The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Mars is our will, our drive to act in the world, and Capricorn is a sign of achievement, accomplishment, attainment, mastery. It is the sign of forms, structures, and institutions. It is what we manifest in the physical, what we build. I have been deeply contemplating Capricorn since the Saturn – Pluto conjunction in Capricorn in January 2020. I look around and see a world in crisis. I look around and see forms, structures, and institutions that were not built upon a foundation of natural law or divine wisdom (Sagittarius).
Many astrologers say that Mars is exalted in Capricorn. I believe Mars can do well in any sign with focused intent and determination, but I do see how Mars can resonate more with the earth signs of making things tangible, manifest, and physical. Building something with your hands. Mars is a doing energy, an archetype of action.
This brings us to The Golden Rule. If we want others to love us, then we must endeavor to act from love. If we want others to be compassionate and forgiving towards us, we must be more compassionate and forgiving towards others. If we want to see a more peaceful world, we must cultivate more peace within ourselves and act from that peaceful place in our relationships and communities. If we want to see a more just and equitable world, we must seek to harmonize within ourselves so our actions are more just and equitable. It is not easy. It takes dedication and determined commitment to be the change you want to see in the world. But hey, that’s Capricorn mastery calling us forward.
Mercury (the mind) and Venus (the heart) are here in Capricorn too, with Pluto, the God of the Underworld, transforming us personally in a deep way. Mercury will exit Capricorn first on February 14. Mars conjuncts Venus at 16° Capricorn on February 16. Then on March 3, Venus, Mars, and Pluto are conjunct at 27° Capricorn. Then Mars and Venus travel together into Aquarius on March 6, conjuncting again at 0° Aquarius. By then, you will know for certain what the retrogrades were about and what the personal planets traveling through Capricorn were inviting you to consider. When we are aligned with soul, we can be assured that we are building with Truth and Wisdom.
If you want to go deeper, you can also read:
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