Capricorn - January 2020
Happy Birthday, lovely goats! There is plenty of planetary activity in Capricorn in January to keep the Sun company, as he makes his annual pilgrimage to your sign for your solar return! Saturn and Pluto are still holding their own here, and the Sun will aspect them during the days of the 8th to 17th, providing some fabulous energy for personal transformation as those new year resolutions kick in. Mercury also joins the Sun here until the 16th, upping your communication skills and providing many opportunities for you to express your views in a clear and concise way. In general it’s a fantastic time to make a plan for your future and work out where you are headed in 2020. Jupiter is also in your sign for the remainder of the year, adding some serious good fortune to all your projects, but he does conjunct the disruptive south node until the 24th of the month, which may create issues around overconfidence or overtalking in situations which require a more subtle approach.
Venus is feeling romantic in your communication sector after the 14th, and her beautiful conjunction with creative Neptune after the 23rd is wonderful for expressing affectionate emotions to someone special. It’s a highly inventive and artistic aspect, positive for giving your imagination a voice; creative writing, film and media studies, art and drama are all very favourable ventures. Venus’s sextile with lucky Jupiter during the days of the 17th to 29th is also a positive period for some social networking, as influential others are wowed by your charm and charisma. Your social calendar is likely to be pretty full during these last days of the month, everyone will seem to want to experience your magnetic personality. Just watch for problems arising around secrecy as Venus squares Mars from the 19th into early February, particularly in dealings with neighbours, siblings and in-laws, where discretion seems to be lacking.
The full Moon of the 10th is also the first of 2020’s lunar eclipses, and it marks a poignant start to the new year, as outdated relationships which no longer benefit your life need to be nipped in the bud. The focus is your love life, and an eclipse here can be something of a double-edged sword, inasmuch as it illuminates every part of this area of your world, whether good or bad. While it helps you see the way much more clearly, it also pushes you to acknowledge those issues you may have been sweeping under the carpet, in order that you can deal them and move forward with openness and honesty. Other partnerships influenced by this house are business partnerships, relationships with ex-partners, and anyone with whom you have entered into a legal contract, such as a landlord, tenant or mortgage lender. Any of these kinds of interactions could also be up for an honesty review here.
After several months of dancing to his own tune, Uranus is finally toeing the line again, turning direct on the 11th of January in your house of love and leisure. Romance and flirtation will perhaps feel a little less exciting, but this side of life will also feel more stable and potential love mates are less likely to react to your intentions in unpredictable ways. Leisure activities still need to be interesting and offer you a degree of independence, and you may continue to prefer spending your leisure time alone or with people who don’t make too many demands on you. The new Moon of the 24th sends a new financial project your way, which will be closely linked to your creativity. Have a wonderful month!