Planets in Capricorn don't start things at the bottom, they start them in the basement. This week we have FIVE of the ten planets we look at all lined up in this sign of harsh reality. It signifies a time when we don't seem to have a whole lot of options and indeed many of you have been calling me asking "When will I catch a break?" The good news is we're all in this stuck-hole together so we might as well just lay back and enjoy the ride.If you're finding yourself surrounded by obstacles that you cannot overcome, the first thing you must do is steady yourself before taking action. The Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto are all in Capricorn meaning now is the time to stabilize and allow for a new perspective to come into focus. Particularly remember Capricorn is the opposite sign from moody Cancer so you're more powerful when you stay rational this week and don't let emotions take over. Much of the turmoil in the news these days has been caused by reporters "catastrophising" every story. "If it bleeds it leads" is the bottom line it seems, and I for one am done with having my feelings manipulated. Mercury in Capricorn helps you be rational, so instead of reacting with disgust or outrage the next time you read Trump's latest tweet or even when you are considering difficulties in your own life, take a step back and consider your alternatives. I just saw an article about how our bodies are wired to reward us with a zap of dopamine - the chemical that makes us feel good - every time we do certain things. We get huge jolts of it from clicking away on our computers - and even more when we shop online. So the big corporations know that if they can just keep feeding us these hair raising stories while also promising solutions if we'll only purchase the right pills or donate to the right politician, we'll keep coming back and eventually....buy something! It's the old "create a need and fill it" scam. But now the game has gone on for so long and obviously the horror stories are never going to stop, that we're reaching a point of being totally burned out and feeling it's all hopeless. Fortunately a long with showing us how bad it's gotten, these planets in Capricorn are also showing us the way out.
Capricorn is the sign of responsibility as in "the ability to respond." As we recognize that our power comes from our ability to choose what we respond to and how, we are able to regain control of our lives. (Interesting that Capricorn rules the knees and people who do not control their responses are said to have "knee-jerk" reactions.) Enlist sensible Mercury to describe your circumstances in the most straight forward and honest terms. Avoid the temptation to use words that create worry and fear, instead keep a positive outlook by frequently telling yourself "I can do this!" Venus in Capricorn rewards us when we set realistic (a favorite Capricorn word) short term goals for ourselves.
The New Moon falls on Tuesday January 16. Make this the month you will be the one who decides how to shape your life. We can either retreat into denial and boredom, or courageously go forward. The second half of this week looks like we'll have some opportunities for breakthroughs when the Sun will go into Aquarius on Friday, January 19, so...
Let the Sun shine in!
Rosada, EXT 2340