Capricorn rules the bones, joints and lower limbs. This means these areas of the body may require more attention throughout life if you have a sun, moon or ascendant in Capricorn.
You may find these area’s showing signs of needing support during key transits to the sign of Capricorn, too. For example, when the sun transits through the sign of Capricorn, from December 21st to January 20th every year. Collectively, we all tend to feel the need for more TLC toward the joints and bones (and other associated areas of the body – find out more below) during this period.
Depression is a key consideration for treatment/support with this sign. It is dry, cold & structured energy. Might sound like a downer, but we need a less erratic, more reliable energy to get stuff done in life.
Thing is, we also need warmth, nurturance and comfort, too. It can’t be all structure and work or we will become depleted, physically and emotionally. We need to play, not just work. So we need to always remember that where Capricorn lives in the chart, striving for balance is important – and productive.
If a Capricorn type person can understand the need to structure in time to relax & enjoy themselves – music, a nice cup of tea, perhaps a swim to cleanse off the rigidity of deadlines and making progress – they will in fact be in better shape to keep working away at what they are working at developing. The r & r will support their progress.
Something needs to be done with the feelings, though. At least, something needs to be done to address them.
A way to bypass feelings that require some form of attention is to just keep trying to be an authority figure in some area of life. You can skip over a lot of things that feel intense when you’re solely focused on getting things done, making money, building some sort of structure in your life, whether it be a business, a home, a reputation – or an empire.
It’s just plain practical though, to not stock pile feelings. While you are trying to create foundational bricks in some area of life, there are also feelings being stock piled associated with the creating of said bricks.
Capricorn, like all signs, is motivated to do certain things because of life history. Look across the zodiac wheel at the sign of Cancer (cough, cough – family stuff) and you’ll find something that speaks to the motivation for why they may want to generate something that has an impact in the world. It’s not always a conscious motivation (often isn’t for us humans) but there is definitely a story to tell, behind why someone wants to be successful in a certain area of life.
Lot’s of feelings get buried. Life strategy for Capricorn may be: don’t get pulled into the whirlpool of feelings! they aren’t practical!
Sure, that’s true to some degree. Feelings aren’t practical. They pull you from structured living. They can be erratic and are not loyal to time crunches or work. So it doesn’t always make sense to lose ourselves in them. We do need to prioritize certain duties and responsibilities over certain feelings. Especially feelings that may be related to greed & a lack of gratitude.
If that’s the struggle you’re dealing with, I personally am not a proponent of spending much of my focused energy on those types of feelings. They are what I refer to as an inner psyop – lower vibratory, younger in the evolutionary scale energies that don’t need to be fed more energy by us wallowing in them. They are a distraction, from focusing on what matters – being grateful. Because that is a precursor to true holistic wealth.
Capricorn is a sign that can be prone to focusing on all that they don’t have or haven’t achieved. This can lead to anxiety, depression – deep melancholy which, try as they might, work does not always eradicate.
The antidote? Noticing a feeling – developing a relationship with the act of awareness. This is productive. And don’t you want that, if you’re heavily Capricorn? Heck yes!
Having a strategy for dealing with FOMO is helpful with Capricorn. Realizing it is more important to focus on creating something high quality than it is to focus on getting attention for it. This can keep the head straight – focused on the path ahead, not what did or didn’t occur behind you.
In some sense, you need blinders, to keep your focus forward, not looking backwards, comparing your progress and coming to the (unreasonable) conclusion that you’re failing (you’re not – life has ebbs and flows is all.)
Still, one needs strategy to lift themselves out of the darker days when progress does not appear to be being made.
It’s quite hard to process, yet part of life. And temporary. Sooner or later, things will shift.
And it’s wise to consider that sometimes, progress is staying in one place for a while. Just doing the work, and not getting accolades for it.
Besides, if you’re only doing it for accolades, you’ll be overly reliant on other people’s input. If someone else’s approval is required for you to feel OK about yourself, and value what you have been developing, you’re putting yourself in a very dangerous position intrapsychically. So don’t do it for the likes – do it to offer something of quality to the world.
Trusting the generative nature of staying in one spot, just doing something as well as you possibly can. Eventually, you’ll become even better at it. The quality will increase. This is the natural progression of doing something as well as you can – it always ends up becoming better.
Put your 10,000 hours in. There is a truth to that – an inevitability, that something great will come of such a commitment of time.
In the meantime, while you’re putting your hours in something is still happening, even if you don’t see an extra 0 in your bank account, or get the attention you’d like to receive – yet.
If you’re working away at something, loyal and dedicated to it becoming high quality, supportive of a need in the world, eventually it will achieve some form of recognition. It just may not be up to you how large or small scale that recognition ends up being.
