How this Horoscope Reading is done using
This general Capricorn Weekly Horoscope Forecast is based on an
astrological technique called
"the Solar Chart". Because the actual date and time and place of birth for a particular person is not known, certain assumptions have been made to create this horoscope reading, which will apply to anyone born between DEC 22 and JAN 19 (plus or minus one day) with Sun in Capricorn, and also to anyone with
Ascendant in Capricorn or with the Sign of Capricorn Rising in their birth horoscope. It may be especially accurate if the
Ascendant in your birth horoscope is near 0 degrees of the Sign of Capricorn. If you know the Sign of your
Ascendant, read the Weekly Horoscope for that Sign too - it may be more accurate than this Sun Sign horoscope, although both will apply to the issues and events coming up in your own life.
Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Ascendant Sign
The Sun Sign horoscope applies more to deeper things such as your character, integrity, and beliefs about who and what you are, and how you make important decisions in life, while the Ascendant Sign horoscope applies to more to how things appear on the surface or affect how you "see yourself" and how you appear to others. The Ascendant is how you APPEAR, and the Sun is how you ARE. You might also want to check the horoscope for your Moon Sign and see if the issues mentioned there apply to you, but more on an emotional level - such as your feelings or fears, or your sense of security and safety. If you don't know your Ascendant Sign and Moon Sign, you can find out by ordering your own personal "Natal Horoscope Chart and Planetary Aspect List" at the |ORDER-FORM| link for US $5, or get it as a free bonus in the $15 "Six-Pack" with five personal horoscope readings.
What is a real Horoscope ?
People often refer to an astrological forecast such as this one - or to the Sun Sign columns in the newspapers and magazines - as a "horoscope". A horoscope is actually a map of Space-Time, or an "image of the hour" as its Greek root words imply, which shows where the Sun and Moon and Planets are located in relationship to each other, and to a particular place on Earth, at a specific instant in Time.
The Natal Horoscope Chart
If that instant in Time is the time of birth of an individual, then THAT horoscope is called his "natal horoscope" or "natal chart" or "birth chart". What the average person calls "a horoscope" is actually a reading of that map of the heavens, or an interpretation in words of that horoscope chart's symbolic meaning. Unless you are a student of astrology who knows how to read the map, you will not get too much useful information from a real horoscope chart, any more than you would from looking at your own chest X-ray unless you were a doctor trained in reading X-ray images.
The Horoscope Reading
An interpretation of the meaning of the horoscope is called a
"horoscope reading" or a "delineation of the horoscope". When a
horoscope is calculated (i.e. the horoscope is "cast") for the purpose of
predicting possible or probable influences on thoughts, emotions, actions, or events in the human experience, that instant in Time used to calculate it is the present time or some time in the future. That horoscope is then compared to the natal (birth) horoscope of the person for whom the astrological forecast is being prepared. There are usually at least TWO horoscopes being used when making astrological forecasts.
The positions of the Sun and Moon and Planets at that particular time
and place are compared to their positions at the time and place of the
person's birth, by looking at their present or future positions in
relationship to the Signs and Houses in the birth horoscope chart, and to the angles they make to their original positions at the time of birth. Each is compared to each of the others, as well as to comparing its present or future position to its own original position in Space-Time at the time and place of the person's birth. Each of these factors has a meaning, and a complete reading of the horoscope integrates them all into a useful explanation. You can see how complex a FULL reading of the horoscope can be, compared to the few lines in a newspaper horoscope column, or to the general Sun Sign forecast on this page.
About this general weekly horoscope forecast
This particular horoscope forecast simply looks at what House in the birth horoscope the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars are presently transiting (i.e. moving through) and then interprets the possible manifestation of thoughts, feelings, actions and events which are most likely to take place when each Planet is in that particular House. While a Planet is transiting a particular House in the horoscope, there is a focus on the areas of life represented by that House - the issues symbolized by the Planet are most likely to "come up" in some form in those facets of one's life symbolized by that House.
Same Play, Different Players
Note that it is the issues or themes which the horoscope indicates, and you should always look behind an event to see if it is just one of the possible forms in which a certain issue may manifest. Sometimes the issue or event involves someone else, and you are only a participant or merely a witness to the way this issue is coming up for them to experience, and for you to observe. It is still YOUR issue too, even if it appears not to be "happening TO you", and you should take a close look at how this issue could have some particular meaning for YOU.
