In 2012 I created a series of Hyperbolic Tessellation Mandalas for the 12 signs of Astrology. I self-published them into a Mandalas to Color Calendar for 2013: Astrological Signs.
I plan to color all the signs by the end of the year. This week I continue with the sign of Capricorn.
About The Astrological Sign of Capricorn
For all of the signs I used their glyph symbol as the tessellated pattern within the mandala. The glyph of Capricorn represents the sea goat.
For Capricorn, it’s all about structure, direction, loyalty, discipline, and working hard. Where it falls in our charts determines where we are best served to apply these qualities, especially structure and discipline.
The glyph for Capricorn “…is usually depicted as the hoof of the mountain goat and the tail of a fish. As a grounded earth sign and a motivated cardinal sign, Capricorn is the zodiac’s workhorse, the sign known for making long-term plans, earning honors and awards, and achieving public image and critical acclaim. But with its magical, mermaid tail, Capricorn can also plunge to the deepest wells of the imagination and synthesize creativity with productivity.” -from Astrostyle.com
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and rules the tenth house of career and our place in the world, also authority figures.
This mandala’s message to us:
“The practical, earthy energy of Capricorn loves structure and rewards hard work…it is the great teacher. While it appears boring and dull, this powerful energy allows us to finish projects we started long ago. It’s the energy that knows how to capitalize on our resources and make something out of almost anything. Here’s where we build our confidence, our reputation in the world. Slow and steady always wins the race.”
About the Mandalas of the Week
Each week I choose one of my existing mandala paintings that wants to be upgraded OR create a new one and post it here. Throughout the week, I paint/draw/color/collage/etc it and post my progress on the Mandala of the Day. I post the upgraded version later in the week.
The Mandala Lady