Just out. (Portland, OR) 1983-2013, January 06, 1984, Page 14, Image 14

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by Douglas Bloch
The fo llo w in g colum n w ill be a m onthly
feature o f Just O ut Each m onth we w ill
feature the "sign o f the m onth ’’ and other
subjects relating to astronomy. If you have
any questions about the content o f this col­
um n or astrology in general I w ill be happy
to answ er them. Write me care o f this paper.
CAPRICORN The Mountain Goat
December 2 1 -January 19
The Sign of the ORGANIZER
A Transpersonal, Cardinal Earth Sign
Earth Image — The Mountain
“I organize”
Capricorn, the tenth sign of the Zodiac,
completes and perfects the earth principle.
Associated with Saturn, the planet of form
and discipline, the goat combines the practi­
cal qualities of earth with the cardinal mode’s
j pioneering instinct Through this synthesis,
' he actively imposes order and structure upon
the outside world.
Capricorn natives derive many of their
traits from their symbol, the mountain goat
Like the goat they are slow, cautious and
sure footed in their clim b up the mountain.
The goat must periodically descend before
progressing higher, the overall movement is
upward. True, this method of clim bing brings
inevitable delays. B u t through organization,
hard work, and persistence, Capricorns
eventually scale the peak to find societal rec­
ognition awaiting them at the top, (a heavy
Capricorn emphasis occurs in the charts of
many famous individuals).
Though Capricorns certainly deserve
their hard earned success, they must avoid
using their ambition for the sole purpose of
personal gain (witness the fate of Richard
Nixon, Jan 9). Being a transpersonal sign, the
goat’s highest calling is to work for the public
good. With no ego to please, no competitors
to surpass and no insecurity to alleviate their
m ind is fixed upon one goal only— to bring a
more humane order into the world. To attain
this end, they may organize a labor union,
adm inister a non-profit health organization,
or run for political office. If their motivation is
pure, success is inevitable and lasting.
Saturn governs the process of maturation
over time. Consequently, many children of
Capricorn are late bloomers. During the first
half of life, they struggle to overcome lim ita­
tions and self doubt that were developed dur­
ing childhood. Yet the tree that ripens slowly
produces the sweetest fru it Once Capricorns
have worked through their initial difficulties,
they experience a tranquility and mellowing
of the later decades. Aging gracefully, they
are usually well advanced in years when their
life on earth concludes.
O ur discussion of Capricorn would be in­
com plete without an appreciation of the
symbolism of the mountain. Historically,
mountains have represented the meeting
ground of the spiritual and the mundane.
Many advanced religious orders have estab­
lished their dwellings in the mountains of
Tibet, India, Peru and Central America.
Moses ascended ML Sinai to receive the Ten
Commandments. Christ was transfigured
upon a mountain. And Capricorn Martin
Luther King Jr. preached on the eve of his
death, "I have been to the mountain top and
have seen the promised land!” Thus, in his
most evolved state, Capricorn bases his
accomplishments upon a spiritual vision re­
vealed to him high atop the mountain’s peak.
Qualities of Capricorn
Accom plishm ents:
organizsed, practical, disciplined, dutiful,
conscientious, structured, deliberate,
cautious, methodical, planning, prudent
frugal, reserved, patient striving, accomp­
lishing, attaining, achieving, success-oriented
Personal A m bition:
conservative, obsessed with order, com pul­
sive, restricted, guarded, inhibited, pessi­
mistic, constricted, unemotional, lacking
spontaneity, opportunistic, machiavellian,
manipulating, calculating.
Anatomically, Capricorns rule the structural
aspects of the body — skeletal system, teeth,
skin and knees. Worry and emotional upset
often lead to digestive complaints or skin
People Bom with the Sun in Capricorn
Martin Luther King, Jr., Benjamin Franklin,
Mao Tse Tung, Joan of Arc, Sir Isaac Newton,
Louis Pasteur, Albert Schweitzer, Horatio
Alger, Joan Baez, Elvis Presley, Humphrey
B ogart and Janis Joplin.
¡M O N E Y
Mud ball '84
by Ken Vogl
With the Arctic cold and miserable freezing
rains behind us for awhile, and unless you
think my brain was a victim of the last winter
storm, let’s turn our attention to Softball??
That’s right; softball in January.
About a year ago, in the little burg of
Eugene, the boredom got so severe one
beautifully w et cold, muddy day that the
denizens of Cassady’s Tavern got all their
friends together for a little softball bash. Then
they invited all their softball friends from Port­
land to come and join with them.
It was mostly for fun and a little bit because
of the fact that their elevators didn’t quite
reach the top floor. B u t oh well, as I heard it it
was a butt-freezing good time; and it was
christened M ud B ow l '83. Then everyone
agreed that they’d “ see y’all next year."
Here it is 1984 and the invitation is ou t
Those good ole folks from Cassady’s in
Eugene are again trying to prove that there’s
no end to what some people will do for fun.
I have it from a close inside source that this
year’s event will be even bigger and better
than last year’s. For instance, if the mud ball
field isn’t as wet and muddy as advertised,
they are going to dump water on the field.
Basically, it will be n no-holds-barred con­
test The survivors will go on to the next
round, a free kegger at Cassady’s Tavern
Saturday night I hear these guys are pretty
good ball players, but even better beer
And there is a committee to match visiting
players and fans with lodging for the night A
free dating service! To top it all off, a cere­
mony hosted by everyone’s favorites, the
Cassadettes! Oh, my happy hangover.
So get your calendar off the wall and circle
the weekend of February 11 and 12. Do
a tew pusn-ups and jog around tne Diock
once or twice; scrape the mud off the m itt
and find a ball, any ball. A little throwing and a
little catching and you’re out of breath al­
ready, so don’t worry about the softball. We ll
be finding out who the best beer drinkers are,
Where has all
the money
by D iana Plunkett
Does it seem like you are making more
and taking home less? Now may be the time
to take advantage of a different method of
com puting tax called income averaging. If
your averageable income for 1983 is over
$3,000 more than 120% of your average in­
come for the four preceding years you might
be eligible to use this special tool to help ease
the tax bite for 1983.
Income averaging allows an individual with
an unusually high income to compute their
tax under a method which has the effect as a
four-year spreadback of the income above
his average. For example, a single individual
with $30,000 taxable income in 1983 would
have a federal tax liability of $6,477. If that
individual had a taxable income of $ 10,000 in
1979, $12,000 in 1980, $14,000 in 1981, and
$17,000 in 1982, he or she would benefit
from income averaging. Under the income
averaging method of computing tax, the indi­
vidual would then have a federal tax liability of
$5,704 — a federal tax savings of $773.
Income averaging is not a one time shot
and should be used as many times as it will
benefit you. By taking advantage of the tax
laws you can Save Tax Dollars$$$.
Just Out January 6-January 20