The Moon leaves Cancer and enters Leo shortly into the day, at 1:48 AM EST.
Warmth, generosity, pride, and a sense of the dramatic are hallmarks of a Leo
Moon. We are proud and prefer to take the high road. Satisfaction comes from
positive feedback from others. Creativity blossoms, we tend to be more romantic
and generous with our feelings, and we take pride in our accomplishments. This
is certainly a feel-good, energetic day, especially this evening with the Moon's
harmonious trine to exciting Uranus, as intuition is at a high and we are open
to progress and improvement.
Until the last week of December, this is one of the most private, withdrawn periods of the year for you, dear Capricorn. While itís not the best time to push forward aggressively with new ventures, itís an excellent period for developing new plans and strategies. By the second week of the month, your energy for furthering professional and worldly ambitions is strong, and you could be especially interested in accomplishing practical goals. There is increased satisfaction in taking care of your more basic concerns and a stronger sense of pacing and timing. You may find yourself taking on the role of consultant or advisor this month, or you could benefit from assistance from someone. Good publicity may come your way. There could be news or even a setback regarding financial or emotional support from others around the 17th, but you soon discover that itís a blessing in disguise. Stronger awareness of your intimate needs figures strongly as well. Courage is stronger from mid-month for making changes on the home front, with family, and personally, as you may be especially interested in freeing yourself from the more negative early conditioning. Independence is sought now. Financial matters pick up speed as well, and you're likely to be very motivated to make more money. Venus is in your sign all month, bringing out your natural charm for all to see. Venus turns retrograde on the 21st - a cycle that lasts through to the end of January. during this retrograde cycle. When Venus occupies your sign, you tend to enjoy special attention from others and from love interests - you tend to have the upper hand. But when Venus turns retrograde, there can be some cooling off in love relationships, or this could be a period of review or confusion. Venus will continue to move through your sign after the retrograde period, from February 1-March 5, 2014, and you are likely to enjoy the attention as well as the time to get more comfortable in your own skin. Even with Venus retrograde, in the last week of the month, your time spent on reflection begins to pay off, and youíre ready to tackle life with a new game plan.
brings a fuller social life to your world, dear Capricorn. When it comes
to friendships, networking, and group associations, it's about quality and depth
rather than quantity, as this area of your life is being streamlined. You also
have a chance to restructure your long-term goals, as you are more
discriminating and realistic about what you are capable of achieving. There is
less pressure to prove yourself or to perform this year, and more joy in
plugging away at what you do best. In the first half of the year, watch that you
don't overload your life with additional responsibilities. Work should be quite
available to you. While relationships continue to challenge you, especially with
family, 2013 is a year in which you are reminded at almost every turn just how
much you need others. All year, acquaintances and friends tend to support you.
Jupiter's presence in your opposing sign (Cancer) from June 25th forward is
likely to bring helpful, happy people into your experience, and for some of you,
a partner who truly makes you feel good about yourself. Existing partnerships
can bring joy as well. Especially in August, however, you will need to allow
others more freedom by backing off from controlling or manipulative behavior.
Experience your own freedom by giving up some of the need to control events and
people. With Pluto in your sign, this can be difficult, as you are learning
about your personal power, sometimes through challenging life lessons and
experiences. Pluto will have the greatest impact on Caps born December
31-January 2, who will be taking a deep look within as they uncover facets of
their personality that they haven't yet accepted or even acknowledged, and this
can be uncomfortable at times. With the North Node in your solar eleventh house,
it's especially important for you to establish yourself as a team player. Home
life remains a little unsettled, and some of you can feel that your current
set-up is impermanent. There can be some shuffling around, redecorating, a move,
or experiences with family that leave you feeling uprooted in some way,
particularly in April-May and October-November. Certainly, you can be putting
more money into your family and home life this year. Overall health may be
improved, communications are rewarding (you're finding your voice!), and
alliances are formed or strengthened in 2013.
Your love life is likely to pick up pace in the second half of 2013, dear
Capricorn, with expansive Jupiter entering your partnership sector in the last
week of June. This one-year transit brings more opportunities and benefits on a
social level, and particularly for one-on-one relationships. Many Capricorns
will gain a new best friend or partner during this cycle that lasts from June
2013 to July 2014, and others will expand an existing close relationship.
While Jupiter is considered a lucky transit, it's actually less about luck than
it is about magnification and expansion. Doors open in the areas of life
associated with the sector that Jupiter transits. However, if there are real
pre-existing problems in these areas, then Jupiter will magnify them, so that
Capricorns who are in suffocating or frustrating relationships might become
restless and even more frustrated while Jupiter transits here. This
magnification of problems ultimately stimulates the need to take action and to
remedy the situation, and generally speaking, chances of doing so in a positive
fashion are strong.
This is a time (the second half of 2013) for singles who are looking to make
sure they put themselves out there. Chances are good that you will meet someone
anyhow, but you have to be open to the idea, and improving those chances seems
like a good idea. Others see you as more interesting, friendly, and
good-hearted. You are more interested in a relationship that is a good
friendship first and foremost, and the other things are happy bonuses. You can
attract people who gently help, guide, or direct you, if that's what you need at
this time. Some of you could meet a person who seems as close as ideal as you
can come. Whether this relationship will last in the long term, it is uncertain,
but what is certain is that the relationship has that potential, as it seems
more than casual.
For those Capricorns already partnered, happiness in your relationship becomes
especially important, and you are likely to either fully appreciate what you
have or see what's not working and work harder at making each other happy. A
partner may be in need of more freedom, and you are challenged to loosen any
grip you may have on that person in order to bring more joy into the
partnership. While August can bring some friction in this regard, you have
plenty of chances to repair and strengthen your relationships this year,
particularly through a spirit of acceptance, a more spiritual approach, and
increased communication. The sharing of ideals is especially important to you at
this time in your life. It's an excellent time to resolve long-standing problems
as you are especially fair and willing to compromise during this cycle.
Relationships entered into now are generally successful and happy -- they seem,
at least for the time being, to be mutually beneficial. Sometimes, this transit
absolves an existing partnership, but if this is the case, it is likely to come
as a relief or it is a "blessing in disguise". Meeting someone better for you
may be a reason for this. Your ability to get along with others is enhanced as
you are especially willing to compromise, and you are more appealing than usual.
Another influence with you in 2013 is Saturn's presence in your friendship
sector. There is generally a more serious approach to casual relationships with
this influence. You are also more serious about your own ideals and causes, and
tend to be drawn to people who are like-minded.
While Pluto continues to test your mettle this year, and particularly for those
born December 31 to January 3, Saturn is no longer challenging you, and in fact
forms some very strengthening aspects in 2013. This means that you are feeling
considerably less stressed, blocked, or pushed this year, and relationships can
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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.