Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Willow's Weekly Word


I've noticed that quite a few in the bloggyhood have had birthdays
in the last week or so, making them all born under the symbol
Capricorn, (December 22-January 20) the tenth sign of the zodiac,
symbolized by a goat, sometimes depicted with the tail of a fish.
Capricorn is associated with the Greek myth of the goat Amalthea,
who provided the infant Zeus with milk and Zeus, in turn, placed
her in the sky to honor her. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn.
The Babylonian god Ea wore a cloak designed as a fish's skin,
complete with head and tail. Among his names was "Antelope of
the Seas". What better description of a fishtailed goat?

Capricornians develop self discipline and become sure footed like a
mountain goat. Capricorn is a cardinal, therefore initiating, sign. It
is an Earth sign, and so is practical and structured. On the whole,
Capricorn is a serious sign. People with this sign like to be in control
and are accepting of responsibility. They are willing to make great
efforts to reach their goals through patience and persistence. Order
and structure are part of the Capricorn world. They generally
respect authority, are solid and reliable. Tending to be reserved,
they can be a little on the shy side.

The body part associated with the Capricorn is the knees. Dark
gray, black and dark brown are the colors usually associated with
Capricorn. Gemstones are onyx, quartz, beryl, obsidian, and
amethyst. The plants are ivy and pansies. Countries are India,
Mexico, Afghanistan, Macedonia, Lithuania and the region of Thrace.

Happy Birthday out there, all you trusty bloggy Capricornians!


info from Astrology by Darby Costello and Wikipedia

58 comments:

  1. How timely this is! I was just thinking of my Dad who celebrates his 80th today. He fits that description exactly!
    Catherine

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  2. Well, that's certainly part of me but then I am on the cusp!

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  3. Yes, sounds like my daughter, too. (That's her sign as she's soon to be 17)

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  4. Missed it by that much. Wait til summer!

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  5. Sounds like me, the shyness, and I've always disliked my knees!

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  6. Thanks, Willow! This is very interesting. I hope you do this for the other signs as they come up, too. Nice to have so much information come up at the right time.

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  7. Great post, Willow! I'm absolutely fascinated with astrology and find it even more intriguing when one goes deeper into it to reveal rising signs and planets. I've had my birth chart done, and it's amazing. It absolutely pegs me. My oldest daughter is a Virgo with Capricorn rising and she displays many of the Capricorn traits mentioned here.

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  8. as usual, I'm behind here - the poem, Dust, was just amazing - I need to find that book - and 704 followers! imagine - well you don't have to imagine because it is the reality and yes, OMG! - my husband is a Capricorn -just had his birthday on New Year's Eve!

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  9. Mmm, there's some of me there. The shyness bit, respect for authority, patience and persistence is right.

    But.... I'm messy, unstructured, definitely not in control and black, brown and grey are not my colours.

    I enjoyed reading it though thanks.

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  10. nothing to do with your latest post (although my closest friend is a Capricorn)but I liked your comment

    'Oh my god can this be right?'

    about the number of followers you have. You'll be able to start your own religion soon. It's a fantastic achievement, willow - you should be mighty proud.

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  11. You've chosen beautiful images to go with your post.

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  12. My b-day is coming up a week from today. The description pretty well describes me, except for the parts about respecting authority and being shy! (: )

    Thanks for posting this. I especially love the images you chose to go along with the post.

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  13. This is really fascinating, Willow. I know very little about astrology.

    The images you have chosen are beautiful - I love the light in the second one especially.

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  14. My son's a Capricorn and he's not very rooted at all. He sometimes reminds me of Libras; my best friend in Cuba is one. As for responsibilities, he avoids them if he can. So, I think the Zodiac made a mistake there. The other three in the family do meet our criteria, especially my daughter (Pisces) and me (Scorpio). My wife is Leo and yes, she... is... very.. Leo. :-)

    I loved the history behind the term 'Capricorn'.

    Greetings from London.

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  15. I have always found astrology interesting. I confess I don't believe in it (but I don't believe in organized religion as well as many other things either!) but I am fascinated by how involved it is.

    You mentioned that the body part associated with Capricorn is the knees. Now that is something I never knew before - that various signs have associated body parts! Interesting! (As I am a Virgo I am a bit curious to find out what body part is associated with that sign!)

    As always, a most interesting post! I enjoy reading your blog and will try to comment on a more regular basis.

    Take care.

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  16. Hi Willow,

    Looks like you've started something. I hope you're going to keep going because it'll be a while before my sign comes around!

    Unfortunately, I don't knowingly know any capricornians - a few goats, maybe!:0)

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  17. Body parts, plants and countries associated with astrological signs is new info to me.

    Very interesting!

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  18. Interesting. I know one Capricorn though who is the opposite in about every way. Maybe she is influenced by the other planets in her chart.

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  19. The images you picked for this sign are just beautiful! I have a two friends with birthdays this week and this description fits both of them perfectly!

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  20. One always sort of revels in stuff that pertains to oneself!
    Yes, as per a fun discussion on Beedrunked's site -this makes the mating season April.....
    So many cool Capricorns out there.
    So when is your birthday?

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  21. I don't know anyone with a birthday in January. So no Capricornians around in that line! I can never quite make up my mind if there is anything in the stars or not! But I am Cancer and I love my home (my little crab shell) and retreat when a bit hurt (that doesn't happen too often). So maybe......

