Mars Venus Pluto
conjunction in Capricorn
pursue your desires
Do you ever find yourself struggling to meet your goals or manifest your vision? What does it take to go after what you want, to bring your vision into reality?
Why You Fail to Achieve Your Goals
One of the biggest reasons many people fail to achieve their goals is that their goals — or the projects they plan to help them reach their goals — are not actually aligned with their values or with what they truly want and need.
We often draw inspiration for our goals from what we see others do and have. Or we get an idea about what might be an exciting life and we fail to consider whether that’s the life we really want.
Just because a certain lifestyle makes others happy doesn’t mean it’s right for you.
Several years ago I got an idea around creating a life as a digital nomad solopreneur. I was enchanted by the idea of freedom and the ability to work-from-anywhere.
What I failed to consider was a crucial component that I needed to be at my best: collaboration.
Looking back at various work projects and other times in my life when I felt most fulfilled, I realized that my best moments all involved collaboration.
Can I work alone? Yes.
But I thrive in collaboration.
None of this is to say that the life I wanted to create would never feel aligned.
There is always a way to make something work — but first you have to know what you really want and what you really need.
An Invitation to Explore Under the Surface
If you’re not achieving your goals, or if your achievements are falling flat, it may be because you haven’t aligned your goals to what you value and what you truly need to thrive.
Not making progress is a sign that you need to do some excavation — to explore where the goal is not in alignment for you.
This week’s astrology invites us to do just that. Yesterday’s new moon in Pisces and the upcoming Jupiter cazimi in Pisces want to bless the seeds of our biggest dreams.
Today, Mars and Venus each form a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn.
Venus is what we want, what we are attracted to. Mars is how we go after what we want. Pluto is the planet of the underworld, and it is also about power. Capricorn is a sign that is all about planning and persistence.
Claim Your Power to Pursue Your Desires
We find our power to persevere when we are willing to go deep, to excavate beneath the surface and uncover our true needs, motives, and desires.
The Venus/Pluto conjunction is particularly potent. It marks a beginning, but also an ending. It is the third meetup of the two planets since December. This is where Venus stationed retrograde — the start of a period of review and reflection in this area of our life.
As it crosses this threshold, it invites us to examine what we have learned from its long transit here.
What have you uncovered about what you truly desire and need?
When we can be honest with ourselves about what we need, we can step into our power and gain the fortitude and fire — the energy of Mars — to pursue our desires and achieve our biggest dreams.