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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Nov 25 – Dec 19, 2019
Venus: goddess of art and romance, pleasure and beauty. Venus in Capricorn is a clarifying force, arriving just in time to sort out all the questions and lessons associated with fiery Sagittarius. Capricorn helps us make sense of change; ground down; and practice efficiency. We will be more discerning now with whom we spend time. Capricorn, like his ruler Saturn, operates by means of contraction and conservation. The sea-goat is usually rather serious and quiet, yet generous and dependable. Try channeling Venus in Capricorn by working with friends on a creative/work/school project. This is an especially favorable time for natal Capricorns, as well as Taurus and Virgo.
When Venus, planet of interpersonal relations, enters Capricorn, it’s time to build our reputation. Capricorn is a seasoned professional. Look at your social life, work life and how/where they intersect. Experiment with networking and career pathways. Plan and prepare; polish and refine; categorize and organize; grab hold of this earthen matrix and lay your foundation. With planets in earth signs such as Capricorn, it is especially helpful to make a physical/visual representation of what you would like to accomplish.
Capricorn manages his social life as though it were a business; in other words, he has trouble distinguishing between work and play. He is steadfast and clearheaded, but he can also be cold, stiff, reserved, intransigent. In his shadow, he does not wonder what other people are feeling, only what they might do for him. This is Capricorn logic. Social interactions are not visceral or emotional, but like stone, like the hard, frosty ground beneath our feet. Remember to keep it toasty warm, and others will more readily receive what we have to say.
Those born with Venus in Capricorn expect others to work for them. They want people to show up, be helpful and get the job done right. Capricorn does not tolerate unreliability. Something to ask ourselves: how can we as individuals be more useful to friends, family and society? Not: how can everyone else be more useful to me. Yes, we have the right to our own standards and expectations. But can the goat be more flexible? In the body, Capricorn rules the bones, joints and teeth. He is the skeleton both in the body and in life, meaning that he is difficult to change. Practices like yoga work first at the muscular level, then the ligaments, and finally the bones. So it is possible to affect change even at the deepest level. It takes time and patience, but even the bones and skeleton can be rearranged; even they can accommodate.
Neptune Retrograde ends on Nov 27 (one day after the new moon) – this should help clarify the mind even more. On Thanksgiving (Nov 28), Venus trines Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. What a perfect influence to support my intention (outlined in my post on the Sun in Sagittarius) – please consider reciting a land acknowledgement before eating with friends and family this holiday season. Uranian influence is new, fresh and exciting; the perfect dash of lightning to mix things up and introduce a novel, much-needed concept. Peace and power to indigenous communities around the world.
Jupiter enters Capricorn on Dec 2 – get excited! On the full moon of Dec 11, Venus falls on the same degree as Saturn in Capricorn. Together these planets introduce new opportunities in our work life. Meditate on stability, security and abundance. Thank your mentors.
On Dec 13, Venus lands on the same degree as Pluto. I think this will herald more exposure of sexual predators, so expect more news stories about powerful, wealthy men falling from grace. Pluto is currently in the process of ripping every single institution out by its roots, shaking until all the old men fall out, and then casting these withered dinosaurs and establishments out into the galaxy to burn up and never return. A conjunction with Pluto signals that we are about to confront some serious shit.
If you want to build a truly infallible foundation – if you envision a circle where everyone excitedly devours projects together – first consider how you can be most useful to the collective. How many good deeds can you perform today? Work well, and with great love and respect. Stay rooted with Capricorn Yoga. In meditation, focus on the root chakra. While Venus is in Capricorn, she is an evening star. Look for her at sunset in the west. If you were born with Venus in Capricorn, this is your Venus Return. To find your personal Venus sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am a mountain