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Sun Into Pragmatic Capricorn = Winter Solstice

astrology_chartwheel 2The Sun moving into Capricorn, the 10th sign of the Zodiac, also means the start of the Winter Solstice, the official beginning of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere on December 21, 2013. Capricorn, an Earth sign ruled by the planet Saturn, is serious, efficient, grounded, practical and ambitious. Yes, very different from all the upbeat holiday revelry, however, there’s no need to have a letdown. Capricorn can keep us busy, accomplished and sensible. Re-goal yourself (I made this word up), tune up career moves, network in house, organize whatever needs to be shaped up. Make something happen. Just don’t get so bogged down in responsibilities that you become rigid and cautious. 

Regardless of your birthday, we all feel the Capricorn influence as we reach for an upgrade in status, get a thrill directing traffic and tell people what to do. Being a “boss” is not a burden. Being in charge is welcome. Fun for the boss, but maybe not so much for the employee? Remember to be careful with how you treat others, you can be authoritative with honey, rather than vinegar.

There are 3 planets, plus the Sun, in Capricorn right now meaning that wherever this sign appears in the birth chart, its traits are intensified. (And of course, a Capricorn Sun or Rising sign is especially energized.)

Planets in Capricorn:

*Pluto – deep feelings, changes in career direction?, revelations, rebirth (since 2008 until 2023)

 *Venus – Love, beauty, relationships (goes Retrograde 12/21 until 2/1/14), remains until 3/6/14 – pay attention to romantic expectations, feelings of restrictions.

*Mercury – Communication can become serious and narrow-thinking. Maintain sense of humor. Reign in sharp, hurtful speech.   (from 12/24/13  to 1/12/14)

As the year’s end approaches, it’s the perfect time to look at what we’ve accomplished in 2013 and make plans for 2014. I love that whole “what’s next?” questioning process.

Sun into Capricorn = Dec. 21, 2013…12:11PM EST / 9:11AM PST

*Gemstone: Obsidian, Onyx *Power color: Black, grays * Body Part: Bones

FYI:  “The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, the term is also a turning point to midwinter or the first day of winter…The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days.” (per WikiPedia)

 

Take Charge Capricorn Moon!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lFriday evening, August 16,2013 begins a serious, organized, focused weekend experience while under the influence of the Capricorn Moon. It will last until Sunday evening. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of boundaries and life lessons (not always fun, but can be maturing), see the Moon transit as an opportunity to show your stuff. Use the authoritarian energy associated with this 10th sign of the Zodiac to accomplish, complete and be the boss.

Being ambitious is not a negative. Like everything else, it depends on how it’s handled. Assign tasks, give directions, move with confidence and purpose. Don’t forget to say “thank you”.  

Have a powerful weekend!

 

 

Sun into Scorpio – Intense!

Potent, powerful, persistent, passionate OR, stubborn, secretive, sensitive, sensual. (I sort of exhausted all my S’s and P’s) I couldn’t decide on which group of adjectives to use for the mysterious 8th sign if the Zodiac. I’ve decided that it isn’t an either / or, the depth and strength of this Water sign can handle all descriptions. The Sun will heat and be heated by its Scorpio transit beginning on Monday October 22, 2012.

Where does Scorpio, ruled by power and transformation planet Pluto, appear in your chart”, Sun sign, Ascendant, Moon? Regardless of the House placement, a Scorpio Sun brings intensity and deep feeling to us all. Many times when confronted with an issue, there will only be an either yes or no response – no compromise. “Maybe” will not be acceptable. It is black or white with no shades of grey. Especially now with Saturn, planet of discipline, perseverance, and boundaries, visiting until December 2014, the demand for real life, well defined positions, along with some hard edged decisions will be amped. Superficial skimming the surface, in conversation or action, just won’t do.

Note that deep and fierce stuff can lead to all sorts of “feelings” that you may not be prepared to confront. So, don’t be surprised if emotionality occasionally goes unchecked. Often, the resulting “overwhelm” may not quite match the situation. There is nothing wrong with using an internal pause button to give us a chance to think, rather than just react. We can accomplish a lot during this time using Scorpio’s power and focus. But also remember that laughter can be used as a balm to stabilize, bring things into perspective and lighten the atmosphere. 

*Gemstone: Topaz *Power color: Deep shades of red * Body Part: Reproductive system 

Scorpio: 10/22/12  8:14PM Eastern / 5:14PM Pacific  


 

You Are In Charge – Capricorn Moon Weekend!

Friday evening, October 19, 2012, begins a serious, organized, focused weekend experience while under the influence of a Capricorn Moon. It will last until Sunday evening. Ruled by Saturn,the planet of boundaries and life lessons (not always fun, but can be maturing), see the Moon transit as an opportunity to show your stuff. Use the authoritarian energy associated with this 10th sign of the Zodiac to accomplish, complete and be the boss.

Being ambitious is not a negative. Like everything else, it depends on how it’s handled. Assign tasks, give directions, move with confidence and purpose. Don’t forget to say “thank you”.  

Have a powerful weekend!

 

Sun into Libra – Charm Rules!

Fall is officially here and along with the Autumn Equinox, in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun waltzed into Libra on Saturday September 22, 2012. Even if it isn’t your Sun or Rising sign, the 7th sign of the Zodiac will still cast a glow. It’s all about socializing, networking, getting along. There will be cooperation, genial negotiations and the urge to seek balance in both business and personal relationships. Good things in life are highlighted due to the influences of lovely planet ruler Venus – romance, music, delicious food, beauty, graciousness and hospitality. This can be a fun time.

