- December 22nd - 2023 - January 19th - 2024
During the influence of Capricorn from the 22nd of December to the 19th of January, we can harness the power of the earth to help us in our spiritual life.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the final of the seven planets, thus Saturn is the planet of death, endings, conclusions: it is the door to resurrection and new birth.
"Saturn is the planet of death and becomes exalted in Capricorn. This sign is symbolized by a small goat, as if to remind us of the goatskin, of the intellectual animals with goatskin, of the need to eliminate what is animal-like within us, the animal entities that we carry within..."—Practical Astrology by Samael Aun Weor
Capricorn brings the lead of Saturn, which provides strength, solidity, and firmness to walk the path.
"The magnetic currents that ascend from the Earth become divine afterwards. The magnetic currents that ascend from the Earth, after passing through the sieves of the feet, continue along the calves, and when they arrive at the knees, they become charged with the lead of Saturn, thus acquiring solidity, form, strength. We are not talking about lead in its gross state; we are talking about lead in a subtle, colloidal state."—Practical Astrology by Samael Aun Weor
The Practical Exercises for Capricorn
To take advantage of these magnetic currents and the influence of Capricorn, there is a practical exercise we can do each day. Exercises like this prepare our body and mind for greater works of priesthood.
Imagine there is a coffin on the ground in front of you, lengthwise. Walk forward, and with each step raise your knee high and wide to clear the coffin as you walk down its length. With this movement, imagine your knees are strengthened with the "lead" of Saturn. You can do this movement however many times you wish.
"It is also urgent to practice the exercises of internal meditation daily, praying to our Innermost to transport himself to the sidereal temples in order to bring the principal genii of that constellation before us, so that they may awaken the chakras and powers of the knees." —Practical Astrology by Samael Aun Weor
The Incense of Capricorn is Pine
Pine is the incense of Capricorn, the tree of Aquarius, and the Christmas tree. Therefore, during this time of year, the pine tree has special significance.
"The pine is the tree of Aquarius. The pine is the tree of the new age. It is the sign of Aquarian thought... The pine is the tree of the God-Child." —Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose
You can work with the elemental intelligences of the pine in many ways, a few of which are explained in Igneous Rose and Esoteric Medicine and Practical Magic. An easy way to work with the pine is by meditation: sit in meditation with your back upon a pine tree, and pray to your Innermost to command the pine to strengthen and clarify your mind.
Pine incense is excellent for meditation, and can inspire you and bring a sense of serenity.
You can collect pine needles, dry them, and burn them as incense. We also have a selection of pine incense available here: