Ruler - Saturn
¦ Constellation - The Goat
¦ Element - Earth
¦ Mode - Cardinal
In Capricorn we find one of the strongest and most enduring of all the signs. Capricorns are able to overcome insurmountable odds, stick with something for long and climb higher than their cosmic mates. This comes from their symbol, The Goat
. The easy, gentle plains are not for the mountain Goat
, with grazing on lifes pastures all too boring and mundane. They want to be up on the craggy heights, facing danger and pushing themselves to the limit, in order to find that one piece of foliage, hanging from a crevice or on the side of a cliff. Why do they do it? The same reason a Capricorn does, because they love to push themselves to the limit and look down from the summits and peaks they have conquered, knowing that they did it.
Because of this Capricorns are often very successful in life and It is this quality that has given Capricorn rulership of the career and professional sector in all our charts. In order to be successful in life, we all have to try and be what comes naturally to a Capricorn.
If you look closely at the symbol for Capricorn, you will see that it looks like a V with a tail. That is because the V represents The Goat
s horns and the tail really is a tail, a fishs tail to be exact. Capricorns real symbol is not the mountain Goat
, though he is part mountain goat, it is the sea goat, with the head of a mountain goat and the tail of a fish.
So, while Capricorns are able to climb lifes mountain peaks and succeed, they are also able to plumb the emotional oceans of life and one of the least known qualities about a Capricorn, is how spiritually in tune they are. Many Capricorns have an inexplicable 6th sense that comes from this aspect of their nature.
Capricorn is a very complex and contradictory sign and this comes from it being part Goat
, part fish. The Goat
Fish is a very mythical symbol and over the years has been known as such things as the god of wisdom.
Capricorns are known for their wisdom, common sense, ethics and principles and while this comes mostly from their ruling body, Saturn
, it also comes from a deep sense of knowledge and understanding that comes down through The Goat
Whether It is world events, business or personal matters, Capricorns not only like to get involved, but they like to take a dominant role. Some may see this as controlling, but Capricorns have very firm ideas about what is right and what is wrong and the strength and determination to stand behind those convictions and principles. Because of this Capricorns have always been regarded as leaders and often assume a leadership role.
Capricorn Traits Characteristics
Yet despite all that authority, confidence and worldliness, they are very human and spiritual beings, very much in touch with their own psyche. Again, this is because they are part Goat
, part fish. It is The Goat
aspect we most associate with Capricorn, with their courage, high aspiration and surefootedness, allowing them to survive in any condition. Capricorns are true survivors. Their true gift is being able to play possum. When the going gets tough, they become so still and so focused, that danger passes right by without noticing them.
Capricorn is one of the most powerful signs, often very rigid, but with a lot of patience and strength. Capricorns are so patient because they understand the cycle of time and that everything has its season and you can not rush that. Capricorns know that there are boundaries that you do not cross and that just as nature does, they must bow to lifes cycles. As an Earth sign, Capricorns are practical and have a great sense of truth and of reality. They can see things for what they are and rather than try and change them, are experts at how to work with them.
Capricorns are smart, but as a practical Earth sign, accomplishes things by action, not words. The gift that Capricorns possess, is an awareness that as one thing ends, something else begins or that as one door closes another opens. They are very aware of the natural laws of the universe and they use them to their advantage.
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