From December 20th, 2022, to May 16th, 2023, Jupiter moves through Aries, where it won’t return to again until 2034. As expansive Jupiter gives us an energetic boost till May, courage and go-getting traits are most rewarding. In our personal and professional lives we can up the intensity on personal freedom, honesty, transparency, and success. Some of us can feel considerably more confident in our ability to be independent, and this can test relationships, while other relationships can benefit from the attitude that the past should be left behind us. However, getting in touch with what we need independently can ultimately strengthen us and any relationships we may have. We could very well see more breakups and endings than usual happening over themes of courage, honesty, directness, and independence (or lack of). Jupiter encourages us to make our own opportunities, to believe in ourselves, and to take charge of our lives — for success going forward, we need to especially put ourselves first for the next 5 months. Helping to taper the entry of Jupiter’s initial enthusiasm however, will be the Sun entering Capricorn on December 21st, also Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year makes life a little chilly as the sun enters the stoic sign. For the next 4 weeks, we will be incessantly motivated by ambition, prestige, and tangible results. Aiding to the aiming of structure building action, is the New Moon in Capricorn on the 23rd, accompanied by Chiron stationing Direct in Aries after a 5 month retrograde. Chiron is supporting you in healing on your own terms, trusting yourself more, releasing any harsh self-imposed expectations, and seeing that you’re not alone. Now, we can focus on practical and attainable long-term goals, work on developing maturity and common sense, prepare for the future, make commitments and recognize responsibilities, and nurture our dreams in a realistic manner. One of Capricorn’s “lessons” is acceptance of the concept that reasonable boundaries and rules actually do offer us freedom - freedom from worry and chaos, for example. Setting goals for ourselves allows us to focus on what really matters.
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