Improving the Rules and Increasing Material Well-Being
While Jupiter transits Capricorn, from 3 December 2019 to 18 December 2020, the energy associated with Capricorn is likely to become more accentuated in our lives, which means visions of improved wealth, status and material security are likely to abound both personally and globally during this period. There will be a search for better ways to organise our lives and society in general, a quest for greater responsibility in public duty, as well as improved morality in those who govern and the laws we live by.
Capricorn is an Earth sign, and very much linked to our physical and material life and the structures and organisation that are needed to ensure material well-being. Its symbol is the Goat and if you think of the hardy mountain goat who, through its careful surefootedness, steadily makes its way to the top of the mountain, despite how craggy and difficult the going might be, this is an apt metaphor for how Capricorn operates. Capricorn is an ambitious sign, wanting to get to the top, and achieves this by being cautious, practical and organised and by having the perseverance to see things through however difficult the going gets. Capricorn also represents the ‘Father’ the one who provides for, rules and protects his family, or in a group sense ‘The Elders’ – the older, wise ones, who because of the maturity and wisdom they have gained through experience, decide, structure and govern their communities.
Jupiter is the Planet of Expansion, Improvement and Opportunity, so this is a time to expand horizons in earthly, material matters, and to go beyond what is already familiar and invest in something important for the future. Jupiter is also the planet of good luck and good fortune so opportunities should come our way that allow us to expand and improve ourselves and to find greater fulfillment.
This is a time to ground what is key for the future, perhaps to increase resources, to get a better career, gain promotion and greater status or take off on some new business venture. It may involve learning a new skill or a better system, or exploring new procedures and structures to improve the way things are run. We may want to gain assets or a new source of income to improve our position in society. We may take on a new responsibility or make a major investment in something important and solid that provides a better grounding in life. This is a time to reap the rewards of past hard work, so success should come from anything you have been working hard towards. It is a time that will benefit those who are mature, however old, those who have learned from experience and have used this wisdom to improve life. And an increase in wealth, status and respect for those who have truly earned it!
We can benefit during this time by cultivating and using Capricorn’s skills and qualities, such as perseverance, reliability, practicality, level-headedness, common-sense, logic and careful calculation. And we can achieve our ambitions by developing self-discipline and responsibility and the ability to organise and structure our lives, to open to new experiences and to explore other ways to gain in the material and physical world.
We can benefit from opening up to a wiser understanding of the material world, and the laws, hierarchies and structures of government, law and business that determine the way we live. We may be inspired to learn more about duty and responsibility, to determine what is right and wrong, Anything which encourages us to create new rules, structures or organisation in order to realise and manifest our visions of a better world in an earthly practical way should be of great benefit to us and our future.
We should all have the opportunity to develop and grow by looking at where our responsibilities lie, for ourselves, for others and for the wider society in which we live. We may experience situations that give us the opportunity to look at where we have been lazy or undisciplined, or have neglected our duties or have been wasteful. So watch out for any such opportunities, though they may come in the form of challenges, as they are there to prompt us to cultivate the Elder within ourselves, to make us more aware so that we can develop new, wiser ways to organise ourselves in order to increase and improve material well-being, for ourselves and others.
So situations are likely to abound this year that make us question “What should I be doing?” “Which rules should I comply with?” “Where do my duties lie?” so we may be learning where our rules have been lacking or unwise in the past, both personally and on a societal level.
This is a year to improve the rules by which we govern ourselves and to bring more morality and wisdom into the organisations and institutions, which form the foundation for our lives. So look out for the opportunities whereby you can be involved in creating better ways to organise and protect what is morally right. On a societal level this may mean improving the rules and structure of government, the justice system, security and policing and all organisations and institutions that act as a ‘Father’ to us. On a personal level this is the way we run our own private lives; the rules we use in our everyday lives, how we structure our day, week or year, what we think we should and shouldn’t do; how we raise our kids, care for our family, manage our finances, operate at work, do the housekeeping etc. We all have a system, our personal rules which may come into question in order to be improved during this time. Are you doing as you really think you should according to your own view of what is right or wrong? You’ll know if you are because you’ll feel great and proud of yourself!
If you can remember what was happening in your life the last times Jupiter transited Capricorn ie 18 Dec 2007 – 5 Jan 2009, 4 Jan 1996 – 21 Jan 1997 and 20 Jan 1984 – 6 Feb 1985, you may see a pattern. How were your horizons broadened during those periods? What kind of new expansion and learning became important for your future? The answers will give you an idea of what is in store for you during the forthcoming year. Though this time you should have greater wisdom and confidence to make the most of it!
RISING SIGN, SUN & MOON IN CAPRICORN If your Rising Sign, Sun or Moon is in Capricorn, then you especially can look forward to a time of great progress and change during the forthcoming year, with your confidence boosted and your horizons widened. Your inherent Capricorn abilities and skills are likely to come to the fore and bring you great rewards, so that you achieve your ambitions and succeed in terms of your wealth, status and role in society.
With your natal Sun in Capricorn your sense of success and recognition can make you feel very proud of who you are. You are likely to feel greatly energised with your creative juices flowing and life filled with joy and fun.
With Capricorn Rising, you may feel like you are emerging from an unreal, surreal time, where you have felt isolated or hidden in some way, as though you are emerging from a weird dream and now setting off on a totally new phase of life, and have your bags packed and ready for the rise to the top! You may have visions of a new business or career, or plans of how to totally re-structure your life in order to increase your wealth and status, and this is a time to start putting your plans into action.
With your natal Moon in Capricorn you are likely to experience great improvements in your home and family life, investing in a bigger, better home, or somewhere much further away to live, or an increase in the family, perhaps a new pregnancy.
When Jupiter was previously in Capricorn, you will experience during this forthcoming year what is known astrologically as Jupiter’s Return. This is a time associated with a strong urge for freedom and expansion, when you will want to improve yourself and explore and experience some new area of life, when new horizons open up to you and a new phase of your life begins. There can be a great feeling of progress and improvement in your life, a faith in the future, and a strong sense of going up in the world!