Capricorn the Goat in 2005
Secrets, Inner Development — and Success!
The clock of the Heavens ticks over this year as two of the giants
change sign, bringing new influences to bear. Jupiter glides through
idealistic Libra and your solar tenth house until October 26th when
he moves on to Scorpio and opens the door to your solar eleventh
house. Saturn, your ruler continues his journey through Cancer and
your solar seventh house of partnership until July 16th when he
moves to Leo and your solar eighth house of shared monies and resources.
Thus, over the balance of the year, success and money will become
two strengthening concerns for the Goats.
Yet, this is a year of mixed influence. As Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus
call you outwards to deal with the world, Mercury the messenger
and Venus the goddess join with Pluto, the underworld lord in Sagittarius
and your solar twelfth house, summoning you inwards to a realm of
secrets and creative or spiritual endeavours. This influence will
call some to inner development while others will form secret or
hidden associations or perhaps separate off different aspects of
their lives. You may develop new practices or skills to use later
on. You may begin to devote time and energy to a cause or a new
spiritual direction. For some, there may be a person in your life
who will need care and attention. For others, there may be a secret
liaison that forms in your life. As Mars is also in Sagittarius
and your solar twelfth house at the bell of New Year, sudden or
dramatic events will change your thinking or the course of events.
You yourself may impatiently discard what doesn't serve you in your
new search. Make sure the impatience quotient isn't too high.
With Uranus continuing in your solar third house, there are new
ideas and new ways of communicating and thinking. Education may
play a role and outmoded lines of thought will have to go. Attitudes
and opinions may be radicalized as unexpected events affect your
thinking. For some, there may be new spiritual ideas while for others
there will be new forms of creative expression. Psychic or intuitive
skills may develop. Loss or change may affect your thinking and
attitudes. One way or another, there will be inner moves toward
a new understanding. Many of you will encounter unusual people in
daily life. These people may have influence over how you travel
from that point. Some of you will find you are now able to walk
a path you've been preparing for. However, you may also find that
it won't bring you what you thought. Some of you may come into new
opportunities for travel and movement while others will find such
doors will close and new ones will open.
Saturn, your ruler, moves forward on March 22nd and turns retrograde
on November 22nd. This is the best period to advance yourself and
your goals. The month of December is a testing time for decision-making
and big decisions may be better left till later.
Love and Money
With Venus the goddess together with Pluto in your solar twelfth
house, there may be a hidden element to relationships. Care for
others or secrecy may play a part. For those in a partnership,
relations with loved ones may have to take a back seat for a time
while other parts of life come to the fore. For others, you may
separate your working and personal life to create something of
a private world. Some in a partnership may experience separation
from the loved one for a time. For the singles, there may be new
contacts or romantic links that may have a powerful impact or
connection but, for some reason, may not be able to come to fruition
or come out into the open right away. You may be separated by
distance or by work or other involvements. For some, there may
be an association with someone involved with spiritual or creative
practices. Such a relationship will bring personal change in the
year ahead. Singles may become more sexually gregarious after
Saturn is Cancer till July. Thus, there are tests ahead for partnership.
There may be an increase in responsibility or a break or change
in close relationships. You may carry an extra burden for someone
or, conversely someone who has depended on you may now not need
your efforts or may become a more dominant presence. Such things
mark the end of a cycle. This can be a 'make or break period'
with partnership as you encounter obstacles or opposition from
close associates. Deal with such matters patiently.
Money will become a driving force or concern for the Goats after
July 16th when Saturn moves to Leo and your solar eighth house.
You may shed old obligations or connections with joint dealings
and move into new ones. You may start working towards important
long term financial goals. There may be dealings with experienced
financial operators. There may be a landmark change with family
finances or the family constellation, especially one involving
older people. There may be money coming from inheritances or trusts.
Along with financial side of things, some of you may become increasingly
interested in the study of occult matters, psychology or the greater
mysteries of life and death. Issues around personal intimacy may
be something you will have to deal with or consider.
Chiron the wounded healer is in Aquarius and your solar second
house of money from February 21st till August 1st and then again
from December 6th. Along with your increased desire or need for
money, you will have to learn how to handle it well in regard
to personal spending. It will be a year that proves the old adage,
'take care of the pennies and the pounds take care of themselves'.
