Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas in Capricorn

Capricorn is the astrological sign representing preservation, conservation, and tradition. The United States has toyed with straying from her Christian roots over the years, but the experience runs steady.

The rituals of the Christmas holiday carry a certain sway. Even the shops are closed, after all. The world gets quiet.

It's occurrence around the time of the winter solstice in cold serious Capricorn probably adds to the attraction, with all the fire and light, the multi colors in particular. Warmth spreads. Spirits are high as Sagittarius ends. Peace on earth, goodwill toward all is a well received concept.

Of course, there are always those who protest the yearly event in this land of free expression. But if it were not these rituals, there would be others, probably just as objectionable, to mark the longest nights of the year. The dissident spirit is as good as any.

Thoughts of holiness combined with commercial jubilation create a celebration that has appealed to many for quite awhile. Participation is singular, although the display of light is omnipresent. Such are the miracles of human crafted illumination.

Pluto in Capricorn is investigating American traditions as it returns to its native position. Some are eliminated, some are kept, generally.