This is the second part of an interview I did with Ryan Kurczak of Asheville Vedic Astrology. We talk about the conjunctions of Saturn and the Moon. Take a look if you are curious about the implications of this conjunction.
The word for the sign of Capricorn in Vedic Astrology has always been “Makara”, which translated, literally means “crocodile”. The crocodile is possibly the only animal we know of that has not changed or evolved in any way over hundreds of thousands of years, when we look at it in the fossil records. You can see a skeleton of a crocodile or alligator that lived during the time of the dinosaurs, and it will be the same as a modern skeleton of a crocodile. This perfectly symbolizes the nature of the sign Capricorn, which is the sign of Karma, and action. The best actions we can do are those that are done so right and so effectively to begin with, that they stand the test of time and do not need to be redone or improved upon. This is the nature of Capricorn, and Saturn as well. To do something right the first time, to be patient, to be methodical, and when the right time comes, to execute the appropriate action. Saturn takes 30 years to go around the zodiac, not like the Moon who makes the same course in a Month. We can think of it like this: We want to do work and karmas that are so well done, that Saturn doesn’t have to go back and revisit that work for 30 more years. Observing Alligators and Crocodiles in nature gives us a window into this type of consciousness, and this type of activity. This is also why Mars, the planet of all kinds of action, is exalted in Capricorn. The highest action is that which can stand the test of time.