Capricorn Zodiac Sign Guide


Capricorn Zodiac Sun Sign

Capricorn
December 22 - January 19

Sun in Capricorn

Capricorn is the tenth sign of the Western zodiac. Capricorn is an earthy and Cardinal sign, known for bringing a steadying and sensible vibe wherever they go. Pragmatism and discipline are the gifts of the Capricorn zodiac sign. Those born under Capricorn are known for being driven, ambitious people who are more than capable of putting in the effort to reach their lofty goals. Capricorn can be very single-minded when it comes to achievement. They often are very serious and give the impression of being older than they really are. Capricorn's strong work ethic can easily turn them into workaholics if they aren't careful. An emotionally aware Capricorn will keep in mind the why behind their hard work and keep their priorities straight.

People born between December 22 and January 19 are represented by the goat which represents tenacity in the face of a harsh environment. The Capricorn astrological sign falls under the element of Earth and is ruled by Saturn. Capricorn has a pragmatist's view of life, knowing that we just have so much time to accomplish things. They often act as if they don't have a moment to waste. Time is short and their to-do list is long. They can appear gruff to casual acquaintances and maybe a bit of a killjoy. Capricorn doesn't mind being upfront in saying they have no time for foolishness when there's work to be done. But they are people of their word, who are capable of almost superhuman effort to take care of and stand by the people they care for.

Ready to dig deeper into what makes a Capricorn tick? In true Capricorn fashion, let's roll up our sleeves to understand the rich layers of energies, symbols, planetary influences, personality, quirks, and compatibility of this tenacious, grounded energy whose driven personality has a magnetizing power of its own!

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Capricorn Symbolism and Meaning

Capricorn is represented by the goat. The Capricorn symbol meaning is fitting, as the tenacious goat lets nothing get in their way as they navigate harsh terrain to get to the top of the mountain. Goats go it alone -- they don't need the companionship of other goats to reach the summit. Capricorns have laser focus when it comes to their goals, not allowing for any distractions. They know that spot at the top has their name on it and it is only a matter of time before they claim what is rightfully theirs. Though Earth signs have a reputation for moving slowly, nothing on earth can slow down a Capricorn on a mission. The goat is known for knocking down anything foolish enough to stand between them and their way to the top. There's a definite measure of ruthlessness to the Capricorn nature. Those born under the Capricorn astrological sign do not wait for good things to happen; they will them into existence.

"Capricorn's heart is like buried treasure that can only be found with patience." #CapricornQuotes

Capricorn Season, Element, and Mode

Capricorn Season is influenced by its Element, Earth, and its Mode, which is Cardinal. If you are a Capricorn, you'll experience these forces acting directly upon your personality, and if you're not a Capricorn, you'll benefit from the energy of Capricorn Season supporting you in your endeavors.

Capricorn Season

To understand the gifts of Capricorn Season, think about the world in wintertime. The jolliness of the holidays is behind us and we still have a way to go before the warm weather returns. In past times, people would be taking a clear-eyed look at their winter reserves. If resources were especially tight, they'd make any hard decisions necessary for them to survive the last few weeks of barrenness. Capricorns consider themselves realists. No amount of giddy-eyed hope is going to be worth much if there's nothing to eat. It's time to get real, figure out what you need to do, and don't stop until you know the danger has passed.

The message of Capricorn Season is to take stock and make plans which invite disciplined action. It's no wonder Capricorn is the season of New Year's resolutions.

Everyone can benefit from the energy of Capricorn Season, by being extremely honest with yourself about what it is you want out of life. Do you want it bad enough to do the work? How will you know when you've made it? Take the time to journal about your answers to these questions. In Capricorn season, you have the drive of the goat giving you its take no prisoners energy to make the climb towards success.