A Clue for You
It is very likely a clue for you in bringing your attention to a belief or habit which needs to be corrected because it is keeping you from being happy or successful or at peace with yourself. It might be a clue to what is really happening in your life (what it's all ABOUT, not what it LOOKS LIKE on the surface). Or it might be a valuable clue to finding the solution which resolves the issue, or the best way of dealing with whatever is blocking your happiness.
Coincidence? I Think Not...
There are no coincidences -- if an issue is coming up "in your face" it is because you need to take a good look at it! Even if it appears to be a negative or painful thing, it is coming up to help HEAL you, not HURT you. Often it is your resistance to the Truth which hurts, while seeing the Truth is what can heal you.
The Future is Now
If the transiting Planets in your horoscope indicate that an issue is coming up now, it is because now is the best time for you to face it and make some new choices about it this time. If you made the best choices the last time it came up, then you may find that the new situation which presents that old issue (in a different form) is much easier to deal with this time. If you made some errors in the past, then now is your opportunity to choose again and make a better choice for all concerned. We can only make choices in the Present, but those choices are what create a particular Future. If we want a better Future, we need to make better choices in the Present - and not hold onto any choices from the Past which have not created a happy Present.
Pain is not Punishment
It may help to understand that "pain is feed-back", or: "If it hurts, then you are doing it wrong". Often, what is "wrong" is our personal belief about what is true or not true - and when we believe something is true we keep looking for evidence which proves it to ourselves, even if it really isn't true at all. When the issue comes up again in our horoscope and in our personal "real life", it is another opportunity to change our mind about what is the real Truth and stop looking for evidence to prove something is true which never was true. The real Truth does not need proving or defending - it is self-evident to anyone who does not refuse to see it.
The Gravity of the Situation
"Difficult" transits do not have to be troublesome if you make the best choices. You are in control of your own reality, but resisting the physical and spiritual Laws of the Universe do have consequences which often involve some degree of pain or suffering. For example, the same Law of Gravity which floats a boat or creates the air pressure which lifts an airplane when you work with it, can also drop you and break your bones if you try to fight or ignore Gravity and walk off a cliff.
Truth or Consequences
The pain is just a way of telling you that it was a mistake to try to fly without allowing air pressure to lift you the way the birds do. It would also be a painful mistake to not allow air pressure to force air into your lungs so you can breathe. Gravity isn't "out to get you", and neither are the Planets. When you act on a belief that is not Truth (eg. that you can ignore Gravity) you invite some painful feed-back to warn you of your mistake. It is your way of choosing to deal with what you see outside yourself that creates the consequences of those choices.
Not Choosing is a Choice Too
And remember that not making a choice, or evading an issue, is still a choice that has consequences too. "None of the above" is a valid answer to the question. It is one of the choices we make when we don't make any other choice. Sometimes it's a good choice. Sometimes it isn't the best one for us, and not making any choice can lead to painful feed-back if making a certain choice was the appropriate strategy. When that other guy who ignored Gravity is falling off
the cliff and about to land on your head, the best choice is to choose to move - right now!
The Sign Shows the Strategy
A person's likely current strategies for dealing with those issues are indicated by the Sign the transiting Planet is in now. His natural long-term strategies are indicated by the Sign in the birth horoscope which that House overlaps. However, since we do not know which Sign that would actually be for a particular person in the group (except for the Sun Sign), the Sign in the birth horoscope is not considered in this forecast (but you can bet that the typical Sun in Capricorn person will use the strategies of pragmatism and perseverance and practicality, plus some shrewdness and "playing it safe"). The Sign the transiting Planet is moving through THIS WEEK is known, but is the same for all people on Earth, so it is not mentioned in this horoscope forecast.
The Moon is not considered in this horoscope forecast because it moves
so quickly that it would pass through three or four different Houses in a week.
The Moon is used as a primary indicator in daily horoscope forecasts, and
often indicates a passing "mood" or emotional influence. The outer
Planets move so slowly that they would remain in the same House for several
weeks, months, or even years, and thus are considered in monthly and
yearly forecasts instead of a weekly forecast like this. Outer Planet
transits indicate major issues in life and should be considered important
opportunities to make the necessary changes in attitudes or habits which have
not worked for you in the past.
