Our accountability sign known as The Goat in the zodiac skies of Capricorn is getting plenty of attention over the past week. With our most outer planet Pluto having turned Retrograde upon 24 April, one more outer planet celestial visitor of Saturn joins in the Capricorn reflection party 29 April.
While the very word “Retrograde” -especially when attached to inner planet Mercury- alarms most people who are aware of the upsets and rerouting energy it typically unfolds, it is wise to understand the difference of any inner and outer planet backtracking requests. No matter what planet is retrograding, reflective and contemplative action is at our fingertips.
As Mercury Retrogrades frequently reoccur around 3-4 times per year for 21 days, outer planet Retrogrades only occur yearly (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto), anywhere from 4 to a little over 5 months at a time. If you are familiar with Mercury Retrograde, you already know there are plenty of those do’s and don’ts “Rx rules” that apply to it due to it’s proximity to the earth, casting off much stronger energetic affects for us to navigate.
Equally, there are very few times when no planets in our zodiac skies are in Retrograde motion, coined as All Planets Direct Motion, which has already graced us in 2019. As we close out the remainder of this year, one if not up to five planets will be retrograde at varying times.
Let’s get back to Pluto and Saturn, who are the focus of this conversation.
The next 5 months unfold plenty of reworking and “interesting events” in our worldly affairs concerning authority, power, wealth, banking and leadership upon the entire planet. Equally, wherever Capricorn is placed in your natal astrology chart, will also see this reflective and correction period story play out on a personal level via your current forecast.
Pluto Retrogrades from 23 degrees back to 20 degrees Capricorn by 03 October.
Pluto is our big power hitter -as small as he may be- to bring ultimate transformation, regeneration, change and intense shifts to unfold through the channels of rebirth. Within Capricorn where he has been transiting since 27 January 2008, the stimulation of ambition, persistence, efficiency, conservatism, materialism and organizing executive ability have all been on the radar. There is an obsession for recognition that unfolds, yet this is accompanied by a compelling need for self-discipline in order to successfully do so. Until January of 2024, this long-term cycle is at work wherever Capricorn affects the personal life.
Saturn Retrograde from 20 degrees back to 13 degrees Capricorn by 18 September.
Saturn is our karmic redeemer- as challenging as his lessons may ever be- to take ultimate responsibility, rise up to authority, become accountable, and reset the structure that may be out of place. There is diligent work to be done, and it must be done right. Within Capricorn where he has been transiting since 19 December 2017, the striving to develop self-control, organizing ability, integrity, and rightful effort all have been on the radar. There is a need to cultivate perseverance and the will to serve, yet this can be blocked back lack of confidence and originality. However removing the fear of going unrewarded grants the ambition to be successful through this time, knowing patience is the virtue to see all matters through to fruition. Until 17 December 2020, this long-term cycle is at work wherever Capricorn affects the personal life.
Under Retrograde, as both Pluto and Saturn take their reflective turn for 2019 simultaneously, there is an undeniable request to understand the slowing down and deeper concentration the Capricorn area of our life will require until the early Autumn. Once again, unlike Mercury Retrograde, outer planet retrogrades do not have the same “rules of thumb” as their backtracking affects are felt on a more subconscious level. Yet, what one really needs to know is, what is it that may challenge me during these months ahead? Moreover, where am I meant to honor a subtle cast of reflection, and understand there is a correction period going on?
Your Personal Forecast contains all of the guidance and answers you need to become acquainted with how Capricorn seeks to work with you.
Capricorn is also under our Eclipse microscope during 2019. We saw a Solar Eclipse/New Moon here upon 05 January, seeking for us to reign in new beginnings from this area of life for up to a year, “Our Duty to Heal Materialism Intuitively.” Summer 2019’s Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon will also fall here 16 July (during the year’s 2nd Mercury Retrograde), revealing a powerful cleansing and clearing period through the holidays as this Eclipse is very involved with Pluto Retrograde. Just after Christmas, 26 December’s Solar Eclipse will also draw in more new beginnings to unfold from this very same area of the life where the already ongoing work must continue to be done only with integrity and ultimate responsibility, will remain undoubtedly and undeniably required. By this point in time, the reinvention of this area of the life will be fully set into motion.
In other words, your Capricorn area of life is in a serious passage of readjustment. The most profound work to restructure, tear down the old foundation and build a new one is in full play during 2019. If you are not personally responsible to this, well, astrology is here to tell you that you will have a many lessons to keep learning. Life will appear harder than it has to be if you avoid the soul work to be done.
The good news is, with patience, integrity and wisdom at your side, you will find there are absolutely amazing rewards you will harvest. Things you have perhaps been waiting to change in your life for a very long time.
The question is, are you ready to take action to turn around your responsibility in Capricorn? This is the calling of 2019, Being Reachable & Teachable. What are you going to learn from the experience?