I hope you find something interesting and informative on the pages inside. I have a passion for astrology that began at age 5!  I have studied many forms of astrology and Western Karmic Astrology and Evolutionary Astrology are my favorite so far.  Since astrology is an ever expanding wisdom there’s always a new idea or perspective on the horizon.

Through the years I’ve noticed the most challenging aspect of astrology for beginners is where to start.  Studying the twelve signs is the best place to begin so each month I provide the current placement for the Sun, but every sign is also applied to the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and a plethora of other astral bodies, as well as the houses that make up a horoscope. Learning the twelve signs is quite simple and will open up a whole new way to see the world. Everything has a birth: your home, your car, your cat and, of course, you!

In addition to posting the sign of the month, I will also be writing about simple upcoming celestial events like Eclipses, Retrogrades, New and Full Moons, and Solstices and Equinoxes to add a little spice to the month and make learning astrology a little bit more interesting.  I’ll post these on my Facebook page.  If you’d like to join the site, please go to Jo’Ann Ruhl and you’ll get any monthly updates instantly!

The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21at 3:45 a.m. PDT and 6:45 a.m. EST

The final earth sign of the year, I liken the Capricorn earth to be like the solid rock that forms our mountains. Slowly they rose into the sky, you can almost see them competing with one another to be the highest peak. Capricorns are very solid people; loyal, hard workers, very grounded. They are also very stubborn; Taurus gets the name but Capricorn play the stubborn game. Like the rock they represent, you cannot move them, until they’re ready and it can take years of evaluation before they decide to make a change. Time is an important factor to them, and like their ruler, Saturn, they keep time for us. If they have spent many years with someone or doing something it’s hard for them to see the logic in changing, they consider the amount of time invested. If they were to buy a couch one of the considerations would be, “How long will this couch last?”

However, their most unique feature is the fact that they are born old and grow young! We should all take a turn as a Capricorn, they get it right. After being so serious and working hard to build their empire, around their early 50’s they begin to enjoy life. They don’t have a mid-life crisis they have a mid-life awakening. I love how New Year’s occurs during Capricorn and Old Father time limps out and Baby New Year crawls in, it’s such a perfect symbol for Capricorn.

Their polar opposite, Cancer, loves being home and taking care of pets and children. Cancers rely on their intuition and Capricorns love rules and logic.  Capricorns love to be at work and often feel they are building an empire for the family, but most love to be out and working where they can feel accomplished. Capricorns find work therapeutic, it’s what they understand. Their lessons will be around learning the difference between the two and eventually understanding why paying attention to the little things in life are so valuable. Capricorns are very attracted to power, the appreciate authority and like Nixon, sometimes misuse it.  They are considered the Judges of the Zodiac and are usually very fair in how they judge others; it’s what they teach us: how to use good judgement.