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May 2016 Horoscope: Predictions for Capricorn

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We've divided our monthly horoscopes into 3 groups (or decanates) per sign for more accuracy. Remember that if you know your Ascendant, read forecasts for both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign. If you know your birth time, but don't know your Ascendant, be sure to see How to Obtain Your Astrology Chart here.

 


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    Capricorns born December 22 to December 31    
    Capricorns born January 1 to 10    
    Capricorns born January 11 to 20    

 

 

Overview for this Month: Capricorn (All)

May 2016

This is a strong month for exploring creative urges, dear Capricorn, and for sharing your affection, joy, and experiences with others. Reconnecting with old passions and hobbies can be in strong focus.

Romantic inclinations are highlighted this month, and take-charge energy is with you from the 6th, although you're in good shape for pursuing playful and celebratory activities much of May, and especially in the first half. If you've been holding on too tightly to people or projects that have been keeping you from expressing your true self, you'll be feeling the restriction and looking for ways to make changes. Expressing yourself creatively is in focus. With Mercury retrograde until the 22nd, you may not always get the words right, but you're bound to find different channels for expressing yourself, and creative mediums seem your best bet. This is a time for patience - working on building lasting connections and projects is highly favored. Brand-new endeavors may not get off the ground.

With the Sun, Mercury, and Venus connecting wonderfully to Pluto in your sign, there are plenty of ways to get your message across. Others see you as especially unique and valuable. This is a good time for rediscovering old interests and possibly even old romances or friendships, and for reviving or editing creative and publishing projects, particularly on the 2-3 and 8-10. Some freedom of movement is especially important to you right now, as any feeling of being tied to a particular place or routine can leave you feeling stifled. Teaching and learning are favored.

From the 9th forward, Jupiter in your solar ninth house is direct after several months of retrograde motion. This can point to increasing motivation to pursue your studies, travels, and interests. You may be wanting to develop skills. Matters related to publishing, higher education, law, and travel can turn a corner, and are in strong favor once again until September.

The 20th brings the Sun into your work and health sector, stimulating more attention to the functional side of your life. The 21-22 can be tricky with a Full Moon occurring in alignment with retrograde Mars. This pushes trouble areas to the foreground for handling. Desires and feelings are intense now. Restlessness with your current routines can be stimulated. Focus on doing your best instead of allowing a lack of direction interfere with productivity. In time, direction and purpose will be revealed. Tame impatience, which can lead to messy situations.

On the 26th, Jupiter forms a final square to Saturn, your ruler, sending a reminder to tame excesses. If you've lined up too many potential projects or if you're faced with too many choices, you could reach a point of feeling overwhelmed.

From the 27th, Mars spends its final month of retrograde motion in your solar eleventh house, stirring up friendships, group associations, and long-term goals. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess these matters. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Certain projects may need further attention before pushing them forward. Some of you could be reconnecting with old friendships, groups, dreams, and plans.

 

See also This Month in Astrology.


 

 

Capricorn (Born December 22 to December 31) and Capricorn Ascendant 0 to 10 degrees Capricorn:

May 2016 Capricorn Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

May 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until May 20th:

The Sun continues to put a spotlight on your solar fifth house. This is a time when pleasure-seeking and creative activities come into focus and grab much of your attention. You are particularly personally charming in a spontaneous, natural way during this solar cycle. This is the time of year when you are ready to perform and to express yourself creatively. This is a very playful cycle, when you are inspired creatively and emotionally. It's a good time for recreation, romance, connecting with children, and enjoying and performing the arts. Your ego is tied up in your children, romantic relationships, and creative output now, so that you can be especially proud of these people and things. You can also be over-sensitive about these matters if you feel you are not getting enough appreciation.

