December Monthly Readings for Capricorn Sun, Moon & Rising

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Pace yourself and take it easy for the next couple of weeks. Try to get some perspective and reconnect with yourself. The pace of your life is about to increase rapidly, and it’s likely to happen just ahead of the solstice and Sun’s ingress into your birth sign on the 21st. This is a reminder to keep your holiday plans as modest as you can. There is a tendency to overdo things, take long trips, and make many promises. None of this is really necessary, and most of it is about attachment to the past. That’s nice when it doesn’t get in the way of what is beckoning you today and tomorrow, which is coming on fast. Be ready to engage with the world and take initiative on the things you want to do. It will take some negotiation to find the meeting place between your creative drive and the needs of anyone you are serving. And at the same time, you are likely to find within yourself a desire to stay home, grounded and comfortable. This will require another meeting place, which is finding a balancing point between what you do at home and what you do outside of your home; equilibrium between matters professional and domestic. The two can support one another rather than compete. Yet you cannot skimp on asserting yourself and your enterprises, no matter how confident or secure you may feel. Your home life is your foundation and base of operations and you will build everything on that. But build you must, and build you will.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You have a creative side that is closely related to your true sexuality, and this is at the very core of your being as an earth sign. You like tangible substances such as leather, metal, cloth and wood. You like digging in the dirt, helping plants grow, and working with real materials such as paint and clay. The sexual angle here is that for these reasons, the digital realm does absolutely nothing for you. You cannot feel yourself there, and you cannot feel anyone else there. Yet we live in a world increasingly dominated by electronics, which tends to mean relationships at a distance, conducted through devices. The planets are reminding you that you need grass, trees and physical experiences. You need eye contact and the feeling of cloth and skin. You need to share food and quiet time with people. The revolution of these past few years has not completely vanquished our humanity. And it has not vanquished yours. You remain a physical person, and no version of a robot. You have struggled for every ounce and gram of your right to exist as you are. In the coming months Pluto will make its first sweep through the last degrees of your birth sign before beginning its 18-month transition into Aquarius. It’s vitally important that you use this time to deepen your commitment to yourself and your personal truth.

Lanvi Nguyen.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Events at the time of the equinox seem destined to focus you not just on your reputation as an achiever, but also propel you into actual accomplishments. The energies at the Libra equinox and New Moon offer many promises of success. Yet the caution from your chart is against wanting everything all at once. Based on the concentrated focus in your solar chart, you might expect to suddenly enter a major peak in your personal state and professional activities. However, what I suggest is the slow burn and the step-by-step improvement rather than any sense of soaring, peaking or escaping. If you are true to the qualities of your sign, you value deep and lasting results. That is different from some instant gratification of “making a difference.” You can forget about that — it’s largely a glamorous illusion — and instead work with specific goals that you know are the right thing for you and the world. And then, one by one, get those specific things done. If you practice taking consistent, steady steps in your chosen direction, which will position you correctly in those instances where the wind and tide pick up quickly. However, this is not about your life as a thing apart. Rather, your charts illustrate where your life intersects with the greater reality that surrounds you — of which you are an integral part. This is not a time to invest your energy for the purpose of personal gain or feathering your nest. That has its moment, which happens to be some time other than now. Rather, your solar chart describes you in a position of leadership, which translates to setting an example through your actions, doing actual work, and managing community resources, for the benefit of the community. This is where people commune, and rely on their mutual action to be more than the sum of the parts.

