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Capricorn Ascendant Vedic Sun or Moon

loves patience progress and perseverance:  actualization is their boon

Highlights of Jyotish With Paula Blog – post Jan. 13, 2013

Author: Paula Johnsen, M.A.

Capricorn Ascendant Vedic Sun or Moon
Capricorn Ascendant Vedic Sun or Moon
  • Sun transits Capricorn Jan. 13 – Feb. 12: Capricorn is naturally down-to-earth and in tune with materiality

  • Capricorn can actualize both material and spiritual goals by applying practicality to both

  • Favorable and unfavorable traits of Capricorn Ascendant, Vedic Sun or Moon: how others react to the action oriented hard-working Capricorn
  • Jyotish Cafe for Capricorn personalitieshighlighting a few of Paula’s top 10 tips to get you through

  • www.jyotishwithpaulablog.com: Jyotish With Paula Advice on Vedic Astrology and the cosmic dance of the planetsJyotish With Paula Advice - what to favor and avoid for Sun’s transit of Capricornthese suggestions also apply year-round to the Capricorn Ascendant, Vedic Sun or Moon

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In the Vedic calendar Sun transits Capricorn from Jan. 13 – Feb. 12

From Jan. 13 to Feb. 12th, all of us begin to feel the influence of the Sun transiting, or moving through Capricorn – Saturn’s sign number 10 – the house of action, achievement, duty, and work.  Sun is transiting his own son’s house (Saturn is the Sun’s son)  and shining radiance upon that which is traditional, disciplined, efficient, logical, and serious (all things saturnine in nature). Depending upon what the individual favors in life, Sun in Capricorn can promote experiences which contain rigidity, gloominess and stiffness in thinking and behavior, or wise progress through formal connections to structured and ancient traditions in life.

The transit of Sun in Capricorn marks a very special time of year

In India and other parts of the world, Makara Sankranti – festival of the Sun god on Jan. 14, is a time of great celebration and much planning of auspicious and spiritual events. The phrase  ‘Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya”—may you go higher and higher, to more and more Light and never to Darkness marks the meaning of this special day. This is the time of year when we can find an integration of both material and spiritual goals – if we use this powerful energy wisely. 

Those who have their Vedic Ascendant, Sun or Moon in Capricorn, in the 10th house, or a number of planets in the 10th, or aspecting the 10th sign or house, may find that the following descriptions apply to them all year round, as well as just during Jan. 13 – Feb. 12 each year. 

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Capricorn loves patience progress and perseverance:  actualization is their boon!
Capricorn loves patience progress and perseverance: actualization is their boon!

There really is no astrological sign quite like Capricorn and there are a variety of opinions about the mythological symbols behind sign 10.  Some say that Capricorn is Makara (the Sanskrit name for Capricorn) – the crocodile – a ferocious reptilian creature, with powerful jaws, which creates and is at the center of its own environment and universe.  Others say Capricorn is a mystical sea creature with a fluid dragon body and deer-like face, ruling both earth and water.  Yet others say Capricorn is very much like the ambitious mountain goat or the gentle, self-effacing, and self-sufficient domestic goat – harmless, nourishing and protective. Some analysts are convinced Capricorn is the pinnacle of the astrological symbols, as the number 10 (absolute and relative combined) is the perfect number.

Capricorns are naturally in tune with material progress

Like the mountain goat, the Capricorn momentum is always upward, and they wish to be recognized and appreciated for their patience and perseverance in progress. Like the crocodile, they are capable of creating a powerfully self-sufficient environment around themselves, and they don’t let go of their ambitions and goals easily. Like the mystical sea creature, they can move easily and fluidly in their environments, and often have youthful, deer-like, gentle faces, which can disarm others.  And like the simple domestic goat, they can be very nourishing and protective of others – particularly their children and spouses.

