The Capricorn zodiac symbol has been the Sea Goat for centuries. It only became the Goat in more recent years. Yes, Capricorns climb. Their first impulse is to scale up. But they are also esoteric.
This gorgeous illo is a 500-year-old depiction of Capricorn – as is customary with the ye olde astro pix, Capricorn is the magical Mer-Goat. Or, Sea-Goat. You know what this means, right?
If you look at the basic Zodiac symbology, Capricorn is the only magical creature of the pantheon.
Yes, they’re good at worldly precision. They’re tooth & bone, gold not glitter and self-disciplined, calculators.
Yes, you can take them anyplace and they’ll behave with aplomb. BUT what if all that is just to disguise that they’re actually witches?
In Zodiac Signs in the 21st Century, it’s explained that Capricorn has the weirdest origin story of the Zodiac.
The Capricorn zodiac symbol ties them into traditions from before the early written words, long-lost civilizations.
Image: Book of Hours (15th-16th century)