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Capricorn Astrology December 22 – January 19
Capricorn Strength Keywords:
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Capricorn and Independence:
Capricorns are very independent because they know their capabilities and therefore they rarely trust others to finish details, they like to do it all themselves. Capricorn is the longer of all zodiac signs.
Capricorn and Friendship:
The Capricorn is the strong friend, they will always be there to help, they are very sympathetic, caring and helpful to a friend in need. A Capricorn will get someone back on their feet again with a steady plan for success and for all this, they expect nothing in return. The Capricorn friend is deep and mysterious and full of intrigue, there always seems to be something going on in their mind.
Capricorn and Business:
The Capricorn personality is geared towards that of leadership and achievement, they always want to climb the corporate ladder and be the best they can be. Capricorns have excellent sense of time and manage it very well, they are excellent organizers. Capricorns are very creative, not spontaneously creative but it is incorporated into their time management skills and their ideas for executing a plan. Capricorns make good, wise investments because they look at the long term and what will be the most beneficial down the road.
Capricorn and Temperament:
Capricorns might seem melancholy and stern because they live by self-discipline and responsibility. They evaluate everything and they don’t take daring chances without weighing the advantages and disadvantages first. To the onlooker, they might seem boring but it is the serious drive and structured way of life that the Capricorn feels safe with. Capricorn’s self-sufficiency is often mistook for coldness, they are not as cold as they seem, this might be apparent just because Capricorns like to do everything themselves this way there is no worry about something not finished or not done properly. It is all about control of their surroundings and their daily lives and sometimes this spills into other people’s lives. They believe they can give structure and organize other people’s lives too, which they can but others might see this as intrusive and not welcome the Capricorn’s suggested changes. According to Capricorn, there is only a right way and a wrong way to do things and this idea makes some Capricorns closed minded, stubborn and reluctant to agree with others. This is an ongoing lesson for Capricorns, knowing that there is more then one way of doing things and even though their way is usually right, it does not mean that they have to impose their ways on others.
Capricorn Deep Inside:
Capricorns have this sense of melancholy and necessity for structure and work because inside they feel they are unworthy and need to continuously prove their worth. Once they realize that all they need is self-love, door will open and they will see the world in a new light, one that allows for pleasure and guilt-free fun. Capricorns most important need is security, financial and material security. This is the driving force behind their ambitious character and all other personality traits of desire to succeed. They are very concerned with their public standing and their prestige. Capricorns are loners but they also need to feel appreciated, but they are excellent at hiding this truth. Capricorns are very self contained and they have many faces they present to the world, they are known as aloof and indifferent but this is them concealing themselves from the world, unfortunately, they may never know who they really are. This causes feelings of insecurity and causes them to question their own self worth. Capricorns make it difficult to get close emotionally because once they let someone in, they do not want to let them go and emotional connection makes them feel vulnerable yet satisfied at he same time. This is an ongoing internal conflict of contradictions inside the Capricorn’s mind.
Capricorn in a Nutshell:
Capricorns are very ambitious people, they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and important. Capricorns are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want, when the opportunity arises, they will plan their steps carefully to others, they might appear hesitant but this is not true, they know that there is only one chance to succeed and they are filing together their information to take the proper steps to accomplish their goal with flying colors, not just second rate. Capricorns have a very active mind and strong powers of concentration. Capricorns like being in control of their surroundings and everyone in their life. Capricorns are very cautious but this only to survey the situation before leaping in, they will never make a hasty jump in. They accept change but introduce it slowly so they can get used to it and incorporate it into their life. Capricorns tend to see life in black or white, definitive’s only. There are no gray areas for these are areas that are not understood and this makes Capricorn feel uncomfortable. They tend to be in control in a romantic relationship that way they are never vulnerable to another person.
What it’s Like to Date a Capricorn Woman:
Deep inside, she is romantic and loving but it takes the right man to expose this. On the outside, she may seem like she does not care much for love. The Capricorn woman is perfect for the man who likes a challenge. It will take time to get closer to her, never make her rush into a relationship. Be patient because she is. Capricorn woman is very classy, upscale woman. You have to woo her and court her like a lady. Shower her with nice gifts (but not too expensive, she is a very conservative spender and expects you to be also). She will dominate and control the relationship but in her intriguing subtle way, let her take the lead, she won’t steer you wrong! She will lead the relationship in the right direction because she is smart and practical. She will offer you a long lasting, real, loyal relationship with all the right ingredients for happiness.
What it’s Like to Date a Capricorn Man:
The Capricorn man is very physical and passionate, but not emotional (on the outside). Deep inside he yearns for love but this takes a long time to become reality, he is very reluctant to place trust in another person. Show him how much you admire him and earn trust gradually over time. He is very faithful, probably the most faithful of all zodiac signs. Underneath his secretive mysterious nature is a romantic streak with a strong sensual side, this side is completely hidden and once unlocked, you’ll be amazed at the transformation this man has undergone! Patience and trust is key with a Capricorn man, he has so much to offer the right woman who will wait for him.
