Inspirational Dec 31, 1995, Gabby Douglas sports FIVE planets in Capricorn – Sun, Mars, Neptune, Mercury, and Uranus! At 17, she is a phenomenal gymnast, the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics! Her story is most unusual, but no surprise, as Capricorns know about strength and sacrifice. Per Deadline.com: A child prodigy, Douglas was doing one-armed cartwheels around the house at age 4, taught by her older sister Arielle. She began formal gymnastics training at 6 and two years later made a big entry into the world of competitive gymnastics. She won numerous state championship titles but eventually reached her peak at her local gym while her family faced economic challenges at home. A difficult decision was made for Gabby to leave her mother Natalie (King), three siblings and grandmother (Merkerson) in Virginia Beach at age 14 and move to Des Moines, Iowa, to train with renowned coach Liang Chow (Brian Tee) to pursue her dream of Olympic glory. The move paid off, and Gabby at 16 made it onto the 2012 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team — known as “The Fierce Five” — winning Team Competition and Individual All-round gold medals. She recently returned to the gym, training on her own in Los Angeles with the goal of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Never give up. Find a way.
Capricorn begins with Venus Retrograde, starting a 3 planet series of back to back retrogrades – Venus, Mercury, Mars, that continue through May 19, 2014! The holidays will be powerful with the Capricorn Stellium and Grand Cardinal Square! Dec 31 starts into 5 degree range of Jupiter’s second opposition with Pluto, to become exact at 12 degrees on Jan 31, 2014. Uranus square Pluto, and Chiron sextile Pluto continue as backdrop aspects throughout Cap. Please see the complete Capricorn 2013 Newsletter, and the Special Edition 2014! for a preview of next year’s Astro*Logical aspects, sign changes, retrogrades, stelliums and eclipses!
Capricorn – The Magic of Time and Space!
Whether it is deep in the Universe, or minding the goats, Capricorn knows the laws. Caps can be so serious, then tongue-in-cheek funny and it takes a moment to get it. They know the laws of mathematics. Many hands make light work. Singing, celebrating as you go, keeps the tempo and all of a sudden, it’s done! Historical magic, tried and true skills, pave the way for seamless accomplishment. Research opens doors to efficiency in action. Earth herself, offers up resources to use wisely – Capricorn is the last of the Earth signs, Captains of Sustainability! If fear and greed don’t overtake them, they think in forever terms.
They are brave as they face both common demons, and formidable monsters. They know every day counts. Though weaker sometimes, when young, life’s experiences toughen them, and they often thrive as seniors, focusing profoundly, right where it counts, with prodigious results. They have laser vision. They cut away the merely mundane, are not confused by fluff and dust, get to the core and know truth, allowing no excuses. This can be hard on others at times, because they don’t even discuss their high standards, they just live them. Fabulous mentors. Often they have skills you didn’t know about. If you take the challenge, you can be excited to be raised up when you are with them! The castle is splendid!
Once trust is earned, they are dedicated in love. They can make sensible love choices that stand the test of time. They are instinctive in practicality and realistic assessments. They will work for you, help you. Your success is their success. Give what you can to honor them back. Just because they may have a cool dominant exterior, don’t be fooled. They are tender, and deeply sweet. They have their disappointments, fears, frustrations. Stay tuned in, be there. Give comfort; every day let them know exactly how you love, and admire, them. Over the years, your bond will get closer. They don’t fret over small human inconsistencies and failures as some of us do. They know quite reasonably there are cycles. A ‘bad’ day is to be expected now and again. And, bless them, they enjoy our foibles and still love us. Blessed be, True Hearts.
Capricorn (Sun, Mercury, Venus) author Henry Miller said: “True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.” Capricorn is a true skeptic. Prove it. But ruling the knees (and skin and skeleton), it was born for surrender, to look up as well as lord over. Removing superfluous debris from their lives, allowing free and clear space, they may ‘see’ God, where others never have that experience. And, they can and do think out of the box! Henry Miller was known for breaking with existing literary forms, and all his books, including the Tropic of Capricorn, were banned in the United States until 1961! The Tropic of Capricorn is considered to be a story of spiritual awakening.
Happy Birthdays, Dear Capricorns!
People dance as the sun rises, as druids, pagans and revelers, celebrate Winter Solstice at Stonehenge – December 21, 2012!
Bless you for heralding Joyful Light on the Darkest Day!
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