Capricorn Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

CAPRICORN

Welcome to the last month of the year!

With all the tumult you experienced in 2018, you can be forgiven for looking forward to seeing the back of 2018. But before it ends, take a moment to think about the amazing things you learned about yourself and life. A wiser you, with more insight, will emerge in 2019. You could argue that this is what life is all about.

Mercury’s movements

The month starts with Mercury retrograding back into Scorpio

As regular readers will know, Mercury retrograde started on November 17. (It began the day after Venus retrograde finished!)

As November begins, Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio but on December 1, retrogrades further back into the previous sign of Sagittarius. So wherever you have Sagittarius in your chart (we all have all 12 signs of the zodiac in our chart) is where you are getting a second chance.

Then at the end of the first week, Mercury retrograde ends

Note that on December 7 (December 6 in the northern hemisphere) Mercury retrograde finally comes to an end, for this cycle. So that’s the good news for anyone who has been waiting for this cycle to conclude.

But not so fast! It’s important to allow a few days to pass before you start to consider Mercury retrograde well and truly over. In fact some purists say that Mercury retrograde isn’t over until Mercury has gone beyond the point where it was when it started to retrograde. In this case, that point is 13 Sadge. That actually won’t happen until Christmas Day! More about this next month.

Here is where Mercury is for you as the month opens.

Think about what it means for you on as deep a level as you can. (Read your Rising Sign if you know it, for even more accurate guidance). (If you don’t know your Rising Sign but you would like to, you can do your chart for free here)

Mercury will be going backwards in Sagittarius. That means for you, he’ll be affecting…
Your 11th House Of Friends and Dreams. This is the part of your chart where you dreams the dreams that eventually become reality. The planet of the mind going backwards here over the next few weeks could very well mean that you’ve realised it’s time to reassess your dreams. Perhaps what you once thought would be the path you travelled has become a dead end. That’s not always easy to handle but the good news is that by the time this Mercury retrograde cycle is over, you should find it much easier to be able to see the path ahead. Sometimes we get on the wrong track just because it’s our destiny – if that makes sense. How can it be our destiny to get on the wrong track? Because sometimes doing that makes us realise that what we thought we wanted doesn’t suit us at all. Get it? This part of your chart is also connected to the company you keep – the groups you belong to and the social circles you’re a part of. For many of you, it’s time to look up your old mates – perhaps life has changed and you need their support again, or perhaps it’s an old friend whose life has changed who needs your ministrations. Either way don’t be surprised if one or more people from your past start lurking their way back into your future.

Remember that Mercury is the planet of the mind, so it’s time for you to have a last final think about something and then as the retrograde ends, allow some time to pass. Expect the info you need to make a decision to come to you – consciously create it.

In a completely different way, Venus also enters Scorpio.

Venus will be moving forwards as She moves into the sign of Scorpio. Venus is the Goddess of the skies. Venus is the feminine principle, in a different way than the Moon is all about the feminine. The third part of the trilogy in Black Moon Lilleth, but She’s another story.
Venus in Scorpio could be seen as “the angry beauty”. If you want to apply a Goddess energy, you couldn’t really go past Kali, the blue-faced, blood-thirsty and scary Goddess. Kali is Shakti in radiant warrior form.

On a more earthly level, Venus in Scorpio is a time when love can get down and dirty, in an underhand or a sexy way. Your call. Sort of depends on who you love, right?

Here’s where Venus in Scorpio is for you:

Venus is now moving through your eleventh house of wishes and friends. This Venus cycle sprinkles some magic love dust over you and your friends. OK that might sound a bit ridiculous but watch over the next few weeks. It should start to become pretty obvious which of your friends are worth keeping for life, as your relationships grow warmer and lovelier. Anyone who makes you feel less than great about yourself could be cut off your Christmas card list now. Even if life has been tough of late, being with people you love will be extra rewarding over the next four weeks. Expect to find it easier than usual to meet new people, if you know the time has come to expand your circle. If there’s something you’re keen to accomplish now and you need a friend’s help, just ask. If you’re sexy but single and looking for love, this is the ideal time to either go to as many parties as you’re invited to, or to throw a party or dinner part of your own and see what happens. Anywhere that you have to spend time with lots of people rather than one on one is best for you over the new few weeks.

Earlier this year, Venus went backwards – reversing as she does about once every 18 months. It’s all part of a new cycle which began at the last Venus retrograde in the sign of Aries 18 months before that.

Life goes in cycles! That’s on thing astrology teaches us.

There’s isn’t a lot happening the skies this month compared to recently. There have been so many big planetary changes affecting us all one way or another recently. Last month alone we had the move of lucky Jupiter into Sagittarius which is hopefully going to help deliver us all a happy silly season and into next year.

Where The Sun Is Shining

The next big planetary move of December is the Sun into the sign of Capricorn. You can think of the Sun as a sort of spotlight and whenever it changes signs, as it does once a month, it shines a spotlight on a different part of your chart. For example, it could be on your Love Zone or your Career Zone. Here’s where the spotlight is for you for December (and always is!)

