Horoscopes for Sun in Capricorn / Mercury Retrograde 12/19 - 12/25

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Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising

Petting a horse’s face. You are ready to leap forward and take on the world. Notice that it is important to nurture yourself in the process. You must be gentle with yourself. You must shine love on yourself. Love yourself the most. This combination of ambition and gentleness will prove to be unstoppable. Regarding which area of your life do you need to speak to yourself more kindly? Where are you being hard on yourself? It’s a mistake to believe that you need to be hard on yourself in order to be successful. At the end of the week, it may be time to shake up some old feelings around family or home. Core beliefs are ready to shift. You’ll feel supported enough to make foundational changes.

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
Jumping and playing in a pile of leaves. There is a sense of exhilaration in this moment. And there is also a sense of going over the edge. Is that idea scary? Or is it freeing? What happens if you jump in the pile of leaves and then disappear down the hidden rabbit hole into Wonderland? Who is in control then? In this moment, you have so much power in your creativity and in your ability to connect with your emotions and intuition. The only thing that could possibly get in your way is your ego. You might have to let everything go so that you can grow. Your horoscope this week suggests that you should follow your pure joy. Don’t try to control where it takes you.

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Homemade lasagne. Receiving nourishment from the ultimate comfort food. Your astrological focus this week is on social progress. Such a simple symbol (comfort food) for such a heavy theme (the future of human evolution.) What can it mean? It means that change starts with you. Your well-being. Your healing. Your internal stability. Really dig into this idea. You are linked into a web of people, and your vibration affects and is affected by everyone else’s. It’s up to you to learn how to hold the higher vibration of compassion so that you are part of the solution and not the problem. This requires a high level of awareness that can only come from true self-care. Meditation is your action step to get there.

Aries :: Aries Rising
Pounding clay into shapes. Molding. Forming. Building. What does it mean to “author your life?” You are the authority. You are the sculptor. There may be extra pressure right now to be successful or ambitious in your career. It could be that things start to come together and it’s easier to see what you have accomplished in your work.This is an optimal time to focus on what you are building. Keep pounding away at the clay. Make sure you are planning and designing as well. Your work should be in complete alignment with who you are. If that idea is overwhelming or seems impossible, it’s time to go back to that statement about being the “author of your life.” Think about your stories for why you can’t have alignment. Challenge them. Make sure that you are building something that matches your vision.

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
An elephant lifting it’s trunk. The elephant is one of the best protectors of the spirit animal realm. When she comes into the picture, she’s probably there because she’s got your back. And then, there’s some jubilance in her gesture when she lifts her trunk. Feel supported and jubilant. With this powerhouse at your back, how far can you go? It’s time to expand and reach for a better philosophy. You are ready to install a new operating system. You are doing so because this ain’t no time to be stagnant. Here’s the summary: Know that you are supported. Get excited. Actively seek out higher wisdom that will support further growth.

Gemini :: Gemini Rising
Hugging a skunk. This is your time to get close to what frightens you. And then move past it. You may be so used to your limitations that they provide false comfort. No more. You are ready to burn them all up. How? Start turning over the stones in your psyche to see what lies underneath. Whenever you get triggered or feel yourself compulsively reaching for something, bravely ask yourself what lies underneath that habitual reaction. Make space for the emotions that reveal themselves, even if they don’t feel fun. It’s time to hold the unseemly, messy emotions close to your heart and get very friendly with them. It’s time to make your way through the stages of grief until you arrive at acceptance.

Cancer :: Cancer Rising
Many flowers opening at once. You are opening your abilities to love and create harmony. How does it feel to open? Is it a little bit vulnerable? Don’t be afraid of being vulnerable. The more vulnerable you are, the better your conversations will be. You’ve got nothing to lose. The old ways of self-protection won’t work anymore. You can’t stay tightly bound up in a flower bud. Your season has come. It’s time to connect. It’s time to open up to healthy relationships. You can be vulnerable and still be shielded from harm. The key is to know your boundaries. And to be able to honestly communicate them. In summary: now is the time to know yourself and open up to communication even when it’s hard.

Leo :: Leo Rising
In prayer at the top of the mountain. There is a sense here that you must get it right. Exactitude is your focus. Your astrology shows that you want to fine-tune your daily habits and become a productivity guru. This may be so, but your symbol suggests that you are seeking spiritual expansion as well. So maybe the way around is through. Use the present moment (the now) to bring you closer to spiritual truth by focusing on your breathing and your inner being. Make meditation and yoga your best friends. Mindfulness practices will allow you the focus that you seek.

Virgo :: Virgo Rising
The penguin tends the egg. An embryo of creative potential needs careful tending. Your mission is to share your creative light. Even if it’s hard. Even if it’s messy. The penguin spirit animal reminds you that you are adaptive and that there is underlying order in chaos. Be creative. Find an outlet. You’ve got some part of your psyche that you are ready to share. Maybe it’s time for a little recognition too. Create a little chaos in your life by thrusting yourself out into the spotlight. It’s time to shine.

Libra :: Libra Rising
Going around the loop-de-loop in a roller coaster. You are ready for an upheaval. Move fast and turn yourself upside down. But. And. You’ve got to be supported while you do this. It’s no good to throw yourself into a spin if your wheels aren’t fastened tightly to the tracks. Or if your engine isn’t primed to keep you moving at the minimum speed necessary for centrifugal force to kick in. So you need support. Aka emotional security. And you need more speed. And you need to shake things up. Well, go on out there and get those needs met. Sometimes, we have to begin by simply asking for help. Get creative. There is always another solution. Make an innovation as darling as a roller coaster. It’s time for change.

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
Walking down a slope into an underground chamber, while carrying a torch. As usual, you are going deep. The chamber you are entering is the chamber of the mind. How are your beliefs fueling your emotions and actions? It’s time for the connections to become clear. More awareness. More consciousness. In the symbol, you are carrying a torch. This means that a thought pattern is primed to become illuminated. Get ready because illumination isn’t always easy. Remember that old adage, ignorance is bliss? Well, illumination might be hard for a moment, but in the long run it’s way better than ignorance. Unconsciousness is a disaster. You are ready to get self-actualized, and the process of paying attention to your thought patterns will help.

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
Peering through a crystal magnifying glass. Analyze your relationship to money, self-worth and security. This analysis will take you down a conceptual path that will lead you to the true nature of reality. The crystal magnifying glass symbolizes that you are determined to make some progress and be organized about your approach. You’ve got to know that you are worthy. You’ve got to really see your true worth. This idea, in it’s essence, will solve all of your problems. It will give you basic security. Is your worth something that you think you have to prove to yourself? If it is, how will you do that? How do you measure your worth? Or maybe you have determined that you are worthy just as you are. If so, congratulations. That is the road to peace and abundance. Just keep reminding yourself of it. Keep peering through the magnifying glass at your true, inherent worth. It is there in it’s infinite perfection.