It is nothing short of a blessing that we start the New Year in the ambitious and stable sign of Capricorn. There’s a reason Capricorn is represented by the G.O.A.T. The sign of hard work, persistence, and delayed gratification is the most likely to turn those New Year's Resolutions for 2019 into stone cold reality. Capricorn is concerned with collecting her coin and building an empire, and leaves little room for the frivolous and short-sighted in her life. Listen, I know Capricorn is often considered boring - many natives of this sign tend to be predictable, and generally whatever the exact opposite of “the life of the party” is. I am here to tell you there’s more than what meets the eye with dependable Capricorn.
Ideas are great, but actions are better. Whatever your goals may be, the best way to tap into the magic of the Goat is to stop talking about it, make an excruciatingly detailed 5 year plan, account for all possible setbacks, and simply go for it. Do it even when it seems impossible and you have a million reasons not to, because nothing worth having comes easily or immediately. No sign understands this like a Capricorn does. If your divine purpose and goals aren’t apparent quite yet, you’re in luck! There will be a partial solar eclipse in Capricorn on January 5, and your passions and path to authenticity will become very clear. Let your pride go and be willing to take a careful examination at yourself, and what truly sets your soul on fire. Be willing to ask for help where you need it (and you do need it, don’t play yourself), even though some of us may have a very hard time doing so. Look for the signs and follow your truth! This season’s mantra and the entire energy of 2019 should be: I can do anything. It will require time. It will require sacrifice. But I can do anything.
Whomever won Most Likely To Be President superlative at your high school was probably a Cap. There is a natural sense of leadership, determination, and maturity you rarely see in other signs, not to mention a deep-seeded lust for control and total domination. We’ll be on our CEO shit this season, no doubt about it - but it’s important that we take a step back and remember that the beauty of our lives exists outside of our perfectly executed career plans. Capricorn energy can encourage extreme criticism, heightened anxiety, and depression. The expectations for oneself are so high, and the tendencies to honor feelings towards obstacles and tragedy are very low (Check On Your Strong Capricorn Friend in 2019). Don’t let your mind be your worst enemy. Make sure you are taking some time to feed your soul with a lil’ self care. Each sign is associated with a body part, and Cap coincidentally influences the skin whilst we are in the coldest, driest part of the year. Keep your favorite lip balm and hand cream on you by day, and pickle your body in oils while doing a face mask by night. In addition to skincare, try committing yourself to a personal hobby outside of work to avoid being a slave to your calendar. We all want to be booked and busy, but there is not a single client, meeting, or deadline more important than your mental and spiritual health. Just make sure Me Time is somewhere in that color-coded planner of yours and be patient but persistent with your growth.
When all else fails, say to yourself what Cap Icon Michelle Obama says in Becoming, “Am I good enough? Yes I am.”
Be honest with yourself, and quit making excuses. Any empire built on a foundation of lies is destined to fall. Perhaps too blunt sometimes, the Capricorn way is to be brutally honest about what your gifts are and what they...aren’t. There’s only strength in admitting you have things to work on. Needing to roll up your sleeves and fine tune some skills is not a reason to ignore your calling.
Stop gossiping. First of all, it’s just bad karma. Second, highly effective people talk about goals and ideas, not people. Talking about your enemy or what someone is doing isn’t lining your pockets. It’s a wild waste of time, and if there’s one thing a Capricorn hates, it’s wasted time and useless chatter. Time is money, afterall.
Take control of your life. It’s really easy to fall victim to the monotony of survival and getting through the work week. The only person responsible for reaching your potential is you - not your friends, not your family, not even your boss. If an opportunity presents itself to transcend everyday life, explore it. If inspiration hits, go with it. Greatness is never presented on a silver platter; it’s taken.
Plan, plan, plan…..and then plan some more. Success is no coincidence; it’s careful, intentional, and systematic. Once you’ve made up your mind about your goal, create a plan A, a plan B, and an escape plan in the unfortunate event it’s time to pivot. Manifestation seems like magic, but it’s actually just a detailed plan paired with faith that you’re the baddest ting to happen to the planet.
Be persistent. Investments with quick return are often too good to be true. Sometimes when you’re feeling most tried and ready to quit, a blessing 10 times greater than your initial goal is right around the corner. Failure only exists in perception. If you want it badly enough, you’ll make it happen.