The Capricorn male is often credited with being a creature of spreadsheets, stoicism, and corporate ambition. But they’re also the Hermit archetype of the Tarot. Their worldly quest for success is but a pale imitation of their spiritual journey.
Carlos Castaneda was a Capricorn. So were Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet) and J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord Of The Rings). So is David Lynch. My god, and Bowie.
David Lynch is currently zooming around performing the very Pluto in Capricorn task of documenting abandoned factories. Farewell manufacturing actual things, hello quantitative easing.
Mercury is blowing through Capricorn, a new wind of thought, time and context. Mercury is the Messenger God, Coyote, and Trickster.
You don’t have to cast spells. The world is a spell, and you already have magic in the very fabric of your soul. But scientists have no uses for enchantment, probably some (understandable) hangover from the Inquisition.
Somewhere in the psyche of the Capricorn male, they’re the Grail King and the knight seeking to overthrow him.
As Castaneda wrote:
“Every warrior on the path of knowledge thinks, at one time or another, that he’s learning sorcery, but all he’s doing is allowing himself to be convinced of the power hidden in his being, and that he can reach it.”
The Capricorn back story is the weirdest of all. They’re Mer-Goats, half human and half what exactly?
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