capricorn Zodiac Sign


Time Period: December 22 – January 21

Element: Earth

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Quality: Cardinal

Symbol: Sea-Goat

Lucky Color: Black, Indigo

Lucky Flower: Carnation, Ivy

Phrase: “I enjoy…”

Birthstone: Garnet, Ruby, Agate, Black Onyx

Capricorn Eminent Personalities: Stephen Hawking, Tiger Woods, Elvis Presley, Muhammed Ali, Bradley Cooper

About Capricorn

The name Capricorn is a Latin version of the Greek name for the sign, which meant, in their language “The Goat Horned”. Most of us who study the ways of the ancients immediately think “Goat-Horned what?” or immediately jump to the importance of Pan in the old myths, many of which are lost to antiquity. One that has survived is about how he turned himself into an aquatic creature, from which the common image we see of a Goat with a fishes‟ tail comes about. All of this to say that from the depths of the sea to the tops of the mountains, there are few beings on earth as certain, as ambitious, as true and as misunderstood as you are, Capricorn.

One aspect of Capricorn that is misunderstood has to do with their virility and physical nature. Many books talk about how Capricorn is short and crooked in some way, as if the typical example of the sign was Quasimodo. Not so. Capricorns often are somewhat weaker than their peers as children, but get stronger as time goes by, and when you reach old age, you usually best those much younger than you in many ways.

What these older books should have focused on is that Capricorn is more aware of its mortality than any of the other eleven signs. This is why Capricorn children become adults before they reach puberty, and the lust for achievement is so strong in your sign mates. Capricorn is headed for the top, and consciously. Some students of Zodiac lore think that Capricorns invented the entire concept of the “career ladder”. Why not a “career road”or a “career waterway?” Take a look and see who climbs - that‟s right, the Mountain Goat.

Not only are you headed for the top, you are headed there at a steady and sure pace. There is no question about it, in any contest of will and determination, Capricorn wins. Some of the old fables, like the Tortoise and the Hare could have been called the Capricorn and the Aries, because, for all intents and purposes, that‟s how you work.

Determined and hard working, you are considered reliable by your peers and superiors (if you have any), and because of this, sometimes others lean on you for support in their times of crisis. Not that you are stingy, but, thanks to your planet, Saturn, it is somehow easier for you to say “no” than it is for any of the other Zodiac signs, and this is a good thing. Your philosophy is that the earth is abundant and provides for all who are ready to go get what‟s out there. Of course you are not so cruel as to deny help to those who really need it, but you can tell whether someone is asking for what they need or what they want. To be fooled or scammed out of money or property is almost like being wounded in battle to you, so you tend to be on guard at all times. Being dependent on another is the equivalent of being a prisoner to you, so you will do everything in your power to make sure that you have resources to depend on that are yours, and not subject to the whims or mismanagement of another. The Capricorn without a foundation is sad indeed, because the basic human need that dominates your character is certainty, the knowledge that you can depend on what you see before you.

Capricorns are not the carefree party types. The social gatherings or groups you attend are those that offer the opportunity to advance yourself in some way: events with clients or bosses, self-improvement seminars and retreats and the like. It could be said that your social life is driven by your ambitions, and even when it comes to marriage, your choice in a mate falls right in line. You are far from being the kind of emotional mercenary that is depicted in bad books on astrology, but you are not one to toss your ambition under the bus. Your idea is that it‟s just as easy to fall in love with the partner in the law firm as it is for one of the paralegals.

With all this, it may seem that Capricorns are hard-nosed materialists, but this is not true. Any list of Capricorn notables will show you just how many beautiful gifts have been given to the world by your sign-mates, who, from the mountaintop, have a vast and unique perspective.

We all have our ups and downs, and negatives sides for all our positive traits. The most important thing is that we keep our minds on our goals and our hearts on the things that we feel happy with, so that we can learn what it is that we really care about, and what gives us a sense of purpose. Once we‟ve gotten a little self-knowledge, there will be a change in every aspect of our lives, especially our love lives, for the better


Being ruled by Saturn means responsibility is your middle name. That is your focus in life, and it can come off as cold and stoic at times. When you are met with responsibilities, you meet them almost better than anyone. The people that love you can count on you through anything because of this drive to be responsible. You’re there for people to lean on, offering sympathy and understanding. You can always come up with a plan to get someone back up and running again, and you expect little in return. Some see this as being cold and materialistic. It’s really just a good dose of earthy practicality. Your strong sense of discipline drives you, and you aren’t known to take risks because of that. You would never risk your family’s fortune for a few short lived laughs, and you take charge of what needs to get done because you know your family’s success depends on it. And you usually win as a result, even if you aren’t the most emotional crayon in the box.


