The Secretly Magic Capricorn Male

Capricorn male

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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Saturnalien

I want to marry David Lynch and have his babies, never mind that I’m personally anti both marriage and babies. In other news, I’ve taken fuqing shitloads of hallucinogenic desert plants in a shamanic capacity in my lifetime and I did it all with another Capricorn, so it doesn’t surprise me that Casteneda is a Cappy too (read all his books during one of my shamanic woo woo phases, couldn’t really be fucked reading him now though). That’s all.

calypso

did you see his recipe for quinoa and lose your shit?

Saturnalien

lolz, no, I would seriously love a kitchen bitch so seeing him get his Mars in Cancer on in the quinoa vid definitely does it for me, but I’ve been in love with him since I saw The Elephant Man (and then Eraserhead) when I was quite young. He’s got Sun, Mercury, Venus in Cap like I do, we would probably drive each other nuts and he’s older than my dad (RIP), but fuck I just love his work…

davidl

Omg, Eraserhead, saw it at UNSW in 1977 ? Instead of a quantitative maths lecture.

Pi

well if you’re going to wag a maths lecture, it should at least be for a DL film eh, DL?

Pi

(loved maths until I got to the applied subjects. not sure if i had hit my limit or other things were taking over my life)

Saturnalien

Good choice.

Blue Moon

Haha
I totally love you Saturnalien.
You are so fuquin dry and funny and you don’t even have to try

I suspect you may indeed be an alien from Saturn
<3

Saturnalien

Spank you darkling, I love you too! <3

P.S. The closest thing I have to a celebrity look alike is the alien on the cover of Whitley Strieber's "Communion" book, so I could very well be an alien from Saturn…

If

Interesting that you mention babies, Saturnalien, because this relates to my beef with Castaneda (not you!). I read all the Castaneda books in my very early twenties and perhaps I am the one person here who does not wish to fete him, or Don Juan’s sorceror thing. Found it all fascinating and all, and tried to love it, although I kept on thinking: Don Juan is a Loki-type fuqer with his head up his …. whose methods display the very ego and pleasure in playing with people that he says one should be guarded against. I did find the idea… Read more »

Pi

not overly familiar with castaneda’s work but yes the way that male guru-types are very ‘thing’ about children and the female experience as its own source of “power” (so subjective yes?) just reeks of ego and refusal to journey further. Am totally making this call based on your comment but also the whole “go and live in a cave for 5 years” approach.. i mean the fact that children annihilate one’s Ego, to be afraid of that process doesn’t that mean that there is more to explore? rambling maybe. i don’t have kids. or cosmic / inter-world experiences if that… Read more »

Saturnalien

Just for the record, I wasn’t honouring him, I just happen to have read all of his books, I was reading them because I was interested in his hallucinogenic perceptions as compared to my own experiences when tripping on mescaline, not because I thought he had any particular spiritual wisdom to impart. He’d been busted as a fraud well before I started reading him.

If

I got that you weren’t honouring him…It was the mention of kids (and perhaps also mention of David Lynch, much of whose work I loathe) that suddenly reminded me of my visceral negative reaction to the chapter of Castaneda’s books I mention above. Pressed reply without thinking, when I should have posted separately…

12th house Virgo

Lots if people have referenced his books but I’ve never read them. Pisces’ cat pissed on my bed tonight. :-(. Feeling frazzled and frayed. I’m high mercury by default which may be why I don’t enjoy the extra zap. Not sur what I am resisting but I feel it in my jaw. Woke up with it locked last night and its been popping all day. Asked the Pisces if he felt the full moon and he said “oh, so that’s what that is!” Lol

Pi

you have a beautiful life, 12hv. kitty cat might be feeling something though and sending a message via its “wee-mail” … how’s the atmosphere there? chilled out? cat OK in new neighbourhood? be at peace xox

