That's because of Pluto, passing through the Capricorn Zodiac sign during this long period. It's a slow moving planet, taking 15 years to get through Capricorn and even much longer to pass some other signs.
A Long Process of Lasting ChangePluto is the planet of drastic change. Metamorphosis. Afterwards nothing is the same. These changes can come rather quickly, but they will last for very long. Pluto's orbit around the sun takes almost 250 years. So, that's how long it takes to pass through the whole Zodiac.
The type of changes that Pluto causes depends on the Zodiac sign it is in. In Capricorn, the changes mainly have to do with construction. Tearing down and building new – really new. Another way of building, other types of structures than before.
It's not only about actual buildings, although they are certainly included and central. It's any kind of big, ambitious structure. It applies to how society is organized on a large scale, how production in factories is managed, how the institutions of society are run.
The slowest of the planets is Pluto, taking almost 250 years to go through the Zodiac. Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 and stays there until the start of 2024.
For people born in the Capricorn Zodiac sign, Pluto's presence means that their lives will go through major and lasting changes. They are even sort of revolutionary. Capricorn’s life will not be the same afterwards, and it will be quite noticeable also to others.
It's not a change of the mind, but mainly of concrete material circumstances. A new home, a new life order, a complete change of what Capricorn aspires to accomplish. Things like that.
Because Pluto moves so slowly, it's important to weigh in where in the Zodiac sign it is. All Capricorns are influenced by the Pluto passage 2008-2023, but the ones affected the most at any given time are those with the sun in their birth chart the closest to Pluto's position.
So, Capricorns born in December are influenced the most by Pluto 2008-2012, Capricorns born in early January 2013-2018, and those born in mid-January 2019-2023.
Capricorn's Personality Changes, TooIn 2015, Pluto forms a conjunction with the sun of the New Year world horoscope. It did so also in 2012-2014. In 2013 the conjunction was the strongest, because Pluto and the sun were the closest.
The sun, of course, is a major influence in the horoscope. It's what decides what sign you are, by authority of the magnificence of this huge heavenly body – meaning so much more than any of the planets surrounding it.
But its meaning is rather vague. It's sort of the background of a personality. What you are when you rest, not engaged in any particular activities that are likely to get their nourishment from the planets. One could say the real you, although that's not very explanatory.
In conjunction with Pluto, the sun participates in a major change and is part of it. So, those affected the most are likely to change their personalities significantly. Their whole life quest is altered, completely and forever.
In 2015, this goes especially for Capricorns born in the first week of January. They are sure to have a major change in their lives this year. Nothing will be the same afterwards. Well, they themselves will not be the same afterwards.
It is drastic, maybe even scary in its importance. But the outcome will make Capricorn enriched and ready to take on that new life. This personal renaissance of sorts is a very big step that Capricorn is most committed to take.
Added Ability in 2015In the 2015 New Year horoscope, also Mercury and Venus are in Capricorn.
That's no surprise, since our calendar decides when the New Year is and that's when the sun is near the middle of Capricorn. Mercury and Venus are never that far apart from the sun, as seen from Earth, so often in the New Year horoscope both will be in the same sign. It was so in 2014, too.
Since it is pretty much to be expected, the presence of those two planets in Capricorn of the 2015 New Year horoscope has little meaning to people born in Capricorn. It means more to the world as a whole, and how the world horoscope should be interpreted.
Still, because the New Year horoscope has its own dignity regarding the whole year to follow, Mercury and Venus have their distinct influence on 2015 for every Capricorn.
What the two planets do is to add ability and capacity to Capricorn. Venus makes things work smoothly and Mercury eases any intellectual process, even when it is complicated and demanding. So Capricorn feels fortified and extra resourceful in 2015. That can come in handy.
Capricorn Resists New IdeasBut we're not ready with the sun and Pluto conjunction in Capricorn just yet. In the 2015 New Year horoscope, there are aspects to other planets, adding to the complexity and importance of the situation.
The major aspect is the square (90°) to Uranus in Aries. Both the sun and Pluto have this aspect to Uranus.
Uranus in Aries shows a radical process of thought going on in society now. Old truths are abandoned and new ones take their place. Innovations come quickly. A new understanding of the world and our role in it emerges.
To Capricorn, this is not altogether a good thing. Some of the old stuff deserves more respect, and some of the new stuff doesn't seem to be that trustworthy at length. Capricorn has little respect for change just for the reason of changing. And some of those new thoughts have few other qualities than that they are new and challenge the old ideas.
So, Capricorn opposes and resists some of it. That's not sure to be a winning game, but the process the rejection causes is healthy and is likely to have some good outcomes, also for Capricorn personally. You don't always end up a loser from losing a battle.
Differing ValuesThe sun and Pluto conjunction is also connected with a square aspect to the Ascendant of the 2015 New Year horoscope, and its Moon Node.
The square to the Ascendant means that Capricorn has some objections to the moral code that present society fosters, at least claims to foster. Partly because of this ambiguity, the changes Capricorn is involved in do not altogether conform to these values. It is a kind of resistance.
Also, the aspect suggests that Capricorn will receive some criticism. What Capricorn aims to accomplish is not appreciated by all.
Still, Capricorn's activities are influenced by these values, although reluctantly, and they participate in giving things their final shape. It is for the better, but Capricorn may be hesitant to admit it.
Just Go Ahead and Do ItThe sun and Pluto share one more aspect in the 2015 New Year horoscope. It is an opposition (180°) to Medium Coeli in Cancer. That one is also about values, but emotional instead of moral ones.
Our society sees itself as caring and benevolent. That's not always true, but it is what society as a whole believes, also its leaders. Capricorn, though, is often tempted to call the bluff.
Capricorn is not that committed to this or that ideal to begin with. It's more a question of doing and solving, than having trust in things. Capricorn is focused on action that leads to concrete results. Other can evaluate them in this or that way, but to Capricorn that can wait until the job is done.
The reasons behind Capricorn's ambitions, also those that lead to big and lasting change, are matter-of-factly. If something can be made bigger, better and more useful, then that's all the reason needed to do it.
Just as with the previously mentioned aspects to the sun and Pluto, this is likely to lead to some complications. But there is no stopping Capricorn. The work will go on and the changes will take place. It's just to put in an extra effort.
A Year of ChangeSumming it up, Capricorn is in a process of big and lasting change. This change will be one of personality as well as of the surroundings. It will take a while, and there are many obstacles to get through, but the result will be evident to Capricorn as well as to the surrounding.
Capricorn Horoscope ForecastsBy observing the movements of the planets, astrology can reveal certain things about what will happen to Capricorn during the year - at least some of the most significant events. Here are the astrological forecasts for the Capricorn Zodiac sign in 2017 and the last few years:
2015 HoroscopesHere are the 2015 horoscope forecasts for each of the twelve Zodiac signs, based on sun sign astrology (your birth sign):