As we approach the end of this monumental year, the sun moves into the 10th sign of the zodiac and finds its place at the sea goat- the strangely evocative and steadfast symbol of the Capricorn star sign.
This shift in position brings with a natural progression in cosmic energy, and you don’t have to be a Capricorn to feel its grounding effects. It’s time to say goodbye to the dreamy, wandering curiosities of fiery Sagittarius season and calmly and dutifully carry out more practical intentions, influenced by the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. Inspired to dream big alongside Sagittarius, pragmatic and realistic Capricorn now encourages us to get our head out of the clouds and come back down to earth – taking our grand aspirations with us.
In other words, it’s time to get down to business and make yourself useful. Embrace the true spirit of Cap by harnessing the resourceful and tenacious energy that now surrounds you to kickstart your goals for 2021. Ruled by the taskmaster planet of Saturn and associated with discipline, responsibility and rules, the driven energy of Capricorn can give us the motivation to work hard and do what logically needs to be done. With the energy of Capricorn upon us we can firmly put resolutions and goals in place with a plan and structure that will help us achieve them. Sound a little boring and sensible? Maybe.
The reliable and overly-consistent energy of Capricorn can be mistaken for boring. These qualities and their reputation for being industrious and goal-orientated does mean that those born under the sign of the goat represent a disproportionate amount of those seriously high-achievers out there.
But don’t let the stereotypes fool you. Capricorn is certainly not all buttoned-up convention. While most earth signs are singularly focussed on diligence and hard work, there is another side to Cap. While the goat diligently carries a heavy workload, Capricorn’s other half - the sea creature - is more comfortable navigating the mysterious and the deep, making Caps both hardworking and creative, with a savvy but sensitive side.
Although motivated by a desire for tangible, real-world achievement, the energy of Cap is not always synonymous with a desire for money or business success. The sign of mastery, the energy of Capricorn is wholeheartedly about dedication and accomplishment. It’s about digging deep to discover what success means to us, individually. And then putting in the work to achieve that very personal and creative definition.
There is an old saying that Capricorns act old when they are young and act young when they are old. So, make room for fun and humour this season, using Cap’s dutiful energy to pay tribute to your inner child. Connect with who it is you once were and engage meaningfully with your past.
Keenly aware of history’s influence on the here and now, Caps can sometimes fixate on security and rely on tradition, convention and routine to achieve it. So, use the steadfast energy of Capricorn to look inward, envisioning your grandest plans logically coming to fruition, mindful that we can only truly revel in the future if we keep one eye on the past.
With the right energy for creating real-world security for ourselves, now is the time to do the work that reflects your values, embracing a notion of achievement and success attuned to the Capricorn ideal – one that is only meaningful when it reflects who we are and where we come from.