Capricon Horoscope 2016
When Saturn, the ruler of your Horoscope, entered your 12th house late in 2014 you entered a highly spiritual period in your life. Capricorn, by nature, is outer oriented, down to earth and practical. The inner life is not that appealing to them. Yet last year and this year, you’re more involved with this. You’re becoming much deeper as a person.
Pluto has been in your sign for many years now and will be here for many years to come. This shows a detoxification of the body, the image and the self-concept. Your old ways of thinking of yourself – your old ego structure – is crumbling, getting purified, and being reborn into something better. You’re giving birth to the ideal body and image. More on this later.
Neptune, the most spiritual of the planets, has been in your 3rd house of communication since 2012, refining and spiritualizing the mental faculties. Your taste in reading is becoming more elevated. You gravitate to spiritual-type books and magazines, to poetry and inspired kinds of writing. This is a long-term trend.
Uranus has been in your 4th house for many years too – the long-term planets are pretty much where they have been for the last few years. This indicates drama and turmoil in the family circle. Perhaps break-ups. The emotional life tends to be unstable. Your challenge is to maintain some semblance of emotional harmony in the midst of all the turmoil. Meditation will be a big help here.
Jupiter has been in your 9th house since August of last year, and will stay there until September 9. This shows many things. There is more foreign travel in your life. Students, either at college level or about to enter college, have a successful year. There is good news and good fortune in these matters.
Jupiter will cross your Mid-heaven and enter your 10th house on September 10, inaugurating the beginning of a very strong career cycle. There is much success, elevation and recognition happening in the career.
Your areas of greatest interest are: the body, image and personal pleasure; communication and intellectual interests; home and family; religion, philosophy, higher education and travel (until September 9); and career (from September 10 onwards).
Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year will be religion, philosophy, higher education and travel; and career.
* (Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Two long-term planets (strong ones too) are in stressful alignment with you at the start of the year, and after September 10, it will be three long-term planets stressing you. So health needs more watching this year. By themselves these planets are stressful enough, but when the short-term planets join the picture, the vulnerability is increased. This year the most vulnerable periods are from March 21 to April 19, June 21 to July 23 and September 23 to October 23 (this last period will be when you’re at your most vulnerable during the year).
Your 6th house of health is not powerful this year. This can lead to a lack of attention here, and this is a problem. You may have to force yourself to pay attention even when you don’t feel like it. It will not be a good idea to ignore the health this year or to take it for granted.
The good news is that there’s much you can do to enhance health and prevent problems from developing. The first line of defence is always to maintain high energy levels. The spiritual immune system, the aura, weakens when energy is too low. So, a simple solution is to rest and relax more. Pace yourself. Focus on the essentials in your life and let frivolities go.
Also give more attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas of your chart. Their reflexology points are shown in the following chart.
- The heart. This has only become important in recent years. Worry and anxiety are said (by spiritual healers) to be the root cause of heart problems. Avoid this. Learn to relax under stress.
The spine, knees, teeth, bones, skin and overall skeletal alignment. These areas are always important for a Capricorn. Regular back and knee massage is always beneficial, as are regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath. Make sure the vertebrae are in proper alignment. Regular dental cleanings and check-ups are good. If you’re out in the sun use a good sun screen.
The lungs, small intestine, arms, shoulders and respiratory system. These areas too are always important for a Capricorn. Regular arm and shoulder massage is always good.
Most of the time, this special attention will prevent problems from developing. But even in cases where problems can’t be totally prevented (due to strong karmic momentum) they can be eased to a great extent.
Mercury, your health planet, is a fast-moving planet, as our regular readers know. During the course of a year he will move through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope. Thus there are many short-term trends in health that depend on where he is and the aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Mercury will go into retrograde motion four times this year – usually it is only three. Thus there tends to be more uncertainty about health matters than usual. Major changes to the health regime will need more research and homework than usual.
Home and Familiy
Home and family has been turbulent for some years now. Never a dull moment. Always some kind of surprising drama unfolding. There have been many break-ups in the family unit in recent years, many shake-ups and many moves. There have also been many renovations of the home.