Blue Moon

Hello insomnia my old friend.
You’ve come to visit me again.
Hmmmm

hdq

Yes!!! So in tune with this. My mercury is a full-on shaman. 12th house, within the Lilith corridor, aspecting nothing. Mediating between the worlds. Psychopomp, yes. Opened up to the rejected via insecurity role of Chironic healer. Aaaaaaaand…. HE WOKE UP!!!!!!!!!!! My crab!! He lives!! Last Tuesday his sister-in-law sent me a message that they didn’t think he was going to hang on much longer. The neurologist had all but declared him brain dead, and his family was talking about pallbearers. Worst night of my life. Looked at the stars, and saw that the moon was a degree away from… Read more »

Blue Moon

Wow hdq that is super intense!

Gemyogi

Omg omg that is amazing and fabulous HD Queen. Or should I call you magic witch? So pleased to hear that! Xxx

Veronica

aaaah that is wonderful. Sort of had a feeling that would be the case, but am very glad for you

calypso

incredible 🙂 xx

12th house Virgo

Love and light to you beautiful HDQ. Be sure to rest well on the dark moon. xo

Double Happiness

Hey hdq ! what an incredible few days you have lived ! All the best to you and your loved ones

Andromeda

It’s incredible news Hidden Dragon Queen!!!!!!!
Just wonderful and beyond fantastic he is driven to be present and talking of his love for you. Can’t wait to hear about his recovery. So many blessings and much love to you lady! Xx.

Scorporation, Inc.

YES! Great timing, too 😀 So much love to you both, hdq xx

Pi

HDQ – what wonderful news, your honey is awake! Much recovery after such a long time ‘under’..? Some photos taken on phone to show of house, garden, shared places etc, maybe some music he likes to help the memory find its place… slow and steady… what a ride xoxox

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

I like that bit about not having to cast spells….junk DNA and dark matter have been on my mind lately…. Also who thought Loki was uber Gemini in Thor 2. Also saw Rush and was blown away from an astro/philopsophy perspective! (was also v. good movie). It was like yin and yang–opposites that need each other to exist–the final image of the two tyres moving away from each other creating a space of white between the black….deep as all heck that film!! My dreams have been off the chart. I dreamed I was an owl spirit, flying and protecting small,… Read more »

hiddendragonqueen

Loki IS Mercury. When I figured that out is when it all clicked. Hermes never spoke to me as a shaman, but Loki… 😀 Works beautifully with Lilith- two sides of a coin? GORGEOUS dream!!!

samantha

Hmm. Moon, Sun and Mercury all 2 degrees apart at the beginning of Cancer in 10th house. I still haven’t really worked out what that means! Lol. One of my major strengths is my communication though and I think it’s a huge fact in my career success. And like i said in a job interview the other day, i don’t have one management style, i don’t think anyone who has just one management style is a good manager. Same with communication, it’s about doing what’s right for that moment. I tend to wing it a lot. Maybe that’s the moon… Read more »

Ms.

very in tune with this astro right now, mercury is all over my mini verse

sweetpea

~Your pix don’t look a thing like you~ Well, one time a gas station clerk looked at my photo on my debit card and then at me and said “what happened?” lol Told him the photo had been taken nearly ten years earlier thanks very much :/ Hey Davey…same for me and CC. I was 17 when Pisces boyfriend introduced me to him. 2014 I’ll need to do a new driver’s license and pix. Guess I’ll need to have my eyes checked and get glasses as spozed to be wearing them for distance…Good thing I know my way around town..… Read more »

sweetpea

Wanted to add that the “rich subjective life” is aided by Mars in Gemini, 12th house 25 degrees (Asc 26 deg..but Mars is still in 12th after all…Mystic has taught that we either/or as far as cusps). Mars is inconjunct Cap Moon in 8th 26 degrees however. One is air and one earth obviously and so a challenge by elements. Air and Earth are both in Water houses as well and so not “at home” . But crusty Saturn ruled Moon and flighty Mercury ruled Mars are seeking to work thru the emo’s and when done so, a new level… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.