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Capricorn can actualize both material and spiritual goals by applying practicality to both

Because sign 10 also rules the 10th house in Vedic Astrology – the house of career, action and apex of achievement in the Vedic Chart – the Capricorn personality values prominence, especially in the career sphere, and appreciates action and positive results arising from achievements.  Well organized, they can take a pragmatic and practical approach to material achievement; step-by-step – moving ever forward.  The Capricorn personality often unknowingly structures environments and hurdles they must overcome so that progress is achieved slowly, steadily and with great perseverance.  Like the little train, chugging up the mountain, always reminding themselves “I think I can, I think I can”,  they eventually arrive at the top of whatever field they choose – usually a little later on in life.

More mountains to climb – or is it time to recognize the spiritual bridge?

Somewhere on their journey, or when they arrive at the top of the mountain,  Capricorn may look around and see that there are possibly an infinite number of materialistic mountains to create and climb.  At that moment, they may pause and reflect about why they are working so hard and a deeper realization of the real meaning of “work” may emerge in their awareness. 

An alert Capricorn may begin to see a real possibility of bridging their material and spiritual planes by also “working” on their inner selves. This more aware Capricorn may begin to practice mental or spiritual techniques; turning some of that powerful work ethic inward – towards their spiritual path – while maintaining their outer worldly responsibilities. 

From the Vedic Astrology perspective, Capricorn’s subtlest desire is to achieve perfection through action.  Number 10 – the sign of Capricorn – is considered by some to be the perfect number.  The number 10 is a combination of 1 (the individual atman as well as unity) and zero represents the absolute or infinity.  10 = relative and absolute together.   With Capricorn, there’s no need to give up one for the other –  both spiritual and material success can be achieved simultaneously.

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The undeveloped vs. the developed Capricorn

Undeveloped Capricorns can be demanding, cold and rigid in their behavior patterns – thinking that only those who work hard and nearly all of the time, are worthy of sharing their time.  They may become so devoted to career, prosperity and achievement that they fail to remember that the garden of their life in the form of families, spouse, loved ones, and all that’s tender and fun in life, also requires attention and a different kind of work to cultivate growth.  This rigid type tends to be unwilling to tend to the personal or emotional sides of their relationships.  All work and no play, this type tends to never take holidays (and view it as a badge of honor), work long hours (even though it may not be required) and are always “on” (the phone, computer, internet) catching up and attending to business; suffering bouts of depression when others fail to appreciate them for their tireless work ethic.  This kind of Capricorn can become greedy for material goods, miserly or stingy or favor spiritual hypocrisy.

The more spiritually aware Capricorns understands the importance of structure and desires to promote success in all spheres of their lives.  More balanced, they bring a down-to-earth practicality to their relationships and spirituality and recognize that patience, perseverance, tolerance, devotion, gentle nourishment and protection are qualities to be cherished and enhanced.  Recognizing that rest is equally important to successful activity, they are gradually able to concretize both mental and spiritual achievements.  Their love of structure includes honoring subtle and ancient traditions (often those from India); their love of progress through focus and discipline makes them great spiritual aspirants; their commitment and perseverance helps them achieve their ultimate goals.  This type can actualize the awareness “established in Being perform action” (Yogastah kuru karmani) – a state of cosmic consciousness, where the absolute and relative are together in perfect balance – established in a deeper symbolism of  number 10.  With time and patience, cosmic consciousness merges into a state of unity consciousness – the highest symbolism of sign 10: one-zeroed – written as the number 1 encircled by zero.

