01-23-2017 to 01-29-2017
The cosmic news of Friday, January 27 is music to a Capricorn's ears! The year's only Aquarius new moon happens to land—with a bang, not a whimper—in your second house of work, finances and security. Your money mojo will shoot through the roof, bringing rewards for your last six months of efforts as well as a new chapter for your personal five-year plan. You may feel like you've got the Midas touch, but no need to broadcast it. That could bring gold diggers and cling-ons crawling out of the woodwork to claim a piece of your bounty. It's not in your sign's nature to blow a wad on shiny trinkets, but you can (and should) treat yourself to one fabulous purchase. Been drooling over a new shoulder bag—or saving for a spring break getaway? As 80s icon Bo Derek once quipped, "Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." This little windfall can actually bring you much happiness—provided you exercise your standard quality control. Bear in mind that anything you invest in could take up to six months to bear fruit. Watch for things to ripen around the time of the corresponding Aquarius full moon (also a lunar eclipse!) on August 7. Career-wise, you could take a significant step forward without even trying. Word of your talents is getting around, so don't be surprised if headhunters reach out or corporate invites you upstairs to discuss possible moves within the company. If you've had something in play for a while and waiting is getting old, follow up. Just make sure you're prepared for a yay OR a nay. The latter may be disappointing, but at least you'll be free to move on and pursue other options. Trust that, if it doesn't happen, it wasn't meant to be—at least for now—and have faith in the abundance of the universe. Then, shake it off like a gazelle and move on to greener pastures.
Friday comes with a codependency alert! Your ruler, sober Saturn, is flashing a warning light to affable Venus in your third house of communication, neighbors and siblings. You may think you're being helpful with someone, but the deeper you get pulled in, the more you realize they're not going to let up till they suck you dry. That will only leave you resentful. Try a different tact—like giving them the name of a good therapist—then channeling your energy into all those things going on in your own busy world. And remember the "friends and family rule of thumb": Don't go offering advice when it wasn't requested.
If you were looking forward to a little peace and quiet and serious downtime this weekend, you might need to lower your expectations, Cap. With the arrival of your "exalted" ruler, rambunctious Mars, in Aries and your domestic camp for the next six weeks, your home life is sure to be anything but chill. On Saturday, the red planet makes his unmistakable entrance, and just like that you'll be planning renovations or redecorating; hosting a blowout dinner party; or turning Chateau Cap into a dance hall and playing DJ. Whatever you get up to, you're going to have a tough time sitting still—and forget about meditating for more than five minutes! It's all very exciting, but because Mars is famously impulsive, those "amazing" plans to create a loft bedroom or install a home gym might not feel so fabulous when he moves on, in March. He also loves to start projects, but especially when he's in Aries, isn't so great on the follow-through. Passion? Check! Patience? Er, not so much. The takeaway: Throw a party, paint a wall, but hold off on anything involving structural changes. Think about a modest project that will increase your productivity at home. The red planet could also stir up conflict with relatives or roomies. Alas, you won't be able to pretend you're above it all. You don't have to go mano-a-mano, but you will benefit from addressing these family feuds directly. Make your goal finding mutually agreeable solutions.