On the day of the winter solstice, the Sun enters Capricorn. In the darkest hour, when the Sun is at its nadir, the light is reborn. Although the darkness is not yet overcome, a glimmer of hope lights up the night.

Capricorn is a practical sign, unpretentious, and realistic. But it is also ambitious. Unlike Sagittarius, Capricorn does not storm off into the blue yonder with little more than a fanciful notion of what could be. No. Capricorn is far more practical than that. It sets out a plan. A solid plan. Its goals are ambitious yet realistic and achievable given the proper amount of work and dedication, which Capricorn is happy to supply. With a motivating goal in sight, nothing can stop a Capricorn.

And yet, at times Capricorn can be nostalgic. The golden age that is no more (and maybe never was) inspires melancholy. But the way to overcome that is not to dwell on the past but to build the future. A motivating goal is the key to success.

To learn more about Capricorn and its associated mythologies, see the earlier Capricorn post