Fun in a Time of Four Planets in Capricorn

Astrologers like economists look for basic patterns (energies) to project and forecast future patterns. Like economists, astrologers get it wrong. Because astrology is “occult” it means that astrologers have to be 100 percent accurate or be branded as charlatans.

If an astrologer told you to invest in a certain company or take out a loan in great excess of your ability to pay, you wouldn’t listen, would you?

That’s a good thing. And maybe a good thing to follow, too, in relation to economists and others who follow patterns to project the future and want you to alter your behavior.

Speaking of the future, in 2016 post US presidential election, many astrologers looked to see if and how US politics might change in 2020. And 2020 is now although it feels like 2016 happened a couple minutes ago, and, at the same time, 100 years ago.

We are now in the midst of four planets in Capricorn – Mars (action), Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (contraction) and Pluto (transformation). Mars will move out of Capricorn in a couple months but the other three will stay in Capricorn through the election. Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign symbolizing authority, responsibility, structure, social consciousness, and career.

Pluto is an outer planet moving slowly representing generational transformation. The other two outer planets are Uranus (enlightenment) and Neptune (transcendence). Last year Uranus moved into the fixed earth sign Taurus suggesting sudden and enlightening changes regarding earth, property and body. Neptune has been in mutable water sign Pisces, the sign it rules, since 2011 symbolizing spiritualization of emotion, intuition and shared emotional experience. This sign is also known for escapism and we are seeing a lot of drug, alcohol and excessive media use during this transit.

Looking at the planets Mars through Pluto, all are in earth and water signs. In a personal horoscope, these signs tend toward introversion. Capricorn is serious and Pisces is sacrificial. Consequently, this seemed like a period that would not be much fun for those of a more optimistic or lighter nature. The fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), I suspected, might have a harder time with this energy than earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). And Capricorn authoritarian control might challenge us all to remain open and positive.

Well here we are.

The Arnold Sports Festival

When the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio was cancelled by Capricorn sun and governor Mike DeWine due to fears of coronavirus outbreak, I was reminded of my forebodings of no fun in 2020. What I didn’t imagine in my future projections was that it would be caused by fear of pandemic.

The suggestions are to avoid engagement with groups over ten people. That certainly ruins your wild parties and events. No Arnold. No Twister. More Netflix.

Are Disney World and Disney Land still open?

And how will this affect the 2020 election season?

Back in 2016 I imagined more authoritarian control from government entities. In a sense it is that as governments are banning travel and events. Yet it’s really fear and caution that create the control.

Will this affect political conventions, where thousands gather? How about political rallies? Will people avoid voting?

It’s interesting how this has played out. Neptune in Pisces may be part of it with the emotional fear and panic that occur when we fear death. I hear Peter Tosh calling:

Everybody want to go up to heaven
But none of them, none of them want to die

Fun things to do when there are four planets in Capricorn

All energies have a purpose and are part of a cycle of constant change (and, hopefully, growth). While the excessive Capricorn energy can bring fear and control, it can also help us rise to personal responsibility and understanding how much of our own power we give to those outside of ourselves (and why). We create our society.

So, how can you have fun in the time of four planets in Capricorn? “Fun” in Capricorn terms is accomplishment, goal attainment and hard work. Capricorn fun involves turning chaos into an organized closet. Remember, the more you accomplish in 2020 the more freedom you will experience when Saturn and Pluto start moving into Aquarius in the coming years. Like being stuck in the house on a rainy day, make the most of it.

Here are some ideas:

  • Start a new work out regime. It’s called “work” for a reason. Capricorn energy contracts so it’s a good time to tone the body and lose weight.
  • Update your resume. If a Capricorn hasn’t told you this already, you should always have your resume updated and ready for when opportunity knocks. In fact, since you have all year, analyzed all the steps needed for your career goals and keep a log of each step accomplished along the way.
  • Run for political office. Why not? These are crazy times and I’m sure your friends and family would much prefer to support you than those strangers who want to control their lives.
  • Challenge laws in the Supreme Court. Come on! You know this is on your bucket list.
  • Examine all areas of your life where you are avoiding personal responsibility. Not fun? What else is there to do if all events are cancelled and travel is banned? Free yourself of responsibility-avoidance so that when Pluto goes into Aquarius in a few years you will be free to be free.

About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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