But quality always ends up being seen. It just takes awhile to develop, like all things of quality. So keep in mind that your ability (like no other!) to keep going, long after many others have given up in search of a short cut or due to a loyalty to immediate gratification syndrome, will pay off one day.
Helpful herbs to consider are Hypericum for depression. Ginseng. Triphala for constipation. Chamomile.
Also – a change of scene is good medicine for Capricorn energy.
Move your body. Change the location or structure of your body with movement when you feel down about the progress you haven’t made.
The mind has a harder time clinging to the same narrative when the body is being moved in different ways. This is a simple act (and free!) and it works.
Support the skeletal system. Keep your muscles strong. If you’re fit, you’ll feel stronger mentally, too.
Since Capricorn as an energy is cold & dry, balancing that with warming, nurturing foods can be helpful. Warming foods like soup can help with constipation. Foods that warm up the insides to some extent – not necessarily spicy (maybe? everyone has a different palate) but cooked foods are helpful.
Also – eat dinner earlier.
The types of food you eat can change depending on the season. Warmer foods in winter, cooler in the summer. Every body is different. Season’s have an affect on the functioning of our digestive processes.
Understanding your Ayurvedic profile and subsequent healing/medicine might be interesting to consider as it has a deep ancestral legacy of supporting the human body. And Capricorn is about time and the past.
Other areas to consider nurturing through the lens of traditional medical astrology are:
- skin, hair, nails, teeth (research collagen supplementation & thyroid vitamins)
- Parathyroid Gland (thyroid supplementation can support hair, skin, nails)
- Cartilage, tendons, ligaments (dietary sources & supplements that support these areas may be key throughout life)
- Circulation issues
- Bowels (prone to constipation? get rid of grains/bread immediately)
- mental anguish related to limiting thoughts/thinking (surround yourself with optimistic people & influences + get rid of sugar, stat. It creates major depression in the brain.)
I highly recommend looking into German New Medicine by Dr. Hamer for help in understanding how limiting thoughts show up in certain regions of the brain, which links back to ailments in the body. An example below:
The biological conflict linked to the bones and joints is a severe self-devaluation conflict or loss of self-worth. The cartilage, tendons, and ligaments as well as the lymphatic system and the blood vessels correlate to a light self-devaluation conflict.
One of the remarkable things about Capricorn is their capacity to reverse age.
I like to refer to this as Benjamin Button syndrome – minus the consciousness of a toddler of course.
Capricorn has the ability to become incredibly wise when they tend to all the self defeating stuff.
As they get older & value themselves more, subsequently developing & attaining what they felt lacked to such a debilitating degree in younger years, they tend to feel healthier in the body and mind. As such, they appear younger, physically.
If you feel less fear about meeting your goals and needs in the world, because you’ve proven through hard work that you can succeed, it’s easier to be relaxed, more playful and enjoy life.
This takes a lot of time to accomplish! And focus.
At some point in life, you realize after a lot of struggles that there is a script you may have been relying on. And to be blunt, it’s not well written, the ending sucks, and you have the capacity to tear it up and write a new one. You can choose.
Deep conditioning about what is possible for you can be challenged and discarded. It just takes a lot of work and commitment to change it.
Affirmations – they change the patterns in your psyche.
Saying the words, “Success – Wealth” can instantly change the feeling of lack in your body. So say them a lot!
Also try this phrase, in the AM & PM:
“By day and by night, I am being prospered in all of my interests”
You can create a new narrative that speaks to universal truths – hermetic laws – instead of limiting stories you may have learned from your ancestral line.
I would offer a list of Capricorn worthy foods but will offer some work for you instead:
Discover what foods are best for you by listening to your body. It will tell you what foods are helping you, over time, to feel supported.
Consider what your ancestors ate. Your body may be primed to thrive off those types of food.
At the very least, it’s a strategy to consider, to support your health & vitality. Because you need that to build, develop and create what you want to offer the world.
Get out on the grass, Capricorn friends. Walk amongst the tall, strong trees. They are resilient, like you. Who you are around affects you. So check in to your connection to nature.
Sometimes our desire to feel powerful is a compensatory act, for feeling disconnect with the natural world.
Natural processes are important. If you can’t poop for example, well, nothing is more important than keeping the flow of life moving.
So research triphala, Go-lax by Healthology, keep up your magnesium levels (not recommending the calcium/magnesium blends, as over storage of calcium can be an issue with Capricorn types and stones).
And generally, just be nice to yourself. And remember to always find a way to laugh. That is medicine!
Herbs to consider:
Ginseng, Chamomile, Hypericum