December 22 – January 19
Solar Chart House Transits
If you know your Ascendant and/or Moon Sign, read that, too.
Capricorn reading and planetary transits for
the week of September 1, 2013.
MOON IN EIGHTH
The eighth house is Pluto's natural house and one of the
keywords for Pluto is intensity. This will intensify the
emotional reactions of the Moon during this transit. Added to
this we have some very emotionally charged issues represented
in the eighth house – money and sex = power. Remember also,
Capricorn, that this is one of the houses of the unconscious and
responses here, as with the Moon, may be linked to our past.
This could manifest as emotionally gratifying unions with our
intimate partners, but sometimes these issues can lead to
difficulties. If problems should arise, Capricorn, we should
attempt to look within ourselves for these answers instead of
immediately placing the blame on others. The emotionally
charged issues of sex and money can act as doorways or
catalysts to self-examination of our expectations and needs.
This could act as an aid to transformation – another keyword
for Pluto. This transformation could help us to feel more
control over our responses, Capricorn, and actually that is all
we can control anyway.
MOON IN NINTH
September 4, 2013
The transit of the Moon through the ninth house may mark a
period of restlessness for us. This may be more of a mental or
spiritual restlessness rather than an urge for travel. A new
area of study may come to our attention that offers emotional
gratification, Capricorn, but this could also be a time when our
religious or spiritual pursuits may offer the same sort of
MOON IN TENTH
September 6, 2013
The tenth house is related to our career and our public image.
This may be a time when we are more emotionally in tune with
those we come in contact with in our career. Keep in mind that
emotions are on public display at this time as well, Capricorn,
so any displays of emotion you may want to ensure are
appropriate for the moment. This may be a time when we reveal
more about ourselves through emotional reactions than we wish
The tenth house also represents the dominant parent and could
indicate some interaction with this parent at this time.
Since career is tied in here, we might also find ourselves
questioning whether our choice of career was to please
ourselves or to inadvertently gain the approval of a parent.
MOON IN ELEVENTH
September 8, 2013
The eleventh house contains friends, professional
organizations, and our hopes, wishes and goals in life. With
the Moon transiting the eleventh house we may find our
emotions coming into play in any of these areas. As always,
Capricorn, watch for inappropriate emotional responses and, as
with all transits of the Moon, this could be an indication
of females or at least one woman playing a larger role in
this area now.
This could be a time of connecting with friends on a deeper
level, Capricorn, and further strengthening the bonds between
us. It could also indicate a time when we are apt to
examine our goals, dreams and objectives to find how to
better make these dreams a reality, or to determine if they
are unrealistic after all.
In any of these areas, Capricorn, as with all lunar transits,
we should watch for emotional responses that stem from our
past and may have little to do with the present situation.
This will almost guarantee an inappropriate response to the
present moment. If this should be the case, do not despair,
Capricorn. As with all transits of the Moon, this can give us
a window into the past so that we can adjust our behavior
and responses to the present moment and free ourselves from
negative response patterns.
MOON IN TWELFTH
September 11, 2013
When the Moon transits the twelfth house we may feel a bit
uneasy and the reason for this can actually be quite
beneficial if we take advantage of it. The twelfth is one of
the houses that symbolizes the subconscious/unconscious mind
as well as where we find characteristics about ourselves that
we tend to repress. Along with the Moon representing the past,
this affords us a great opportunity.
This transit can be used for self-examination of all the
issues we tend to hide from others as well as ourselves. If
we look at these characteristics we can find ways to enable
expression of these traits to our benefit and add more to our
lives. We probably will not feel very sociable at this time,
but that can help us withdraw a bit for the self-examination
that can be so beneficial now. Anything we have lurking in our
subconscious or try to repress has a tendency to trip us up.
With this transit, Capricorn, we may find what these stumbling
blocks are and find more appropriate ways to deal with them.
Relationships with women may be a bit touchy now, Capricorn, but
do not overlook the possibility of a female helping us, in
the role of a confidante, to resolve some of these issues we
come across here.
MOON IN FIRST
September 13, 2013
Whereas the Sun's transit of the first house makes for a
healthy self-centeredness and assessment of our own personal
goals, the Moon's transit of the first house acts on an
emotional level. The Moon's transit of the first house
stimulates us to be emotionally connected to friends and loved
ones but, Capricorn, we must be aware of our underlying motives.
