9 OCTOBER 2016, CAPRICORN
Something in your life is in the process of giving birth to its next stage. The effort might feel tough, but keep your eye on the rewards. Being in Capricorn, this first quarter moon speaks of major life goals, career and ambition. Imagine you are climbing Mt Everest… whether you’re at the start of the climb and nervous, or right near the top and oxygen deprived doesn’t matter. Your next step is a step up, and even the most accomplished people are beginners again when they try a new skill. You will need to check you’re grounded, prepared and have tools at your side to keep your focus. If so, any dips down are just momentary fears, challenges or sabotages. You can slay the sabotage and take your next step up, until soon you’ve taken so many steps up you’ve reached your goal. This quarter Moon in Capricorn is right next to formidable Pluto and Mars, helping you stay focussed. Competition is a major theme, even from those you usually consider allies. Everyone’s testing their mettle at being the best, and Pluto and Mars suggest jumping in and showing off your best too. You might sense someone trying to steal your thunder but if you do some background work to build your confidence, you will be able to hold your own. Helpful alignments to Venus and Juno even open the door to receiving honours and acknowledgement for your achievements.