The Sun moves back into your sign this week after an absence of 12 months. If you’ve been feeling like you’re coming to the end of your tether, you should start to feel like you’re regaining your grip. You can also expect to get a lot more attention than you’ve had in recent times. How you feel about taking centre stage for a while? People are going to be checking you out, so do all you can to shine! This is your recharge month. If you need to come across as confident, you have the skies totally on your side now, supporting you. Try not to be too self-centred – though it is tempting at this time of the year!

The Sun in Capricorn of course goes with the end of the year and covers Christmas Day. (If Jesus really was born on December 25, he was a Capricorn not a Pisces, as people often assume, since Pisces is the super-spiritual sign and the mystical last sign of the zodiac.)

And speaking of Christmas Day…

The lead up to Christmas is bound to be a bit weird. There is a strange Mercury square to Neptune which could mean some confusion around —- everything! Given the recent Mercury retrograde, it could be “mystery solved” for some people, but most likely it will just be oddness in the air, which thankfully clears before Christmas lunch, pretty much no matter where you live in the world.

We will be in the waning cycle of the Moon, which is more of a yin time. In the northern hemisphere, it will be time to hunker down during the dark months, in the southern hemisphere, time to unfurl from the year.

The good news is that the first planetary alignment after Christmas Day is between Venus and Pluto and it’s harmonious. So there will be deep love, passion, good hotness, deep pockets and let’s say it again, deep love, in the air this Christmas. Boxing Day parties should be fun!

Where’s the Moon?

The New Moon this month takes place in the middle of Sagittarius and on December 7. A New Moon is always a new start – a fresh slate – so here is where it’s happening for you (remember to read your Rising Sign if you know it!)

You’re in a slightly strange cycle – can you feel it?! This month, the New Moon is taking place in your 12th House which is the part of your chart where you keep All Matters Hidden and Spiritual. On the one hand, this can be a time when you just want to withdraw from the world, full stop. On the other, if you are into growing and evolving as your walk the spiritual path, this can be a time when you take time out from the madness to meditate and contemplate, knowing that the Universe will deliver to you the messages you need to hear.

The Full Moon will take place on December 23, the day before Christmas Eve. Click here for the times around the world. As it’s the last Full Moon of the year it’s really the ULTIMATE month of the year to do your Full Moon forgiveness.

More and more people are talking about how it’s so important to acknowledge the Dark Side (and we are not talking Star Wars). It’s our shadow side that Freud and Jung spoke about. I can’t pretend to know about them but I do know that basically forgiveness is THE KEY.

Here’s the thing … forgiveness cuts right to the heart of any matter, of any upset or karmic anything. Because it’s all about karma. Once we forgive OURSELVES and other people, we are basically clearer conscious creators. If we don’t forgive ourselves, we feel we are “not good enough” or “not worth”. We are all learning lessons all the time. So use this mighty end of year Full Moon and forgive yourself and anyone you can, in all directions of time, as I sometimes say.

Here’s a short Forgiveness Formula from my book Moonology.

Read it to yourself or out loud, alone or with friends around the time of the Full Moon when your emotions will be really close to the surface.

On the night of the Full Moon…

‘Under the glorious Full Moon, I forgive everything, everyone, every experience, every memory of the past or present that needs forgiveness. I forgive positively everyone. I also forgive myself of past mistakes. The Universe is love, and I am forgiven and governed by love alone. Love is now adjusting my life. Realizing this, I abide in peace.’

It’s so important at the end of the year, to wrap things up as much as you can. Some people are able to go to sleep and forgive and get over it (mostly they seem to be men!) If you can’t, use this last Full Moon of the year to forgive someone one from your heart. Imagine them in your mind’s eye and send them loving pink mist. You can’t imagine how much this can help! Anyone who has upset you and of no one has upset you, just send love to friends and family in your mind’s eye and from your heart.

If you want to go the whole hog, do some writing:
– Journal about it
– Write about it on your own personal blog if you have one
– Post something on Facebook
– Write a “Letter to 2018” and say what you think
– Do a gratitude list

A gratitude list?

A gratitude list is a list of – you guessed it – everything you are grateful for from 2019. Still want more? If you are seriously about consciously creating your life in 2019, make a Wish List for 2019. Write down your top ten goals, personal and professional.

What to do with the list? You can burn the list, or read it out loud at midnight as the New Year comes in and keep it where you will see it throughout 2019. Your choice. There are no rights and wrongs. In theory you are less attached if you burn it but my logical brain loves to see the lists later, when so much of them has manifested!

Have a wonderful end of the year and if I may be permitted to remind you, I have created the most gorgeous little 2019 Moonology Diary. It’s written for Australian, the UK and USA – you can find out about it here

Order before January 1 and you’ll get my New Moon Creative Visualisation meditation which you can listen to at every New Moon of 2019 and beyond!

Lastly, remember; forgiveness and gratitude. Put them on your New Year’s resolution list if you make one.

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