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May 3, 2016
The Moon continues its transit of Water sign Pisces until
1:05 PM EDT, when it enters fiery Aries. The Sun and Jupiter form a trine aspect
early into the day, stimulating hope, optimism, and a desire to improve,
impress, and do good things. This influence is about growth and expansiveness.
We are more aware of moral issues, and have a desire to improve and learn. The
Moon's entrance into Aries early afternoon can stimulate a desire to start fresh
or take action. Generally speaking, however, with a New Moon on the 6th, this is
a better time of the lunar cycle to let go and wind down than to begin entirely
new endeavors. The Moon in Aries can be impatient and impulsive, but also
courageous and open.
This is a strong month for exploring creative urges, dear Capricorn, and for sharing your affection, joy, and experiences with others. Reconnecting with old passions and hobbies can be in strong focus.
Romantic inclinations are highlighted this month, and take-charge energy is with you from the 6th, although you're in good shape for pursuing playful and celebratory activities much of May, and especially in the first half. If you've been holding on too tightly to people or projects that have been keeping you from expressing your true self, you'll be feeling the restriction and looking for ways to make changes. Expressing yourself creatively is in focus. With Mercury retrograde until the 22nd, you may not always get the words right, but you're bound to find different channels for expressing yourself, and creative mediums seem your best bet. This is a time for patience - working on building lasting connections and projects is highly favored. Brand-new endeavors may not get off the ground.
With the Sun, Mercury, and Venus connecting wonderfully to Pluto in your sign, there are plenty of ways to get your message across. Others see you as especially unique and valuable. This is a good time for rediscovering old interests and possibly even old romances or friendships, and for reviving or editing creative and publishing projects, particularly on the 2-3 and 8-10. Some freedom of movement is especially important to you right now, as any feeling of being tied to a particular place or routine can leave you feeling stifled. Teaching and learning are favored.
From the 9th forward, Jupiter in your solar ninth house is direct after several months of retrograde motion. This can point to increasing motivation to pursue your studies, travels, and interests. You may be wanting to develop skills. Matters related to publishing, higher education, law, and travel can turn a corner, and are in strong favor once again until
The 20th brings the Sun into your work and health sector, stimulating more attention to the functional side of your life. The 21-22 can be tricky with a Full Moon occurring in alignment with retrograde Mars. This pushes trouble areas to the foreground for handling. Desires and feelings are intense now. Restlessness with your current routines can be stimulated. Focus on doing your best instead of allowing a lack of direction interfere with productivity. In time, direction and purpose will be revealed. Tame impatience, which can lead to messy situations.
On the 26th, Jupiter forms a final square to Saturn, your ruler, sending a reminder to tame excesses. If you've lined up too many potential projects or if you're faced with too many choices, you could reach a point of feeling overwhelmed.
From the 27th, Mars spends its final month of retrograde motion in your solar eleventh house, stirring up friendships, group associations, and long-term goals. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess these matters. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Certain projects may need further attention before pushing them forward. Some of you could be reconnecting with old friendships, groups, dreams, and plans.
The year ahead is strong for learning, broadening your horizons, and career
advances, dear Capricorn. Jupiter transits your sector of spirit until September
9th, helping you to see the positive in whatever you do. Take
advantage of any opportunity to learn, grow, and improve during this fortunate
transit. There can be opportunities to publish, share ideas, and connect with
people who help open your mind and expand your consciousness.
All year, you're encouraged to build your faith and understanding of where
you stand as well as what you believe in. Study, learn, and connect in order to
make the most of this positive time of growth and perspective. This is also a
strong time for teaching, guiding, and mentoring. There can be recognition for
In March, use the energy of the Solar Eclipse in your communications sector
to push a communications project forward, and the power of the Lunar Eclipse for
sorting out your ambitions and career aspirations.
Socially, there can be some hiccups in 2016, particularly from May 27-June
29. This can also be a time for reorganizing some of your long-term goals and
plans. Any slowdowns or delays occurring now can be fortunate - they help you
make important changes and edits, or to perfect and strengthen a project.
