“Perhaps the greatest utopia would be if we could all realize that no utopia is possible; no place to run, no place to hide, just take care of business here and now.”
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We’re more determined than ever to take care of business from November 16 through December 25, as action-planet Mars is exalted in efficient Capricorn. If you’ve been putting off important duties, the guilt is unbearable now, and you'll experience renewed focus to get things done.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which rules time. We’re more aware of how precious passing moments are, and thus more likely to make a structured schedule. When we schedule our days, time expands. When we just leave it up in the air, time dissolves. Therefore, schedule everything, even -- and especially -- leisure time so you’ll have more of it during this phase. It's also easier to get our priorities straight under this influence, as Capricorn has a tendency to get the most out of what's useful.
It’s perfect that we will have this industrious and efficient influence working in our favor during the holiday rush. Mars will remain in Capricorn right up until Christmas day -- guaranteed to make your holiday plans and errands run like a well-oiled machine. We’re also less likely to waste time or money on stupid gifts, decorations or other fleeting holiday nonsense than normal, as Capricorn is one of the most pragmatic of signs, and Mars shows where we put our energy.
You’ll be amazed at how much you get done during the holiday rush. Enjoy the supreme efficiency of this influence, and cut out all superfluous ballyhoo. Does that sound too Grinch-like? Well, chances are, the Grinch had Mars in Capricorn or heavy Saturn in his horoscope!
Cathy Pagano, M.A. began working with her dreams as a teenager, which led her to train at the C. G. Jung-Institute, Zurich in the late '70s. While there, Carl Jung's daughter advised her to study astrology and since then, she has used astrology in... read more