Hekate Altar . ©2019 | Sarolta Gabriella DeFaltay | The Lilith Zone.com

Hekate Altar. ©2019 | Sarolta Gabriella DeFaltay | The Lilith Zone.com

Planetary Alchemy: Astrology News by Sarolta

Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Saturn's Rules of Order
Saturday, January 5th, 2019  (at 8.28 pm est - 15 deg 25’)

The first New Moon of 2019 gives us undeniable clues for navigating the new year, if we only listen.

Happy New Year, Dear Seekers and Stargazers!

The first new moon of this year happens to be an intense Solar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn, with Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto joining the Sun/Moon conjunction in Capricorn, the sign under Saturn’s rule.

Due to the heavy influence of Saturn as He travels through the sign of His rulership, the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn, the period surrounding this specific Solar Eclipse heralds the perfect time to put your thoughts into writing, and make a commitment to diligently get on with the hard work you know is necessary for your goals to come to fruition.

TODAY and tomorrow, while the Moon is in Capricorn, it is best to purify, clear, and meditate on what you want to release and let go of over the coming year.

Why the entire year?

Eclipse cycles usually last around 2 years; this specific Solar Eclipse in Capricorn is the second of eight eclipses on the Capricorn/Cancer axis (with the last one occurring on July 5th, 2020, a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn.) The next eclipse on January 21st will be at 00 deg 52’ Leo, the final eclipse on the Leo/Aquarius axis, finishing out the cycle that began in 2017.

The sign of Capricorn is especially important - AND the house in your chart where Capricorn resides - since there will be major, intense planetary configurations activating that area of your chart. ALL YEAR.

I wish I could say it was all good news. The planetary energies this year will be testing us all, but especially those who have major chart placements in the signs of Capricorn and Cancer. Not only are Saturn and Pluto there, but there will be heightened activation this year from Mars as well, especially in the months of June and July of this year. Sigh.

HOWEVER! There ARE ways to heed the warnings, mitigate the negatives, and use these energies to get your house in order.

Let’s start with taking our clues from Saturn, the planet of discipline, structure, and bringing ideas into form.


SATURN
This is the second year of a three-year cycle of Saturn in Capricorn, a sign under His rule. This year continues the focused intention on mastery, discipline, and committing yourself to positive habits and practices that will get you where you want to be.

Saturn transits can be tough, but in the sign of its rulership Saturn energy can be harnessed more readily, as long as you go along with what Saturn needs from you. Saturn rewards discipline and mastery, giving accolades for work well done. There are no free lunches with Saturn: during His transits you will be judged, rewarded for due diligence, or penalized for cutting corners.

Saturn likes long-term thinking; where would you like to be in three years, when Saturn has completed His time in his sign? What goal are you willing to dedicate yourself to? Who do you want to be at the end of this Saturn cycle?

RITUALS FOR THIS SOLAR ECLIPSE CYCLE
Today and tomorrow, while the moon is in Capricorn, work on purifying, clearing, and letting go. This is NOT the time for rituals of increase, since eclipses signify a darkening of the light, and are best used for meditation, clearing, ritual baths, and purging yourself, your home, and habits.

This would be a good time to make a vow to yourself to clear our obstacles to your BEST self … what activities, habits, or people are weighing you down with negativity? What are you ready to release? Focus on purifying your space, your mind, your body …

RITUAL BATH
- Make sure your bath tub is squeaky clean!
- in a clean washcloth, add epsom salt, sea salt, dried lavender or sage. Tie it with string or a rubber band and put it in your bath. If you don’t have the herbs, plain salt in the bath will do … add a few drops of essential oils if you have them, or make a cup of peppermint tea and add it to your bath.
- light candles and incense if you like.
- Soak in the bath, and imagine the salt pulling out  any mental, physical, or psychic impurities from your body and aura.
- Imagine all obstacles to your goals are being released, and reaffirm your commitment to do all in your power to bring your ideas into form.
- When you feel clear, imagine all of the impurities are washed down the drain, and express gratitude for clarity, and the opportunity to make a fresh start.

In a few days, once the moon is waxing, focus on what you want to create.
Write down your goals and make a commitment to yourself that you will love yourself and your life enough to follow through! The good news is: this is a long-term transit; you can break your goal down into two years, and then further into quarters. Slow and steady is Saturn’s way, but you must commit and keep moving forward, however slowly.

WHAT HOUSES are affected in YOUR chart by the
Capricorn/Cancer eclipse axis?
Read the forecast for your RISING SIGN (instead of your SUN sign) for a more accurate forecast.

DO THE RITUAL FOR YOUR RISING SIGN if you know what it is! (If you don’t know … there are lots of places online to figure it out … astro dot com, for one …)

for planetary hour info, click here

NOTE: As always, these forecasts are generalized for each of the twelve rising signs; for every individual the forecasts may be more or less favorable depending on one’s specific natal chart.

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ARIES

Matters that are ruled by the tenth house - career, acclaim, and public image - are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Aries rising. What do you need to do to earn credentials, gain a better reputation, achieve a career goal? Work on clearing all obstacles to those goals now and commit to doing whatever it takes to take the next step.

You can do a ritual next Saturday, January 12th, when the Moon is in Aries, during a SOLAR planetary hour, for career or honors, or during a SATURN planetary hour, for discipline and gaining credentials. 

