CAPRICORN December 22nd-January 19th
Jupiter has served you constructively while in Taurus where he has been for the last year, and before the 11th when Jupiter moves through the last degrees of Taurus, he will be bringing his last rays of benevolence into the lives of those born after January 16th. For this small group the first 11 days of the month should bring the potential for enjoyment, romantic expansion, creative fecundity and general fertility. It can also bring extroverted confidence and travel and not a little luck, if your karma deems you worthy. From Gemini, Jupiter is rather a dumb note for your sign. However, he does tend to favor your solar 6th house from Gemini, which implies a protective quality, connected to everyday work issues and also health. He also can bring bonuses from colleagues and a harmonious working relationship.
Being Gemini’s month in general, this is quite a period of focus on your working life, and particularly very good communications with those you work with and for, and with Venus also in Gemini all month, it would suggest that the benevolence of others enhances your work and indeed your own charms can create a harmonious atmosphere in your working environment, notably after the 27th when there are definite feelings that your efforts, reviews of issues and creativity really pay off.
Between the 7th and 26th when Mercury moves into your opposite sign of Cancer, for all of you, there will be the opportunity to meet and engage with people with fine intellects and who can really advise you well and indeed the power of good and successful communication can be a great enhancing factor in all relationships, whether they be business or personal. This is a very good time for negotiations.
Mars is also well disposed towards your sign from the fellow earth energy of Virgo, and currently those most benefiting are born after January 4th. For this group this month gives the opportunity to use very constructive spiritual, psychological and physical energy to make things happen. Ambitions are underlined and a sort of ideological strength is there. It is a very good time for constructive connections with people far afield and also for very physical demands related to travel. It also gives a lot if intellectual energy resulting in successful academic results. Action and wisdom combine well.
Saturn from Libra has for the last couple of years been rather challenging for your sign and right now those directly impacted are born January 12th to 15th. He was in the same position last November. For this group this is a period of time when one needs to accept that there are necessary lessons to learn that one cannot kick into the long grass. Challenges in career are there to make you question the validity of what you are doing, or whether it is just fear that is allowing you to think that you cannot do something. Although Capricorns are usually very competent, they can suffer from lack of confidence and this can be their worst enemy, and they need to remember that. In fact your competence is greater than most of you realize. Delays and restrictions will demand patience and it is also a time, being ruled by Saturn, that one cannot push the body beyond its reasonable boundaries, so listen to its messages. Also Saturn is a time for humility and to realize that messages we receive that are reality checks or learning curves need to be incorporated into our understanding of life, so that we can alter and adjust it and so put it on a better foundation for the future. We should never let pride stop us learning. This Saturn transit does happen only once every 15 years and therefore one needs to take note of the lessons.
Meanwhile Uranus is squaring the energies currently of those born December 28th to 31st. This once every 42 year square to your Sun is indicative of the need of a shift, a shift that one feels is very powerfully building from within one’s own psyche and can also be reflected in change that is unpredictable externally. Domestic and family change can be very much part of the picture and because Uranus by definition brings the unexpected, one needs to be very flexible and acknowledge that change is needed, even if it is at times not always welcome. Uranus needs to wake people up and kick-start them into a new and healthier future, even if it does mean leaving the seeming safe and secure, as usually, if this is the case, the safe and secure is actually a rut that is preventing growth. The warning with Uranus is not to make change that is too impulsive and not to throw the baby out with the proverbial bathwater, but to be awakened to the fact that shifts, new awareness and new needs should be honored as this is about a leap into a better future. It also awakens your more maverick, radical consciousness as the conservative side, which is quite powerful in many Capricorns, is actually downgraded.
Of course Pluto in your sign is also a massive factor and now in his very slow movement through this sign is also affecting the above group being targeted by Uranus. To be exact he is sitting on the Suns of those born between December 30th and January 1st. This transit has been operative since January 2012 and is not going to be complete until more or less the end of 2013, so many of you will already understand something of the energy involved. Pluto is power. If one thinks of the words plutonium and plutocracy it gives you the idea of the fact that one can use power for good or for ill. When one is anointed by the power of Pluto, one often finds oneself in the milieu of people who are powerful, either by personality or position, or indeed one has in some way has power thrust upon one, or one seeks it. The result is the need to be squeaky clean and very, very careful that one never uses power in any way with license, and certainly one has to tread very carefully around people in one’s orbit who may do that very thing. Power misused under Pluto can backfire and be quite destructive. Used well it is a great means for regeneration, transformation and healing, not only for oneself but particularly for others, and the more that power is used for the well-being of others, the more success is likely and indeed by default the more on empowers one’s own soul. With Uranus in the mix, this is a truly evolutionary journey connected to issues of power and transitional change.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 20th - FEBRUARY 18th
But this is Gemini’s month in general which points to it being a particularly creative and happy, extrovert period when romantic and artistic issues can flourish and thrive, and indeed when relationships with offspring can be much enhanced. Writers are particularly favored before the 7th if born after February 5th, After the 26th when Mercury moves into Leo, that same lucky Jupiter-blessed group this month, i.e. born up to January 26th, are likely to find bonuses in relationships as a result of excellent communication and negotiation skills, and that will involve professional and private relationships. Indeed the people around you will bring wisdom and interest into your life. So after the 26th is a particularly productive period for this small group of early Aquarians.
Venus in Gemini all month can only underline and enhance romantic urges and creative skills and confidence, particularly notable after the 27th when progress really is evident. Most specifically targeted by Venus will be those born January 27th to February 9th. Certainly for this group romance will be a motivator.
Mars from Virgo for the last few months has put focus for many of you on the need to apply energy to rationalizing complex financial issues, or indeed dealing with complex relationship issues.
Saturn is a very measured and productive influence now for those born February 11th to 14th. He is bringing a great deal of academic discipline to bear and travel may well have a dutiful or obligational feel connected to it, but in a constructive way. Maturity is on your side, and indeed, as last November, this is a time of doing what one has to, in a very grown-up way, with, yes, duty and obligation being strong, but with the knowledge that one will receive deferred gratification for one’s actions, discipline and patience.
Uranus is very positively at work now in the lives of those born January 27th to 30th. Because he is in a sextile (60º) angle to your Sun, he is bringing particularly insightful intelligence that is born mostly out of a very accurate intuition. He is really tweaking the intellect to have eureka moments and insights that are incredibly valuable to yourself and indeed for those you exchange ideas with. Since Uranus is your ruling planet, this transit is a particularly valuable one and also rare, so enjoy its stimulation. It will bring out all the Aquarian qualities of uniqueness, idiosyncratic genius, a need for freedom and the future, and a need in some way to pursue a revolutionary course that is innovative and inspired, particularly by intelligence and insight. This is your own natural potential energy underlined and at work big time, so be comfortable in it and enjoy.