Saturn, your ruler, spends the entire year in your privacy sector, and this
can have the effect of pulling into yourself more frequently. You could find it
difficult to make commitments and you might feel drained by daily
communications, particularly while Saturn squares Neptune, peaking in June and
September. It will be important to make a conscious effort to reach out to
others more often. The Full Moon on May 21st can bring strong awareness of
health or emotional issues that have been standing in the way of progress. You
may be attracted to alternative ways of living, and to self-study fields, such
as psychoanalysis, which can be very helpful.
Pluto continues to transit your sign, challenging you to get in better touch
with yourself and to embrace who you are. You are ridding yourself of false
images, changing the way you view yourself and altering the ways others see you.
There is a rebirth of your image happening now, and combined with Saturn's
influence in your solar twelfth house, this is a powerful time for making
personal changes. People are seeing a new "you", and it's more authentic.
2016 is an important year for professional and self-development, with less
emphasis on love relationships. Without major influences on your romantic and
partnership sectors this year, you're less likely to make big changes in your
love life. Mid-May and the last week of June to mid-July are the stronger
periods of the year for attraction and relationship developments, even if they
are minor ones. Friendships and family relationships are transforming, however.
August is a strong month for money matters, particularly related to the home.
This is a strong year for doing work from home and work on the home as well.
Many of you are vying for more financial independence. Overall, however, there
is more focus on developing your skills and reputation or status in 2016 than
there is on increasing income, although an influence beginning at the tail-end
of the year should place more emphasis on organizing money matters.
A boon to your career, status, or reputation begins in September and is with
you until October 2017. This is a time of strong visibility, even if your
private life is still quite intense and in focus. It's a period for reaching
higher, embracing your ambitions, and putting yourself out there professionally.
Bosses and parents are seeing you in a very pleasant light. Your services or
charity may come before the public eye, and there are opportunities for
recognition. There is more prestige or increased pride in your work. You can be
a stronger manager, teacher, or leader now.
From December forward, until well into 2017, blockages are released,
particularly emotional ones and matters related to housing, family, and home
life. This is a constructive period when solutions to long-standing problems
arrive and help free you from mental pressure.
Until August 11th, Jupiter transits your intimacy sector, which can help
boost the intimacy level of a relationship, or even with yourself, as you learn
to open up and discover new ways to express your desires. This is a time for
embracing your desires and needs. It's
a time of learning about a partner, about yourself, and about the myriad ways of
expressing your affection.
The summer of 2015 can be up and down for partnerships, but the bigger theme
revolves around sorting out friendships. In August especially, you may be on the
fence about an intimate relationship, uncertain of your feelings or a partner's
From August 11th, 2015, to September 9, 2016, Jupiter transits in harmony
with your sign. While this is not a transit that directly affects relationship
houses, it's a good time for enjoying yourself and for managing the usual
stresses of life better.
From October 2015 to June 2016, this Jupiter transit gets a nice boost and
impacts you even more deeply. Jupiter forms a healthy aspect with Pluto, which
is transiting your sign for the long term, and this encourages you to express
and enjoy the more positive aspects of the sometimes complicated Pluto transit!
Speaking of the Pluto transit, this year it affects those born January 4-7
most directly (this also applies to people with a Capricorn Ascendant of 14 to
17 degrees). Pluto is the planet of
transformation and stimulates deep personal changes. Loved ones will need to be
patient as you get in touch with your deeper needs, and perhaps your "dark" side
as well. You are learning about trust, faith, fear, and courage--really big
issues. Some of you are being tested, so to speak, and might be dealing with
betrayals or other intense experiences that get you more deeply in touch with
yourself and your needs. You are learning this year to get more control over
your life, and it is not without its challenges. As your energy fluctuates and
you go through many personal ups and downs, partners need to be patient and
understanding with you.
With Jupiter helping out Pluto for most of this period, you're in a better
position to embrace your deeper needs and wants, to understand and acknowledge
your passions, and to find ways to channel this important energy. Discovering
what makes you tick is part of this. Using it to make positive changes in your
life is vital now.
A big theme during this period of your life involves deeper introspection, and
it will be important for people in your life to give you the leeway to explore...more
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.