Mythological associations are uncertain, though there is a faint reference to Pan - whose Mother ran from him because of his ugliness, but whose success in seducing nymphs was notable. An ancient Babylonian God was Ea, known as the 'antelope of the subterranean ocean' - the fish-tailed goat also call kusarikku, the fish-ram.
Belonging to the cardinal group and the earth element Capricorns are a curious mixture of earthy practicalities and watery emotions, very in touch with themselves on an emotional level but not always expressing it clearly. Ruled by the planet Saturn. Like the goat, you will sure-footedly find your way to the top, even if it takes a hundred years. You plan ahead and can move mountains and steamroll anything that gets in your way. If you are typical of your sign, you will use anything and anyone to succeed. Your secret fear is of being weak or of failing to reach the very high standards of excellence you have set yourself. You can work harder than anyone to get what you want, and what you want is only the very best. Often dogged by anxiety and very aware of your own flaws you take up the challenge and improve yourself. A career, and the high status that accompanies it, is usually essential to you.
Practical Capricorn, the tenth
sign of the zodiac, represents discipline, ambition, and rationality, making you
the most determined and persistent sign of the zodiac. Since you have such an
unshakable faith in your own power, you have an extreme capacity for hard work
and endurance. Saturn, the planet of challenges and restrictions, is the ruler
of Capricorn. Saturn is sometimes associated with bad luck; however, without the
obstacles of Saturn we would never grow and evolve any further, which makes this
planet the one that makes us tough, because it teaches us to develop patience
and staying power. Capricorn is the third earth sign, which means you know
that you can't live on inspiration alone, and therefore, you have become a
down-to-earth realist, and are willing to take care of the daily chores. For
that reason, stability and consistency are very important to you.
Spiritual Learning, Likes and Dislikes,
Appearance and Traits
Spiritual Learning: To learn to understand the feelings and needs of other people.
Likes and Dislikes
Appearance and Traits
planning, determination, persistence, success
responsibility, difficulties, problems
paternalism, authority, discipline
money, wealth, long-term projects
wisdom, loyalty, sensitivity to
Positive Characteristic Traits
Capricorn Rising endows an
energetic, success-oriented personality, with the determination to achieve your
personal goals. The shrewdness and open ambition associated with the sun or moon
in Capricorn does not always show up so overtly in the personality of those with
Capricorn Ascendant but these traits are present nevertheless. You could be a
very capable manager or supervisor, willing to accept responsibilities and
positions of authority.
Your little Capricorn will
have a quiet, meditative nature ruled by reason instead of impulse and may seem
older than his or her years at times. These children are thrifty, reserved,
diplomatic, deep thinking, and determined. They are cautious in what they do and
say. They know what they want and they usually get it by methodically planning
every detail ahead of time-they like to take their time with things, learning
lessons well along the way. Capricorn children are receptive to down-to-earth
activities. They feel a deep sense of responsibility and love being praised for
a job well done. Parents should take time with their Capricorn child to show
them the joy of touch and sharing comfort. Though typically practical and
serious, the Capricorn often has a well-developed sense of wit and humor and is
also known for being reliable.Capricorns are industrious and ambitious. They
often love wealth for the power and prestige it brings them. The Capricorn is
talented in mechanics, engineering, and politics. Literary and religious things
also interest them. They make excellent executives and love responsibility in
any field they enter. Capricorns often delay marriage until late in life, but
once married they are faithful and devoted.
If there's someone who likes
being the center of attention, it's a Capricorn. And why not? Those born under this
Sign are giving, proud, energetic, confident -- the world can't help but look!
That is as it should be, says the Lion. They're firebrands with plenty of
smolder in their eyes and a golden glow all around. Capricorns are focused in their
work and make excellent team leaders. The Lion is also a risk-taker, someone who
wants the world (for starters) and often gets it.
Capricorn as Employer
Capricorn as Employee
A typical Capricorn employee (male or female):
The workplace of a typical Capricorn man or woman:
Reserved and dignified you do
not give your favours lightly, but when you feel sure enough of your ground, you
delight in living up to the randy reputation of the Goat. Conservative
Capricorn, a feminine (yin) sign ruled by staid Saturn (but, remember, the
exaltation of heady Mars), makes you cautious and calculating in the early
stages, but dynamic and voracious when properly roused.
