Happy New Year! We welcome in this new decade with anticipation. The Sun is in Capricorn. Jupiter is in Capricorn.
Saturn is in Capricorn. Pluto is in Capricorn. If you were born under the sign of Capricorn, you probably know that this energy is earthy and serious. It gravitates to rocks and dark earthy colors. Capricorn wears a dark suit, is careful and ambitious. Capricorn often gets the promotion and proceeds to get the job done nicely. Capricorn says, be methodical and preserve. Be like the mountain goat and stand in one place until it is time to climb up a little higher. Of course Capricorn does rule government, corporations, organizations, protocol, rules and regulations, and the Father principle. Planet Saturn rules Capricorn and, again, Saturn is currently transiting Capricorn. This should be good. Saturn is comfortable in the sign it rules. Saturn promotes being realistic and practical. We must be realistic about how we are managing our lives here in the earth plane. But Pluto is also with Saturn. Not easy. Saturn is struggling to hold on to its traditional ways of doing things. Saturn relies on precedence to get the job done. Pluto is the destroyer! Pluto is putting our Saturnian ways through a meat grinder. Our legal system seems to crumble under the Joker’s smile. Even our Constitution is ignored while Pluto throws our cherished beliefs into the mud. Out of this drama something new will emerge. Something new will grow from the mud, from the chaos and destruction.
Jupiter has joined Capricorn on the stage. Jupiter is expansive and optimistic. However, Capricorn can be like a wet blanket, so Jupiter is not especially jolly in the sign of Capricorn. Keep in mind that a planet takes on the attributes of the sign it is visiting. Jupiter spends one year in each astrological sign. What can we expect with Jupiter in Capricorn? Perhaps Jupiter has come along just in time to ensure the preservation of law and order. Jupiter rules THE LAW. Jupiter belongs to the ninth house of the horoscope. This house has domain over the higher mind and the beliefs that we live by. If we want to continue believing that greed is the new T-shirt, I guess we can. But Jupiter in Capricorn would frown on that. Jupiter amplifies whatever it touches. If it touches Capricorn it will make Capricorn issues bigger. Issues like being pragmatic, following the rules that work here on planet earth—cause and effect. Capricorn is the sign that tells us to be responsible and do the right thing.
On January 7, Saturn and Pluto will line up together at 22 degrees of Capricorn. This is called a conjunction. Everything that has been happening for the past couple of years is in the spotlight. Hopefully the Pluto-Saturn conjunction will bring some reasonable agreements on touchy subjects in the very near future. Shortly after this conjunction—the reality and tradition of Saturn and the profound transformation of Pluto--we have a Lunar Eclipse in Cancer (the sign opposite Capricorn). Here’s hoping there will be some resolution to many problems that have been facing us. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse might uncover information that helps brings solutions to longstanding situations.
Remember, Capricorn is an earth sign. When it comes to climate change, we could be more realistic about what needs to be done to help Mother Earth. Capricorn is the responsible parent. We could be more mature in our understanding and actions. If we avoid being grown-ups, we remain unconscious and dependent on some authority figure to tell us what is right. We remain more vulnerable than we should be.
The New Year starts off big with Capricorn. Because earth signs do not move fast, we cannot expect a lot of rapid action. We might feel frustrated but we need to remember that Capricorn is doing its job. One step at a time.
Each of us has a life story that is unfolding. Each of us has messy Pluto stuff going on somewhere. All this Capricorn energy requires every ounce of maturity we have. Remember, we can think it faster than we can do it. Walking through the Earth plane is slower than thinking our way through it. Patience! Use common sense. Be the grown-up in the room and you will hopefully get your prize!
Here are words of guidance for a new decade. They come from The Upanishads, wisdom that emerged in India thousands of years ago:
“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
Welcome to 2020! Happy New Year!