A recap of #Capricorn

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    As the warm story-inspiring light of #Sagittarius dissipates, we feel the darkness creep around us w/ our days shortening.
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    At the point of the shortest day, where night and darkness would seem to prevail we step into the mystery & power that is #Capricorn
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    From a spiritual point of view, #Capricorn symbolizes that moment when the darkness of matter SEEMS to prevail over the light.
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    Of course, like much of what I will say about #Capricorn, you must not be taken in by how things…seem.
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    During the 3 long nights that darkness/matter seems to rule, the light is preparing its comeback on the 3rd day, beginning its long trek…
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    …back to ascendancy that it won’t complete until six months later in #Cancer, the polarity of #Capricorn.
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    (This is why you have the demarcations of the tropics of #Cancer & #Capricorn on your maps to document the Sun’s apex & nadir, respectively)
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    Of course, this story of the #Sun we now tell as the birth of the Son at #Christmas. In more ancient times, it was Saturnalia.
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    And a host of other names for other Suns/Sons from Mithras, to Krishna, to Heru/Horus to now, Jesus/Isa ibn/ben Maryam/Mary (the sea).
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    It is no accident that Mary is named for the “star of the sea,” and that Christ, according to myth, would be born as the Sun ascends…
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    …in #Capricorn. #Capricorn is not just the goat, but the sea-goat. This is very important for a multitude of reasons.
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    The 1st reason is that #Capricorn captures the story of the ascendancy of creatures from the SEA, from its lowest depths, to creatures…
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    …on mountaintops, the highest natural heights, for terrestrial life. #Capricorn
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    This captures one of the key essences of #Capricorn: the principle of evolution, transformation from creature of the sea to mountain.
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    This principle symbolizes the journey of consciousness from the limitless sea of possibility 2 the wisdom of constructive knowledge.
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    It is the challenge of #Capricorn to construct possibility into probability, navigating uncertainty with a mission/plan/destiny.
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    This taps into the nether-depths of #Capricorn‘s ruler, Saturn, who signals the patience, perseverance, & discipline to get to the top.
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    & the top for #Capricorn is not always a matter of being society’s idea of the top. It represents a desire for peak experience in the world.
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    This is, at least, one of the reasons why #Capricorn isn’t just about ruthless ambition. There are 2 kinds of #Capricorns generally.
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    Both #Capricorns seek out this process of evolution of “peak experience” in the world via the idea of time. Again, Saturn aka Chronos.
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    Some #Capricorns live with too much awareness of time, so they seek to get to a “top” in a hurry based on societal outlooks.
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    There are other #Capricorns who seek to embody/evolve into time, so they may be late bloomers, seeking to enjoy life as they evolve.
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    One story that’s used to illustrate this lesson of the #GoatFish is Rip Van Winkle. His wife believed time shld be compressed to the top.
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    But Rip was the other type of #Capricorn who wanted to savor time. Ended up falling asleep in a mountain for 100 years, became a celebrity
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    The other mystery about the #GoatFish is that in many myths, this creature is believed to be the earliest teachers of humankind. #Capricorn
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    In fact, both the ancient Sumerians & Dogon people speak of a sea-people who taught humanity from the sea. #Capricorn
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    This goes along with the idea that the earliest givers of the Law s of life were these sea people or even #SeaGoat people. #Capricorn
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    This is why in some Christian iconography, Moses, for instance, & other prophets, are pictured w/ small goat horns: bit.ly/UmPCAJ
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    In fact, the name #Capricorn means “goat horn,” related to the term capricious and cornucopia.
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    At first, this seems at odds with popular ideas of #Capricorn that many ignore on the surface.
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    The #cornucopia, as the horn of plenty, speaks of the sea of possibilities that swirls beneath the surface of #Capricorn.
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    This speaks of both the creativity, fecundity and “horniness” of #Capricorn that’s not discussed enough.