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Capricorn love patience, progress and perseverance: actualization is their boon
Capricorn love patience, progress and perseverance: actualization is their boon

Favorable and unfavorable traits of Capricorn Ascendant, Vedic Sun or Moon

 Capricorns can be:
  • tactful and diplomatic
  • reserved with a dry witty personality
  • disciplined, protective and devoted
  • articulate and pragmatic
  • drawn to travel, poetry, music (sound) and walking
  • persevering and patient
  • talented, efficient and prosperous
  • open to suggestions and wish to improve
  • prosperous and recognized for achievements
  • devoted to spouse and children
Along with many positive attributes, Capricorn personalities can also be
  • gloomy
  • overly serious
  • value status and authority over everything
  • rigid and stuck in formality
  • unwilling to take part with family and friends unless it’s work related
  • workaholics and view it as a badge of honor instead of an imbalance
  • hard-hearted, frigid, or cold
  • have problems with romance and letting go of attachments
  • discontented and depressive
  • cruel and unfeeling towards others

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Some well-known personalities strongly influenced by Capricorn

Capricorn Sun: Mozart, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Newman, Oral Roberts, Wayne Gretsky, James Dean

Capricorn Moon: Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford, Dr. David Frawley, George Lucas, John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, Charles Manson

Capricorn Ascendant: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, U.S. President Barak Obama, C. G. Jung, Edward, Duke of Windsor, J.P. Morgan

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The winter is a great time to go with the flow of the persevering, patient, and progressive Capricorns you may know!

As Sun transits Sagittarius from Jan. 13 – Feb. 12th, all of us may find that we focus a little more on our goals and in perfecting ourselves. We may feel a tug to work a little harder, put in the hours necessary, and steadily make our way up the ladder of life.  Revering structure and traditions may become the hallmark of our lives. If we’re wise, we’ll also take pause and begin to bridge the gap between our material and  spiritual selves.  This is an excellent time of year to begin working on our inner self as well as the endless outer trappings and desire for recognition of our merits and work ethic.  Meditation, rest, and relaxation can assist us with letting go and transcending the material world.  Experiencing the balancing, calming and nourishing effects of gentle Ayurveda treatments may also help with reduction of Vata (wind imbalances) and return us to a more natural state of Being.

Not up to the hard-working tasks ? Call a Capricorn - you just need to ask!

Jyotish Cafe for Capricorn personalities – highlighting a few of Paula’s top 10 tips to get you through
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what to favor and avoid for Sun’s transit of Capricorn

These tips are very effective

  • for all of us during the transit of Sun through Capricorn – January 13 – February 12
  • for those who have a Capricorn Vedic Ascendant, Sun or Moon
  • for those who have some planets in the 10th house from the Ascendant, Sun or Moon, or planets in the 10th sign or aspecting the 10th house or sign

What to favor

  • protection, devotion, and gentleness always
  • tact and diplomacy with everyone – not only those you feel can advance you
  • swimming or taking a dip in the Ganges
  • honoring sacred traditions and ancient knowledge
  • meditation and Ayurveda practices to aid with letting go and self-actualization
  • taking care of the legs, knees and spine – yoga and walking will help with strength and flexibility
  • poetry, travel, music, enjoyment, and just Being
  • bridging the gap between spiritual and material goals – do some inner “work” for a change – but don’t strain!
  • plan a trip to India or to other lands with formal and refined cultures like Thailand and Bali – to name a few
  • recognize that you are naturally a perfect “10” without having to do anything more!

What to avoid

  • depression and moodiness when you’re not appreciated for your work ethic
  • doctor’s attention when you’re experiencing over-rigidity or pain in spine, legs and knees
  • over-working and translating every minute you spend into dollar or advancement value
  • coldness towards those who don’t meet your work standards
  • detachment to the point of extreme austerity – find a balance – it will help you achieve your goals
  • despair and frustration when not every material goal is met quickly – persevere and you’ll actualize things eventually
  • over-seeking recognition and quick advancement – step-by-step is also pleasing
  • working too hard on your spiritual path – let go a little – let things flow
  • reinforcing the ego by over-accumulation of worldly goods and status symbols
  • being serious, cruel or discontented – lighten up – let things BE
“See the job, do the job and stay out of the misery.”  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Capricorn Ascendant
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”  Abraham Lincoln, Capricorn Moon

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