We can be very sympathetic to the needs of others, but can
also be very demanding in an emotional sense. Insecurities may
come into play here and make us feel a bit needy or even a bit
panicky. We all like having a support system, but we must
learn that ultimately our security lies within ourselves.
Be supportive and seek support from others if you feel you
need it at this time, Capricorn, just be sure to balance the
scales. Others want the same support when they are in need,
MOON IN SECOND
September 15, 2013
At this time second house considerations may be tinged with
emotion and we may feel much attached to our possessions. But
more likely, our possessions and income level may be an
attempt to fill some emotional void.
Of course, Capricorn, no one wants to feel financially destitute,
but we should examine the underlying motivation behind
spending and acquisition at this time. What do these
acquisitions represent to us on an unconscious level? This is
not usually a good time to go on an emotional spending spree,
but could be good for finding out what it is we are really
trying to buy with our spending.
SUN IN NINTH
The ninth house includes higher education, the higher courts,
religion, philosophy, ethics, long-distance journeys,
publishing, foreigners and so forth. When the Sun transits the
ninth house, it is these issues that we may expect to be
This could indicate a time when we might consider furthering
our education as well as publishing something we are
knowledgeable about. Journeys undertaken at this time, Capricorn,
are likely to be of good distance and possibly outside the
borders of our native country. These trips, in all likelihood,
will teach us something about other people, cultures and
languages, even if that may not have been our original intent.
This is a good time for learning or deciding to take up the
study of something we find interesting. Dealing with
foreigners may lead to business efforts in the import/export
Religion or metaphysical studies may pique our interest at
this time and we may also have dealings with the law for some
We are inclined to be more active at this time, just as the
third house opposite this house deals with travel but, usually
in the ninth house, over much longer distances. Capricorn, this
is a time to open our minds to what the world around us might
MERCURY IN NINTH
When Mercury transits the ninth house, any or all of the
issues contained here may come to the fore and pique our
interest. This includes higher education, the law, religion,
philosophy, ethics, and foreign countries and their
inhabitants. In-laws are also included in the ninth house.
This could be a time to begin the study of any new interest,
Capricorn. This also tends to aid communication and we are
usually more open to differing viewpoints at this time.
Travel could also come into play now, Capricorn, and often
becomes a learning experience of sorts.
This may have the effect of opening the mind and expanding
our horizons. We can aid this by exposing ourselves to new
subjects and people at this time. We will tend to be more
tolerant now, Capricorn, and this may open new doors for us.
This aids communications with others through publishing as
well; another ninth-house concern.
MERCURY IN TENTH
September 9, 2013
This transit will usually bring career concerns to the
forefront of your mind. This will aid communications with
superiors and may help to lay the foundation for a future
promotion from the groundwork you do now.
If you are self-employed, Capricorn, this might be a good time to
address the public image aspects of the tenth house through
planning advertising campaigns to increase business.
This is also a good time to scrutinize procedures to increase
efficiency, Capricorn, but be careful to avoid the trap of
becoming so bogged down in minutiae that you hinder
productivity. This is the Virgo characteristic of Mercury's
influence that could cause problems at this time. Do not get
so mired in details that you miss the brass ring, Capricorn.
Although we may not see the rewards now, this is an excellent
time to lay the groundwork and plan for future advancement.
VENUS IN TENTH
Venus tends to attract things and people to us, Capricorn, and
with the transit of the tenth house this could prove to be
beneficial in our professional lives. At this time we can
more easily gain the support of superiors and this might
hold us in good stead for promotion.
Romance might enter the picture through our profession in some
way now, Capricorn. With today's climate concerning such
incidents, it would be wise to exercise a bit of caution in
this regard. This could involve an older or more influential
person so be sure you have no ulterior motives where this is
VENUS IN ELEVENTH
September 11, 2013
The eleventh house is considered the house of friends,
professional organizations, and goals and objectives. With the
transit of Venus here, any or all of these areas of our lives
We will most likely be in the mood for socializing with
friends more now, Capricorn. This could be a good time to attend
parties or throw one of our own. Business meetings or
conferences will probably be more harmonious at this time as
well. Through these associations, as well as through our
friends, we may inadvertently find ways to achieve the goals
and objectives we have represented in the eleventh house.
This could indicate becoming romantically involved with
someone that we had only thought of as a friend before, Capricorn,
but now seem to see with new eyes. The same romantic potential
could exist with someone we meet through a professional or
social organization we belong to, or perhaps while attending a
conference of some sort.
