I’ve been musing on Capricorn.
We have a new Moon which means the Sun and Moon are both in Capricorn. And so are Venus, Pluto, and Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn. They are all in forward motion. No retrograde here.
Capricorn energy is executive function, authority, society, rules. It is prudent, reliable, efficient.
This New Moon, I’m musing on the qualities of these amazing Capricorns: David Bowie, Ellen Degeneris, Michelle Obama, MLK, … the mother and the father. The Capricorn/Cancer axis has a lot to do with parents.
Ground breakers. Path makers. Ones that open the way. Powers of Example. Chameleons. Transformers. Mentors. Heroes.
Capricorn is a cardinal sign and cardinal signs begin things. They are an in- breath. An inspiration.
The earth sign is ruled by Saturn and Saturn rules the concept of Time.
with the natural tribe to Virgo it knows how to manage its days.
So for me, it brings to mind that Capricorn’s special genius is to initiate, to bring to Earth, concepts, ideas and movements whose Time has come.
They step in with the message that the world is poised to hear.
A prudent sense of timing is key if a groundswell is going to be gained.
Capricorn says, “it is time.”
Capricorn allows us to step into our own authority, to use our Voice, our wisdom and our experience. Capricorn is the adult of the zodiac. An adult is a person who fills up the skin they are in and is right-sized in their world. They are walking in a way that is authentic for them.
That is being an adult. It is different for each of us.
It’s not about laundry and shiny floors and retirement accounts, necessarily. Unless that makes you happy and it is easier to be flowing when the floors are clean and the clothes are clean.
It is about self awareness and a unification of the body, the personality, the emotional body, the ego, and the higher self. It is a being who walks with a fluidity that is informed by the pathway of its own imagining. Being an adult is taking the spotlight on the stage of your life.
It doesn’t mean we know it all — all of the time. But we are learning about our own rule book. The rule book that allows us to lead a happier life.
Look at the firsts that this short list of people initiated. If they weren’t the first then they were, like MLK, the one people chose to follow when the time called him, and us, forward.
Earth shattering, norm-breaking, authority cracking…
Capricorns know about authority and they understand how to assert their own, individual rule.
It’s awesome. It is efficient and it is prudent.
The prudence comes with knowing the time and place to speak, to act.
The world’s ear is then poised to listen, to hear, to act.
That is prudence.
It is also economy. Capricorn and its polarity Point, Cancer, understand economical use of energy. They are both Cardinal signs. From their natural square to Aries they understand trusting ones instincts and have added the ability to trust how they feel and what they have learned to know when to move.
We have an opportunity, with so many planets in Capricorn at this new Moon, to turn inward. We will have an awareness of how we feel, what we know, and how we want to move.
With economy of effort, with a flick of Capricorn’s powerful serpent tail — we can be propelled onward into the flow of that which we desire.