For those readers who regularly follow blog posts on Psychic Light, you will be aware that over the last year we have been exploring the history, mythology and traits of all 12 signs of the zodiac. We will be ending the theme by looking in depth at the fiercely independent tenth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn. Born between the 22nd of December and the 19th of January, Capricorns are regarded as the zodiacs top, but quietest achievers. Basic Facts:
- Your element: Earth
- Your ruling planet: Saturn
- Symbol: The Goat
- Your stone: Garnet
History and Mythology
The sign of Capricorn is often regarded as being the goat, or a ‘sea goat’. The story behind Capricorns mascot is rooted in Greek Mythology, and the story begins with Pricus, the father of the race of sea goats. The legend states that Pricus’ children found their way from the sea, onto the shore where they began to evolve into the land goats we recognise today. As the father of the sea goat race, Pricus attempted many things to ensure his children never found their way to the shore but nothing prevailed and he couldn’t control their destiny. In his misery, Pricus begged Chronos, the God of Time to let him die, as he couldn’t bear to be the only sea-goat left. Chronos instead allowed him to live out his immortality in the sky, as the constellation Capricorn.
The traits of Pricus can be seen reflected in the character of Capricorn. Capricorns like being in control of their surroundings and everyone around them, believing they can organise others lives too. Capricorns are extremely ambitious, but also very patient, and are willing to wait for something they want. They ensure that their goals are well thought out and planned so when they reach their chance to achieve they succeed at the highest level, not just second rate. A Capricorn not only looks harmless, but also is quite incapable of any serious damage. They take strains, failures and responsibilities quite calmly, without batting an eyelid. Their weakness lies in their inability to trust others easily. They can be prone to periods of moodiness and melancholy, which can be difficult for others to understand. However, a Capricorn is often best left to get on with things by themselves.
As the Capricorn personality is geared towards achievement and success, it’s unsurprising that the sign has given way to success stories in every industry. Gary Barlow, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton and Orlando Bloom are all notable Capricorns, who demonstrate their signs high ambitions and determination to succeed. If you were born under the protection of Capricorn this month, ask one of our readers for more information on what’s to come. Skilled advisors in astrology include Adam, Diamond, Ellie and Wanda. If you have missed out on a post detailing your sign over the past year, take a look back through our blog archive to see how your star sign influences the different parts of your life.