can plot your own course and determine your destiny if you’re willing to work for something step-by-step and this feeling may excite you.
It’s also important to remember that you can depend on others every once in awhile and don’t always have to perform as the responsible adult who is highly independent and taking care of others. If you can’t accept help outright, at least try and delegate stuff at this time to avoid taking on too much responsibility. You can show your more vulnerable side and allow yourself to count on someone else every now and again too. Also pay attention to any robotic responses and behaviors and don’t forget to connect with yourself and feel as well.
The energy of Capricorn is about responsibility, focus and accomplishment. Take some time to look at these areas of your life, see where you’re in and out of balance and look at where you’re in flow and in resistance and what is being “illuminated” for you. A phrase that fits well with this energy comes from my 5-year old nephew, Reed. He often says, Hocus Pocus, Now Everybody Focus. The reality check has arrived and it’s time to focus people! Enjoy the productive and focused energy this moon brings!