Lanvi Nguyen.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Whether a bottle of soda spews all over the picnic table depends on whether you shake it up first. It also helps to keep it cool. That is my best summary of your astrology: remain cool and don’t shake yourself up. Keep your eye on right and wrong, and don’t lose sight of the bold line between the two. This must be the basis of all of your decisions. The central issue here is not whether you would make the right choice given distinct options, but rather falling for the notion that everything is a matter of opinion. The confusion is not between right and wrong. It’s about whether the distinction exists. This may be within you, or it may show up anywhere in your environment; it’s so widespread that few people seem to even notice the matter. Therefore, it’s easier to just blend in and pretend nothing is wrong. This may manifest in subtle, barely noticeable ways; it may show up in situations that seem larger than life. The little things are the most significant, and I suggest you meditate on the phrase, “the small cause with the big effect.” One thing I can assure you is that you have the moral capacity and intelligence to see things exactly as they are. But are you willing to do the emotional work involved? And are you willing to take the actions that would necessarily flow from a moral analysis, or even your observations? Pay close attention in work environments, and anything that might impact your health. Where you feel like you must defer to an authority, get second and third opinions, and most importantly, do what you think is right rather than what anyone tells you to do. Getting advice means that you take matters under advisement, which is a conscious and often challenging act. Then you do the right thing.

“Capricorn Under The Impression of Leo.” by Lanvi Nguyen.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Your health begins and ends with your mental health. I know that the body keeps the score, and that yours is an earthy sign, and that the properties of your overall environment are critical. For you personally, however, Thing One is your mental and emotional state. When you’re in conflict with yourself, you tend to feel unwell. When you’re not in conflict with yourself, you tend to feel much better. Mars entering your 6th solar house Gemini (or 6th whole-sign house if you are Cap rising) has many advantages, though the forthcoming retrograde says you’re working out your somewhat complicated relationship to yourself.

Right now, consider that you have Mars and Uranus in Taurus about to form a conjunction. This is in the house associated with art, sex and self-expression — or what a kid would call “fun.” You know, “happiness.” The Mars-Uranus energy is daring you to go somewhere or do something that would surprise you, or shock you out of your current reality. There’s a touch of danger to this aspect, and while I don’t suggest you push your luck too much, you want to work with that quality of daring and high energy.

If you’re making art, then it looks like sculpture using a blowtorch, or welding, or anything where powerful forces are expressed. You need to feel the power. However, you might consider getting someone to take you out on their speed boat, or to a rifle range, or even a very loud concert of some kind. Where Mars is involved, you can pretty much do anything that does not have the risk of falling down. That said, the view from the top of any mountain or high monument will be revealing, though be sure there is solid ground beneath you.

And that, in a few words, is the story of your life.

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — At the moment, your most valuable and available assets are in the form of ideas. Your ideas, in turn, are the result of an active growth process of a kind that is not entirely comfortable for humans at the moment. Our minds are being turned to ice by overexposure to computer code, computing devices, and all the people who have become like them. Capricorn may be a cool sign, but inside of that, your mind is hot, and you think with a sense of urgency and immediacy. 

Your sign is associated with the past, with history and with all that is already known. Yet at the moment, your mental experience is one of apprehending what is going on right now, and what it means. Make sure you blend enough doubt with that to ensure that you keep asking questions — of yourself, and of your whole environment. At this time in your life, you’re in an extraordinary and rapid process of becoming, of enlarging your inner reality, and of understanding where you connect to the world around you.

What does this translate to in real-life terms? I would say a sense of amazement at all that is happening. By that, I don’t mean the value judgment of approval, but rather seeing everything for what it is rather than as you would have it be. This is a fine line for the human mind to walk, as so much of what we call perception involves projection. 

