Stretch your mind this September. Learning and studying, even just for fun, brings great joy as well as great opportunities. You may find your confidence dipping slightly on the 2nd or 12th, when Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter and you sense that you're having to bluff your way through something. A need for more education or training is also highlighted between the 4th and 10th, when various planets oppose Neptune - however, don't be surprised if you feel that you can't take on a new challenge; these energies can be quite depressive and make you doubt yourself.
In reality, you are more than capable, as evidenced by a highly constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th. Working towards a new vocational qualification will be particularly satisfying this month, especially if it does push you mentally. As the Full Moon on the 14th proves, you're happiest when you're working out how to do something difficult. Coincidentally, Mercury, the planet of the mind, moves into your career zone on that same day, indicating that you are indeed up to the challenge.
Your education efforts get another similar boost on the 19th, when Mars trines Pluto and bolsters your confidence no end. A couple of minor blips on the 22nd and 25th may temporarily blow you off course, as Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn and highlight false starts - but by the 26th when Mercury squares Pluto, you should be well on your way towards success.
Feeling creative, Capricorn? Good, because 2019 is set to be a year when your creative boundaries are pushed further than you ever knew possible. There is tremendous growth ahead for your creative talents and for your spirituality too, all against a backdrop of steady progression in both your love life and your work. The year begins with a Solar Eclipse in your own sign in early January, prompting you to ask deep questions about who you really are. With determined Mars in your history zone from New Year’s Day, late winter and spring in the northern hemisphere are excellent times for exploring your own identity and image.
In late January, a soulful conjunction between Jupiter and Venus brings insight and imagination – expect to take a leap forwards in any creative projects at that time. Watch out for misunderstandings and miscommunications, however. Three times this year, in January, June and September, Jupiter squares up to nebulous Neptune, and each time you will struggle to get your message across. You may also suffer intrusions into your privacy at these times. Set clear boundaries between yourself and the rest of the world.
In early December, expansive Jupiter shifts into your own sign, bringing a huge burst of creativity, warmth, generosity of spirit and optimism. A stunning trine between Jupiter and Uranus in mid-December highlights another enormous surge of creativity: this is the perfect moment for getting ambitious artistic projects off the ground. By the time a second Solar Eclipse in your sign occurs in the last week of the year, you will have grown significantly.
Playfulness is a key theme in your love life this year, most notably perhaps when energetic Mars shifts into your fun zone on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single and dating or happy in an established relationship, you’ll want to bring the magic back to love and you’ll enjoy being spontaneous and silly in love. Fast forward a few weeks and rebel planet Uranus also shifts into your fun zone for an extended stay – this is when your youthful, creative, energetic side really takes over and love becomes something of a game.
Be careful, however. Your partner may not love your new, slightly irresponsible attitude towards love. In mid-May there could be fireworks when Mars stirs up tempers in your love zone. In July a potent Mars-Uranus square bring jealousy and risk taking to the fore in your love life, encouraging you to live dangerously but also warning you of the consequences if you do. A Solar Eclipse in early July in your romance zone could mark a turning point, for better or for worse.
It sounds dramatic, but you can lessen the tension considerably throughout the year by keeping your love life open-hearted. Go for complete honesty with your sweetheart and try to avoid anything deceptive. New shared hobbies will draw you closer together, so think outside the bedroom too when you’re hoping to revive that magical spark.
It’s a relatively quiet year on the career front. As ever, you are working hard and seeking to improve your lot, and this should get a boost in early February when there is a New Moon in your money zone – make a fresh start in wiping out debts at this point or look to see where an under-used talent of yours could bring in some income.
The period between late March and late April could bring some changes at work. Two consecutive Full Moons in your career zone highlight difficult decisions you must make, or choices which appear to conflict with one another. At the end of March, argumentative Mars shifts into your everyday work zone, possibly increasing tensions among colleagues. Working conditions may not be ideal for a few months, but it’s nothing you can’t tolerate if you just follow your own path and keep working hard. Seek input from your family and your loved ones when making career choices this year – it’s not only you who will have to live with the results of your decisions.
The best period for job hunting, promotion or successful business results is between late September and early October. A New Moon in your career zone could suggest a job change or a switch of direction, while the arrival of Mars in this zone finds you following your ambitions with new enthusiasm. Keep doing what you do, and you’ll make some good progress.
2020 looks set to be a milestone year for you, Capricorn – the rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction takes place in your sign on January 12, and its effects will be felt throughout the year. When Saturn and Pluto join forces, the result can be manipulative, forceful and explosive, but in your case, with Saturn as your ruling planet, this is your ticket to break free of restrictions and to come into your own long-term identity once and for all.
This astrological process of transformation begins almost immediately with a Lunar Eclipse in your partnership zone in early January. Because who you are is intimately connected with who you choose to have around you, your personal growth this year will impact your closest relationships. Others will have to adapt to the changing Capricorn identity, whether they like it or not. Once the Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact, the starting gun has been fired.
At first, you may struggle to make your changing desires and needs understood, especially in February when Mercury turns Retrograde in your communication zone. With Mars in your own sign at the same time, your frustration could come across by you being brusquer and less patient than usual.
