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.

I Want It My Way (Everyone Else Does Too)

The Astrology

  • The Moon is Full in Taurus today and opposing the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio.
  • The Sun and Mercury in Scorpio make a sextile to Saturn in Capricorn.
  • The Moon in Taurus makes a trine to Saturn.


The Taurus Full Moon reflects the light from the Sun in Scorpio Tuesday. Real-world concerns, responsibilities, boundaries, and value are touchstones that may coincide with you wanting more security in some area of your life (relationships, at home or work, etc.). Adding insurance, improving your transportation, investing in some kind of security (jewelry, financial, online, etc.), buying new clothes or outerwear are also expressions of the Taurus/Scorpio energy. Conversations may be more subjective than usual. It’s easier Wednesday – Friday, after the Moon moves into Gemini, to be objective.

Today’s Haiku

Share a point of view
While heart and mind do combine
Under nighttime light.

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