the uphill trek of the sea goat has begun.
the solar month of capricorn is challenging, but it differs from the struggles we tend to face during scorpio season. while scorpio is more of a struggle amongst emotional urges, capricorn tends to wrestle with its resources and investments, both energetic and material.
our intentions are coming into consolidated form. sagittarius season offered insight and a taste of the thrill that comes with following our callings and seeking answers. we were up for the challenge then, but now that the dust has settled and our paths are clearer, we may be feeling worn down and lethargic. we’re faced with the not-so-fun part that comes with setting intentions and resolutions, though we shouldn’t let integration and gradual motion frighten us. this solar month, consistency and clarity will allow us to eliminate distractions and direct our energy towards the uphill climb. stamina, dedication and commitment are required here, but we must be able to balance the demanding vigor of the season with frequent reminders of why we’re here in the first place. return to your intentions and affirmations often, so you won’t find yourself lost in the climb or isolated from what feeds your spirit.
individually, we are guided by the oracle of protection. the season is beginning with a tension between conservation and preservation. there is a difference between conserving and preserving; we conserve when we feel there is a lacking quantity, but what can be regenerated organically with some additional tender, love and care can be preserved. we conserve money but we leave nature to itself for the most part, stepping in occasionally when it needs a bit of help. but even then, what is meant to grow again will. capricorn energy can leave us feeling so dense and zeroed in on the end goal that we forget to show appreciation for how far we’ve come. gratitude for the little things, as well as the challenges that nearly broke us but didn’t, will serve us during this solar month.
other themes illuminated by the oracle of protection are: understanding solitude vs. isolation, not sacrificing our connections to others for the sake of personal gain (or growth), knowing and honoring the difference between the inorganic and the organic/artificial | natural/temporary and eternal, and sharing without depleting your energy.
on a collective scale, many might experience dissatisfaction, confusion or reclusion as expressed in the oracle of the eight of pentacles in reverse. here, disappointment or refusal to move forward erupts. there is a resistance to change, perhaps out of fear that something we’ve worked very hard for will soon be lost again. for those who have experienced loss after loss, the inevitability of change can be dreadful and many might try to bury their heads in the sand for as long as they can. or maybe there is anxiousness around being rejected, let down or “not good enough.” the way the anticipation itself feels can be a check point for you; change directions now or choose to go down the road you dread. eight of pentacles in reverse speaks to a misdirection or misuse of energy; others may not see that they are already living in abundance and opportunity, so it’s important to be understanding when loved ones begin retreating.
the only way out is through, and capricorn shows us that dignity, commitment and faith in our work ethic can make the journey more engaging. remain grounded in your efforts, intentions and goals if you feel discouraged. remember to incorporate play, as this solar month can become unnecessarily heavy and full of obligations. the results we’ve experienced in the past may have been disappointing or defeating, but we’ve gone down this route before and we should remember that we can always produce our own outcomes. we are co-creators with and of our own circumstances. there is little room for helplessness, distractions and delusion here — though if we do experience them, we can always utilize them in the materialization of our goals.
beware of growing resentment, lethargy, rigidity and stagnancy this solar month. treat resistance with compassion, rather than pity which fuels enabling. we must move forward and once others watch you do so, they might realize that they don’t want to stay stuck where they are after all. there is enough understanding and kindness to go around, but it’s important to remember that as individuals we are not responsible for the flourishing of others. your own emotional needs require nurturing, and as you work towards materializing your dreams this solar month, remember to ground yourself in your intentions.
offer seeds to those who express an interest in growing their own gardens.
you have more than enough.
be weary of others asking for full grown plants, or even plots of your land.
the energy you have directed is not yours to give away, for energy belongs to no one and cannot be taken, stolen or copied.
regeneration will unfold naturally.
focus and play are not opposites.
getting lost in the mantra of “no distractions” may cloud your vision, and prevent you from properly discerning options from distractions.
trust in your capabilities.
running away doesn’t guarantee avoidance, it often welcomes the dreaded confrontation more than anything else.
we’ll never know how to work with what’s available to us if we believe everything is working against us.