How to Attract Capricorn:
make them laugh, they tend to be melancholy so anyone who can make them laugh is appreciated. Talk about anything but do not pry into their emotions. They do mind listening to yours however. When Capricorn feels safe, they will let some of their cat out of the bag. Talk about serious topics, things that matter and avoid unconventionality, they are very conventional people and do not like shock-topics. They like to be connected to on an intellectual level. They like gifts, not gaudy and expensive but practical and useful. Keep it high class, they do not like second-rate gifts, or dates for that matter. Plan an upscale date to a art gallery, theater or fancy restaurant. Never be late. Capricorns are very punctual and live by a schedule and they do not like to be kept waiting, it shows irresponsibility. Be patient with Capricorn, underneath that aloof, indifferent outside lies a physical, passionate loyal person that will come out when the time is right, once you have proven yourself.
Capricorn Erogenous Zone:
The legs and especially the knees are very sensitive. Lightly tickle the backs of Capricorn’s knees and this will get them giggling with excitement and initiate foreplay.
Sex With Capricorn:
Capricorns have stamina, lots of it. They like nice, classy surroundings and a comfortable atmosphere. In the bedroom, they will last all night and want some more. They are very physical and good at what they can do. Do not expect any creative or zany positions, but expect it to be good.
Soul Forecast: Capricorn, 2013
BY MICHAEL DINAN – PUBLISHED: 12/21/2013 – SECTION: ASTROLOGY
On the Solstice, the sun moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn, which is a cardinal earth sign.
The cardinal signs are the most representative of their element, which means that Capricorn is the most deeply rooted and earthy of the zodiac signs. It’s ruled by practical, concrete Saturn, making this a great time to focus on shoring up the foundations of our lives.
The transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn can be dramatic, as their ruling planets Jupiter and Saturn are quite opposite in character. They are considered to be the two teaching planets of the zodiac, making the holiday season a rich time for spiritual growth.
Both planets can teach us a lot about mastery of energy as they both magically radiate almost three times more energy out than they absorb from the sun, a true cosmic mystery. They only differ in the method to their magic. Jupiter teaches us the law of attraction, while Saturn teaches us the equally important law of subtraction. Jupiter tends toward jolly optimistic idealism while Saturn tends towards Grinchy, penny-pinching realism. Jupiter tends to give us opportunities to expand and multiply, while Saturn tends to bring us opportunities to subtract and simplify. Jupiter tends to be extroverted and liberal while Saturn tends to be introverted and conservative.
Interestingly, this dichotomy is mirrored in the actual physical planets. Jupiter is expansive and gassy, while Saturn is much more compact and crystalline.
Saturn’s astrological symbol has a cross it, which is a symbol of the Earth with all its heaviness and density. Historically, Saturn has been known as a “malefic” planet and has a reputation of being a stern taskmaster. In Vedic astrology, you are advised to do lots of purification ceremonies called pujas when Saturn comes to visit. But if we look again at the actual planet for guidance, we can see that the structure of the wisdom it is trying to impart is anything but square. The Cassini probe recently got a much clearer picture of the mysterious hexagonal storm that persists at Saturn’s North Pole. In Sacred Geometry and Astrology, this Star of David, or Star Tetrahedron in 3-D is the most harmonious form.
In fact, in Nassim Haramein’s exciting new Unified Field Theory, the geometry of the Star Tetrahedron is fundamental to the structure of the universe and essential to his solution to Einstein’s field equations. And the Golden Mean Phi ratio of 1.618 that is also an integral aspect of the structure of reality is found as well throughout the patterns in the beautiful rings of Saturn.
Because we’ve had a limited understanding of the true workings of the world to this point, the templates and traditions that have been handed down for Saturn have been ill-fitting. Old hierarchies full of stern authority figures have created a lot of suffering from forcing these ill-fitting structures on society with little rationale beyond “because I said so”. This legacy of bad Saturn translation has given the planet a bad rap. But Saturn is still there, transmitting its beautiful “loving” structure, waiting us to get it right. If we study its geometric message, we can learn how to have healthy boundaries and how to live in sustainable harmony.
But because we haven’t all mastered the physics of the Earth plane just yet, the transition into Capricorn can still be a challenging time. After the fun filled gatherings of Christmas wrap up, there are often big bills to pay. The reality of our family interactions may have fallen quite short of our hopes and dreams. The days are short and we being to feel the restriction of being cooped up indoors.
When we hit New Year’s, we start looking back at the past year and making resolutions to improve ourselves, focusing all too often on our disappointments and how we’ve fallen short of our goals. Saturn asks us for discipline and commitment to loving structures that can bring our big ideas and dreams down to reality. The hard work that is before us can be overwhelming.
