Cardinal (Initiating, asserting, inventing) Earth (practical, grounded, disciplined)
Them (outer-directed, adult, universal, social) Negative (Introverted, caretaking)
Tenth House (career, authority, achievement) Saturn (focused, practical, serious)

Capricorn in balance: Responsible, goal-oriented, achieving, successful, disciplined, committed, honorable, serious, moral, accomplishing, hard-working, deferential, dutiful, purposeful, structured, organized, professional, traditional, acting with integrity, reliable, generous, productive, grounded, thorough, completing, careful, methodical, systematic, devout, authoritative, protective, prepared, self-motivated, aspiring, industrious, loyal, trustworthy, prudent, considerate, respectful, executive, idealistic, persevering, strong.

Capricorn out of balance: Demanding, authoritarian, depressed, driven, work-aholic, controlling, rigid, exploitive, opportunistic, unscrupulous, materialistic, condescending, snobbish, patronizing, parental, punitive, unrefined, guilty, overcompensating, over-extending, dissatisfied, perfectionistic, burnt out, apprehensive, self-denying, reactionary, narrow-minded, bigoted, negative, pessimistic, melancholy, repressed, frigid, discontent, tyrannical, cold, heartless, greedy, egotistical, arrogant, power-hungry, crude, selfish.

Medical Capricorn: Knees, skin, skeleton, skin eruptions, breakages, stiffness.

Capricorn insufficiency: Unmotivated, disorganized, ungrounded, unconscious of group.

Rulerships: Saturn rules Capricorn and the Tenth House. Mars is exalted in Capricorn, Moon is in Detriment in Capricorn, and Jupiter & Neptune? are in Fall in Capricorn.

Famous Capricorns: Rajneesh, Yogananda, Martin Luther King Jr., Alan Watts, Joe Frazier, Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung, Al Capone, Hermann Goering, Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, Barry Goldwater, Howard Hughes, Aristotle Onassis, John Delorean, Henry Miller, Gypsy Rose Lee, Elvis Presley, Donna Summers, Joan Baez, Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Odetta, John Denver, Rod Stewart, Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, Isaac Asimov, Anton Chekov, A.A. Milne, Edgar Allan Poe, Simone de Beauvoir, Cary Grant, Faye Dunaway, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, (Moon in Capricorn at Night: Mary Pickford, F. Lee Bailey, Oswald & Sirhan).


Astronomy: Saturn was the last planet, with "rings pass not", to the ancients, ruling death, endings, limits. It takes 29 years to return to its original position at birth (i.e. to circle the Sun once) thus indicating the classic growing-up cycle known as the Saturn Return (at about age 30).

Correspondences: Jet, galena, obsidian, black stones; lead, coal, slag; ginseng, belladonna, digitalis, comfrey, horsetail, boneset, moss, poison ivy; spinach, wintergreen barley, beet, potato; gray, black, dark brown; mice, moles, eel, camel, donkey, tortoise, beetles, bats, shellfish, owl, crocodile, goat; Saturday; hard angles, short lines, sharp outlines; cold, astringent, and sour flavors; antiquarian, junk dealer, historian, undertaker, plumber, potter, excavator, prison employee, monks and nuns, builders, laborers, coal miners, agriculturist, horticulturist, cement workers, chimney sweep, architects; skin, bones, joints, knees, spine, anterior pituitary, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, fractures, skin diseases, dislocations, stones, paralysis; from age 68 to death.

Principles: Conservation, definition, limitation, organization, legislation, caution, duty, discipline, self-reliance, isolation, defense, precision, conscientiousness, responsibility, commitment, sobriety, punctuality, obedience, resolve, prudence, accountability, thrift.

Actions: Protecting, managing, monitoring, coaching, disciplining, constructing, planning, producing, concentrating, limiting, regulating, motivating, ritualizing, guiding, stabilizing, persevering, restraining, ordering, organizing, assigning, mastering, debugging, economizing, preserving, collecting, demonstrating, manifesting, concretizing, securing.

The Gifts of the Saturn: Saturn provides the boundaries that enable us to grow one step at a time. To keep our eyes on the road, and not fall asleep during the journey, we need Saturn's firm guidance and overseeing. The reverence for the wisdom of the past, and the desire to improve the future, for everyone, are gifts of Saturn. At it's highest, Saturn teaches us impeccability, giving us feedback if we deviate too far from the path.

The lessons Saturn has to learn: The goat must remember its sense of humor, the perfect antidote to its tendencies towards stuffiness, rigidity, judgementalness, moralizing, and overworking. Saturn has to remember that the journey is as important as the goal, that joy and gratitude are essential attributes to succeeding on the spiritual path, and that the shortest distance between oneself and one's desire is seldom a straight line.

The Tenth House

Eastern Hemisphere: self-determining Ruler: the Saturn
Scope: Last 3rd: public and group space Mode: Angular: initiating, leader
Upper Hemisphere: objective, collective Axis: home & family vs. career/achieving

The Tenth House is where we embody and relate to authority, in our homes & our careers; our professional roles, calling, reputation, achievements, and style of ambition.

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