Capricorns are often labeled as workaholics; they’re always working towards a goal, and nothing will thwart them from making accomplishments. This quality greatly impacted the life and art practice of the Capricorn
in both positive and negative ways.
Once Hesse discovered her artistic talents, there was no turning back. At first, she worked in the medium of painting, but later on, she created sculptures from toxic materials like resin, fiberglass, and synthetic plastics. Many believe her use of these materials, without preventative measures to protect her health, contributed to her early death at the age of 34. Regardless of whether or not this is true, Hesse’s fearless use of unusual materials highlights her determination to access whatever means necessary to make her work.
Since Capricorns tend to look towards the future, it’s easy for them to get caught up in anxiety about the years ahead, rather than the present moment. Because of these tendencies, it’s important for Capricorns to practice letting go of their work efforts every now and then to focus on themselves and their loved ones. As Hesse wrote in one of her diaries: “I might just have to believe in me more before working will mean something.”