I recently came upon this inspiring article about some Italian goats making death-defying climbs up a dam. The goat is the animal totem of Capricorn, and their breathtaking mastery of climbing exemplifies the highest octave of the sign. Their perilous journey to the rarefied air at the top of their climb is made one simple concrete leap at a time.
No matter how lofty the goal, Saturn’s patient and steady energy can get you there. Try to discipline yourself and make friends with Saturn during this time, and you can start making lots of tiny strides towards your own high perch of achievement.
Dec. 21, Black Hole Solstice – Keeping the fire alive: The magical moment of the solstice has been honored by great stone monuments all over the world. These megaliths mark the end of our darkest hours, the great tipping point when the sun stands still and quiet before finally beginning to move higher in the sky, kicking off another solar cycle of life. We are near the middle of a 35-year period when the solstice sun is closely aligned with the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, which is one of the factors that contributed to the excitement surrounding the 2012 solstice. During this solstice, Mercury, the messenger of the gods, is very close to that dark rift in the Milky Way that marks the mysterious center of our galactic wheel. It is also making a harmonious trine aspect with the Moon in fiery Leo. So this is a great time to receive personal spiritual messages from that Great Mystery about the next step to take in our journey towards creative self-actualization (Leo). There is also a tense T-square going on between Mars, Pluto, and Uranus that demands that we take some action (Mars) to honor our spiritual path (Pluto and Uranus) and transform ourselves. Have faith that the ideas that come to you this solstice are divinely inspired, and put that fire to use burning through anything that keeps you out of alignment with your spirit. If you surrender those impediments and shed them consciously, you can save yourself the pain of having them gobbled up unconsciously by the supermassive Black Hole that is looming over us now.
Jan. 1, Saturn’s New Moon Crossroads – The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto are all in Capricorn and are part of a Grand Cross with Uranus in Aries, Mars in Libra, and Jupiter in Cancer. The Grand Cross is the most tension-filled of astrological arrangements, so don’t be surprised if there is an increase in stand offs and battles during this time. Collectively, this is Saturn knocking on our door and giving us the option to turn ourselves in and get disciplined about our spiritual evolution (Pluto and Uranus square) or face the school of hard knocks where Saturn’s cold gusts make our house of cards come falling down around us. We are just past the midpoint of the long squaring off between Pluto and Uranus that is the primary astrological energy driving these transformative times. This cosmic cycle began when Pluto and Uranus were conjoined from 1964 to 1968, and we are now riding the crest of the second great wave of this extreme planetary makeover. These Grand Cross moments in this long process mark spiritual crossroads, choice points where our mettle is collectively tested. We can grow and evolve to lighter beings, or we can dig in and fight against the tide of history. Uranus in Aries is inviting every individual to increase their freedom and power and Pluto in Capricorn is insisting that old, ill-fitting structures die and be reborn in more harmonious forms. The ongoing health care overhaul and the NSA security scandal exemplify this tension between the needs of individuals and the needs of systems. If ever there was a New Year’s for resolutions, this one is it. But be sure to think big picture, and try to make your lists from that still quiet place of meditation that is expansive enough to capture your soul’s grand path. If you have been ignoring the whisperings of your spirit and suffering, now is the time that you can change course and start moving towards the things that bring you joy and happiness. If you keep neglecting the pull of Spirit it will visit you more and more loudly until you finally take the path that honors your soul’s calling. If you are already solidly on the road home and in tune with your soul, now is a time when you can really be a Bodhisattva and help the many who are suffering and burdened by the weight of this Cardinal Cross. We need teachers now who can help us all to transcend our suffering and ascend to the next level of connection and unity!
Jan. 5 – Healing Waters : The Moon in sensitive Pisces and Saturn in intense Scorpio are making a harmonious kite aspect out of the Grand Cross right now. That aspect pattern is softening the hard edges of the Grand Cross and offering healing opportunities for any hard feelings that may have arisen during the conflicts around the New Moon. Pisces offers a break from the rigid energy of Saturn, making this a good time to apologize and forgive and work to repair the bridges of relationship. This is a good time to take a bath or go to a sweat lodge and detox from any post-traumatic stress fight or flight energy that may have taken place under this Cardinal Cross. The Dalai Lama has a kite aspect like this one in his natal chart with the grand trine in the water signs. Think of his boundless compassion and apply it to your own and others failings. Take a break from fear and anger and separation and dissolve in the healing waters.
Jan. 14 – Softening the Cross: The Moon is in Cancer now, conjoined to Jupiter and giving a boost to the watery aspects are still softening the harshness of the Grand Cross. The Moon rules Cancer, and with Jupiter expanding its influence there should be an up welling of nurturing energy to help offset any coldness that went before. Let your guard down be vulnerable and the Divine Mother will be present to kiss your wounds and console your soul.