Circe {Daughter of the Sun} Enchants Capricorn NYE

Who knows not Circe, the Daughter of the Sun,

whose charmed cup Whoever tasted, lost his upright

shape, And downward fell into a groveling swine? {Milton}

 

The asteroid goddess Circe is weaving a veritable web of magic in the skies this New Year's eve. She will conjunct swift Mercury at 22 degrees Capricorn, and though little is written about her in astrology lore, she is a grand dame of Classical Mythology, and her influence can surely help you make magic in 2015. Both Mercury and Circe are magician archetypes, so their tête-à-tête encounter has the potential to be VERY interesting. 

Despite ultimately being tricked by Odysseus, man of many schemes, Circe is a powerful and seductive enchantress (with killer hair, as noted obsessively by Homer); literature's first witch and femme fatale. She gives him the best advice on how to continue his journey home to Ithaca, and many scholars feel that if it weren't for Circe's guidance to journey to the Underworld, Odysseus would still be languishing on some island in the Mediterranean and the world's first novel would be an utter flop.  She is the opposite of Odysseus' faithful wife, Penelope, who sits obediently at home waiting for the return of her husband. Circe CHOOSES to live unmarried, independent, wild and free, surrounded by her beloved familiars (men she's turned into pigs and exotic cats) spinning her magic,  and telling it like it is ("Some people are pigs; I make them look like pigs"). 

How is her influence felt astrologically? Where Circe dwells in your chart, there exists a great potential to make magic of your own through intention and work. This is where we can cast our wishes, peer through a portal to the unknown, and know all things are possible. Read more about Circe in poetry and art here. 

Enjoy this dramatic start to 2015!  The Sun, Pluto, Mercury, Venus, and Circe are ALL dwelling in the house of Capricorn, which will touch upon everyone's greatest hopes and ambitions.  Fellow Cappys, take a deep breath and gear up for a wild & exciting year!  

Cheers & Happy New Year!! 

Alana