Sun moves into Capricorn on Dec 22
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.
During January, Mercury, Venus and Mars are jumping ahead into Aquarius, thus prompting your 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 to 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?
Pluto square Uranus
The 6th of the recent Pluto/Uranus squares (90 degrees) occurred on December 15. The 7th, and final one, will occur this March 15-16. Uranus’s individualistic and freedom-loving dance with the collective, and often dark, powers of Pluto has been stirring up all sorts of issues in our planetary consciousness, from police brutality and CIA torture versus human rights to corrupted government versus free and open democracy to corporate psychopathy versus public welfare. It all keeps gushing forth, like hot lava, directly in our faces and leading to an inevitable earthquake-like transformation of our collective reality. Will enough people see through the matrix and claim their right to freedom? We can only hope. In the meantime, this Capricorn time is good for thinking through your own relationship to the powers that be and considering the practical issues one might face in times of change. Being in the world, but not of the world is the challenge.
Good Capricorn activities into January.
To heal and evolve your Capricorn self, get organized and take charge. It’s a good time to put into order anything that has been needing attention, whether it’s things, ideas or relationships. Take responsibility for things past, present and future. Make yourself accountable to others in areas you’ve been avoiding. Plan something, set a goal, commit to it and make decisions. Honor and recognize what you have accomplished thus far in your life. Give yourself credit and respect. Spend some time reflecting on how you’ve organized your life and to what extent you are living authentically, from your higher, loving self, bringing your soul’s true intentions into this world.
Good Capricorn questions to ask yourself into January:
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?
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