At Capricorn 8° we arrive at a scene: In A Sun-Lit Home Domesticated Birds Sing Joyously, the keynote of which is: The wholesome happiness which subservience to the ideals and patterns of a well-established culture brings to those who accept them unreservedly. So many of us want more than what is given us in life; the paradox here being that if we want what we already have, and really use that which is afforded us, we can possibly ascend through that experience to more achievements. But the trappings really must never be an end in inself. We mustn’t reject our so-called lot in life but accept it and embrace it and move through it toward other desired experience. So long as we understand that we don’t necessarily need that which we want; and that that which we deisre might be desiring us. This oracle is ruled by Taurus in a twelve-fold sequence; that sign, whose motto is “I have” is here paired with Capricorn’s “I use” or, in other words, “I don’t waste.”

Saturn rules Capricorn, named for the god who was ruler of the Golden Age before he, and his namesake planet by extention, became more synonymous with restriction and limitation. And still, in accepting limitations and restrictions, we might feel more serene and happy, embodying the notion of when enough is enough. There is something most unsettling about the need for more, more, more. Even those who materially “have it all” might need to limit their own parameters in a bid for increased happiness. Saturn is old-father time and the past here refers to that well-established culture which might keep us from the glut associated with a nouvelle-riche mindset, metaphorically speaking, of course. Not to say that we must all be complacent with the conditions into which we were born; au contraire, we must accept the role we were born to play. This entails recognizing our own true nature and our place in the fabric beyond our conditions or conditioners. And it works all ways. A materially rich girl from an aristocratic European family might find that the role she is meant to play puts the nun in renunciation, living a live of poverty and charity. On the contrary, someone born into poverty might feel they must fulfill their destiny of becoming a physicist which would entail supposedly working against all odds to do that very thing. But our destiny is linked with our truest desire which tells us who we truly are. All the rest is stuff…and nonsense. So if we accept our conditions, our lot, meaning what might be our true talent(s) and calling then we will likely care very little about any trappings beyond the resources we need to become who we are.

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