Happy Birthday to all of our Capricorns!
Today, 12/22 the Sun leaves jovial and freedom-loving Sagittarius and moves into the more serious and structured sign of the Sea Goat, Capricorn.
Capricorn is ruled by planet Saturn. The best way to describe Saturns function in our lives is like this: “Oh, you want to go outside and play? Well, make sure you eat all of your peas first”.
Saturn is the ‘daddy’ of the zodiac. This is why most Capricorn people have a serious vibe to them. They are ruled by the most serious planet. Work now, play later.
As such, when we are under Capricorn energy, we feel more serious. We want to get all of our work done so that we can play.
Capricorn falls under the element of Earth making this sign very practical and grounded. They are rooted and loyal to those they love and any causes they truly believe in. This sign is also known to be a bit stubborn in their convictions much like their fellow earth buddy, Taurus.
Capricorn is also a cardinal sign, meaning they initiate, they get things going. While yes, they take their time to weigh out their emotions and decisions, once they make up their mind they forge ahead and do not look back. Cardinal signs as initiators, always bring in the new season. Capricorn marks the official beginning of Winter. Other cardinal signs are Aries (spring), Cancer (summer) and Libra (Autumn).
There is a wise soul behind every Capricorn male and female. Despite their sometimes serious and aloof exterior (which they seem to possess from youth), there usually hides a very goofy and loving person.
At their most positive, they are truthful, steadfast and determined. Very hard working and always looking to acquire more, these people like to take care of everyone and everything. Capricorn males and females are usually very good with money, both making it and managing it.
At their most negative, they can be rigid, abrupt and inflexible. Way too serious at times, they can come off as abrasive and selfish. This couldn’t be further from the truth, it’s just that they know what they like and dislike and they will not bend for what they don’t believe in. You cannot sway this sign to your side if they are against it. Capricorns take time to open up and trust , but once they do you have a friend for life.
The Tarot card that rules Capricorn is number XV (15) The Devil
The Devil often comes up in readings to show us where we may need to break habits, to change patterns. This card is all about our karma (which Saturn rules and Saturn rules Capricorn), and our ingrained behaviors and beliefs.
The Devil is not that horrible, so don’t despair! He comes to us to shine a light on to our control issues, our addictions. These can be at the emotional level as well as the physical.
Habits and behaviors that are unhealthy are at the forefront right now. At the soul level, I am sure we all have something(s) that we know we need to shift for a healthier life- mind, body, soul. Going into 2019 is the perfect time to address them.
Often times we feel bonded or chained to a person, place or situation, when in reality it is our own soul and our own karma that is keeping us there.
The universe will support you once you make a decision, as indecision will not bring any movement. It’s the law of energy.
This time of year is especially difficult for those that are depressed, struggling or dependent on alcohol and/or narcotics. The Devil is here as a warning to take it easy on these vices as this card rules addictions of all forms.
Capricorn season is a great time to make a plan of what you would like to work towards, to shift going into the New Year.
Peace & Love,