Symbol: capricorn

Polarity: Negative

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Earth

Favorable Colors: Dark green and brown  

Lucky Gem: Onyx

Part of the Body: Bones and teeth

Metal: Silver

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Key Phrase: I use

Opposite Sign: Cancer


Positive Traits

Sense of responsibility; strives to achieve success, is able to work hard and with great perseverance in order to attain his goals. Never neglects obligations. Disciplined, and likes to help others become more disciplined. Overcomes obstacles with patience and dedication. Reliable. Interested in politics.

Negative Traits

Only acts to satisfy material interests. Cold, distanced, rigid. Difficulties in emotional life because of an inability to express feelings. Lives as he thinks “one is supposed to live” instead of taking his true needs into account; this may lead to loneliness, or even depression.


Positive  side

You’re productive, responsible, competitive, and mature. You’re an adult — even as a child. Indeed, Capricorn often has a tough time as a youngster because you’re more serious than most people. You come into your own in adulthood, and you age beautifully. Although there may be occasional dips along the way, it’s a well-recognized phenomenon that the older you get, the happier you become. It’s the miracle of Capricorn.

You’re ambitious. Like the mountain goat that clambers over rocky terrain to reach the summit, you have your eye on a distant peak — and you’ve figured out a strategy for getting there. Patient, industrious, and thrifty, you bravely weather any difficulties you encounter along the way. Society depends on Capricorn because you have the ability to step outside of yourself, to consider the needs of others, and to develop realistic strategies for fulfilling those needs. You’re a natural leader.

Though you may panic internally during times of stress, externally you stay calm. Unlike other signs, you know how to apply self-discipline — and, unlike Virgo, you  can do so without making a fetish of it. Your control is obvious in every cell of your body. You’re cool, reserved, dignified, and authoritative. As an earth sign, you see what  needs to be done and you act expeditiously. And though you often have trouble loosening up, you have that earth-sign sensuality to indulge in. You respond to timeless art, true love, and the pleasures of the kitchen, the bedroom, and the boardroom — up to and including a nice fat investment portfolio. Say what you will, money does provide security.

Negative Side

A natural-born conservative, no matter what your politics may be, you have a plan (and a budget) for everything. Status-conscious and money-minded, you can be fearful, repressed, and pessimistic. You have such a deep sense of purpose that you find it difficult to relax: Taking time off feels like breaking stride to you, and you don’t want to do it. After all, there’s more to be done . . . much more. You’re  frustrated by your slow progress. The truth is that if it weren’t for other people, you’d live on the treadmill. You’re the least spontaneous sign of the zodiac. A little resiliency would lighten your considerable load but it isn’t easy for you to bend.

Here’s another problem: Emotional issues can be threatening to a Capricorn. Even with friends, you’d rather not discuss feelings at all, thank you. No one likes to reveal weakness, but for you it’s especially painful. So you suffer in silence and are prone to denial. Except that sometimes facing the truth is the only way to make things better.

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