The same tenacity that can make you appear cold and uncaring to others is also an asset when it comes to your working life. You don’t take work personally. For you, it’s just business. You were born to do, to achieve, and to be the best you can be. You can manage your time well, and you’re capable of organizing others and leading. You can see what you want, and then with practicality, create a vision of how to attain it. You’re very good at looking at long-term goals, and then working backwards to the here and now so that you have a plan of how to reach your success. Cardinal Caps are often the CEO’s of the world. You lead, you initiate projects, and you are very skilled at managing teams. In the business world, on Wall Street, or running your own company are all things you would do well at. If your family has any complaints about your job, it’s that they don’t see enough of you because of it. Learn the skill of delegating and take a vacation with them once in awhile, that’s what all that money you are working for is for anyway.

Love & Relationships

As the Cardinal Earth Sign, your best qualities in love are that you are great at starting relationships and sticking to them for the long haul. You are very real and grounded in your relationships, and take things and your lovers at face value. Because you are so real and

grounded however, you aren’t often described as the emotional party in relationships. You can even come off as a little cold at times. It’s not that you are unfeeling, but being ruled by Saturn and a Cardinal Earth Sign, responsibilities are your priority in life over lovey dovey conversations. When you love someone, you are absolutely committed and you seek partners that are marriage minded. But you don’t get too caught up in woo or romance, you would rather spend the time and energy making sure your relationships are well taken care of financially. You also provide security to your partners in all forms,

but could stand to have a few more emotional heart to hearts on occasion.


Want to find out how compatible Capricorn’s are with other zodiac signs when it comes to love and relationships?

Element - Earth Sign

Astrology can reveal a lot, but there’s much more to it than what Sun sign you are. At the very heart of astrology—and of tarot, palmistry, sacred geometry, even ceremonies, and rituals—are the four elements.These are Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. If you think about it, we need these four elements—all of them—in order to survive on the planet. We heat and cook and purge with fire. We grow things in the Earth; it is the foundation of our existence, and we return to it when our life has ended.

We need water to survive; it grows the plants of the earth and quenches our thirst; our bodies are approximately 60% water, and the Earth itself is approximately 70% water. We need air to breathe. Even our words are given life by our breath when we speak them out loud.

So, you can see, the elements are very important indeed!If you were born a Taurus, a Virgo, or a Capricorn, then you were born an earth sign. See if you recognize yourself in these points.
Of course, not all earth signs are going to behave the same. Even two different Capricorns can be very different from each other, because of the way that the rest of their planets fall. Remember, the Sun sign is only one part of astrology! There’s so much more to discover.

  • You’re gregarious grounded and usually dependable.
  • You’re practical and ‘down to earth.’
  • You err on the side of caution.
  • You enjoy creating, whether it is making a comfortable home, or doing a good job.
  • You like material goods and creature comforts.
  • You feel a strong sense of duty.
  • You take your responsibilities seriously.
  • You tend to be conservative in your approach to life.
  • You appreciate good food and pleasant surroundings.
  • You’re usually logical and reasonable.
  • You may be too focused on your possessions.
  • You sometimes forget to consider the feelings of others.
  • You tend to be goal oriented, rather than enjoying the path to reaching that goal.

The Quadruplicities

Even though all earth signs are going to be very similar, there’s a lot of difference between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are four elements ­­Fire, Earth, Air, Water ­­there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.

Here are the qualities of the Cardinal quadruplicity. This quality is active. It’s the ‘get up and go’ of the zodiac. Do you relate to any of these?

  • You’re an instigator of ideas.
  • You’re good at coming up with new ideas.
  • You have a willingness to take the lead.
  • You’re assertive, sometimes even aggressive.
  • You’re energetic.
  • You’re enterprising.
  • You’re outgoing.
  • You aren’t afraid to take risks.
  • You often act on impulse.

Earth Element - Capricorn

As a Capricorn, you’re not one to seek fame and fortune, although you’re the first to embrace it

if it comes your way. You’re happy fitting in with the crows, and you’re not one to make waves or do things all in a hurry. There’s a somberness about you, as if you’re carrying some secret from the past; and if you are, you’ll take that secret to your grave rather than break a confidence.

You’re pretty good at taking life in your stride, but if someone wrongs you, you’re not going to forget in a hurry. You can forgive, but you’ll never see that person in quite the same way again. You’re persistent at getting what you want, and you’re very goal oriented. You like tradition, and you follow convention. It’s rare that you get a wild hair to be a maverick, but when you do, it’s usually very entertaining for all who are involved!

You’re quite romantic at heart, but you won’t be ruled by your emotions and public displays of affection make you uneasy. You are very passionate at the appropriate time and with the appropriate person, but because it takes someone special to melt your heart, you may have an undeserved reputation for being cold and aloof. Just like anything else in your life, you take your time and you’re persistent­­ and that can make you awesome when it comes to intimacy.