Capricorn Element

Earth is the solid rock on which anything that hopes to last for a long time is built. Like Earth, Capricorn energy is strong and stable. Earth-bound Capricorn does not have time for nonsense, nor does it suffer fools gladly. Capricorn knows that some things are worth taking seriously and making sacrifices for. It knows what it wants, and it knows how to get it. Capricorn takes great pride in achieving goals that allow them to get a greater amount of stability and power in their lives. It is ambitious, knowing that it's grounded energy can be the foundation on which empires are built. Capricorns like to be rewarded for their hard work and discipline, but they're down to Earth and don't like to brag. The Capricorn element is as hard as stone if you attempt to push them in the slightest, brushing off those attempts as if they were mere gnats.

Capricorn Mode

Capricorn Mode is Cardinal, meaning that the Sun enters Capricorn at the beginning of the season. Cardinal signs are born leaders, initiators, and movers and shakers. Capricorn knows their place is in the front, leading the push towards the goal. People can follow or not, but Capricorn will not be stopped in their drive to make it across the finish line. They have a very hard time slowing down, often secretly worried that there may be one last obstacle they hadn't planned for or some detail they missed. They'd rather plow through unexpected roadblocks early on to make the rest of their climb easier. An emotionally healthy Capricorn trusts in their abilities and doesn't get sidelined when there's work to be done, making them the most driven signs of the zodiac.

Capricorn Ruling Planet

Saturn, the God of the Underworld, is the ruler of Capricorn. Saturn energy is masculine, serious, and intimately involved with finality and hard limits. With Saturn as the ruling planet, Capricorn is very well aware that there are just so many hours in a day, so many days in a year. They often feel like they are in a race with time to get things accomplished and are concerned when they see resources start to diminish. Capricorn doesn't see any point in complaining about the limits but just gets to work seeing how much they can get done within them. They don't count on luck and don't expect help from anyone. Capricorn would call themselves a realist, although it is an easy slide into pessimism for them.

Capricorn Ruling House

The Tenth House of the zodiac represents fame and reputation, the point in midlife where you "arrive" in terms of status and accomplishment, prepared to make your most significant contributions to the world. What are you known for? When your name gets mentioned what mental images do people get? This house is also linked to the idea of career, especially ones we feel a calling or pull towards. What do you feel you were born to do? With the Sun in the Tenth House of Capricorn, it confers on Capricorn a strong mantle of authority, making them capable leaders especially during unfavorable conditions. Capricorn keeps a stiff upper lip and carries on.

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"Everything has a solution, and Capricorn knows where to find one." #CapricornQuotes

Capricorn Traits and Characteristics

All of the astrological factors come together to define the pattern of Capricorn traits and characteristics that make up their personality. While Capricorn characteristics may be expressed in nuanced ways based on common social patterns of gender, the basic construct can be universally applied to understand Capricorn men and Capricorn women alike.

Capricorn Personality

Capricorn traits include being disciplined, hard-working, and focused. They see life as a series of challenges to overcome and are not easily discouraged from achieving their goals. Once Capricorn commits to something, including a relationship, they do not back away from it. Capricorns always have at least one eye on their end game and are amazing planners. They make extremely diligent and responsible employees who always meet their deadlines. You make think their serious nature prevents them from having a passionate relationship, but that just isn't so. Capricorn very much needs a partner they can trust enough to relax around and release their inhibitions with (as much as they are capable of).

Capricorn's personality is distinguished by confidence that hard work is rewarded, actions have consequences, and purposeful determination gets results. In contrast to the blind optimism of Sagittarius, Capricorn's unique brand of optimism is fully prepared and vetted with analysis. It's only when circumstances fail to live up to what Capricorn accepts as the natural laws of cause and effect that their faith is challenged, and they slip into pessimism or depression.

Capricorn appreciates knowledge of the past because it contains lessons that can be applied to the future, which lends a certain level of sentimentality to this sign. They love researching their ancestry and want to leave their own mark upon their family tree. With their reserved and genteel manner, Capricorns easily fit in everywhere, and while they can be a bit status-conscious, they don't like to be flashy or trendy; they'll always opt for quality and refinement.