Meanwhile, it’s essential in these final seasons of Pluto in your birth sign that you learn to be cautious of the notion of “power.” The concept must always be matched by dharma. Raw electricity is useless, and dangerous. When it is channeled for a specific purpose, the risk factor goes down and the potential to help increases. Therefore, if you have power, stay close to your guidance.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — The world is your home, so make it so. While you identify with the walls and grounds you occupy, your sense of self goes much deeper, right to the center of the Earth, and out to every degree of longitude and latitude. Yet you must start with where you are. Mars joining Jupiter, Chiron and Eris in Aries (your sign of home, security and grounding) are announcing boldly that the past is over. While on some level the memories and impressions of history still exist, they are reduced to mere figments that only have as much power as you offer them. Therefore, be careful and conscious where you place your attention — start with where you are right now, and allow that to ripple out into ever-larger circles. Activity in your fellow Earth sign Taurus is saying that you simply must have a way of expressing yourself in some tangible form. This spirit is going around; Taurus is your 5th house, and it is bursting with revolution. (You will see different expressions of this house in readings for Scorpio and Sagittarius.) The special kind of revolution illustrated for you is distinctly physical, describing your relationship to the world of matter, materials, and earthen substance. Your chart is saying: make something out of something. We all are over-invested in the digital framework, which is good as far as it goes — and it has the problem of being disembodied and detached from physical reality. Get your hands on some wood, clay, metal, paper, ink, peat moss or earth, plants, or even food. I am not talking about “art for the sake of art” but rather sculpting and transforming matter into something new: a metaphor for sculpting and transforming yourself.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Any mental fog or confusion will start to clear as planets shift from Pisces to Aries over the next week or so. The clarity you experience is likely to remind you that you’re doing the right thing, even if you’re unsure about it now. Therefore, I would suggest you make no sudden changes in plans, unless of course you want to do something for the sake of fun or creativity. That is the place to direct your spontaneity. You are someone who finds your grounding and security in the revolutionary act of being yourself, and this lends itself well to any creative or expressive act. The ground you stand on, or can if you want to, is the ground of your personhood. Take extreme care that when you consider this idea, you’re not confusing it with “identity.” If you can give something an easy name, it’s not personhood. It’s something else, closer to the surface. Go deep and stay there.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Home is the highest priority in your life. Like many things involving Capricorn and its opposite sign Cancer, I think astrology has this backwards. Capricorns are often accused of being ruthless professional climbers, while Cancerians want to sit home and make fruit salad. Actually, you understand that your professional reputation and most of your achievements are attained through mutually beneficial relationships rather than through competition. Yet as for what you identify with, and what you mean when you say I, me or my own — that’s often about the ground you stand on and the building you live in. These are so integrally connected to your identity that they are one and the same. Jupiter is about to make its once-per-12-year visit to Aries, your solar 4th house. This is the feather-your-nest aspect, though there is something more important. Use the power of Chiron in Aries to deepen your roots, and the power of Jupiter to expand your base. The presence of Chiron adds an ancestral dimension to this quest — though significantly, the more or less permanent conjunction of Pholus and Quaoar in your sign (exact contacts through 2030, and very close contacts through 2038) means you are one with the ancestors, and one with the land. This is not merely metaphorical or symbolic: this will work out to be a central theme of this lifetime, and a core point of orientation and bottom line for anything vaguely or precisely resembling reality.


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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You have so many good ideas, yet you so rarely put them into action. Now Mars has joined the collection of planets in Pisces, which is an angle of your horoscope where you both think and take action. It’s the place where you create, and where you conduct commerce; where you explore concepts, and also put them to work. Mars is adding some motivation and enough power to accelerate your plans. While you will still have some fear that you need to resolve, that doesn’t need to stop you from doing or deciding anything. The more you act rather than ponder, the more you will notice that your work and your effort have value and impact, in your own life and especially in the lives of others who are counting on you. Resolve to make a difference and you surely will.


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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — The power of manifestation through the mind and the soul is a real thing. I have seen it work and you have seen it work. The frustrating part is what seems to be its inconsistency: it works sometimes, and not others. That might lead you to consider that something else, like luck, or fate, is at the wheel. I don’t have any answers here, though I can tell you that your mental, emotional and spiritual posture over the next few weeks are going to help set the way for developments in your life over many years to come. Therefore, maintain a positive frame of reference as best you can, and focus your priorities in a coherent way: for example, in writing, on actual paper. By priorities, I mean your top three most important agenda items as relates to your entire existence. I don’t mean your plans per se, but the values that would guide your plans. Be clear with yourself about your wants and your needs. Invest some time into this project, as there is none more important. I understand that mind, emotion and spirit should be among the most flexible properties of existence, though they seem to be among the most dense, opaque and even intractable. So go in through the portal that you can, which is aligning your mental clarity with what you know on a deeper level. With Pisces involved in your house of cognition and ideas, you are too accustomed to vague concepts and intangible intentions. Once you invest yourself in this process, you might discover how unclear you’ve been — which is to say, how clear you can become. You have genuine cosmic support in this effort, though I will say this: due to the involvement of Mars, strive to take it slowly and carefully.  Mars says go fast, but one cannot meditate rapidly.


