It’s about who you know
December 22 – January 19
AMBITIOUS • RESPONSIBLE • DISCIPLINED
Capricorn is ambitious, practical, wise, earthy, and ethical. In fact, you will do whatever it takes to get to the top of your career—small wonder that this sign so often makes that goal. Of all the signs, Capricorn is said to produce the most responsible, wise leaders. Admittedly, you can be a workaholic, but you relish your job so dearly that you have convinced everyone that work is simply play that you get paid to do. Capricorn’s vigorous self-discipline is legendary and the secret to this sign’s success. You often prefer to take the harder route to the top because of your distrust of shortcuts. Indeed, “thorough” is your middle name. However, Capricorns are not grim Scrooges. You are known for having a fantastic sense of humor.
You are the most career driven of all signs—the idea of taking time off to socialize might not appeal. But this year is not about what you know, but who. The new people you meet—friends, acquaintances, and even casual contacts—will introduce you to new ideas and people. Make an effort to occasionally leave the office at a decent hour. Consider joining a club or volunteering. Friends will help you on all levels—from introducing you to a romantic interest to buying a house. Delve into social media and strengthen your ties with those who have always supported you. The eleventh house, where Jupiter will be in 2018, is also the house of hopes and wishes. Dream big, dear Capricorn—in the coming months you can make that dream a reality.
The flurry of excitement is all about Jupiter’s recent move into Scorpio, where it will stay until November 8th 2018. Jupiter is the giver of gifts, prosperity, and growth, and his only mission is to make you happy. Jupiter first went into Scorpio on October 10th, 2017, so you may have already had a taste of what’s to come—it’s all very exciting—for Jupiter will bring good fortune through your friends.
From September 2016 to October 10th, 2017, you hosted Jupiter in your prestigious tenth house of career, so you may have taken a big step up in your professional life. Now, in a move to bring more balance to your life, Jupiter will see to it that you get out of the office often and have more fun.
You are considered the most career driven of all signs, always hoping to see continual, strategic progress up the mountain of success. The idea of taking time off to socialize might not appeal to you because you like to keep working and advancing. You don’t like the idea of wasting time. Over the past year, you went about creating professional progress the formal way—by being at your computer, writing reports, having interviews, doing research, and giving presentations. Now the methodology will need to change. What will be important is not what you know, but who.
The new people that you meet in 2018—friends, acquaintances, and even casual contacts—will have a very stimulating effect on you. They will introduce you to new concepts and ideas, and to influential people so your circle will grow wider. You should make an effort from now on to occasionally leave the office at a decent hour. You will notice I used the word occasionally—I am suggesting baby steps here, not asking for impossible changes to your routine. You have not hosted Jupiter in your eleventh house of friendship since October 2005 through November 2006, so this trend will seem bright and new to you, like a breath of fresh air.
Consider joining a club, whether professional or purely social in nature. From now through early November 2018, your greatest personal growth will come through your association with others who have common interests with you. Friends will be the ones to introduce you to a romantic interest if you are hoping to find your one true love.
If you can’t think of a club you’d like to join, consider volunteering for a charity or a humanitarian or political effort—you’d meet like-minded people whose friendship you are likely to enjoy while working to make the world a better place. These types of organizations desperately need help, and the skills you learn while volunteering may be fully transferrable to your day job, giving you experience you’d never get any other way.
Friends will be helpful on all levels. If you are hoping to buy a new house or condo, they will give you solid advice. Is your child starting school? Friends will give you the kind of practical advice that will be better than the advice you get from hiring a consultant. If you are invited to a trade show, you should consider going, for when Jupiter is involved profits generally follow—the advice you get from vendors, competitors, and colleagues in your field will be useful to you.
Delve into social media and strengthen your ties with those you know who have always supported you. The people who support us the most are the ones we sometimes fail to see—they are behind us, holding us up. Don’t forget them—thank them!
The eleventh house, where Jupiter will set up shop in 2018 is not only the house of friendship and charity toward fellow man, but also the house of hopes and wishes. Dream big, dear Capricorn—in the coming months you can make that dream a reality.