Happy Birthday Capricorn

For those born under the sign of Capricorn, find inspiration in the ancient Greek goddess, Hera.

Her relationship with the male is determined by this aspect of husband and father of the children or charges, and consequently everything that has to do with his position in the world — which is important for his Persona — is protected and promoted.

Tony Wolff

Born to rule, Hera was confident and in command. In the words of Rider Haggard Hera was ‘she who must be obeyed’. 

Yet her existence was not perfect; she spent much of it punishing her errant husband, Zeus, whose sexual appetite for everyone and everything was huge. Luckily, as she matured, Hera become more interested in upholding the venerable institution of marriage than in finding romance and true love.

This does not mean that she settled for being a dutiful stay-at-home wife and mother. She was a brilliant political strategist even though much of such efforts were made behind the scenes. This also does not mean that Hera failed to make her mark; although she was not in a position to make that mark alone, in partnership with her husband she was a force with which to be reckoned. What power she did hold, she wielded with more wisdom than would have most men.  

To learn more, look, for example, to Catherine the Great, the famous 18th century Russian czarina, who as an enlightened and popular ruler brought about many needed social reforms.

I sing of Hera on her golden throne: immortal queen, daughter of Rhea, eminent indeed; she was the sister and the wife of great Zeus, the thunderer. Glorious is she, honoured on Olympus, revered of all the gods, the equal of Zeus, wielder of lightning. 

The Orphic Hymns

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