I need help with a dream I had last night:

I was romantically entangled with Pee Wee Herman. Not Paul Reubens, but Pee Wee.

It’s not in any dream dictionary. Anyone?

sweetpea

Hope his wee-wee didn’t do a pee-pee? 😆

x

Scorporation, Inc.

Haha sweetpea! Whiz biz. x

Centaurus

Haha.. nope, it wouldn’t be. You have to think archetype of the person and qualities, then think through feelings regarding that in any sense relationship or otherwise including those that might come from external perceptions about the relationship. Also the level of intimacy and your dream feelings about that would be useful. Then you could look at the alignment or misalignment of sleep feeling and wake feelings / view and you might be getting close to an interpretation. Other angles to check now as I’m typing.. a former space? An old flame? A desire for someone who aside from the… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.

I’ve been thinking on all of this: thank you, Centaurus!

First I had a serious LOL moment. Ghosts of late summers past.

Then I wiki’d Pee Wee and Paul Reubens (dob 08.27.52? 51?). Late summer. More ghosts, but somber rather than funny.

Finally, I came back here & contemplated the image above. I have natal Uranus-Mercury @ 29* Libra/Horns of Scorpio, 8th house. Feeling the bat wings. I keep a winged gargoyle in my house, trained on the front door.

But anyhow, Trickster energy– I think that was what my dream was about. LOL

xx

Centaurus

All ghosts reviewed, accounted for and relegated to their correct position… the past. Maybe that was all the trickster energy was for, check if it’s current or not. Mind has no concept of time, a reply might as well be happening right now.

Uranus/Mercury in the 8th…that’s interesting for you right. Any concept I begin to grasp just slips away on that one.

I knew you’d get it sussed alright xx

Blue Moon

I would definitely class that as A Bad Dream.
Period

hdq

Maybe something about being more childlike and innocent in relationships? Taking them less seriously and remembering to play?? xxx

Scorporation, Inc.

Definitely: play! That resonates 😉 xx

Blue Moon

If it’s any consolation my dreams have been insane and really creepy lately tooo

Blue Moon

Last night I dreamed I was shooting a remake of A Single Man with Rupert Everett playing Colin Firth’s character and Julia Roberts ( who was me in the dream ) playing Julianne Moore’s character. Perverse and make absolutely NO SENSE at all. WHY WOULD ANYONE EVEN TRY TO REMAKE SUCH A PERFECT FILM BY THE GENIUS MR FORD. Ridiculous I think some dreams are just random phycho bubbles Shameful admission oncoming, I watched My Best Friend’s Wedding about a week ago. So that might be why “them” Excuse no 1. I’ve been bedridden. And not in the fun way… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.

Rom coms have always irked the shiz out of me! Like horror movies, they are Things I Don’t Watch.

Sorry to hear you’ve been laid up sick, Blue. Go easy on you! So you backslid & indulged in emo junk food (aka Rom com); I ate pasta yesterday. It happens. We gonna be alright. Besos, beautiful xx

Gemyogi

My best friends wedding is fun though. And I love Rupert e. try his books they are really witty and honest.

Veronica

DITTO Rupert Everett (Gemini of course), the Banana skins autobigraphical book- SUCH a good writer and interesting life- would love to be best friends with him!

Blue Moon

It’s already dark outside
And pouring with rain.
At 4.30pm
I don’t mind the rain but meh
This is me having winge OFFICIALLY
YES I HAVE BECOME A WINGEING POM
and I got kicked out of my local gym for mentoring women who can’t afford a trainer. I have bitched about this before…
It’s a bitchin remix
Time to go online.
I’ll show them.
They can’t stop me posting workout videos for free from home on YouTube
Yikes must I ALWAYS see the silver fuqin lining?
I’m trying to be in bad mood here!
Grrrrrr

cosmic fleece
Blue Moon

It so IS 😀
I’d totally be wearing it today if I had bothered to do my laundry 😀

Just watched Juno for the 3rd night in a row and ate my body weight in broccoli, butternut squash and nuts. Washed down with a litre of almond milk and now lying in bed nursing a food baby. It’s official.
I AM A DORK
guess who’s moon has just progressed into Kataka?
Ugh

hdq

Ohhhhh. Prog Kataka moon is hard. So much emotion. I think I moped and ate for the ENTIRE 2 1/2 years. Big hugs…

