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Understand Your Sign Signs: Capricorn

Spirituality | December 31st, 2008 6 Comments

The term Zodiac actually stems from Greek, meaning “Circle of Animals”. It’s also interchangeable with what is known in Western Astrology as a Sun Sign. What effect do these different characters have on you? Well, it can tell you a lot about yourself; help you recognize areas you may need to work on, give you direction towards potential careers, help you understand relationships, and empower you to make changes.

As humans we are the only species on Earth (that we know of) that looks up at the stars and wonders, or tries to consciously seek meaning and better ourselves. Determining and understanding your Sun Sign can give you invaluable insight into how you really work, how you may come across to others, how to better relationships and what you can do to keep healthy.

Look out each month for a new sign and new insight!

Capricorn (The Goat-Fish) Dec 21st – Jan 19th

Capricorn Quick Facts

Strengths: Ability to overcome obstacles
Weakness: Workaholic, not enough play
Colors: Dark brown, navy blue, dark green, charcoal grey and red
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal sign — which tends to make Capricorn restless, initiating changes and focused
Problem areas in body: Joints. Teeth and skin, sensitive skin, allergies and broken bones
Birthstone: Garnet – believed to help protect against accidents and falls
Lucky Stones: Moonstone, white onyx
Lucky Day of the Week: Saturday
Physical Activities: Jogging, running (especially cross country), golf, skating, wrestling, hunting, boxing, martial arts and weight lifting

Capricorn Personality

Capricorns never act their age — they always take the role of adult, even during childhood. It’s always hard to imagine what a Capricorn is thinking at any moment as they are not an emotional sign and rarely display bad tempers. You cannot call a Capricorn melodramatic, actually, they go the other way completely!


Capricorns are on a quest for authority and respect, they set high goals and have high expectations of the people around them. Capricorns are in essence an earth sign so they have stability on their side and oftentimes when they take what would seem reckless chances they are in fact very well thought out and controlled as much as possible. They are entrepreneurs at heart and are best put into a management or leadership position, however they have a tendency to expect others to follow their rules and often the phrase, ”I don’t practice what I preach” comes to mind with this sign. They work best in an environment that is secluded and away from noises and disturbances.

Capricorns are known for overcoming their obstacles; the goat really does fit them because pretty much from birth they work their butts off to make that slow steady climb to the top of the mountain.

They show themselves, much like the ram, to be aggressive, however many Capricorns lack the inner self-confidence which causes them to be defensive when being critiqued or criticized. They consider their emotions to be a weakness and so will work doubly hard to keep them down so that others around them do not sense any fear or uncertainty. Also they will often let their ambitions get the best of them and push everyone else out of the way without another thought.

Being the tenth house or sign of the zodiac explains Capricorn’s preoccupation with that what others think of them. They are constantly seeking respect and approval from all and have a tendency to be overly critical of themselves.

Many Capricorns (which is ruled by Saturn) have a tendency to become materialistic and lose the sense that something else is out there. This is where balance needs to come into play for a Capricorn.

Capricorn Health and Exercise

This sign rules over bones, so they need to be aware of bone diseases, rheumatism and joint problems (the knees are particularly common with Capricorns). Skin issues such as eczema, and psoriasis are also common.

The Capricorn’s need to prove themselves and in turn overworking needs to be balanced with enough play, their tendency to not incorporate enough fun time actually drags them down and can in fact cause their immune systems to fail them. It is not uncommon for Capricorns to have continuous ill feelings and colds. Stomach upsets are also common in this sign when stress becomes too much. There are some great physical activities out there for Capricorn, as they feel best when they are in competition or reaching a goal. They love exercises such as jogging, and running (especially cross country), golf, skating, skiing, wrestling, and boxing. Anything that makes them feel powerful.

Capricorn Relationships

[Each of the twelve signs have potential for love with each other. Other factors are their Mars (desires) and Venus (love) signs, Ascending sign etc. So please do not base your whole relationship on your sun sign!]

Capricorns really gel with: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces. They are interested in the personalities of Aries, Leo and Libra. And although they may want to get along with, the compatibility just isn’t there with Gemini, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Cancers present a sexual attraction but it seems to be more of a lusting than an actual love.

Capricorns are cautious by nature, fearful of rejection and emotional pain. They need to size up their potential mate and really understand how everything ticks before they can even think about going into a relationship. They are more likely to be in a relationship for an extended period of a few years before even thinking about marriage, insecure about the relationship until their mate proves that they will be there no matter what.

When you have a Capricorn mate, you really luck out; they are completely loyal and devoted to you and the relationship. They are not spontaneous personalities and that reflects in their relationships, they bring a steadiness to the romance.

Cap’s are not ones to forgive and forget so you need to be aware of that in a relationship with them. They are very big on protecting themselves and so if hurt in a relationship they will pull away and most often become very vindictive. If you have broken the heart of a Capricorn there will be hell to pay. A lot of the pain coming from the Cap over a break up may stem from their need for a perfect relationship and their over-ambitiousness pursuit of that. They rarely offer second chances for reconciliation, moving right on to the next relationship. However, if married, Capricorns are very cautious and you may not see as many issues in a Cap marriage than in marriages in the other signs.

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