Capricorn Sun Sign dates:   December 21/22 – January 19/20

The sign of Capricorn is associated with materialism, practicality, reality, and a sense of responsibility; it is the sign of the executive. An earth sign with a focus on authority, big business, government, and professionalism, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn.

Organizational skills, the ability to focus, conservatism, and dedication to duty are Capricorn qualities that combine to support achievement. Capricorn is known for climbing to the top.

The house that Capricorn occupies in the natal chart shows an area of life where one assumes extra responsibility and looks for respect.

Capricorn symbol: a mountain goat or a stylized sea-goat.


Capricorn glyph:


Tarot Symbolism

Attune to the qualities of Aquarius with a 3-minute tarot meditation on The Devil.

The Devil teaches us to see through outer appearances, to laugh at our pretensions and to take responsibility for our behavior. His message, that we are not bound by material conditions, is depicted by the chained figures whose bondage is imaginary and self-imposed. The chain loops around their necks are large enough to be easily lifted off.

Confer with The Devil when you want to overcome physical habits, obsessions or addictions.

Auntie Moon writes Capricorn is not the Devil, preferring The Tarot card #21 The World, which is usually associated with the planet Saturn, ruler of Capricorn. Perhaps it’s a good idea to meditate on both.

Capricorn Sits in the North on the Medicine Wheel.

The cardinal direction North points to the path of physical health via Cleansing, Renewal, and Purity. 

The sign Capricorn correlates to Cleansing, the first step on the Northern pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. Now is the time to clear the way to a successful conclusion of the annual cycle. The strength of your beliefs developed in the last cycle provides the understanding and courage necessary to remove any obstacles that are blocking your path.

Capricorn Correspondences:

Symbol:  The Sea Goat

Key Phrases: “I Use” & “I Achieve”

Ruler:  Saturn

Element:  Earth

Quality:  Cardinal

Polarity:  Yin (receptive)

Key Word:  Structure

Relates to Angel of:  Materiality and Temptation

Function/Sense:  Laughter

Anatomy:  Knees, Bones, Skin

Musical Tone:  A

Color of the Spectrum:  Blue-Violet

Gem:  Onyx, Jet

Power Stone: Quartz Crystal, non-precious stones

Metal:  Lead

Day: Saturday

Carnation, Honeysuckle

Herbs:  Cannabis, Comfrey Root, Slippery Elm

Essential Oils: 
Eucalyptus, Cypress

Black, dark blues and greys, earth tones

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