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Venus in Capricorn ~ Feb. 3/4 to Mar. 1, 2011

Naima Mora as a Capricorn via

Several hours after Mercury enters Aquarius, Venus also changes signs as she leaves Sagittarius and joins Pluto in Capricorn on February 3 at 9:58 p.m. PST / February 4 at 12:58 a.m. to stay until Marsh 1. The time for fun and light-heartedness is over, as Venus leaves adventure-loving Sagittarius for the tried and true sign of Capricorn.

Venus represents our relationships (with others, the self and material possessions), our finances, and our sense of personal worth. In Sagittarius, Venus is adventurous, flirtatious, lively, optimistic, spiritual and believes love/relationships are about the journey of learning and enjoyment. In Capricorn, Venus is more concerned about the destination and less about the journey. She needs guarantees for longevity. Building solid foundations in love take priority. Fleeting love affairs are little to none. Venus in Capricorn understands that any relationship worth keeping and cultivating requires work and commitment. In terms of finances and material wealth, Capricorn-Venus works toward having things -- the finer things. Status matters. Appearances, too. Amassing material possessions doesn't mean buying the lot, because whatever Venus in Capricorn buys is an investment. It's something that will be used and held onto for years to come.

While Venus transits Capricorn, we are reminded that there is an element to relationships that is beyond the romanticized ideals of love. Love can be painful. Love can be a burden. There is duty and obligation to those we love. Despite the heaviness and ties that bind us, love and relationships drive us to better our selves and give meaning to our lives by having others to share this life with. Venus in Capricorn represents the side to love and relationships that show the resilience of our connections. Despite the challenges and obstacles, true love prevails.

While in Capricorn, Venus will make alignments with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • February 6 ~ Venus square Jupiter. Good times. Overindulgence. Overspending. Faith in those we love or are meaningful in our lives. Also today, the Sun and Mars trine Saturn-rx.
  • February 9 ~ Venus conjunct Pluto. Focus on relationships and commitments in our lives. Partnerships deepen. Alliances become stronger or ties are severed. Transformational love. Issues with control. Power struggles.
  • February 18 ~ Venus oppose Saturn-rx. Saturn shows us our restrictions, especially with regards to finances and/or our relationships. An opportunity to lift whatever blinders we may have on that keep us from 'seeing' our relationships or the status of our finances for what they truly are. Also today, Full Moon in Leo at 12:36 a.m. PST / 3:36 a.m. EST and later, the Sun's ingress in Pisces at 4:25 p.m. PST / 7:25 p.m. EST.
  • March 1 ~ Venus sextile Uranus. Even in Capricorn, there's room for surprising Venus. Expect the unexpected in love and money. New dalliances or (business) alliances? Later in evening, Venus leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius.
How might Venus' transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Capricorn. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Capricorn zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for a brief explanation of Venus transiting those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 9th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 11th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart to find out where your natal Mars is, as well as what your Rising may be -- birth date, time, and place required.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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Naima Mora as a Capricorn. Image credit and copyright to America's Next Top Model via

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