Capricorn
Zodiac Sign

Horoscope Traits of the Goat Star Sign

The Capricorn Characteristics in Astrology

The Capricorn horoscope sign, the Goat, is the tenth sign of the Zodiac in the horoscope. It belongs to the element earth and the cardinal quality. Capricorn is the astrological sign of the achiever, the one who struggles to reach concrete results, even when it takes a lot of effort and time. It’s a doer, with little patience for pure theory.

Capricorn, the Goat, is the tenth sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters Capricorn on or around December 22, at the winter solstice. Capricorn belongs to the element earth, its quality is cardinal and its charge is negative. Its Ruler is Saturn, the stern planet of tradition and duty, and Mars exalts in it. Capricorn’s motto is: “I use.”

In the horoscope chart, Capricorn brings ambition and a constructive drive to planets or Houses therein.

Capricorn the Achiever

The Capricorn Zodiac sign is the leading earth sign of the horoscope, and earth is mainly about the concrete and material. To any earth sign, talking or thinking is not enough. Without results in the real world, nothing has happened. The Capricorn horoscope sign is prepared to do the miles to make that come true.

A biblical symbol of grand human ambition: The Tower of Babel, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1563.

A keyword for the Capricorn Zodiac sign in the horoscope is ambition. It’s the sign of erecting buildings, bridges, and any other structure of significance, making society function and improve. The Capricorn horoscope sign is never satisfied with what is, but needs to utilize existing resources to accomplish a grander tomorrow. Anything else would be like sleeping. Capricorn has little time for sleep.

Saturn, the ruler of the Capricorn Zodiac sign in the horoscope, is a demanding master, and Capricorn is an astrological sign that expects nothing less. Life is an opportunity that should be taken full advantage of, and no Capricorn is pleased with anything else than leaving the world in a much different shape than from what existed when entered. It’s all about making something out of it.

Those with Capricorn as their horoscope Zodiac sign are born with the sun in it, between December 22 and January 20. For much more about the Capricorn Zodiac sign influence in the horoscope, see the links in the menu to the left and below.

Capricorn

English name: The Sea-Goat

Element / Quality: Earth / Cardinal

Ruler / Exalting: Saturn / Mars

Keyword: Ambition

Motto: “I use.”

Character: Achiever

Sun sign dates: December 22 – January 20

Archetype: The Builder

Capricorn Horoscope Traits

The Capricorn star sign begins in December when the winter is at its darkest, but heading towards increasing daylight. Still, the temperature keeps dropping. In the horoscope, Capricorn is the Zodiac sign with traits of the tireless achiever, with the stamina to overcome any obstacle on the way. The Capricorn horoscope sign has mighty ambitions with all aspects of life, and the persistence necessary.

Capricorn Star Sign

Those who have Capricorn as their star sign are born when the sun was in Capricorn, normally December 22 – January 20 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also – more accurately – called the sun sign.

The sun in your horoscope is your natural self – what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It’s your basic drive, a character more or less evident in all you do and all you are.

The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but it’s not the only thing describing your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a complete astrological description of yourself. But here you find what can be said in general about the Capricorn Horoscope Traits, based only on the sun’s position.

Capricorn Gets Things Done

If your star sign is Capricorn, you are a person with a drive, with the energy to reach results whatever you do. Capricorn wants to drag things to completion. Capricorn has the ability to accomplish concrete results, even when the initial ideas may have seemed vague or even unrealistic. The result might not be all that was imagined in the beginning, but it is there, and it is real.

Capricorn has ambition and the perseverance to realize most of the goals. What you start you want to finish, although that often means a lot of hard work. For Capricorn, the satisfaction is in the completion.

Capricorn’s world view is fundamentally materialistic. What exists is what you can touch and do something with. That’s where Capricorn focuses. The stuff that dreams are made of rarely dazzles Capricorn. Others might find that a bit tedious, but they have to admire the results you’re able to get in the world as you know it.

You don’t mind company in the great projects you want to undertake, but you have to lead them. That’s usually the case, even if it’s not always evident in titles. Whatever the circumstances, Capricorn is usually in charge when something needs to be done.

Capricorn, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.

Three Different Capricorn

A Zodiac sign doesn’t give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.

If you were born at the end of December, the sun is in the beginning of Capricorn. That means you’re very ambitious indeed, and you complete whatever you begin, no matter how much of an effort it takes. You can be quite demanding to others, too. Since this part of the sign is the cardinal one and Capricorn’s quality is cardinal, people born with the sun here are the most typical Capricorn, its traits showing strongly and clearly.

If you were born in the beginning of January, the sun is in the middle of Capricorn. Then you have great perseverance. You know that in the long run, anything can be accomplished, so you’re in no hurry – but your goals are set.

If you were born in the middle of January, the sun is at the end of Capricorn. Then you have a tendency to be impatient and take on tasks that may be too much even for you. Occasionally – actually quite regularly – you push yourself too much. You’re also frustrated at times, because you don’t always get the leading role you’re convinced that you deserve.

The star constellation Capricorn, represented by a sea-goat, the mythological animal. Illustration from Firmamentum, by Hevelius 1690.

Capricorn’s Father in the Horoscope

The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Capricorn traits reveal something about the characteristics of your relationship with your father.

If you have the sun in Capricorn, your relation to your father is one of mutually high demands. You expect a lot of each other. There is respect, but also intolerance if the demands are not met. There can also be some rivalry about authority. Your father demands to be obeyed, and it happens that you do the same. When your aims are not the same, there can be a noisy and lasting battle of wills, but when you agree on something to accomplish together, you can be very efficient and cooperate wonderfully to reach results. It is when you do things together that you enjoy each other’s company the most.

Capricorn Compatibility

The Capricorn horoscope sign, the achiever, belongs to the element earth, which is that of material things and concrete action. So do Taurus and Virgo, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Capricorn is particularly compatible with them – they need to agree on common goals. Nor for that matter is the Capricorn Zodiac sign always incompatible with, say, the air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, although they are quite different.

All the astrological traits of each Zodiac sign have to be considered when examining their compatibility. Click the header to read more about what it means to the Capricorn horoscope sign.

Capricorn 2017 Horoscope Forecast

By observing the movements of the planets, astrology can reveal certain things about what will happen to you during the year – at least some of the most significant events. Click the header to get to the astrological forecasts for the Capricorn Zodiac sign in 2017. You will also find links to the forecasts for previous years.

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Capricorn Sexuality

The horoscope also reveals what your sex life is like. That’s not only done by your Zodiac sun sign, but it does give some general indications. Click the header to see what astrology has to say about the sexuality and sexual preferences of those who are born in the Capricorn Zodiac sign.

Zodiac Sign Meanings

Your horoscope Zodiac sign is where the sun was at the time of your birth. That’s why it’s called your Sun Sign. It’s also called Star Sign, because of the stellar constellation it represents. Click the header to read more about the twelve Zodiac signs and what they tell about personality traits.

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