2011 Horoscope Forecast
Capricorn, the Sea-Goat in 2011
change and transformation
Happy New Year, Capricorn! You know you're the most patient sign in the whole Zodiac. You can endure any difficulty, deliver hard work relentlessly, survive any ordeal and surmount any obstacle. If you can't do it, no other sign of the Zodiac can. That is for sure!
Pluto entered your sign in late 2008. This mighty dwarf planet is still there and will remain in your sign until 2024. Until recently it was the farthest and smallest known planet of our solar system; that's why it takes so much time to travel around the Sun. It might be the smallest, but it's not the least powerful! As a matter of fact, it is so powerful that its influences keep shaking you to the core and will transform you into a new person.
You have probably noticed the transformation you are undergoing already. Are you the same person you were before 2009 or 2010? I'm sure you're not. You have changed.
Maybe you have acquired some additional consideration for other people's feelings, opinions, thoughts and requests—and more tolerance for their mistakes. Pluto will continue to change your personality over the years ahead, for the better of course. The world is not out to get you, but change is now mandatory, especially in 2011.
Bottling up your feelings in 2011 is definitely not the way to go. Try to discuss them and open up to people, especially friends. Stubbornness is not advised. If the pressure gets too much, try to loosen the strings of control and change the way you see things. Relax and modify your attitude. Release anger as quickly as it comes over you.
Saturn is dwelling in your career sector this year. Your boss could be unreasonably demanding and unyielding, or there could be spitefulness at work. Don't be over-sensitive: channel the pressure into something useful. This house also represents any authority figure, such as a government official or your father. You have two options: do as you're told, or try to negotiate calmly. Don't make waves and avoid any clashes with these guys.
Jupiter, the joyful spirit of the Zodiac, will visit your fourth solar house, your home sector and try to expand it. Are you considering a larger residence? In 2011, you might buy a new one, renovate the existing one, or even travel away from home or go abroad. In any case, there is a new responsibility for you to face. Your home and family will demand additional attention this year—and almost on a daily basis—but only for the first six months. Then Jupiter cruises into sensual Taurus. Finally, better times will come for you, Capricorn! Jupiter brings joy into your fifth house of fun (that's romance, children and speculation, to the astrologically challenged). Now that will make the rest of the year easier to handle.
Beginning in May and particularly mid-May, the skies begin to clear over most of the areas of your life. You can go out, have fun and practice your interests and hobbies. Travel, go on a trip, get married, have kids, etc. Enjoy!
Relationships: the Journey to the Heart
The first half of the year is not money-focused for you Capricorn; in fact, it could be a period of continual expenses. However, in January, a sum of money, a reward or a bonus could be on the way, resulting from a previous project. In the second half of the year, things should improve financially; surprising and fortunate outcomes are likely, so if you want to try your luck once or twice, there is no harm, so long as it doesn't surge out of control..
Love or money, the first six months are tough.
In the second half of 2011, you'll have the chance to start a new relationship or a new affair that will make you forget the troubles you have been through in the first half of the year. Some of you will start a passionate relationship in May or June.
Yes, it is a year for love, marriage and quite likely children. Some of you will prepare to get married against the will of your parents (maybe they don't approve of your choice of partner?). You will start building your future home, or start looking for one, which will put you under pressure, trying to make it against the odds. However, after a period of sweat, you will finally get married and start expecting...
That was fun, but what about those of you who are already married? You can rekindle your love in the second half of the year, when the bloody battle of the planets is over.
Home and Family
It could get hairy trying to balance home, job and personal needs, because this year these three will compete against each other for your attention. Will you manage? Jupiter's visit to your home sector makes you want to redecorate, add extensions or repair an old problem that has now become urgent. The first six months are just the time to tackle and resolve these issues.
This year you could be forced into additional housework and confronted with family arguments. Try to negotiate your situation instead of shouldering all the burdens. You are a very responsible sign, but that doesn't mean that you can be taken for granted. Try to share your responsibilities.
Get some help if necessary to find more balance in your life. Don't allow yourself to be drawn into futile fights and unnecessary upsets inside your home. Use conversation and dialogue to negotiate your problems. If you simply hold your feelings within you and keep everything to yourself, this could lead to mental health issues.
The home sector is also the zone of the mother, so pay special attention to her - or beware of her! Illness is a possibility and if so, you, dear Capricorn, will be chosen to care for her. As if caring for a father wasn't enough!
Your mother's nagging (or some other significant woman, such as your wife) could turn into a headache in the first six months of the year, especially in March and April, but things will improve after that.
Last but not least, some of you may travel abroad or away from home this year.
Work and Health
Workwise, you will have a lot to do this year, but I am not worried about you because Capricorn is a natural workaholic. Staying idle does not appeal to you. Nevertheless you must take care of yourself, because you will be the centre of “tension” in 2011.
Pluto, the forceful planet slowly rolling through your sign, is withstanding severe afflictions from stern Saturn and disruptive Uranus. This T-square will test your ability to endure great emotional stress. Pluto stands for obstruction, transformation and regeneration, so in 2011 your morale and mental status will have the greatest effect on your physical wellbeing. So whatever it takes, defend yourself morally and step away from any futile disputes.
In this year, more than in the past few years, you will be susceptible to surgical operations, especially if you need them to cure an old illness or a defective organ in your body. Your work and health sector receives positive energy from Venus and Mars in June, so choose that month to proceed with any plans related to work, or to begin a new medical treatment.