The good news here is that things are less turbulent than they have been. This area still requires your attention, but the intensity of the strife and turmoil is much reduced.
With Uranus in the 4th house you never know where you stand with family members or with a parent or parent figure. You can be in total harmony with each other one minute and at each other’s throat the next. Mood changes, both personal and in family members, are swift, extreme and bewildering.
Family has been called a ‘womb and a tomb’* – it is both at the same time. It is a womb in that it’s a protective mechanism, a survival mechanism of nature. A foetus will not survive without the womb. However, when it is time to emerge from the womb, the foetus * must come out. This coming out involves much pain. Childbirth is painful and disruptive. But if the foetus doesn’t emerge, the previous womb becomes a tomb. Many of you are facing this ‘womb-tomb’ dilemma these days with the family. If you don’t emerge, it is death (a psychological kind of death), but emerging is painful and disruptive.
Uranus is your financial planet. His position in the 4th house shows much spending on the home and family. The needs of the family are good financial motivators. But it also shows someone who earns money from home – perhaps through a home office or home-based business. It shows that family and family connections are important financially.
Uranus in the 4th house shows a constant upgrading of the home. In a sense we could compare it to upgrading your computer and software. It is done with regularity. As soon as you finish one upgrade, another more alluring one appears. Every time you think that the home is perfect, a new idea comes, and you make it more perfect. This is why there are often multiple moves under this aspect. No sooner do you find your dream home than another more alluring dream home is seen.
This transit also shows that you’re making the home more ‘high tech’ – you’re installing all kinds of new gadgetry in the home.
The marriage of the parents or parent figures has been tested for some years now and this continues in the year ahead. Divorce and separations here wouldn’t be a surprise. One of them has a passion for personal freedom these days and this will stress a marriage. He or she seems very rebellious and difficult to handle. The other parent figure begins to prosper from September 10 onwards. He or she has also been making major repairs in the home.
Siblings and sibling figures have a static, stable kind of year. Likewise, children and children figures. Grandchildren (if you have them) shouldn’t move this year.
Construction and renovations to the home could happen any time this year, but if you have free will in the matter, September 10–27 would be a good time. If you’re redecorating or otherwise beautifying the home, March 20 to April 30 seems a good time (this too could happen at any time, but if you have some free will, this period is best).
Finance and Career
Practical Capricorn is always interested in finance, but this year less so than usual. Career will be more important than mere money. And there’s logic to this. Career success tends to lead to more money, although not always right away.
Your money house is empty for the most part this year, with only short-term, fast-moving planets transiting through here. This shows a stable kind of financial year. You seem content with things as they are and want to continue along the same lines. However, it does also show a tendency to take earnings for granted. It shows a lack of attention. If financial problems arise, this is probably the reason. Give finance the attention it deserves.
Many of the financial trends that we’ve written about in previous years are still very much in effect.
Uranus, your financial planet, has been in Aries, your 4th house, for many years. This shows a desire to be financially independent, a need to be in control of your own financial destiny. This aspect is not so good for partnerships or joint ventures. It also shows an affinity for ‘start-ups’ – new businesses. If you work for others, you gravitate to start-ups. But it also shows that you are starting your own new venture – or are involved in a new venture.
Uranus favours the high tech field – the online world, online businesses or online activities. You spend on technology, but it’s a good investment. You earn more than you spend. Those of you who invest will have a special affinity for the technology sector of the market, and especially for technology start-ups.
Uranus is also associated with new inventions. This often suggests that you’re involved with your own new invention or with the invention of another.
The financial life is certainly more exciting with Uranus as your financial planet, Capricorn. There’s never a dull moment. Earnings and earnings opportunities can happen at any time and in any place, and often when you least expect it. A family member who a minute ago was at your throat can suddenly open the wallet or bring you a financial opportunity.
Uranus in your 4th house shows that you’re earning money from home, as we have mentioned. But it also shows earning money from real estate (residential or commercial), restaurants, the food business, hotels or motels. Industries that cater to the home are good too, either for jobs, or businesses or investments.
