Capricorn New Moon, The Magic of The Season

There’s an adage for picking out the perfect Christmas gift that says, If you don’t know what they want, give something that you yourself would like. This rule of thumb isn’t foolproof (there’s truly no accounting for taste, nor well-meaning relatives), but in a pinch, if you think about something you would have a hard time buying for yourself, yet you also know you would use – it practically, works. I enjoy giving, but this year I would simply like to receive. Receiving the present is the one present I have a hard time buying for myself- and it’s as much of a necessity as a nice tea mug, or new pair of slippers.  The more gifts & presents I receive, the more there is to give – to reciprocate back. But to truly receive… More than presents, this year, it’s presence I want.

Saturn is a God of Necessity, and necessity calls during Capricorn New Moon when  family gatherings often feel like obligation, financial outlays that require far more belt-tightening than jolly St. Nick is  familiar with, clearly. Capricorn has its paradoxes. Just as Mountain Goat ambitiously climbs to great heights, persevering through rough spots and making painstaking sacrifices to arrive on time with presents, the glyph of Capricorn reveals that the goat (curiously) also has a mermaid tail. It appears that every two and four-legged above ground citizen needs a tail. For making sea dives into our soul. [Read more…]

Venus in Capricorn: Woman of Substance

“I want a fingerprint of my own and I want credibility, and that’s all I want. I just want some substance to my existence.” – Lisa Marie Presley (Venus in Capricorn)

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton (Venus in Capricorn)

“I find the same thing sexy in a man now as I always have: humor. I love it when they are funny. It’s to die for.” -Diane Keaton (Venus in Capricorn)

If you were born when Venus was in the constellation of Capricorn, the Sea-Goat…

Venus likes to be around other people; her sign describes our social nature. Unlike some other Venus signs, being alone isn’t something a Venus in Capricorn born fears or dreads. Not at all. They need regular periods of alone time, as solitude helps them to relax, to recover their peace of mind and sanity. This Venus sign is the archetype of the hermit. Wait, if that sounds a bit unglamorous, au contraire! [Read more…]

Capricorn Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: Holding the Tension

18-MoonThe southern and northernmost latitudes of the sky, Cancer-Capricorn contains our innermost soul seed (Cancer) as well as our need to be recognized in the world, for being our self (Capricorn). Cancer at the roots of the tree, and Capricorn the flowering leaves, these signs comprise an integral structure of the zodiacal wheel. This, the meridian of Cancer-Capricorn, together with the horizon line (Aries and Libra) form the great cross of our sky on which the entire zodiac hangs. In many traditions these comprise the four directions.

In astrology, the cardinal signs represent the alpha and the omega events in life, and the photo album in between – complete with pictures of births, weddings, professional accomplishments and deaths. It’s the cardinal energies that bring us into this world, nurture us, partner us with a mate who will help us become whole, lead us to take a role in society and then to our final resting place. These are almighty powers and also difficult ones, for the great cross presents us with the most demanding paradoxes we face in life, personal freedom versus togetherness, family versus career ambitions, compromise versus choices, pleasure versus responsibility… and more. [Read more…]

New Moon Solar Eclipse In Capricorn: The Short List

two goatsThe Angels of Capricorn clearly want our full attention; they’re putting an exclamation mark (it’s an eclipse!) on today’s Capricorn New Moon Solar Eclipse. Cap has an eye for putting in due diligence work on outstanding projects, especially those called ‘my life’s ambition’ and being a solitary, self-reliant sign, we often do this Great Work alone. However, since Venus in Capricorn figures strongly in this eclipse we’d be wise to open our lesson book to the page entitled: “Capricorn-ing” (here’s to using Capricorn as a verb, see below), and grab a dance partner to Capricorn with.

Saturn is retrograde (1/13-5/30/10). Saturn retrogrades in Libra through 4/6/10, suggesting a period of re-working, re-negotiating and re-strengthening our supporting cast – our partnerships. Great relationships are the foundations of our life. Capricorn’s/Saturn’s secret to successfully relating is not being dependent on others’ approval while knowing we cannot accomplish anything of importance in life, alone. [Read more…]

New Moon in Capricorn: 2009 :The Year of Keeping Your Cool

Capricorn has his eye on the prize. In fact, I haven’t known any Capricorn who hasn’t had their eye on some kind of prize. A book deal. A tenure. A hot tub. A new car. Which begs the question: now that the Eliminator, Pluto has come to town, paring down our visions of sugar plums dancing, into something else…what is that something else? Some of us have long-held dreams which may need to be transformed for the times; others may already be riding, or gilding, the wave of what’s coming next. Where are you in relation to your goals of achieving what’s next? Because asking that question is what this time of year, and this Capricorn New Moon, is all about. [Read more…]

New Moon in Sagittarius: The Mixed Blessings of Getting Real

This month’s New Moon falls on Thanksgiving and, whoa, if you’ve looked at the upcoming astrology you’ll notice a smattering of offerings on the Turkey Day menu! Within hours of the Sagittarius New Moon, Pluto finally leaves a 13 year stint Sagittarius and moves into Capricorn, while Uranus in Pisces resumes direct, or forward, motion. Guess who’s coming to dinner this year? Hint: there could be a few unexpected surprises.

The Sagittarius New Moon seeds a cycle of hope, a regeneration of faith, and spiritual buoyancy sorely needed for these transformative times. To see the epic shift taking place this week, all we have to do is turn on the t.v., radio, or tune into our own lives, to bear witness to the changes happening in sync with collective shrift of proportional magnitude. Pluto’s last hurrah in the final, final degree of Sagittarius, ends over a decade of the infamous “buy now, pay later” mentality for the collective, which in one Plutonian form or another has possessed or obsessed “U.S.”. [Read more…]