The Sun moved into the zodiac sign of Capricorn Dec 21st, 2017 and will stay there until the later half of...

The Sun moved into the zodiac sign of Capricorn Dec 21st, 2017 and will stay there until the later half of January. 

Capricorn is the hard worker of the zodiac, ambitious, persistent and confident. It is no coincidence that this is the sign that always rings in the New Year. The goal oriented Capricorn helps us sort out our priorities and gives us the will to achieve them, however, there is a whole other side to the energy of Capricorn that I have just learnt about and am excited to share.  

In the Tarot – yep these readings just got a whole new level of spiritual- the sign of Capricorn rules the card of The Devil.

The Devil represents temptation, the lingering of old habits and possibly reluctance to change. I think of this energy as “the Backtrack”, like setting a New Years Goal to eat healthier but you put it on hold because there is still a bunch of Christmas cookies around that you justify eating because you don’t want them to go to waste. This idea of temptation can go a lot deeper into our mindsets and self-destructive thoughts. Over thinking in any way shape or form is felt hard-core with this energy. Think, post break-up thoughts even though the break up was the best thing for you, feelings and doubts still linger – but fast forward two months and you’re the happiest ever, that right there was the energy of Capricorn and the Devil card.


The lesson to be learnt here is that these thoughts are not reality, you still have the ability to take control. Or, if you do indulge yourself and are fumbling with really committing to those New Years goals or what ever it is you are dealing with – don’t worry this energy will pass just don’t loose sight of what you want.


I took a Tarot Card course with Lindsay Mack (An American intuitive and Tarot reader, check her out if you’re into this stuff she is seriously magical), and the way she describes the Devil energy is incredible. She discusses the Devil in terms of our brain chemistry, when we are on the brink of change, so close to coming out of an old habit or cycle, the Devil card comes in to bring these weird feelings of doubt or bad habits in order for the brain to feel safe. The brain is scared because you are about to do something you have never done before, and it wants to sink back into a familiar place.

The Backtrack you may be experiencing this month is evidence of your ability to change, you are so close, right on the edge. We can use the energy of Capricorn to over come any sense of self-doubt and destruction this month through determination, hard work, strength and a passion for ourselves.