Increase skills with money management. December 24th sees Venus
the goddess turn retrograde in Aquarius. Review money practices.
You may incur unexpected expenses. Changes with relationships
may alter your spending patterns. You may have change in a close
relationship because of money or a change with money may alter
a close relationship.
Home and Family
The Lunar Nodes move through Aries and Libra and your solar fourth
and tenth houses during the course of the year. Several eclipses
involve the Nodes and there is a strong lunation cycle for the
Goats this year. Thus, there will be many potent changes in home
and family life. There may be a new start or new direction domestically
or emotionally. The home environment may be unstable or touched
by the forces of change for a time. The family group may change
as members come or go for different and unexpected reasons. Some
may strike out on a new course with emotional life, seeking new
horizons or new situations. Changes with male figures or children
may disturb the balance of family or domestic life. Sudden events
may bring change with living circumstances.
Work and Health
Chiron the wounded healer is in your sign from the beginning
of the year until February 21st and then again from August 1st
to December 6th. During these times, take any health problems
seriously and advance your sense of wellbeing through proper treatment
and improved health routines. Watch for anything that may be hidden
beneath the surface of apparent good health or minor conditions
that don't seem to pass as they should. This is an excellent year
to do the outstanding health checks and get on with the things
that you know would be beneficial to good daily routines for healthcare
The year begins with Jupiter, lord of fortune, in Libra and
your solar tenth house. There may be an increase in status or
responsibility for some. Others may find themselves dealing with
new people, either from a career or a personal perspective. Many
of these dealings will be with those who have status or authority
themselves. You may have to take responsibility for staff or members
of the public. You may learn from the way that others work or
operate. There may be a real need to understand the attitudes
or beliefs of others. Legal matters or ideas about justice may
play a part in working life. Learn to negotiate or deal with others
from a more human point of view. Travel, teaching, teachers, legal
or academic people, overseas links and the broader perspective
may all play a part in career development. This period could lead
to professional recognition, promotional success or a change that
would see you make a dramatic shift with professional or vocational
On October 26th, Jupiter moves into the sign of Scorpio and your
solar eleventh house, opening new horizons. There will be new
associates and friends, bringing fresh ideas and insight to your
life path. You may become more gregarious, taking a renewed interest
in friendship and find yourself forming many associations. You
may pursue your goals with vigour and intensity. Dreams you have
dreamed because of the influence of others may be put aside so
you can pursue something closer to your heart. You may teach or
learn during this transit. You may form potent new connections
with groups or begin new joint endeavours. You may come to a deeper
understanding of the mysteries of life and death. New connections
may lead you on the path of success. Some of you will be recognized
for the work you are doing.
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion three times a
year for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds a time
of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect arrangements,
travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications. The
breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention,
simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often
bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned
for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for
such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making
or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to
miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to
come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde
phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us
with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements
at these times! What you think you've said and what others have
understood will often prove to be two different things.
Mercury's first retrograde cycle comes in Aries and your solar
fourth house, beginning on March 10th. There may be changes or
unexpected events at home. Relationships with siblings or children
may be stressful. There may be someone with a difficult temperament
in your home environment or someone at home may be going through
a difficult time. Watch for accidents at home involving fire,
sharp edges or the head. Hot food may not be beneficial during
this time. This cycle comes to an end On April 14th.
The messenger's second reverse motion cycle comes in the sign
of Leo and your solar eighth house, beginning on July 23rd. Review
your financial situation before you make any major moves with
money. There may be difficulties or confusion with joint finances.
There may be a sudden or unexpected change with your obligations.
Shed extra expenses or additional obligations. There may be a
startling discussion or disclosure of something that has been
hidden up to now. This cycle comes to an end on August 16th.
The final retrograde cycle for Mercury begins on November 14th
and comes in the sign of Sagittarius and your solar twelfth house.
Explore the inner realms of consciousness but be wary of too much
outward engagement. There may be confusion with communications
or events coming out of the blue. Watch for mistakes or accidents
due to inattention. You may review your creative or spiritual
life. You may immerse yourself in private projects or private
thoughts. Hidden secrets or matters from the past may come to
light unexpectedly. This cycle finishes on December 4th. There
may be important discussions with a friend or a review of your
goals at this time.
