Your awareness of who you are and of what you are up to in the world has gone through some major revisions lately, Capricorn, and the changes keep on coming. The new wrinkle is the somewhat fantastic turn that your self-expression is unexpectedly going through. There is a kind of “anything goes” approach to your creativity – as well as to your resources, your values, and even your finances – that differs profoundly from your usual caution. You benefit from staying as open as you can to new inputs and attitudes as these come up. Your future planning has recently taken on a mystical aura, so that you can no longer be satisfied with simple answers to complex questions. Concepts of service inspire you the most, perhaps, as well as partnership. There is a rapid re-ordering of your ideas of achievement and what constitutes success. The Summer Solstice of June 21st is poignant for you, and provides a depth of intuition into especially partnership concerns that may surprise you.
The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School
Last month it was Uranus entering Taurus on the front page of all horoscopes everywhere. This transit is still in effect, in your fifth house, indicating many choices coming up in your creativity and your play. You do best with Uranus when you allow your intuition to whisper in your ear, and stay as open as you can to possibility. Mars’ retrograde, in early Aquarius, will also in the spotlight, which happens near the end of the month. Prior to this transit, there are a variety of other important transits taking place, as well.
Between June 5th and 6th, Venus in Cancer in your seventh house of love and relationships will be moving through an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn in your first house of self, health, and new beginnings. This is very powerful moment for your relationships. Issues surrounding vulnerability and emotional intimacy are always somewhat challenging for Capricorn. Sometimes you could stand to open up or show a deeper level of care, compassion, and concern for others. On the other hand, sometimes you are the only responsible one in the room and others could stand to be less needy, childish, or emotionally demanding. Whatever the case might be, this transit is one of a number of transits across your first and seventh house axis this month, all of which are inviting you to grow, learn, and heal through the realm of relationship dynamics.
At nearly the same time, between June 6th and 7th, the Sun and Mercury will be conjunct in Gemini in your sixth house of labor, sickness, and service, and simultaneously square to Neptune in your third house of communication, the mind, and siblings. Be careful of miscommunication, deception, or a general lack of discernment. On the other hand, you may notice that your intuition is heightened at this time and that you are able to analyze right to the core of a situation to find an appropriate, and perhaps imaginative or non-ordinary, solution. You may also notice that your mind is more sensitive than usual to stimulus or to the environments you occupy. Take care not to get yourself sick, overwhelmed, or mentally exhausted.
On June 13th, the New Moon in Gemini will also land in your sixth house. At the same time, Mars will conjoin the South Node of the Moon in the second house of money, values, and resources. It’s a good time to reduce or simplify your daily habits, especially if you are noticing any patterns of overwhelm, exhaustion, or fatigue. Work and money might be tight or stressful, or you might be working tirelessly on something in the hopes of paying off a debt or possibly saving money, time and energy in the future. You are naturally a hard worker, but it’s important to remember that the material world is generally a disappointing place when it comes to awarding our work. Whatever we get is usually pretty short-lived, so it might be the perfect moment to ask yourself if you’re working or striving for the right things, overall.
Between June 14th and 15th, Venus in Leo in your eighth house of death and rebirth and shared values and resources will square Uranus in Taurus in your fifth house of children, creativity, and joy. While you tend to be the default responsible one, this transit invites you to let someone else surprise you, sweep you off your feet, or entertain you. There is a mood of mischief, play, and mayhem to this one, so you should also be careful because there is a temptation with Venus/Uranus transits to burn bridges, overdo things, or emphasize creativity, originality, and defiance at the cost of important relationships or respecting others’ values.
On June 15th, Mercury in Cancer in your seventh house will oppose Saturn in Capricorn in your second house, placing an emphasis on emotional intimacy and emotional intelligence in your relationships. You may be tempted to either drive too hard a bargain right now, or, alternatively, be too quick to compromise due to being emotionally manipulated. There is definitely the possibility of a synthesis or agreement at this time, however, so look for the sweet spot of compromise.
On June 21st the Summer Solstice takes place in your seventh house of partnership. This highlights this area, and brings an aura of uncertain outcomes, and even some degree of angst, due to the aspects that the Sun makes to Uranus and to Chiron. This same day, Venus in Leo in your eighth house of death, rebirth, and others’ values or resources will oppose Mars in Aquarius in your second house of personal values, resources, and finances. Here you might be exploring a deeper tension or conflict of values between yourself and others, or perhaps between yourself and a lover. Or you may be trying to come to terms on an important business agreement. Mars/Venus oppositions also create a general aura of sexual and creative tension, so be careful that while you strive for synthesis right now that you don’t act from a place of frustration, competition, or impulsivity.
June 23rd Mercury in Cancer in your seventh house is now opposing Pluto in Capricorn in your first house. This transit, like June 15th’s Mercury/Saturn dynamic, is once again focusing on communication patterns in relationships. Watch for themes of truth-telling, revelation of hidden information, gossip and emotional manipulation, but also healing, depth, and the deepening of your emotional bonds with others. Sometimes for our relationships to deepen we have to face our shadows together. While it may not seem productive to have a fight, it’s often far better than stonewalling one another or living in denial of the emotional subtext.
Then on June 25th, Venus in Leo in your eighth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your eleventh house of friends, allies, aspirations and dreams. Here you may find that you are networking with or meeting important people who may have something of deep value to offer you. On the other hand, you might be tempted to make too big a compromise right now because you believe what is being offered will take you higher or get you where you want to go faster. Be careful of wasting your time or spinning your wheels with people or groups who look good or talk a big talk but may not pull through for you. Venus/Jupiter transits are all about growth and expansion, and they tend to bring good fortune overall, but they can also easily tempt us off course by promising more than they can deliver.
Finally, on June 27th, just as the Full Moon comes through and energizes everything, especially your relationships and finding the proper balance between self and other, Mars turns retrograde just one day prior, in your second house of finances, values, and resources. This is the start of a much longer process of reevaluating your finances, your approach to spending and earning, and your overall values in the material world, from lifestyle to how you spend your time and energy, to the types of things that you want to make or produce from your energy and work in the world. All these things will be changing, and as they do so Mars will also be traveling near the South Node of the Moon, whose ancient wisdom surrounds detachment, diminishment or decline, simplification or reduction. Sometimes the South Node implies loss or diminishment, which may sound frightening, but it is also associated with an increase in spiritual happiness, which is thought to come the more we let go of superficial material attachments. One of the simplest forms of material attachments for you, as a Capricorn, is the attachment to legacy, or socially recognized forms of success or mastery. This transit may suggest that you are ready to start valuing spiritual progress in place of certain forms of social or professional progress. If this is the case, congratulations, because this transformation of values doesn’t come overnight, and that itself is a big accomplishment!
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The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.
The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.
Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.
Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.
Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.
Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.
Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.
Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.
Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.
Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.
As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.
The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.
The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.
In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.
While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.
The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.
Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.
Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.
Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.
Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.
Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.
Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.
Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.
Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.
Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.
Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.
Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.
Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.