From May 20th forward:The Sun illuminates your solar sixth house. During this cycle, you take more pride in the work you do and in your health routines than any other time of the year. You are sorting through the experiences of the last several months, separating the worthwhile from the worthless. This is a good time to build your skills, to get organized, and to attend to your health and wellbeing. It's a great time to make improvements to your regular routines. Your self-esteem and your ego are tied up in the work you do and in the services you give. Details are more important to you now. It's time to bring order to your life by focusing on the little things that make up the whole. This cycle presents an opportunity to get rid of what doesn't work in your life, while also discovering what does. You could seek distinction and strive towards perfection in your work. Efficiency should be your goal now. Your physical health, as well as the relationship between your body and your mind, are in focus.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until May 24th:

Venus continues to transit your solar fifth house. Your popularity is on an upward trend during this cycle as others find you especially attractive and friendly. You may have the desire to dress well and in good taste. There is strength in your feelings of love and the power of attraction, which may open the door to new romantic relationships. Yet, you are not aggressive in your approach to love. Instead, you attract more if you allow yourself to be pursued during this cycle. Conditions are highlighted in connection with young people, and quite possibly a female child--a stronger bond could be formed during this period. You are feeling inspired creatively and romantically and you express your loving feelings quite openly now. Creative self-expression of any kind is favored at this time. You will also thoroughly enjoy artistic, musical, or cultural events and activities, especially in the company of a loved one. At this time, you instinctively know how to place yourself in the best light in order to make a good impression on others. Any love affair begun now will be characterized by good cheer, having fun, and a fair share of emotional drama!

From May 24th forward:

Venus graces your solar sixth house now. Establishing a happy and harmonious work environment through friendly relations with co-workers or tidying up your work area comes into focus now. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment. You are generally well liked and respected socially on the job right now. Some laziness is possible now, as you tend to associate pleasure with work! Perhaps you are socializing more than usual on the job. You have good team spirit during this cycle, and you are more tactful and obliging with your co-workers. You are less inclined to fall in love for the sake of love itself during this cycle. Your tendency is to consider whether it is clever to do so! You're most successful doing tasks that involve cooperation and team harmony. You could find that your talents or skills are especially appreciated. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment.

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications regarding travels, legal matters, or opinions, as well as communications on the job and with co-workers, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It's best not to sign on the dotted line for the time being, especially when it comes to making travel plans or any legal contracts. There could be irritating mess-ups on the job. You might be inclined to miss important details in your paperwork, or might experience frustrating delays that result from co-workers' errors. Travel plans may go awry, or you may have a change of heart.

Occurring in your solar fifth house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to matters surrounding romance, children, and creativity. Be as non-judgmental as you can with romantic partners and your children, if applicable. Re-thinking the suitability of your romantic relationships is possible now, but you should avoid jumping to any premature decisions. There may be the need to revisit old issues with your children or lover, or there could be some communication problems with the same. Arguments with a lover may be blown out of proportion far too easily. Both you and your lover should avoid harping on the words used and try to get to the meaning behind the words instead. Or, a romance may not be moving forward in obvious ways. It might seem like stagnation, but it's actually a period of review and rest. Other possibilities include calls that are not returned, a lover is late for a date, or dates get cancelled. Speculation and gambling are not advised right now. It's probably not the best time to launch a new creative project, but it's a good time for reworking an existing one. Same goes for romance! Things will change after Mercury turns direct, so you might decide to try to keep status quo for the time being. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with romantic partners, and children; or take this time to re-examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of home, family, security, and domestic activities because Mars rules these areas in your solar chart. This can play out in a variety of ways. For example, household projects may slow down or stall. You might be feeling more defensive during this period, or your might get worked up about old angers or regarding emotional issues from the past that are resurfacing now. It's a good time for examining how you have been expressing anger or asserting yourself with your family.

From April 17th to May 27th:

Occurring in your solar twelfth house this time, your spirituality, private life, gut instincts, and intuition are affected. Perhaps you are not as confident about your hunches. Private affairs and solitary work might need to be put on the back burner, or you could show less enthusiasm for them. Trusting your gut instincts may become an issue. Vague fears and anxieties need to be dealt with. Obsession with private matters or concerns about the past could be part of the picture. Your desire nature can be rather complicated now, and it can be difficult to find direct routes to satisfaction. Old resentments, hurts, and angers can resurface. There can be lowered vitality, likely due to emotional frustrations and exasperation. It's time to rethink, revise, and reorganize your plans. Backtracking is a good idea now. This is a time for learning about how your mental health impacts your life.

