On December 21, 2015 at 11:49ET, the Soltice will be exact. In the Northern hemisphere, it will signal Winter and for the Southern it will signal Summer. Either way, harsh weather is coming and whether you impose energy of Capricorn on the idea of icy wasteland or on scorching dryness, they both carry the same theme.
It is the theme of being ruled by the immediate necessity to make lasting results. It is about taking what is largely deemed currently unusable by many and building a legacy upon it. In the North, it is the rebirth of the Sun. The winter solstice does not signal His immediate return though. There is a gradual building of the Sun’s vitality that has to take place that is often glossed over here. Yes, the day begins to grow longer but there is a period of waiting that needs to happen before seeds can grow and life can speed back up to the pace that occurred before winter’s slumber.
That is the Capricorn energy we know. Most people prefer the shoulder seasons (spring and fall) due to their more balanced nature. The cold and heat are better balanced and we as humans are better able to navigate and accomplish our goals during these times. Winter and Summer, however, are harsh. Winter brings a cold that causes most of us to huddle indoors and wait for the bone chilling temps to pass. Summer brings about heat that cause most to dream of abandoning working due to lack of productivity. That is the framework that Capricorn works in and that is why its ambitious ideas are legendary. Capricorn energy sees that there is still a way to make things happen during these barren times but patience is key.
We can attribute this to Capricorn being an Earth element. Earth elements deal in practical manifestation. Even with a Cardinal modality, Capricorn is willing to wait. The payoff down the line, just outside of its immediate view, is the goal of Capricorn energy. This is what we celebrate. We celebrate the ability to hold on. To see a glimmer of hope and nurture that seed into something that many just luck up on. Capricorn is about respecting time enough to let it work on our side. To dial into the cyclical nature of life and the universe and use it to our benefit on a practical and material scale. Because honestly, who during their first encounter with harsh and unfogiving winter believes that budding flowers will come again in time. Capricorn does and understands that moving forward not just in faith but with preparation and extended action will bring about the harvests of spring and fall.
I hope this Yule/Winter Solstice embues you with the “sticktoitness” that Capricorn is known for and that you are able to plan for the future while balancing the need to live for today.
Happy Winter Solstice Y’all!!!
When the sun moves into Aries, regardless of the hemisphere, change from the current state of affairs is ushered in. In the southern hemisphere, the change is from the blazing heat of summer to the cooler temperatures of fall. It signals a shift from the high energy, solar-powered frenzy of the spring and summer to a slower paced way of living. Many would say that there is no way to reconcile the differences between the Northern hemisphere and the Southern hemisphere ideals of Aries but it really is not that hard.
When the sun moves into the Cardinal Fire sign, it always signals the embodiment of an enterprising spirit. Aries as a sign is like a young man venturing out on his own for the first time. It reminds us of what it was like to start the journey of making our own way in the word. As far as linking it with the seasons of the Southern hemisphere, how much bravery and boldness would we need to start this journey when the world around us prepares to sleep? A lot and Aries has it in spades. Aries starts the journey when most of the world has finally settled into a groove. Aries wants to see what else is out there and push the boundaries because that is the most natural way for the ego to develop. “I don’t want to be like you so I’m going to change-up the game and do something different” is something that a heavily influenced Aries person would say. How else could the march into a completely different season and natural landscape start?
When the sun moves into Aries, we are all able to search out and let the unique qualities in us shine. We are able to call upon our inner leader to help us take charge of our lives, our personas and our image. No more hemming and hawing about it; the sun in Aries spurs us to move on it. Action is what this energy is after and it will find it by looking for the newest, freshest thing/idea/expression it can find. Ushering in fall is Aries discovering something new after the long hot summer. Instead of the bright, moisture starved colors of summer, Aries decides to shake things up by bringing in a stillness and coolness that no one expected. That is such an Aries thing to do.
Today, the sun is at the farthest point from the Northern Hemisphere. Along night, the longest of the year happened last night and the sign of Capricorn is here to usher us through the growing cold. Happy Winter Solstice!!
I always tend to believe that the ancients who started the science of astrology knew what they were doing when they saw the correlation between the zodiac signs and nature.Hard working and steadfast Capricorn seems like a well suited sign to begin winter with.Wanting long term success, Capricorn is more than willing to put down solid ground work to build the foundation for the Earth to rest while it slumbers. Capricorn knows that the fruits of its’ labor will be well worth it.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign. The sign of the sea goat is unafraid of taking action to move towards it goals, as a matter of fact it always seems to be doing so but things rarely come to fruition. That is until years down the line and Capricorn is sitting on top with all of its’ hard work paying off. The earth element brings about a slowness that is not seen in most Cardinal signs. It’s a good thing because just like the earth things take time and sometimes careful planning. Capricorn is manipulative and this could go either way. Without any forethought of others, it can be a sinister and relentless force that is not disguised well for they don’t feel the need to hide their want for finer things and authority. On the other hand, it can be a subtle raising of the bar for not just themselves but those who surround them as well.
Saturn rules Capricorn and gives the sea goat even more of a grounded quality. Saturn represents limits, boundaries, foundations, and the concept of time. When we think of Capricorn all of these energies are emphasised. Saturn allows Capricorn to hold its’ self with an air of dignity and authority when it is unobstructed. Knowing the limits of your authority and power allows you to wield it with a preciseness that is necessary and almost divine. Knowing your boundaries and limits allows you to rest when a recharge is needed and move full steam ahead when you should.
Capricorn and the winter solstice reminds us that rest is not inaction. It is a period where other properties and energies can take root to give us the strength to move forward. It reminds us that slow and steady gives us energy to change the world from a barren landscape to a thriving, flourishing wonder one small step at a time.