Capricorn and Sex
When a typical, mature
Capricorn makes love, it is lovemaking at its very best: to Capricorn there is
no separation between love and sex. Capricorns know by instinct when they have
found the right partner for this immensely important ritual. For some people,
sex is a release, the satisfying of one of the basic needs in life, but
Capricorns want to reach a state of total satisfaction, not only for themselves
but also for their partners.
The person who contemplates
becoming the marriage or business partner of a typical Capricorn must realize
that Capricorn will take over the organization of the partner's working life.
Given this, the person who partners Capricorn can expect stability, security,
Capricorn Man As A Partner
He will want a partner who can
help him achieve his ambitions. He will want to organize the business and will
expect absolute loyaly and a disciplined routine. He may assume that the partner
is dependant on him.
She seeks a partner who has a
good, secure position in life already. She is more likely to make a bad choice
of partner than the male Capricorn, but she will soon recognize her mistake. In
business, Capricorn women do not often choose other women as partners. If the
partner, in marriage or business, is lost through death or similar misfortune,
Capricorns of both sexes find it hard to replace the partner and will tend to
draw within themselves.
Cancer is the complementary
opposite sign to Capricorn. Both are strong willed and may battle for supremacy
concerning organization. However, Cancer can teach Capricorn how to sense other
people's needs and feelings, and how to express his or her own emotions.
In general, Capricorn likes a friend who is well bred, good mannered, and not
too extroverted. Capricorn are loyal, kind, and often very generous to friends.
They try to prove their sincerity by showing total devotion to the friendship,
but this can go wrong if the choice of friend has been a bad one in the first
place. They will continue to love a friend who is old or disabled. They will not
desert or neglect a loyal friend, no matter how bad the circumstances.
Capricorns are most compatible with Virgos and Taurus signs.
Louis Braille was a French musician
and educator who developed the raised-point writing system for the blind that
bears his name. Braille became blind as a result of an eye injury at the age of
three. Despite his impairment, he went to a regular school, then earned
acceptance to a state school for the blind. By the time he was 15 years old he
had perfected a system of embossed dots that could be used to translate text
through the sense of touch. He first published his system in 1829, but it wasn't
until the last years of his life that it became to be accepted. A musician and
teacher of the blind, Braille suffered bouts of ill health throughout most of
his adult life, probably because of tuberculosis. After his death the "braille"
system was promoted by his former students and friends, and by 1854 France had
officially adopted it. It spread internationally and is now the most widely-used
system for teaching the written word to the blind.
Alphonse "Al" Capone was one of the
most famous U.S. gangsters during the 1930s, a Chicago-based boss involved in
illegal gambling, bootlegging (illegal alcohol) and prostitution. Capone got his
start in New York, working as a thug and bouncer (where he got the three scars
that spawned his nickname, "Scarface"). He moved to Chicago in 1919 and quickly
moved up in the ranks of Johnny Torrio's gang. Capone was known for his smarts
and brutality, and by 1925 he was in charge of one of Chicago's biggest criminal
gangs. It was Capone's men who gunned down seven rivals in 1929 in what was
called the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." Arrested many times over the years,
Capone was famously pursued by federal agent Eliot Ness and ended up finally
going to jail for income tax evasion in 1931. After serving eight years in
federal prisons, Capone was released on good behavior (and because he'd been
suffering from syphilis-related ailments). Capone retired to his estate in
Florida and died in 1947 of heart failure.
John Hancock's flamboyant signature
on the Declaration of Independence made him an American legend. A Harvard
graduate, Hancock was a prosperous Boston businessman who nonetheless favored
American independence from Great Britain. He became a Massachusetts
representative to the Continental Congress, and was elected president of the
Continental Congress in 1775. As such, Hancock was the first to sign the
Declaration of Independence in July of 1776. He wrote his name at the center of
the page in extra-large script. Referring to a bounty the British had put on the
heads of revolutionaries, he remarked, "The British ministry can read that name
without spectacles; let them double their reward." (Hence, "John Hancock" became
a slang term for any signature.) Hancock was later elected the first governor of
the commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving in that position from 1780-85 and
from 1787 until his death in 1793.
