Capricorn Season Affirmation
I am putting in the work to create my ideal reality.
My Sun Sign is Capricorn: What Does It Mean?
Your Sun sign is the sign most closely associated with your personality and life’s trajectory. If your sun is in Capricorn, you are most likely disciplined, pragmatic, and reliable. You have a strong work ethic and value productivity. You seek praise, but only to show that you’ve done good work. You feel at home with stones like aragonite, honey calcite, and mookaite that support productivity, focus, and motivation. Capricorn suns often make good leaders, able to set a good example for their teams. Because of this, you may have trouble relying on others. We recommend wearing or carrying aquamarine to help you learn to trust the people who are there to support you.
Capricorns are symbolized by the mythical sea-goat, a half-goat, half-mermaid creature able to climb to the highest mountains and swim to the depths of the ocean. Capricorns are ambitious – you have lofty goals and are more than capable of achieving them. Others may see a mountain of tasks and feel daunted, but not you, Cap! Not only that, but Capricorns are skilled divers into the depths of emotion. This can sometimes manifest as a melancholic shadow side, but you are also able to see your emotions for what they are and respond accordingly. You’re a master of shadow work, ready to examine your inner self.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, which means it’s the sign that begins the season of winter. Cardinal signs are go-getters, thought leaders, carrying projects forward with a can-do attitude. Since Capricorn season comes at the (*technical) start of winter, this is the time for planning ahead for springtime, staying grounded in that earthy energy, and knocking things off the to-do list. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the so-called task master of the planets. Saturn rules linear time, helping Capricorns to know the best order in which to carry out tasks. This makes Cap suns good project managers and coordinators. Capricorns need a routine, and you are skilled at creating routines for others.
What This Capricorn Season Will Bring:
Capricorn season always begins at the same time as the Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year. The solstice moves us into winter and asks us to slow down, while remaining hopeful that the light will return and spring will come. After all, once the solstice passes, the days grow longer and longer. Capricorn season also conjuncts with many major holidays, bringing most of us into close contact with our families. Communication is key – the full moon in Gemini that’s just passed and Venus going retrograde both urge us to speak truthfully but compassionately whenever disagreements arise.
Venus goes retrograde on December 19th, right before Cap season begins, and remains in this configuration until we move into Aquarius season, stationing direct on January 29th. As the planet in charge of love, sex, aesthetics, values, and money, retrograde Venus asks us to reevaluate or assess our relationships (romantic, familial, platonic, etc.) and make sure that we’re prioritizing our own values. It’s also a time for financial planning and self-love rituals. Read more about Venus Rx here.
The New Moon in Capricorn falls on January 2, 2022 and positively aspects with Uranus. This means that we’re in for change (new year, new me, am I right?) with a big burst of energy. The beginning of the calendar year and the beginning of the lunar cycle align to help us create new systems, habits, and routines in our lives. Take advantage of Capricorn’s practical energy and start getting the work done. We dreamed during Sag season, now Cap is telling us to get to it!
Capricorn season ends with Mercury going retrograde on January 14th (don’t panic! Click here to read our Merc Rx blog), along with the Full Moon in Cancer on January 17th. Mercury will be calling us to slow down and evaluate the work we’ve just done, and the Cancer moon will present us with themes of death and rebirth. When you put the work in, what does your new reality look like?
Capricorn and the Devil Card
Capricorn is represented by the Devil card in the Tarot. Like Scorpio’s corresponding card, Death, the Devil is a misunderstood and often feared card – although it doesn’t have to be. The imagery in the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck may look scary – a monstrous figure holding two chained captives – but when you look closer at the card, a different picture emerges.
The Devil, a half-man, half-goat figure, is a hybrid creature like Capricorn’s mythical sea-goat. The two human figures, a man and a woman, are chained and appear to be trapped. But, when you look closer, you see that the chains are loose, and they are free to go at any time. They remain trapped only because they aren’t seeing things clearly – their prison is of their own design.
