An occultation occurs when one planet, or as is the case today – the Moon, moves in front of another celestial body covering or occulting that body, obscuring its view both visually and energetically. Today, November 29, the Moon in Capricorn occults both Saturn and Pluto, obscuring their energy from view but no way obscuring their effect. It feels to me that the emotional bandwidth of the Moon can hide the workings of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn with a veil of tough, recriminating emotions. You know those ones – the ones that fed you ‘tough love’ rather than unconditional love. Capricornian emotions, well that’s a tough call. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. The Moon’s home sign is Cancer, opposite Capricorn. Saturn, though sentimental when it comes to tradition and the patriarchal system that has dominated the planet for way too long, can be strict, judgemental, and rather cold.
You might find that this holiday season has already felt particularly rough emotionally as Venus also is transiting Capricorn (until December 20 when she moves into Aquarius – whew!). And to top it off, Pluto hanging out in the early 20 degrees of Capricorn is working some really challenging shifts in our core paradigm of power and control.
So with the Moon, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto all transiting Capricorn today you might indeed feel the heavy burden of self-recrimination and not enough-ness, depending on where these planets are working in your chart.
Who has the final say? Big Momma Nature. Regardless of your human scale plans the weather will always take matters in hand, deciding what circumstances will frame your experience. Many were snowed in, rained in, winded in and just plain halted in place by challenging weather this weekend. Capricorn can make you feel totally bummed out by circumstances or, in its highest form, directs you to your own power in any situation – your power to LOVE no matter what, starting with yourself. Capricorn gives you the ability to deal with WHAT IS. What road will you take to be in the present NOW with all its limitations and possibilities? Will you dwell in what’s not happening or will you dwell in what IS happening?