From Dec 2001*
The Sun moved into Capricorn yesterday, signaling the Winter Solstice and the final quarter of this astrological cycle. When the Sun is in Capricorn, people use their personal energy more conservatively, deliberately, and with more dignity and determination than at other times.
They value behaviors and methods that are frugal, methodical, organized, persistent, serious, practical, responsible, and prudent. There is also emphasis on abstract concerns like public reputation, professional accomplishments, career direction, the accumulation of status and prestige, and the honor they are able to claim in the eyes of the world.
They may further be concerned with authority issues, social and business positions, matters of public image, and dealings with institutions such as governments and corporations.
Under stress, people may be unusually depressed, pessimistic, unapproachable, lonely, fearful, critical, unsympathetic, cynical, humorless, intolerant and feel burdened and limited by the responsibilities they are required to handle.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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