by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer
- Dates: Dec 22 – Jan 21
- Ruled by: Saturn
- Element: Earth
Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your Sun, North Node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Capricorn on your birth chart.
What Is Capricorn’s Intention?
Having discovered, through Sagittarius, the vastness of our world and our intuitive connections, our ego is now eager to use our newfound wisdom toward purposeful achievements in this world. Practical Saturn, previously our slave-master, now becomes our best friend, teaching us how to create order from chaos, to be conscious co-creators within our earthly collective of incarnated beings. OK Capricorn, who’s in charge!
The Capricorn in us recognizes that we have always been co-creating our world, albeit unconsciously. It’s what we’re here to do. Initially, this awareness may cause us to take ourselves too seriously, feeling overly responsible for everything and everybody and demanding recognition for it. However, Capricorn’s spiritual intention is to teach us how to manifest our expansive loving visions into the world with ease and joyful fulfillment.
Through Capricorn, we are learning control, discipline, orderliness, and focus, both inwardly and outwardly. As we grow into an “adult” position of self-care, we accept responsibility for the life we are creating. We learn to focus on our goals, keep commitments, and let go of the past. In maturity, we lead by example, build teams, and hold others accountable with respectful compassion. We create a loving order.
Our unconscious Capricorn self tends to take charge of things without fully understanding situations, ignoring the process, too focused on egotistical goals. People around us experience us as bossy, emotionally unavailable or callous, overly ambitious and opportunistic. Inside, we may be hiding our feelings and fears while managing everyone around us, feeling hyper alert to what is “socially admirable” rather than what is authentic.
What needs healing and growth?
Our Capricorn ego can at times feel unrecognized and unappreciated, like we will not find our purpose in life. Or we may feel that life itself is too chaotic and unstructured, fearing an absence of clear, practical realities. We may strain to get accolades and acceptance, perhaps by associating with those we deem as successful. We may become obsessed with creating some kind of order around us (e.g., anorexia). Or we might submit to outer authorities for structure (e.g., military, cult, etc).
This drive for recognition and order eventually leads us back to ourselves. To address our fear of chaos, we learn first to bring order and discipline to our minds and emotions. We find worthiness and appreciation by loving ourselves. By continuing to listen to our inner soul voice, we align our disciplined thoughts and actions with our true spiritual goals and aspirations. Applying the Capricorn values of focus, responsibility and structure to our lives, the world begins to see our soul and we feel recognized and appreciated as a unique and conscious co-creator among co-creators.
What Can I Do This Month?
To heal and evolve your Capricorn self, pay attention to your ability to take charge of your life. Does life seem chaotic? Craving recognition? Do you respect and honor yourself? Do you try to manage people, even their feelings, yet avoid your own? Do you have a vision for yourself and the world? Are you willing to take responsibility, even leadership toward creating that vision? Or do you depend on others for that? Are you in integrity in all areas of your life? Do you trust your intuition to guide your choices? Are you willing to upset people to get things done?
Additional Support (current planetary transits)
During January, Mercury, Venus and Mars are jumping ahead into Aquarius, thus prompting you mind, heart and will toward visionary possibilities for change and progress. However, Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, is squaring (90 degrees) Neptune, and challenging you to have confidence to take decisive actions toward your vision with heartfelt compassion for everyone, even those who oppose you.
The Full Moon in Cancer on January 4th is opposite the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn, creating a T-square with Uranus in Aries. The invitation here is allow your feelings to bring awareness to your relationship to power, your own and others. Are you using your power to merely gain recognition and to stand out from the crowd? Do you look down on those who lack the will to use their power? In today’s complicated world, what is your authentic power?
Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 34 years of experience and an international clientele. He is also an advanced energy healer, with extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings, coaching and healing by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. For more information, visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Contact Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com or call for a free 10-minute inquiry.