What Capricorn fears are failure, ruin, and loss of reputation. With a Capricorn zodiac sign as your Sun Sign, you sometimes compensate for your need to succeed by being a workaholic and even ruthless. You understand the consequences of mistakes that drive your need for control. Your Cardinal sign also can make you take some big, but calculated risks if you think the benefits are worth it. Fortunately, you also usually have a strong code of honor you live by, so there are certain lines you will not cross. And your family often ranks very high on your list of priorities, so you do your best to avoid hurting them.

If there's a Capricorn in your life, you know they can appear to be driven, all work and not play at times, and have a strong need to bulldoze through obstacles. Recognize that underneath the crusty exterior is a vulnerable person scared of letting everyone they love down. They need not just support, but appreciation, especially if they don't reach their goals right away. They do not let their softer side show to just anyone. Know that if you do get a glimpse of it, it's a big honor. They are trustworthy people and will always do right by you if you are part of their inner circle. For Capricorn, family is a foundational base to which they are fully committed to protecting and preserving at all costs.

"An unscheduled day can freak Capricorn out." #CapricornQuotes

Capricorn Man

The Capricorn man personality is often very reserved, and not the chatty type. You won't see him at a nightclub unless his friends have dragged him there in an effort to get him to relax a bit. Reserved and conservative, well-mannered and gallant, he relies on tradition to guide him. If you are lucky enough to get him to open up, you'll discover a raucous sense of humor and quick, dry wit. Peel back a few layers, and a few more (actually several; he's quite guarded with his heart) and you'll find that he's a steady, devoted partner who knows that love requires work for both people to be happy. And as everyone knows, Capricorn is not afraid of work.

Because Capricorn is often so laser-focused, you will need to be the one to pursue him, at least until he gets the message that you are interested. Mature Capricorn does not play games and will not stay long with anyone who plays them. He very much wants a committed relationship, but it takes time to win his trust. Once he gives it, Capricorn is an ardent lover, who gives his passion free reign with his partner.

The Capricorn man is a very practical Earthy sign, so he likes a partner who is also steady and isn't given to drama. Creating a stable home for himself and his loved ones is often very important to him. You can read more about the rewards and challenges of Loving a Capricorn Man in this article by Psychic Iris which further describes Capricorn man characteristics.

Capricorn Woman

With Saturn as her ruling planet, the personality traits of the Capricorn woman embody ambition and determination. The Capricorn woman is not expecting Prince Charming to come slay her dragons for her. She already has tamed the dragons herself to do her bidding. She is very independent but also would like a loving partner who isn't intimidated by her drive.

Her true nature is revealed by peeling back the layers of the onion which guard her most vulnerable parts. It takes steady patience and most of all, demonstration of what you're made of to earn her trust. A good sense of humor helps her find a way to smile in the bleakest of situations and find the dark comedy hidden in tragedy. The Capricorn woman will happily commit when she finds someone up to her standards.

Like her male counterpart, the Capricorn woman is always striving towards their next big goal. There is a desire for as nice of a home as she can afford as a way of signaling her success to the world, but she isn't necessarily over fussy about décor, especially if she has bigger things to deal with. Function always trumps form for this practical sign. It does need to be her castle where she can recharge her batteries, and as a creature of habit, she will have her favorite chair, her preferred seat at the table, and other quirky arrangements which she may be a bit territorial about. She enjoys entertaining and will manage every aspect of the event down to the last detail.

Capricorn Strengths

Capricorn strengths are as disciplined and driven individuals, unafraid of the hard work it takes to create something strong and lasting. They have the staying power to complete any task they take on, delivered with a calm, analytical attitude and a streak of perfectionism. You can always rely on a Capricorn to honor their word. They are very picky about who they choose to let into their lives. But once trust is earned, there are loyal. Capricorn is a steadying force when things get hard. They aren't fair-weather friends and they will stand by the people they care about. They always remember important dates and acknowledge them. Capricorn never wants anyone they love to feel let down by them and will work tirelessly to ensure their comfort and safety.

