Capricorn season is potentially one of the most complicated cycles of the year. Capricorn is an earth sign, and its heaviness can pull you down. Capricorn season always falls at the beginning of the year, because Capricorn energy is all about planning. It’s always this time of the year that we think about what we want, what are our plans for the year, and what we want to make.
As there are no coincidences in the cosmos, the beginning of the year is when we have a clearer understanding of what we want to change and where we want to go. We must have a vision.
I invited my colleague Kabbalistic Astrologer Batsheva Shouster to speak about the month of Capricorn:
“In Kabbalah, the month of Capricorn is considered to be one of the hardest months of the year. There is no spiritual protection. There is no spiritual filter. Meaning there is no distance between cause and effect.
Although it is a heavy month, it offers tremendous growth. Usually, growth does not come easy. It comes with the process of transformation and change, so when it’s hard, it doesn’t mean it is not good. It just means that there is an effort of the mind that needs to be done. It means we have to pay more attention to what we say and what we think and what our actions are.
Capricorn is an earth sign. It does not relate too much to emotions, even though they have it from the inside. Capricorns usually think that it’s not sufficient or practical to have emotions, but their journey is to acknowledge their emotions, to feel, and not to be controlled by their emotion, but to accept and respect emotions as part of who they are, and respect their emotion.
Capricorns, usually, are born old, and they get younger later in life. This is because Capricorn is controlled by Saturn.
Saturn is considered to be the lord of karma, a malefic planet. Saturn is a planet that is the furthest away from the sun of the seven lower planets. Its nature is cold and dry. People who have a strong Saturn controlling their astrological chart can be prone to depression, and sometimes they can be overly pessimistic.
But according to Kabbalah, Saturn is a teacher; it is also the planet that can support our spiritual growth. It can be a channel to great blessings in our life.
It is said in the Book of Formation, the book that is related to Abraham the patriarch who lived 5000 years ago, that Saturn is the planet that is in charge of wisdom and redemption. Redemption means I overcome my personal obstacles, my limitations, and the voices that are keeping me down and preventing me from growing to truly succeed. Redemption is when I have access to my blessings, to my personal power to my personal divinity.
Wherever Saturn uses our chart, that’s where it shows us the process of growth we need to embrace.
This month our challenge is in our mind and in our nervous system. As Mars is in Gemini retrograde and makes some hard aspects to Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, to Venus and to the Sun. It is almost like our nervous system is being attacked.
Saturn itself is in Aquarius. Aquarius is also traditionally ruled by Saturn (but its modern ruler ship is Uranus).
So both malefic planets are in air sign: air is our communication, mind, respiratory system, all kinds of tubes in our body, the blood, and so on.
The way to nourish ourselves is to take care of what we can take care of.
In this month, it is good to get massage, to nourish the bones (ruled by Capricorn), eat healthy food, warm food, and do not go on crazy diets that can drain your mind.
This month is a great opportunity for each one of us to open access to our blessings so do not be afraid of challenges because they can be a door for great things in your life.
In addition to being a visual artist, Diana Motta is also a Kabbalistic astrologer. She spent fourteen years immersed in kabbalah studies and graduated at the renowned Academy of Kabbalistic Astrology. She works as a professional astrologer with personalized chart reading services and as a columnist for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. You can follow her instagram profile for more astrology tips at @dika_astra_eng.