Historically speaking, I’ve been quite embarrassed by many of the performances put in by my fellow Capricorns on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Until Symone took home the crown on Season 13, we goats had one of the worst track records of any sign on the show; only Scorpio natives had fared worse. In fact, the first queen ever sent packing on the show was a Capricorn: Pork Chop. If it wasn’t for Alyssa Edwards, Aja and Ongina, barely any of us have even been invited back for “All Stars.”
That all changed this season when two Capricorn queens entered the Werk Room to compete on “All Stars 6.” And with just a few episodes to go, both of those Capricorn queens have already won the race — even if they haven’t taken home the crown. Ra’Jah O’Hara and Silky Nutmeg Ganache are both going to see their booking fees skyrocket after a stellar run on the show. Even Laganja Estranja, another Capricorn queen, found redemption on Season 6 by performing one of the most memorable lip syncs in Drag Race herstory. No one is denying her star power any more!
While I might not be the biggest fan of Silky’s disheveled drag (something I have in common with stickler-for-details and textbook Virgo Michelle Visage), I do have to give her credit for redeeming herself during the “game within a game” on “All Stars 6.” But the real story for me is Ra’Jah’s transformation from bitchy to beloved. I don’t know if I’ve even seen someone mature so much in such a short time. I should have expected it, though, because Capricorns are the zodiac’s “comeback kids.”
Anyway, I’m going to take some inspiration from my Capricorn queens and try to apply it to my own life. I’ve been creatively bankrupt through much of the pandemic. But just because I hit rock bottom, that doesn’t mean that I can’t climb right back up the mountain. That’s what we goats do. What’s more, I’m at least as agile as Laganja Estranja.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to work on my death drop . . .