Today’s Moon in Capricorn discovery feels so right.
If you’re a Capricorn Sun, Moon, or anything else, and you’ve grown weary of seeing The Devil representing you in the tarot, take heart and get ready to have your spirits lifted.
A lightning bolt ran through my head this morning. Capricorn is NOT The Devil! That association always creeped me out and felt sooo wrong.
We’re all used to seeing Capricorn associated with The Devil and Saturn associated with The World. That’s just bass-ackwards. Throw out your books. Forget everything! The Devil is Saturn and Capricorn is The World. Maybe that lightning bolt struck you a long time ago and you’re wondering what took me so long to catch up. I don’t know…but I finally did.
Liz Greene offered a pun on my discovery as my eyes glanced the title of her book on my shelf, “Saturn, A New Look at an Old Devil.” Ye-ess, it certainly is a new look.
OK, Capricorns, are you feeling vindicated? You should.
Here’s that old Devil, chains and all. What a task master ~ just like the old demon Saturn. And just like we’ve been taught with Saturn, his reins are loose. He’ll do his best to whip us into shape, but we’re always free to go. Neferlyn Gray, a very gifted tarot reader and teacher, stressed that The Devil is a liar. Yes, he certainly is, but that old devil can’t lie to us anymore. We’re on to him. He’ll tell us all kinds of stories to keep us bound by fear. And he’s been telling us a whopper ~ passing himself off as Capricorn. Here’s a bunch of Devils to study so you’ll recognize him when you see him.
Now just take a look at this lovely lady, The New Capricorn. (Capricorn is a feminine sign, don’t forget.) That “ring pass not,” the laurel wreath, is still evocative of Saturn’s rings. Another tip from Neferlyn, “Increase your circle and increase your world.” Capricorn has a deep desire to increase their world. Great googley-moogley! Capricorn IS the world and very much concerned with worldly success. Cap usually attains a notable status by increasing their circle.
Here’s another depiction of The World from the tarot of Charles VI, dated 15th Century. She’s on top of the world, just like our favorite goat will climb as high as a goat can climb. I’m practically giddy. Am I nuts? What do you think?