Capricorn Zodiac Sign
22nd December – 21st January
Capricorn traits and symbology
Motto: I Achieve
Affirmation: I activate ambition and self-discipline
Body: The Skeletal System, Joints, Skin and Teeth
Stone: Onyx, Labradorite, Blue Sapphire
Yoga: Knee rotations, stretches
Sacred Animals: Goat, Dolphin and Stag
Slow and building, strong stamina, commitment, patience, endurance and integrity. A need for trust.
The representation of Capricornus (The Horned Goat) as a creature with the head and body of a goat and the tail of a fish, may have originated from Assyro-Babylonian depictions of their god of wisdom Oannes, who was half-man, half-fish.
In Greek mythology, this constellation is associated with the time the Olympian gods sought refuge in Egypt. During their war with the giants, the gods were driven into Egypt and pursued by Typhon, a fearsome fire-breathing creature. In order to escape, each was forced to change his shape. Pan (a forest deity) leapt in the Nile, turning the upper part of his body into a goat and the lower part into a fish, a shape considered by Jupiter worthy of commemoration in the heavens.
The Master – to master the phenomena of time and space… the law of cause and effect. To focus on what to do with the finite amount of time we have and to use all resources to achieve a successful outcome. To master the phenomena of suppression and repression. To achieve self-determination and emotional maturity. To deal with death, limitation and Karma.
Capricorn Shadow Self
Inability to deal with frustration or self-defeating psychology, especially if society’s rules are far from the person’s natural inclination or vision. Futility and the feeling of never being able to fit in. Authoritarian, disciplinarian, sober, fearful, bound by law and tradition, patriarchal.
Capricorn the Sea-Goat is the 40th largest constellation and contains three stars with known planets. It is a very faint constellation and home to several notable stars as well as to the famous globular cluster Messier 30.
Capricorn Brightest Star
The brightest star in the constellation is Deneb Algedi (The Tail of the Goat) a giant white star situated 39 light years from Earth. This star marks the approximate position of the discovery of the planet Neptune on 23rd September 1846. It brings sorrow and happiness, life and death, benevolence and destruction. © Crystal Gaze