CAPRICORN AT A GLANCE

Element – Earth

Ruling Planet – Saturn

Career Planet – Venus

Love Planet – Moon

Money Planet – Uranus

Planet of Communications – Neptune

Planet of Health and Work – Mercury

Planet of Home and Family Life – Mars

Planet of Spirituality – Jupiter

Colours – black, indigo

Colours that promote love, romance and social harmony – puce, silver

Colour that promotes earning power – ultramarine blue

Gem – black onyx

Metal – lead

Scents – magnolia, pine, sweet pea, wintergreen

Quality – cardinal (= activity)

Qualities most needed for balance – warmth, spontaneity, a sense of fun

Strongest virtues – sense of duty, organization, perseverance, patience, ability to take the long-term view

Deepest needs – to manage, take charge and administrate

Characteristics to avoid – pessimism, depression, undue materialism and undue conservatism

Signs of greatest overall compatibility – Taurus, Virgo

Signs of greatest overall incompatibility – Aries, Cancer, Libra

Sign most helpful to career – Libra

Sign most helpful for emotional support – Aries

Sign most helpful financially – Aquarius

Sign best for marriage and/or partnerships – Cancer

Sign most helpful for creative projects – Taurus

Best Sign to have fun with – Taurus

Signs most helpful in spiritual matters – Virgo, Sagittarius

Best day of the week – Saturday

Understanding a Capricorn

The virtues of Capricorns are such that there will always be people for and against them. Many admire them, many dislike them. Why? It seems to be because of Capricorn’s power urges. A well-developed Capricorn has his or her eyes set on the heights of power, prestige and authority. In the sign of Capricorn, ambition is not a fatal flaw, but rather the highest virtue.

Capricorns are not frightened by the resentment their authority may sometimes breed. In Capricorn’s cool, calculated, organized mind all the dangers are already factored into the equation – the unpopularity, the animosity, the misunderstandings, even the outright slander – and a plan is always in place for dealing with these things in the most efficient way. To the Capricorn, situations that would terrify an ordinary mind are merely problems to be managed, bumps on the road to ever-growing power, effectiveness and prestige.

Some people attribute pessimism to the Capricorn sign, but this is a bit deceptive. It is true that Capricorns like to take into account the negative side of things. It is also true that they love to imagine the worst possible scenario in every undertaking. Other people might find such analyses depressing, but Capricorns only do these things so that they can formulate a way out – an escape route.

Capricorns will argue with success. They will show you that you are not doing as well as you think you are. Capricorns do this to themselves as well as to others. They do not mean to discourage you but rather to root out any impediments to your greater success. A Capricorn boss or supervisor feels that no matter how good the performance there is always room for improvement. This explains why Capricorn supervisors are difficult to handle and even infuriating at times. Their actions are, however, quite often effective – they can get their subordinates to improve and become better at their jobs.

Capricorn is a born manager and administrator. Leo is better at being king or queen, but Capricorn is better at being prime minister – the person actually wielding power.

Capricorn is interested in the virtues that last, in the things that will stand the test of time and trials of circumstance. Temporary fads and fashions mean little to a Capricorn – except as things to be used for profit or power. Capricorns apply this attitude to business, love, to their thinking and even to their philosophy and religion.

Finance

Capricorns generally attain wealth and they usually earn it. They are willing to work long and hard for what they want. They are quite amenable to foregoing a short-term gain in favour of long-term benefits. Financially, they come into their own later in life.

However, if Capricorns are to attain their financial goals they must shed some of their strong conservatism. Perhaps this is the least desirable trait of the Capricorn. They can resist anything new merely because it is new and untried. They are afraid of experimentation. Capricorns need to be willing to take a few risks. They should be more eager to market new products or explore different managerial techniques. Otherwise, progress will leave them behind. If necessary, Capricorns must be ready to change with the times, to discard old methods that no longer work.

Very often this experimentation will mean that Capricorns have to break with existing authority. They might even consider changing their present position or starting their own ventures. If so, they should be willing to accept all the risks and just get on with it. Only then will a Capricorn be on the road to highest financial gains.

Career and Public Image

A Capricorn’s ambition and quest for power are evident. It is perhaps the most ambitious sign of the zodiac – and usually the most successful in a worldly sense. However, there are lessons Capricorns need to learn in order to fulfil their highest aspirations.

Intelligence, hard work, cool efficiency and organization will take them a certain distance, but will not carry them to the very top. Capricorns need to cultivate their social graces, to develop a social style, along with charm and an ability to get along with people. They need to bring beauty into their lives and to cultivate the right social contacts. They must learn to wield power gracefully, so that people love them for it – a very delicate art. They also need to learn how to bring people together in order to fulfil certain objectives. In short, Capricorns require some of the gifts – the social graces – of Libra to get to the top.

Once they have learned this, Capricorns will be successful in their careers. They are ambitious hard workers who are not afraid of putting in the required time and effort. Capricorns take their time in getting the job done – in order to do it well – and they like moving up the corporate ladder slowly but surely. Being so driven by success, Capricorns are generally liked by their bosses, who respect and trust them.

Love and Relationships

Like Scorpio and Pisces, Capricorn is a difficult sign to get to know. They are deep, introverted and like to keep their own counsel. Capricorns do not like to reveal their innermost thoughts. If you are in love with a Capricorn, be patient and take your time. Little by little you will get to understand him or her.

