Capricorn (THE GOAT or UNICORN): DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19
Cardinal element: EARTH
Ruling planet: SATURN
Earth color: BLUE-VIOLET
Astral colors: GARNET, SILVER, GRAY, BROWN, BLACK
Gems: GARNET, WHITE ONYX, MOONSTONE
Mineral element: LEAD
CAPRICORN, ruled by Saturn and represented by the goat, rules the digestive tract and the bones. This sign has an elementary quality of dry cold. Capricorn has been referred to as the old sea-goat and is sometimes ruled by the fish or the unicorn.
For hundreds of years, we’ve known that the seasons result from changes in the distance and angle of the sun’s rays relative to the Earth, and that the phases of the moon affect the tides, the planting of crops, even the success of the fisherman. It isn’t a big leap to suppose these variables affect all living things, including our cats.
The only way we can assist our cats in healing and cleansing their own bodies is to look for clues to help us find appropriate natural remedies or methods of healing. These clues are very important in homeopathy for example and other forms of alternative therapy. The more aware we become of feline traits and actions, the better equipped we’ll be to help our cat companions and truly honor their natural obilgate carnivore status.
It is not necessary to know your cats birthday as most people do not when cats are adopted or rescued. The personality traits are offered here as a way to look more deeply at your cats individual personality and that way you can simply say ‘my cat is very much like a Capricorn,’ for example.
Capricorn is indeed an elegant cat, and some might even say arrogant, with one of the most intriguing personalities of all the signs. Because of her (and I say ‘her’ because each sign is either referred to in the masculine or feminine gender which alternates with each sign as we move through the cycle of all 12) depth and complexity, she may appear aloof or remote, but this only masks an inherent shyness and introspection.
Capricorn is a feminine sign and forever youthful, but there’s something stoic about her even when she’s playing. Such intense eyes—when she looks at you, her eyes tell the whole story. Just be receptive to what she is trying to convey to you non-verbally. This often requires us to be quiet and just listen with our hearts, in a heart to heart direct dialogue.
A Capricorn cat is strong-willed and tenacious, with a mind of her own. She doesn’t like to be embarrassed and hates to lose. Though she’s the most conservative sign in the zodiac, energy is one thing she doesn’t conserve. Like the mountain goat, she likes to climb to the highest vantage point and assume dominion over everything and everyone. When it comes to play, she’s nonstop and downright silly.
The Capricorn cat will try hard to be a person for you, but remember, she’s still a cat. A tidy animal, she’ll rarely get dirty or break anything. If she does, she’ll be upset, as she wants to be liked and admired.
Watch for hairballs, as Capricorns are meticulous groomers, not only of themselves but of everything else, including you. She may even love to let you groom her and bathe her, but if she thinks your guard is down, she’ll bolt in a flash. She may sneak outdoors, so be sure she always wears a collar and tag. With patience, you can teach her to walk on a leash. She may skulk, cower, slink, or lie down, but ultimately, she’ll enjoy the trip.
A Capricorn cat dreams about birds and anything that will keep her agile body and quick mind moving. She seems to sleep less than most cats, but boredom will knock her right out.
The Capricorn cat matures quickly, but she still wants to be the baby and may be jealous at first of a new addition to the family, so think twice before bringing home a pal for her. She’d rather have you all to herself for a playmate. But when her supremacy isn’t threatened, Capricorn loves other cats, perhaps more than people. And when she challenges a “top cat,” she’ll end up on top through sheer persistence, and the former ruler won’t even realize his position has been usurped.
If you bring home a new friend, be patient. Capricorn will come around eventually, but she’ll hiss at the intruder every chance she gets, and she may even ignore you for a while. She’s quite serious about her territory and could hurt the new cat. Proceed cautiously. Try changing the subject by giving her catnip or a new toy. You might also wish to grow little pots of wheat grass for her to nibble. She loves new things to explore, especially when they belong to you!