From May 27th to June 29th:

Occurring in your solar eleventh house this time, enthusiasm for generating business income, for working towards your higher goals and hopes, for group or community activities, and/or friendships may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess your friendships, group endeavors and associations, or higher goals. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now.

Overview Horoscope:

This is a strong month for exploring creative urges, dear Capricorn, and for sharing your affection, joy, and experiences with others. Reconnecting with old passions and hobbies can be in strong focus.

Romantic inclinations are highlighted this month, and take-charge energy is with you from the 6th, although you're in good shape for pursuing playful and celebratory activities much of May, and especially in the first half. If you've been holding on too tightly to people or projects that have been keeping you from expressing your true self, you'll be feeling the restriction and looking for ways to make changes. Expressing yourself creatively is in focus. With Mercury retrograde until the 22nd, you may not always get the words right, but you're bound to find different channels for expressing yourself, and creative mediums seem your best bet. This is a time for patience - working on building lasting connections and projects is highly favored. Brand-new endeavors may not get off the ground.

With the Sun, Mercury, and Venus connecting wonderfully to Pluto in your sign, there are plenty of ways to get your message across. Others see you as especially unique and valuable. This is a good time for rediscovering old interests and possibly even old romances or friendships, and for reviving or editing creative and publishing projects, particularly on the 2-3 and 8-10. Some freedom of movement is especially important to you right now, as any feeling of being tied to a particular place or routine can leave you feeling stifled. Teaching and learning are favored.

From the 9th forward, Jupiter in your solar ninth house is direct after several months of retrograde motion. This can point to increasing motivation to pursue your studies, travels, and interests. You may be wanting to develop skills. Matters related to publishing, higher education, law, and travel can turn a corner, and are in strong favor once again until September.

The 20th brings the Sun into your work and health sector, stimulating more attention to the functional side of your life. The 21-22 can be tricky with a Full Moon occurring in alignment with retrograde Mars. This pushes trouble areas to the foreground for handling. Desires and feelings are intense now. Restlessness with your current routines can be stimulated. Focus on doing your best instead of allowing a lack of direction interfere with productivity. In time, direction and purpose will be revealed. Tame impatience, which can lead to messy situations.

On the 26th, Jupiter forms a final square to Saturn, your ruler, sending a reminder to tame excesses. If you've lined up too many potential projects or if you're faced with too many choices, you could reach a point of feeling overwhelmed.

From the 27th, Mars spends its final month of retrograde motion in your solar eleventh house, stirring up friendships, group associations, and long-term goals. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess these matters. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Certain projects may need further attention before pushing them forward. Some of you could be reconnecting with old friendships, groups, dreams, and plans.

See our Time Line Forecast report for a personalized forecast for the year ahead.

Get your unique Personalized Horoscope for the year ahead—over 100 pages long—for a detailed guide to your best days and your most challenging days for attracting love, career success, communication, and more.

 

Know More About Yourself and Others

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
birth chart reports, relationship reports, future forecasts, and more.

 

Love & Romance Forecast Report

Love outlook for the year ahead. Try our
Love & Romance Forecast report.

 

Romantic Compatibility Reports

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
romantic compatibility reports, including
the Synastry and Love Ties reports.

 

See also general trends for Capricorn in 2016.