Blue Moon

That is simply NOT GOING TO HAPPEN .. I am competing for the world championship over 40’s fitness model in April and I AM GOING TO WIN! I’m just giving myself a bit of “off season” time. Got awesome closure from someone I do not mention anymore last night/early this morning. Basically he admits he’s made the wrong decision and is an idiot but has asked me please not to idolise the fantasy of him as a defense against living. Said he was trying to be unselfish because simply CANNOT move on from where he is. He is STUCK. He… Read more »

Sea goat

I’d like a job that came with a lab coat. I would love looking up from my microscope to say ‘hmm’ and then I’d turn quickly, (swishing my lab coat) and scribble complex equations over a blackboard in chalk with one hand on my hip.

Blue Moon

Hot

seagoat

I’m… too sexy for my chalk…

Blue Moon

Too sexy fort my Prada glasses.
Oh yeah

pi

Full moon on gem asc. AROOOoooooooooo *howls*

Had a little interlude (wierd I wrote interlife ?) this eve. Brushtail possum on usual evening high-way trek across the backyards via the cat-and dog-free safety of the high timber side fence. Bringing washing in, I stop, look up and observe that I am being watched by wary possum on high -whose fluffiness (and clouds of bloodthirsty mozzies) was also marvellously back-lit by the full moon … A were-possum? No less.

Blue Moon

Neptunian nights
Guys. If you haven’t bought them already. What’s stopping you?
Highly recommended.

Blue Moon

After Tolkien and Ursula Le Guin (fink dats ‘ow you spell it) Carlos C was the next dude I got seriously into as a goofy teenager. The first two were pre teen but CC seemed and still does seem have the ability to popularise the bridge between science and shamanism. I haven’t read any of his work in a long time but he certainly had a lot of the trickster in his too. You could almost feel him sagely or maybe he was high but giggling in the background. Like “you KWOW this shitz is true man. You’ve always known… Read more »

Veronica

Starting reading Castaneda after I found some in my dad’s collection. Also Lobsang Rampa (who claimed to be a walk-in of a highly trained Tibetan monk’s soul into an englishman’s body) some of which I really enjoyed.
Dad went to a very strict hardcore Jesuit school, which is why, he said, he never made us go to church…he was Taurean with Aquarius moon

davidl

I was given Castaneda and Lopsang Books as a late teenager, by my hair cutter of the time.
She couldn’t get her couch out of a house she was renting and said if I could get it out I could have it. She gave me the books that night . Great couch too !

Centaurus

I also have a book I’ve had forever from one of his initiates Taisha Abelar – The Sorcerer’s Crossing.

Blue Moon

That is such a couch surfing hippie comment David. Fab!

Davidl

I think she was trying to see if I could read, and lift heavy things 🙂
I wish she had led me astray. She was a total bombshell
….ahhhh my imagination had such a good time. To a double gem it’s nearly as good.

