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Sun Enters Capricorn
"Think of a clump of Earth and then realize all the energy, the fertility, the life forms it supports, all the complexity of the universe that could be mistaken for plain dirt. Capricorn is the loamy soil of potential, slow growth and sure progress. You will inevitably rise to the top position--even if it takes years. You have both ambition and patience. This position increases the gravity and seriousness of the mind, and tends to thoughtfulness, reserve, and self-control. You spend your energy cultivating forethought, prudence, and tactfulness. You are desirous of power and are fitted for acting as a head or ruler over others, although you would also make a faithful servant and worker or manager as an apprentice.
You will gain more by methodically and quietly working with a given end in view than by excitement or hurry. The job of reckless agency isn't for you. You can only slow done the decision making process and can find yourself at odds with events outside of your control, which can paralyze you. This may also tend to isolate you somewhat at times either through the force of circumstances or because you adopt an attitude of reserve, superiority and distance. You need to cultivate cheerfulness and resist any tendency to depression. The main thing is to relinquish control once in a while for happiness to be yours before you're too old to enjoy it."
Map of constellation courtesy of Constellation Guide
Capricornus or Capricorn?
Capricornus generally refers the constellation while Capricorn identifies the corresponding sign. Yes, there is a difference between a constellation of the Zodiac and a sign of the Zodiac!
What is the Zodiac?
Capricornus is a member constellation of the Zodiac, and in 2014, the sun passes in front of Capricornus from January 19 to February 16. However, the sun’s passage through the sign Capricorn happens from the December 21 solstice to January 20, 2014 – about one month earlier than the sun’s passage through the constellation Capricornus. By definition, the sun enters the sign Capricorn at the December (or southern) solstice.
Think of it this way. Zodiacal signs stayed fixed relative to the solstices and equinoxes. On the other hand, the equinox and solstice points move 30o westward in front of the zodiacal constellations – backdrop stars – in a period of about 2,160 years.
In the year 131 B.C. the solstice point moved out of the constellation Capricornus and into the constellation Sagittarius. Looking into the future, the December solstice point will cross into the constellation Ophiuchus in the year 2269. These dates are based upon the constellation boundaries as defined by the International Astronomical Union in 1930.
The spectacular rings of Saturn cast dark shadows on the ringed planet as the winter season approaches in Saturn's southern hemisphere in this view from the Cassini spacecraft. Space.com
PROPERTIES OF SATURN (CAPRICORN'S RULING PLANET)
• Principle: The power of form-giving, restriction, definition, and preservation.
• Psychological: Self-preservation, survival (drive to work hard and to guard one’s own). Need for self-reliance, emotional distance, material security (conserving, frugal). — Inhibiting, withdrawn; trials. Limits, restrains, restricts, defines.
• Physiological: Skeletal system; teeth, bones. Elimination.
SUN IN CAPRICORN (according to Cyril Fagan)
• It's hard to really get to know them: although they come across as very sociable and likable, they aren't deeply forthcoming.
• A witty, original, though sometimes perverse sense of humor (defense against melancholy). Sense of macabre. Not terribly glum. Story telling.
• Good speakers, honest in grace in speech (Firmicus). Champs in the art of "proverbing".
• Strong potential for discontent. Potentially a severe critic.
• Mentally a nonconformist, gets pleasure from upsetting the Establishment with unusual attire, manner, speech, action.
• Prankish juvenescence at times.
• Never hard sells a cause, and supports few.
• Aloofness. Little team spirit--a singleton in sports.
• Shades of prohibitionism, persistence, compensation (Adler: often due to organic defects).
• Little desire for children.
• Little spontaneous creativity. Few great painters (Cezanne). However, musical appreciation and instrumental facility.
• Blasé boldness, exterior coldness (Bradley). Emotions are restricted and withdrawn/cautious.
• Congenial and externally compliant socially, often displaying an Everything's all right attitude.
• Cautious, least accident-prone constellation.
• Great ability to shrug off or disregard any facts of happenings they would rather not face. Refusal to be convinced, stubbornness, automatic resistance to mind-changing attempts by others. Resentful of intrusion.
• Tends to make generalizations which are his form of social protest. Fictional Finalisms (Adler).
E.g., All men are created equal; Honesty is the best policy; The end justifies the means; it's in the Bible; It ain't necessarily so; alls well that ends well; I do the best I can; I live for my home and family.
• Romantically, tends to remain aloof until very sure, then grabs hard. Dutiful, devoted, and tenacious in marriage. (Women often sexual martyrs, but once they give up control enough to make an emotional commitment, it becomes a total involvement to the point that sexuality becomes little more than a vehicle for emotional communion.)
