Capricorn Sun, Aries Moon: Stringer Bell The Businessman & Avon Barksdale The Gangster


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For anyone who’s into “The Wire’, which was one of the best shows on television as far as I’m concerned, you need look no further than Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale to understand the Capricorn Sun/Aries Moon combination.

The Capricorn archetype symbolizes all things administrative. Getting things done systematically and strategically in a businesslike fashion. With the Sun located here, one is fueled by ambition. The thought of seeing one’s efforts manifest into tangible form is a maintainer of life energy. To feel as if one has their vitality, they must see the fruits of their labor via a time-tested structure of some sort, or rise to the heights of status, being the “power behind the throne.”

The Moon in Aries reflects the light of the Capricorn Sun revealing a personality that wants to make things happen and be first in some facet of life. Both signs want to get things done, one for status and another for sheer IMPACT, which explains the inherent tension and stressful relationship between the two.

This combination can produce an individual who acts based on calculated risks and maintains immense courage in the face of adversity, or one who impulsively throws their hard work away because their knee jerk reactions tell them they need to constantly be on top.

When I saw this scene, I immediately thought about the two forces battling within the psyche of those who share this combination.

Stringer tells Avon “If you call the shot, We’re at war” and “I’m there like I’ve always been.”

This much is true, but it’s clear that the two have different approaches. One directly active, and the other more strategic. Capricorn says:” let’s do business and make our resources work for us.” While Aries says: “Let’s take what’s ours.”

The optimal use of this combination is the integration of the two.

Integrating Opposite Signs in the Birth Chart

When looking at the birth chart, it’s important to remember that everything has a complementary energy….



“I’m a True Sagittarius !” “I’m all Gemini, and proud of it !” I’m the epitome of a Scorpio !”

If you ask most Astrologers, chances are that they’ve heard statements similar to these a countless number of times.

So, what do these declarations really mean?

If I had to guess, I would say that people tend to identify very strongly with the characteristics which are representative of their sun signs. Of course, those of us who have had our charts done know that it’s impossible to be “all” or 100% of any sign. And, to take this statement a little further, you probably wouldn’t want to be. 

I know that this may sound particularly peculiar coming from someone who has titled his blog “Sagittarian Mind”. However, I’m discovering that some of us are really ‘missing the boat’ in failing to grasp the inherent gifts contained in the totality…

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Navigating Astrological Transits

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“Some say opportunity knocks only once. That is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.”
-Louis L’Amour

A lot of you may be aware of the existence of your entire birth chart. It is a symbolic snapshot of the location of the planets at your time of birth. The cosmic photograph itself, does not change.  However, we do.  As human beings, we are not static, nor a fixed entity. We have the power of choice.

Transits are symbolized by the daily position and movement of the planets. They are of particular significance when they make close contact (aspect) with the personal and social planets (sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars, jupiter, saturn) within our individual birth chart. The transits of the outer planets: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are usually the most significant because they move so slowly.

Therefore, the opportunity period designed to implement deep, monumental change is most available. Ultimately, major transits represent the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another in our lives. The next stage of our evolution. If we are willing to consciously take advantage of the many opportunities which certain transits represent, we will be in a position to accelerate our personal development in a very transformative manner.

I have yet to meet a “finished” human being, as we are all works in progress. If progress is to be made, we must all come to terms with this fact. We must also conduct a thorough examination of our personal attitudes toward change. In many cases, major changes create an unsettling atmosphere which leaves us uncertain. In turn, this gives birth to fear.

This fear perpetuates actions on our part which aren’t thought out the way they could’ve been.  It is only through a healthy internal acceptance of change that we can begin the process of letting go of past, and even some present, circumstances, identities, roles and people that no longer serve our way of being for the future that we wish to create for ourselves. We must locate the internal fortitude to embark upon a relatively unknown path, and trust that a constructive, proactive approach, which embraces the mentality of the victor, rather than the victim will navigate us toward a wiser, more elevated existence.

Taking advantage of transits requires us to develop a more long-range view. Thinking less stringently about the temporary pain or discomfort that we may be experiencing and choosing to redirect our focus to the broader landscape, examining how we can capitalize on the self-knowledge gained, and the meaning of certain events in a crucial time in our overall development.

Granted, this process is easier written about than done. However, it would be wise for us to remember that just because an experience feels good to us does not mean the overall effects will benefit us, and vice versa. Challenges and struggles which may provide what seems like insurmountable discomfort may, in the end, be just what we needed. Not all medicine tastes good, so it’s probably more advantageous for us to maintain the curing of the ailment as priority number one.