 

 

Capricorn (Born January 1 to 10) and Capricorn Ascendant from 10 to 20 degrees Capricorn:

May 2016 Capricorn Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

May 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

All month: The Sun illuminates your solar fifth house now. After a period of "nesting", you are coming out of your shell, ready to perform and to express yourself creatively. This is a very playful period of the year, when you are inspired creatively and emotionally. After a period of self-protectiveness, you are now more spontaneous and more willing to take risks. You take more pride than usual in your creations, your love affairs, your children, and your hobbies. Pleasure and amusement play an important role in your search for freedom of self-expression now. Show off your best colors! You want others to take notice, and you are more sensitive to whether people appreciate you. More than any time of the year, this is the cycle in which you focus on having fun, enjoying romance, and expressing yourself creatively. Your hobbies, leisure time, moments spent with children, gaming time, and so forth, all come into focus at this time of year. This is a cycle in which you find joy in expressing who you are--when your "inner child" comes out to play. This is a time when you are more flirtatious than usual, and when you might take a few risks in life--not only gambling with games but with life itself. You might be a bit of a showman at this time. You are likely feeling good in general, and you tend to spread the joy.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until May 8th:

Venus continues to transit your solar fourth house now. Domestic relationships and the home environment tend to be especially harmonious and peaceful during this cycle. You may have a desire to decorate your home with better quality items or more attention to aesthetics. An inner sense of peace and security tends to dominate now, or the desire for peace motivates you now. Your affections are strong but you don't wear your heart on your sleeve just now, preferring quiet moments with loved ones.

From May 8th forward:

Venus warms your solar fifth house. This is an expressive period for the goddess of love! It's natural for you to turn on the charm without even lifting a finger. You are especially attracted to aesthetic forms of recreation. You feel a little more playful now, and love matters tend to be laced with a touch of drama. That shouldn't be a problem--in fact, you kind of like it that way for the time being. More loving and appreciative relationships with your children may also figure now. Your powers of attraction skyrocket during this cycle. Yet, you are not aggressive in your approach to love. Instead, you attract more if you allow yourself to be pursued during this cycle. Creative self-expression of any kind is favored at this time. At this time, you instinctively know how to place yourself in the best light in order to make a good impression on others. Any love affair begun now will be characterized by good cheer, having fun, and a fair share of emotional drama!

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications regarding travels, legal matters, or opinions, as well as communications on the job and with co-workers, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It's best not to sign on the dotted line for the time being, especially when it comes to making travel plans or any legal contracts. There could be irritating mess-ups on the job. You might be inclined to miss important details in your paperwork, or might experience frustrating delays that result from co-workers' errors. Travel plans may go awry, or you may have a change of heart.

Occurring in your solar fifth house this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to matters surrounding romance, children, and creativity. Be as non-judgmental as you can with romantic partners and your children, if applicable. Re-thinking the suitability of your romantic relationships is possible now, but you should avoid jumping to any premature decisions. There may be the need to revisit old issues with your children or lover, or there could be some communication problems with the same. Arguments with a lover may be blown out of proportion far too easily. Both you and your lover should avoid harping on the words used and try to get to the meaning behind the words instead. Or, a romance may not be moving forward in obvious ways. It might seem like stagnation, but it's actually a period of review and rest. Other possibilities include calls that are not returned, a lover is late for a date, or dates get cancelled. Speculation and gambling are not advised right now. It's probably not the best time to launch a new creative project, but it's a good time for reworking an existing one. Same goes for romance! Things will change after Mercury turns direct, so you might decide to try to keep status quo for the time being. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with romantic partners, and children; or take this time to re-examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

From May 22nd forward - Mercury is direct:

Mercury transits your solar fifth house. During this cycle, there is a powerful mental connection with your creative self-expression. You are proud of your ideas, and very good at expressing them to others smoothly now. Your thinking is more creative than usual. You tend to entertain others with your conversation; and your sense of humor (and of mischief!) is especially strong. Your thoughts turn to children, pleasures, or romance during this expressive cycle. You might enjoy researching speculative ventures now. You especially enjoy games that involve competing with others on a mental level. You have a stronger need than usual for intellectual stimulation. Therefore, your friends and romantic partner are best appreciated now if they are intellectual types. You're more willing to take risks on a mental level now, so take advantage of the increased spontaneity and creativity that comes with this position.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of home, family, security, and domestic activities because Mars rules these areas in your solar chart. This can play out in a variety of ways. For example, household projects may slow down or stall. You might be feeling more defensive during this period, or your might get worked up about old angers or regarding emotional issues from the past that are resurfacing now. It's a good time for examining how you have been expressing anger or asserting yourself with your family.

