Capricorn 22nd Dec - 19th Jan
YOUR YEARLY HOROSCOPE 2017
As with the other Cardinal signs, Aries,
Cancer and Libra, Capricorn, your Sun sign, is
experiencing the most powerful astrological aspects
and therefore those born under the sign of Capricorn
are experiencing more change and upheaval than most. This
is in part due to Uranus encouraging you to be freed from certain restrictive domestic constraints and Pluto encouraging you to access your inner wealth, your own talents and personal resources and to be transformed in the process. Meanwhile, Jupiter in Libra bodes well for your work, vocation and life path and the Nodes are encouraging you to ask for the help and support you need to achieve your goals but also to pay attention to your own finances.
Saturn's influence in 2017
Sober Saturn, your planetary ruler, will remain in Sagittarius until the end of the year when it moves into Capricorn, your Sun sign, and a major astrological life cycle will be underway. Saturn tales approximately 30 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately two and a half years in each zodiac sign. Saturn will enter Capricorn, in December 2017 and will remain there until 2020 and this will be an important time for you establish or re-establish a sense of your own uniqueness, sense of personal identity and independence.
Since Sagittarius is one of the more complex zones of your solar chart, it would appear that some of the most important and constructive work that takes places in your life over the next twelve months will take place between your ears. The psychological changes necessary to enable you to make progress when Saturn enters your Sun sign from December 2017. Therefore, 2017 is an important year for you to get your house in ordered, to simplify your life, finish unfinished business and tie-up lose ends in readiness for the new you that is being formed in the depths of your soul and waiting to emerge.
Jupiter's influence in 2017
Jupiter takes twelve years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately 12 months in each zodiac sign. Jupiter entered Libra, the area of your solar chart associated with your work, vocation, status and your dealings with those in positions of power and authority, in the autumn of 2016 and will remain in Libra until Jupiter moves into Scorpio in October 2017. Jupiter is considered the greater benefic and so with Jupiter in Libra, this promises to be a favourable period for you on the work front. You can expect to benefit from serendipity, good luck and good timing. Therefore, be prepared to take a chance or two, to expand your horizons and make the most of opportunities to show the world what you can do. With Jupiter in Scorpio from the autumn, this bodes well for networking and expanding your social circle.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2017
The Moon’s Nodes, the North Node of the Moon and the South Node of the Moon, are always opposite one another. Approximately every 18 months or so, they change zodiac sign. In May, the North Node will move into Leo and the South Node will move into the sign opposite Leo, Aquarius. The North Node is orientated towards the future, where we’re going, and so points to an area which we need to embrace and develop, where greater opportunities to develop our potential awaits us. The South is associated with the past, where we are coming from, and is considered a place of release. An area of life where we may have become too comfortable, complacent, indulgent or a creature of habit and routine.
The movement of the North Node into Leo and the South Node into Aquarius could have financial implications since Leo and Aquarius are the two money zones of your solar chart. With the North Node in Aquarius you may benefit indirectly through others. That may involve getting extra backing and support for your dreams and schemes, receiving a windfall, a rebate. Alternatively, those you are intimately involved with may prosper and you may reap some of the benefits. Nevertheless, it is important for you to be prepared to ask for help and support, emotional, practical and financial if necessary to do your thing and get where you’d like to be. However, be careful not to ask for too much or overextend yourself or promise more than you can deliver.
The presence of the South Node of the Moon in Aquarius is a little trickier when it comes to your own money. As such, you need to keep a tight ship financially since money could flow out quicker than it flows in if you don’t pay attention to your cashflow or spend money before it arrives.
Uranus's influence in 2017
Uranus is associated with change and upheaval, often sudden and unexpected. Uranus wakes us up from our narrow view of things and brings with it a new perspective that may actually make clear and common sense to us afterwards although prior to its influence in our lives we didn’t notice, or failed to notice, what we later consider an obvious and natural course of events. Uranus takes approximately 84 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending, about 7 years in each zodiac sign and so is considered a background influence for most people until it triggers some of the more personal points in the horoscope.
Since Uranus is in Aries, the area of your solar chart associated with your home, family and living environment, make the most of opportunities to make changes in your domestic affairs and private life that will ease restrictions and give you greater flexibility and choice now but also in the future. Those Capricorns born around 10 - 19 January will experience Uranus urge for change more strongly than most in 2017. Those born earlier will have already experienced Uranus, those born later will meet Uranus in the not too distant future.
Pluto's influence in 2017
As Pluto travels very slowly through the zodiac, taking approximately 248 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac. Pluto’s transits Capricorn, your Sun sign, from 2008 - 2024. As with Uranus, Pluto is associated with change. However, Pluto and Uranus are not the same. The change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural process of death and rebirth, something we see and experience around us all the time, such as the cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal that characterises the changing seasons. So to does Pluto affect us all to varying degrees at varying times in our lives. Pluto has a cleansing influence. Pluto cleans away that which has served its purpose or role in our lives and needs to be make way for new life, new growth and new experiences.
Change is an inevitable part of life and is more difficult or stressful, the more we try to hold on or resit it. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, hidden talents and resources within us, talents which may now demand a stage or a place in our lives to be expressed. Pluto can be the key to making the changes ahead that work in our favour.
Because Pluto is in Capricorn, your Sun sign, the most important part of your horoscope, Capricorns will experience Pluto more directly than other Sun signs and often find themselves acting as agents for Pluto in the world. Although Pluto represents a background influence for all Capricorns, those born around 06 - 10 January will experience Pluto’s urge to be renewed, reborn and to tap into their hidden wealth of gifts and potential, most powerfully and intensely in 2017, those born lated will already have been transformed by the process, those born later will meet Pluto further along their life path.
Neptune's influence in 2017
Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2017 and beyond. Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is a considered an outer, transcendental planet. Neptune is also slow moving, taking 165 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac and so, like Uranus and Pluto, Neptune's influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that shape and colour the course of history. We experience these outer planets in a personal way when they touch or trigger the sensitive points in our horoscopes. Neptune more than any other planet is not of this world. The world of Neptune is a utopian paradise. Neptune is concerned with selflessness, idealism, spiritual and mystical inclinations, imagination and fantasy. Difficult aspects from Neptune can be stressful since they test our worldview and challenge us to make our dreams and ideals a reality.
Neptune’s presence in Pisces will not register as strongly as Uranus in Aries or Pluto in Capricorn and if you feel or notice it at all, it will be as a backdrop. Nevertheless, if you can learn to pay attention you may see glimpses of Neptune all around you. Therefore, as you make your daily commute or travel about your neighbourhood and interact with people, embrace those opportunities where you have a chance to communicate and act with compassion towards others and to emphasises those things that unify us rather than those that create discord and difference. Like an enlightened Bodhisattva, be the change you would like to see in the world.