The Sun enters the sign Capricorn at the winter solstice, December 21st. After the autumnal equinox in September, sunrises occur later and sunset earlier on each succeeding day until the winter solstice, the day of the longest night. In a sense this long night symbolizes a time of great darkness and despair and yet it is also the time of renewal of hope, for winter solstice is the turning point of the Sun. It will now begin to climb higher and higher in the sky and each succeeding sunrise will be earlier and each sunset later, until finally it is spring once again. So in this very dark time, there is a cause for celebration, for jubilation. This is the time of the many festival of lights, celebrated since ancient times by giant bonefires, the Yule Log, Chanukah candles and Christmas trees lit with colored lights and decorated with mistletoe.
All these are an example of sympathetic magic, encouraging the weakened Sun to be reborn, and expressing the hope of survival after the dark night. Here, at the darkest time, things have reached their low point and can only get better. That is what we celebrate at this time of year.
The Planet Saturn and the sign of Capricorn (the Goat) rules birthdays falling between December 21st and January 20th.
A quit girl is she who's born
Beneath the sign of Capricorn.
Pleasures to her make small appeal.
in leisure hours she'd rather feel
She was acquiring information,
For she just worships education!
Language and other evening classes
Are filled with Capricorn's keen lasses.
She's of the British bulldog breed,
Entirely true in word and deed.
For very few folk's love she'll try.
And for those few she'll die-or lie!
If she had lived in days of yore,
A hermit she'd be cut out for.
Alone within a simple cell
She'd live on twopence-and live well
in her opinion, though we'd find
Her fare but little to our mind.
love in a cottage makes her happy,
She ne'er discouraged, bored or snappy!
And he who takes Miss Cap. to wife
Will find her loyal all his life.
Additional traits - prudent, a book lover, inclined to pessimism and the blues, very good at concentrating, patient and self-reliant
Her Life - a career usually means more to her than marriage, but is she weds, unless she waits until middle age she usually not very happy.
He is very ambitious. Nothing and nobody must stand in his way of his career. Take a real interest in his work if you want to win him and keep him.
The girls happiest with him are those born under Zodiac signs in Taurus, Virgo, and his own sign of Capricorn. Capricorn and Aries also promise a good union. All these signs have qualities which are helpful to Capricorn's changing moods.
December 22 to January 1st - strongly lucky for most people. People will be dependable, and coming from the highest of integrity, making the most of scholarly pursuits.
January 1 to January 10 - a feeling of vigor and independence
January 11 to January 20 - a craving for action, which may take place in small ways. People seek advancement. They plunge themselves in an opportunity.