03 September 2014

Capricorn ♑ The Hermit ♡

In mythology and folklore the capricorn archetype is usually portrayed rather negatively.
It's very often represented by scary old people eating babies, which is a symbol of "the death of youth"
Capricorn stands for old age and the wisdom and authority it entails.
Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn and its equivalent in greek mythology is Kronos.
Kronos is a titan who ate his own children.


Grýla, is in Icelandic mythology, a horrifying monster and a giantess living in the mountains of Iceland. She is said to come from the mountains at Christmas in search of naughty children. Most of the stories told about Gryla were to frighten children – her favourite dish was a stew of naughty kids.

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Saturn, the planet that literally destroys childhoods, is meant to bring you back to the ground, to become realistic.
Saturn is the planet of restrictions, limitations and struggle.
The planet that makes us aware that there is not enough of everything and that we can't get everything we want.

Since being ruled by this planet, Capricorns really don't have it easy.
They are known for being pessimistic and sarcastic but this attitude doesn't come from nowhere.
I don't want to go as far as saying that Saturn eats the childhood of all capricorns, but they usually have to endure tough struggles and learn lessons the hard way.

However, this hardship prepares them to raise up to their destiny - wisdom and experience.
Capricorns have very successful careers because they end up being tough, independent, capable and mature.

They have an air of authority around them that makes people respect them.
They are dutifull and willingly take on responsibility.
They work hard to climb the ladder of success.
This is why Capricorn is symbolized by the goat.
Capricorns see a mountain and they will climb it.
Nobody is as ambitious and hardworking as they are.

Another symbol for capricorn is time.
For example: Father time, an old man with children holding hourglasses, wishing you a happy new year, reminding you that time is running out.
"You only ever get older. Another year has passed and, soon, you'll be dead. You better start working your ass of on the things you want to achieve, you don't have forever."

This is the capricorn mentality that is usually considered really pessimistic but which they see as realistic - which it honestly is, as hard it is to admit that.
This is another capricorn trait - they say things as they are.
They have a dry and dark sense of humor, they're very sarcastic, which is not for everyone.
Even though they're the serious sign, they're really hilarious and have a soft core underneath their tough exterior.

Father Time

Because capricorns had such a hard time growing up and they end up being so wise and experienced, they
usually catch up on their childhood later in life.
They're very mature when young and very goofy as they become older.
Although they're the old hermits, they can also be really sweet father figures (no matter what gender) who take you under their wing.

thank you for reading :)


  1. Hi Marina! I really love your blog :)
    I haven't read anything like it before and I'm finding it extremely interesting!
    I also love your style too :)
    Hayley x

    1. Thank you so much Hayley :)
      I love your blog/youtube channel so this means a lot!
      Have a nice day xx

  2. Many years later after this blog was written......all makes sense..... true Capricorn.......wondered about the hermit part of the personality...didn't quite hit that but answered a few other angles........


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