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  • Writer's pictureJohn Lawrence Maerz

Happy Birthday Capricorn 2023

You may find that you have unexplained urges to do things that seem to be contrary to your character. They may even seem irrational. Don’t be alarmed. This is just your unconscious telling you that you need to look at things from a slightly different perspective. Capricorns tend to get caught up in repetitive patterns that cause them to miss new opportunities for how they experience the world. You just need to look past your comfort level once in a while.


Your finances and the resources that you use to identify yourself are about to go through a shift if they haven’t already. It’s not that you’ve shifted, it’s that you haven’t been listening to how the world has now been perceiving your value. Values are not the same as they were even five years ago. You generally hold very stable and conventional values, and it is up to you to provide a clear and grounded example of how some of those values should not be allowed to devolve into simply supporting social fads that undermine the ethics of our traditions.


You may find that many people around you are playing on your sympathies that you may acquiesce to doing things for them that they should be doing for themselves. Don’t take the bait. You’ve done what you believed you’re supposed to and have arrived at your position in life through accountability and responsibility for your actions. Let others follow the same path even if it means that they will fall in a dark hole. They may accuse you of being heartless, but their predicaments are merely the result of their poor choices while avoiding accountability. Give to charities if you wish to but learn to recognize the panhandlers when you come upon them. Everyone needs some tough love at some point in their lives. You don’t want to become the “cash cow” for a parasite.


In your career, it may be necessary for you to be a little more tactful in handling people connected to the work you do. Abruptness is not readily accepted by people who play the victim, especially in our current social environment. However, they must still hear the hard truth about the consequences of not being accountable. It just might not be necessary to hear it from you. Choose the hill you want to die on. That means, if it directly affects you, go for it. If not, let them stew in their own juices. Stand your ground Capricorn. You have a lot to be proud of. Don’t let them make you feel guilty for being successful…

January 2024 Astrolights

The best action we can all take now is to be independent in our efforts so no one can lay claim to our safety or accomplishments. Social image and public appearance are now tremendous factors in coercing us into submitting to what will benefit the underdog’s situations, often at our own expense. The victim mentality has almost entirely usurped the principles of accountability. For many people, social injustice has become the meme used to validate their needs and successes.


The most important transit to grace our planet in the last sixteen years is Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius on the 21st. When Pluto enters a sign, it changes the world’s environment from the underground. That is, the setting in which our lives live and breathe changes from underneath. The ground shifts and swells and nothing can be perceived in the same way. When it ingressed into Capricorn in 2008, we saw a stock market crash leading to a radical change in finance, government, employment, and careers. Now it is moving into the humanitarian sphere threatening change in the way we must perceive our social rapport with and responsibilities toward others. We can see this clearly with the advent of diversity, equity, inclusion, social injustice, and critical race theory. These are all qualities that undermine and reverse the traditions of equality, merit, free choice and the American Dream that have been held in our country since Pluto’s last ingress into Capricorn around 1776.


We’ve had 248 years of solid traditions keeping our country strong and virile. Now, things are unraveling, and we are all having a hard time understanding where we stand. Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius promises to radically alter our traditional ways of life. Saturn’s position in Pisces has accentuated and augmented the use of the victim mentality. Aquarius’ secondary ruler, Uranus, will turn direct in Taurus on the 27th. This will bring sudden changes in how we identify and value ourselves.


As an addendum…it should be noted that Uranus was also in Taurus from 1935-1941 during the rise of Hitler. It was also in Taurus just before the American civil war and in Taurus just before the American revolution. History repeats itself again and again. Buckle up and button down. The next two years are going to bring a rough ride…

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