Capricorns have a deep romantic nature, but they do not show it straightaway. They are cool, matter of fact and not especially emotional. They will often show their love in practical ways.

It takes time for a Capricorn – male or female – to fall in love. They are not the love-at-first-sight kind. If a Capricorn is involved with a Leo or Aries, these Fire types will be totally mystified – to them the Capricorn will seem cold, unfeeling, unaffectionate and not very spontaneous. Of course none of this is true; it is just that Capricorn likes to take things slowly. They like to be sure of their ground before making any demonstrations of love or commitment.

Even in love affairs Capricorns are deliberate. They need more time to make decisions than is true of the other signs of the zodiac, but given this time they become just as passionate. Capricorns like a relationship to be structured, committed, well regulated, well defined, predictable and even routine. They prefer partners who are nurturers, and they in turn like to nurture their partners. This is their basic psychology. Whether such a relationship is good for them is another issue altogether. Capricorns have enough routine in their lives as it is. They might be better off in relationships that are a bit more stimulating, changeable and fluctuating.

Home and Domestic Life

The home of a Capricorn – as with a Virgo – is going to be tidy and well organized. Capricorns tend to manage their families in the same way they manage their businesses. Capricorns are often so career-driven that they find little time for the home and family. They should try to get more actively involved in their family and domestic life. Capricorns do, however, take their children very seriously and are very proud parents – particularly should their children grow up to become respected members of society.

Horoscope for 2017

Major Trends

Saturn’s position in your spiritual 12th house for the past two years shows that you’re bringing your natural organizational and management skills to the realm of spirituality. You will go far. On December 21 Saturn crosses your Ascendant and enters your 1st house – your own sign. He will be there through 2018 and 2019. The spiritual insights you’ve garnered will now be applied in physical and material ways.

Capricorn is always ambitious and career driven, and this year especially so. Jupiter entered your 10th career house in September 2016 and will be there for most of the year ahead (until October 10). This is a banner career year. You’re ultra-successful. This is the main headline of the year ahead. More on this later.

On October 11 Jupiter will enter your 11th house of friends. New and significant friendships are being made. You’re very involved with groups and professional organizations; it seems as if they are spiritual or charitable ones.

Pluto has been in your sign since 2008 and will be there for many more years. This shows the reinvention of your image and personality – a focus on personal transformation. You’re giving birth to the person you want to be, your ideal self. This never happens overnight, but is a long-term process that will continue for many more years.

Neptune has been in your 3rd house of communication since 2012, raising and refining your intellectual processes – your taste in reading as well. You are able to communicate in a refined and elegant way. This too is a long-term process that will go on for many more years.

Uranus has been in your 4th house of home and family since 2011. This has created great turmoil in the family and most likely brought multiple moves or renovations. The whole family circle has been unstable. Happily this is almost over with. Next year Uranus will flirt with your 5th house, and in 2019 will enter there for the long haul. More on this later.

Your areas of greatest focus this year are the body and image (and this will become even stronger after December 21); communication and intellectual interests; home and family; career (until October 10); friends, groups, group and online activities (from October 11 onwards); and spirituality (until December 21).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are religion, philosophy, higher education and foreign travel (until April 29); sex, personal transformation and reinvention (from April 29 onwards); career (until October 10); friends, groups, group activities and technology (from October 11 onwards).

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

I would rate your health as ‘adequate’ this year. Not spectacular but not disastrous either. So-so. However, it is a vast improvement over the years 2011 to 2014. Then it was actually dangerous. If you got through that period with wellness, you’ll get through the year ahead.

You have three long-term planets in stressful alignment with you. One of them (Jupiter) moves away on October 11 and the other will move away in the next few years. So a gradual improvement is happening.

Your empty 6th house is seen as a positive for health. You don’t feel a need to overly focus here. Generally this is because nothing is wrong. As our regular readers know, there is much you can do to improve your health and prevent problems from developing. Give special attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your chart:

  • The heart. This has only become important in recent years. Capricorns tend to worry a lot. They like to look at worst-case scenarios. Avoid this as much as possible. This is said to be the root cause of heart problems. Relaxation exercises will be helpful.
  • The spine, knees, teeth, bones, skin and overall skeletal alignment. These are always important for Capricorn. Regular back and knee massage should be part of your normal health regime. Regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath are also beneficial. You want to make sure that the vertebrae and skeleton are in right alignment. Regular dental check-ups are important. Give the knees more support when exercising. There are massage chairs out on the market that give great back massages – this might be a good investment for you; over time it will pay for itself.
  • The lungs, arms, shoulders and respiratory system. Again, these are always important for Capricorn. Mercury, the ruler of these areas, is your health planet. Arms and shoulders should be regularly massaged.