MARS IN EIGHTH
This may prove to be a rather explosive transit, at times, for
some people. The reason for this is that this is Pluto’s
natural house and Pluto is symbolic of transformation. This
transformation might take place because of the proclivity of
Mars to engender conflict if expressed in a negative manner.
This intensity is also increased because Mars is the co-ruler
of the sign Scorpio, and Scorpio is the natural sign of the
These clashes with others may come into play where any of the
eighth-house issues are concerned, Capricorn. Sex, for instance,
is an extraordinarily powerful emotional experience and may
raise issues buried in our unconscious at this time, as the
eighth house is associated with the subconscious/unconscious
mind. Examine any conflicts of this sort to be certain you are
responding to the present case rather than some issue from the
past, Capricorn. In this instance, your partner may be able to
aid your transformation and lay the problem to rest.
Jointly-held resources could become a source of conflict,
Capricorn, as could the foolish waste of your assets at this
time. This could be a time to iron out any difficulties along
these lines and to keep spending in check.
Taxes might become an issue, Capricorn, and this does not mean
you will have a problem here. This could be a good time to
check with advisors to find means to reduce your tax bill
legally so that you can keep more of the money you earn.
JUPITER IN SEVENTH
This transit is beneficial to relationships of all types,
including marriage, and it is through these relationships
that we learn with this transit. If we should become
involved in a new relationship now, it might be with a
foreigner, as Jupiter rules the ninth house of foreigners.
This could, however, indicate business as well as marriage.
This is a teamwork transit, Capricorn, which is to say at this
time we are better off working in harmony with others for
a common purpose. The generous spirit of Jupiter aids this
through our willingness to help one another.
All our relationships will tend to run smoothly at this
time. We will tend to favorably impress others and our own
spirit of fairness will likely attract the same from those
we deal with. In business, Capricorn, this could be financially
profitable, but do not overlook details in contracts.
Sometimes with Jupiter we do not want to be bothered with
details and this could prove problematic now.
Where intimate relationships are concerned, if we are
already involved, this is often an indication of greater
harmony between our mate and ourselves. If we should meet
someone new now this could indicate a foreigner, but just
as often this could prove to be someone that broadens our
horizons by changing our viewpoint in some way. Or these
people could do this by affording us opportunities in
relationships or business.
This could be a good time for public relations campaigns,
Capricorn, or for any dealings in court. Also, the open-enemies
represented by this house may be more amenable to peace
offerings now if we should wish to smooth over difficulties
with these people at this time. They tend to realize these
offerings come from a spirit of generosity and are more
inclined to accept such diplomacy now.
SATURN IN ELEVENTH
This house was once ruled by Saturn, but now rulership of this
house is given to Uranus and Saturn is considered to be the
This is the house of groups; professional organizations,
friends, hopes, dreams, goals and objectives. With Saturn's
transit here, Capricorn, we might have to align ourselves with
others in some way. This may involve more responsibilities in
professional organizations, particularly if we were granted
more authority when Saturn transited the tenth house.
Consequently, we may have to rely more on group efforts to
achieve our objectives and share the glory accordingly. This
may not be a time of purely personal achievement for most
If we have not prepared ourselves properly and failed at our
attempts at advancement, this transit may show us that our
dreams may not come to fruition as we had hoped and leave
little doubt that we must try again. Since Saturn takes so
long to transit the chart, for most people this will be a
bitter pill to swallow indeed.
Friendships may be a bit strained now and, as always with
Saturn transits, this may indicate the end of a relationship.
As always, should this prove to be the case, let go of the
relationship and move on. Learn what you can from the
experience and put it to use in other relationships. This may
simply be a case of friends that grew apart during the course
URANUS IN FOURTH
Retrograde July 17 Until December 17, 2013
This transit of Uranus has the potential to be quite
unsettling, for some people. This is because of the tendency
for this to hit us where we live both literally, in a domestic
sense and figuratively, in the psychological sense. We must
remain, as with all transits of Uranus, as flexible and open
to change as possible. Since the fourth house is one of the
houses associated with the subconscious/unconscious mind and
our past, this has the prospect of being rather disturbing.
