Capricorn Horoscope- the Sea Goat
December 22nd to January 20th
The horoscope sign Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is symbolized by the sea goat. The ancient Greeks connected goats with climbing. The fish tail it has symbolized the winter rains. The Greeks also considered this constellation to be the “Gateway of the gods” and this is where dead men’s souls passed after death. The Greeks related the sign to the horned god Pan. Pan encountered the beast Typhon and while attempting to get away, he turned his lower half into a fish so he could swim away safely.
Capricorn is the third of the Earth Signs making them down to earth realists. Security and dependability are their mainstays. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is the planet that gives us our personal ethics, self control, patience, self discipline and the perseverance and determination to overcome obstacles and hardships. These obstacles allow us to grow and makes us strong. Capricorn is ruled by the Tenth House called the House of Occupation and Calling.
They are also one of the Cardinal signs which means they don’t wait around for others to take action. Capricorns are the probably the most ambitious, stable and serious of all the signs. Their ambition drives them to achieve and they aren’t afraid to work hard to achieve their goals. With their eyes always focused on their goals, the tenacious goat climbs its unwavering ascent into getting ahead and not faltering along the way.
Capricorn Birthstone / January Birthstone
Capricorn Traits and Capricorn Personality
Capricorns are intelligent and hard working but they lack social graces and charm. They don’t like experimenting with new things being too orthodox in their views and they don’t like taking risks, but sometimes in life we all need to take risks. Capricorns should be more willing to take risks or they may find that progress and growth will leave them far behind.
Both Capricorn and Leo are the power signs but each assumes power differently. Leo with their regal bearing, compassion and elegance assumes power naturally while Capricorn assumes power out of a sense of duty. They are also better managers and administrators than Leos are. They are good organizers and are conscientious, patient, industrious and sedulous workers. They set very high standards for themselves and once they set their minds to doing something, they will see it through to the end long after other signs will give up.
Yet while they set high standards for themselves, they expect others to share these same ideals. Others may become resentful of them because Capricorns can be too constrained in their views. The Saturnine influence gives the Capricorn their stern discipline while never letting emotions get in the way. Capricorns have a tendency towards being melancholy and pessimistic and if they are not careful can fall into selfishness and constant worrying and complaining over nothing. Capricorns have good memories with a clear headedness, logic and rationale and they love to engage in debates.
In personal relationships Capricorns are usually very uncomfortable in them. Like Scorpio and Pisces they are difficult to get to know. They take a long time falling in love and are not prone to emotional displays of affection, which, may make them seem like they are unfeeling and indifferent but this is not so. It’s just Capricorns prefer to wait until they know where they stand with the object of their affection before showing affection and love. They prefer a partner that is practical like themselves and like structured and routine relationships. Once Capricorns are married they make faithful spouses but can get jealous.
While they don’t make friends easily, they are extremely loyal to the friends they have.
Look above for your Capricorn horoscope today!