Mercury, your health planet, is a fast-moving planet. Only the Moon moves faster than him. Not only is he fast moving, but he’s also nimble and erratic. Sometimes he moves quickly, sometimes slowly; sometimes he stands still, sometimes he moves backwards (four times this year). This gives him his reputation for ‘flexibility’. Flexibility is something for you to cultivate from a health perspective. The body of Capricorn can become too rigid and calcified. It must be made more flexible. But this also shows that you respond well to many kinds of therapies, depending on where Mercury is at any given time. Your health needs tend to be fluid. These short-term trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Home and Family

As we mentioned this has been a volatile and challenging area since 2011. Behind all this volatility is a spiritual agenda. Family can be both a womb and a tomb. It is a survival mechanism to be sure, but if carried too far it can be a tomb, stifling a person’s independence and creativity. So, if the family relationship has become too ‘tomb-like’ Uranus comes in and explodes things. He brings more freedom into the family relationship – often in dramatic kinds of ways. So, there have been family break-ups (or near break-ups). All kinds of stresses are put on the family so that more freedom is given. Family members are subject to wild and extreme mood swings. You never know where you stand with them from moment to moment. Things can change in a trice. (And most likely they accuse you of this too.) Relations with siblings and sibling figures have been particularly stressful. This should improve after December 21.

The home itself is just a work in progress. It is never finished. It is constantly being renovated or upgraded. One can hear the banging of hammers and screech of saws as we study this chart. Every time you think you have things right, a new idea comes, and a new upgrade happens. Most likely there have been multiple moves since 2011. And it could happen again this year – suddenly and unexpectedly.

Capricorns are traditional people. Though it is not politically correct to admit this, they believe, deep down, in a hierarchical order and that they are ‘born’ to be in charge. But this kind of thinking doesn’t sit right with family members these days. There is a need to make the family function like a team – a team of equals.

Uranus is your financial planet. His position in your 4th house gives many messages. You’re spending a lot on the home and family. You seem unusually financially supportive of them. Most likely you’re working more from home – making money from home. The family seem to be financially supportive of you too – especially a parent or parent figures. Family contacts and connections are important in your financial life.

This would also indicate a home office or home-based business. You’ve been installing a lot of technological gadgetry in the home, and will probably install more this year.

Renovations can happen at any time. But if you have free will, between January 28 and March 10 is a good time. If you’re redecorating (this too could happen at any time), February 3 to April 4 and April 19 to June 6 would be good.

The parents or parent figures in your life have had troubling marriages these past few years. A divorce wouldn’t be a surprise, but this year there is good social opportunity if they are single. Moves are not likely this year. Siblings are having a stable family year. A move is not likely, though there’s nothing against it. The spouse, partner or current love most likely wants to move. Children and children figures are also having a stable family year.

Finance and Career

The year ahead is much more of a career year than a financial one. Your money house is basically empty (only short-term planets will move through there this year), while your 10th house of career is prominent. There is much career success – elevation, promotion at the job or company, status and prestige. There is more recognition this year too – not just for your professional achievements, but for your charitable and philanthropic work.

Career success seems to entail some short-term financial sacrifices. Sometimes this means choosing status over earnings. It seems you’re willing to make these sacrifices and it seems wise. Career elevation generally leads to greater earnings down the road.

Financial problems – if they happen – are likely to be the result of taking your eye off the ball – of lack of attention. You have to force yourself to pay more attention here. Also you might be over-giving to charities, or spending too much time on charitable or idealistic projects (generally non-paying ones) so that you feel some financial stress.

A Lunar Eclipse on August 7 occurs in the money house. Events will happen that will force you to make some financial ‘course corrections’.

Finances should improve after October 11, as Jupiter moves away from his stressful aspect to Uranus.

Many of the financial trends that we’ve written about in previous years are still very much in effect. This is because your financial planet, Uranus, is very slow moving. He has been in Aries since 2011. Thus you’re much more of a risk-taker than usual. You favour start-ups and new enterprises rather than long-established investments. Conservative by nature, these days you’re quick to make important financial decisions and purchases. When the transits are favourable these things work out and you cover a lot of financial territory quickly. But when they were unkind, you’ve been burned.

Finance and financial attitudes will soon change. Uranus is getting ready to move out of Aries. He will be there this year, but next year will start to flirt with Taurus. The financial judgement is going to become more conservative again. Generally, Capricorn abhors the ‘quick buck’. But these days – since 2011 – you’ve fallen under this allure a few times.

Three eclipses impact on the earnings of the spouse, partner or current love (and business partners). This is highly unusual. There will be two Solar Eclipses that affect them and one Lunar Eclipse. These bring much turmoil and change to their earnings. They have to make very dramatic changes – to thinking, planning and strategy.

You’ve been in a very spiritual period for two years now. Your spiritual planet, Jupiter, is in your career house. This transit gives a very strong message – you further your career through charitable and altruistic activities. Many of you will take management positions in non-profit corporations or in charitable foundations. These things attract you. In some cases Capricorn, you will actually opt for a spiritual career – ministry as an example – or will make the spiritual practice the actual career.

Love and Social Life

This is not an especially strong romantic year. Your 7th house of love is empty (only short-term planets will move through there). Love is not a strong focus this year. Of course, singles will date and go out, and there will be parties and gatherings. But nothing special. A stable romantic year. Those who are married will stay married and singles will most likely remain single. The empty 7th house shows that you have much freedom in this area. There is nothing opposing romance, but nothing that supports it either. You seem content with things as they are.

Your love planet, the Moon, is the fastest moving of all the planets. Where even the other fast-moving planets (the Sun, Mercury or Venus) take a year to go through all the sectors of the chart, the Moon does this every month! So love and love opportunities change every few days for you. It all depends on where the Moon is and the aspects she receives. These short-term trends are best covered in the monthly reports.

