Capricorn examines her stars for a week

January 21, 2021 — by Amanda Zhu

Some predictions hold true while others miss the mark.

To Gen Z-ers, zodiac signs are a big deal; they play a role in friendships, relationships and other life changing decisions. But to be honest, I never really knew what my sign — Capricorn — meant until recently. So I made it my mission to try to live all aspects of my life as a true Capricorn for a week. 

Before my week began, I had to do some research. I learned everything about my sign: strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. 

The website said that Capricorns like to camp or hike. Despite being an earth sign, I’m not a fan of camping — I’ve never really done it before and don’t think I would ever want to. 

Instead, I went hiking with my family. We went to Sanborn County Park twice and hiked on different trails, which I surprisingly found relaxing and stress relieving. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve decided to incorporate hiking into my weekly routine. 

Hiking with my family also tied into the supposed hobbies of Capricorns. One of them was spending time and talking with family, which recently I’ve gotten the chance to do a lot of. Another activity was cooking, which I have also been doing often with my family.

Next, I saw that Capricorns are supposed to enjoy manicures. Because so many businesses are closed right now, I decided to paint my nails at home alone. Even though it wasn’t a very significant change, it gave me something to do and was a nice way to pass the time. 

Another apparent pastime I saw was reading, which I was excited about. Ever since I was young, I’ve always enjoyed reading, but I didn’t have much time to read for pleasure as my school workload got harder. But as a senior, I’ve found a lot more free time and I’ve been able to read many more books. 

I got “Jane Eyre” and read it every night before bed, which is definitely a habit that I’m going to continue (even though I can never stop after I start, which ruins my sleep schedule). 

In terms of food, Capricorns are supposed to enjoy coffee and chamomile tea. I began drinking a lot more tea over winter break, although I didn’t feel many differences from it. As for coffee, I didn’t need a website to tell me that I like coffee — I’ve been a regular coffee drinker for years and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. 

As accurate as a lot of the information was, there were also some points that were not entirely accurate. I read that Capricorns should enjoy creating to-do lists and bullet journaling. Unfortunately, bullet journaling is not my forte, and I most likely cannot maintain a long term to-do list to save my life. 

And for the highlight of my week: my power color. Capricorns’ power color is dark blue, which apparently represents “depth of intelligence, and also speaks to the intensity lying below Capricorn’s smooth surface.” 

I decided to incorporate my color in a creative way: my outfits. For the whole week, I wore dark blue colors. I’m not going to lie, it did get pretty exhausting to only pick out blue towards the end of the week, but it was a fun challenge nevertheless.

On the first day, I wore a dark blue crewneck; my second day I wore a blue zip-up hoodie. On Wednesday, I wore a dark blue jean jacket, and on Thursday, I wore blue jeans. For my last day, I wore the iconic Saratoga Falcon sweatpants. 

Following my horoscope for a week has led me to some pastimes and hobbies that I really enjoy, but overall, I still believe that horoscopes should not be as big of a deal as people make them out to be.

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