Happy solstice everyone! I celebrate this turning point in the year due to the return of the Light and the days getting longer, however incrementally short the lengthening of the days are at first. The Sun leaves the fire of Sagittarius, ending the Fall season, and enters earthy Capricorn, beginning Winter here in the northern hemisphere, at 6:03pm. The new emphasis is on practical matters, especially those involving business concerns and/or career pursuits. This is the time of year to take care of securing everyday necessities, as well as all matters that involve persistence and patience. Since Capricorn has to do with the skeletal system and the teeth, it's a good time to set up doctor and dentist appointments.
With Saturn as the ruler of Capricorn, we are reminded that time is of the essence, structuring our time, seizing the day. Once you've accomplished your to-do list each day, practice patience and avoid falling into pessimism if things aren't going as quickly as you would have wanted. Do what you can and leave others' responsibilities up to them. However, if you have a nagging feeling that you forgot something, a phone call, a meeting or a chore, take care of it, then relax. Capricorns aren't known for being being in touch with their feelings so they sometimes have to work at relaxing and knowing when to call it quits!
The New Moon follows closely on the heels of the Solstice at 8:36 pm when the inner and the outer align and it's time to focus on your wish list of pragmatic goals. Set aside some time tonight to write down what you'd like to accomplish in the year ahead, because it's Capricorn's energy that carries us into 2015. If you have a reasonable plan of action with guidelines to follow for the new year, you'll feel better about where you're headed. Don't worry about what others plans are, stick to your own as much as possible!
A look at the New Moon chart shows a concentration of Capricornian energy in the area of the 5th house of creativity. That, combined with Jupiter sitting on a Leo ascendant, can give you a lot of optimistic ideas that you need to somehow explore and find a way to get out to the general public. The sticking point in this chart is communication... you want to come across like you know what you're talking about, so make sure you've done your research, then trust your inner authority!
The revolutionary planet Uranus goes Direct today and that can throw an unseen monkey wrench into today's already void-of-course back drop. Do what you can, allow time for everything you need to do and expect one or two interruptions or surprises today. Who knows, they may be of the more pleasant variety! In the meantime, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~