CAPRICORN the Sea Goat
|10TH HOUSE TERRAIN:||Career, Reputation, Position in Society, Destiny.|
|ARCHETYPES:||The Prime Minister
“I undertake to allow myself enough inner solitude and quiet time to truly find what is important in my life and by thus doing, become more self reliant.”
Capricorn’s evolutionary challenge is to truly get to know and feel comfortable with deep, inner solitude and self reliance.
WHAT ARE THE RESOURCES OF CAPRICORN?
- an iron will
- a need for solitude in the early stages of development
- patience and determination
- self discipline and logic
- instinctive practicality
WHAT IS CAPRICORN TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
- personal honesty and integrity
- maturity – “Elder” status
- freedom to act only according to the dictates of the essential character
- the consciousness shift from solitude being a burden to it actually being an opportunity to be enthusiastically pursued
- self-expressive, personally satisfying status in the community
- a sense of fulfilling one’s destiny
FROM AN ECOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE…
Once Capricorn’s mighty will is fixed on a goal, he is invincible….
It is a good evolutionary strategy for Capricorn to spend some time alone learning that he needs no one’s approval to feel content with his thoughts or his projects. Capricorn must only avoid needing another person thus working to become more self sufficient.
Capricorn knows there is a mountain to climb. He knows it will take a determined effort over a long time…but, if he prematurely attempts the ascension or chooses the wrong mountain, (without first finding who he truly is and what he really needs to be doing in the wider world) he can get caught up in external acclaim that lacks integrity and doesn’t ring true to him.
Capricorn must turn inside only long enough to remember that he does not need other people’s praise, because he already knows who he is and has his self respect. He must seek an inner state of solitude in order to feel comfortable with himself. He needs to feel self-respect and to know who he is. It is only then that he can cast himself out there in the World and find a job that clearly reflects this inner nature….to do only what comes naturally to him…..and to select a public role that expresses his own personal values, interests and whims. He must be himself!
Why might this be important as an evolutionary goal?
Perhaps this time, it’s about taking personal responsibility and finding a deep sense of self in the scheme of life. “Who am I?” might be a necessary question Capricorn needs to ask. Then perhaps “What is my destiny in life?” After the questions, there needs to be enough quiet time to find the answers (by listening to the inner voice) to come to terms with what exactly he needs to be doing that will enable him feel good about himself.
Is Capricorn’s evolutionary journey about external accolades or developing a deep, inner sense of self knowing and confidence to live out the goals with integrity, honesty and a committed dedication to a chosen path of meaning and value?
Perhaps in Capricorn’s evolutionary past, he was engulfed by responsibility to family and a clear sense of self was lost (or denied). This lifetime Capricorn needs to find comfort in solitude to the extent that he is able to find not only himself, but also a clear idea of how he can then use this sense of inner knowing for some kind of meaningful work in the wider community.
WHAT MIGHT IT LOOK LIKE IF CAPRICORN DOESN’T GET IT RIGHT?
- obsessive control over others
- obsession with power, status, materialism and appearances.
- entrapment in a meaningless, alienating social role
- corruption of natural solitude through being SO unemotional it can lead to loneliness through shutting life out
WHAT DOES CAPRICORN MOST NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF?
Being so out of control (by losing sight of his own inner goals) that he tries to control everyone else’s life around him in a dictatorial, tyrannical and patronizing way.