Despite their serious natures, another Capricorn strength is their sense of humor. At times bordering on sarcastic, Capricorn has a quick, dry wit that delivers lines with perfect timing which often catches people off-guard and makes them fun to be around. And they can plan an entertaining event right down to the perfect detail (just don't expect them to be the starring attraction). They are not fazed by pressure or deadlines. They'll cross every "t" and dot every "i", deliver quality results on time and on budget, with modesty and a touch of self-deprecating humor that hides their full confidence in a job well done.

Capricorn Weaknesses

Capricorn's driven personality can have its drawbacks too, often resulting in rigidity, workaholic tendencies, and coldness. Consummate strategists and planners who don't handle change well, having thoroughly researched and analyzed the data and then having carefully decided the best course of action, they have trouble shifting from Plan A to Plan B. Capricorn is the sign most likely to burn out or work themselves into an early grave while pursuing their quest for high achievement. They identify so strongly with their careers that if they lose their job, they risk losing their whole identity. They are often the hardest on themselves when they fail, but the anxiety and depression that can cause can inadvertently spill over on the people they care about.

Another Capricorn weakness is to become so focused on success they take other things for granted. They often will not notice subtle hints that something is wrong until it is too late. That realization often comes with shock and no small amount of depression. Unless the Capricorn is emotionally mature, they will turn the problem inward, brooding instead of talking about it.

They're not among the more tolerant of the zodiac signs and may stubbornly impose their values and expectations on others, especially those who are different, in a detached and moralizing way. They can be judgmental, and for this reason, they hold back and observe others carefully, anticipating that others are likewise judging them. They have a tendency to be controlling and authoritative, and because they hold onto the past, they do not easily forgive and forget. They're used to being right, so they seldom admit it when they're wrong, and their confidence can blind them to even the possibility that they could be wrong. The growth edge for Capricorn is to learn to be more forgiving and vulnerable. The wisdom "When faced with a choice to be right or to be kind, always choose kind" represents an opportunity to learn one of their karmic lessons.

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"Capricorns take themselves very seriously and don't love feeling vulnerable." #CapricornQuotes

Capricorn in a Relationship

To Capricorn, blood is thicker than water, but they treat their closest friends like family. If you are lucky enough to have a Capricorn as a friend, know that a.) they think very highly of you and b.) they are as loyal as they come. Steady Capricorn is drama averse, but they will form a buffer between you and more dramatic individuals if you need the space. It's a stretch to say Capricorn doesn't judge. They do. But they will listen, and since they've already decided that you are a friend, will be there with level-headed advice (and often a plan) to help you out. You'll know you are a very close friend when Capricorn decides it's OK to confide in you when it comes to emotional matters.

Capricorns tend to be traditionalists, insofar as a Capricorn likes to rely on a partner to handle the private sphere while they focus on their career. They also like a partner who will accompany them on work-related events such as conventions or business dinners, who can help break the ice and contribute to their professional success.

As a lover, Capricorn may be reserved in public, but they let their passion show in the bedroom. If they trust you enough to sleep with, they are already very committed to the relationship. Capricorn doesn't stray. Capricorns also get that love is a verb and will take the time and effort needed to keep it strong. Love assets for the Capricorn Sun Sign are fidelity and stability. The love challenges for those born under the Capricorn zodiac sign are taking an overly long time to trust others and getting too wrapped up in work.

Dating a Capricorn

In dating, a Capricorn much prefers that his or her date initiates things. They have zero interest in casual hook-ups, thinking they are a big waste of time. They prefer to save all their passion (and trust) for someone they get to know over time. Capricorns like to be sure they are with someone worth being around for the long haul.