In general, your social magnetism will be stronger when the Moon is waxing (getting larger) than when she is waning (getting smaller). These periods begin at the New Moon and culminate at the Full Moon.

The social status quo we’ve discussed applies to those in or working on the first, second or fourth marriages. Those working on the third marriage have excellent opportunities from October 11 onwards. These opportunities happen in spiritual-type settings – at the spiritual lecture, prayer meeting or meditation seminar – or at charitable events.

Romance is stable this year, but the social life overall will be good – especially after October 10. (We have already mentioned this.) This is where you make new friends, strengthen old ones and get more involved in group kinds of activities. Many prefer these kinds of relationships to the romantic kind. There is total freedom and no commitment.

A parent or parent figure is having a strong social year. Very active. Very happy. If he or she is single, marriage can happen. Meetings happen at their place of worship, in foreign lands or at educational-type functions. Siblings and sibling figures in your life are having an active social life too – perhaps over-active. They seem successful here. Children or children figures are having a very active social year from October 11 onwards. If they are of appropriate age a serious love relationship is likely – perhaps even marriage. But whatever their age, they are making new friends. Grandchildren of appropriate age (if you have them) are having their marriages tested this year. This has been going on for a few years now. A Solar Eclipse on February 26 will further test the marriage.

Self-Improvement

Pluto, the planet of transformation has been in your own sign since 2008. The 1st house relates to the body and image. Saturn, the ruler of your Horoscope, has been in your 12th house of spirituality for two years now, and as the ruler of your Horoscope rules your body and image. So we have a very strong message here. There is spiritual transformation happening in your body. Many of you are involved in these kinds of projects – transforming and reinventing the body. Some of you have tried cosmetic surgery to effect this. (And many of you are still thinking about it.) Some of you have used diet as a means to do this. Some are using technology. All with so-so success.

The important thing to understand is that, spiritually speaking, it is within your power and ability to utterly and totally transform your body. Many of you know this and have received teaching on this. The skinny weakling can become a muscleman. The obese can become slim and trim. The old can regain youthfulness. You have the power to shape your body exactly as you see fit. The body doesn’t have a will of its own. It has appetites, habits and momentums, to be sure – but no independent will. Sooner or later it must take on the image that you create. It has no choice in the matter.

Your job is to hold the appropriate image – your personal image of perfection. Also it is good to make positive affirmations – positive statements about the body – according to your desire. If you want, for example, a flat stomach, you would visualize it flat and you would make the appropriate affirmation – i.e. I have a flat stomach now. Repeat this daily and preferably a few times a day. When you start, there’s no need to worry about how this will happen. This is not your business. It is the business of a Higher Intelligence which knows the body and its needs intimately. As you continue (and persistence is a very important element here), ways and means will come to you in interesting ways. Perhaps you will start exercising. Often the food cravings will change, normally and naturally. You won’t feel that you’re depriving yourself of anything. You will just crave different kinds of foods – foods more suitable to the image you want to manifest. If a certain therapy or supplement is needed, this too will come to you quite naturally.

Don’t expect instant results overnight. This is a trap for many people. After a week or so, if nothing discernible happens, they give up and say ‘it doesn’t work’. The truth is, on a day-by-day basis, you won’t notice much. But over time, the results will be dramatic indeed. It is much like watching a plant or tree grow. Day to day nothing seems to be happening. But many things are happening internally. Look at the plant in three weeks. Look at the tree in three months and you will see important change. Take your time. Let things happen gradually. Persist. Over time you will be amazed. After a year of persistent work, you won’t even recognize the body.

A year is not a long time. If you consider that the present condition of the body took many, many years (and in some cases thousands of years) to be what it is. One year of spiritual work is nothing. It is actually miraculous.

Capricorn 2017 Horoscope

January 2017

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 15, 16, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19

Best Days for Love: 2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 2, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 31

You’re in an amazing career year in 2017, but right now, with most of the planets below the horizon, it is time to build up the forces for your next career push in the summer. This is a time for pursuing career objectives by the methods of night – by internal rather than external methods – through meditation, controlled day dreaming, and by putting yourself in the ‘mood’ of what you want to achieve. As you do this, you set the forces into motion that will make career success happen later on down the road.

Your career planet, Venus, has her solstice from the 29th to the 31st. This shows a pause in your career and then a change of direction. It is a pause that refreshes and is not anything to be alarmed about.

The month ahead is happy and prosperous. The planetary power is mostly in the independent East and is ‘on your side’ – supporting you and your goals. So, if there are changes to be made – changes that increase your personal happiness – now is the time to make them. You have the power, the will and the resources.

Health is good this month. You look healthy and feel healthy. Your good health does more for your looks than hosts of powders and cosmetics. You can enhance it further through back massage (until the 5th and after the 13th) and thigh massage (from the 5th to the 13th). The retrograde of your health planet Mercury until the 8th shows a need for caution in making drastic changes to the health regime.

Love is not a big issue this month. Your 7th house is empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 11th and 12th). In general you’ll have more social magnetism (and more zest for social matters) from the 1st to the 12th and from the 28th onwards – as the Love Planet waxes. The Moon moving through your sign on the 25th and 26th will bring love and social opportunity to you. Though the love aspects on the 10th are lacklustre, it should be a good love day – the Moon will be at her perigee – her closest position to Earth.

