From the advice column: I’m surrounded by malicious people

astrological adviceQ: I am really struggling against all of the odds. Lots of malicious gossips, malicious people in general that I have to live among, give treatment to and build my business, which is virtually impossible and I’m running out of money. If you can see what steps may be best for me to make regarding business or earnings that would be a great help.

A: You are what we call a “Double Capricorn” – your Sun is in Capricorn and you have Capricorn rising, so the sign of Capricorn is very strong in your chart.  The destiny of Capricorn is to master the material world, so it’s no wonder you have a craving to build your business and in fact building a business or making some kind of mark in the world is what you are meant to do.

Like all of us, you have challenges you must face in order to accomplish your goals.  While your Mars (drive and desire) is in Aries, where it is most powerful and most easily able to manifest your desires, it is opposite your very polite and sensitive Libra Moon.  Anger and confrontation likely frightens you, whether it’s coming from inside you or from someone else.  And Mars is also opposite Pluto, the planet of power and personal transformation.  Often people with Mars/Pluto dynamics in their chart experience betrayals and power conflicts in their life until they are able to stand up for what they need in their own life and develop the strength to assert themselves with confidence.  This has likely been particularly difficult over the past couple of years because Pluto in the sky has been transiting your Sun – the very essence of who you are – encouraging your own empowerment through facing difficult situations.  That is what will help to clear your life of this sense of malicious people that surround you.

Chiron, the planet of wounding and healing, is also involved here which suggests that the wounds around feelings of empowerment run deep and are meant to be cleared so that you can fully become the powerful manifestor that you are meant to be.

Regarding money, Pisces is on the cusp of your second house of wealth and possessions which could show that despite your Capricornian business sense you are not always so smart about money.  The Mars/Chiron combination inhabits the second house, so this wound around your being able to accumulate the assets you need to feel secure is a tricky one.  The good news is that Chiron wounds CAN be healed.

So my advice to you, dear reader, is to (a) protect your income and savings by being diligent and not haphazard with a financial plan, (b) practice your growing self-confidence and ability to defend yourself against obstacles so that you continue to feel stronger and more empowered, and (c) face malicious people around you with this renewed sense of confidence and the knowledge that you are on the path to your destiny!

If you have a burning question that requires an answer, perhaps astrology can help.  I can’t answer all questions, but will select the ones that could be of help to others. 

By | 2018-09-27T08:50:47+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Advice|5 Comments


  1. Sal September 27, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Lynn, would this be similar dynamic for An Aries Moon with Mars in Libra and. Capricorn Rising?

    • Lynn Hayes September 28, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Hi Sal, there would be elements of this because of the Aries Moon and Mars in Libra. But for this person the Pluto effect is also intense and that helps to intensify the feelings of powerlessness.

  2. Bernadette Macmillan September 28, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Hello Lynn,

    As I use the stars as part of my Feng Shui practice – reason I subscribe to you & others – your advice here was great. With Pluto next to my Sun I know the effects of this planet only too well plus I have a Cap Moon. Yet, when I hear a client mention malicious gossip, malicious people, and running out of money, those are red flags in my practice and a demand to look at the floor plan and work on the Earth-bound level as well. Working with the mundane on a Transcendental level as well as connecting to the stars thus connecting the dots on all planes.

    • Lynn Hayes September 29, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

      Hi Bernadette, thanks so much for your comment. I do believe that the outer events in our life are manifested by something we are working with internally and I appreciate your comment regarding that.

  3. Lynn Hayes September 29, 2018 at 10:50 am - Reply

    The querent sent me her comments, she is concerned about anonymity and did not want to leave her comments right on the site.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my chart. Since I wrote my plea to you 🙂 quite a lot of things have become apparent in my situation so I am able to see now what was hidden from me (Pluto?). The defending myself, yes absolutely this is what am learning but less of not being able to face up to people and more of a not being able to see their faces, or not having enough information to make a challenge. In my life I’ve often not been able to defend myself because there has been so much subterfuge, from almost everyone in my life. And yes, I like to avoid instigating conflict, I much prefer peaceful resolution but once conflict is there, my mars in Aries takes no prisoners!

    Its interesting though as things are being revealed I am noticing people looking at me with such predatory malice and I am staring them down, where as previously I would have just felt uncomfortable and wondered what I had done wrong. So this fits nicely with what you interpreted. Ive also had a few outbursts lately where I’ve told people what I think so yes this is all coming into play 🙂

    Money is less about planning and more about lack of it and too many unexpected expenses, although I am finding it difficult to plan lately, whereas I’ve always budgeted in the past. My life is very disorganised and the more I work at getting it sorted the more disorganised it becomes and Im in a situation where I need to boost my income but can’t look for work lest I take my problem with me! I think though the reason for my business struggling is what has been revealed over the last few weeks, I need to move on, Im just inhibited by the problem my current situation has caused.
    I also need to challenge people in this situation and seek compensation, like you say I must, I just don’t yet have the clear sight of how to do this.

    I always feel hurt by the traditional perception of Capricorn and business, it isn’t how I feel about it. I don’t feel the need to make my mark in the world just to earn a living and do a good job of it. Less of a claiming of dominion, which is how Capricorn is presented and more of a providing of service to be proud of, building something of benefit that can grow and help more people. This need is often intersected by the desire to put it all down and just be, potter around and enjoy life. Also it seems its more of a responsibility that I am bound to, I have to do it, even if I don’t want to, there is no choice and working for others is usually intolerable, abusive and exploitative.

    I definitely feel and see the Chiron aspect you mentioned, this and Pluto have been working hard on me since 2007. I feel drained but I see it is making me stronger, I don’t feel like a powerful manifestor yet but I see that I need to be free of the negative interference of others to be able to achieve this. I have a strong desire to interact and be connected with people but am forced to be alone, I think this is why. Its a strong and nice affirmation I will draw on the image of “powerful manifestor” to keep me strong, I will work towards this goal 🙂

    Thank you again, it helps to have insight and confirmation that the currents I am experiencing fit with a higher perspective and that seemingly I am on the right track ( hopefully). It has been and still is very dark, when I speak of malice its the worst kind and much more than my fair share of it because people have been given motive and permission, it is very real, palpable and extensive beyond belief! I hope that the way forward will continue to be revealed.

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