Evolutionary needs, strategies, and motivation: Capricorn keeps its eye fixed on the peak. It strives upward, aspiring toward the pinnacle of personal achievement. It embodies integrity and calls for living up to your standards. Capricorn wants to achieve something significant in the eyes of the world, a “Master Work.” To manifest this masterwork, Capricorn employs endurance and self-discipline. Capricorn strategizes a practical, logical plan to achieve goals and will work tirelessly to achieve them. These goals need to reflect personal core values.
Capricorn energy in motion: The key with Capricorn energy is to decide which mountain you want to climb. The answer lies within your heart. Capricorn energy is willing to put in long hours to accomplish any project. However, choosing a passion project that does not resonate with your soul can be draining and lead to exhaustion. To discover where your passion lies, sit in quiet meditation. Mindfulness and meditation can soothe Capricorn’s soul, revealing the path to soul evolution. You will feel Capricorn energy rising when you quietly think about your next steps in life and proceed to organize an action plan. Once you know your goal, the patience and commitment to crystallizing your vision are signature Capricorn motivations. Capricorn energy knows hard work pays off. At the same time, listen to your body and, when needed, take a break to rejuvenate your energy.
Shadow: Emotional contraction, Power seduction, Loneliness
Body Part Association: Knees
Crystals and Stones: Turquoise, Garnet
Herbs and Foods for Saturn: Comfrey Root, Barley, Safflower, and Beetroot
Yoga Pose: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
Affirmation: I have the endurance to manifest my masterwork. I plant the seeds of my dreams and am patient while they grow.
Evolutionary needs, strategies, and motivation: Sagittarius inspires expanding your consciousness by seeking a wide range of experiences. It encourages education and intellectual pursuits that enhance your current level of knowledge. It drives the motivation to travel, be adventurous, and break out of set routines. Sagittarius calls us to explore, reach beyond our boundaries, and to discover the meaning and purpose of our life.
Sagittarius energy in motion: Sagittarius is interested in learning different philosophies of life and having exotic, cross-cultural experiences. You may experience this energy when traveling to a foreign country and immersing yourself in the new culture. Further, Sagittarius seeks to establish a heart-to-heart connection with people from different cultures. Traditionally, Sagittarius is also associated with religion, belief systems, natural law, and moral truths. The pursuit of an endless spiritual quest is a key motivation. However, the heart of Sagittarius is to release dogmatic, rigid philosophical views so that you see the beauty in various belief systems. The Sagittarius energy in you calls you to listen to your intuition and pay attention to what resonates with you. To discover your unique philosophy while remaining open to new views. Sagittarius inspires curiosity. You will feel this energy arise when you feel stuck or at a crossroads in your life. Sagittarius energy will inspire you to try something new or move to a new location. The Sagittarius in us keeps life moving forward and seeks to broaden one’s horizons. Sagittarius has faith in life.
Shadow: Overconfidence and irresponsibility
Body Part Association: Buttocks, Hips, Thighs
Crystals and Stones: Lapis Lazuli, Topaz
Herbs and Foods for Jupiter: Borage, Dandelion, Sage, Asparagus, Figs, and Endive
Yoga Pose: Pigeon Pose
Affirmation: I have faith in my journey. I invite new experiences into my life that inspire growth and meaning.
Archetype: Shaman, Hypnotist, Detective, Truth Teller
Planetary Co-Rulers: Pluto and Mars
Evolutionary needs, strategies, and motivation: Scorpio represents a sustained emotional intensity. It possesses a probing quality and an air of hidden power. There is a deep interest in what lies below the surface of the conscious mind. In light of these motivations, Scorpio desires to uncover the unconscious. With honesty and psychoanalytic instincts, Scorpio motivates us to face our truths. Specifically, exploring all that is considered taboo, including sexuality, death, the occult, and psychological wounds.
Scorpio energy in motion: An evolutionary aim of Scorpio is to live in the present moment unencumbered by the past or the future. You may work with this energy by honoring your emotions and engaging in healing therapies that confront, heal, and release old wounds and stories that reduce your energy. When you are honest with your feelings, the path to happiness becomes clear. To further explore the human psyche, Scorpio inspires intense communion with others. The energy motivates holding nothing back and asks you to stand naked in your truth and look deeply into the eyes of another person. You may experience Scorpio energy when you have an intimate conversation with a friend or family member. Within sensual relationships, Scorpio expresses itself through commitment, emotional bonds, trust, and love. It cultivates sacred sexual healing. In essence, Scorpio dives deep into the waters of the soma, psyche, and soul and emerges with wisdom and power.
Shadow: Self-absorption and moodiness
Body Part Association: Genitals, Bladder
Crystals and Stones: Agate, Malachite
Herbs and Foods For Mars/Pluto: Garlic, Ginger, Onions, Peppers, Aloe Vera, and Leeks
Yoga Pose: Chair Pose
Affirmation: I explore the depths of my psyche fearlessly. I live my truth.
Archetypes: The Lover, Artist, Peacemaker, Diplomat
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Evolutionary needs, strategies, and motivation: Libra energy inspires serenity, relaxation, balance, and the ability to self-regulate. It helps our nervous system maintain equilibrium. As the artist archetype, Libra inspires the love of arts and has a strong sense of aesthetics. Libra seeks equality between opposites and can see the beauty in polarity and paradox. It desires to harmonize with others. Due to this motivation, Libra and Venus motivate our ability to use courteous language to build rapport with others. At the heart of Libra is love. Love in full splendor and the cultivation of loving relationships, soul friends, and family love are all the domains of Libra.
Libra energy in motion: Artistic practices and the appreciation of arts, harmony, and beauty all inspire tranquility and the release of tension for Libra. We encounter our Libra function anytime we engage in artistic endeavors. The key is art helps us calm down and relax. For example, simply relaxing and listening to music is a Libran activity. Another example is looking at a beautiful sunset or a beautiful painting and letting the beauty of the image inspire the relaxation response. Within relationships, loving energy soothes our souls. Our lovers and friends help us restore our equilibrium. Libra energy calls us to take a deep breath and move into love. Once we embody loving energy, we attract synchronistic experiences that draw soul friends and lovers to us. On an intimate level, Libra motivates us toward long-term committed relationships. In traditional terms, it is the idea of marriage. Libra inspires relationships built on equality, values, love, trust, and an ever-evolving healing union. The magic and mystery of communion with another soul.
Shadow: Inability to accept conflict, Lassitude
Body Part Association: Kidneys
Crystals and Stones: Sapphire, Opal
Herbs and Foods for Venus: Thyme, Burdock Root, Yarrow, Beans, Cherries, and Lentils
Yoga Pose: Warrior Three
Affirmation: I maintain my serenity throughout my day. I walk in beauty.