Themes for the year
Happy New Year! We start off this moonletter with a quick look at the main astrological events of the coming year.
On New Year’s Day, Mars enters Aries, its own sign, kickstarting the year into action.
Jupiter is in its own sign of Sagittarius until the beginning of December 2019. When a planet is in its own sign, its energy can be expressed in an unalloyed manner. Jupiter brings positivity, learning and expansion.
Saturn and Pluto closing in to a conjunction in Capricorn which will be exact in January 2020 – more on this below.
Uranus moves into the earth sign of Taurus at the beginning of March. This means that three of the slow-moving outer planets will be in earth signs, further disrupting the world of business and government. How will this disruption manifest? Taurus deals with primary production, in particular agriculture. How will this be affected by climate change over the next 7 years of Uranus’ residence in Taurus?
Eclipse to watch out for – the full moon in Capricorn on July 16th when the moon is lined up with Saturn and Pluto and also the centaur Chariklo. In mythology she was the widow of the centaur Chiron so I’m calling this the widow’s moon and I expect to hear that the wife of a powerful man is widowed at this time.
How to look after your Capricorn
Capricorns are into rules, so here are the rules:
Number one. Capricorns are in general risk-averse (unless they have something whacky in their chart like Sagittarius or Aquarius). So please don’t spring surprises on them. They have their plans and their structure. If any changes are proposed, they need to assess or calculate the probability of success or failure of any such change.
Number two. Capricorns need time before they commit to anything. They need to know that the deal is solid. So, give them time to check the basis of any project or relationship proposition. Once they are sure however, their loyalty is absolute.
Number three. Whatever it is, it has to serve a purpose. For example, something like a Patek Philippe watch might be considered an unnecessary, even frivolous expense by many, but for the Capricorn it has the function as an expression of their prestige.
Number four. Ostentation, nix, nix. Showing off is anathema to Capricorns. They work quietly, diligently and they expect to be rewarded for their efforts.
Number five. Don’t expect an emotional response from them. They have feelings of course but the way they are expressed is low-key and subtle. A quiet ‘thank you’ from a Capricorn means a lot.
Number six. Laugh at their jokes. Believe it or not, Capricorns are renowned for their sense of humour. I’m loath to analyse humour but just to say that Capricorns can calmly rip the assumptions from underneath your feet. Their style can be typified as dead-pan, ironic, even surrealistic.
Please note, that Capricorns are currently under pressure with both Saturn and Pluto transiting their sign. Saturn leaves at the end of 2020. Pluto leaves in 2024. For many this would mean a very challenging time, but for Capricorns this challenge will bring out their best. The rewards come in 2020 when beneficent Jupiter enters their sign.