February

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 21, 22

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 24, 25, 28

Best Days for Career: 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 28

The Sun moved into your money house on January 19 and is there until the 18th of the month ahead. You’re in the midst of a yearly financial peak (one of them). This is a great month for attracting outside investors to your projects (if you have good ideas), for paying down debt, for tax and insurance planning. If you are of appropriate age it is good for estate planning too. The spouse, partner or current love seems financially supportive. Money can come from tax savings, refunds and insurance payments. Mercury will move into the money house on the 7th and stay there until the 25th. This shows you earning money from the health field (and spending on this too). Good sales and marketing are important in whatever you’re doing.

We have two eclipses this month. These seem to affect the spouse, partner or current love more than you. But of course there will be some impact on you as well.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 11th occurs in your 8th house of regeneration. Thus the spouse, partner or current love will make important financial changes (and these will go on for the next six months). Financial course corrections are needed and the eclipse provides the impetus. Every Lunar Eclipse will test your love relationship and this one is no different. Old unresolved grievances can arise that need to be dealt with. Since there is a Lunar Eclipse twice a year (usually) you’ve dealt with this very often. Be more patient with the beloved. Allow the dirty laundry to be revealed and see what can be fixed. Good relationships survive these things. The 8th house connection can bring near-death experiences or encounters with death (rarely does it bring actual physical death, though sometimes it does). You’re supposed to gain a deeper understanding of death and overcome your fears.

The Solar Eclipse of the 26th brings more of the same. The eclipsed planet, the Sun, rules your 8th house. So again the spouse, partner or current love has to make important financial changes. There can be more encounters with death. There can be upheavals with your insurance company and in tax issues. This eclipse occurs in your 3rd house of communication, and so cars and communications equipment will get tested – some of it will need repair or replacement. Siblings and sibling figures in your life have personal dramas. There are disruptions in your neighbourhood.

March

Best Days Overall: 2, 3, 11, 12, 21, 22, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 28

Best Days for Love: 1, 6, 7, 9, 16, 18, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 28

Best Days for Career: 1, 9, 13, 14, 18, 27

Your 3rd house became powerful on February 18 and remains strong until the 20th of this month. If you need a new car or updated communications equipment this is a good time to shop for these things. It is also a great month for learning and/or teaching others. Students below college level should do better in school. (The last eclipse, of February 26, brought changes in their educational plans.) It’s a very good time to catch up on your reading and on those letters and emails that you need to write.

On the 20th the Sun enters your 4th house of home and family and you enter the midnight hour of your year. The focus should be on internal activities; on getting the home and family life in right order, on healing your past, your old traumas. Those of you involved in psychological therapy should make good progress now. On a deeper level, you’re building the internal infrastructure – the psychological foundations – for future career success.

Health will need more attention from the 20th onwards. Many planets are in stressful alignment with you. The effect is often subtle. Things that you used to do with ease are suddenly more difficult. If you’re used to doing ten push-ups, now you can only do five. Perhaps you climbed a flight of stairs with ease, now the same climb leaves you breathless and gasping. The usual energy is not there. The natural protection of a strong aura is weaker. So there is greater vulnerability to microbes and other opportunistic invaders. Health can be enhanced in the ways mentioned in the yearly reports. After the 20th pay more attention to the scalp, head and face. Scalp and face massage will be very beneficial for you (it not only strengthens the given area, but the entire body too). Physical exercise is also called for – gear it to your age and stage in life. Good muscle tone is important.

Though overall energy is not what it should be, the financial life sparkles after the 20th. We could call this another yearly financial peak. Your financial planet, Uranus, is receiving much positive stimulation and he is more powerful on your behalf.

Venus, your career planet, goes retrograde on the 4th. This is another reason why career should be de-emphasized now. During this retrograde (which lasts until April 15) don’t make judgements about what’s happening in the career. They will most likely be wrong. Things are not as they seem. Focus on the home, family and emotional wellness. Career issues will be clarified next month.

April

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 17, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25, 30

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, 23, 26, 27, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 23

A hectic, active month, with many changes going on. Perhaps you’re too active. Health is still delicate, but improving after the 19th. In the meantime try to schedule in more rest periods. Your health planet Mercury is retrograde from the 9th onwards. Avoid making drastic changes to the health regime or diet until next month. If you must make changes (diet does seem an issue after the 20th) do your homework. Enhance the health through neck and throat massage. Craniosacral therapy will also be good. After the 20th, as Mercury retrogrades back into Aries, give more attention to the head, face and scalp. Massage of these areas will be good. Physical exercise becomes important then too. Mars moves into your 6th house of health on the 21st and this reinforces the above.

Job seekers need to analyse offers more closely from the 9th onwards. Don’t just accept an offer blindly. Resolve your doubts. Ask questions. There’s no need to rush into anything, though you will be tempted to.

Yes, things are hectic, but you’re prospering. Uranus, your financial planet, receives positive aspects this month. The 13th and 14th look like nice financial days – both for you, the spouse, partner or current love. There is good financial cooperation between you.

Your career planet, Venus, is still retrograde until the 15th. Jupiter, the occupant of your career house, is also retrograde at the moment, so career issues are more or less in a holding pattern now. Continue to give attention to the home, family and your physical and emotional well-being. Your career planet was in your 4th family house last month and she will be there for part of this month too – on the 1st and from the 28th onwards. Home and family is the real career. Being there for siblings and neighbours also seems important – especially from the 2nd to the 28th.

