Don’t baby Capricorn!
Capricorn appears to manifest things magically to the rest
of us, we who haven’t been paying enough attention to
how things really are and how things really work. With all
that information, what to do is clear, obvious and, to Capricorn,
obligatory - and manifestation follows naturally. Capricorn
shrugs, not realising that others just cannot see how it was
On the other hand, we need to watch ourselves this month
that we don’t try to take responsibility for the experience
of those around us - they won’t be grateful! If they
are sad, just be with them rather than trying to cheer them
up; if they are happy, let their spirits soar. Truly, we are
only responsible for our own experience.
Spirit sings in the silence behind the noise
This month the sky is full of emphasis on Capricorn (Sun/Moon/Mercury/Pluto/Venus
all in Capricorn), dropping us in at the deep end of
practical necessities (New Moon in the first degree).
It is as though we knew how much needed to be done, but hadn’t
got around to it all, and now we find ourselves having to
surrender to what we can practically do - let it go, or do
it later, maybe shaking our heads sadly at what we can’t
fit in. Perhaps this is part of the nonsense we can get into
around the solstice, Christmas, or any other, festivities.
It’s the Capricorn in us that has all the preparations
done in time, or berates us inwardly for not being ready.
But this time, I am feeling a more soulful quality in the
air, as though the sound of the Christmas hype fades, and
we really can hear the angels singing behind the noise - Peace
on earth, they sing, may there be peace on earth (Mercury
in Capricorn sextile Neptune).
All humans are made with the same clay
Leading up to this New Moon, the last few days may have been
intense for you, feeling strange physically and/or emotionally
(Venus/Pluto square Uranus and sextile Chiron). It’s
important not to search too hard in your own life for the
cause of such feelings, because we are all open to a degree,
and any of us can receive, like a tuning device, any similar
energy from anywhere in the world. As human beings, we can
feel what any other human is feeling - we are individual,
but also connected.
We have a tendency to look for something around us or in
our relating that could have ‘caused’ us to feel
the way we do, but our reaction to the ‘cause’
we land on can create an argument that need not have happened,
when actually our original feeling could have been triggered
by empathy with an aspect of the present human condition.
So let yourself feel how you do, being gentle with that and
with anyone else who is feeling strange or painful for no
apparent reason (Mars sextile Uranus). As we can
all feel the pain of human life, we are also constructed to
feel the sweetness of connection with each other and with
Be open to changing your attitudes
This next month, a window is opening for the next two-plus
years for us all to check our inner beliefs against what is
really true; to check what we think is necessary against what
is possible to alter or replace; to look now, and think again
(Saturn moving into Sagittarius 23 December).
Our task is to see past whatever blocks our natural happiness,
and this may necessitate looking at what those inner blocks
are. Life is movement and growth, whereas blocks to happiness
are static. Coming from experiences in the past, they only
have life if we continue to give them credibility in the present.
Full Moon chart: Let go - but don’t reject
By the Full Moon on 5 January, we may be making decisions
about what we want to throw out, but we may find for a while
that it’s impossible to break free without causing much
upset and destruction (Sun/Pluto opposite Moon in Cancer,
all in harmony with Chiron and square Uranus/South Node).
You may want to throw out belongings or relationships, feeling
that they compromise your rightful autonomy (Mercury/Venus
But please wait a while. The bigger picture is about to be
scrutinised for the useless, in time unfolding whole new concepts
and attitudes (Mercury/Venus sextile Saturn in Sagittarius).
What looks useless now, may be seen to have a different purpose
than the one you thought. A relationship that refuses to answer
your romantic desires, could turn out to be a friendship to
see you through hard times. This is not to say don’t
throw anything out, but a suggestion to put the rejects in
a holding space before making a final decision!
Life usually knows for us what we no longer need, and takes
it away (we may not agree with that). We need to trust our
inner guidance, and deal with what we have. Much of what has
seemed important recently may slip from top priority till
next April (Jupiter retrograde). Things come and go, our attention
to particular people may rise and fall, but each appears appropriate
to its time.
. . . just a reminder . . .
In case you missed the extra email I sent out to everyone
on my lovely ‘astrology e-list’, I want to let
you know that my children’s book (for the child in us
all) ‘The Transformation
of Scorpio’ is available at £10 including
postage and packing. It’s very much about being open
to how things change, and the ultimate adapting that is sometimes
required to bring the most rewarding transformations in life.
Scorpio is the symbol of that deep place in us all, where
we realise that we can do nothing alone, and where finally
opening our hearts to love, we find the most glorious connection