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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — The past looms large in any matter related to Capricorn, and in the lives of its natives. Of the past, you are one of its keepers, its librarians, and its curators. You are the person who can be trusted with artifacts, physical and spiritual. Yet the past has in many ways been demolished in recent years, on nearly every level, and this has been deeply disorienting for everyone. There has been a similar up-ending in your own life as Pluto has worked its way through your sign. Consider that the effect has been to remove the crust over the true wisdom of the ancestors, the deepest lessons from your own individual and family history, and to reveal something more important than what passes for knowledge or information today. I don’t know how this might sound to a reader living in the digital world, though that is largely an illusion and a matter of where you fix your awareness. You are a creature of the Earth, destined to be here for all of your days. Now is the time to deepen and understand your relationship to the physical ground beneath you. It is the source of all sustenance, wealth, shelter and wisdom. Yet you may only realize this by choice. Study your relationship to the land you are on. Ask yourself the ways you identify with the place you inhabit on the planet: the land, the plants, the animals. This is a profound aspect of your healing process. With Saturn and so many other planets now transiting Aquarius, you may be considering your financial status from the perspective of ideas and technology. That will serve you, to a point. Yet you must also be grounded on the physical plane and the physical planet. All wealth comes from the Earth.


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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — The changes you are going through now are the result of work you’ve done over a long period of time. You’re finally catching up with yourself. Yet those who have not done the work may be feeling like something is being taken away from them. While I was writing Wednesday morning, an email came in from a close Capricorn friend (and excellent amateur astrologer), who began by quoting me: “When this process fully engages, it will go quickly. It is important that you not delay based on hesitation for its own sake; one way or the other, you will be taken across the threshold.” Then she added the following poem: “i threw down the gauntlet / i hit the ground running / i leapt across without a moment’s hesitation and i keep going / i am making important decisions every single day / i am not frightened / i am prepared to die / i am alive / i am on the front line / i am firing cannons / there is no going back / it is now or never / one way or the other we will sort this out / one way or the other we will prove who stands for TRUTH and who is a LIAR.”


Lanvi Nguyen.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. You are right at the point where you can transform yourself and go next-level. Or rather, you can go to the next series of levels, in rapid sequence. Put your life into manual operation mode. Turn off the auto-pilot. Look at the whole road, not just straight ahead. Evaluate every day, every hour and every decision on its own terms and its own merits. Each may have implications that go far beyond what seems obvious, and yet you will be called to make choices even though you don’t feel totally prepared. That does not mean you’re not ready. You have had ample preparation and time to consider your options. Now, you must make your choices on the basis of one difference only: what will help you, and what will hurt you? Once you put things in such clear terms, you will be able to make decisions based on your values rather than on your insecurities. That really is your choice. The purpose of values is to provide a constitutional level of authority over your own life: the principles by which you live. While these must be flexible, they will have core elements that guide your understanding of your life. One vital factor is whether something contributes to your soul’s development. Or said another way, choose on the basis of what you know you truly want. They should be the same thing. That is the essence of Pluto’s presence in your sign, which goes back to the dark and dusty time of 2008. We all lived in another world then, and you lived in another life. Think of all the concentrated growth that you have experienced since then. Now, in a very short time, you have the opportunity to put those choices into action. When this process fully engages, it will go quickly. It is important that you not delay based on hesitation for its own sake; one way or the other, you will be taken across the threshold. Make the choices yourself, on your own terms.