Stephen Hawking is considered the world's foremost living theoretical physicist. He's an expert on black holes whose stated intention is to unify quantum mechanics with Einstein's general theory of relativity, forming a single theory to explain the origin (and end) of the universe. Hawking, a professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, is the author of the best-selling book A Brief History of Time and something of a celebrity: he has made guest appearances on the TV shows Star Trek and The Simpsons. Hawking has suffered from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease) since he was a young man and is confined to a wheelchair.
Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton's discoveries were so numerous and varied that many consider him to
be the father of modern science. A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge,
Newton developed an intense interest in mathematics and the laws of nature which
ultimately led to his two most famous works: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia
Mathematica (1687) and Opticks (1704). Newton helped define the laws of gravity
and planetary motion, co-founded the field of calculus, and explained laws of
light and color, among many other discoveries. (A famous story says that Newton
uncovered the laws of gravity after being hit on the head by a falling apple.
There is no proof that this story is true. However, his assistant John Conduitt
later wrote that Newton had said he was inspired to think about gravity after
seeing an apple fall in his garden around 1666.) Newton was knighted in 1705 and
upon his death in 1727 was the first scientist given the honor of burial in
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman who advocated social
change through non-violent means. A powerful speaker and a man of great
spiritual strength, he shaped the American civil rights movement of the 1950s
and 1960s. King was pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery,
Alabama from 1954-59. There he led blacks in the Montgomery bus boycott of
1955-56, an action inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks when she refused to give
up her seat on a public bus. Racial segregation on city buses was ruled
unconstitutional in 1956; the boycott ended in success, and King had become a
national figure. King returned to his home town of Atlanta in 1959 and became
co-pastor with his father of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, a position he held
until his death. On the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation
Proclamation in 1963, King organized a march on Washington, D.C. that drew
200,000 people demanding equal rights for minorities. King won the 1964 Nobel
Peace Prize, becoming at the time the youngest recipient ever. His writings
included Stride Toward Freedom (1958, a history of the Montgomery bus boycott),
Why We Can't Wait (1963) and Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community
(1967). King was shot to death by James Earl Ray in 1968 while visiting Memphis,
Famous in life, Elvis Presley has become even more famous in death as an icon of
American music and TV-era celebrity. Presley hit the charts as a rock 'n roll
rebel in the 1950s. His 9 September 1956 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show
(with Presley shown only from the waist up to hide his swivelling hips) turned
him into one of the era's biggest stars. His many hits included "Jailhouse
Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes." He also appeared in dozens of
lighthearted movies designed to let him cavort and play the guitar onscreen,
including King Creole (1958, with Walter Matthau) and Blue Hawaii (1961, with
Angela Lansbury). In the late 1960s, after a period of declining fame, he remade
himself into "The King," a melodramatic icon known for his sequined karate-style
jumpsuits and megaconcerts. The loyalty of his fans is famous; though he died in
1977, sightings of a supposedly surviving Elvis became a kind of international
running joke. Elvis's Memphis home, Graceland, has become a permanent shrine to
Louis Pasteur is the 19th-century biologist and chemist whose work with germs
and microorganisms opened up whole new fields of scientific inquiry, aided
industries ranging from wine to silk, and made him one of the world's most
celebrated scientists. Pasteur became a professor of chemistry at the University
of Lille in 1854 , and soon began studying fermentation in wine and beer. He
became convinced that, as he put it in an 1878 paper, "the germs of microscopic
organisms abound in the surface of all objects, in the air and in water." He
determined that such microorganisms could be killed by heating liquid to 55
degrees Celsius (about 130 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher for short periods of
time. This simple process became known as pasteurization, a process used today
in milk and many other beverages. Pasteur then turned his attention to other
aspects of microorganisms. He virtually created the science of immunology,
showing that certain diseases (like rabies) could be prevented by what he called
vaccination: injecting animals with weakened forms of the disease. So great were
Pasteur's successes that an international fund was raised to create the Louis
Pasteur Institute in 1888. Pasteur worked with the institute until his death,
and it continues today as a center of microbiology and immunology.
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