TAURUS
Matters that are ruled by the ninth house - higher education, philosophy, travel, spiritual learning - are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Taurus rising. What do you need to do to focus on creating the expansive opportunities of this house? Work on clearing all obstacles to those goals now and commit to doing what’s needed to take the next step.

You can perform a ritual next Thursday, January 10th, during a JUPITER hour for matters associated with the ninth house, asking for wisdom and insight regarding your goals for the new year.

GEMINI
Matters that are ruled by the eighth house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Gemini rising. I would highly recommend to get your finances in order; take the next year or two to clear debt, make sure your taxes are paid, and find ways to cut costs and increase income. This is not the time to take gambles where money is concerned.

Work on clearing all obstacles to those goals now and commit to doing what’s necessary to take the next step. You can perform a ritual next Saturday, January 12th, during a SATURN planetary hour, for discipline, clearing excess, and gaining mastery.

CANCER
Matters that are ruled by the seventh house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Cancer rising. This is the house of relationships, business partnerships and marriage; what do you need to focus on in order to bring more stability to your partnerships or trusted relationships? Work on clearing all obstacles to those goals now and commit to doing what’s needed to take the next step.

You can perform a ritual next Friday, January 11th, during a VENUS hour, for harmony, stability and cooperation.

LEO
Matters that are ruled by the sixth house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with LEO rising. This is the house of health, daily habits, and service; what do you need to focus on in order to bring more discipline to your dietary and exercise habits? Work on clearing all obstacles to those goals now and commit to doing what’s needed to take the next step.

You can perform a ritual next Sunday, January 13th, during a SOLAR hour, for vitality, success, and self-empowerment; or on Saturday, January 12th, during a SATURN hour, for discipline, mastery, and self-control.

VIRGO
Matters that are ruled by the fifth house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Virgo rising. This is the house of creativity, sex, and pleasure; do you need to be more disciplined with your creative pursuits? Do you need a little self-control when it comes to pleasurable activities?

You can perform a ritual next Friday, January 11th, during a VENUS hour, for creative fulfillment, as well as those of the sexual / romantic variety.

LIBRA
Matters that are ruled by the fourth house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Libra rising. This is the house of the home, domestic life, as well as parents and ancestry. Do you need to be more disciplined or frugal when it comes to your living expenses? Do you want to create more long-term stability in your domestic environment?

You can perform a ritual on Monday, January 14th during a LUNAR hour for stability, comfort and structure in your home environment.

SCORPIO
Matters that are ruled by the fourth house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Scorpio rising. This is the house that rules communication, writing, neighbors, siblings, eloquence, and learning new skills. What new skills are you needing to master? Do you need more discipline in your writing practice? How can you be a better communicator in general?

You can perform a ritual on Wednesday, January 9th during a MERCURY hour for matters relating to eloquence, communication and learning new skills.

SAGITTARIUS
Matters that are ruled by the second house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Sagittarius rising. This is the house that rules money, values, resources, financial matters, and assets. What new financial skills are you needing to master? Do you need more discipline in how you spend or save money, or do you need new skills in order to increase your earning potential?

You can do a ritual next Saturday, January 12th, during a SOLAR planetary hour, for success, self-empowerment, and acclaim, or on Saturday, January 12th, during a SATURN hour, for discipline, mastery, and self-control.

CAPRICORN
Matters that are ruled by the first house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Capricorn rising. This is the house that rules the body, the self, vitality and image. How can you apply Saturn’s energies of discipline to matters of the first house? What habits or ideas do you need to release in order to create a more positive image for yourself and the world around you?

You can do a ritual next Saturday, January 12th, during a SOLAR planetary hour, for success, self-empowerment, and acclaim, or on Saturday, January 12th, during a SATURN hour, for discipline, mastery, and self-control.

AQUARIUS
Matters that are ruled by the twelfth house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Aquarius rising. This is the house that rules the “inner” world, secrets, fears, and dreams. Do you need to be more disciplined in taking care of your inner needs? What beliefs or habits can you let go of that will help bring more peace of mind? What part of the past can you release and say farewell to, once and for all? What dreams are being neglected?

You can perform a ritual on Monday, January 14th during a LUNAR hour for emotional stability, psychic development, and inner peace.

PISCES
Matters that are ruled by the eleventh house are highlighted by the planets and eclipses in Capricorn for those with Pisces rising. This is the house that rules friends and acquaintances, social groups and organizations, and optimism in general. This is a good time to reassess the influences around you; are you spending too much time with those who are keeping you from achieving your goals, or otherwise hold you back from your higher potential? Conversely, are there groups and organizations you’d like to join?

You can perform a ritual next Thursday, January 10th, during a JUPITER hour to expand your opportunities and connections, or next Saturday, January 12th, during a SOLAR planetary hour, for success, self-empowerment, and acclaim.

©2019. Sarolta Gabriella DeFaltay | The Lilith Zone.com
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Sarolta has been a certified astrologer, experienced tarot card reader and ordained Priestess for over 25 years. She has read thousands of charts and has worked with hundreds of clients from around the world. 

She coaches clients to articulate their life's purpose, embrace their path with confidence, clarify the essence of who they are and what they want, and help them create a plan of action to create tangible results. 


Consultations by appointment; visit Sarolta’s website at
 
http://TheLilithZone.com for more information!