|Capricorn is the tenth constellation of
the Western zodiac and is represented by the Goat. Attempts have been
made to enliven your sign’s sometimes dour image by linking it
alternatively with the mountain goat and even with the gazelle. While the
former has some merit, in reality the acknowledged associations of Capricorn
prove far more revealing and surprisingly, rather flattering
as well. Capricorn is actually the Sea-Goat, whose mythological origins stretch back further than
the classical period. The Sumero-Babylonian god Ea was one of the most important
in ancient Mesopotamia and had the head and upper body of a goat with the lower
body of a fish, as represented more or less today in the astrologer’s glyph for your sign.
Ea was both prescient and omniscient and was particularly connected with work,
wisdom and the instruction of mankind. These characteristics remain to remind us presently,
of what is traditionally governed by the sign of Capricorn.
The symbolism of both the goat and the fish
are important for Christianity, with the goat’s
prior connections consigning it to all that is
considered evil nowadays. Here Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorn becomes Satan and
gains a bad reputation among those who lack a more balanced view.
However, Ea was ruler not of the Earth as might be expected,
but of the water and so that fishes tail refuses to go away.
It isn’t possible to appreciate the essence of Capricorn
without regard for your often neglected emotions. These are the
driving force behind your desire to better yourself. It is
in your view, through worldly success that you will ultimately prove
sufficiently worthy of the love of others…
|There are many admirable things about your character, although this tends to be a more appropriate description of these traits than loveable or appealing, for example.
You are responsible, you take life seriously and have a determined,
persistent and measured approach. Your whole attitude is sober, cautious and conservative
with a realistic outlook that veers towards the pessimistic. You are assiduous,
meticulous, hard-working and productive and are the least likely sign to take
a vacation. You are lucky enough to enjoy working and while
you complain of all that you have to do, there is only one thing that
makes you happier than the completion of an important task, and
thinking how you’ll deal with the next one.
As the natural ruler of the tenth house, it is important for you to carve out
a position of prominence and respect. While your precise route varies,
you claw your way to the top in the business world or seek the society of
those who can help you on your way.
Glamour and fame generally don’t
appeal much to you, since you’d loathe the invasion of privacy that celebrity entails.
Ideally you are a solid citizen with a dignified and authoritative status, well-regarded
by those in the know and without many trappings of
You’re ambitious and you aren’t
afraid to commit to what you’re seeking over the longer term. Some Capricorns are quite wild
in their earlier years, but calm down around the age of thirty when
Saturn first returns to its own natal position. Your most creative
and carefree expression is often not realised until much later, with
your sixties particularly a significant time. Capricorn is never
really a young person’s sign, so finds itself linked with an old head
on young shoulders from the outset. The importance of fun in
your early development shouldn’t be ignored, but
taking nothing away from your august and dependable nature, it’s clear you’re not the type to have people lauding you like the life and soul of any party…
||Dark brown and green, grey, black
||Dark sapphire, black pearl, onyx, jet
||Nightshade, hemlock, pansy,
ivy, heartsease, amaranthus
||Aspen, elm, pine, quince, willow, yew
||Albania, Bulgaria, Mexico, Bosnia, Afghanistan, India, Lithuania, UK
|| Brandenberg, Brussels, Port Said,
Delhi, Mexico City, Oxford, Ghent
|| Taurus, Virgo, often Aries
|Nonetheless, Capricorn is linked with experience and maturity so almost everything about your story will with time and patience, get better. Conscientious
and diligent you are, spontaneous and impulsive you’re simply not. You’re
a good reliable colleague who always fulfils your obligations but warmth, feelings and romance
for instance are often pushed towards the sidelines in favour of more concrete concerns.
You will always stress practical affairs over seemingly less tangible factors, so you can come over as a little cold. You would
benefit from giving your emotions greater credence since with that fishes tail,
your happiness is in truth every bit as important as your material circumstances.
In fact your inherently practical nature can lead to an obsession
with financial interests, when a calculating attitude prevails and everything
is judged on its
monetary worth alone. Similarly depression and pessimism are constant threats to your well-being,
with optimism and a more light-hearted viewpoint actively to be encouraged.
Gloom and cynicism may contribute enormously to a caustic, sarcastic and biting
wit, but for many an encounter with the astrological equivalent of Eeyore, grows increasingly wearing over time.
Your forgotten watery tail means you are perceptibly more sensitive and intuitive
than ever your strict sense of discipline will permit others to realise. Current planetary trends
combine to show you facets of life that you have never known before, so increasingly, your inner knowledge and vision ought to be allowed to reveal itself more widely to the world.
From your ongoing situation a new understanding will if you let it, gradually begin slowly to coalesce…