While Sun in Capricorn is always a self-directed time (even for those headed in the wrong direction!), with Mars retrograde now promoting much finger-pointing energy (which might better be invested in self-examination), the Solar Eclipse of January 15 tells us that January is a month of evolutionary trial on every level. And not just for some, but for everyone: for every entity personal, professional, organizational, national, religious, theoretical, factual—you name it.
Much involved here took root and sprouted as Mars went retrograde on December 20, leading into the Cancer Lunar Eclipse of December 31. But those were basically impetus markers, a dose of reality inserted into the works so as to motivate us to begin looking within (not without) for many, if not most, of our answers.
Once New Year’s Eve has played out, with Saturn in Libra opposing Juno (both square Pluto in Capricorn) on New Year’s Day, the year begins with a question: can we can get past our own desires—to have what we want and only what we want without having to be responsible for any of the things we don’t want?
The Juno at 4 Aries part of this paradigm is the “I” (Aries) my-ness of it all: my situation, my understanding, my preferences, position, abilities…along with what am I up for making of myself? Is my priority purely me—or am I all about others? Or am I all about others because that pleases me? Or maybe even whether I am about me or others, am I doing that in order not to have to face who I am and the state of my life? Or my world?
At one level this is truly simple stuff. At another, it’s hideously complex, asking whether our satisfaction is about who we choose to associate with. Do we consistently associate with people who disappoint us? Or just agree with us? Or just give in to us? If so, what do any of these really (I mean really) say about you? With Saturn opposing Juno from Libra, our relationships and who we choose to pull close, push away, ally ourselves with and critique, help or ostracize are now poised as poignant commentaries on us. On how we are or aren’t our better Selves.
But this isn’t all. Pluto’s position in early Capricorn creates a formation known as a t-square—one of the most dynamic figures in all astrology. It’s a bear to get past but is also the signature of great and lasting achievement. The question posed here is how to get [ Sorry! complete General Astro Influences only available as part of Daykeeper's Premium Forecast package.... Premium subscribers click here to log in, or subscribe now for instant access ].