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This new year sky is amazing.

First comes the new moon: Sun and Moon in Capricorn. But wait…there are three other planets there too—and an eclipse!

Ask yourself: 5 planets in Capricorn: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Pluto and Saturn…how would that influence you? It’s kinda simple:

  1. Either you will be headed for great success as you climb up the mountain with only one goal in mind—to the top! OR
  2. You might be a slow starter who had to learn how not to succeed by failing and learning the hard way. It’s not an easy path, but it happens to the best of us.

Failure is a friend of this sky’s configuration. No one likes it, but honestly, it is failure that shows us what we are really made of.

It’s easy when it’s all glory and shiny—think Olympics. How I love to watch the Gold/Silver/Bronze winners receive their medals. I always cry when that moment arises.

Now think of missing the mark—the person who studied and practiced for years, and didn’t make the grade.

Working so hard…and then there is this glitch. You are on the path to success, but first you have to stop off at the door called: NOT YET.

Your lessons were the real goal, but you had no idea you were supposed to be learning about something other than what you thought.

I started my career with great hopes—I so wanted to share astrology with everyone. There was a long era when I hit so many failures. Try as I might, I couldn’t get my school off the ground (no pun intended).

You can’t tell by looking now, but the truth is: each time I relied on someone else (usually a man to whom I believed understood business so much better than me), I failed.

It was embarrassing. The lesson happened multiple times over a period of many years, and with great expense at every level. My ego was hurt, theirs was judged, and it broke my heart that I had no idea how to do business as a partner…or so I thought.

Until success showed up at my house. It was all divine timing, said the astrologer. It was my second Saturn return and I had paid my dues.

I realized I work best with women. It’s not a slight to men, it’s an insight for me. I had to fail so many times—and my family had to watch—until I found my team.

What has happened in your life that has you thinking you failed? Was it a job that you left behind? A series of relationships that had you tagged as ‘unsuccessful’? Your financial statement currently? What if I told you this stupid spiritual age-old line: We are here learning. Capricorn is the best student.

We all have hard lessons. Failure is one of the most difficult. I once had a client who committed suicide and left a letter for his daughter that said: My prayer for you is to know failure. I had no means to deal with it and I pray that you will make it your friend. This letter and his sentiment stayed with me for years.

This very rich sky—a new moon and an eclipse—is asking you:

How can you rewrite your story about failure? How can failure be turned into the gift it was meant to be?

From your soul’s point of view, you can’t get it wrong. Your soul is desperate for experiences. It has no preference or concern for your comfort—all it wants is to grow at all costs. This is a very hard Capricorn truth. They will learn their lessons one way or another.

What is life trying to teach you? This dark moon is asking for a prayer. Here is the prayer I would offer:

May I know the lessons of life without the loud alarm clock—without the harsh lesson of shame or being wrong. Let me learn with kindness and willingness to be open and available to hear my next steps.

Let me know what needs forgiveness from you.

Sending love during this eclipse,

P.S. The eclipse is at 15 degrees Capricorn…go look and see if there is anything significant in your chart to influence a change or marker for you. If you need help contact one of our Certified Astrologers—they’d love to take a look for you.

P.P.S. Don’t forget—the school is about to open! Applied Astrology registration opens again in late January. What a great time to focus your energy on school during this Capricorn eclipse!!

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