Santa (source: Victoria Buzz)

Christmas is finally here, and you know what that means, right? Tomorrow is Boxing Day! And why am I discussing Boxing Day already?

The new moon/solar eclipse arrives late tonight (or early tomorrow morning) in North America. That means that many of us will have already pigged out and passed out after a day of gorging ourselves and celebrating excess. That’s a good thing because this eclipse in Capricorn signifies a terrific time to put all that excess behind us. “Cafe Astrology” defines this new moon as “a time for setting practical, attainable goals.”

However, this cosmic event is followed immediately by the sun’s annual conjunction with Jupiter on Boxing Day. We might be waking up tomorrow feeling as if we can’t resist the urge to accumulate even more stuff. It’s likely that many of us will literally punch our way through the crowds to get a deal on something that we don’t even need. With Jupiter involved, we can convince ourselves that whatever we’re shopping for is going to make our lives better, whether that’s a treadmill that we’re never going to use or a pair of pants that will only fit better once we lose that “winter bloat.”

The potential to make terrible decisions exists tomorrow. My advice is to avoid putting yourself in a situation where optimism can eclipse practicality. Stay at home! If you want to do something good for yourself, consider joining an online yoga site, or filling up a box for Goodwill with those clothes that you thought that you might fit into again two Christmases ago. Don’t allow the boisterous energy of Jupiter to overwhelm the innate prudence of Capricorn. The tone you set for yourself during this solar eclipse will have repercussions that will reveal themselves in the future.

All bills come due when events like these happen in Capricorn. If there is anything we can learn from this eclipse, it’s that.

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