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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — This is a rather impressive month of activity in your sign, culminating in some rather spectacular events in early March. Everyone is going to be feeling this. You have been experiencing it directly, though the special purpose of this time is to help you review recent years of your life and resolve unfinished business. This is taking place during the last full year of Pluto in your birth sign, which began in 2008. Because Pluto moves so slowly, many people never experience it in their Sun sign or rising sign. It is less than a once-per-lifetime thing, which is good because its influence is so powerful it may take a couple of incarnations to recover from. You have been getting this energy full-on and it is soon about to trail off into memory — but not so fast. The coming five or six weeks are particularly crucial in your transition into a new, post-Pluto stage of your life. There is deep emotional work to be done, some of it dating back to December 2013. We are so accustomed to leaving such work unfinished and unresolved that most people have little notion of what it means to complete it, or to reach a point of balance. Much of this involves your family and how it has influenced your relationship to society. And where there is Pluto, there are profound evolutionary matters of sexuality to consider — these are hardly ever the flavor of the month. Yet when they emerge, they are present for healing, and stuffing them down is an invitation to chaos. You now have an opening for a gentle review, and to make some agreements with yourself. Think of this as a rare port of entry into your hidden emotional life and the potential to make contact with a diversity of feelings that have confused you in the past. What is often called ‘changing your mind’ is more accurately changing your emotional constitution — and that is what you have available. Yet this can feel like a transformation so radical as to be a form of ego death. That is what it takes to be reborn.


Lanvi Nguyen

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) —  Over the next few weeks, both Mercury and Venus will station direct in your sign. This may not get you out of any bog you’re caught in overnight. But it will help, and I reckon relieve the source of invisible pressure you’ve been under. Then you can work your way forward, most probably with the sense that you are actually doing so. That said, it looks like you may be experiencing some kind of overwhelming sense of you-don’t-know-what. It’s not exactly anxiety. It’s not exactly faith or revelation. It’s more like standing next to a cliff and recognizing viscerally how close the edge is. That is a good place to be, because it’s true: life is a journey along the seeming brink of nonexistence. The more consciously you can stay there, the better you will feel, and the less overwhelming the pressures of life will feel. The mundane world will seem like the sideshow that it is. The main event of your life is your relationship to your existence, and that’s what you now have direct access to. Over the next few weeks as Mars makes its way into and through your sign, this sense of your own reality will provide the source of motivation. And that is what you need: drive power that you trust. However, for this particular part of the trip (through your mountainous personal terrain), proceed slowly, steadily and in low-gear. Take the turns gently, and make sure you signal before veering one way or the other. The usual rules of good driving apply — if you’re drowsy, stop for the night or take a nap. Also, you might lose the GPS. It’s better to get lost and find your way back than it is to listen to a digital voice from the sky. You have a real one whispering to you every day, all the time. 


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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — I’m not sure how you’re responding to the abundance of astrology in your sign, though here’s what I can tell you about it. The words “everything all at once” come to mind.  Venus is retrograde in Capricorn, and Mercury is soon to be. Then Mars arrives. Vesta and Juno, two of the most influential asteroids, are with you. And Pluto is in the last stages of its visit to your sign, with 2022 being the last full year of its presence. If I had to parse all of this out into one message, it would be: review. You don’t need to go further back than 2008 for most purposes. Think of that time as “before” and today as “after.” What territory have you covered? How does your life differ when you contrast those two timeframes — now, and 14 years ago? If I had to guess, I would say there is no comparison. You have gone through some fundamental deconstruction and reconstruction of who you are. It is fair to say, you have experienced a total transformation. Now is the time to conduct a thorough review, of a kind for which few people have time or inclination. We tend to stuff the past into the memory hole, and not look back on whatever happened. Yet I would call this essential to your future growth, progress and happiness. I know it’s inconvenient, and there are some things you would rather not think about. Yet you need context; and context means having some sense of history. Your role is not to judge or to express your emotions but rather to work with the most rudimentary facts: people, places, things and geographic movements. That, in turn, will provide you with an outline to reconcile with your feelings. The idea of this exercise is to bring yourself fully up to date with your own progress.

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