Capricorn and "surrounding"
Capricorn is of cardinal earth and "ruled" by modern Saturn. Traditionally Capricorn is of structure and order. It's about maturity, responsibility, steadiness, reliability. Here we can bring the "higher learning" from Sagittarius into physical manifestation. We see in the cuspal area, if the dreams and ideals we had are practical and sustainable.
Planetary points in Capricorn: (2020 heliocentric data)
Northnode: Chariklo 5°
Southnode: Neptune 16°, Pholus 4°, Sedna 29°
Aphelion: Pallas 14° , Venus 16°
Capricorn's constellation nicely lays along the ecliptic, looks like "cut in half" by it - it's stars are not as spectacular, but the whole area of the heavens here, is very intense - it's also an old constellation.
South we find Microscopium, Indus and Grus. Pisces Austrinus' tail.
North we have bright Altair of Aquila and his constellation, Sagitta and Delphinus and Vulpecula. Cygnus the Swan or better said, it's head here in Capricorn bringing the evolutionary insights from Aquarius.
As Sagittarius, also Capricorn was already known to the Babylonians and the Sumerians. The name was Suhur-mash-ha in Sumerian, which means "Goat fish or Sea Goat". In the Babylonian star catalogue the constellation got the same meaning and was associated with the Sumerian God Enki, who was one of the main creator Gods.
In Greek astronomy the constellation was named Aigokeros, meaning "goat horned" and was often associated with the god Pan. Sometimes Capricorn was also associated with Amalthea - the Goat who nursed Zeus when he was an infant and had to be hidden from his father Cronus. It seems, there are several stories in Greek myth associated with the constellation Capricorn - "it's not written in stone".
Aquila - the Eagle - and it's bright star Altair: In Greek mythology, the Eagle was always associated with Zeus (Roman myth as well). He was the eye, messenger and was a carrier for Zeus.
This energy is especially present in Altair "the eagle's eye" - that's where the saying "watching with eagle's eyes" is originated. Generally the Eagle is patient, focused but also graceful in it's moves.. The neck and shoulder stars are called by their Arabic names Alshain (the falcon) and Tarazed (the beam of the scale).... Altair is one of the stars forming the summer triangle - together with Vega of Lyra and Deneb of Cygnus. Astrologically these 3 stars bring interest and vision of global affairs and it's perspective to personal interests, which also brings strategic leadership.
Microscopium in the south, tells us that the Universal laws aren't only in the "big picture" (Telescopium in Sagittarius) to find but also, as a fractal in the "small" (each of us is such a "fractal" too as simply everything!). We're reminded, that everything we create is a "fractal" of ourselves and as such we're "responsible" for it.... In a more "earthly" way, Microscopium talks about the details we have to take in account, when planning/for strategy....
Algedi is the Alpha-star at around 8°45' and marks the horn of the Goat. It's conjoined by Beta Capricornus which marks the head. The Two are about secret or sacred places - anything from a spiritual retreat to a center where strategies are discussed and planned - the places where the dreams and ideals brought over from Sagittarius are put to a practical analysis, which needs a bit of a "solitary" space.
The first half of Capricorn is shifting to the "manifestation" or structuring energies. The "higher" our vibration we use, the clearer we are and depending our intention, such "structuring" is taking more or less effort (or perception of such). Let me explain with an example:
A Musician might be very passionate and not perceiving it as "work" but in order to practice and maybe writing music, a "solitary" space is needed, the Musician will also think about how to make the creations available for the public.... when this Musician sent out clear "intention and wishes" to the Universe, the possibilities and chances will open, ready to be taken....
Within the middle part of Capricorn, the energies change as the influences of Aquarius and Cygnus are already radiating, giving the "stiff" Capricorn energy a bit of airy, "futuristic" or "enthusiastic" energy. This shift is marked with the stars Albali and Armus of Capricorn at around 17 degrees, they bring the communicative parts into the play. In the South of the ecliptic there are the two "Magellanic clouds", which are said to be "passing galaxies", which we could interpret as being of "witnessing energy". Nick A. Fiorenza doubt this region as being as like a "recording" place, a "hall of records" from where we gather information.
The later degrees of Capricorn are marked by the Southern constellation Gruis (the crane), Pisces Austrinus and in the North, Aquarius, Delphinus, Equuleus and Cygnus. Most of these constellations are half in Capricorn and half in Aquarius (well, or more than half, wink).... In this later part the sharing of knowledge and information becomes more prominent - the "service or nurturing" part of it, the arm of Aquarius is reached out, Pisces Austrinus swims towards Aquarius and Cygnus flies from it - so this picture does indicate the exchange theme here - the Individual shares to the All and "back" It's a "maturing" energy, a growing up from the egoic state to sharing, guiding and exchange...
"The glowing eye" Nebula in Aquila (NGC6751)
Credit: Hubble space telescope - the picture won a contest in an Australian School Astronomy contest.
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References: Nick Antony Fiorenza (lunar planer) and Ian Ridpath's Star Tales and Belmonte_Shaltout (the constellations of ancient Egypt)