Occurring in your solar eleventh house this time, enthusiasm for generating business income, for working towards your higher goals and hopes, for group or community activities, and/or friendships may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess your friendships, group endeavors and associations, or higher goals. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now.

Overview Horoscope:

This is a strong month for exploring creative urges, dear Capricorn, and for sharing your affection, joy, and experiences with others. Reconnecting with old passions and hobbies can be in strong focus.

Romantic inclinations are highlighted this month, and take-charge energy is with you from the 6th, although you're in good shape for pursuing playful and celebratory activities much of May, and especially in the first half. If you've been holding on too tightly to people or projects that have been keeping you from expressing your true self, you'll be feeling the restriction and looking for ways to make changes. Expressing yourself creatively is in focus. With Mercury retrograde until the 22nd, you may not always get the words right, but you're bound to find different channels for expressing yourself, and creative mediums seem your best bet. This is a time for patience - working on building lasting connections and projects is highly favored. Brand-new endeavors may not get off the ground.

With the Sun, Mercury, and Venus connecting wonderfully to Pluto in your sign, there are plenty of ways to get your message across. Others see you as especially unique and valuable. This is a good time for rediscovering old interests and possibly even old romances or friendships, and for reviving or editing creative and publishing projects, particularly on the 2-3 and 8-10. Some freedom of movement is especially important to you right now, as any feeling of being tied to a particular place or routine can leave you feeling stifled. Teaching and learning are favored.

From the 9th forward, Jupiter in your solar ninth house is direct after several months of retrograde motion. This can point to increasing motivation to pursue your studies, travels, and interests. You may be wanting to develop skills. Matters related to publishing, higher education, law, and travel can turn a corner, and are in strong favor once again until September.

The 20th brings the Sun into your work and health sector, stimulating more attention to the functional side of your life. The 21-22 can be tricky with a Full Moon occurring in alignment with retrograde Mars. This pushes trouble areas to the foreground for handling. Desires and feelings are intense now. Restlessness with your current routines can be stimulated. Focus on doing your best instead of allowing a lack of direction interfere with productivity. In time, direction and purpose will be revealed. Tame impatience, which can lead to messy situations.

On the 26th, Jupiter forms a final square to Saturn, your ruler, sending a reminder to tame excesses. If you've lined up too many potential projects or if you're faced with too many choices, you could reach a point of feeling overwhelmed.

From the 27th, Mars spends its final month of retrograde motion in your solar eleventh house, stirring up friendships, group associations, and long-term goals. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess these matters. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Certain projects may need further attention before pushing them forward. Some of you could be reconnecting with old friendships, groups, dreams, and plans.

See our Time Line Forecast report for a personalized forecast for the year ahead.

Get your unique Personalized Horoscope for the year ahead—over 100 pages long—for a detailed guide to your best days and your most challenging days for attracting love, career success, communication, and more.

 

Know More About Yourself and Others

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
birth chart reports, relationship reports, future forecasts, and more.

 

Love & Romance Forecast Report

Love outlook for the year ahead. Try our
Love & Romance Forecast report.

 

Romantic Compatibility Reports

Try Cafe Astrology's in-depth
romantic compatibility reports, including
the Synastry and Love Ties reports.

 

See also general trends for Capricorn in 2016.



 

 

Capricorn (Born January 11 to 20) and Capricorn Ascendant from 20 to 30 degrees Capricorn:

May 2016 Capricorn Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
 

May 2016

 

Overview.

