Capricorn the Goat in 2006
Focus on Money
Saturn, your life-ruler, leads the way in 2006 with a focus on money as he begins the year in Leo. Travelling in your solar eighth house, the bigger picture of finance will be the feature. Investment, credit arrangements, the mortgage and any joint holdings will be up for review and re-evaluation. You may want to do more, Capricorn, to get more (or get what you already have to do something
different!). You may shed old obligations or joint dealings and move into new ones in 2006. Long term goals will feature. There will be dealings with experienced financial people. There may be landmark changes with family finance or the family constellation, especially involving older people. There may be money from inheritances or trusts.
However, while Saturn is in Leo, Chiron the wounded healer is in Aquarius, testing the measurer of effort with a series of oppositions that began when they were in Cancer and Capricorn respectively. Thus, along with an increased desire or need for money, you will have to learn how to handle it well with personal spending. The old adage, 'take care of the pennies and the pounds take care of
themselves' should be your guide, especially in Mar and Aug. Increase your skills in money management.
At a deeper level, with Saturn in Leo, some of you may become 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. With Saturn in the eighth house that rules other people's values and Chiron in the second house that rules the personal value system, you may go
through a shift over time as to what you think is important. You may swing away from current obligations to a simpler life or you may opt for complex dealings that can profit from the financial climate. Somewhere along the line, you may need to review why you want what you want instead of just pursuing things at one level or another because it's what everyone does. You may come to the simple view
that, if you can look after what's yours, you're in a stronger position, even if you seem to have less than others or less than what's possible.
With Jupiter in Scorpio, you can open new vistas or bring new friends and associates into your life, ones that will bring fresh ideas or insight. You may feel more gregarious, taking a renewed interest in friendship, forming new associations or renewing old ones. You may pursue your goals with vigour and intensity. You may teach or learn during this transit. You may form potent new connections
with groups or begin new joint endeavours. New contacts may lead you to success. Some of you will be recognized for the work you do. You may seek a deeper understanding of the mysteries of life and death.
On Nov 24th, Jupiter moves to Sagittarius and your solar twelfth house. You may be drawn to a search for truth. You may study to increase the parameters of your knowledge. You may travel to open doors. You may withdraw from outward activity to pursue an inner life or the discipline of learning or self-development. You may follow a secret plan of some kind. Creative or spiritual activities or
development may feature. Matters from the past may come to light to be resolved or understood. Events in the wider world may have a profound effect on your spiritual life.
Love and Money
Venus the goddess begins the year in reverse motion in Aquarius. Review money practices. You may incur unexpected expenses. Changes in relationships may alter your spending patterns. You may have change in a close relationship because of money. A change with money may alter a close relationship. Changes with money or finances may lead to personal change, as you alter the way you live and
relate. You may start the year by having to deal with old or outstanding matters. People with whom you have had past obligations, either emotionally or financially, may re-enter life for renewal or resolution.
A Grand Cross, in the fixed signs of Taurus and Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius, guides you into New Year. This is a 'go for it' year with both love and money. Some of you will want to play, speculate, have adventures or find romance. But will you have the funds to do so? Some will want to work hard and accumulate, putting everything aside for the important achievements. But what are you working for
if there's no enjoyment in life? Some will want a change of lifestyle that may see a shift in living standards or life direction. Are you going for what really makes you happy? Some will want to dive deep, take risks, living at the sharp end or on the edge. But how will you relax? The answer to each question is contained in the nature of the others. It will be most important for you to keep a
balance between all the aspects of your life to find the fulfilment you're seeking. Married or single, success, romance, lifestyle and the quest are the joint themes by which you can transform your lives. Work to keep a balance, but don't be half-hearted in your efforts. If you're going to do it, give it everything.
Home and Family
As the Lunar Nodes are in Aries and Libra as the year begins, communications and contacts that involve home, family and domestic situation will remain in focus till the third week of June. The Aries Solar Eclipse on Mar 29th may mark a departure or a point of change. With warrior Mars in Taurus at the start, children may feature strongly, especially males. A newborn may change the pattern of
life and spending. There may be change or difficulty with a male or a firstborn, especially as they set out on their own or try get a sense of independence. New ventures, lifestyle activities or creative projects may alter your home life. From Jun 22nd, the Lunar Nodes move to Pisces and Virgo, shifting the focus to study, travel, business ideas, communications and a more diverse range of
activities. Dealings with siblings and neighbours may feature.