Communication planet Mercury will be visiting Libra until October 5, 2012, it should make for clever, interesting dinner conversation. Saturn, planet of restrictions and just general “grownup-ness” has been transiting Libra for about 2 years. It leaves the Air sign on October 6, 2012. Any feelings of limitations due to the task master’s presence should dissipate. The plus side is you’ll be left with any results that focused, hardworking Saturn has left you. (Was decision making faster than usual?)

Seeking harmony, the Libra way is to see both sides of an issue before making up your mind. However, using the Pros/Cons list method can just string the selection process out. Be aware that important action can be stalled by over think. Paying attention to instinct and being honest will give a more direct line to a choice.

As always, your experience of the Sun in a particular sign depends most upon where it appears in your chart, but we still feel its influences.

Libra – Gemstone: Aventurine * Power colors: Blue and Violet * Body part: Kidneys

BTW:  The Scale is Libra’s Astrology symbol. All other Zodiac signs are either people or animals. (Interpret that however you wish.)

FYI: Libra Sun * Autumn Equinox  9/22/12 – 10:49AM Eastern / 7:49AM Pacific

A Bossy Capricorn Moon This Weekend!

From Saturday afternoon until Monday, we will be in the serious embrace of a Capricorn Moon. Ruled by the planet Saturn, the duty bound, authoritarian energy of the Earthy 10th sign of the Zodiac can really get us to step up to the front, assign tasks, give directions – be the BOSS!

Good time to strategize for any type of business activity. But, don’t go overboard, be nice to your employees (or any friends and family members that you’ve roped into assisting with chores). No need to go into “Myth of Sisyphus” mode – loosen up, stop grinding your teeth, delegate whenever possible and smile.

By Monday evening the Moon will be in fun, innovative, unpredictable Aquarius. Unplanned events are favored.

Work well and accomplish this weekend!

 

To Be A VIP – Full Moon in Capricorn 7/3/12

On Tuesday, the Sun is in Cancer and the Moon is lit up with reflected light in its opposite sign, Capricorn– it’s all about status, authority and work. Saturn ruled Capricorn has ambitious yearnings. The agenda involves managing career, creating success (whatever that means to you) and reaching a pinnacle. Are your business strategies, actions producing results? A Full Moon in Earthy, grounded Capricorn is a good time to think about it.

However, remember that if there are any radical changes that need to be handled, wait until the Moon Phase is “New” on July 18 Pacific /July 19th Eastern. (A New Moon works well for start ups.)

 

Capricorn and Aquarius – What a Weekend Moon Combo!

Moon in Capricorn on Friday, March 16, 2012 – Moon in Aquarius on Saturday and Sunday. Our Lunar mood influences will range from the business focused Earth sign to the people person Air sign – work hard, be in charge on Friday and attend a community fund raiser, charm volunteers for a neighborhood project for the rest of the weekend? It’s doable!

However, just remember to utilize, wherever possible, the energy of the particular sign the Lunar orb is visiting on a particular day:

*Dutiful, Saturn ruled Capricorn: Authority, ambition, organization

*Spontaneous, Uranus ruled Aquarius: Friendly, innovative, thrives in groups with a cause

Whichever way you roll, use your best stuff and enjoy the weekend!

 

Varied Weekend Moon: Bossy Cap / Irreverent Aquarius

The Moon visits the ambitious, status concerned Earth sign of Capricorn on Friday February 17, 2012.  Ruled by Saturn, a Capricorn Moon can be a time of business focused, deliberate movement. It brings out the “administrator” in us – a perfect time to organize, assign tasks, give directions, take charge, move with purpose.

Early Sunday we go from duty bound stoic to friendly rebel – the unpredictable, freedom loving Air sign Aquarius. While under this Uranus ruled sign’s influence, we are in the mood to do something inventive and spontaneous usually with a group. Rally the troops for a favorite cause – they will bow to your command -maybe not quite, but they should be more agreeable than usual. Sort of like those fish (pike?) that don’t wait to be caught, they just jump into your boat. I personally feel that people want to be useful, to make a difference. This is the perfect weekend to herd  a team in the right direction.

Earthy Capricorn and Airy Aquarius – make it work. Have a terrific weekend!

 

Work or Revolt? Weekend Moon in Capricorn, then Aquarius

Most of the weekend belongs to an ambitious, focused Capricorn Moon. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of boundaries and life lessons (not always fun, but can be maturing) use this sign’s serious, organized and authoritarian energy to  accomplish, complete and be in charge. On Sunday night, January 22, 2012,there will be change when the Moon moves into the next sign, friendly, unpredictable Aquarius.

The Sun is already in the 11th sign of the Zodiac and when the Moon is visiting too, the Moon is called “New”. The 10 or so days following a New Moon is a great time to start a project, begin a class, create a masterpiece, etc. Power and possibilities for this Uranus ruled Air sign usually involves something to do with groups, or, something revolutionary- quite often both at the same time. Regardless, it will speak to Aquarian independence and love of the different.

Have a terrific weekend!

FYI: New Moon in Aquarius arrives on Sunday, 11:39PM January 22, 2012 (PAC) / 2:39AM January 23, 2012 (EST).