• Struggle hard against life to get their jobs done. Tenacious of life, sense of responsibility and duty. Workaholics.
• Frugal in words and finances (note Franklins adages). Capacity for brevity.
• Oriented to the past, tradition, status quo. Respects social taboos.
• Strong father image (Father looking over shoulder, reacts strongly to father figures, looking for paternal approval. Either wants to be Dad, be better than Dad, or kill Dad.)
• Realist, deep thinker, probing, with interests in philosophy, religion, and all serious matters. (A few appear superficial, though. Might be superficiality, might be cover)
Your Sun is in Capricorn, the boss.
Q) Why do people resent Capricorns?
A) Because Capricorns are almost always RIGHT. Because we NEED them. Capricorns have managerial strengths and a powerful sense of values. This is why their leadership, friendship, or affections can be oppressive and insufferable. But they often win in the end, and that’s what scares the competition. Caps do their homework before the test. When you go into the board rooms of wealth and leadership, and meet the power-brokers themselves, they are likely going to be predominantly (Sidereal) Capricorns. Several U.S. presidents were Capricorn, including Abe Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.
Q) Why are Capricorns so bossy?
A) The sea goat is the most resolute, starts at the bottom and ends up on top of the heap. Oprah Winfrey is a classic Capricorn story, she met with opposition throughout her early career. All the network suits sabotaged and belittled her, but in the end, she not only triumphed over them, but built an entirely new network of her own--inventing a hugh enough position to satisfy her ambitions. Most Capricorns also drag a lot of other less ambitious, less talented people with them, thinking all the while that these passengers, as it were, are superior to them. Capricorns are filled with scorn for anyone that doesn’t listen to them. Eventually, heavy responsibility comes their way, even though they don’t want it; power will be thrust into their hands because of their competence and abilities.
Q) Why are Capricorns "negative", "resistant", or "boring"?
A) They think the same thoughts over and over until they get them right, or until someone corrects their mistake. Capricorns don’t take anything at face value, they question everything, especially untried ideas and methods. If you come at them with high hopes, optimism or hype, they will shoot you down and remind you of all the reasons why it won’t work. They know too much to explain it all to fools.
Q) What are Capricorn’s positive traits?
A) Who else is so well grounded (Earth sign) and can own it so completely? Who else can employ delayed gratification so well (patience is the virtue of Capricorn)? And who has such lofty goals and also such a strong sense of destiny that they won't publicly acknowledge them? Capricorns are the surprise package, the goodies are saved for last. He who laughs last, laughs best. The Capricon can relish the total immersion in pleasure with the triumph of power.
Q) What happens if you fall in love with a Capricorn?
A) You are in for a rough period at the beginning, because Caps need to have respect for those who love them. Capricorns have a built-in bullshit detector, so you better be coming at them with the real thing. If it’s just a crush, they will pop the balloon before someone else does. But when Capricorns drop their defenses, and open themselves to love, they can insulate you in a blanket of security and a sense of belonging. If Capricorns don’t easily express passion, it’s because they haven’t met anyone powerful enough to break their routine. Your time is rewarded when you feel the certainty of Capricorn’s unconditional love, it is truly without limit!
|People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.
–Ellen DeGeneres 1/26/1958
|My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
–Hank Aaron 2/5/1934
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Comparison of the Zodiac systems
|Aries||Mar 21 - April 20||April 15 - May 15||April 19 - May 13|
|Taurus||April 21 - May 20||May 16 - June 15||May 14 - June 19|
|Gemini||May 21 - June 20||June 16 - July 15||June 20 - July 20|
|Cancer||June 21 - July 21||July 16 - Aug 15||July 21 - Aug 9|
|Leo||July 22 Aug 22||Aug 16 - Sep 15||Aug 10 – Sep 15|
|Virgo||Aug 23 - Sep 22||Sep 16 - Oct 15||Sept 16 – Oct 30|
|Libra||Sep 23 - Oct 22||Oct 16 - Nov 15||Oct 31– Nov 22|
|Scorpio||Oct 23 - Nov 21||Nov 16 - Dec 15||Nov 23 – Nov 29|
|Ophiuchus||NA||NA||Nov 30 – Dec 17|
|Sagittarius||Nov 22 - Dec 21||Dec 16 - Jan 14||Dec 18– Jan 18|
|Capricorn||Dec 22 - Jan 20||Jan 15 - Feb 14||Jan 19 – Feb 15|
|Aquarius||Jan 21 - Feb 19||Feb 15 - Mar 14||Feb 16– Mar 11|
|Pisces||Feb 20 - Mar 20||Mar 15 - April 14||Mar 12 – April 18|