There's a movie moment that makes me swoon. It's a culminating scene in Pride and Prejudice, with Michael MacFayden as Mr. Darcy walking across the meadow toward his beloved. He's strong in his haunches, walking in a sensual and determined way toward his object of affection.
This scene came to mind reading April Elliott Kent's take on Capricorn in Love, in her must-have book Essential Guide to Practical Astrology. On the literary lover, she writes, "Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy is an archetypal Capricorn -- undemonstrative, occasionally cruel, and preoccupied with social status. Yet ultimately he is able to appreciate the proud and moral Elizabeth Bennett, realizing her strong ethics ad values are far more admirable than mere accident of noble birth."
April notes the strong sexual appetites of Capricorn, adding that "it's sometimes represented by the satyr, a bestial and debauched centaur." This hedonistic bent reminds me of a Capricorn (Sun) friend, who joked that if her boyfriend went away, "she'd be with a cabana boy inside a week." It was only in jest, since with Capricorn there's the loyalty and desire for stability, not wanting to threaten a good thing. But it was a glimpse of the bawdy humor of the Seagoat.
Venus is in Capricorn starting today to around Imbolc (February 1st/2nd). Venus is love and money, friendships and good times. Venus brings us to our senses -- the earthly pleasures are where we come together. If your Venus (or other prominent planet) is in Capricorn, receive that boost to well-being and sense of attractiveness. Other earth signs Taurus and Virgo also get a lift.
Venus joins a constellation of planets in Capricorn, in time for the New Moon. If you're looking at Capricorn New Moon in the Houses -- for a forecast of possibilities -- picture Venus there too. The love planet enriches the experiences of that house, for renewal, and makes it satisfying to dig for authentic, solid ground.
More Impressions: commitment in love; the satisfaction of being responsible to those you love; making strong financial decisions; the joy of being a dependable friend; physical intimacy deepens; forgoing short term gratification for deeper desires; well-being from living your values.Nymph and Satyr. Detail of Bacchanalia from Giulio Romano (1493-1546) in the Hall of Amor and Psyche, Palazzo del Te, mural. Palazzo del Te, Mantova, Italy. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images).