The Sun this Month: Central Focus, Consciousness

Until May 10th:

The Sun continues to put a spotlight on your solar fourth house. This is a period of recharge, of getting in touch with your innermost feelings, of connecting with your roots, and of spending more time and energy on home and family. Home and family matters capture your attention and are a strong source of pride now. It's a time when worldly matters are not as important to you. Use this energy to find ways to improve your family relations and your home environment. During this heart-warming cycle, you would do best to allow yourself to explore your inner needs so that you can nurture yourself and others in a healthy, growth-oriented manner, in preparation for more outgoing times to come.

From May 10th forward:The Sun illuminates your solar fifth house now. After a period of "nesting", you are coming out of your shell, ready to perform and to express yourself creatively. This is a very playful period of the year, when you are inspired creatively and emotionally. After a period of self-protectiveness, you are now more spontaneous and more willing to take risks. You take more pride than usual in your creations, your love affairs, your children, and your hobbies. Pleasure and amusement play an important role in your search for freedom of self-expression now. Show off your best colors! You want others to take notice, and you are more sensitive to whether people appreciate you. More than any time of the year, this is the cycle in which you focus on having fun, enjoying romance, and expressing yourself creatively. Your hobbies, leisure time, moments spent with children, gaming time, and so forth, all come into focus at this time of year. This is a cycle in which you find joy in expressing who you are--when your "inner child" comes out to play. This is a time when you are more flirtatious than usual, and when you might take a few risks in life--not only gambling with games but with life itself. You might be a bit of a showman at this time. You are likely feeling good in general, and you tend to spread the joy.

Venus this Month: Love, Romance, Social Life, Comfort

Until May 16th:

Venus continues to transit your solar fourth house now. Domestic relationships and the home environment tend to be especially harmonious and peaceful during this cycle. You may have a desire to decorate your home with better quality items or more attention to aesthetics. An inner sense of peace and security tends to dominate now, or the desire for peace motivates you now. Your affections are strong but you don't wear your heart on your sleeve just now, preferring quiet moments with loved ones.

From May 16th forward:

Venus warms your solar fifth house. This is an expressive period for the goddess of love! It's natural for you to turn on the charm without even lifting a finger. You are especially attracted to aesthetic forms of recreation. You feel a little more playful now, and love matters tend to be laced with a touch of drama. That shouldn't be a problem--in fact, you kind of like it that way for the time being. More loving and appreciative relationships with your children may also figure now. Your powers of attraction skyrocket during this cycle. Yet, you are not aggressive in your approach to love. Instead, you attract more if you allow yourself to be pursued during this cycle. Creative self-expression of any kind is favored at this time. At this time, you instinctively know how to place yourself in the best light in order to make a good impression on others. Any love affair begun now will be characterized by good cheer, having fun, and a fair share of emotional drama!

Mercury this Month: Communications, Learning, Connections, Transportation

Mercury is retrograde from April 28th to May 22nd:

All Mercury retrograde cycles particularly affect you in terms of communications regarding travels, legal matters, or opinions, as well as communications on the job and with co-workers, because Mercury rules these areas of your life. It's best not to sign on the dotted line for the time being, especially when it comes to making travel plans or any legal contracts. There could be irritating mess-ups on the job. You might be inclined to miss important details in your paperwork, or might experience frustrating delays that result from co-workers' errors. Travel plans may go awry, or you may have a change of heart.

Occurring in your solar fourth and fifth houses this time, extra care should be exercised when it comes to family relations, romance, children, and creativity. Be as non- judgmental as you can with family members. New initiatives surrounding home and property are best left for a better time. Re-thinking your romantic relationships or creative projects is possible now, but you should avoid jumping to any premature decisions. There may also be the need to revisit old, nagging issues with family members, or there could be some communication problems with them. Family members may be on edge. Try to hold off on household repairs if you can. Put off decision-making with regards to home improvement, moving, and family matters for the time being. It would be wise to be especially clear when it comes to communicating with friends, groups, intimate partners, family members, romantic partners, and children, or take this time to re-examine issues rather than communicating about them prematurely.

