Pluto’s last tour of Capricorn – a sign it’s been transiting since 2008 – is arguably the main event. That’s because this influence has brought a lot of restructuring, if not a total dismantling, of the structures, systems, and institutions that societies worldwide have simply outgrown.
For you, specifically, this has impacted you personally – everything from personal growth and development to your look and your sense of identity. In fact, the beginning of 2024 sees a lot of activity building around independent change and pursuits. You may be committing to a new life path as you find continued relief from self-imposed rules and limitations that inadvertently stifled your own progress and evolution. This is especially true if you were dealing with personal setbacks toward the end of 2023.
Money matters, personal finances, and new possessions are highlighted late winter, too, whether renovating your home, asking for higher pay or greater reciprocity in relationships. What’s more, Pluto in Aquarius will ask that you to reconsider your values, building upon what’s important to you now, having undergone an important period personal transformation. You’ll be getting a taste of what this entails throughout most of the year.
Now, as things develop, unfold, or unravel, it is quite possible that you may have to sit with some uncertainty. Neptune’s transit of the sign Pisces has brought a lot of mental fog and ambiguity as you begin to challenge your own thoughts, beliefs, and knowledge. Thankfully, Saturn in Pisces wants you to “make it make sense,” so to speak. Where Neptune is vague, Saturn demands definition. This may see you committing to a new mindset that’s different from what you’ve grown accustomed to, centering mental health and discipline, sharpening your intellect, and being more “kind” with your self-talk.
To be honest, your views and beliefs have changed quite significantly over the years, and this will continue as we enter the first eclipse season of the year. You may recall that we usually get two sets of eclipses every year that come during the winter or spring months, and then again during the summer or fall months. Eclipses come in pairs as a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse, with each one serving as a bookend to new chapters.
A Lunar Eclipse peaks in the sign of Libra first, on March 25. Lunar events bring completions and culminations, and this lunation will affect your career and profession. You may be completing a months-long project at work or ending a long-term tenure at a company or in business.
What’s concludes is almost necessary because of the Solar Eclipse that will peak in the sign of Aries a couple weeks later on April 8. Solar events bring new starts – this eclipse will affect your home and family.
You may be leaving work to go on family leave or relocating to a new home for a new job. It is also possible that work demands prove stressful, motivating you to identify a better work-life balance. Of course, how things play out may be challenging if dealing with difficulties at home that trigger old wounds. This may be exacerbated as Mercury stations retrograde in between eclipses beginning April 2.
A retrograde planet gives the optical illusion of orbiting the almighty Sun backwards, which can often bring delays, slowdowns, and assessments. In the sign of Aries, there may be back-and-forth with family and loved ones if navigating domestic and career change. This could also be interpreted as delays with a home office renovation, or disagreements with loved ones. So, allow a process to unfold, Sea Goat. Things will resolve after Mercury stations direct (i.e., moves forward again) on April 26, and most likely in your favor. Energy from the eclipses will last into the fall season.
The rest of spring sees increased activity around fun, joy, children, and recreation! With Jupiter and Uranus (and a bevy of otherplanets) transiting the sign of Taurus most of May, you may very well be navigating parenthood, immersed in a serious romantic link, or focused on creative endeavors that lead to professional recognition. Interestingly, daily affairs will increase, too, contributing to busy days once Jupiter enters the sign of Gemini.
The biggest planet in our solar system expands whatever it touches; for you, this involves ongoing chores, tasks, and responsibilities. Your lifestyle is up for some “spring cleaning,” Capricorn, whether becoming a pet parent, changing your role in an office, or trying new health and fitness regimens. Meanwhile, relationships feature entering the summer, as well as growing commitments and investments. You may be forging a business partnership or solidifying a romantic connection.
The last few weeks of summer bring increased activity to travel and new adventures. You may be planning a destination wedding, enrolled in a certification program, or considering new worldviews. However, Mercury will station retrograde again in the sign of Virgo from August 5 through August 29 bringing delays. Travel documents may need additional processing. Application documents may go missing. Vendors at a wedding overseas may fall through; these matters move forward in September.
Now, the fall sees a surge of energy return on the career front, which coincides with the second pair of eclipses; a lunar event peaks on September 17 in the sign of Pisces, and a solar event peaks on October 2 in the sign of Libra. These lunations will be important; you may be agreeing to a new contract at work, or completing a program that leads to professional opportunities.
The planet Neptune will link up to the Sun and the Moon during the Pisces eclipse, which could bring a revelatory moment, or disillusionment, depending on how clearly you are seeing a situation. Ongoing talks and discussions may be necessary for clarity before you can agree to a work contract. You may also need additional credits or a “re-certification” in order to qualify for a career opportunity. Be sure to communicate your expectations and ask questions so that you don’t get duped, Capricorn. FYI, energy from these eclipses will continue into 2025.
The rest of fall brings momentum in these areas, along with networking, social engagements, and time spent with friends before you begin to run out of steam after a busy year-to-date. You may be reaching a low period that demands rest and seclusion. Furthermore, Mercury will retrograde one last time in the sign of Sagittarius instigating internal dialogues. You may be in deep reflection about the direction you wish to take during your next solar return, and also a bit uncertain. Such contemplation begins around Thanksgiving and clarity comes by the close of the year.
And what an “end-of-year” it will be! Warrior planet Mars will station retrograde on December 7 – a once-every-two-year event. Unlike Mercury, Mars retrogrades bring blocked actions and thwarted efforts that can be frustrating. This will primarily affect relationships and important commitments.
If entering a new business partnership or considering a divestment from a current partnership, these matters will not resolve until the spring of next year after Mars stations direct on February 24, 2025. A brick-and-mortar business may take time to expand; divorce proceedings may take months to finalize; you, personally, may need time to work through fears of intimacy and vulnerabilities involving close relationships in a therapy setting. The only way to navigate this will be to redirect your energy, or to wait it out, Capricorn. The end of 2024 will be an important lesson on patience.
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