Sign: Capricorn · Astrological definition of Sign: Capricorn · Astrology Encyclopedia  ·  April 14, 2024, 8:33 GMT
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Sign: Capricorn

Sign: Capricorn - Astrology Encyclopedia

Definition of Sign: Capricorn The mountain-climbing goat. The tenth sign of the zodiac. In Hindu astrology, Makarar - and considered by the ancients to be the most important of all the signs. Is it possible the ancients recognized in the Winter Solstice the point of gravitation that controls the Sun's orbit? Its symbol represents the figure by which the sign is often pictured - that of the forepart of a goat, with the tail of a fish - vaguely suggesting the mermaid. Sometimes also by the sea-goat, or dolphin.

It is said to have a reference to the legend of the goat and the Sun gods.

Dryden makes reference to it:

.....And, what was ominous, that very morn

.....The Sun was entered into Capricorn.

The Sun is in Capricorn annually from December 22 to January 20. Astrologically and astronomically It is the first thirty degrees following the Winter Solstice, marked by the passing of the Sun over the Tropic of Capricorn and occupying a position along the ecliptic from 270 to 300. It is the Leading quality of the Earth element: nega- tive, nocturnal, cold, dry, obeying. Ruler: Saturn. Exaltation: Mars. Detriment: Moon. Fall: Jupiter.

....................Relentless Capricorn

........Who climbs and schemes for wealth and place,

........And mourns his brother's fall from grace -

........But takes what's due in any case?

.............Safe Capricorn.

Symbolic interpretation: A goat with a fish's tail, signifying extremes of height and depth; changes wrought by time; union of the Christian and Jewish religious dispensations.

The sign of Initiation, of Cosmic Order and justice, wherein the Individuality is developed, and humanity fulfills its obligations to others.


................Siroccos lash the main, when Capricorn

................Lodges the Sun and Zeus sends bitter cold

................To numb the frozen sailors. -Aratus.

First Decan: Organization, coordination, a forerunner of better things; conciliates factions.

Second Decan: Martyrdom; dauntless, again and again it comes back for more; by indefatigable effort, scaling heights of success.

Third Decan: Idealism, natural ability to grasp high ideals, and to express them in concrete form; powerful imagination joined to intensive labor; draws knowledge from the infinite.

(Nicholas deVore - Encyclopedia of Astrology)

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