|Symbol: the Goat
Quality: Cardinal Sign.
Ruling Planet: Saturn.
Birthstones: Ruby and Turquoise.
Capricorn, a Cardinal-negative-earth sign. As the 10th sign of the zodiac, Capricorns are one of the most determined and ambitious in astrological signs. Capricorns are quietly strong-willed and self-assured. Goat as the symbol of Capricorn, it is said that they will climb their way to the top slowly but surely. They are practical, methodical and highly dependable.
Thoughful and reliable, Capricorns have powerful ambition combined with their excellent work ethic which increase their likelihood of success. Logical and intellectual, most Capricorns from early childhood are self-disciplined, determined, mature, serious and able to persevere in the face of adversity. They tend to work hard and often end up in positions of power. Capricorns are usually very active, they engage in productive activities and do not like to waste their time doing useless things. They like to be busy and have very little tolerance for lazy people.
Capricorns are known to work hard for what they want. Persevering, focussed and wise, they have the knack to do business successfully. Ruled by Saturn, the planet that many astrologers call the grandfather of the Zodiac. Saturn is associated with responsibility and discipline. Capricorn individuals are said to seem reserved or even somewhat cold at times.
Most Capricorns will fulfill their obligations and keep their promises. They are less likely to waste their time than those of other signs and have a very little tolerance for flakiness or unreliability in others. Capricorns have good memories, both for those who have harmed them and those who have helped them. Being honourable by nature, most will repay a good deed with something better or equivalent, and some will repay a bad deed with revenge.
Being one of the most stable sign, Capricorn never losing sight of his goals regardless of how many obstacles are in the way. As a career-oriented, Capricorns are often devoted to their career, and seems to be surrounded by an air of melancholy and seriousness. Hard and stiff, they don't get excited easily. Traditional and conventional, they dont really like new or sudden changes of things or ideas. Ask them about your new idea and they would tell you whether it makes sense or not.
Capricorns tend to be very hard on themselves, as a result, they often suffer from low-esteem. If they are not careful, this tendency toward negativity can become full-blown depression. What they need is a little leeway for themselves and they should not expect perfection all the time. They are also prone to anxiety, this combined with tendency toward cleanliness can many cases manifest as a germ phobia.
Capricorn people are good at earning money, they like to save money and make prudent investments. Capricorns can be ruthless in order to achieve their goals. If they are not careful, their perfectionist natures can lead to obsessive-compulsive behaviours.
Capricorns have an excellent sense of humour and can be over-conventional, they dont really like new things or changes and more comfortable with what has been proven reliable over time. Most of them have a strong streak of self-consciousness and a deep fear of public humiliation. They dont show their emotion easily and when they are feeling low or anxious, others rarely know it. They find it hard to open up to others and because of this they have difficulty establishing deep relationships, but when they do they tend to be very loyal, trustworthy and reliable friends.
Because they are traditionalists, Capricorn man and woman will also be inclined to long courtships. It takes time for them to develop intimate relationships. Their partner can find them rather quiet ,not romantic and unspontaneous, and although this may be the case, they are normally loyal and responsible as regards family life.
Most Capricorn people will go through more than usual amount of hardship, and this bulk of hard karma tends to occur in the first half of their life as if this is the preferred way so that the Capricorns can get it all over with at once and then move on to better times in the second half. Because of this trend, Capricorns have a tendency to age in reverse, as they grow older they look younger than their biological age and becoming more youthful and laid back when reaching middle age and beyond. Capricorns are also called as the old souls of the zodiac. A young Capricorn looks older and more mature than his/her peers.