Mercury enters tropical Capricorn at 5:12 am EST on Christmas Eve to imply the formation of a team you may participate with, to further the manifestation of a new season in your life — and that of the world. The implication of a team being formed is derived from the fact that Mercury will be joining the Sun, Venus and Pluto in wearing the apparel of cardinal earth. For that is what happens when a planet changes sign.
To paraphrase astrologer Sheila Belanger, the archetype any given planet represents is clothed in the sign it occupies. That’s how more than one planet in a sign represents a team in uniform.
The Capricorn team now forming is distinguished in part by how it is coming together rather quickly, as well as by its uniform. Pluto is the veteran, having worn the same jersey continuously for over five years now (with a decade or so to go on its contract).
Venus assumed Capricorn garb only on Nov. 5, and the Sun will join the team at 12:11 pm EST this coming Saturday, initiating a new season for us all because that’s what happens when the Sun enters a cardinal sign.
Given that Capricorn is a cardinal sign, any team wearing its uniform will be collaborating to initiate something. If you choose to participate, take the initiative yourself and begin something new.
Because Capricorn also corresponds with elemental earth, its team will be grounded in a common goal of manifestation. The goal is reinforced by the fact that cardinal earth is ruled by Saturn, which represents form, structure and definition, among other things. That is how the objective of whatever you choose to initiate in concert with the Cosmos should be to make something substantial, something real, where before there was only consciousness of an idea that held value for you.
The Sun’s correlation to the light of consciousness will be a good teammate, illuminating your awareness. Shortly after the Sun enters Capricorn’s front door to define a solstice, Venus will appear to stop just before leaving by the back door. Following its stationary moment, Venus will then initiate an apparent reversal of its motion back towards the rest of the team, as if to lend its emblematic values to a joint effort rather than go elsewhere.
Pluto, for its part, will bring five years of experience. Pluto’s experience will inform its new teammates of how their common objective of manifestation can support an even greater goal, that of making history. That through the employment of form, structure and definition, evolution can be furthered, and authentic transformation may be accomplished in a way that no one team member could possibly achieve alone. Then, on Christmas Eve, Mercury will bring its archetype of versatility to the Capricorn team, leaving the front door open for you as well.
Among the ways Mercury expresses its versatility is its correlation with mind, the source of ideas. It is through your own ideas, and your effort to make them something more, that you will be able to participate with the Capricorn team, but you must choose to do so. You must choose to participate in what the Cosmos offers in order to receive its support.
So, put your mind to work on Christmas Eve, and get your best ideas together. Then, for the 17 days or so that Mercury will remain in Capricorn (until Jan. 11, 2014), look to team up.
Look for those whose consciousness is similarly illuminated, for those whose values you share, for those who aspire to evolve, initiating a new season of history in the process. Among those, you will find your earthly team, and with them you will be able to manifest far beyond what you could make anew by yourself. What better gift could you receive?
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