The Sun’s move into Capricorn marks the Solstice – winter in the northern/summer in the southern hemisphere. Capricorn is Cardinal Earth, which means we are at the hard-nosed business end of our affairs, a time of year when things get real and we have to face our responsibilities with a sense of maturity, seriousness and grounding. Certainly, like the wise, paternal influence, we are reminded that we need to pay our dues to the society in which we wish to belong. If we have taken off on a tangent or become too indulgent in some flight of fancy, then this will be a time to reign it all in and make a firm commitment to do our part responsibly.
With Saturn also entering Capricorn, much is settling into forming and imposing a new social structure to work by. In this, we can work at our own personal goals steadily and with discipline. Being persistent, taking into consideration the long-range picture, having the confidence and the vitality to keep at what is being done in a loving and compassionate way is important.
Sextiles from Jupiter and Neptune mean that a wealth of intuitive insights can be brought to light if our fantasies, imaginings and visions about the future can be grounded. We stand to bring greater meaning to what is happening in our lives by keeping clear and true about what we are experiencing.
A powerful love interest, much greater than the personal is possible when the Sun conjuncts Venus and Pluto on Jan 9. The passage by the Mars/Chiron trine on Jan 12 blesses us with an ability to bring to light the real and true nature of our conflicts and what they have to teach us.
Squaring Uranus on Jan 14, will disrupt and challenge our routines and expectations. Expect the unexpected and you won’t be disappointed.
The New Moon with Venus on Jan 17 bring a perfect time to stop, reassess our values and loves over the past 12 months, and to set some new intentions on how we plan to move forward – career, structure and parenting are some key themes to work on.