Tomorrow, Saturday (which in Magickal Traditions, is the Day of Saturn, which rules Capricorn), December 21, 2013, at approximately 12:11PM, the Sun enters Capricorn, the Sign of Wealth and Wisdom, as well as the Sign of the Father (human and Divine).
Now, some of you might think that I would not discuss the crappy stuff about Capricorn. Oh, yeah?
I have often said that I AM not a saint, nor do I wish to be one. If I AM going to dish out the crappy characteristics of other Sun-Signs, then I shall certainly do it about my own.
Let me begin with something I have been telling clients for years. It has been my experience that of the twelve Signs of the Western Zodiac (from Aries to Pisces), the four that are masters of complicating their lives. They are: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio (the Polar Opposite of Taurus) and Capricorn (the Polar Opposite of Cancer). For more on those Sun-Signs, SEE the following “Zodiakos:” posts for: “Taurus,” “Cancer, “Scorpio.” This, of course, is the “Zodiakos: Capricorn” post.
Of course, I have also stated that, since that is the case, these aforementioned Signs also have the potential to become masters of creating and manifesting simplicity and effortlessness in all areas of their lives.
Now, please keep in Mind these are my Astrological Analyses based on what I have read, what I have learned, and what Spirit reveals to me. I do not profess to be a psychologist or therapist, although many of my clients have told me that they would rather spend money on Readings with me than with a therapist.
Although I do have clients that see a therapist, and me, but I digress.
Then, of course, there is what I have called the “Capricorn Curse.” It goes something like, “smart in business, stupid in life.” Many a Capricorn has made great business decisions, but sometimes at great personal cost. And yes, I have done this, too, although one does not need to be a Capricorn to do this.
And then, the one that every time I have told a client, he or she has completely agreed with me: Capricorns are one of the most difficult Sun-Signs with which to live.
And now, for the good stuff about Capricorn.
Now, when I have also said that Capricorns make the difficult living worthwhile, they reluctantly agree with me. They cannot deny that the Capricorns with which they live, make the challenges bearable. Of course, there are many ways we Capricorns do that.
First, Capricorn is short for “capricornus,” which is the Latin word for “goat.” Have you ever heard of Horny Goat Weed? There is a reason why the weed is named after the goat, although there are two other “horned” Signs (Aries and Taurus). Indeed, Capricorns shall be extending invitations long after other Signs have retired to their rocking chairs.
Of course, Capricorn has often been depicted as a goat with the tail of a fish, symbolizing “rising from great depths to achieve great heights.”
Second, Capricorn is both the most evolved Cardinal Sign (Cardinal Signs are the born leaders of the Zodiac; they are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn), and the most evolved Earth Sign, which means we are often teaching others to be the epitome of grace under pressure, as well as how to make the most of their finances.
Also, some Capricorns have unwillingly attended the infamous “school of hard knocks” regarding finances, relationships, etc., so people may come to we Capricorns for advice in those areas of life.
Indeed, I have lost count of how many clients have come to me for relationship advice, and not just romantically, but about friends, family members, even about their neighbors.
Another great quality is that Capricorns rarely look their chronological age. Now, I have the extra advantage of being a Witch and of Afro-Cuban descent, so I was not too surprised when meeting people who refused to believe that I AM 43 years-of-age (not to mention less than a month from my 44th Birthday). And, truly, I look even younger, when both my face and head are clean-shaven.
Another great quality about Capricorns is that we are masters of persistence. Even if we temporarily give up, something happens that brings up back to snuff.
For example, in November, 2011, I finally gave up on romance, sex and life. In the past, I had been discouraged and disgusted with all three, sometimes individually, sometimes collectively, but had never truly given up on any or all of them.
Then, as many of you know, I had a Divinely Orchestrated stroke on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. You can read more about that in the following posts, “My Healing Journey Updates…” “The Additional Details…” “More Details…” and “A lot on my Mind…”
Now, some more about Capricorn. Capricorn is the tenth Sign of the Zodiac. And here is a Sacred Side Bar for you: ten times ten is one hundred (10 x 10 = 100) and the $100 bill depicts Capricorn Benjamin Franklin (who was born on January 17, 1706, and I checked; it was a Thursday; a lot of great Capricorns were born on Thursdays, such as my fellow WordPress blogger and fellow Reiki Master, Ms. Holly Troy (http://holly-troy.com).
In Magickal Traditions, Saturday is the Day of Saturn, which rules Capricorn. For many a Capricorn (including yours truly), Saturday is a “power day” for a Capricorn. I have often had great sessions with clients and private students on Saturdays, and have had great days at home, too.
Traditional Capricorn colors are: navy blue, olive green, black and brown; traditional Capricorn Crystals are Black Onyx, and Garnet (especially for January Capricorns). Blue Topaz for the December Capricorns, but Energetically I tend to associate Blue Topaz with Water Signs as well as Sagittarians.
Capricorns, for the most part, benefit from being Self-Employed. If your Sun-Sign is Capricorn, and you are working for another, I pose the following question: How long have you been sick and tired of making another person rich?
In conclusion, I would be interested in hearing your comments about Capricorns.