On the whole you go through your life fairly contented and unruffled. Of course there are going to be challenges, but they don’t get you down for long. Your emotions don’t usually swing much out of the medium, you mind your own business and don’t really interact much with others unless they invite you so to do. You’re quite content with your own home and family, and your needs aren’t extravagant or costly. It’s easy for others to depend on you, and love you dearly once they get to know you.

Here are how some of your main personality traits are expressed.

  • You’re reserved and don’t seek attention.
  • You find it easy to fit in.
  • You respect tradition.
  • You take life in your stride.
  • You have goals and know what you need to do to achieve them.
  • You appreciate conventionality.
  • You are romantic.
  • You are practical.
  • You are usually content with what life gives you.
  • You respect other people’s experience and try to learn from it.
  • You do not give unsolicited advice to others.
  • You mind your own business.
  • You can keep secrets.
  • You are reliable and dependable.
  • You take your responsibilities seriously.
  • You like to take control of the situation.
  • You don’t seek leadership, but you are a good leader when it comes to you.
  • You’re a realist.

Of course, you too have your challenges, things that you’re here to learn to overcome in this lifetime.

  • You’re fairly unimaginative.
  • It’s hard for you to daydream.
  • You won’t be hurried.
  • You are stubborn
  • You don’t like intense displays of emotion, positive or negative.
  • You can be harsh in your opinions.
  • Once you’ve made up your mind about something you can be loathe to change it.
  • You can be intolerant of people who don’t see things your way.
  • You hold grudges.
  • It’s hard for you to forgive.

The Capricorn Man

  • Capricorn men are patient and determined.
  • Capricorn men are ambitious.
  • Capricorn men are romantic.
  • Capricorn men show their affection by providing for your loved ones, rather than in superficial acts or words.
  • Capricorn men have big dreams about what they want, but have trouble expressing them.
  • Capricorn men are good providers.
  • Capricorn men are goal­oriented.
  • Capricorn men mellow with age.
  • Capricorn men are loyal.
  • Capricorn men are sincere.
  • Capricorn men are thoughtful.
  • Capricorn men are devoted.
  • Capricorn men are loyal.
  • Capricorn men have trouble expressing their feelings.
  • Capricorn men don’t know how to accept or give compliments.
  • Capricorn men get embarrassed easily but you rarely show it.
  • Capricorn men are not comfortable with romantic gestures.
  • Capricorn men demand respect from others.
  • Capricorn men are unlikely to give people second chances.
  • Capricorn men can come across as dour or surly.
  • Capricorn men are not afraid to tell others when they’re wrong.
  • Capricorn men have difficulty apologizing.
  • Capricorn men have difficulty forgiving
  • Capricorn men can be very materialistic.

The Capricorn Woman

  • Sagittarius women easily attract attention.
  • Capricorn women seek security and authority.
  • Capricorn women want recognition.
  • Capricorn women are willing to take many different paths to success.
  • Capricorn women are determined.
  • Capricorn women are subtle.
  • Capricorn women seek respect.
  • Capricorn women have good manners.
  • Capricorn women honor traditional ways.
  • Capricorn women need to feel appreciated.
  • Capricorn women set achievable goals.
  • Capricorn women are honest.
  • Capricorn women are devoted to their family
  • Capricorn women willingly give your support to their loved ones.
  • Capricorn women don’t handle criticism well.
  • Capricorn women have a hard time opening up about their feelings.
  • Capricorn women are prone to mood swings but rarely show it.
  • Capricorn women can take things too literally.
  • Capricorn women are pedantic.
  • Capricorn women won’t tolerate dishonesty, disrespect, or disloyalty.

The Capricorn Child

  • Capricorn children seem wise beyond their years.
  • Capricorn children rarely appreciate baby talk.
  • Capricorn children are determined.
  • Capricorn children are not prone to temper tantrums.
  • Capricorn children are patient.
  • Capricorn children are tenacious.
  • Capricorn children are organized.
  • Capricorn children will express disapproval very clearly.
  • Capricorn children role­play in their games.
  • Capricorn children are modest.
  • Capricorn children have good manners.
  • Capricorn children have an earthy sense of humor.
  • Capricorn children are patient.
  • Capricorn children can take care of themselves.
  • Capricorn children learn manners easily.
  • Capricorn children are helpful.
  • Capricorn children like to stay close to home.
  • Capricorn children are respectful.
  • Capricorn children can hold grudges.
  • Capricorn children don’t share their feelings easily.
  • Capricorn children learn things in their own time.
  • Capricorn children aren’t open about their crushes and infatuations.
  • Capricorn children will plot revenge on those who’ve wronged them.

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