Capricorn’s ruling planet Saturn often represents rules and limits that we feel we need to follow or be constrained by. Yet, when we step back and look at the situation, we realize that those constraints, whether they’re familial, societal, professional, or self-imposed, aren’t really holding us back. We could, if we wanted to, break free of these artificial boundaries and pursue something that aligns better with our own goals and values.
The Devil card also represents desire, indulgence, gluttony, and a sense of never being satisfied. Capricorns are hungry – hungry for success, hungry to achieve their goals. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but the Devil card warns us to be cautious about always striving for the next best thing. Is there a way we can be satisfied with where we are, right now?
Capricorn Season Activities
- Start putting in work on your Sag season dreams! It’s grind time!
- Celebrate the holidays with people you care about
- Spend time planning your spring garden and preparing for the return of the sun in springtime
- Make new year’s resolutions – Capricorn and Saturn give us support in building structure into our lives!
- Get your finances in order. Finally make those investments, pay down as many bills as you can, and come up with a plan for long term saving
Capricorn Season Ritual: Honoring the Elements
This ritual is designed to honor and bring into balance the four elements: air, fire, water, and earth. You can easily adapt this ritual to suit your traditions and beliefs, whether it’s adding the element of Spirit for the Wiccan tradition, or using the five traditional Chinese elements.
Search our website for crystals associated with each of the elements.
- Crystals for the element of AIR, such as amethyst, celestite, etc.
- Crystals for the element of FIRE, such as citrine, desert jasper, etc.
- Crystals for the element of WATER, such as lepidolite, nephrite jade, etc.
- Crystals for the element of EARTH, such as onyx, petrified wood, etc.
- Sage or incense of your choice
- Red or orange ritual candle
- Bowl of water (bonus points if you have moon water lying around!)
- Bowl of soil or potted plant
1.Prepare your ritual:
This ritual uses the four cardinal directions: east, south, west, and north. You can represent these either on your altar or sacred space, or in the four corners of your house which correspond to these directions. To begin this ritual, find which area of your space or point on your altar corresponds to each cardinal direction.
Next, cleanse your space with sage or an incense of your choice. As you’re cleansing, visualize any stagnant or negativity leaving your space, making room for positivity and higher vibrations.
2. Perform your ritual:
With your sage or incense, walk to the eastern area of your home or wave the sage over the eastern part of your altar space. The east is associated with the element of air. This represents our ability to connect with higher realms, as well as our breath and inspiration. As you approach the east, say the words, “I invite the element of air to inspire me towards spiritual growth, connection, and expansion. I thank the element of air for giving me the space to breathe.” Take three long breaths. Feel the air enter your lungs and diaphragm.
Place the air crystals in the eastern part of your home or sacred space. Crystals such as amethyst and celestite support our intentions associated with air, and will help bring air and space into your home.
Continue the ritual with the other three elements, working in a clockwise direction. Next, move to the south to honor the fire element. Light your red or orange candle, and as you light it say, “I invite the element of fire to bring action to my manifestations, and to help me transform my energy to support my goals. I thank the element of fire for the energy to keep moving forward.” Place your candle and fire crystals in the south.
Next, move clockwise to the west. Take your bowl of water and place it in the western part of your home or altar space. As you place the bowl, say, “I invite the element of water to help me get in touch with my emotions and reflect on where I am in life. I thank the element of water for keeping me flexible as I flow through life.” Place your water crystals in the west. You may want to drink some water at this time to further connect with the element.
Lastly, move clockwise to the north. Place your bowl of dirt or potted plant in the northern area of your home or altar space. As you place it, say, “I invite the element of earth to keep me grounded and stable. I thank Mother Earth for supporting me and nourishing me.” Place your earth crystals in the west. As you place them, imagine roots extending from the bottoms of your feet into the earth.
Now that you’ve moved through the four elements/directions, return to the middle of your home or space. Take a moment to honor all four elements by saying, “I thank the elements of air, fire, water, and earth for helping me to breathe, act, flow, and grow.”