I am a Capricorn but I don’t really feel like a Capricorn… I kind of feel at odds with the things that are supposed to be important to them. Whenever I read about Capricorns, it always seems like they are described as conventional, logical and organized.
Whilst I think these qualities are admirable and are things I can do when I want to, I am a creative and passionate person and am growing to trust my intuition. From what I read, I should be making spreadsheets (which I am good at) but instead I am excited to be making art and researching somatic experience, asking questions and pushing the against predetermined labels and systems.
Do other Capricorns express this kind of confusion? Or is there a place with better information that explains the playful, loving and intuitive side of the goat?
It would be great to hear back from you, if you have time.
Thanks so much,
The Questing Capricorn
My Dear Questing Capricorn,
Capricorns do not FEEL like a Capricorn – they will themselves into being pure thorium-hewn creatures of Time and Saturn. They create themselves from the cellular matrix outward. Long before there were any Law Of Attraction books, Capricorns were consciously cultivating their thought process so as to more actively make something of their basic dark matter.
Okay and to be fair, i have always thought there are two types of Capricorn – a super-Saturnine one and a more Pan/libidinal one. AND remember that the ancient symbol for Capricorn was the Sea-Goat or Mer-Goat. And i still call Capricorns that in my Horoscopes. In fact, i don’t think of Capricorns as being conventional – my thing about this sign is that they don’t duck material reality – they fully embrace their worldly schizz and manipulate it to build the reality they want.
Any spread-sheeting is but a means to their end and that can be way unconventional. It’s just that, rather than being out there protesting or rebelling, Capricorns tend more toward the Martin Luther King end of the protest spectrum. They’ll get right into the system they want to change and end up running the whole show.
See this old post on the magical dimensions of our Sea-Goaty creatures and also this one. In fact, see the whole Capricorn category! I don’t know if it has the “better information” you seek but it is 13 pages of posts about cool Capricorn cats and i promise you it goes way beyond spreadsheets or convention lol.
Personally i think of Capricorns as alien timelords with genius competence and sexy cheekbones.
Image: Peter Basch