From May 22nd forward - Mercury is direct:

Mercury moves through your solar fourth house. This is a time during which you can enjoy increased powers of concentration. You may require solitude in order to get mental work done during this cycle. Your memory is more retentive than usual, and your thoughts often turn to personal matters, family, and loved ones. You might particularly enjoy discussions about your early life, the past, or family matters during this cycle. In fact, it's a great time to open up conversations with loved ones, as you are more rational when it comes to personal matters now. Your mind often wanders to domestic concerns, and issues surrounding your home, family, and personal past. On the other hand, this transit sometimes indicates an especially busy, and perhaps hectic, period on the domestic scene. For example, you might take home work or find that people drop by your home often during this cycle.

Mars this Month: Energy, Drive, Courage

Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29

All Mars retrograde cycles affect you in the areas of home, family, security, and domestic activities because Mars rules these areas in your solar chart. This can play out in a variety of ways. For example, household projects may slow down or stall. You might be feeling more defensive during this period, or your might get worked up about old angers or regarding emotional issues from the past that are resurfacing now. It's a good time for examining how you have been expressing anger or asserting yourself with your family.

Occurring in your solar eleventh house this time, enthusiasm for generating business income, for working towards your higher goals and hopes, for group or community activities, and/or friendships may wane, perhaps due to some problems or setbacks in these areas of life. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess your friendships, group endeavors and associations, or higher goals. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Refocus, backtracking, and review become necessary and recommended now.

Overview Horoscope:

This is a strong month for exploring creative urges, dear Capricorn, and for sharing your affection, joy, and experiences with others. Reconnecting with old passions and hobbies can be in strong focus.

Romantic inclinations are highlighted this month, and take-charge energy is with you from the 6th, although you're in good shape for pursuing playful and celebratory activities much of May, and especially in the first half. If you've been holding on too tightly to people or projects that have been keeping you from expressing your true self, you'll be feeling the restriction and looking for ways to make changes. Expressing yourself creatively is in focus. With Mercury retrograde until the 22nd, you may not always get the words right, but you're bound to find different channels for expressing yourself, and creative mediums seem your best bet. This is a time for patience - working on building lasting connections and projects is highly favored. Brand-new endeavors may not get off the ground.

With the Sun, Mercury, and Venus connecting wonderfully to Pluto in your sign, there are plenty of ways to get your message across. Others see you as especially unique and valuable. This is a good time for rediscovering old interests and possibly even old romances or friendships, and for reviving or editing creative and publishing projects, particularly on the 2-3 and 8-10. Some freedom of movement is especially important to you right now, as any feeling of being tied to a particular place or routine can leave you feeling stifled. Teaching and learning are favored.

From the 9th forward, Jupiter in your solar ninth house is direct after several months of retrograde motion. This can point to increasing motivation to pursue your studies, travels, and interests. You may be wanting to develop skills. Matters related to publishing, higher education, law, and travel can turn a corner, and are in strong favor once again until September.

The 20th brings the Sun into your work and health sector, stimulating more attention to the functional side of your life. The 21-22 can be tricky with a Full Moon occurring in alignment with retrograde Mars. This pushes trouble areas to the foreground for handling. Desires and feelings are intense now. Restlessness with your current routines can be stimulated. Focus on doing your best instead of allowing a lack of direction interfere with productivity. In time, direction and purpose will be revealed. Tame impatience, which can lead to messy situations.

On the 26th, Jupiter forms a final square to Saturn, your ruler, sending a reminder to tame excesses. If you've lined up too many potential projects or if you're faced with too many choices, you could reach a point of feeling overwhelmed.

From the 27th, Mars spends its final month of retrograde motion in your solar eleventh house, stirring up friendships, group associations, and long-term goals. Some of you could be dealing with frustrations and buried anger with friends. Ambiguity in these areas of life may lead you to reassess these matters. There may be frustration with goals or dreams not manifesting soon enough, when in fact this retrograde period is strong for making important edits to your plans. Certain projects may need further attention before pushing them forward. Some of you could be reconnecting with old friendships, groups, dreams, and plans.

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