Tonight we meditate on the qualities of Capricorn: ambition, patience, responsibility, stability, trustworthiness, persistence, honesty; and on the negative side, pessimism, melancholy, a demanding nature, unwillingness to listen to others’ opinions. This day is also associated St. Simon, brother of James and Jude, whose one desire was to serve the Lord. While meditating, feel free to visualize the symbol of Capricorn displayed below, focus on an icon or holy card of St. Simon, or simply light a black candle.
Read the following scripture, and then focus on the negative qualities of Capricorn that you recognize in yourself.
“He who will drink from my mouth will become as I am: I myself shall become he, and the things that are hidden will be revealed to him.” – Gospel of Thomas, 108
Knowing that you can move beyond these negative aspects of yourself, read the following scripture, and meditate upon the positive qualities of Capricorn you possess. St. Simon was at first reluctant about accepting the divinity of the Lord, despite their close family ties. But when he was finally awakened by the Christ, his dedication was complete. Know that through patience and persistence, you too can overcome any pessimism or doubt in your mind, and cultivate the singular desire to serve the Lord, so that neither life nor death will have any meaning for you.
“Let the Christ be formed in you.” – Galatians 4:19