Career and Finances
Saturn's visit to your house of career means that you're learning new skills that will push you upward and onward in your career. You might be working under the supervision of a hard senior manager, which will see you chafing at the bit and enduring possible conflict. Or you might be bossed around or hear silly, unwarranted remarks about your work. Don't mind these—instead, prove yourself to be the untiring, ambitious and highly capable employee that you are.
Some Caps are on a training program to acquire a new expertise that you will use in a new career direction or promotion. Others will be under pressure from an authority figure, such as an official, supervisor, partner or father. Don't defy these authorities, but work with them, as the results will be worthwhile. In this regard, September could prove to be a rewarding month if you made the right choices, or alternatively, a difficult one if you didn't.
Those mostly concerned about this year's career pressures are the Goats born in the last 20 days of Capricorn (from the 2nd to the 21st of January), but don't get the idea that unresolved problems of 2010 will be over in 2011, as they might come back to haunt you. The early-born Goats have already taken their share in 2010.
Mercury moves into retrograde motion three times a year as a rule, for about three weeks each time. The retro phase marks a time of confusion and misunderstandings, which 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. During the retro period, and even for a week or two before and after, in the Mercury Shadow, we need to be aware of this tendency. It is best to put off major decisions, or signing crucial documents and agreements. It is not exactly wise to make important decisions while Mercury is retrograde, since it is likely they will be clouded by misinformation, poor communication and careless thinking. Mercury is all about mental clarity and the power of the mind, so when Mercury is retrograde these intellectual characteristics tend to be less acute than usual. Make sure you pay attention to the small print!
Mercury's first retro cycle begins on the 30th of March and ends on the 23rd of April. It will happen in your fourth house, your home sector. So if you're about to buy a home in this period of time, don't; or at least check and double-check everything concerning the property and the contract.
If renewing, expanding, changing the interior or exterior of your house, some of the work may have to be redone, if something is missing or was overlooked. If under pressure at the time, be careful not to say something you don't mean, or to get into disturbing disputes with those at home.
The second retro phase is in dramatic Leo between the 3rd and the 26th of August. If in a relationship or an affair, this will cause you to rethink things. If you're expecting money from an inheritance or scholarship, there will be delays.
The third time happens in adventurous Sagittarius. This one is serious if you didn't take it easy through 2011 because it happens in your house of mental troubles. between the 23rd of November and the 13th of December in particular. Don't be scared though; most Goats will just reconsider an issue or try to figure out solutions. Most of your best thinking will be done in seclusion.
Lunar Life with Lady Moon
Your New Moon coincides with a partial solar eclipse on the 4th of January. Unfortunately, Saturn will be squaring your Sun by that time, so you may receive a negative answer to a request that you made earlier to an official authority (at work for example). Don't let that aggravate or frustrate you, even if you feel that way. Your usual determination should get you through.
Be wary of injuries and get plenty of rest during this phase. Hard physical activities are not recommended. Don't be reckless or take unwarranted risks and you should be okay.
Your Full Moon will fly on the 15th of July, away from Saturn's bad influences, and with the blessings of Jupiter and Pluto. There could be some emotional stress, especially as your partner will be feeling vulnerable. Venus is approaching the Sun in Cancer, so you might be feeling a bit overexposed, despite any amorous advances. Self-discipline and maturity are not likely to be strong—overindulgence, self-pity, and oversentimentality being the elements more likely to thrive. If you manage to achieve emotional satisfaction in some measure during this phase, count yourself as having beaten the odds.
However, any knowledge you gain can be instrumental in expanding your personal influence and control, or may give the impression that you possess much power. You will gain a much better understanding of the value of power and control; how they can be attained and how they can be used.
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 affect work, direction and relations with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon affect matters connected with home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and children, and with the public at large. Both may affect your health.
A partial solar eclipse will take place on the 4th of January. Those born on the 4th of January will have to take care of themselves before, during and after that date. All Capricorns should be careful with metal devices, fire and sharp tools. Since the eclipse is occurring in your sign, you should prepare to undergo some changes in your personality, especially if born around that date.
Saturn, from the point of view of your career and public image, is uneasy with the planets in your sign during this eclipse, so be careful not to clash with an authority at work. Get ready for a change in the workplace that will influence your personality.
A second partial eclipse will occur on the 1st of June. This one influences your work and health in a good way! This time Saturn will be sending his green arrows towards this eclipse, meaning the effects will be benign. It will energize you, and bless your efforts. June will be full of action! Especially around the 15th, which will present a total Lunar eclipse in your house of secrets and sorrows. This is a time when those who have been secretly working against you may show, or be forced to show their hand. Hidden issues with the family, or connected with big business and other institutions (hospitals; universities; prisons etc) will also emerge. Nevertheless, you will be busy completing your tasks this month, during working hours and beyond; and you'll find the recognition you deserve. Success is your ally in June.
The third solar eclipse of 2011 is also partial, and will be seen on July 1st. At this point of time, your spouse will call the shots and your partnerships (marital or business) will require your attention. It could be a problem that needs a solution. Be careful as this problem could also be related to your job and home. Your intervention will be needed to untie the knots. Seek to be considerate and subtle.
The fourth partial solar and second total lunar eclipses will occur on the 25th of November and the 10th of December in your house of isolation and deep thinking. You will take some time to analyze a situation starting the 25th of November and will make up your mind after the 10th of December or finally put your ideas to work. There are plenty of indications to show that it will a good time for you, still take nothing for granted.
That's it for 2011, Capricorn—hope you enjoyed it! Don't forget to follow up on the monthly forecasts throughout the year.