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Sun in Capricorn ~ Dec. 21, 2010 to Jan. 20, 2011

Goat Fish by Brian E Alvarez via Elfwood

The Sun transits Capricorn starting at 3:38 p.m. PST / 6:38 p.m. EST on December 21st until January 20, 2011. On the same day and prior to the Sun leaving Sagittarius for Capricorn, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini occurs at 12:13 a.m. PST / 3:13 a.m. EST. This eclipse begins a new set of Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses series which will continue through 2013.

The Sun represents our vitality, our conscious will, and our untapped potential. In Capricorn, the Sun is tenacious, willful, ambitious, goal-oriented, and not afraid to do the hard work required to achieve goals. While the Sun is in Capricorn, we are reminded that each of us have a purpose in life. There are goals we work toward. The Sun in Capricorn picks up where the Sun in Sagittarius left off. In Sagittarius, our ideals take center stage. The Sun is a visionary in Sagittarius. In Capricorn, the Sun takes what's been envisioned and finds a way to make it happen -- to make the commitment, devise the plan, do the work, gain success, and receive the recognition. What are your short-term or long-term goals?

While in Capricorn, the Sun will connect with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; allow +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • December 26 ~ Sun conjunct Pluto. Serious tone. Secrets revealed. Uncovering what's hidden. Harsh truths may have to be accepted, as the Sun shines a flashlight on our flaws.
  • January 4 ~ New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn at 12:50 a.m. PST / 3:50 a.m. EST while Jupiter and Uranus also in a conjunction.
  • January 7 ~ Sun square Saturn. Saturn highlights the cracks to our foundation, especially regarding our significant relationships. Take the information to heart. But instead of being overwhelmed or depressed by what has been illuminated upon, use what you now know to make plans for reparation, communication, etc. Also today, Venus enters Sagittarius giving us hopefulness and optimism in matters of the heart, as well as as our financial situation.
  • January 17 ~ Sun sextile Uranus. Unpredictability. Breaking away from the norm. Need for individuality/freedom. Brilliant outlook. Unconventional solutions to existing problems. Opportunities from unlikely places or sources. Also today, Mercury conjunct Pluto for a focused, penetrating and organized mind that complements the Sun-Uranus sextile well.
  • January 19 ~ Full Moon in Cancer at 1:21 p.m. PST / 4:21 p.m. EST while the Sun is also sextile Jupiter!
How will the Sun's transit in Capricorn influence in your life? Look to the Capricorn-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Capricorn zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 9th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 11th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart -- birth date, time, and place required.

I am also available for a personal consultations. Are you celebrating a birthday? Schedule a session for a Solar Return (birthdays) or 3-Chart Reading (detailed natal & overall outlook for the next 12 months) or request an estimate for a more customized reading tailored to your needs. You might also consider giving a loved one the gift of insight.

Have a question? Ask me here. Or maybe head over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join in on a discussion.

What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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