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February 15, 2009

(Part of Joely’s 101 Ways to Love Your Characters)


December 22nd-January 20th

*”I Use.”

**”Hey, Big Spender.”

***”Speak in French when you can’t remember the English for a thing-turn out your toes as you walk-and remember who you are!” – Lewis Carroll


Earth. Think of the tallest most treacherous Mountain Range you can think of. Yeah, it’s kinda like that.


Feminine. Think Linda Lovelace, or Gypsy Rose Lee. Male reference: Benedict Arnold.


Cardinal. It’s her way or the highway.


Half goat/half fish. Not sure how this came to be a water sign and I can’t think of anything profound so…we’ll just live and let live.

Ruling Planet

Saturn, god of hard knocks and cold-hard cash.

Governing Anatomy

Knees. Permanently chaffed from picking up stray coins/bills.

Preferred Allies

Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces

Polar Opposite- Suggested love interest?


Best Adversaries

Aquarius, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius.

Chief Need/Want


Fatal Flaw


Positive Traits

Practical, prudent, ambitious, disciplined, patient, humorous and reserved

Negative Traits

Miserly, grudging, petty, pessimistic and fatalistic.


Cc101-The Colombian Capricorn

(Catalina is from a collaborated project with a friend. This is my work, please do not take it as your own. Rights reserved and all that good stuff.)

More than any of that though, I had become Necessary.

To addicts, I was their supplier. To men, their pleasure toy. To my country, their celebrity. To my business, it’s goddess. To my siblings?

I was their Savior. Even as they loathed me, even as they feared me, they could not deny me of the title. I was the one who kept food on the table, clothes on their backs, and daddy out of their beds. True, if it wasn’t for Valarie’s compassion there’d be fewer mouths to feed. I’d have ditched the twins in a heart beat after the incident with mom, but no, Valarie wouldn’t have it. I really shouldn’t spoil her so much; she might start to expect more out of life than it is willing to give her. And unlike Val, life wasn’t quite the glamorous little bitch wrapped around my finger that I’d made her out to be. Her compassion would only get in the way of what needed to be done. I could give her everything she needed, wanted, desired.

But this wasn’t about self-righteousness or any of that ‘for the greater good’ garbage. I wasn’t so blind to my own flaws that I believed in such things anymore. No, this was just about facts.

The fact was I owned everyone and everyone owed me.

It was intoxicating and damn near arousing; being needed. So much so, that I would never have to turn to drink or substance or men to get my kicks. No, not when I could have them licking my boots for polish, kissing my ass, worshipping the very saliva I spat at them.

I could make them steal from their mothers just for a chance to get what only I could provide, deceive their fathers, sell their sisters, and kill their brothers in cold blood.

All in the name of Catalina Di`Rico.


In practice

Catalina was another surprise. I might have pegged her for an Aries, or a Leo, in the beginning but no, she’s definitely a Capricorn. The practicality being a very big indicator. I can’t reveal much more about this since it’s a collaborated effort and since the main idea was the brain-child of my very good friend, and Virgo, Gee Gee, I don’t know how much she’d like me to speak of it.

Any Questions? Comments? Want to put me in my place? Notice any Capricorn traits in your own Characters?  Have at people, floors all yours.


* Motto of the  Capricorn

** Title of a Song, taken from Born on a Rotten Day by Hazel Dixon-Cooper

** Wish I could take credit for this, but Linda Goodman’s excellent book on Sun Signs was the first to associated Alice in Wonderland quotes with the Zodiac. I picked the ones I liked the most of her selection.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2009 9:55 pm

    Ah, Capricorns… as a Cancer, I am attracted to them like hydrogen to oxygen atoms, like mega-magnets to … other mega-magnets, like syrup to pancakes – and sometimes – like flys to s#*t… 😀 Sorry, heh, but Capricorns are never really comfortable for me to be around, despite how very much I like them… I think it’s the cardinal/inflexibility thing.

  2. Soleil Noir permalink*
    February 15, 2009 11:40 pm

    Bethanie- *ggg* No need to apologize.

    I’ve only met one Capricorn and he infuriated me to no end, funny enough it was also because of the “cardinal/inflexibility” thing. I admit to being stubborn as all hell but I usually can keep an open mind, whereas Mr. Capricorn was as close minded as they come.

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