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Capricorn (Dec. 21–Jan 19): Consolidate. Cardinal Earth Capricorn sends us back to karmic work with family, with our traditions and rituals, and asks us to reassess our purpose and the methods we choose to achieve our goals.
The mood is serious, thoughtful, assessing, ambitious, and rooted deep in our histories; we must add the heart.
— Adapted from Heather Roan Robbins' Sun Signs and Transits
© Mother Tongue Ink 2016
Things are, and have been, very serious . . . for some time . . . with big consequences . . . calling for hard work. You do all of those things well, even if you think you should be doing more.
To the degree that you define yourself by your ability to achieve and be responsible, these years have been asking you to heal, to transform narratives of scarcity and austerity into a fuller, more alive expression of your diligence, discipline and ability to build what lasts.
We need you to lead with the you that has been into the depths of your own trauma, met yourself with compassion and had the courage to be vulnerable as well as effective.
These years since 2008 have been a showcase of how Capricorn energy, so rewarded by the dominant culture, has also given and received woundings. You are exploring all these things, consciously or not, in a very personal way.
You do not have to be boxed into a small, rigid, lifeless definition of reality in order to be the realistic, strategic, practical person you are.
A revolution of self-worth is available to you, in which you get to define what discipline means and what it’s good for—in which you get to decide what you’re in service to, and what the legacy of that service will be.
Focus on pleasure, play, and joyful embodiment to make room for the loving vitality that will shape your personal revolution and be a gift to our collective one.
— Maeanna Welti © Mother Tongue Ink 2021
She Waits © Nancy Watterson 2014
As Jupiter and Neptune conjunct in Pisces, exact in April, echoing throughout 2022, they challenge us to use our sensitivity, vision, and imagination to open a visionary portal, while at the same time staying grounded enough to not get lost, to stay present and use this vision wisely.
Capricorn: Your words have extra power in 2022; be a force for thoughtful truth. Help people examine assumptions, question their fears, and search for clear answers and a new vision. Put your own imagination to a good, creative use and keep it out of trouble.
The truth you find this year will help rebuild foundations next year.
— Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2021
Family, history, dreams, traditions.
We need mountains to climb and problems to solve.
You have strength, strategy, organizational capacity, and a thoughtful melancholic streak. Like your symbolic mountain goat, you need a hill to climb, a goal to reach.
Manage, don't manipulate; keep compassion connected to competence.
Feeding the Ancestors © Rachel Houseman 2011
Those born under a Capricorn Moon come from a long line of hard-working and competent women, who may have judged themselves more by what they do than what they are.
If they learn to love themselves just sitting still, they're more accepting of others.
Get organized, make a list and check it off; a sense of accomplishment is the best cure for potential depression.
The mood is determined, serious, competent, but uncomfortable without purpose or goal.
Manage, don't manipulate. Reach into history or tradition for answers.
Thunder Woman in the Far North © Sandy Eastoak 2010
What is a rising sign you ask? The rising sign is the sign that was present on the horizon at the time of your birth. It sits similarly on your birth chart on this horizon line, or equatorial line in your chart on the left or east side of your chart.
Do calculate your rising sign, you'll need to know the exact time of your birth, once you know along with your geographic location, you can visit many sites and receive a free birth chart, here is one of our staff favorites.
Your sun sign represents your core personality, and the qualities of our outward shining self. Your moon sign reflects qualities of your inner core self, or emotional self.
Rising sign is your outlook on the world and first impression you give to others.
Rising sign also dictates where the Astrological Houses lay within your chart.
The Houses (twelve pie shaped sections) of our personal birth chart attend to all areas of our life. Each house represents a basic facet of human experience from birth to death. The placement of each house in your natal chart is dependent on your rising sign
People with a Capricorn ascendant show a great responsibility and are often very dependable. They are very rational and factual folks who like to keep their emotions to themselves.
They are very goal and career oriented, though often place very high standards on themselves. They are community oriented and very caring.
Capricorn welcomes us into the belly of winter. Often symbolized by a goat or goat with the tail of a fish, these signs can climb to great heights and gather with them the wisdom of their journey.
Capricorns are best known as the worker bee sign, they like do get their jobs done and do it well! They are aware of the traditions of the past and hold the torch to light our way forward.
Winter solstice marks the beginning of Capricorn. A time of year marked by long dark nights and the sweet stillness of winter.
The world sleeps at this time, cultivating the dreams that we plant in spring. Animals are hibernating as are many plants. The leaves have long since decomposed and the ground is hard with frost or covered in fluffy snow.
