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.

Dream Big: August 11-12 Forecast

The Astrology

The Moon in Capricorn will meet up with Saturn in its own sign August 11-12. The Moon in Saturn’s home responds to Saturn’s orderly regimen and is sensitive to Uranus’ (in Taurus) encouragment toward personal freedom and self-direction. With the Moon, Saturn, and Uranus in the earth signs Taurus and Capricorn, down to earth, practical, reliable, and conservative qualities are emphasized. The Sun, always the creative life force, is assisted by Venus. Venus in the Sun’s home attracts whatever is wanted while Mars is empowered by the Leo Sun and directing its creative, passionate energy. The Leo planets and Capricorn planets are not inclined toward each other, so the fiery energy is not in sync with the earthy energy. The fire energy is dominate through August 21, when the Sun joins Venus, and Mars in Virgo, an earth sign.

The Vibe “DREAM BIG”

You may feel inspired to design and/or create something that’s quite different. It could be a new career, a home, a business, or something more immediate, like a garden. The desire to create, build, expand, explore is universal. What is created is always unique and personal for you. Hold onto the thoughts you’re having. Let yourself daydream about whatever it is you want to do until your dream(s) can gather momentum. There’s no real hurry. You can feel a lot of pleasure and enjoyment in the dreaming stage.

Today’s Haiku

Daydreaming becomes
Opportunities to transform
Play to gather life.