Blue Moon

@David. “I wish she had led me astray” omg. How pass agg is THAT Lol. Wasn’t it you-hoo just the other day getting stoned in a glass house 😀

Blue Moon

Do I have to add the I’m fuqin with ya? rejoinder?
It’s hard to gauge my acerbic level since I’ve barely left the house for nine days except to work and not had a workout of my own in weeks. Makes me sad 🙁

davidl

No probs Blue x

Blue Moon

Omg. I had totally forgotten about T Lobsang Rampa
Whoa man.
I’m 14 again. Awesome!
😀

Andromeda

Carlos Castaneda’s work made me sit up and eat a book with my eyes, hit me like a bolt of lightning. The guy is a genius writer and the witches books were fabulous also. Sad to say, like many teachers, he ended badly (in his case, probably started badly too). Good doco along with MM’s article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXl95ZaYe3Q One guys says,”Carlos Casteneda’s life was like an earthquake and the closer you were to the epicentre the more damage there was” Power is an unbalancing thing. I would never wish for power after learning what I have about it. He did have… Read more »

Blue Moon

Interesting…..

cosmic fleece

”made me sit up and eat a book with my eyes” – What a delicious statement Andy, that statement has got to ”win” the internet today (Ha ha there’s that Aries competitive Sun!) ! xx

I devoured his works whilst preggers with the AquaNaut DC Stellium … sometimes i wonder if it didnt help contribute to making him so .. shall we say .. ”out there” … however reading he was so earth .. maybe i can let myself off the hook a little there.

Been thinking of you beautiful one…xx

Andromeda

Thanks Cosmic doll, I think you can entirely unhook yourself. Secretly I think some of the most amazing parents I have ever, ever met had autistic children, above & beyond for sure. I wouldn’t give Carlos the credit he had any power of yr unborn’s destiny either 🙂 . Appreciate yr kind thoughts for me, xx.

hdq

Was also struck by that lightning as a teenager, forgot it in the years following. Funny, he popped up in my psyche two weeks ago and hasn’t left. I’m starting to almost expect these synchronicities!
Not surprised at all by the Cap/earth. I’m with your pa – he’s heavy! Probably why I put him down- I hadn’t integrated my own earth yet. But now, it’s time. 🙂 🙂 🙂

hdq

Also keep meaning to send you love. Xxxxxxxxx

Andromeda

Aww, you are sweet to think of me when so much is going on for your lovely self HDQ.

My question re Carlos is, when does a ‘bad’ teacher become a ‘good’ teacher? Can a power-hungry person ever really impart loving & complete teachings? I really think not.

So don’t think you are missing too much not reading him. There are so many wonderful books out there with better vibes.

Andromeda

Must say one quote of his often springs to my mind,
“Beware feelings of uniqueness and power”.

I have kept that close to my heart and it has been useful over the years in identifying when the ego is coming in to play…

Pity he didn’t apply it to himself. But a great quote.

If

Oh god yes, Andy. I didn’t see your posts here before/while I was composing my rant below, hence comment that I thought I was alone in being not that impressed and for essentially the same reasons x

davidl

Just talking about Carlos today ! A friend was telling me about his ayahuasca experiences in Peru. We are contemplating doing a weekend aya retreat here.
Carlos took anthropology and turned it into an incredible adventure of spiritual discovery. He transcended his field and straddled the fine line between science and the spiritual in a way that changed lives. He changed mine.

Scorporation, Inc.

Castaneda: genius. Similarly, Carl Jung took anthropology & spirituality and used them for further psychological discovery, transcending his field & rational thought. I love exploring the oneness of science, art & spirituality. Can’t wait to hear about your aya retreat, davidl!

Centaurus

Mercury in my Sun space but not close enough to be conjunct. Have traits of effortless shape shifter and pulled off some major reinvention schemes over this life. They don’t come without work but they may appear that way on the outside due to the Saggi-ness of it all. Coyote energy is ultimately designed to make us laugh, lighten up and embrace the trickster in all of us, after all the ultimate trick is what we play on ourselves about who we really are. It’s being worked wrong if there is too much seriousness in the mix. It’s twinkle in… Read more »

Andromeda

http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Carlos_Castaneda
Don’t know how they got his birthtime but says he is Taurus Rising. I think it feels right that he has a fixed axis.

Andromeda

http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Carlos_Castaneda
Says he has a fixed axis with Toro Asc. Sounds right to me tho I don’t know how they got that time.