Love is not a major focus this month, which can be seen as a good thing. It shows satisfaction with the status quo. Your social magnetism will be strongest from the 1st to the 11th and from the 26th onwards. The New Moon of the 26th – a Super New Moon – seems an excellent love and social day. Libido seems very strong. A good financial day for the spouse, partner or current love.

May 2017

Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 14, 15, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 21, 22, 27, 28

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 21, 22, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 3, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 22, 25, 26, 30

Best Days for Career: 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 21, 22

The planetary power shifted on April 28 from the Eastern, independent sector to the Western, social sector. The planetary power moves away from you and towards others. The focus is now on others and their needs. Yield to others’ will, especially if it is not destructive. Self-confidence and self-esteem are not at their best right now. And, your way might not be the best way. It is your ability to get on with others – to gain their cooperation and their grace – that brings success.

The planetary power is still mostly below the horizon – in the bottom half of your chart. Even your career planet will spend the entire month in your 4th house. The home and family is the career these days. This is your mission. Venus is now moving forward however, and career issues are becoming clearer. But you’re still building the psychological foundations for your next career push – which will begin very soon.

Health is much improved this month. If there are any pre-existing conditions they seem in abeyance now. Mars in your 6th house shows the importance of physical exercise and scalp, face and head massage. This is important all month. After the 6th, neck and throat massage once again become powerful. A sense of joy will greatly enhance the health from the 6th onwards. If you feel under the weather, do fun kinds of things.

Mercury travels with Uranus, your financial planet, for an unusually long time – from the 1st to the 11th. This is a good financial period. It shows financial increase and good financial ideas. Perhaps you’re spending more on health but you can earn from this as well. There is good communication with the money people in your life. Mars, your family planet, makes very nice aspects to Jupiter from the 10th to the 14th. This shows good family support, the prosperity of a parent or parent figure and luck in speculations (for this parent or parent figure).

On the 20th the Sun enters your 6th house of health and work, making it a house of power for the rest of the month. This is wonderful for job seekers. (Mercury, the work planet, moves forward on the 3rd, so there is more clarity here now as well.)

The overall social life becomes stronger from the 20th onwards. There is more involvement with groups and group activities. The spouse, partner or current love has good financial intuition. Financial guidance will come to him or her in dreams or through psychics, spiritual channels or spiritual types.

June

Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 18, 19, 24, 25, 30

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 9, 13, 14, 19, 22, 23, 27, 30

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 10, 11, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30

Health is good until the 21st, but after that it becomes more delicate. It needs some watching. Your health planet will spend a good deal of the month ‘out of bounds’ – from the 18th onwards. This shows that you’re going outside your normal sphere in the search for health and therapies. What’s available doesn’t suffice and you must look elsewhere. Mercury is also moving very quickly this month, so the health needs are changing rapidly. They are in a state of flux. Until the 6th enhance the health through neck and throat massage. From the 6th to the 21st, arm and shoulder massage is good. Fresh air will be beneficial this period. Get out in the fresh air and just breathe deeply. After the 21st, diet becomes an issue. It is important to maintain positive, constructive moods. Good family relations also seem important.

A parent or parent figure is also outside his or her usual boundaries this month. He or she is moving in ‘unknown and unfamiliar territory’.

Love is the major headline in the month ahead. Up to now it hasn’t been a major factor or focus, but this changes from the 4th onwards. On the 4th Mars moves into your 7th house. And on the 21st Mercury and the Sun enter. You are in a yearly love and social peak. If you are single you’re meeting rich and successful kinds of people. They seem ambitious and worldly. If you’re in a relationship, the spouse, partner or current love is prospering and receiving happy career opportunities. The New Moon of the 24th – another Super New Moon – presages a powerful love and social day (and a great financial day for the beloved). It will clarify love issues as the month progresses – until the next New Moon new month. Your social magnetism is especially strong from the 1st to the 9th and from the 24th onwards – as the love planet waxes.

The spouse, partner or current love is having a good financial month from the 21st onwards, as we have mentioned. But he or she also has a nice payday between the 2nd to the 5th. Venus travels with your financial planet from the 2nd to the 4th and brings financial increase and sudden career opportunity.

July

Best Days Overall: 8, 9, 17, 18, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 10, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 6, 10, 11, 16, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 1, 10, 19, 20, 28, 29

The planetary power is now in the upper half of your chart. Jupiter, in your 10th house started to move forward on June 9. It is time to make the career push. Time to take overt, physical actions to advance the career. The time for interior work is over. Dreams have to be implemented in physical ways. Next month, the career energy will be even stronger. Much success is happening.

Your career planet, Venus, will spend almost all month (from the 5th onwards) in your 6th house of health and work. You always have a good work ethic, but now even more so than usual. This good work ethic will advance the career. Good communication – good PR and advertising – will also advance the career. It goes without saying that without good health, there is no career. So this needs watching and you seem on the case. We could say that staying healthy is your real mission this month.

Love is the other major headline this month. You’re still in the midst of a yearly love and social peak. Many of the love trends that we wrote of last month are still in effect. Family (and especially a parent or parent figure) seems very involved in your love life. (Sometimes they meddle too much, but they mean well.) The attraction is to money people and to the sexual magnetism.

