Capricorn 22nd Dec - 19th Jan
YOUR YEARLY HOROSCOPE 2016
Astrological developments in 2016 are likely to
have more impact on Capricorn than most Sun signs.
Pluto and Uranus are both harbingers of major, long
term change. Uranus points to changes and breakthroughs
coming from the domestic area and from your base of operations
whereas Pluto is likely to bring a deep seated, personal and psychological transformation from within. Saturn in Sagittarius suggest this is a period of transition between one chapter in your life and another while the North Node and Jupiter suggest that the answers and people you seek may be found outside your familiar scene and routine.
Saturn's influence in 2016
Saturn, your planetary ruler, will be in Sagittarius until the end of 2017. Sagittarius is one of the more complex areas of your solar chart and Saturn’s presence here suggests it would be wise to develop the healthy habit of periodically stepping back from and out of the rat race to establish an oasis for yourself, to adopt a meditative practice, pursue your deeper, personal interests or explore your inner world by way of a metaphysical journey or depth psychology. Whether or not you become an artist or go into therapy, you’re entering a period of significant psychological change. You may be called to exorcise ghosts from your past and come to terms with your limitations, mortality and make peace with yourself. This is a period of transition, a preparatory phase between the old and a new you in readiness for the move of Saturn into Capricorn, your Sun sign, at the end of 2017 when a major new life cycle will get underway. That is not to say you must forsake all your worldly goals and possessions and lock yourself away completely. It is a question of balance, so despite the many competing demands upon you in 2016, try to make it a regular part of your routine to take time out and unplug.
Jupiter's influence in 2016
Jupiter takes approximately twelve years to travel the twelve signs of the zodiac, spending roughly one year in each zodiac sign. Jupiter will be in Virgo until September 2016 when it moves into Libra and where it will remain until October 2017. Since Libra is the zone of your solar chart associated with career, vocation and your dealings with those in positions of authority, the autumn promises to usher in a 12 month period which should be good for your work, vocational activities and dealings with those in positions of influence. Until then, since Virgo is the zone of your solar chart associated with long distance travel, far away and unfamiliar people and places as well as educational, philosophical and spiritual matters, this is an avenue you should explore and exploit. Whether that involves a course of study, a trip overseas or embracing people from different cultures, since Virgo is in harmonious alignment with Capricorn, your Sun sign, you’ll benefit from exploring what life has in store far away from your usual haunts.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2016
The Moon has two Nodes, the North Node and the South Node. The Nodes form an axis and are always opposite one another in the zodiac. The North Node of the Moon will be in Virgo until May 2017, meanwhile, the South Node will be in the sign opposite Virgo, Pisces. The North Node acts like a sign post, pointing to an area to develop, exploit and where fulfillment, favourable circumstance and opportunities await you. The influence of the North Node is beneficial and similar to that of Jupiter, also in Virgo, reinforcing the importance and benefits of exploring life, ideas and cultures rather different from your own. The South Node, in contrast to the North Node, represents a place of release, where we need to let go, where we’re coming from and so has associations with the past. This suggest that if you find yourself stuck in a rut, unenthusiastically going round in circles then perhaps it’s time for an adventure, to develop a new, broader perspective and again, to explore life away from your familiar, regular routine.
Uranus's influence in 2016
Uranus will be in Aries throughout 2016 and beyond and although this represents a general, long-term, background influence, it will be felt most strongly by those Capricorns born between 05 - 15 January. Those born earlier will have already met Uranus in recent years, those born later will do so in the not too distant future. Since Aries is the zone of your solar chart associated with home, family and property matters, this is the area of your life where Uranus is most likely to manifest. Uranus is associated with change and breakthroughs, often sudden and unpredictable. We never know quite what to expect with Uranus. If we did, it wouldn’t be Uranus. Therefore, it may be time for some significant changes on the domestic front. Whether that involves a move, property renovation or personnel or emotional changes within the family, the more freedom, independence and psychological space these bring you, the better. Other developments in your private life may bring significant personal change, as if an aspect of your core self that has been sleeping or dormant is suddenly aroused and wants to hatch and be expressed.
Pluto's influence in 2016
The longterm presence of Pluto in Capricorn, your Sun sign, is also, like Uranus, a harbinger of change. Pluto too represents a long term influence and those Capricorns born in the first week of January will feel Pluto most strongly and directly in 2016. Those born earlier have met Pluto in recent years and should continue to incorporate the changes Pluto has brought, while those born later will meet Pluto over the next few year. Like the inevitable, irrevocable march of time, the process of deep rooted transformation that corresponds with the movement of Pluto brings rebirth and renewal. Since Pluto is slowly moving through Capricorn, your Sun sign, you will experience Pluto more personally and directly than any other Sun signs. Aspects of your life, personality or values that have served there purpose need to be discarded so as, like a snake shedding its skin, a new you can emerge. It’s possible that you will confront issues concerning the use or abuse of power, political influence or material resources. You may find yourself acting as an agent of change and transformation in the lives of others and if so, avoid political and power struggles. Adopting an attitude of humility and service may be the most prudent way to handle what Pluto brings. Jupiter and Pluto, the planets of good fortune and transformation, will be in harmonious alignment in mid-March and again towards the end of June and these should be times of considerable opportunity and progress.
Neptune's influence in 2016
Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2016 and conveys a similar message to the South Node of the Moon, also in Pisces and discussed above. When these two, Neptune and the South Node come together in the autumn, there is the possibility of crossed wires, a misunderstanding or perhaps someone is being economical with the truth. Therefore, don’t believe all you read or hear at this time. Also, be careful when you put your message across that you’re not misrepresented of misinterpreted. Someone you meet on your travels may not be what they seem and you’re more likely to suffer from delays, missed connections or misdirection when out and about so give yourself plenty of time to get from A to B.
Mercury Retrograde Periods in 2016
Mercury’s retrograde periods occur roughly thee times a year for three weeks each time. Mercury will be retrograde, appearing to move backwards when view from earth, on four occasions in 2016: From 05 January - 24 January, 28 April - 22 May, 30 August - 22 September and 19 December - 08 January 2017. When Mercury is retrograde it’s prudent to hold-your-horses and take a less-is-more, wait-and-see approach to what’s going on. Avoid the tendency to cut corners, be economical with the truth or skip the small print when Mercury is retrograde. This is a good time to review, revise, reassess and if necessary, move the goalposts. When Mercury is retrograde, take a step back so as to take two steps forward later. Also keep an eye on electronic devices and equipment which are more likely to play up or disappear. Between 05 January - 24 January be as careful with what you say as how you say it and if possible, avoid putting all your cards on the table. The period between 28 April - 22 May is emphasizing those things that are a source of pleasure and enjoyment and so while you should make the most of opportunities to let your hair down and have fun, don’t make promises you can’t or wont keep. Between 30 August - 22 September travel and study plans need to be handled with care so make sure you know where you’re going before setting off on an adventure. Between 19 December - 08 January 2017 you need to watch your tongue and so it may be prudent to say too little than too much at this time.