Capricorn - Duchess Sorceress
Capricorn is a feminine sign. She vibrates to the dewy, earthy substance that facilitates creation from deep within the spirit. Saturn is feminine, bound, and earthy like Capricorn. Her midheaven star mounts the top of the horoscope, so she is the golden thread between heaven and earth. Capricorn rules the bones and skeletal system, and it’s this physical body that supports and sustains new life in pregnancy. Hecate is the Goddess of Capricorn and it was her the ancients used to relieve the agony of childbirth. The Christ Child was born during the winter solstice of Capricorn, so the natural Mother Goddess rears herself here, undertaking the responsibility of matriarchal consciousness, a life of labour on behalf of sustaining wellness for their child and society’s children. It was Hecate who was traditionally called upon to aid childbirth and protect young children. You can see this evident in the modern day Hecate, the Capricorn woman who makes tremendous sacrifices for her family and for the sake of contribution and longevity. This maternal, intrinsically creative component in Capricorn relates to ancient feminine forces of nature, specifically the crone or the witch. It is largely the Capricorn’s empirical and rational functions that take focus. But it’s this intimacy with reality that’s often remarked on as being sterile, cold, or unimaginative, that allows her tap into nature’s activity, mother earth’s minerals, source energy, and alchemy. This astounding grasp on reality helps her crawl through the cracks in the world and find something magical. It was also Capricorn who is illustrated by the cloaked grim reaper, their melancholy is not romantic, but it carves out a wound in them that summons magnificent healing energy, an intimacy with pain and suffering that is pure wisdom at its core. For this, she has a unique rapport with death, and she hears the reminders of immortality louder than anyone. It’s this mutual understanding that she has established with death that generates her sorcerer’s knowledge, herbs, tonics, and angelic curatives, but also rituals. And this can be why the Capricorn repeatedly or compulsively carries out personal rituals, there is a calling in her being for return to the wind, trees, salt, and sun and once again become the crone. In ancient teachings, the crone was highly revered and knowledgeable woman who visited townships dispersing enlightenment, the honour of women, and acts of healing. She is the final of the triple goddesses following the maiden and the mother. She was a woman who offered the wisdom of age, and it’s appropriate when you remember that Saturn and Capricorn are the rulers of time. Capricorn is the figure of this once revered crone, and if you look deeply into your eyes, you can see the ancient grandmother staring back at you, containing the wisdom of all life times and realities.
(art: kurtis rykovich)