Jupiter crosses your Mid-heaven on September 10, as we mentioned. This indicates career success. It shows promotions (but not necessarily pay rises), honours and the expansion of your career horizons. It is interesting that you could receive more honour and recognition because of your charitable and philanthropic activities than because of your professional achievements.
Being involved with charities and good causes will enhance the career and be noticed by the powers that be. In addition, important career contacts or other opportunities can come via these things.
Love and Social Life
The year ahead is an excellent social year, but it is not a romantic kind of year. Your 7th house of love is empty for the most part (only short-term, fast-moving planets will move through there), while your 1st house of self is powerful. Most of the long-term planets are in the independent, Eastern sector of your chart (and this trend will get even more pronounced after September 10). So partnerships and love relationships are not a big issue. The year ahead is more about personal independence than about romance.
Generally this shows a love year that tends to the status quo. Married couples tend to stay married and singles tend to stay single. There is nothing against love, if you want it, but nothing that especially supports it. You’ll have to work harder this year to attain romantic goals.
Socially, the headline is about friendships. This is a happy area. Jupiter is making beautiful aspects to Pluto, your planet of friends. This shows that new and important friends are made. Also that friends – good ones – are seeking you out. You don’t have to run after them. These friends seem very devoted to you as well. They are there for you.
The area of friendship has been turbulent in recent years. Many friends have had life-altering experiences and major dramas. But life seems quieter in the year ahead.
Jupiter, your spiritual planet, is involved in your friendships. This indicates spiritual-type friends (which makes sense as you’re in a spiritual kind of year) and the meeting of new and significant people at charity, altruistic or spiritual kinds of events and functions.
The Moon is your love planet. She is the fastest-moving of all the planets and in any given month she will move through the entire Horoscope – all the signs and all the houses. Thus love and social opportunities can come in a variety of ways and in a variety of places. It all depends on where the Moon is and the kinds of aspects she receives. These short-term trends are best discussed in the monthly reports.
In general we can say that your love and social magnetism are strongest on the New and Full Moons and when the Moon is waxing.
The marriage of parents and parent figures is stressed, as we have mentioned. Siblings or sibling figures in your life who are single have love this year – and it seems happy. Marriage or a relationship that is like a marriage is likely. Children and children figures in your life have a good romantic year – if they are of appropriate age. A serious relationship and perhaps even marriage is likely. Even younger children will be having a happy social life.
Pluto in your 1st house is wonderful for weight loss and detox regimes, as we have mentioned. It also tends to cosmetic surgeries. Saturn in your 12th house gives us other messages. Since last year, you have been receiving revelation on spiritual methods to change the body and the appearance, through meditation, visualization and diet. These methods, though slower, might be better than cosmetic surgery. (But sometimes the cosmetic surgery is the side effect of these methods.)
The body was designed to be subservient to the mind and the spirit. It doesn’t really have a will of its own. It often seems that way to us because of mis-identity. But when one puts the focus of attention in the right place – the Divine – the body will naturally reflect the health, beauty and radiance that it was originally designed to reflect.
Remaking and remoulding the physical body is a valid spiritual path this year. Much new knowledge and insight will be gained in the process. Much worldly-oriented rubbish will be removed as well.
You’re giving birth to your ideal body and image these days. This is a long-term project that has been going on for many years and will continue for many more to come. Be patient. It won’t happen overnight. But as you persist you’ll see steady progress.
The emotional life, as we mentioned, has been turbulent and unstable. The cosmic energy has an agenda here. You’re being forced to move to a place that is above the emotional level. The emotional level is only one aspect of who you are, you’re much more than that. As you’re able to view these things from a higher perspective, they will have less and less power over you. You will no longer be the victim of moods – high or low – but the observer and (eventually) the master of them.
Emotional stability will not only help in your family life, but also in your finances. Capricorns are basically practical people with sound financial judgement. But ever since your financial planet has moved into your 4th house, moods have been playing an undue role in your finances. In a good mood you feel rich. In a bad mood, the world is coming to an end. These moods can affect the financial judgement and lead to mistakes. In a good mood, you’ll tend to overspend; in a low mood, however, you might pass up a good financial or investment opportunity. Strive for emotional stability.