For some individuals, Capricorn, this is a time of changing residence or
having to do unexpected repairs on our homes. This is also
associated with the endings of relationships as Uranus calls
for freedom and we are possibly unable to salvage an existing
relationship. Although the eighth house is associated with
death, the fourth house is related to our final resting place
in the earth. Accordingly, in more extreme cases, this could
symbolize the loss of a loved one through death.
This is most probably a time of internal turmoil for some
people as what is buried in our unconscious tries to boil its
way to the surface. As with all transits of Uranus, we should
not try to avoid what is trying to break through. To do so
will, in all likelihood, only make the tension worse. Instead,
try to get in touch with the changes you need to make now, and
in this way these changes will be less disruptive. The more we
help these changes the less traumatic they will tend to be.
This may be a troubling time, but if dealt with properly can
also become a time of great liberation.
URANUS RETROGRADE TRANSITS
This is a favorable time to observe the changes in the world
around you and to assess the impact these changes may have
upon you on a personal level. This period of review may help
you to adjust your course if the changes taking place around
you seem to be impeding your progress, or may block it in the
future. Observe and plan for now and postpone any changes
until Uranus turns direct again.
NEPTUNE IN THIRD
Retrograde Until November 13, 2013
Neptune's fog-enshrouded confusion usually shows up with this
transit in the areas of communications, particularly with
neighbors, siblings and other close relatives, our dealings
and interactions with others in our everyday environment and
even in our thinking processes.
It is particularly important, Capricorn, to be as clear as possible in our
communications to avoid misunderstandings in the future. Also,
any business or contract negotiations have to be scrutinized
carefully to avoid misunderstandings as well as to avoid being
swindled, which may always be a possibility with a Neptune
On a more personal level, Capricorn, our thinking processes may undergo a
transformation of sorts and we may begin to question the
ultimate purpose of our being and how this links us to the
collective of humanity. The deeper questions of our existence
may come into our consciousness and we may change our entire
attitude toward life, and our direction in life, as a result
of the questions surfacing in our minds now.
This transit may have a powerful influence on some individuals
where creativity is concerned. This may open doorways to
possibilities in this regard that were previously unknown to
us, or ignored by us as being too impractical. However, Capricorn, be
aware of the line between creativity and self-delusion. The
latter may come into play at this time, too.
NEPTUNE RETROGRADE TRANSITS
This is a time when we are advised to try to tune into our
unconscious mind and examine what we find lying there. Assess
your fears or any illusions you may be laboring under and try
to ground them in reality in order to deal with them more
effectively. Anything that leaves us feeling we are in a state
of confusion should be dealt with also. Assess also if this
may be connected to what is going on in the world around you.
Endeavor to use your energy in a positive and productive
manner and avoid escapism of any sort. Although Neptune is
nebulous, we need to strive for clarity now in order to keep
from deceiving ourselves and to deal with any issues
confronting us in a practical manner.
PLUTO IN FIRST
Retrograde Until September 20, 2013
When Pluto transits the first house, it is our personality
that seems to undergo transformation. This is true in the
sense that our underlying motivations, as to how we present
ourselves to the world, are open for examination. We can now
transform how we present ourselves to the world by dealing
with these impulses, often driven by material stored in our
This transit gives us the opportunity to be more authentically
ourselves and to exercise a bit more conscious control over
how we project ourselves onto the world. This can be a
favorable time to divest ourselves of unwanted baggage that
may be hampering our desires in life. We can bring more
conscious control onto how we come across to others rather
than being so strongly influenced by unconscious motivations.
This may indicate a time of clashes with others, Capricorn, and this may
be particularly true if we try to control others now. We
should stand up for ourselves when necessary, but we should
always keep in mind that the only person we can truly control
is ourselves. Also, we may clash with others now if they are
uncomfortable with this transformation we are undergoing.
Changes of this type can make others uneasy because it may
appear that you are changing into another person and they are
uncertain of how to deal with this new you.
You will be far more inclined now to examine yourself, other
people, and your interactions with them on a far deeper level
than you ever have before. Just keep in mind that this is your
transformation, Capricorn, and you should not foist these changes onto
others just to suit yourself.
PLUTO RETROGRADE TRANSITS
As usual with any retrograde planetary motion, this is a time
to step back and review our endeavors and to reassess what
direction we are taking and just what it is we wish to
accomplish. This is a favorable time to evaluate our progress
toward our goals, but also to determine how these objectives
may benefit others as well. We need to become aware of how we
not only influence our own lives, but the lives of others,
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