Why does everyone keep insisting that today is Sunday? Because it is… but is it really?
Well it does seem to really be a sunny day, which is nice after the windy downpour we had all day yesterday… I was just about to take the tarp off the ark.
Someone asked me if I’d seen the peak of the Geminids meteor shower. Nope. It seems as though every time there’s some amazing MUST SEE celestial event, the clouds roll in and laugh at me for spending fifteen minutes working out where to put the lawn chair to get the best view, and, at this time of year, another ten minutes figuring out what to wear so I don’t freeze my ass off.
Don’t tell the sky, but I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of comet 46p tonight. I’ll probably forget that’s what I’m planning on doing, but it would be fun to see it, and since it’s passing by the Pleiades I sort of know where to look… except I can only see the Pleiades when I don’t look at them.
Which reminds me of a question in my blog’s search term stats:
Why you can’t see your eyes move when you look in a mirror?
Isn’t that a great question! The moment I saw it, guess what I did for several seconds until I stopped doing it because it was making me dizzy.
The title of this post also comes from a search term which popped up in my blog’s stats:
Should you ask a Capricorn random questions?
Well, yes, sure, why not… Why not ask your particular Capricorn whether you should ask them random questions and then you’ll get your answer straight from your Seagoat’s mouth.
Speaking of the Seagoat… while I was searching Wikimedia Commons for an image to use as a featured image, I came across a couple which had Capricorn not with a fish tail, but instead emerging from what looks like a snail’s shell… maybe it’s a hermit crab shell which would tie it in nicely with its opposite sign, Cancer.
The shell works better than the fish tail if you think about it, since if you ask a Capricorn a question they don’t want to answer, they’ll disappear into their shell. You can knock on it, hit your head on it, bash it with a hammer, try to blow it down, but that’s it, they’ve clammed up (so maybe it should be a clam shell).
Anway, if you’re going to use astrology to figure out what you should ask a person of a particular Sun sign, you really should check their Mercury sign too.
Mercury in astrology represents the mind and mental processes (and what type of thinking gives the mind wings), and in someone’s natal chart it shows you how their mind is likely to work or not work.
Mercury is never that far from the Sun, so your Capricorn will have their natal Mercury in either Sagittarius, Capricorn or Aquarius.
If your Capricorn has Mercury in Sagittarius, they might be the ones asking you random questions, and making statements of a philosophically blunt nature:
Famous Capricorns with Sagittarius Mercury: Jude Law, Isaac Newton, Kit Harrington, Mao Zedong, Syd Barrett, Justin Trudeau, John Legend, Patti Smith, Yogananda, Humphrey Bogart, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Michael Stipe, Mary J. Blige, J.D. Salinger, Lemmy, Rob Zombie, Umberto Eco, Isaac Asimov, Rudyard Kipling, Diane Sawyer, and a bunch of others found by using the Astrological Positions search tool on Astrotheme
If your Capricorn is like this one (the one writing this post) and has their natal Mercury in Aquarius, they’ll frigging LOVE random questions far more than those non-random questions like:
What’s your name? Ugh, not this again, why do people expect me to remember the answer to this! It’s not like I need to call myself, I’m always here.
What’s your phone number? Boring! Yes, I know we’re married but why do you need my phone number you’ll see me every day… btw, did you happen to see where I put my phone, I was certain that I placed it… Oh, it’s wandered off again hasn’t it, it’s offended that I keep forgetting about it…
Why didn’t you show up for our appointment? Sigh! We made that appointment last week that’s like seven months ago in my time, if you wanted me to be there you should have called me on my phone to remind me… no, I don’t know what my number is, I think it has a 4 in it, does that help? No, I don’t have it with me it’s on holiday with its friends.
Where are you from? I don’t know, I haven’t figured it out yet, but it doesn’t matter, what matters is where was I going when… why am I carrying a tuba!?! Oh, it’s a plunger… am I a plumber!? Cooool!!!
Famous Capricorns with Aquarius Mercury: Martin Luther King, Jim Carrey, Marilyn Manson, Kate Moss, Janis Joplin, Dave Grohl, Benjamin Franklin, Linda Lovelace, Betty White, LL Cool J, FKA Twigs, Haruki Murakami, Bernadette Soubirous, Jack London, Andy Kaufman, Philippe Starck, George Foreman, Lorenzo de’ Medici, John Carpenter, and a bunch of others found by using the Astrological Positions search tool on Astrotheme
Whereas if your Capricorn also has Mercury in Capricorn, things might be a little more like this:
Famous Capricorns with Capricorn Mercury: Michelle Obama, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Bradley Cooper, Nicolas Cage, Joan Baez, Stephen Hawking, Anthony Hopkins, Zooey Deschanel, Denzel Washington, Edgar Allan Poe, David Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Kim Jong-Un, Al Capone, J.R.R. Tolkien, Rowan Atkinson, Simone de Beauvoir, and a bunch of others found by using the Astrological Positions search tool on Astrotheme
Julie of Julie Demboski Astrology put together a wonderfully creative set of crib notes for each sign in one of her posts a while back: 30 October 2018 A Point of Reckoning
They’re supposed to be for the Ascendant/Rising sign, but I think they work really well for Mercury through the signs since they are about “thinking”.
I’m going to share them below (hope Julie doesn’t mind, probably should ask first, but… sometimes you gotta just do it, act first then think that you should have asked first later).
Aries: Think Like a Leader or Pioneer
Taurus: Think Like a Geisha or Gourmand
Gemini: Think Like a Networker or a Gossip
Cancer: Think Like Mom or The Most Sensitive Person You Know
Leo: Think Like a King or The Most Self-Centered Person You Know
Virgo: Think Like an Accountant or ‘Lady Bountiful’
Libra: Think Like Your Partner or Your Enemy
Scorpio: Think Like You Have a Secret You Need to Keep or a Mystery You Need to Solve
Sagittarius: Think Like a Teacher or a Bachelor (Someone With No Attachments)
Capricorn: Think Like The Person in Charge or a Person in Denial
Aquarius: Think Like a Freak or Like Someone in the Avant Garde
Pisces: Think Like You Are The Essence of Creativity or Space Out and Don’t Think At All
If you combine Sun sign and Mercury sign, it kind of gives you an interesting sketch of a person.
Mine is – Think like the Freak in Charge of Avant Garde Denial 😀
That’s it from me in the it’s now clouded over land… over to you!
Featured image is Capricorn by English School