There is a strong lunation cycle for you this year for there
are two New Moons and two Full Moons in your sign. The first New
Moon comes on January 10th, bringing tension with Saturn in Cancer.
There may be important partnership issues to address. You may
have to deal with a responsibility to others, involving care of
some kind. Dealings with a partner or close associate may disrupt
the schedule of things you need to do. There may be at an impasse
with someone close. There may be a conclusion of some kind to
Your first Full Moon comes on June 22nd with partnership issues
at the forefront. There may be realizations about a partner's
feelings or needs. There may be communications about partnership
concerns. A new stream of life with a partner or close associate
may begin. You may be confronted with an unrecognized aspect of
your partnership situation. Singles may find themselves in a close
A second Full Moon comes on July 21st, bringing tension with Mars
in Aries and also involving Chiron and Saturn. This is a tense
time and important partnership dealings may take place with a
deal of emotion. There may be clashes between different obligations.
There may be pressures at work that clash with responsibilities
to loved ones. You may be pulled between a need for action and
a need for discussion or sympathetic hearing. There may be dealings
with a difficult or infirm individual. Health issues may be involved.
There may be restrictions with regard to the role or action you
The second New Moon comes on December 31st, carrying you into
the New Year on a wave of change for Sun and Moon clash with the
Lunar Nodes. There may be a break or a separation on the cards
with career and home life. This may be an 'either/or' situation
in which you have to choose to review your priorities and make
a new decision as to what's important. There may be an ending
with a particular contact or family connection. There may be changes
that affect both home and working life.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end
of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern
of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls.
Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations with
people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters of
home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and
children. Both may affect your health.
A Solar Eclipse comes with the New Moon in Aries and your solar
fourth house on April 8th. There may be an interruption to family
or emotional life, followed by a renewal. There may be a departure
or arrival that changes the family or domestic constellation.
Children or females may figure strongly at this time and their
doings or circumstances will have a bearing on the events that
April 24th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Scorpio
and your solar eleventh house. Sun and Moon clash with Chiron
the wounded healer. There will be a change or an ending with a
dream you've been pursuing. There could be strong emotional reactions
over this. Your circle of friends may be altered by unexpected
or dramatic events. Money issues or mishap may be involved.
On October 3rd, a Solar Eclipse comes with the New Moon in Libra
and your solar tenth house. Someone may depart from or return
to the domain of your career or professional life. There may be
change with regard to the figures of authority or parents. There
may be an unexpected ending to a cycle of responsibility or professional
October 17th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Aries
and your solar fourth house. Changes are on the cards with family
or domestic matters. There could be change in the family constellation
or living circumstances. This will be an emotional time and there
may be a need to discussion or communication to settle things.
Females may be upset or emotional. Travel, study or legal matters
may be involved. You may have to bear much responsibility. You
have the chance to heal an old wound through acceptance of change.
On October 1st, warrior Mars turns retrograde in Taurus and your
solar fifth house. When Mars move backwards, there are always
problems with delays or frustrations with the process of taking
action or the initiative in a situation. Thus, you will hit hurdles
with creative projects or speculative ventures. There may be setbacks
or delays with lifestyle matters or recreational activity. Watch
for misadventure or mishap in these areas as Mars retrograde can
bring issues of safety to the fore.
Romance may take a backward step as things become plain and practical
for a time. You may have difficulty with a child, especially a
male. There may be difficult dealings with angry or ill-tempered
males. You yourself may have to control frustration and bring
to bear a measure of self-mastery. Persistent effort is the key
with any problem. Go back to basics and revamp your methods or
approach with regard to how you take action. For some, there could
be difficulties with romance or with sexual matters. Retrace your
steps and see how things came to the point where they are. For
others, you may be making up for lost time as someone who was
part of your past comes back into your life. Be careful of any
injuries that occur during this time if you're inclined to sport
or strong physical exertion. It may take longer than you think
to recuperate. This may be a time to rest or step back from things.
This is not a good time for speculative risks with money or for
the careless use of sharp-edged tools or firearms, if they're
part of the purview of recreational life. Some of you may go back
to something you wanted to do or make in the past and finally
bring it to fruition. This cycle comes to an end on December 10th.
The first two weeks of November are a poor time for judgement,
especially where finance is involved.