The spouse, partner or current love is still having a great financial month – this gets even stronger after the 22nd, and he or she will be more generous with you.

In general your social magnetism is strongest from the 1st to the 9th and from the 23rd onwards – as the Moon, your love planet, waxes. The 21st seems especially good for love as the Moon is at perigee (her closest distance to Earth – she has more power that day). Full Moons are generally good for love but this Full Moon, which happens when the Moon is in apogee (furthest away from Earth) is not as strong as usual. These phenomena explain all the various nuances experienced in love.

Health, as we mentioned, needs watching, until the 22nd. The most important thing is to get enough rest. Enhance the health through eating right until the 6th. Detox regimes will be beneficial (and are probably what you need). From the 6th to the 16th give more attention to the heart (don’t worry so much). After the 16th, abdominal massage will be good.

August

Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 13, 14, 22, 23, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 11, 12, 18, 24, 25

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31

Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 20, 24, 25, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 9, 10, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28, 29

Your 8th house of regeneration became powerful on July 22 and is even more powerful this month. A major focus. A Solar Eclipse on the 21st occurs in this house adding to its importance.

When the 8th house is strong we are concerned with death – not just physical death but the death of old conditions and circumstances. The cosmos urges us to get rid of the impediments to further progress and this takes many forms. Perhaps there is too much clutter in our life. The home is filled with things we don’t need or use. This is so for the physical body and the emotional life too. There is a need to get rid of the substances or emotional patterns that are no longer necessary. Perhaps at one time they were needed – they are not necessarily bad – but now they are just ‘clutter’.

We have two eclipses this month so it is a tumultuous kind of month. However, you don’t seem overly affected, compared with other signs. Still it won’t hurt to reduce your schedule over these periods.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 7th occurs in the money house. Thus you’re forced to make important financial changes. (Finances are good this month, by the way, and most likely your strategy was too pessimistic.) Every Lunar Eclipse tests the love life and the current relationship – you went through this in February. Be more patient with the beloved and try not to make things worse than they need to be. The grievances and dramas that arise can be a stepping stone to an even better relationship. Business partnerships also get tested. Mars, your family planet is affected here. Thus there are shakeups at home; perhaps repairs are needed. A parent or parent figure has personal dramas. Emotions run high in the family.

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st occurs right on the cusp (border) of your 8th and 9th houses and impacts on both of them. Thus there are dramatic financial changes for the spouse, partner or current love – it’s not just you. Business partnerships are also getting tested (financially). Because the 9th house is involved here, students at college level are making more changes to their educational plans – this also happened in February. There are more shakeups in your place of worship. Once again, as in February, there are encounters with death. This is not any sort of punishment (the planets never punish), only a kindly reminder to get on with the really important things of life – the reason you were born.

September

Best Days Overall: 1, 10, 18, 19, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 28, 30

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 27, 30

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28

The planetary power is still mostly in the social West and Saturn, the ruler of your Horoscope, receives stressful aspects. Health is good, but self-esteem and self-confidence could be better. But no matter, self-confidence is not an important issue right now. It’s the social graces that continue to be important. There is no need for undue self-assertion. Yield to the will of others so long as it isn’t destructive. Your personal weakness allows for other strengths to come through.

Your 9th house became strong on August 22 and is even stronger in the month ahead. Thus it is a month for travel and for the expansion of your horizons. It is excellent for students as there is great focus on their studies – this tends to success. You’ve been in a spiritual period for two years now and this power in the 9th house emphasizes it. Your interest in the ‘Higher Laws’, in religion and philosophy, is much enhanced. Philosophy is more important than psychology. A person’s philosophy will shape the psychology. This is a time to delve deeper into these things. Many of you will have religious or philosophical insights.

Health is good, as we mentioned – especially until the 22nd. Any doubts about it are resolved after the 5th as Mercury starts to move forward. (Travel is better after the 5th too.) Health can be improved even further through detox regimes, until the 10th. Good heart health is also important until the 10th. After the 10th, abdominal massage will be powerful. There are reflexes in the abdomen that help the small intestine, an area that needs work that period. After the 22nd, make sure to get enough rest, and eat foods that are easily digested.

Career is another major headline this month. Jupiter has been in your 10th house all year. The planetary power is in the upper half of your chart (moving towards the career and way from the home). On the 22nd the Sun enters your 10th house and you begin a yearly career peak. For many of you it will be a lifetime peak. (Much depends on your age.) The planets are supporting your outer ambitions. Have no fear – press forward and succeed.

Love is not a big issue this month. Your 7th house is basically empty – only the Moon moves through there on the 14th and 15th. Love goals basically have been achieved over the past few months and you have no need to focus greatly here. In general your social magnetism is stronger from the 1st to the 6th and from the 20th onwards – as the Moon waxes. Though the love aspects are lacklustre on the 13th it should be a good love day. The Moon is close to Earth, at her perigee.

October

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 15, 16, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 6, 10, 11, 14, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28

Career is the main headline of the month. It is frenetic, active, competitive, but successful. Sixty per cent of the planets are either in your 10th house or moving through there this month. There is a cosmic conspiracy to make you successful – to elevate you. Nothing can stop it. Do the logical things that need to be done and allow the cosmic surge to carry you to your goals.

By the end of the month the career surge will start to abate. It will still be important, but not as much as in the early part of the month. This I read as the attainment of short-term goals and good progress towards your long-term goals.

