December 22, 2021
Today marks the first day of Capricorn season (Dec 22 - Jan 20), which celebrates an astrological sign that’s often associated with ambition and determination. Traditionally, this earth sign is hardworking – they’re trailblazers and leaders, go-getters and revolutionaries. Capricorns may be one of the most persistent signs of the zodiac. They tend to flock towards any opportunity where they can learn something new, and they can often be found cultivating whichever new skills they believe will help them reach their goals.
In other words, if this sign falls in your birth chart, you likely know how to get shit done. You’re probably the friend people come to for advice or plans of action – you tend to have practical ideas for how to get to the finish line. If Capricorn isn’t reflected in your chart, this season is a great time to channel your work ethic and spend dedicated time towards a project you may have been neglecting, especially if it involves organization and dedicated hard work.
It’s important to remember that herbs interact differently with all people, but there are a few herbal allies whose constituents may be particularly helpful for those with a lot of Capricorn in their chart.
Chances are, the Capricorns in your life already have a deeply-embedded sense of organization and focus. We’ve found, however, that focus isn’t always an inherent trait – rather, it’s a skill that can be honed and improved. Ginseng can help Capricorns – or anyone – to increase their ability to focus, as it’s been known to stimulate brain function and improve mental performance. Combined with Capricorn’s natural tendency towards ambition and hard work, an increased focus can help Capricorns fulfill their goals – often one of their most consistent desires.
We’ve found great success by slicing fresh Ginseng and steeping it in hot water to make tea. Capricorns may enjoy sipping this tea while working on a puzzle, crossword, or logic game – Sea Goats typically thrive with these kinds of activities. You can also tuck a small piece of dried Ginseng into your cheek, which may provide a small boost of focused energy.
Capricorns are so responsible, organized, and hardworking, that sometimes their serious nature and constant diligence can make it difficult for them to let loose and be carefree. Capricorns can get flack for being “uptight,” but this is really an indication of their strong will and discipline. Sometimes this discipline is so deeply-ingrained that it can be difficult for a Capricorn to let loose and relax.
We’ve found that Rosemary can uplift our spirits and moods, allowing us a few moments of release and helping to fan the creative spark that burns within each of us. Best of all, Rosemary is an often accessible herb that most of us can find in our kitchens, gardens, or grocery stores. We like to infuse Rosemary in olive oil, which can then be mixed with miso as a salad dressing or used however you use cooking oil. After consuming rosemary, we enjoy spending time with our artistic endeavors and feeling the creative juices flow.
Practicing gratitude is important for everyone, regardless of astrological sign – a regular gratitude practice can help both your physical and psychological health. Capricorns, in particular, can benefit greatly by practicing gratitude because they tend to be future-focused and goal oriented – with such lofty aspirations, Capricorns can sometimes have a hard time existing in the present or appreciating all they’ve already achieved. We turn to Tulsi when we need to cultivate joy or uplift the spirit, both of which can help to generate authentic gratitude. Spiritually, it’s a plant that we’ve had success working with as a heart opener – with an open heart, it can be easier to see all that we’re grateful for in life.If you’re considering creating a gratitude routine, we’ve had great success with a daily journaling practice. No templates or prompts needed – you can simply write down two things each day that brought you joy or made you feel grateful. We like to sip Tulsi tea when we journal, and we’ve also enjoyed the effect of spraying our Tulsi Tonic in the room where we’re journaling or meditating on gratitude.
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