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 are, if the dreams and ideals we had are practical and sustainable. 

As the cuspal area between Gemini and Cancer, so is the area between Sagittarius and Capricorn a special area - all are working together - to bring the realization and manifestation of consciousness together - working in harmony to manifest new structures.... 

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' fishtail.  

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".

Algedi is the Alpha-star 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.

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 examination 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. (Traditionally Altair and Aquila were associated with military power and leadership) 

Within the second half 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...     

"The glowing eye" Nebula in Aquila (NGC6751)

Credit: Hubble space telescope - the picture won a contest in an Australian School Astronomy contest.

Credit  and references:

Credit constellation map: - and Urania's Mirror 

References:  Nick Antony Fiorenza (lunar planer) and Ian Ridpath's Star Tales and Belmonte_Shaltout (the constellations of ancient Egypt)

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