The Sun in Capricorn continues to turn our focus towards long term goals and hold us firmly to the plans we've made to achieve them, of course, based on our own set of rules. If we are living up to our highest moral standards, then unforeseen difficulty is likely to have less of an impact than for those who have a hard time adhering to boundaries. Mars is in Aries, the sign it rules, aligns fire power motivating us to take action in some area of life. This may be a place where we've been complacent about making changes. It will be easier for most of us now to speak up and stand up for ourselves.
The New Moon/ Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 5-6 is powerfully connected to Saturn, Capricorn's ruler, on one side and Pluto on the other. Here we have the chance to begin anew by really sticking with the play book and exercising our best judgment in managing life and taking care of responsibilities. The South Node impacts this stellium of planets (11˚ apart) by reminding us where we've been a bit lazy. Wherever this party of planets lands in your natal chart will indicate a whole new way of seriously directing you towards securing up that particular realm. Transformation is possible with focus and determination, and if we remain mindful of taking the high road when faced with difficult choices.
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Leo - Jan 20-21 Leo is the sign ruled by the Sun and presides over creativity and children. Both are illuminated now. Strokes of insight bordering on genius are quite possible as we find a solution to a long standing problem. A great deal of excitement surrounds the Full Moon because it's also impacted by the lunar Nodes. Eclipses, both Solar and Lunar, have far reaching affects and challenge us to move in a new direction. This particular one is at the very beginning of the sign Leo representing the need to keep our heart open and our head high as we courageously stand in the power of who we are in order to accept change. Full Moons bring completion and are often seen as periods of not only endings but souls exiting. Embracing the entire journey of endings as well as new beginnings is called for now as a significant part of the evolutionary cycle.
Chiron has been in retrograde since July and stationed direct on December 8. Healing is Chiron's mission. The collective themes surrounding empathy, compassion, healing and love continue to play out on many levels throughout this month.
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