Capricorn - The Sea Goat

those born December 23rd to January 21st

The mountain goat is always climbing higher and higher toward the summit. He is sure-footed and never falls, and knows where he is going. Other animals cannot catch him because he simply climbs higher and looks out over the world from a safe and secure place on the mountain top.

Astrologers think that the mountain goat is a good symbol for those born under the sign of Capricorn because they are the type of people who have a goal towards which they will work hard and long. Capricorn people usually have plenty of self-discipline and are successful in what they do.

The most important thing to a Capricorn is achievement. He will tend to take life seriously, and it is important for him to be good at something. He needs to feel that he has a skill, something he can do better than anyone else. Capricorn people are hard workers and many of them make excellent teachers, lawyers and statesmen. They are also quiet and diplomatic and know how to be subtle and tactful in their dealings with others. It may take a long time for you to get to know a Capricorn person, because he is often serious and shy by nature.

Capricorn is an earth sign, like Virgo and Taurus. If you are a Capricorn you will probably find that as you grow older it will be more and more important for you to achieve success in something and earn recognition for your abilities. Work is very important to you. Family life is equally important, and you may have a love of history and tradition. Your special and unique gift is your inner determination to succeed at what you want in life, and that means you probably will.

Here are 5 useful essential oils for Capricorn:

Ginger Essential Oil can help to ease stress when Capricorns may find themselves feeling overwhelmed by their ambitious workload. It helps to combat anxiety and negative feelings while also enhancing concentration so they can stay focused on the goal. 

Peppermint Essential Oil can help keep Capricorns invigorated and refreshed through long nights at work. It works to energize the mind, improve cognition, and help them connect with their deepest thoughts and feelings. 

Lime Essential Oil is a great tool to help make sure the busy Capricorn mind stays positive when they feel them succumbing to stress. It helps to uplift the mood, improve focus, and give them a boost of energy when they feel a little down. 

Wintergreen Essential Oil helps fight off mental and emotional fatigue when Capricorns need it most. It works to soothe stress, increase energy and encourage a positive mood to keep them at their best.

Palmarosa Essential Oil helps bring the sometimes overly logical and methodical Capricorn back down to earth. It works to ground the mind, balance the emotions and allow for deeper connections with those around them.

More great essential oils for Capricorn are Vetiver, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lemon, Geranium, Chamomile, Sandalwood, and Spearmint.

Element: Earth

Quality: Cardinal

Polarity: Yin/Feminine

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Tarot Key: The Devil

Season: Winter solstice, nature's withdrawal to its lowest point, hardship and cold

Culture: Christmas, the Mithras Cult of the invincible Sun, rebirth of light, hoar frost.

Physical Body: Skeletal frame and knees

Capricorn Yoga

Capricorn rules the knees. Doing yoga can bring up many feelings. With the knees, these feelings often relate to fear, especially fear of moving forward.

Yoga empowers a gradual awakening. The process begins with a willingness to slow down, to pause and apply the balm of time. Then make the choice to befriend yourself, to stay focused, and to listen to inner messages. Attune to the inner voice. Allow yourself to be guided into tender embrace with wounded, fearful parts of yourself where it is possible to transform fear into love.

Rich, strong poses like Utkatasana offer a unique, visceral experience of the three C's of dharma (right action): commitment, compassion, and contentment. In making a commitment to yoga, compassion will help to release fear, and to allow gentle waves of contentment to wash over you. 

Star constellation: Capricornus 

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Capricorn stones

Stones that are recommended: Amethyst, Aragonite, Azurite-Malachite, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Garnet, Leopard Jasper, Malachite and Tiger's Eye.

We make a balanced, energized bracelet for Capricorn with Gold, Malachite, Tiger's Eye and Leopard Jasper.

Chakra to focus on for Capricorn's is:    

Throat Chakra ~ Fifth Chakra (5th) Fifth Chakra - Throat   The fifth chakra is situated at the base of the neck in the throat. This chakra is represented by the blue Vishuddha mandala (purity), the element of ether and is also symbolized by the human race. It influences communication, dreaming, artistic expression, good judgment, self belief, wisdom, truthfulness, out of body experiences and clairaudience. Physically it influences the mouth, teeth, throat, thyroid gland and the immune system.   When the fifth chakra is balanced, it allows for free communication helping us to fell centered and happy. It also helps us while we are meditating to connect with our higher guidance.   If this chakra is not working properly it can create negative influences in the physical this can be seen in the form of sore throats, communication problems, earaches or infections, chronic colds, thyroid problems, speech difficulties, chronic tiredness and depression, it can also lead to control of others through deceit and dishonesty, It the energy flow is too great it can make us inflexible, dominating, egotistical, bigheaded, causing us to have a self righteous attitude. A lack of energy can cause us to be nervous and frightened causing introversion, and tending to keep our thoughts and our self to our self, also opposing any kind of change.   Unblocking & balancing aids to help realign the fifth or throat chakra - We can help to balance this chakra by listening to good music, singing, chanting, going for walks, looking at the sky, watching our breath and meditating outside. Bringing balance to this chakra unlocks the energy flow to the other Chakras. Throat Chakra ~ Fifth Chakra (5th)   Related Herbs - Cloves (Caryophyllus Aromaticus, Syzygium Aromaticum, Eugenia Caryiphyllate) and Vervain (Verbena Officinalis)   Related Incense - Frankincense and Benzion   Related Glands - Spleen, Pancreas   Related Musical Note - G   Vowel sound – e (let)   Element – Ether & Earth   Sense – Sound   Astrological Signs - Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo   Crystals - Turquoise, chrysocolla, chalcedony, blue sapphire, celestite, blue topaz, sodalite, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, azurite and kyanite.

Celtic Gates of Inspiration and the Seasons of the Muses 

(as per the 500 year old diagram seen in Joseph Campbell's Creative Mythology: The Word Behind Words.  In Celtic lore, the Gates of Inspiration are symbolized by 9 Maidens who watch over the magic Cauldron of Cerridwen. The Cauldron is a vessel of death, rebirth and healing from which the hero king emerges whole in body and soul. The 9 Maidens alternate with their breaths to keep the 'fire of inspiration' burning. 'For a year and a day' Cerridwen prepares her magic 'greal' or 'graal.' Cerridwen is the original Queen of Avalon (the Apple Isle) and her Cauldron is the prototype of the Holy Grail. Like the Grail, this magic Cauldron gives to each according to their need. The Nine Gates are portals for shamanic journeying represented by 'the Nine Lords of Time' in the Mayans' Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque. 

   Muse - Polyhymnia 

   Date of the Gate January 1 - 11  

   Zodiac Degree - Capricorn 

   Planet - Saturn 

   Sephira - Binah  

Each Gate of Inspiration begins a 40-day period that is the season of the Muse identified by the initial degree/day.  Each Muse season has its governing planet and corresponding light on the Kabala Tree. Each Muse season is unique and will vary in nature year to year according to the current status of the season's ruling planet. Dance is key to opening a Gate of Inspiration. Dancing clockwise in circle is the way of the Muse Dance. This dance releases tensions from the body that hold outmoded ways of thinking and emotional blocks from past experiences. New inspirations and understanding come through letting go and surrendering to spirit.

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Destarté carries a variety of items specifically for Capricorns including Earrings, Bracelets, and two sizes of Capricorn Astrology Dreamcatchers.  We are always happy to custom make a piece with the recipient's full astrological chart included or whatever you might dream up!