Less is More as Jupiter and Venus Move through Capricorn

The Astrology

  • The Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Aquarius are cooperative components in today’s events.
  • Jupiter is in the last degree of Sagittarius, one of the two signs it manages. It moves into Capricorn tomorrow, from where it will continue in its role as ambassador and benefactor, but with a Capricorn/Saturn twist.
  • Saturn (a stern minimalist) has management of both planets that represent benefits: Venus (planet that attracts through strong desire, increases abundance) and Jupiter (planet that strengthens and increases whatever it comes in contact with, beneficial, magnanimous). Venus will remain under Saturn’s influence through mid-January, when it moves into Pisces. Even then, Saturn will continue to some influence in Venus-related affairs, because Jupiter (the ruler/manager of Pisces) is in Capricorn.

The Vibe is LESS IS MORE

Desire for pleasure and abundance accompanied a spirit of goodwill and generosity over the past several weeks. If you were one of the people who allowed yourself to receive what you desired, then you most likely benefited from the magnanimous spirit of others. The payoffs may or may not have been monetary. Maybe you desired new friends, improved relationships, more free time, a better attitude. Everyone wants different things. Look at what has manifested in your life recently. If it matches what you desired, then you’re letting what you want in. You DO have to let it in, though, because no one can make you accept something.

The holiday shopping season is underway and both you and merchants have felt the recent influence of the Sun, Venus, and Jupiter in Sagittarius. The energy that fueled optimism is changing, though. I don’t have a crystal ball and I don’t have any inside information about expected shopping trends. I do believe merchants are expecting good profits, though, based on the happy, expansive influence of important planets in Sagittarius that was dominant. They’ll get what they want IF they’re selling what you want to buy. With both Venus and Jupiter now under the influence of Saturn in Capricorn, a stern minimalist, you may notice that you’re less impulsive and quality may be more important to you than quantity. Less can be more satisfying.

The less is more attitude can be felt and experienced in any area of your life. You may have fewer friends, but enjoy better relationships with those who remain friends. You may clear clutter in your home and enjoy more open space. You may work fewer hours and enjoy more time alone. What you do is up to you.

Today’s Haiku

By Jove we expand.
By Infortune we contract.
Sol is life and love.

Light and Dark Need Each Other

The Astrology

  • The New Crescent Moon is in Mars-managed Scorpio for the next two days.
  • The Sun, Venus, and Mercury in Venus-managed Libra continue to prompt inquiries into what is needed or wanted in all types of relationships.
  • Mars is finishing its transit of Mercury-managed earthy Virgo.
  • Jupiter in Sagittarius spreads hope.
  • Saturn in rocky Capricorn draws attention to the foundations and structures of what is building.

The Vibe is YIN YANG

Yin Yang

The concepts of dualism, of opposing contrary forces, as well as that of complimentary energy and interdependence are contained in the yin and yang symbol. It reminds us that neither light nor dark can exist without its opposite. Less obvious, but equally important in this symbol, is the message that in our universe, things are constantly seeking new balance. The planets in light and airy Libra and those in earthy Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus clearly show us that strife can coexist with harmony, anger with peace, sadness with joy, lies with truth.

From the Tao Te Ching

When people see things as beautiful,
ugliness is created.
When people see things as good,
evil is created.
Being and non-being produce each other.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low oppose each other.
Fore and aft follow each other.