In the House
To get more insights on what areas of your life are
associated with a particular House read the article
The Astrological Houses by Michael Star in the "Teach Yourself Astrology" series listed on the |HOME|
page of STAR SIGNS Astrology Zine. Each of the transiting Planets
is passing through a particular House in your natal horoscope, and the
general Weekly Forecast on this page lists the House in your Solar Chart
the Sun and three of the inner "Personal Planets" are passing through this
week. Check the article on Houses to find the kinds of things that are
most likely to be emphasized in your life when the Sun or a Planet is
moving through that House. The most common ones are mentioned in the
forecast on this page, but you might find other things that apply more
specifically to YOU by reading the article on Houses.
Focus on the Forest, not the Trees
If you observe your life carefully from a detached viewpoint, you may
see certain themes or issues coming up in several situations around the
same time, even though the events or the people involved may be different
in each case. If you ask yourself, "What is this all ABOUT?" you may
find the answer is something that you will see being presented to you in more
than one situation or event while the Sun or the Planet is moving through
the House that "rules" those kinds of things. If you see three or more
similar situations coming up around the same time, it is no coincidence --
it is the Synchronicity between the movements of the heavenly bodies
and issues and events in the lives of people on Earth who are attuned to
certain angles and positions the Planets may move into, relative to their
positions in the birth horoscope of certain people.
Simultaneous Separate Situations
Synchronicity is a term invented by the great Swiss psychologist,
Dr Carl Jung, to describe a "meaningful co-incidence" or an a-causal
relationship between two things or events. One does not cause the
other, but they can be seen to occur together at the same time. So if
you observe one of them occurring, you can assume the other is also happening at
the same time. That is basically "how Astrology works".
In Sync: Same Time, Different Space
This synchronization is what allows astrologers to interpret the
positions of the Planets as indicators of motivations, feelings, actions
and events for the people whose individual horoscopes would be attuned to
particular positions of the Planets at any given time. This is the basis
for making astrological forecasts and predictions by examining present and
future transits of the Planets to the planetary positions in the
birth horoscope which you might describe as being "imprinted" at
that particular time and place.
All living things that are "born" can have a Horoscope
Groups of humans like countries and corporations, and all living
things like dogs and cats and horses, have a time and place of birth, so a natal
horoscope chart can be cast for them, as well as for human beings. A
corportation is "born" when it is incorporated. A country is "born"
when it declares independence or when its leaders sign its charter. THE
WORLD THIS WEEK column in STAR
SIGNS Astrology Zine is based on the natal horoscopes of world leaders
and people in the news, as well as countries and/or corporate entities like
multi-national companies and public institutions.
What you call "my sign" is the Section of the sky the Sun was in
Because the horoscope forecast on this page is being done for a large
group of people instead of an individual, the actual time and place of
birth for each one of them is not known. But because our calendar
is based on the motion of the Earth revolving around the Sun once per
year, if we know our month and day of birth we also know what Sign the Sun
appeared to be in at the time OUR birth horoscope was cast. The Sun, Moon
and all the Planets appear in a narrow band across the sky called "the
Zodiac", and the Signs are just equal sections of that 360-degree
circle. The distant fixed stars form the stable background of the
zodiac, which helps us observe where the moving Planets ("planet" means
"wandering star") are located at any time in relationship to this fixed field of
The Sun Dial
Because our MONTH and DAY of birth corresponds to the position
of the Sun as it appears to move across the zodiac, we CAN make some general
assumptions using the SUN and its natal (birth) position, namely that for
everyone "born under the Sign of Capricorn" the Sun was SOMEWHERE in that
30-degree section of the sky called Capricorn. And we DO know exactly
where the Sun, Moon and all the Planets are located at the present
time, and where they will be located at any time in the next week or in
any future month or year, so we can compare their present or future
positions (called their "transiting" positions or just "transits")
to the natal position of the Sun for everyone in that group. We can
assume an average natal position in the center of the Sign, or we can know
that at SOME time in the next month the Moon and the faster-moving Planets
like Mercury and Venus will move into a particular angular position with
respect to the Sun, no matter where it is positioned within that 30-degree
Sign sector of the natal horoscope.
