by Lina Elisabeth Preston 2 min read

In February 2024, many planets are moving from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Capricorn is the sign in focus during the new Moon on February 8. This sign will then host six planets - the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Pluto.


In Vedic astrology, the dates for determining the sun signs differ from Western astrology. The Sun in the sign Capricorn extends from January 14 to February 12 in Vedic astrology. Capricorn is the last of the Earth signs and the first of the winter signs (in the northern hemisphere). The ground is hard and frozen in some places as nature itself withdraws.

Capricorns are known to be dutiful and are often attentive workers. In some form or another, they like to serve so that life can flow smoothly for everyone.

Mars is Exalted in Capricorn

When Mars enters Capricorn on February 5, he loses his beneficial relationship with Jupiter. Interestingly, Mars is exalted in Capricorn, a sign ruled by Saturn. Mars is said to be Saturn's enemy.

Mars and Saturn have a very different relationship than Mars and Jupiter. When Jupiter influences Mars (as we have experienced between December 28 and February 5), the actions are guided by wisdom and a desire for expansion. When Mars moves to Capricorn, the energy is focused, controlled, and disciplined. In Capricorn, Mars will do his duty.

Power and Transformation

We must also consider that slow-moving Pluto will be in Capricorn until 2040. Pluto has a deep influence and, while in Capricorn, reflects some of the profound changes of the Earth and governments.

Planets transiting Capricorn are no doubt also influenced by Pluto’s deep and transformative energy. Mars will transit close to Pluto on February 13 and 14. This could stimulate our personal drive for change and accomplishments. However, this energy can also be ruthless and destructive on a large scale. There is a potential for earthquakes or other disruptions in the world.

Technological Innovation Revolutionizes Life

The outer planet Uranus became direct again on January 27 after retrograding for five months.

Uranus is transiting the Vedic sun sign Aries, a sign of new beginnings.
Uranus's energy is innovative, intense, and revolutionary and we are experiencing an amazing development of new technology.

Profound Inner Change

This February is a good time for work and for getting things done. Just remember to relax. Enjoying nature and the outdoors is a positive way to work with Mars's energy in Capricorn.

We may want to understand the truth of our underlying reality as we evolve and change. This is a time to strengthen our resolve to go deep spiritually.

Astrological Dates to Remember: February 2024

  • January 27 - March 15, 2025 Uranus is direct in Aries
  • February 1 Mercury in Capricorn
  • February 5 - March 15 Mars in Capricorn
  • February 9 New Moon in Capricorn
  • February 11 - March 6 Venus in Capricorn
  • February 13 - March 14 Sun in Aquarius
  • February 13 - February 14 Mars / Pluto conjunction 6 degrees Capricorn
  • February 19 Mercury in Aquarius
  • February 24 Full Moon in Leo
  • February 28 Sun / Saturn / Mercury conjunction 15 degrees Aquarius



Lina Elisabeth Preston
Lina Elisabeth Preston

Lina Elisabeth Preston has been doing astrological consultations for 20 years. She is a certified Jyotish Visharada and member and practitioner with the Council of Vedic Astrology. Lina also works with vedic gemstones. A long time meditator and disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, Lina lives with her husband Binay at Ananda Village, a spiritual community in Northern California. Lina and Binay founded their business Northern Lights in 1990.

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