Capricorns talk as much as they listen. Expect a fair amount of their end of the conversation to be about the latest goal they've set for themselves. Watch how their whole posture changes and their face lights when they are especially enthusiastic about it. If Capricorn is excited by something, that means it's deeply important to them. Capricorn likes to know about the things that you are willing to work for too. A Capricorn is loath to establish an emotional connection if you two are too far apart on the things you want. Potential partners don't have to be as driven as they are, but they should at least have their act together and have some things they are working towards. People with skeletons in their closets or a lot of heavy emotional baggage need not apply.

Reserved Capricorn appreciates a partner who is a bit more emotionally demonstrative, capable of supplying some of the romance their sentimental side secretly craves. They often miss subtle cues, so it helps to be extremely direct with them. When Capricorn finally lets down their guard, your heart will melt.

Capricorn's favorite dates include traditional things like a nice dinner or a night out at the movies. Don't try to do anything too avant-garde as that will just irritate them. They are very happy going to a place that's tried and true for them or if they do branch out, someplace with a bit of status or clout to it.

Capricorn Expectations in Relationship

For those born under the Capricorn Sun Sign, love is often part of their long-term goals. They want someone who they can trust enough with their hidden soft spots who is also interested in a committed relationship where both partners work to make the other happy. Capricorn is not going to let their guard down for just anybody so it will take time to overcome their concerns over trust and any accumulated pessimism. But when they do let you in, they are yours for life. Capricorn has no concept of breaking a commitment.

Capricorn is energized by love as expressed by being a good provider. They can be very self-sacrificing to this end and want to know that they are appreciated for this. Despite their generally positive outlook, they can slip into a melancholic brooding, yet they're receptive to humor that draws them out and make them smile. As traditionalists, they frown upon eccentricity and breaking conventions and taboos. Whatever role you've agreed to play in the relationship, stick to the script and never give them a reason to distrust you. In return, you'll be rewarded with a devoted and loyal partner and an excellent provider.

Capricorn and Sex

Capricorn's serious (sometimes dour) exterior belies a very sexual person. Because it takes them a little longer than average to take things to that level, people assume they don't have much interest in carnal relations. But the truth is as an Earth Sign, Capricorn relishes sex and may surprise you with the intensity of their appetite. Blame it on how tightly wound they seem outside the bedroom, but once inside Capricorn seeks a release in a big way. They love to see their lover happy and enjoy pleasing them.

Best Compatibility with Capricorn

Grounded and sensual, the most compatible signs with Capricorn are other Earth Signs -- specifically Taurus and Virgo, and Water Signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio, who nourish the Earth and encourage new growth. The least compatible signs with Capricorn are Fire and Air Signs - Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries. One particularly challenging match is Capricorn and Leo because both are attracted to materialistic success, as well as the opposite personality qualities in one another (Leo's warmth and Capricorn's aloofness). But Capricorn can't give Leo the attention Leo needs, and Leo can't handle Capricorn's sarcastic sense of humor.

Keep in mind that compatibility is driven by more than your Sun Sign and its associated Element and Mode. Knowing where the Ascendant, Moon, and Venus appear in your chart and that of your partner or person of interest can help you understand zodiac combability at a deeper level as these positions can mitigate or overcome incompatibility at the Sun Sign level.

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Capricorn and Capricorn

One Capricorn will always recognize and admire the drive they see in a fellow Capricorn. They never need to explain to each other why a specific goal is so important. Their partner will innately get it. But two workaholics can easily find themselves miles apart from where they started while chasing new goals. And because they think the other one completely understands their drive, they don't have to work as hard on the emotional component of their relationship. Both Capricorns need to be emotionally mature for this to have a future, but they can make it work.

