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“Tar sands (also referred to as oil sands) are a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen, a heavy black viscous oil. Tar sands can be mined and processed to extract the oil-rich bitumen, which is then refined into oil. The bitumen in tar sands cannot be pumped from the ground in its natural state; instead tar sand deposits are mined, usually using strip mining or open pit techniques, or the oil is extracted by underground heating with additional upgrading.


Tar sands are mined and processed to generate oil similar to oil pumped from conventional oil wells, but extracting oil from tar sands is more complex than conventional oil recovery. Oil sands recovery processes include extraction and separation systems to separate the bitumen from the clay, sand, and water that make up the tar sands. Bitumen also requires additional upgrading before it can be refined. Because it is so viscous (thick), it also requires dilution with lighter hydrocarbons to make it transportable by pipelines.



Capricorn – The tenth and most ambitious and perservering of the zodiac; driven; constructive; completion; accomplished; efficient; controlled

10th House – The house of career and status; one’s imprint on life

Quality: Cardinal

Element: Earth

Cycle: Universal

Charge: Negative

Motto: I Use

Planet : Saturn

Symbols:  Sea-goat

Colours: Brown; Green; Blue

Flowers: Ivy; Carnation

Birth/Gemstones: Onyx; Quartz

Metal: Lead; Silver

Body: Knees; Skeleton

The Earth-form of Capricorn is hard cold winter grounds or mountains

Positive Traits

Prudent; responsible; realistic; formal; patient; methodical; disciplined; traditional; cautious; conventional; hard-working; perservering; self-reliant; ambitious; conscientious; competent; professional; patient; focussed; honest;

Negative Traits

Career-oriented; business-like; authoritive; rigid; suspicious; status-seeking; demanding; insensitive; inhibited; materialistic; self-serving; cold; domineering; calculating; controlling; lack of emotional depth or tolerance;


Duties and responsibilities; hard work that leads to results; economising; hot simple food; feeling secure; dependability; finantial stability; ambitious mates; making long-term relationship plans; feeling committed

Yare a person with a drive, with the energy to reach results whatever you do. You want to accomplish, to drag things to com­pletion. You have the ability to accomplish concrete results, even when the initial ideas may have seemed vague or even unrealistic. The result might not be all that was imagined in the beginning, but it is there, and it is real. You have ambition, and the perseverence to realize several of your goals. What you start you want to finish, although that often means a lot of hard work. For you, the satisfaction is in the completion.


Incompetence; flightiness; game-playing; dominance; ego displays; extravegance; coarseness; being challenged by a lover;





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