Capricorn decan 1 is ruled by Jupiter and Saturn (Capricorn triplicity). It ascends through the constellations of the Archer, the Telescope, the Shield and the Serpent from December 21 – 31. This decan is dominated by the constellation Sagittarius the archer, so these folk aim high with their arrows and shoot to kill. This is a very important time of the year as the Sun crossed the winter solstice point of 0º Capricorn.
So this is a transition point and gives us the darkest, longest night of the year and shortest day in the northern hemisphere. Capricorn 1 looks both backwards (Saturn) and forwards (Jupiter.) just like the Roman god Janus, which the next month January is named after. Janus rules gates, doorways, time and endings.
So Capricorn decan 1 combines the ambition and authority of Capricorn with Sagittarian enthusiasm and zeal. They have a strong and honourable work-ethic and are so religiously dedicated to whatever path they choose in life, that every business deal they make is sacrosanct. Everything in their life is a crusade, no matter how run-of-the-mill the situation might be. But we are still in tropical Capricorn so this crusading is all very serious, even the comedians among them work incredibly hard to get a laugh.
Venerating Loved Ones & Crystallising Dreams
Shooting to kill may sometimes even be literal because of the presence of ruthless Facies here. 99.9% of the time though, the piercing arrow of the archer will just be a very astute symbolic shot to the heart of the matter. These folks deliver rapier-witted one-liners that completely disarm their opponents. On any pulpit (Whether work or at home) their sermon will utterly convince the flock around them.
Yes, this is no ordinary goat. Maybe there is something about these horny hoofed ones that knows what it is to be one of the little sheep only too well. With afflictions to this zone, or with Facies prominent they know how terrible it feels to be the black sheep of the family. Those Capricorn decan 1’s then have a lot to prove to the world.
The Tarot card associated with this decan is the two of pentacles “The man in the Two of Pentacles needs to find balance and moderation in his life too. All work and no play made Jack a dull boy. If he allows no time for relaxation or fun, he is liable to become tired and tense and he may find his mood fluctuates like the waves behind him, up one day and down the next.”
Materialism and ‘matter’ is important to this decan, but also the cycle of time. This is where their prophetic ability comes from, the innate knowledge of natural law. “One Pentacle is higher than the other and surrounding them is a figure of eight loop, the infinity symbol… All energy is recycled whether it is good or bad for energy is simply energy and cannot be destroyed. What goes around comes around..” ~ teachmetarot
Capricorn Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars
Capricorn 1º 04’ ~ Spiculum, the nebula in the bow of Sagittarius the Archer. 6.0*
Capricorn 3º 13’ ~ Polis in Sagittarius the Archer 3.0
Capricorn 4º 35’ ~ Kaus Medius in the bow of Sagittarius the Archer 2.8
Capricorn 5º 04’ ~ Alpha Telescopium in the Telescope 3.7
Capricorn 5º 05’ ~ Kaus Australis in the southern part of Sagittarius the Archers Bow 2.0
Capricorn 5º 41’ ~ Eta Serpens in the Serpens the Serpent 3.4
Capricorn 6º 19’ ~ Kaus Borealis in the northern part of Sagittarius the Archers bow 2.9
Capricorn 8º 18’ ~ Facies, the nebula in Sagittarius the Archer’s face. 5.9
Capricorn 9º 01’ ~ Alpha Scutum in Sobieski’s Shield 4.6
* Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.
Ascendant Capricorn 1
Facies 8º ~ “A philosophy that life is hard or unforgiving; a belief that one must focus on one’s goals in order to achieve them; an expectation of being harshly treated; a self-protective attitude.”
The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Capricorn decan 1 the ‘Venerating Loved Ones’ behaviour will be most notable in love relationships. Capricorn decan 1 tends to venerate everyone they love, so if you are married to one, you will be looked after and provided for until the day you die. They won’t be the most romantic or glamorous of mates and you might even accuse the poor creatures of being, erm, boring. So when I say “venerate”, I mean they will serve you humbly by putting cash in the household offerings pot and lighting the odd candle on your birthday. Worship for the goats doesn’t mean poetic platitudes addressed to “My adored god/dess, who I love with every beat of my bleeding heart…” No, no, if you want that, go to Pisces decan 1.
There is a calling to serve a higher authority, so you can see a spiritual path comes up quite strongly in the examples below. Stalin of course as a communist was vehemently anti-religion but replaced ‘Our father who art in Heaven’ with a cult of personality. His. There are cult leaders here too. (Jim Jones) and both Elizabeth the 1st and sister Mary 1st had England split between Catholics and Protestants. In the more evolved souls, Capricorn decan 1 can bring a good balance of the sensible Saturn ruled tropical Capricorn, mixed with the ambition and spirituality of the Archer. They are successful because they can manifest their dreams, that is when they dare to dream big enough. Sometimes they can get a little overzealous in their pursuits if the Facies eyes fixate on one thing only.
ASCENDANT CAPRICORN 1 EXAMPLES: Nicolas Culpepper, Paracelsus, Mother Teresa, Joseph Stalin, Elizabeth I Of England, Mary I Of England, Eva Braun, Benazir Bhutto, Malcolm X, Jim Jones, Rupert Murdoch, Francis Ford Coppolla, Sophia Loren, Sean Connery, Charles Bronson, Marcello Mastroianni, Colin Farrell, John Belushi, Robbie Coltrane, Daniel Day-Lewis, Mark Hamill, Priscilla Presley, Leslie Nielsen, Linda Lovelace, Carmen Electra, Kylie Jenner, Patty Boyd, Liberace, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lenny Kravitz, Lemmy, Shirley Manson, Weird Al Yankovic, Eros Ramazotti, Yehudi Menuhin, Robert Shumann, Robert Anton Wilson, James Joyce, Gilles Villeneuve, Christiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry.
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Sun Capricorn 1
Facies 8º ~ “An obsessive dedication to one’s goals to the point of ruthlessness. To be drawn to work with the harder, more stressful, or the unseemly, side of life; To have a prophetic vision. A time of terrorism.” 
The Sun in Capricorn 1 is one of the most straightforward since this decan has such a very strong theme running through it and the Sun follows its very established path of the ecliptic. We get no-nonsense, practical spiritualism here. If they are religious, they will be very hands-on in their practice with a missionary type energy. However, this is still a difficult decan for the Sun though as it is physically at its lowest point with the longest night of the year taking place in this decan.(In the Northern hemisphere)
Austin Coppock calls this decan ‘A headless body’ because of trauma experienced by the ethereal soul from its decent to the lowest point of the material realm. Since the Sun represents heads of states or companies, this is not a comforting image for it! However, those that do adjust to the shock of the fall seem to do very well despite the dark prognosis. After plunging to such depths, it takes longer for them to get to their destination. With those that reach high office, you can be sure they started out on the shop-floor, or even cleaning toilets! This makes them all the wiser as they will have picked up valuable experience at the grassroots level. These goats are usually quite proud of the fact they have had such long drawn-out and sometimes arduous journey to the top, their broad experience at all levels is their badge of honour.