Tradition and Transformation: Capricorn Season Forecast

That Astrologer, Fairlie Theta
7 min readDec 19, 2021
Jack Gaughan

Capricorn always arrives with a sense of gravity. It’s to be expected from the sign of Cardinal Earth and like the rocky terrain it represents we’re thrust into mapping and strategizing the path before us. It’s no surprise that our modern New Year falls within the sign’s domain, ruling both the resolutions we make and the commitment with which we meet them on the other side of January 1st.

But Capricorn values process, and it insists that things are taken care of. Loose ends must be tied before new threads are taken up. And this season comes with many frays…

The Sun officially arrives in Capricorn on the 21st during the last few hours of a Cancer Moon in direct opposition to Pluto and Venus, now in retrograde. It’s a soft unsettling, a quiet dis-ease, but the Sun’s ingress is a call to action. Receptivity has not gotten us through the storm — it’s time to act on our own authority. On the 23rd the nodal axis officially leaves Gemini/Sagittarius, where it’s been for the last year and a half, and moves into Taurus/Scorpio. This is a huge shift. Rather than focusing on themes of connectivity, communication, and global community, we’ll be asked to get much more intimate. Uranus has already shaken up the Taurus landscape for some time ushering in massive changes around our resources but with the North Node now joining it, you may not be able to ignore it any longer. Taurus rules our basic comforts: food, shelter, money, and the ways we turn them into luxury. It’s likely that the next few years will bring revelations about our relationship to these things, our fears of scarcity and abundance, and the impact they have on our environment. With the South Node in Scorpio, we could also see how they’re manipulated to keep us disempowered and immobile. Scorpio is best known as the sign of sex, death, and rebirth, but it’s also the sign of other people’s money, defining the lengths we’re willing to go to in order to survive. Remember that the nodal axis plays out in two scales: the personal and the global. This is larger than a singular cosmic phenomenon and we’ll have six more eclipses throughout this cycle, coming to completion in 2023. Keep your eyes open to both internal and external pressures around these themes and listen to your instincts — Taurus also governs our base animal urges. If ever there was a time to…

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That Astrologer, Fairlie Theta

Fairlie Theta is a professional astrologer and a lifelong student of esoterica, marrying symbolism, semiotics, and psychology || See more at ThatAstrologer.com