Career is successful but you might not see the financial rewards right away. Give it time; it will happen (most likely next month). Uranus, your financial planet, is retrograde and receiving stressful aspects. Finances are more challenging than usual. Continue to focus on the career and the money will follow eventually.

Health is a bit stressed this month. You will see improvements after the 23rd, but it’s stressful all month. Most likely you’re overworking. Try to schedule some extra rest periods this month. Enhance the health by giving more attention to the hips and kidneys, until the 17th. Hip and buttock massage will be powerful. (This will not only strengthen the kidneys and hips but the lower back as well.) After the 17th detox regimes will be beneficial. A herbal colonic might be the ticket if you feel under the weather. Safe sex and sexual moderation are important.

Jupiter makes a major move out of your 10th house and into your 11th house on the 11th. He will be there well into next year – a long-term transit. This will activate your social life and bring new friends into the picture. You start to reap the rewards of success – entering a new social circle of friends. Children and children figures in your life will have an excellent social month and year ahead. If they are of appropriate age, marriage could happen.

The social life of the 11th house is different to the social life of the 7th house. The 7th house (which is basically empty this month) involves relationships of the heart – it is a more romantic kind of social life. The social life of the 11th house involves Platonic kinds of relationships – relationships of the mind and with people who share your interests. So friendships – non-committed kinds of relationships – are what’s happening this month (and for the next year).

November

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 21, 22

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 2, 7, 8, 10, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30

Best Days for Career: 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 26, 27

Your 11th house continues to be strong this month – until the 22nd. Aside from the new friends and social activities, it brings an enlargement of your understanding of technology, science, astrology and astronomy. Most likely you will be getting new high-tech equipment or gadgetry now. It is a good time to buy these things as your judgement will be good. Many people have their full Horoscopes done when the 11th house is powerful and many embark on a serious study of astrology.

Jupiter is your spiritual planet. His position in your 11th house shows that much of your spiritual studies are verified scientifically. Also it indicates a more scientific approach to your innate spirituality.

Finances are much improved this month. Uranus is still moving backwards, but the stressful aspects are mostly over with. Earnings might be slow or delayed, but they do happen.

Jupiter makes beautiful aspects with Neptune on the 29th and 30th – and you will probably feel the effects even earlier. This aspect can bring a new car or communication equipment to you. Also, it indicates earning from trading – buying or selling. Siblings and sibling figures have a good financial period and seem successful in their career.

Children and children figures of appropriate age seem involved in romance – and with someone rich, a money person. This person seems generous with them – especially on the 12th and 13th. The 12th and the 13th are excellent days for them to pay down debt.

Love is not a big issue this month. Your 7th house of love is basically empty – only the Moon moves through there on the 7th and 8th. In general your social magnetism is strongest from the 1st to the 4th and from the 18th onwards. The Full Moon of the 4th, a Super Full Moon, should be especially good socially and romantically. It occurs with the Moon close to perigee (her closest point to Earth).

Health is much improved this month, and will improve further next month too. You can enhance the health through paying more attention to the colon, bladder and sexual organs until the 6th and to the thighs and liver afterwards. Thigh massage will strengthen the liver (and also the lower back). Spiritual-healing techniques are powerful after the 6th and if you feel under the weather a spiritual-type healer might do the trick.

December

Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 9, 10, 18, 19, 20

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 11, 12, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, 28

The month ahead is very spiritual – a spiritual month in a two-year period that has been spiritual. This focus is soon to change. On the 21st Saturn, the ruler of your Horoscope (and a very important planet in your chart) moves out of your 12th house and into the 1st house – your own sign. The Sun will also cross your Ascendant and enter your 1st house on the 21st. So you’ve achieved your spiritual goals of the past two years. Whatever enlightenment was needed has happened. Now (from the 21st onwards) it’s about putting it into practice – manifesting your understanding in the world and in your body.

Saturn’s move into your sign is perhaps the major headline of the month. Saturn only changes signs every two to two and a half years. This move will strengthen you. You become more of a Capricorn than you already are. All your natural organizing and management skills get stronger than ever. The only pitfall now is that you might ‘overdo’ things – become too cold, too business-like, too aloof. This will put a damper on your love and social life for sure.

The month ahead is happy. The planetary power is now at its maximum Eastern position (and will be so during next month too). You’re at the maximum of your personal power and independence. You can and should have your way in life. Your way is the best way. The planetary power supports you rather than others. So make the moves and changes needed to create your personal happiness.

Saturn in one’s own sign is generally not a good health indicator, but for you it’s OK. You’re comfortable under Saturn’s rays. Health will be good. You can enhance it further through more focus on the liver and thighs (like last month) and on spiritual-healing techniques.

Uranus, your financial planet, is still moving backwards, but receives beautiful aspects until the 21st. Prosperity is happening but perhaps more slowly and with more delays. This month is a shopping season and the retrograde of your financial planet could cause you to overspend. Study things more carefully.

Love is not a big issue this month. The Moon is the only planet that will move through your 7th house in December (on the 5th and 6th). This can be seen as a good thing – a contentment with the status quo. You have no need to overly focus here. In general your social magnetism will be strongest from the 1st to the 4th and from the 18th onwards. The Full Moon of the 4th – a Super Full Moon – should be an exceptionally strong love and social day – the Moon is at her perigee.

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