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Health and Astrology Series: Capricorn

Capricorn Health and WellnessThis is a blog series where we feature a different astrology sign every month along with specific health recommendations for that particular sign.  This month is dedicated to the Capricorns of the Zodiac, December 23- January 22.  

The area of the sky where the constellation of Capricorn falls is known as the sea and the current zodiac symbol of Capricorn is the mountain goat.  However at one time it was the sea goat; a goat head and body with a fish tail. This goat fish was found on Babylonian tablets from 3,000 years ago. Capricorn is the ruler of old things, so it is fitting that these early drawings are some of the oldest zodiac symbols created by man.

Since mountains are natural habitats for the Capricorn mountain goat, Mount Kuchumaa is the the ideal place for them to do their most natural activity – climbing and hiking.  Their biggest health worry is their knees and bones. This is why Capricorns must get proper footwear to avoid injuries. Hiking shoes and sneakers need to be replaced when worn out.

Capricorns are born with an older outlook on life, but they also get younger as they grow older.  Think Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button! They tend to be serious children, then more light hearted as they age. The adjective based on their name, capricious, describes their nature. One minute they are witty and playful and then they can turn quiet and sometimes solemn.

Since the goat was once a sea goat, it is wise for Capricorns to take advantage of the Ranch’s water classes to keep them balanced. Craig Stuart has been a guest water aerobics instructor for many years, and he embodies the principles of the sea goat. He is a PISCES (fish) but his Mars (male energy) is in the sign of Capricorn (goat).

Capricorns tend to overwork. They are the most ambitious of all the signs, going full throttle to achieve their goals.  Taking a much needed break for the successful Capricorn is essential.  A week-long retreat at The Ranch is the perfect gift to themselves for all the accomplishments they’ve achieved throughout the year.

McGuirk_Leslie2authorpicsizedLeslie McGuirk has been presenting her QUEST FOR INSPIRATION workshop at The Ranch since 2001, and more recently she has been teaching Ranch guests the unknown wonders of Astrology. She is a well-known author and illustrator of 20 children’s picture books, and a motivational speaker about the importance of creativity. As a professional Astrologer with over thirty years of experience, she has clients around the world and speaks at Astrology conferences. Please visit her websites at and

Leslie will be teaching her Quest for Inspiration workshop and Astrology Part I and II at The Ranch the week of January 31st – February 6th in 2015.


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