The sure-footed Mountain Goat can climb to higher altitudes than any other mammal. And the sure-footed Capricorns are also well-suited for climbing. Capricorns set high goals for themselves and then they overcome whatever obstacles may appear bet-ween them and the top of their personal mountain. As Capricorns climb the ladder of success, their ambition pushes them forward. Status can be important to Capricorn and often, at the top of their game, they gain personal satisfaction by knowing that others respect them for what they have accomplished.
Capricorns can dance out on the edge of a cliff, but will never fall. Why? Stability plays an important role, but so does practice. As a typical Capricorn, they may appear reckless, but chances are that their actions will have been very well planned, and probably also rehearsed. Capricorn is always calculating what will happen if they do something. Capricorns are energetically conservative, only expending enough to get them to where they want to be. No silly impulsive actions for them. This is their best insurance to get to the top of the mountain.
The Capricorn motto should be Milton Berle’s, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, then build a door.” But this doesn’t mean that if there are no mountains to climb that they must build the mountain. For Capricorn, hardships can be their path to fulfillment, but for the sake of happiness, it would be good for them to learn to appreciate what they have, instead of always striving to reach the next plateau.
Earth signs are naturally practical. In this lifetime we are bound to Earth. There is no escaping the reality around us. The Earth is about as real as it gets; it can be felt, weighed and it has substance. Accordingly, the earth signs base their life on what is real, not what is imagined. Sensation is valued over thoughts or feelings. Earth signs live with their feet on the ground. Others seek their advice because of their basic sensibility. For earth signs, seeing is believing.
TENTH HOUSE: CAREER
The Tenth House is the House of the Father. It is where we pursue the outer world, which is often related to our career. This isn’t about our personality. It’s about how the outer world sees us through the role we play in it. It is here, in the Tenth House, that we look to find out about status and recognition.
RULING PLANET: SATURN
Saturn, the ringed planet, is etymologically tied to the word “Satan.” But, as demonstrated in the Tarot, the “Devil Card” is not a bad card. It’s only difficult if we’ve made the deal with the devil that we believe the physical world is all there is. Saturn is the planet of boundaries and limitations. If we succumb to those limitations, we are doomed to live within the laws of cause and effect. But if we do the hard work of spiritual practice, we can be rewarded by the wisdom that exists beyond the material plane. As the ruling planet for Capricorn, Saturn does symbolize that we get what we deserve. Take shortcuts in life and we’ll meet up with problems later on. But if we do things with integrity, then the rewards will be ours.
Biggest Strength: your ability to overcome obstacles
Potential Weakness: too much work and not enough play