Sun Enters Capricorn January 14th 

The Sun enters the Vedic sign of Capricorn on the 14th and brings a focus on creating a structure for our yoga practice and adhering to a discipline. This is a time to persevere and practice patience.

The Sun is said to be challenged in Capricorn, the sign of its enemy Saturn, and may give problems with the Sun’s full expression. There may be a reluctance to be noticed or we may be come disinterested and unmotivated. There could be a negative attitude about self-improvement, and a corresponding lacking of will power. Without a strong Sun, we may be unable to advance in life and turn aspirations into reality.

Because of these tendencies over the next four weeks, we need to awaken our inner Sun, strengthen our vitality, and stop brooding.

Right nostril breathing is an easy way to raise the spirits and the energy, as is practicing Surya Mudra by touching the ring finger to the thumb tip. Yoga postures that strengthen the core and solar plexus are also favored.

The last half of January also happens to be the waning cycle of the Moon after it becomes full on the 15th and until the New Moon on the 30th.  The waning moon is good for completing work and resting as well as eliminating bad habits and engaging in meditation practices.

In anticipation of the Mercury retrograde cycle that comes in February (with more details next newsletter!), it may be a good idea to solidify your spring travel plans and take care of pending contracts and legal matters this month.

The New Moon on the 30th occurs in the nakshatra of Shravana, and this favors all spiritual rituals, learning yoga and studying sacred languages and literature. This is one of the most favorable days of the year to start a 40-day meditation practice (or longer!) that will bring extraordinary results!

The Capricorn Sun Person

If you were born between January 14 to February 14, you are a Capricorn Sun according to Vedic Astrology. People with the Sun in Capricorn are intelligent and may have great ideas but don’t like to be rushed. “Slow but sure” is an accurate description. They are capable in business and generally good with math. They are extremely independent, like to rely on their own ways of doing things and do not like to be told what to do. These are not the most optimistic people in the world and often are interested in philosophical concepts beyond the here and now. These people may get into important positions by perseverance, or may have associates that are in elevated positions. They are honest, compassionate towards others, have a sharp sense of humor and are not generally loud or boisterous, indeed, usually quite the opposite.

The Capricorn Yogi

The Capricorn Sun Yogi is practical, responsible, patient, and hardworking about their yoga practice.  Sometimes they may also be a little overly cautious or rigid about their relationship to yoga. They enjoy a disciplined yoga practice that allows for steady achievement through hard work.  They need to watch for an inability to change a yoga routine or try something differently. Occasionally they put obstacles in front of themselves that prevents them from progressing in their yoga.

Light and Love,





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