Capricorn Taurus

Capricorn and Taurus

Both signs share a rock-solid work ethic and want nothing more than to set down roots with a settled and steady partner. Taurus is in awe of Capricorn's determination and Capricorn loves that Taurus blend of practicality and sensuality. They are both happy in a slow-moving relationship as well, really getting to know each other. But arguments between them can be the real-life version of the unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. Compromise is a word that comes hard for them both. They need to rely on their mutual love and respect to remind them that some things need to be talked through.

Capricorn Virgo

Capricorn and Virgo

Because they are both such straightforward signs, trust develops quicker than would be expected for them both. They share an aversion to drama and a love for sensible, laid out plans. These two have a lot of mutual respect right from the start, from which they can build on to create a strong, lasting relationship. Neither one of them expects over the top romantic gestures and are fed by all the small loving acts that happen day-to-day. But it's precisely their discomfort with the messiness of emotions where there could be trouble. First, they need to admit they have them. Second, they need to communicate them.

Capricorn Cancer

Capricorn and Cancer

This pairing has the potential to be complete heaven or utter hell. Both of them want the stability and safety of a settled relationship. Both of them put their all into the things that matter most. Cancer will knock themselves out to make Capricorn feel emotionally supported and heard. Capricorn will move heaven and earth to keep Cancer protected and cared for. The sex between the two is breathtaking and divine. But Cancer's mood swings can be a lot for no-drama Capricorn to handle. And Capricorn's squeamishness about sharing emotions isn't going to be helpful. They could easily find themselves in a vicious spiral that brings out their worst traits. Or they can see how amazingly well each brings out the best in each other and buffers their own weak spots.

Capricorn Scorpio

Capricorn and Scorpio

Both of these signs have many layers to them. There's often a fair bit going on under the surface. Scorpio instantly senses the vulnerability behind Capricorn's driven nature and is intrigued by it. Capricorn is also intrigued by Scorpio's depth and isn't intimidated by their intensity. They often share a quirky dark sense of humor that helps break the ice between them. Once Capricorn relaxes enough to trust Scorpio in the bedroom, theirs is a dynamic and intense coupling. But Scorpio can become impatient with Capricorn's reluctance to examine their deeper emotions and motivations while Capricorn could see Scorpio's interest in that as just navel-gazing. They need to learn to respect that they express their intensity in different ways and make the effort to bend a bit to see where their partner is coming from.

Capricorn Pisces

Capricorn and Pisces

The relationship between these two might seem right out of a romantic comedy where the strait-laced protagonist finds their true love in a free-spirited soul. This trope didn't come out of nowhere; this love affair has the potential to be the happy ending both partners are looking for. Pisces shakes off Capricorn's gloomier tendencies, not taking them personally, and often provides the perspective Capricorn needs so they too can move past it. Capricorn provides some needed grounding. They are however different in just enough ways to drive each other crazy if they aren't careful. Both signs need to be realistic about those differences and work on the communication portion of their relationship.

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The Capricorn Parent

As steady, attentive, and involved parents, Capricorn moms and dads are very invested in their children's success. They want to give their children steady roots to grow up into accomplished adults. They take the role of provider very seriously. But sometimes they put too much value on status or success, getting anxious if their child isn't bringing home the best grades, and can be rigid in their expectations.

The Capricorn Mother

Positive qualities of a Capricorn mother are stability, devotion, and putting her kids first. Challenges for the Capricorn mother are a tendency to be inflexible and blunt. A Capricorn Mom will focus all her energy into providing her kids with a comfortable steady life, often sacrificing much to ensure it. She may have a hard time remembering what it was like to be a kid, and struggle to connect with her children emotionally when they are going through the normal highs and lows of childhood.

The Capricorn Father

Positive qualities of the Capricorn father include being a good planner, sincere, and structured. Challenges for the Capricorn father are being rigid, demanding, and often time-crunched: a stern disciplinarian with high expectations, who only sees his children at dinner or as they're being put to bed. He is a dedicated family man who intuitively provides the structure to help his children feel secure. But he doesn't always show his sentimental side and needs to be reminded that his children will benefit by seeing it.

