Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pet The Goat: Be Nice To Capricorn

I've been looking at the upcoming planetary transits for the next few months. There's the usual mix of peril and opportunity out there, but I think I've already drawn one important conclusion:

Capricorn: you guys are going to get stiffed in the empathy-from-others department. Again.

Sure, the Sun, Saturn, and Uranus are all in helpful places for Capricorn right now. And even if they weren't, no one has a talent like Capricorn does for making things take root in the worst soil. But I've noticed over the years that if there's one Sun Sign that can get stiffed by transits and doesn't yell about it half as much as they should, it's the Goats.

Mars is going retrograde in Cancer... Capricorn's seventh house, ruling relationships. So while everything else appears to be working more or less on schedule, helping Capricorn build a solid, more reliable Tomorrow for Pluto to star screwing with next year... the love life appears to be lagging behind. This makes me a little sad, because I've always thought Capricorns were cute little things, like goats at the petting zoo. People generally agree with this assessment at first, until someone mentions bringing a goat home as a pet.

Seriously, though: I love you guys. Your just a sensitive as your opposite, Cancer, but manage to function in a dignified, orderly way... or at least you maintain the appearance of it, which is almost as good. On the inside, though? You're as messy as the rest of us... maybe a little more, because being a Capricorn is a little like being born wearing a pinstriped suit. You have the same needs as everyone else, but based on appearances, everyone assumes you showed up knowing how to change your own diaper. Efficiently.

Come to think of it, a lot of you out there look like you've got it together on the outside a lot better than you do on the inside. And that of course, is why I'm here.



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9 comments:

exclusion.blue said...

I would gladly take my Goat in as pet if he would let me do so again ...

Crab

Neith said...

I happen to like Capricorns - they are reliable types as a rule and with my Sun progressed into Capricorn I've gained a whole new appreciation for them!! :-)

Beque said...

I have Capricorn rising, and I have always looked like I had it together on the outside far better than I ever actually did on the inside.

Matthew The Astrologer said...

Well, of course Beque... if you have Capricorn rising, everyone's distracted by your cheekbones...

chrispito said...

go Cappie go Cappie go!

I love Capricorns, too--but that could be because of my Capricorn Moon.
It's true: they look orderly but have you ever tried to live with one? Their idea of 'clean' is...ridiculous. Oh well...

Anonymous said...

Oh, chrispito, not my sister. A stellium (including Sun) in Capricorn, and the woman is definitely a neat-nik! My Cancerian pack-ratted clutter drives her *batty*! But, true, she often seems very together, and keeps her home & records quite tidy, but is actually softer than me on the inside. It is as though she keeps all of her practicality on the outside, with her tangible things, and I keep all my practicality on the inside, with my emotional things. Earth vs. Water, eh?

Anonymous said...

well thank you matthew! gwen the goat here...

Anonymous said...

ha, you know, i actually had a pet goat as a child. she was just like a dog! her name was felicia... and she was white with big ears...

AKB said...

ha!...am a sun in capricorn by vedic astrology...Nobody pets me, though i pet them quite claivoyantly.