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Part I - Lesson 7.10

The sign of Capricorn will put any planet it gets its hands on to work. This is the sign of organization, ambition, and discipline, after all.

The Sun in CapricornControl and organization. When Faye Dunnaway accepted her Oscar, she gave a rather unusual speech. Instead of saying thanks to everyone she ever knew, she said “I wasn’t planning on this happening so soon”. Capricorns plan. That’s what they do. A goat without a mountain to climb is a sad goat indeed.

The Moon in Capricorn: The Moon shows our emotions and Capricorn is the sign of cold efficiency.

Actually, the Moon here can be just as emotional as anywhere else. It just doesn’t want to show it.

Capricorn builds walls. It is also the sign of ambition and organization. There is a long list of famous people with the Moon in this supposedly “weak” position. Washington and Lincoln both had it. So did Thomas Edison and Ayn Rand. Bismark and Bobby Kennedy.

There is an emotional need to be organized and get the job done.

Of course, in the process, those irritating things called “emotions” tend to get pushed aside.

Mercury in Capricorn: according to the late Grant Lewi “can hear grass grow, feel the difference in thickness between two hairs, and smell garlic a block off, against the wind.”

Venus in Capricorn: in a man’s chart would probably propose marriage by saying: “How would you like to be buried with my people?”

Mars in Capricorn: is great for the energy. This placement gives the ability to pace oneself so that you can keep going long after everyone else drops from exhaustion.

Jupiter in Capricorn: can be very good for business, even though Capricorn is a sign of contraction and Jupiter is the planet of expansion. People with this placement can make a big deal out of small matters. They can save pennies and yet spend large amounts with ease. I know of one person with this placement who inherited a large real estate business that was in trouble, pulled it back into the black against all odds, and then proceeded to loose large sums speculating in commodities. Well, he also had Venus square Saturn, which was more responsible for his self-destructive side.

Saturn in Capricorn: feels safe and secure when it is in control of everything in its immediate environment. I know this one from personal experience. My mother has it, as does my sister-in-law and my niece.

Uranus in Capricorn: is not bad. The genius of Uranus is put to work doing big things. The generation that made the Victorian era was born in the 1820’s when Uranus and Neptune (the dreams, ideals, and illusions of our age) were both here, and despite its reputation as being stuffy, the Victorian age was one of great material progress. These two planets were together again recently, in the early 1990’s, so we can look forward to another Victorian age when they grow up.

Neptune in Capricorn: just happened from 1984 to 1998. It tends to give a very practical imagination focused on this world that we see before us. Louis Pasteur had this one, as did Herbert Spencer. Lewis Carroll would seem to be an exception. After all, “Alice in Wonderland” is a fantasy. But when you look at it closely, you will notice that all the jokes are based on errors in logic. Even here, Capricorn always has a serious purpose. He was trying to teach!

Pluto in Capricorn: happened last time in the 1760’s and 1770’s. Pluto is death and rebirth. When it was in Capricorn, sign of organization and of organizations, the sign of authority, there was the first truly successful revolt against an empire. The American Revolution. Those born with this placement included the people who made the French Revolution, as well as one who established a new authority, Napoleon. He was the first modern dictator, extending state authority further than ever before.

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