Work and Health
When the Lunar Nodes move into Pisces and Virgo, they do so in tension with Pluto, god of the underworld. This tension will culminate in an exact square in the month of Oct. While the Nodes are in your houses of travel and communications (Uranus is doing his revolutionary work in the third), the square from Pluto brings your solar twelfth house into the pattern of things. There may be changes,
breaks or endings with regard to travel, work or communications. Overseas plans or links may feature. You may fall out of contact with connections that have been part of working life. There may be an unexpected severance in business dealings or general communications. 'Out of the blue' events affect the pattern or direction of daily life. Unexpected changes with work or health may change your
daily routines. The period from the last week of June will show a marked increase in busyness or activity but may be to some degree unstable at times. You will need to think on your feet and make speedy adjustments. Travel or communications may play a greater part in working life. Sep, Oct and Dec may be intense and changeable with for work or daily life.
In the overall, money matters are in focus and you will be working either to accumulate money or to alter your relationship with it in accordance with your needs. But different paths may call different Goats this year. Uranus and Jupiter sail the seas of Pisces and Scorpio, opening the doors of communication and friendship or personal success, bringing startling results or changes. For some,
business, new contacts or ideas and movement towards either individual or collective aims and goals will be in the frame. This can be a time of realization, the fulfilment of long held hopes or wishes. Others may be diverted from the tried and true path to explore foreign climes, either inner or outer. Some may decide to explore new knowledge or territories where the lives of others may be
changed as a result of events or changes in the bigger picture. For some, the sky's the limit. For others, a new door opens. Whichever way you choose, follow your heart.
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 turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, squaring Pluto, underworld lord, as he does so. Communications will trouble, whether it's people, arrangements or the necessary devices, you may be reduced to confusion or dogged by the unexpected. You can avoid some misunderstandings by being clear and double-checking. Even so, you may have to just go with the flow or fit in as best you can.
There may be unexpected developments or changes with siblings or neighbours. You may review ideas about business, travel or travel arrangements. Local travel may be subject to delay. This cycle ends on Mar 26th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on Jul 5th, in range of a T-square with Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. You may undertake a review of finances, especially joint holdings or credit arrangements. There may be an unexpected development with financial needs. If there's pressure in one area already, it may pop up in another, necessitating a juggling act. You may have to deal with people in finance or
the money market. You may need to review or discuss issues of intimacy or intimate involvement. Something hidden may come to light with either love or with money. This cycle ends on Jul 30th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, in a conjunction with Jupiter. There may be breaks or changes with friends. There may be a disagreement or a departure in your circle. This may be over money or it may be to do with a clash of attitudes or beliefs. You may review your goals or the dreams you're chasing. You may come to the end of the road or a new beginning with something. You
may experience a realization or a change of heart about what's important in life. Dealings with groups may be tricky or changeable. This cycle ends on Nov 18th.
There is no New Moon in your sign this year as one falls on New Year's Eve of 2005. Your Full Moon comes on Jul 11th while Mercury is retrograde, Jupiter squares Chiron and Venus opposes Pluto. There will be intense encounters or dealings with partners or close associates. Issues of money or intimacy may feature and you may have a lot to talk about with someone close. You may be separated from
someone close. A partner or associate may be distressed or going through a significant change. You may learn how they actually feel on an important matter or issue. You may simply need to review partnership matters and make new arrangements.
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.
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Virgo. Communications or travel may suffer an interruption or end of cycle, especially where overseas links are concerned. Activities such as study, legal dealings or contact with in-laws may be subject to change. Someone in one of these areas, especially a female, may pass from the picture.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Aries. There may be a change or an end with an emotional or domestic cycle. A family member may depart. There may be a change with the home itself. An activity centred in the home may end or be interrupted.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces. Contact with an associate may be interrupted or come to an end. A female may be involved. There may be changes with travel schedules or arrangements. There may be a change or an end in dealings with siblings or neighbours.
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo. Travel plans or overseas connections may be subject to interruption or change. A female or a family situation may feature. Legal dealings or study may be affected by an end, an interruption or a departure. There may be a change with contacts or connections regarding in-laws.