The Solar Horoscope Chart
We can also cast a "Solar Chart" for all the people born with the
Sun in the Sign of Capricorn, by assuming the cusp of the First House (a
position known as "the Ascendant" or "rising degree") is at 0 degrees of
Capricorn. All of the other 11 house cusps (border lines) are then
calculated from that point, so that each House represents an equal segment
of the sky as viewed from Earth. We do not know the actual place or time
of birth for any individual in the group, but the decision to locate the
Ascendant at 0 degrees of Capricorn also implies that a time and place has
been chosen to represent the whole group in a SYMBOLIC sense.
It has been found that by interpreting this symbolic horoscope chart for
an entire group of people (about one-twelfth of the population of any large
group, or even of the whole world), we can make some astrological
predictions about present and future influences and tendencies which will
be true in a general sense for most of the people in that group. It's not
as good, but it's much more convenient, to just read a generalized
interpretation like this than to prepare and interpret a complex horoscope
for yourself each week or month, or pay an astrologer to do it for you.
This kind of astrological forecast will not be as accurate or specific
as it could be for an individual whose specific time and place of birth
were used to cast the natal horoscope chart and calculate the exact Sign
and degree of the Ascendant and all of that person's House cusps, but it
does give some useful information which is the best available under the
circumstances, and which is worth considering and observing as the
emotions, actions, and events unfold over time -- even if only for
entertainment, or out of curiosity. Follow your Capricorn Sun Sign
horoscope forecasts each week on this page and see for yourself if there is any truth revealed in them for you!
If you were "born on the cusp" of a Sign
IF you were born within one day of either of the above dates, the SUN may have been in the ADJACENT Sign in your birth horoscope, depending on the YEAR and TIME and PLACE you were born (being on the border line is often called "being on the Cusp"). Only by having your personal
Natal Horoscope Chart (birth chart) calculated accurately will you KNOW exactly where the Sun was. But you can GUESS, by reading the horoscope interpretations for BOTH Signs to see if one seems more accurate for you.
Your "Ascendant" and "Rising Sign"|
If you know your Ascending Sign or Rising Sign is Capricorn, you may find this astrological forecast even more accurate, since this
simplified Solar Chart is actually created by assuming the
Ascendant, which is the Cusp of the First House, is located at zero degrees of the Sign the SUN was in at your time and place of birth. If your Sun was in Capricorn, then your Ascendant is likely to be in Capricorn if you were born within about one minute to 120 minutes BEFORE sunrise, so you and other Capricorn people with pre-dawn births may find this forecast especially accurate. (If you were born within the two hours AFTER sunrise, try reading the horoscope forecast for the next Sign AFTER your Sun Sign). The "Ascendant" is a point at a particular degree within a particular Sign -- the exact degree of the Sign that was on the horizon at the exact hour and minute of birth. The "Rising Sign" or "ascending Sign" is just the Sign in which
the Ascendant is positioned.
How to get a more accurate horoscope reading
Depending on your actual time of birth, the date ranges given in the horoscope forecast would shift somewhat -- they would be earlier if born later. The best way to get a really accurate horoscope reading is to order your own
Personal Horoscope Reading.
Michael Star's horoscope readings may be
ordered on-line and emailed to you within 24 hours, for fees ranging from US $5 to $30. A cautious Capricorn may send payment by personal check (from USA, UK, or Canada), or by cash, money order, or credit card in any major currency - the day AFTER you receive your Reading (for email orders up to US $80 only). The special "Six-Pack" of five one-page personality readings ($5 each) includes a Natal Horoscope Chart ($5), all for only US $15 - a bargain even by Capricorn standards!
Page published on www JAN 01 1997. Updated July 21 2014 12:00 EST.
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Some common misspellings of key words (to assist in web searches):
"horoscope" - horiscope, horscope, horrorscope, "astrology" - astrolgy,
astroligy. An "Astrologer" is sometimes called an "Astrologist". "Astrology" uses "Astronomy", but an "Astronomer" does not like being called an "Astrologer". "Astronomy" is a pure Science. "Astrology" is a divinatory Art based on the study and personal application of "Astronomy".
"Your horoscope is the map of your Soul's journey.
Astrology is how to read it."
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