CAPRICORN DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 18
LIFESTYLE, CAREER AND GOALS
Every Capricorn has an instinctive understanding that planning ahead is a virtue. Yet, during 2017, even the simplest of arrangements won’t have gone as you intended and, often, they went in an entirely different direction. Disastrous as that seemed, you’re now recognising that what you learnt, who you met or the skills you were forced to acquire aren’t just worthwhile, many will benefit you for life.
Not only that, these seemingly disruptive situations introduced you to activities and pursuits that either you’d dismissed as uninteresting or unprofitable ages ago. You’re only now spotting how these experiences have added to your life. So much that you’ll willingly get involved where, before, you’d have had no interest.
This could mean rethinking what you do with your time, and possibly even reshaping your activities out in the world, whatever their nature. If working, you could decide to retrain, or switch to working for yourself.
This is the year to explore your options. It’s also a time to take chances in a way that, ordinarily, you wouldn’t. While this alone will be informative, what you learn and who you meet will so broaden your horizons that you’ll realise it’s not just about a single change, but about a period of rewarding, growth.
As much as you like the idea of offers that come from out of the blue, as a sensible earth sign, you tend to view any such events as a fairy tale, not something you’d rely on.
While, usually, that’s wise, the stunning link between your ruler Saturn and Uranus, planet of the unexpected, on November 11, could bring exactly such developments. Explore them, learn what you can but avoid committing until late in the year or, better yet, early 2018.
While your ruler Saturn moves into Capricorn on December 20, on March 17, 2018, forthright Mars joins it in your sign, boosting your spirits and honing your focus. For the coming six months, therefore, focus on what you can learn but, as much, think about de-cluttering your life.
This is about cutting expenses, but mostly by moving on from activities that were once rewarding but no longer are. It’s also about broadening your horizons, in terms of who you meet, what you do and, perhaps, adding to your knowledge or skills.
The investment you make in time, money or effort now, will pay off handsomely – sooner that you think.
FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS
While you won’t necessarily have enjoyed the twists and turns of the years since your ruler Saturn moved into the most strategic portion of your chart, in 2015, those closest won’t have minded, mostly because the changes in your often rigid routine or in long-term plans meant you had more time for them and, even more, you often discussed your situation with them. Learn from this, and when life gets busy again, as it will in 2018, ensure you build in time for family and friends. It’s the same for work relationships, too. Many Capricorns keep them formal, feeling that’s both wise and professional.
But it means others don’t get to know the real you. This is also about taking time to be with those closest, family, friends and especially the children in your life. You’ve a golden opportunity to rethink your approach to time and to your priorities.
It’s the same for Capricorns looking for a life partner. Take it slowly and learn as much about what’s ‘inside’ as the more easily observed qualities of style, education and social skills. In every area of your life, it’s about learning how to get the balance just right.
YOUR ECLIPSE BREAKTHROUGH
If there’s one word that best expresses what August’s eclipses are about for you, it’s ‘windfall’. While this could refer to money, it can as much suggest you should expect exciting offers, encounters and even new love, and not just of a romantic nature.
Think about DE-CLUTTERING your life. This is about cutting expenses, mostly by MOVING ON from activities that were once rewarding but no longer are. The investment you make will pay off HANDSOMELY