capricorn horoscope
Zodiac sign of Capricorn : traits & relationships explained


22 Dec - 19 Jan

The Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and it's represented by the goat. Probably the most stable of signs, their seriousness sometimes actually masks their ambition and drive - whether that's in personal life or in their careers. The capricorn horoscope shows an independence to be present as well as a confidence and calmness that can see them work through problems.

Despite all their drive and aspirations, Capricorns are also very grounded, patient and practical. With regards to making final decisions, whilst they may seem a little cautious, they are simply weighing up all theoptions in order to make sure they invest their time and skills wisely.

Personal traits

In the capricorn horoscope we can see the traits of ambition, independence and discipline and this drive, on the whole, serves them well. Having faith in your own abilities makes them quite self-sufficient and on the outside maybe a little aloof or cold. A downside of the ambition can be the blinkered view that money and power bring and therefore they often marry for these reasons - which actually is more about sureity in life given their continuing ambition.

Capricorns are seen as the loners of the Zodiac due to their goals and their drive in achieving them. They can be known to make everyone, including family, friends and loved ones, feel a little left out in the cold whilst they pursue their goals. This weakness underlies their reputation as the loner.

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Personal relationships :

You may have read that Capricorns are sometimes considered loners - especially in relation to other signs of the Zodiac. This is where their success sometimes clouds their personal life with detriment to relationships. Capricorns can often be uncomfortable with their relationships, and thanks to their cautiousness, put off potential partners when actually they could be a good match.

Having said all of that, they are very loyal friends once the friendship has been cemented. So cross a Capricorn and you may see a wholly different personality - one with venom and bitterness. With a degree of hesitance, Capricorns can make great partners and although sometimes a little jealous, they often marry for life and offer complete support for their partners.

You like You dislike
A purpose
Off the wall ideas
Dead ends
No ambition
Ill discipline

Capricorn Health :

Capricorn is said to be governed by the skin and the bones (the knees in particular) and can therefore be more prone to rheumatism of the joints than those born under the other signs of the zodiac. Generally speaking Capricorn is a particularly hardy character less prone to disease and ill-health than most of the other signs. However, if Capricorn does succumb to a bout of illness their recovery may take longer than usual to manifest.

Due to the fact that Cancer governs the bones, those of this sign would do well to take extra care when indulging in physical activities whether that be energetic activity in the work place or recreationally, such as sports holidays involving skiing or mountaineering and such like. It is difficult to persuade Capricorn to rule themselves out of these types of activities as they have a great love of exercise and of being outdoors whenever possible. Happily Capricorn is of the type that learns from their mistakes and this quality prevents, to a degree at least, the repetition of behaviour which is fraught with physical danger.

As we grow older our bones become weaker and the female Capricorn in particular may suffer from osteoporosis which reduces skeletal strength. In this way Capricorn is more prone to bone breakages later on in life and may need to undergo such surgeries as hip replacement, sometimes more than once. In this way Capricorn is advised to ensure a sensible intake of calcium throughout their life as long as this does not interfere with any medications that have been prescribed by a medical professional.

Capricorn Money/Career :

Due to their qualities of responsibility, honesty and hard work coupled with their uncompromising nature Capricorn makes for an excellent employee at almost any level - but Capricorn particularly excels in the role of a manager. If Capricorn finds that promotion is blocked or impossible due to factors outside of their control they are likely to start up their own business. Tending to think things through thoroughly before they begin rather than merely trying something on the off chance that it may work, Capricorn is usually successful in all those enterprises to which they apply themselves.

Capricorn is usually found to be particularly good at working with figures and so we see Capricorn entering professions concerned with numbers: banking, economics, gambling and so forth.

Long term planning and the ability to see complex and lengthy projects completed with a high degree of dedication and professionalism pose no problem whatsoever to Capricorn and we therefore find members of this sign exceling in civil service roles where such an attitude is crucial to long-term success. Since Capricorn has a love of civic duty and a concern for the welfare of all human beings, this type of career is ideally suited to the Capricorn temperament and all involved benefit from their participation in this area.

Rational and logical about all things in general Capricorn brings these qualities to their approach to money and this more often than not means that Capricorn is more likely to end up wealthy even though, due to their generous spirit, they have little difficulty in sharing whatever comes their way.

Capricorn in Astrology :

Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is symbolised by the Goat, sometimes referred to as the Sea Goat or the Goat Fish. This, according to some, may have a connection with the legend of the God Pan who jumped into the Nile in order to escape the monster Typhon who was pursuing him. The magical waters of the Nile are said to have turned his lower half into a fish while leaving his upper half as a goat.

Capricorn is one of the three Earth signs, the others being Taurus and Virgo. Just like the signs of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces, we find that Capricorn is negative in polarity meaning that they prefer to be self-reliant rather than look outside for help and co-operation. The constellation of Capricorn lies in the Southern skies between those of Sagittarius and Aquarius.

The constellation of Capricorn is often identified with Amalthera, a goat which appears in Greek mythology as being the nursemaid of Zeus, head of the Greek pantheon. The goat Amalthera has a broken horn in these tales and this broken horn became the cornucopia, horn of great plenty which reflects Capricorn's abundant nature.

Ruling planet: Saturn Element: Earth Colour: Dark Green Polar or opposite zodiac sign: Cancer

Useful other Capricorn facts :

Element Earth
Ruling planet Saturn
Ruling animal Goat
Your colour Brown
Star Stone Black Onyx
Favourite foods cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, nuts

Finally some famous (and infamous) Capricorns :

Date Name What they did?
23 December 1918 Helmut Schmidt Politician
25 December 1887 Conrad Hilton Hotels
26 December 1893 Mao Tse Tung Leader
28 December 1954 Denzel Washington Actor
30 December 1865 Rudyard Kipling Writer
2 January 1880 Joseph Stalin Leader
4 January 1643 Isaac Newton Scientist
15 January 1929 Martin Luther King Civil Rights
19 January 1809 Edgar Allen Poe Writer


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