The fulfilment

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In seasonal symbolism, the astrological sign of Capricorn (22 December – 20 January) depicts the onset of the cold season, the winter solstice. The longest night bears witness to the silence of the manifestation; nature is cloaked in snow, and the trees are bare and shrivelled. The energy of the seed is buried and internalised, ready to defend itself against the rigours of the climate.

In keeping with the seasonal correspondence, Capricorn individuals appear outwardly controlled or emotionless; their essential nature leads them to meditation, reflection and rationalisation of the instinctive life. The innate sense of uplift requires an often painful awareness of one’s suppressed emotions, the renunciation of accessible sensibility, and the inevitable impact of trials to satisfy evolutionary ascent.


The physical type tends to compensate for the instinctual and emotional lack of one’s soul through the excesses of chaotic life due to the attempt to mimic sensitivity with illogical attitudes. Moments of severe application are followed by irrational and self-defeating behaviours that attempt to recover presumed expressive poverty.

The astral type, where ambition prevails, realises an existence marked by the desire for affirmation: fulfilment is slow but sure, entrusted to calculation, tenacity and perseverance. Their main aspirations will be aimed at social accomplishment, the affective expression will not be very expansive, but the relationships will be lasting.

The spiritual type transmutes ambition into detachment, channelling themselves towards an existential direction that is initially difficult and not without moral torments. This leads to the knowledge and discipline necessary for spiritual elevation and accomplishing great works. Their nature is vertical, ready to face the harshness to reach the top.

Analogies and correspondences

Metal Lead
Precious stones Onyx, tourmaline, coral, black pearl
Minerals Hard coal, black minerals
Flora Pansy, ivy, hemlock, onion, willow, elm, poplar, cactus, aloe, artichoke, sage, hellebore, henbane, belladonna, thistle, fir, cypress, endive, bramble, medlar, walnut
Fauna Bear, wolf, owl, sparrowhawk, porcupine, marmot, chamois, crow, vulture, toad, spider, donkey, mole, turtle, goat, ram, hyena, buzzard, badger
Perfumes Aloe, chrysanthemum
Taste Bitter
Resonance Double bass, gong
Colours Black, dark grey, dark brown, ash, purple, reddish-brown, dark green
Day Saturday
Hour 7/8 pm. End of the day
Number 3
Regions Thrace (now part of Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey), India, Afghanistan, Albania, Macedonia, Thuringia (central Germany), Bulgaria, Greece, Orkney Islands (Scotland), Saxony, Bosnia, Illyria (today the Balkan Peninsula), Styria (southern Austria), Lithuania, Mexico
Cities Augusta (Georgia), Bergen (southwestern Norway), Oxford, Port Said (Egypt), Prato (Italy), Brandenburg, Tortona (Italy), Cassel (northern France), Constance, Brussels, Mexico City, Fayence (France – Provence), Malines (today Mechelen – northern Belgium)


An amiable and gloomy older man stokes a fire in an iron fireplace (the pursuit of happiness through the spirit, in solitude).