Centaurus

Ummm, yes not sure how they would have got the time either? Thanks Andro 🙂

davidl

Exactly, you hear a story “bob took way too much peyote in Mexico ” your not thinking Cap. Your thinking Sag, maybe Pisces.
I noticed the Neptune in Leo , 4th house.

Centaurus

Haha yes.

And Mars/Saturn in Scorpio 7th… intense.

Jess

Is that a “We Get Around” quote, Mystic? I love Urthboy!

Pi

Also. I think people keep forgetting how deeply wierd capricorns are. It’s just that their very level demeanour means that society is lulled into thinking they’re more like the fixed Taureans. Like (some) virgos. Both very OK with kookiness and warped humour. in my experience.

Pi

Yes, yes and Yes. I very much like to see Mercury as intermediary between worlds among its other descriptions. Capricorn as shamanic earth-creature is Hot btw. *suddenly looks vague* Scientists have no need for enchantment because they have an equation for it and are reading up on the latest related theories, or something. Including, no doubt, some interesting data on how spellcasting works at a sub-atomic level, something about neutrons and quantum particle dynamics, or something. I mean they always go the long way around but hey. The best scientists imo always leave their imagination a lot of room, imagine… Read more »

Pi

in conclusion: never stop asking questions.

Pi

also, never stop listening.

Emg

Oh Pi how I agree about the scientist taking the long route. It is one of my hiccups with medics and bloody evidence base for anything you want to treat with. It creates massive stagnation in my opinion and has done no one any good apart from those will that kill all original thought modus.
Seriously thinking of giving up my license in order to really treat folk the way I need to or take every damn exam gain every qualification and then batter them from the inside!

Scorporation, Inc.

Decisions, decisions… 😉

Pi

hmm, i wouldn’t say evidence-based practice has done no one any good… but i think i know what you mean. limiting. we can only research what we can get funding for, answers are out there to be had, but there ain’t much of the lucre going around sometimes. good luck with your work – there must be middle ground out there xx

Scorporation, Inc.

I think it’s greater than the sum of its parts. The new thing that results from a chemical reaction. Put them together & waddaya got? Magic. x

Andromeda

Maybe Krampus is a descendant of Dionysius?
In the Greek myth in wiki I thought it was interesting that Dionysius was given to Hermes as a baby to help raise.
So there is a paternal connection in a way between Hermes and Dionysius.
Now I am confused.. is Hermes Dionysius? Are they Capricorns? Argh, some days it is easier to stick to unity consciousness. But yes Pan-like creatures are meant to be a bit sexy, even Krampus was bit of party boy with the ladies.
😉

Blue Moon

Dionysius was given Hermes to raise. Lol
That makes sense.
Maybe by ……
no I mustn’t.
Say it.

Giggles
It does make sense tho.
Yay. I live both of them.

AstroGeek

Truly … our words are power now. Power we think to ourselves, we say to others, power we express online and in person. So, it makes sense to pay attention to what we say, who we’re saying it to, and how.

But I guess that could be said for any time. Just feels a little more potent now, perhaps?

AstroGeek

That was a bit rambly. 😉 Had a bit of the Blue-Devil Hoochie Juice this evening … Carry on!

Lucy

No, it feels true. It feels like our words are a spell.

VenusRising

Yeah, so can we talk about the trickster aspect of Virgo, because this emphasis on painful earnestness is killing me.

Love you, Mercury! : ) Thanks for the magic.

And you too, Mystic LOL

scorpiorising

The trickster side of Virgos is often forgotten. Virgos are usually written off as boring, ocd nerds. lol!But, there’s far more going on than meets the eye.

Anna

Many think Virgoans only grow plantations, when we are actually growing forests.Kokopelli is another powerful jester. Virgo is fertility, rather than perfection, which requires a fine balance and loads of spirit. Reap as ye sow,harvest the fruits of the soul, Virgo is womb, breast,and yes,sexy on a cosmic level. Chironic ironic 😉

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