March astrology suggests an interesting month for your finances, as stabilizing Saturn takes up residence in your money zone and is joined by dynamic Mars. However, this zone also rules your values in life, and may suggest that a new set of principles and ethics are starting to emerge with your new identity. This will take some refining, and during April, when Pluto turns Retrograde in your own sign, you’ll take some time to reflect on where you’re heading.
Astrology suggests that the time to really go for it comes in June. A Solar Eclipse in your partnership zone highlights how others may not be entirely on board with your plans, Capricorn, but a Lunar Eclipse in your spiritual zone confirms that you’re doing the right thing for you. You can expect some arguments and battles, both with others and with yourself – especially in July, when the Sun, which represents your ego, opposes the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and a Lunar Eclipse in your sign raises some questions.
Love comes to the rescue in August, with Venus arriving in your romance zone before moving onto your passion zone in September, so it looks like your relationship will have weathered the storm by then. In October, it could be your friends turn to get on board with the new you, although the Mercury Retrograde in your social zone shows a few hiccups along the way.
As the year draws to a close, a Solar Eclipse in your spiritual zone in December will underline exactly how far you’ve come and how much you’ve grown this year. When Jupiter shifts into your money zone in late December, and then forms a very fortunate conjunction with Saturn there, you’ll be all set to reach out into the world and start creating success in 2021.
With you now emerging from the shadows and taking on a period of great spiritual and personal growth, Capricorn, there’s a lot of adapting for your partner and loved ones to do. If you’re in a relationship, there will be some testing times in 2020 as your lover gets used to the new you. If you’re single, you may want to hold back from dating until you’ve gotten your head in order – your zodiac sign is not one to rush into these things.
A Lunar Eclipse in your love zone in early January is swiftly followed by the exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12 in your own sign, and this is where change begins. Mars transits your sign during February, so your confidence and self-discipline will be growing, and you can start to move into your own skin. This confidence is catching, so the more confident you are, the easier your sweetheart will find it to adapt. March looks like a positive month, with Venus in your fun zone making a trine aspect to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Shake off your serious image and embrace your inner kid, Capricorn – and take your partner with you for the ride!
Mid 2020 brings a series of eclipses that impact your love life and your sense of identity as well. In June, the Solar Eclipse in your love zone co-exists with the Lunar Eclipse in your spiritual zone. In terms of romance, the astrology suggests some conflict in your relationship, but you can also find comfort through exploring your spiritual and karmic links to your lover. Mercury Retrogrades in your love zone at this time, so communication won’t be all that easy, but if you maintain an open heart you can grow closer.
During July, the Sun makes a series of oppositions to Saturn and Pluto, so there are still some ongoing struggles and resistance from your partner about where your life is going. A Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn suggests that you must make a choice between pleasing yourself or pleasing others – choose yourself, Capricorn. You’ll quickly find people will come on board once they realize you’re serious.
By the time the romance planet Venus moves into your love zone in August, your relationship should have settled down once again – or, if you’re single, you may well have your eye on someone new. August is a good month for dating, and so is September, when Venus moves into your passion zone.
During the last months of 2020, you’ll enjoy a stable period in your love life, and perhaps renewed strength in an existing relationship which has survived the earlier part of the year. As 2020 draws to a close, Venus moves into your spiritual zone, so December is a very good month for understanding the journey you’ve taken and how it has impacted positively upon your relationships with others.
For you, Capricorn, the overall theme of the year is this change of identity or renewed personal identity, courtesy of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. For your finances and your career, this is likely to manifest in an increasing confidence at work, and in increasing abundance, too. None of this will happen without hard work, Capricorn, so it’s important that you don’t take your eye off the ball.
February is when your confidence and self-discipline really starts to surge, as Mars transits Capricorn, so this is an excellent period for asking for a promotion, or for seeking a new job if you so wish.
March is a healthy and happy time for your bank balance, with Saturn’s stabilizing influence arriving in your money zone. Energizing planet Mars transits this zone too, so this is an interesting month if you’re motivated to try out new business ideas, side hustles or ways of generating extra income. Enjoy a lucrative few months while it lasts, but don’t overspend – in May, astrology suggests you may have to tighten your belt a bit while Saturn Retrogrades in your money zone and bountiful Jupiter Retrogrades in your own sign.
Mid-year is relatively quiet on the astrological money and career front, although your long-term personal growth agenda is still going strong. You may want to be careful in August that you don’t rock the boat too much at home with changing ambitions at work – Mars squares up to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, suggesting that work and family come into conflict. It’s important to balance what you want to do, Capricorn, against what you must do for your family – while maturing and taking on responsibility for your own life, don’t forget your obligations to others.
Venus moves into your career zone in late October, when you’ll find it easy to charm others into supporting you. This is another good period for job hunting, as you’re making a fantastic first impression. The Sun is in square aspect to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in October, though, so there could be another difficult choice to make about whether to pursue an opportunity that is true to your inner self, but perhaps less financially rewarding than other options. Capricorn as a zodiac sign is careful with money, so this is potentially awkward.
November brings a Lunar Eclipse in your everyday work zone, which suggest that your routines are about to change significantly, perhaps with a move toward remote employment. If that sounds too good to be true, just wait until late December, when bountiful and generous Jupiter moves into your money zone. A very helpful Jupiter-Saturn conjunction suggests that increasing financial abundance is here to stay for a while – you may well end 2020 feeling that, with work at least, you’re indeed able to have it all.