December 21 - January 20
Capricorn, the tenth Sign of the Zodiac, is all about hard work. Those born
under this Sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office, realizing
that it will likely take a lot of those days to get to the top. That's no
problem, since Capricorns are both ambitious and determined: they will get
there. Life is one big project for these folks, and they adapt to this by
adopting a businesslike approach to most everything they do. Capricorns are
practical as well, taking things one step at a time and being as realistic
and pragmatic as possible. The Capricorn-born are extremely dedicated to
their goals, almost to the point of stubbornness. Boy, those victories sure
smell sweet, though, and that thought alone will keep Capricorns going.
The Goat symbolizes Capricorns, and an apt mascot it is.
Goats love to climb to the top of the mountain, where the
air is clear and fresh. In much the same way, Capricorns
want to get to the top of their chosen field so that they
can reap the benefits of success; namely fame, prestige
and money. Getting to the top isn't always a walk in the
park, however, so it's likely that Goats will ruffle a
few feathers along the way. These folks can indeed be domineering,
even egotistical, on their route to the top. They'll tell
you it's part of being a leader with bright new ideas (in
keeping with the Cardinal Quality assigned to this Sign).
Capricorns are industrious, efficient, organized and won't
make a lot of waves. They are scrupulous with details and
adopt a rather conventional posture in business and in
life. These folks feel best playing it safe, since this
is a fail-safe way to get to the top -- eventually.
Thankfully, Capricorns are patient, too, and are happy
to wait for their ship to come in. The flip side to this
staid behavior is that Goats can become quite unforgiving
of those who aren't as diligent or ambitious as they are.
Capricorns need to remember that they do need allies along
the way, ambitious or otherwise. In any case, once Capricorns
receive the recognition and social status they so fervently
crave, it's likely that all will be forgiven.
Capricorn is ruled by the Planet Saturn. In ancient Roman
mythology, Saturn was the father of many of the gods. Consider
him top dog, if you will, and then you'll see a parallel
to Capricorns. Those born under this Sign also want to
be the top dog, and they're smart enough to know that the
title won't simply be handed to them. Caps are happy to
work for it, and luckily they possess enough discipline
and sense of responsibility to get them there. Capricorns
tend to be mature and are amply blessed with common sense,
two more qualities which help their success-driven endeavors.
With any kind of luck (make that considerable work), Caps
will find themselves on that top step, but they should
also remember those who have helped them on their quest.
They are traditional (but not quite the button-down stiffs
some would suggest) and somewhat inhibited, prompting others
to wonder if they can ever enjoy success and its rarefied
air. Rest assured, these folks will be smiling inside.
The Element associated with Capricorn is Earth. No big
surprise there! Caps are down-to-earth in the sense that
they're not interested in wild ideas or round-the-world
dreams. They would much rather stay put and get to work.
Remember, these are the businesspeople of the Zodiac, so
in their sensible and economical way, they'll get up every
morning and see to it that their job is done to the highest
degree of quality possible. While Caps can occasionally
get a bit materialistic and greedy (they just want a reward
for all their hard work), they are far too dignified and
practical to get carried away. Plus, they love tradition
and reserve and want to appear polite and friendly.
A Capricorn at rest (yes, there is such a thing) enjoys
leisurely sports, like golf and croquet -- so long as they
have a chance to win! Playing with a crew is also nice,
since it brings to mind their beloved workplace. Team colors
for a Capricorn are likely to be earthy brown and khaki,
much like the classic, relaxed slacks they like to wear.
Sporty Caps also need to watch their teeth and knees, and
they shouldn't be too daring, lest they break some bones.
When it comes to love, Capricorns are ever devoted and
never emotive. For more about Capricorns in love, click
The great strengths of the Capricorn-born are their willingness
to work hard and their determination to succeed. Their
ambition is boundless, yet they are cautious, responsible
and always play fair. That's why their successes are all
the more sweet.
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