Capricorn December 22 - January 19

Capricorn December 22 - January 19

The stellar Capricorn constellation represents the Sea Goat, the myth of which dates back to the middle of the Bronze Age. The people of Babylon named the Sea Goat the people of Babylon named the sea goat the god of protection of water, wisdom and growth. The sea goat also has a different relationship in Greek mythology, with one being the goat Amalthea, who fed baby Zeus, after his father, Cronos, had escaped. In a later story, the broken horn of Amalthea had been turned into the “Cornucopia”. Capricorn also comes in association with the wise and honored father of the sea goat race, Pricus. Trying to turn back time, Piscus was trying to protect his children who lost their speech and reasoning when they went onto dry land. Eventually he had to give up losing all his children to the wild and got the constellation of Capricorn as an immortal home in the heavens. The lonely story may be the root of some Capricorn’s melancholy and sadness.  
The entire zodiac was mapped on the human body and the Capricorn ruling over knees, skin and connective tissue in classical astrological medicine. Both solid and skeletal structures must be reinforced and supported with minerals and supplements under Saturn’s law. In general, their bodies may be vulnerable to rigidity, dehydration and inflexibility, so herbal and nutritional remedies must take care of these weaknesses. Sea goat natives may also need to take preventative measures to protect their vulnerable knees from injury to avoid developing porous bones.  


The Capricorn’s Tarot card is number 15: The Devil – It originates from the esoteric history of Capricorn, in which goats are used to sacrifice human sin in the presence of the gods as the ritual sacrifice. Unfortunately, Capricorn over the year's magical connection of the goat, was synonymous with darkness and evil, this was unreasonable.  

Our human propensity to slip into vices, indulgences and materialism through which we lose our freedom and are spiritual slaves is the more complex relation of the goat with our shadow of darkness. This propensity seems to be remembered by the Tarot devil card, so that we can verify what we are imbalanced with. This card draws attention to what our behaviors and expectations influence in our shadow. We think we can control this, we must be honest, brave, and dig deeper in order to heal what was lost.  


  • Polarity: Negative
  • Spirit Color: Dark blue
  • Lucky Gem: Lapis lazuli
  • Flower: Pansy 
  • Top Love Matches: Virgo 
  • Capricorn Dates: December 22 – January 19
  • Symbol: The Sea-Goat
  • Mode + Element: Cardinal Earth 
  • Ruling Planet: Saturn
  • House: Tenth
  • Mantra: I Use
  • Body Parts: The Knees
  • Colors: Brown & Khaki
  • Tarot Card: The Devil

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