"Capricorns know that love takes work and that it's more than a feeling." #CapricornQuotes

Capricorn Career

Capricorns often excel in whatever career they choose. They often have a reputation for being a relentless worker, able to wrestle the most complicated projects into submission. It usually isn't long before they rise to leadership positions, in which they naturally shine. Capricorn always has an eye to the next big level of achievement. They don't motivate others through charisma, but by setting an example of their expectations, inspiring others to keep up. Not unexpectedly, they excel in business, economics, and banking careers. Capricorn's ambitious nature makes them suited for politics as well.

Capricorn's love of structure might draw them to fields like engineering and architecture. They believe in rules and social order, so a career in civil service, law enforcement, and the judiciary are natural fits with their temperament. Medicine is also a good fit for them as they can handle the work demands well. With a strong aptitude for math and analysis, they may be drawn to fields like data science and insurance. They are among the best financial managers of all the signs and are often found in the COO and CFO roles of large corporations.

A Capricorn with a creative streak may put their love of history to use as a teacher, museum curator, or fine art restoration expert. With their dry wit and sarcastic sense of humor, they could also excel as a comedy scriptwriter.

Capricorn and Money

Capricorns don't have too many problems with earning money, and they would much prefer to earn it than to win it. They are often keenly interested in anything that has to do with finances and have a good idea of how to wisely invest their money and maximize their potential for long term wealth. Capricorn always has a nest egg stashed away and gets nervous if they have to touch it for any reason.

Capricorn likes it when others are aware of how well their ambition has paid off. They like their status symbols but prefer them to be tasteful. Traditional luxury cars, fine watches, and the like hold special appeal to Capricorn. They don't like to spend money heedlessly though and aside from the above-mentioned indulgences they are sensible with their purchases. Their gift-giving tends to run to the practical, because practical gifts are what they appreciate the most.

Capricorn Intuition

Capricorn's sensible nature would probably prefer not to use words like 'intuition' to describe their ability to make very insightful observations and predictions based upon them. But there is something uncanny in their ability to read people and situations to help Capricorn's rise to the top.

Capricorn Health and Wellness

Capricorn is associated with the knees and lower legs, and health concerns often manifest there first. Knee pain and arthritis are common Capricorn complaints. Capricorn is also associated with the bones, nails, and teeth, so take care to keep your bones strong through weight-lifting and a healthy diet. There's also a connection with Capricorn and skin, with stress showing up as breakouts or eczema.

Can Capricorns really relax? Yes, but it isn't easy! When they are finally convinced that they can be more productive if they schedule regular downtime, they'll add it to their routine. Yoga and meditation help them feel more refreshed and help strengthen the mind-body connection, something Capricorn has a tendency to ignore. A walk around their neighborhood is also a simple and inexpensive way for them to relax. Capricorns do enjoy reading though they prefer non-fiction.

On weekends, Capricorn will participate in outdoor activities they feel they can get multiple benefits from. Their concern with time makes them feel like they need to justify an activity if it performs (minimally) a double duty. A walk in a nature center might be a good way to soothe their mind and reconnect with family members. Joining in a jogging, biking, or golf group strengthens their legs and allows them to network with business contacts. Although not as obvious about it as say, a Leo, Capricorns do have a competitive streak and enjoy sports that allow them to indulge in it. They have a hard time accepting physical limitations and tend to power through pain to achieve their fitness goals.

Capricorn Chakra

The Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine, resonates strongly with Capricorn's need to feel stable and secure. An open Root Chakra can help us feel rooted and confident, while a blocked Root Chakra can lead to a nagging feeling of insecurity and low self-esteem.

