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Winter Solstice 2008: Sun Cap-Moon Libra

Here are a few notes concerning  Dec 21, 2008’s Winter Solstice Sun Cap-Moon Libra blend.

Each year at this time, the blend is “Sun in Capricorn” – natch!  That’s the point that the Sun ‘reaches’ 00Cap00:00. But the Moon may be in any sign of the zodiac, staying in each sign for 2 1/2 days as Luna does.

Sun Cap-Moon Libra is an Earth-Air combo so let’s first consider the elemental blend…

Innovative, efficient, rational, and productive, the Earth-Air combination is challenged to be up in the air and down to earth simultaneously which makes for a clear-headed, objective, and scientific approach. This is an adaptable and supportive blend.

Abstract thought mixes with a practical approach – it signifies the practical idealist who observes, thinks, plans, then acts. The conscious impulse is to get to grips with reality, build, consolidate, and organize with the goal of making efforts as far-reaching as possible.

Adroit language ability and a dry sense of humor accompanies this blend along with a penchant for using colloquialisms.

The downside is a tendency to be ‘dry as dust’ and stuck in a cost-effective, scientific, emotionless mode.

Sun Cap-Moon Libra is socially aware with a sense of justice, elegant, chic, high principled, and professional.

An extrovert that values alone-time, this combo is easy-going, reliable, and purposeful, with an ability to achieve whatever it sets its mind to. Doing things the right way is important to Cap-Libras, and with a gift for the larger view, forward planning is a breeze for this highly organized type.

Here is a natural conservative who values tradition, yet is liberal when it comes to social issues. This shrewd peace-lover can be a fighter when the cause is deemed worthwhile; there is a healthy self-opinion which won’t put up with abuse from others.

Words have punch with this polite blend that doesn’t want to offend. An astute eye helps business and financial matters flourish. Although having a strong aesthetic sense, understated, subtle colors are preferred within a chic sense of style.

Teamwork is the natural way of doing things with Sun Cap-Moon Libra along with loyalty, deep intellect, and a studied charm that wins influence with people in high places.

Duty, decency, and good faith are strong points of this blend which is committed to fulfilling responsibilities.

Negatively, there can be an opportunistic streak and a proneness toward scepticism which can turn cynical; Noel Tyl gives this blend as: “complacency and the assumption of leadership can become the image.”

Tyl notes that astrologer Jeanne Dixon and Richard Simmons have this combo natally.

The Haveys add: Cyrano de Bergerac, Joe Frazier, Joan of Arc, William Gladstone, Alexander Hamilton, Berthe Morisot, fairytale-er Jacob Grimm,  Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, ventriloquist Shari Lewis, and Hindu mystic/philosopher Vivekananda. And I add: Nicholas Cage.

(Does any of this remind you of anyone? Me, too. Barack Obama! No, it isn’t his natal Sun-Moon blend, but he’s the man of the season as we move into the New Year, and we might say that Obama’s personality is ‘in the air.’)

“Images for Integration:  A visionary statesman fights a duel to see justice done…A beautiful, formal walled garden…In time an oyster turns irritating grit into a beautiful pearl.” (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Well, that’s a bit of the signature during the next few months. If you wish to view the horoscope of Winter Solstice 2008 set for the White House with my notes on the chart, see the Pages column in the sidebar under “W” but a here’s a warning: it isn’t as brief as this post, so you may want to have your cup of tea steaming nearby and your favorite jammies on!

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  1. Great, fullbodytransplant, glad someone has gotten something out of it!!

    Donna, i lean more toward prayer and don’t join groups for ceremonies and such – personal observances are as far as i go if they’re not too close to paganism. That’s just how i roll, but it isn’t for everyone! ;p



    December 22, 2008 at 4:40 pm

  2. Fabulous insight, perfect timing. Thanks for this, I needed it.



    December 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm

  3. Do you have an opinion on celebrating the Solstice time Sunday a.m. with an affirmation ceremony?


    Donna Davdison

    December 20, 2008 at 11:23 pm

  4. Hi Chris, hope my starry grumps won’t Spoil your weekend!




    December 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm

  5. Thank you, Julie, and another thanks to Monica.

    I’m surprised my Washington-flavored grump is sufficient – I’ve been looking forward to reading one of Y’all’s Winter Solstice articles for uplifting advice! (Whose would you recommend?)

    Guess we all know what kind of varmints we’re dealing with now as Bush scuttles out the back door, don’t we? Good riddance. ;p



    December 19, 2008 at 3:28 pm

  6. Great post– thanks for helping me prepare for the weekend… and as a by-the-way, you described me husband to a tee– Libra Sun with Saturn rising and other strong Cap indicators in his chart. Astrology is an amazing art!



    December 19, 2008 at 3:59 am

  7. Hi Jude–as Monica said, you’ve done it so well, why should we do it again? I’ll be linking to this–it’s great–



    December 19, 2008 at 2:21 am

  8. (Re your post, Sun Cap, Moon Libra, Winter Solstice 2008)
    I loved it that you mentioned “ventriloquist Shari Lewis”….I loved Shari and ‘Lambchops”……..haven’t had a reason to think of them for a few years, at least……..and how clever of you to mention Shari and jammies too….in the same post. (Which also brings up memories of “feet-y” pajamas…)

    A trip down memory lane…


    Anon E Mouse

    December 16, 2008 at 12:26 am

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