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    Somehow #Capricorn has gotten this reputation of being prudes or too repressed. You fell for the #presskit, yo.
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    And “capricious” also captures the “whimsical” nature that’s beneath the surface for #Capricorn. They can be very whimsical too.
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    RT @CaninApple: @sfreynolds does this have any relation to pan as well? :|: #Pan is very much a #Capricorn sensibility.
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    The other manifestation of the #goat in #Capricorn is as scapegoat in culture.
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    A lot of ppl may project their sins & shortcomings on #Capricorn, bestowing more darkness on creatures born to evolve it into light.
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    Of course, I’m not giving a free pass on scapegoating #Capricorn, but this might explain the nature of why & how it happens.
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    I’ve seen it with my own two eyes. #Capricorn can get burdened with so much more that has NOTHING to do w/ them.
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    That doesn’t mean that their angels that floated down from heaven, but those around them won’t admit their own shortcomings.
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    Take #Capricorn Richard Nixon. Much of the good he did as President has been overshadowed by #Watergate.
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    Of course, he was at the head of #Watergate, but he wasn’t the only. & it was more abt a country losing its sense of innocence. #Capricorn
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    I have a #Capricorn rising client who people attack for pretty much no reason except their own insecurities & fears.
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    @aliensauce Naw, not every sign gets it as hard as #Capricorn, though some do bring calumny on themselves. Then they get extra.
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    This Scapegoat idea is definitely something that has a parallel WITHIN the #Capricorn too. This relates to something else as well.
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    This relates to the sense of #destiny that #Capricorns seem to feel, almost sense from a young age.
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    Sometimes this sense of #destiny sounds fantastical and egoistic, in its worse moments. Or when you don’t feel like hearing it.
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    But in its better moments, #Capricorn reminds us all that we all have someplace that we need to be, that we’re destined to get to.
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    A lighter example of this is how #Capricorn Colin Morgan’s “Merlin” is always talking about his “destiny.”
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    A more profound example is from #Capricorn Martin Luther King, Jr. He felt that he was shadowed by destiny for service…and death.
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    For the record, I do make a distinction between fate and destiny. Fate are your given circumstances. Destiny is what you make of them.
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    #Fate has two hands. One of them is your own. When you work that hand, you now are creating #destiny.
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    #Capricorn also has two faces. This is testified by even the month that has the most #Capricorn days–January.
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    January is named for the Roman god of doorways, Janus, who looks both forward & backward, from origin to destiny. #Capricorn
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    This is why #Capricorn bears the distinction of being old man Time on Dec. 31 and Baby New Year on Jan. 1.
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    (The New Year was not always Jan. 1 and it’s not the New Year everywhere in the world.)
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    In this sense, #Capricorn is the embodiment of both understanding the sea of origin–the past & tradition & having a plan away from it.
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    This requires all the other things associated w/ #Capricorn that I mentioned–endurance, stability, determination, etc.
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    And this perhaps is the most impressive aspect about #Capricorn, what I personally look up to. They will be standing when all else fall.
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    For instance, just think about #Capricorn @llcoolj. He’s the only rapper of his era who has stayed producing/evolving.
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    #Capricorn Muhammad Ali became a three time heavyweight boxing champion…against all odds.
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    #Capricorns are believed to have won more Academy Awards than perhaps any sign of the #Zodiac.
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    I said that people like to count #Leos out too soon. But you should never count a #Capricorn out.
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    And I do extend that to those w/ strong #Capricorn in their charts, including the moon, Mars, Venus, and the ascendant.
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    For instance, y’all tried to count Toure out for the count a few years ago. I saw his #Capricorn moon/#Pisces Sun. Knew you were wrong.
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    I have a lot more to say about that, but I’m gonna pause for now. Inshallah, I have more days to tweet about #Capricorn.
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    Speaking of #Leo-#Capricorn, the only person we know who has put #Leo POTUS on his knees is a #Capricorn, FLOTUS.

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