Happy Winter Solstice to all in the Northern Hemisphere (and Summer Solstice to our friends in the Southern). In the very wee hours of the night here in the Pacific time zone we slipped into the month of Capricorn, and thus turning the wheel of the year.
What does that mean -- turning the wheel? Well, Winter Solstice is considered one of the sacred 4 Quarter Days that make up the natural calendar. The others are Summer Solstice of course, and the Vernal and Autumnal Equinoxes. Each time one of these days occurs, the calendar turns another season (or mid-season, depending on your tradition's perspective).
On an astrological chart, the natural house of Capricorn is the 10th house -- right up at the top of the wheel, the last of the Quarter Days to be reached before the year and the astro chart starts over. That's fitting place, for Capricorn is the ultimate ambition machine, always driven to reach the heights as if that is some biological imperative. Fittingly, the astro-symbol of Capricorn is the goat.
But not just any goat. Definitely not Billy, and not really even a mountain goat.