Capricorn Purpose, Inspiration, and Mantra

As a Cardinal Earth sign, Capricorn wants to initiate things that last. This is why a Capricorn's purpose in life is to lay down solid foundations for things to grow well in the future. Capricorn wants to leave a legacy that grow past the constraints of their own life. Inspiration comes from knowing you have achieved something that stands the test of time. Capricorns who can put their enormous gifts of ambition, focus, and fortitude in the service of humanity have achieved their highest purpose.

Because the flip side of Capricorn nature is a tendency to forget what is really important when they are in relentless pursuit of a goal, a mantra such as "Making time for loving relationships and relaxation feeds my soul" would be a positive reminder of their human need for balance between work and the rest of their life.

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Other Unique Capricorn Facts

Food As a Capricorn, you like what you like and don’t see any reason to switch things up. Whatever you ate growing up is what you like eating now.
Fashion Your wardrobe is composed of sensible, well-made, and timeless classics that will last you for years. You don’t care much about trends and would far rather prefer that your clothes are easy to care for too.
Color-Palette Capricorns prefer having clothing in a palette of neutrals - like navy, taupe, gray, and black - for ease of combining in a way that always looks put together.
Capricorn Luck Capricorns are lucky in spotting situations that have the potential to grow bigger over time.
Halloween Costume If you can get a Capricorn to a Halloween party, they may like dressing like historical figures known for their drive, like Alexander Hamilton, Catherine the Great, and Queen Elizabeth.
Travel Destination If a Capricorn is going to make time in their busy schedule for a vacation, they want to be sure that it will meet their expectations for maximum relaxation. A spa weekend where they can be (hopefully) encouraged to let go of work stresses is optimal. Places with serene and beautiful views, like Angel Falls in Venezuela or Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Japan, also soothe Capricorn’s anxiety-prone soul. They may also enjoy an all-expenses-paid resort or cruise to give them a break from stressing on the details of the trip.
Gifts for Capricorn

Capricorn is moved by practical gifts that show the giver really understands them.

  • Accessories for their planner/planning system
  • Biographies of inspiring figures
  • Items to help with workspace organization
  • Fine quality coffee
  • Understated but high-quality jewelry
  • Classic accessory pieces (wallet, purse, belt)

Capricorn in Your Chart

Moon in Capricorn

Your Moon Sign describes your emotional energies, instinctual reactions, and what you need to feel emotionally complete. If your Moon is in Capricorn, you have a strong desire for achievement and status. Naturally motivated from within, you often feel like you are on an epic mission to succeed. Very often those with their Moon in Capricorn have cast themselves as the scrappy underdog in the mental movie of their life. You may secretly wrestle with anxiety, wondering you if are up to the task and/or depression.

Rising in Capricorn

Your Rising Sign, or Ascendant, describes how you appear to others, as well as how you go about getting what you want. If you're a Capricorn Rising, you may appear to the world as an intense and driven individual with a strong sense of purpose. More emotionally in tune signs might find you cold and hard to get to know. But they will respect the way you protect and care for the things that are important to you and recognize that you are someone who gets things done. There will often be moments asking you to choose between head and heart, and those will be times of great emotional growth for you.

Venus in Capricorn

The position of Venus in your astrological chart describes how you relate to others romantically. The appeal of Venus in Capricorn men and women is in their undying loyalty and commitment to the relationship. If you have Venus in Capricorn in your chart, you may struggle with putting yourself first, giving all your focus to your partner's needs. Allowing yourself to feel vulnerable is incredibly hard, but once you trust is established you respond very passionately.

"I never understood the idea that you're supposed to mellow as you get older. Slowing down isn't something I relate to at all." #CapricornQuotes

What Does Your Astrological Chart Say?

If you're a Libra or have Libra in your astrological chart, you've probably recognized yourself in these descriptions. Now it's time to apply Libra wisdom to your life -- the situations you're facing, the decisions you need to make, and the possibilities yet to be revealed. An astrologer can guide you through all this and more, building on the Libra Awareness you have from reading this guide.

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