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  22. An Aries here, but many of the characteristics sound like mine. I wonder if there are similarities between the goat and the ram.

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  23. I love your posts....I fully embrace astrology. Of course , I believe in almost everything - makes life so much more fun. Whenever someone doubts the planets - I just use the example of my three children - they should be the Astrology Poster Children.

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  24. Elizabeth, my birthday's in October and I'm a Libra (click on the symbol on my sidebar for more info).

    Hey, I love your fun and lovely new profile pic! :)

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  25. Today is my 49th birthday - thanks for the Capricorn profile.

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  26. Marty, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! How very synchronicitous! :D

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  27. My Brother's birthday is Jan. 11, he's a bully and self-centered and doesn't fit most Caps., but my Grandson's is Jan. 1 and he fits it to a T...can I trade my Brother for a Sister...ha!

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  28. :) How did you know my birthday? :)

    Thank you for re-reminding me of what makes me special---aside from the physical nature of things. :)

    Have a great Wednesday!

    Sarah

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  29. Sarah!? Today is your birthday, too? Wow! HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! It must have been in the stars for me to post this today. :^)

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  30. I don't think I know a Capricornian - I am Scorpio and myfamily are Taurus, Gemini and Pisces. So hello Capricornian - nice to meet one at last (could of course have known others but would need to know their birthdays - or have they characteristics I could recognise?

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  31. I thank you for your research Willow. It is fun, isn't it? You have an eye for interesting images.

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  32. Lovely. Yes, happy birthday to all the birthday folks. Thanks for stopping by Willow. Very interesting about your ggg grandfather's name. Have a great day! JLD

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  33. Joe's birthday is Jan 4th, my son Eric is the 9th, coming up. Capricorns always seem to be in my life. What's that all about? Hmmmmm...lovely!

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  34. Yes, publicly caps are serious - but behind closed doors they are sooo funny. sexy too.

    and determined. they always succeed because they never give up - ever!

    i love caps - have always been friends with lots of them.

    nice salute to the fishtailed goats among us - what's your sign?

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  35. commented first, then read the comments before mine so yes a libra - of course you are!

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  36. That was honestly such interesting reading! How do you do it? I mean come up with all this great stuff? You are truly a joy to visit each day.

    Thanks for signing my guest book.

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  37. Interestingly I am an Aquarius and someone did my chart back when it was all the vogue and turns out the reason I am so grounded (who knew!) is because I have Capricorn rising! Settle down big fella.

    :-Daryl

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  38. My daughter is a Capricorn.... but on the cusp... and will be 31 on the 20th. Her knees are a weak point. I love your new? avatar, the eyes.

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  39. I'm a Cancer, on the Gemini cusp. I'm a homebody with her fingers in too many pies. Oh to be a Capricorn!

    Kat

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  40. Thanks for this wonderful informative post. My nice will be 9 on Saturday - and now I can tell her something about her star sign!

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  41. As a Cappy, thanks for the birthday wish. :)

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  42. My mother is a Cap and my father was too. Except for the colours, that was just like them. They carried much of the world on their shoulders, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. I would have given up much sooner.

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  43. Thanks for this! I didn't know most of this . . . a bit confused about the fishtailed goat thing. I do wear lots of brown, though. :)

    I'm a Capricorn, and so are my mother and my mother-in-law (who actually share the same birthday). It brings new meaning to "marrying your own mother," right?

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  44. And I would just like to add: KNEES? Puh-leese!

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  45. Dear artist,

    Thanks a lof for your affection words.
    I use to show all my affection and admiration for your work.
    A great and afective hug.

    Yours,
    José Brito

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  46. Yes, pretty interesting and it would be nice as a monthly weekly word, wouldn't it?
    I'm a Sagitarius myself, but happy birthday to all you Capricorns!

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  47. I absolutely love your blog banner ~ did you create it? Wow! It's beautiful and so is your blog!

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  48. A friend of mine has a birthday coming on the 10th. He fits the description.

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  49. Very intereting information. My dad and one of my sisters were born under Capricorn. I find the subject of political astrology fascinating. So when you mentioned countries that are Capricornian in scope I remebered an article I read about Cuba being a Scorpio country (Sensuous and Mysterious)before the 1959 revolution and becoming a Capricorn country (Driven and Pragmatic) after the Socialist regime took power. Very interesting indeed.

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  50. A Spammy blogger has invaded your genteel manor. How very rude and uncivilized.

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  51. Yes, I noticed that! The nerve! I promptly ushered him out the front door. ;^)

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  52. And how appropriate since 2009 has been named the International Year of Astronomy! Had you heard that?

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  53. Yes, 'tis me as well, I'm 53 today! All of those traits seem to be imprinted on my microchip, serious, earnest, responsible, a little shy. Oh how I wish I could throw them all up to the universe for a moment & be totally irresponsible, impulsive & unpredictable, what a liberating experience that would be be. Confusing to my family, but what a time I would have!
    My 4 closest friends are all Cappy's too - there is a Doctorate in the study of that phenomena for sure.
    Millie ^_^
    It was Elvis's b/day yesterday, so he was a Cappy too - mmmmm!

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  54. yeh... my knees are killing me... throw in a collagen fiber deficiency and I'm a wreck if I don't keep the thighs as strong as possible...

    must be my Leo rising sign that negates the respect of some "authority" figures.... and ..honestly, ...I really don't like black, brown or gray .... give me pastels any day...

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