This time of year is also festive and alive with warmth! We gather together to celebrate this dark time. Festivals of light and family occur during this dark month.
Eve © Toni Truesdale 2017
The Capricornian time of day is Midnight! Much like the time of year, midnight is the darkest and midpoint of the night.
During this time, many of us sleep and hibernate. We let our consciousness slip away into the high mountaintops of dreamland.
Capricorn is a sign that dwells within time and structure. The knees, joints and skeleton are the hidden points that keep us standing, they literally shape the body around themselves.
Teeth and hair are often the last remains left by a body, the last to decompose and used to identify bodies. These body parts are the timekeepers of our physical self after we have left this plane.
Planets in Capricorn have an innate need to succeed and accomplish tasks set out for them. A planet in Capricorn will often have a "to-do" list at hand.
These planets are realistic and practical. They are quick to take responsibility and relate to career or work life.
These planets need to cultivate discipline and responsibility to reach their goals and must learn to remain balanced emotionally as they can easily turn bitter and cold, and if unchecked can become controlling or depressed.
— Leah Markman © Mother Tongue Ink 2020
Cedar Skies © Tamara Phillips 2015
“The Houses (twelve pie shaped sections) of our personal birth chart attend to all areas of our life. Each house represents a basic facet of human experience from birth to death.”
The placement of each house in your natal chart is dependent on your rising sign. A person with an Aries rising has what is called a “natural chart”. A rising sign is the sign ascending on the eastern horizon on the time of your birth, it can be calculated using a rising sign calculator here!
Our task here is to take responsibility for building our reputation, and sharing our gifts and skills with meaningful livelihood.
— Sandra Pastorius © Mother Tongue Ink 2018
The taks master: active when we set a goal or plan then work strongly and steadily toward achieving what we have set out to do. Saturn takes life seriously along the way and can be rather stern, putting an extra load of responsibility and effort.
— Melissa Kae Mason, MoonCat! © Mother Tongue Ink 2011
Saturn is the ruler of time, limits and wisdom. It's the last planet we can see from Earth with the human eye and is literally the gatekeeper of physical reality. The limits of our earthly bounds lie in this planet.
Past Saturn, the unconscious and dream world take hold!
Saturn has a 27-29 year cycle, and the all to famous Saturn Return is a right of passage for many! These years mark trials, tribulations, test and once through we step into our place as adults bearing the weight of responsibility and wisdom.
The second Saturn Return is affectionately referred to as a "mid-life Crisis." A time when many adults reevaluate their career, their work and purpose in life. A hard left turn is not uncommon during this life phase.
— Leah Markman © Mother Tongue ink 2020
Expanding the Sisterhood Grid © Qutress 2917
your shedding continues in 2020. commit to honesty with yourself and others, for integrity of spirit and soul i show you will make it through this high pressure, high stakes year.
on january 12, pluto and saturn will join together in your sign, an opportunity for soul-level (pluto) restructuring (saturn) of how you relate to your selves. what rises up for your gentle edits will likely change for good. praise! for even through heartbreak, you are heading toward your truth.
jupiter will join with pluto three times in 2020 (april 4, june 30, and november 12), open up to (re)membering who you are and what it is you are here to do.
expect your relationships to change as you do, particularly during the full moon lunar eclipse in your house of intimate relationships on july 4.
work with the wild energies of pluto, jupiter, and saturn—they are key to your greatness and legacy.
saturn and jupiter move into aquarius, ruler of your second house of resources in december—vision what you yearn to manifest and go after it.
— naimonu james © mother tongue ink 2019
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Pisces Horoscopes for Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign. What does 2021 Hold for you, Dear Pisces? Jupiter's influence calls you to spiritual adventure.You are being given fresh tools this year to add to your toolbox, and they may look strange to you. If you are born under a Pisces Sun you bring a heightened sensitivity, charisma, empathy, and awareness to your path. Those born under a Pisces Moon feel everything.
Aquarius Horoscopes for Sun Sign, Moon Sign, and Rising
(Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Community, ingenuity, collaboration, idealism. It's time to honor the philosophy of love and the power of community. This year, there's no limit to what you can dream, and there's strong energy of support to make those dreams reality.
In 2021, big changes are afoot in how you see yourself and your significant relationships. For yourself, you are learning a new definition of freedom that includes being centered rather than scattered.
Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec.21) Wander. Under Mutable Fire Sagittarius, we want to expand our horizons, travel in the mind, body or spirit, to commune with strangers and with the natural world.