The Fourth’s familiar festivities yield to more practical and sober affairs. Instead of fireworks and fanfare, the lunar eclipse in Capricorn casts a pragmatic light upon limitations in terms of time and resources. Indeed, with a pandemic looming in the background and the ensuing sociopolitical fallout, displays of patronizing patriotism fall flat. It’s time to look reality in the face and focus on long-term results. Capricorn gets the job done, and with the full moon’s energy in this sign, a sense of duty will define the weeks ahead. Your independence depends on your resistance to throwing in the towel too soon.
March 21 – April 19
The opportunity to relieve yourself of pent-up aggression is nigh, with ruler Mars conjunct Chiron. Seriously — just go scream or kick something inanimate. No judgment.
April 20 – May 20
With ruler Venus in Gemini and Uranus in your sign, your curiosity reaches far into the bizarre and offbeat. Roll with it. Foster relationships with similar souls for maximum creative expression.
May 21 – June 20
Curiosity killed the cat — or was it ruler Mercury retrograde in Cancer and Venus in your sign? Reel it in for a couple of weeks. You can fish for compliments when they don’t bite back.
June 21 – July 22
It’s hard to face the daily tedium when all you want to do is cry. Ruler Moon is going full frontal in Capricorn — and it’s not a pretty sight. Let it all hang out. Anyone worth your time won’t turn away.
July 23 – Aug. 22
You know how to put on a face and do the damn thing, which is great because ruler Sun in Cancer opposite the Moon means a lot’s going on beneath the surface. Smile and look pretty. It gets the job done.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Ruler Mercury is retrograde in Cancer, opposite the Moon, meaning your normally apt way with words may be affected by your typically suppressed emotions. The faster you let it out the sooner you can close it up again.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Do you take on so many pet projects because you’re endlessly creative or because you need endless distraction from the terror of silence and peace? Food for thought. Ruler Venus in Gemini can be flirty or flighty or both.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
With ruler Pluto in Capricorn for the long haul, you’re still digging deep. But for what? Maybe you’re not seeking buried treasure. Maybe you’re just tilling the soil so you can replant when the season is right.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
When ruler Jupiter is in Capricorn, it isn’t at its most expansive. The results you want will require getting your nose too close to the grindstone for your comfort. Oh well. You’re so optimistic the optics don’t matter.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
You’re a resourceful sort, Cap, when you finally pull your head from the sand. Ruler Saturn in Capricorn makes practicality a priority. You want to get ahead? Keep your eyes on the road in front of you.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Don’t expect many results when ruler Uranus is angling so at the Moon. If your intuition leads to impulse, trust your instincts — especially if it leads to breaking up with bad habits, the worst of unfinished things.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Ruler Neptune is retrograde in your sign, Pisces, its cosmic domicile. It’s like being in a house with no walls. Without boundaries, we are more susceptible to delusion. You don’t need a cult. You just need culture.