Last July there was a solar eclipse in Cancer, and now we have an eclipse “mirror” (so to speak) at 13° Capricorn on January 4th. If we think of the Cancer eclipse as asking, What do you want to give birth to and nurture?, perhaps the Capricorn eclipse is asking, What is the return on your investment so far?
This New Moon and Solar Eclipse is in the Taurus decan of Capricorn. Venus, as the traditional and value-savvy subruler of Taurus, always wants her investment to grow. She wants a lot of bang for her buck.
If you subscribe to Earth as ruler of Taurus, “survival of the fittest” is her long-term goal. Earth weeds out the puny plants and animals and supports the heartier ones.
Either subruler you choose ~ Venus or Earth ~ will work with Saturn to make sure that whatever is being tended produces quality goods and receives a profitable return on what has been invested.
You’ve probably heard insanity described as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. If the efforts in your Capricorn house have not paid off through your Cancer house, does it make any sense to continue to invest in something that isn’t giving you a solid return?
Is it time to take a look at your portfolio and see how you might get better results?
Capricorn doesn’t want to be forgotten and it definitely doesn’t want to fail. It wants to live on through time, be credible and respected. Capricorn is not the sign of a fad or trend ~ it’s the time-honored and cared-for classic, the tried and true.
Where is Capricorn in your chart?
Even if there are no planets there, the issues associated with this house are ones in which you’ll want to succeed because success and recognition are Capricorn’s ultimate goals. Capricorn may not mark the most important house in your chart, but it still carries weight and is a part of your make-up. If we are to be truly satisfied with life, don’t we need all of our houses acknowledged and supported in some way?
From Capricorn’s perspective, you’ve placed your investment in Cancer’s house. It is from Cancer’s house that you expect a big return. It works this way for all house polarities. Even in the elusive 12th house, you’ll want something in return that you can actually put your hands on. A 12th house question might be, What results do I get in this material world in return for serving you?
In any house, the question might be What do I get in return for investing in you? Capricorn, especially with the Taurus decan influence, needs to be able to touch it’s return.
Exercise for the Capricorn Solar Eclipse
There are some areas of life which we know are ethereal, not of this world, beyond the manifest. For this exercise, however, let go of that idea momentarily. It’s important to see Capricorn’s need for manifestation and return on its investment ~ no matter which house it occupies. It’s also important that you are very honest and self-critical in this exercise so that you have a clear understanding of what you have received on any investment you’ve made, as well as the quality of what you’ve put into it.
- Gather a handful of coins of the same value ~ all pennies, dimes, or quarters ~ and put them in one pile.
- Have paper and pen so that you can make a list.
You must have a clear understanding of the issues associated with your Capricorn house. Download this if you need a reference chart of house meanings.
For you personally, what is the stand-out issue associated with your Capricorn house?
- Start making a list of all the things you’ve done that can be considered an investment you’ve made from your Capricorn house. For each thing on your list, place a coin in a stack.
- Now make a list of the returns you’ve received from your Cancer house, stacking a coin for each item on the list.
Which stack is taller?
It should be the Cancer stack. At the very least, the stacks should be equal ~ and that’s actually a lovely goal. (Personally, I would consider that a major success.) As materialistic as this exercise may seem, you’ll get a very clear picture of what you’ve received from your investment.
Why should the Cancer stack be taller? Because when we realize that what we have nurtured is returned to us seven-fold, we have learned a major secret ~ it’s better to give than to receive, when given and received with love.
Love always brings us more than we thought we could ever possess. We transcend the material world entirely. The return on our investment becomes a spiritual one ~ irrevocable. We can be secure in knowing that we have what the Taurus decan of Capricorn needs ~ endless value.