What’s your horoscope, Capricorn? The two words that represent you most are: “I Use”.
You are well-grounded and responsible, but your ambition and drive ensure that you are striving for bigger and better things. You set a goal and work hard to acheive it, but be careful not to allow your lack of confidence to stand in your way!
So, who are you really, Capricorn? With whom are you compatible?
Here you will find everything you need to know about Capricorn and links to Capricorn horoscopes.
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So, really…who are you, Capricorn, and what do the stars predict for you?
Stop! Are you sure you are a Capricorn?
Born on the cusp?
If you were born on the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. In the year I was born the sun moved into the next star sign, just two hours before my birth.
Are you absolutely sure that you are a Capricorn? Or are you really a Sagittarius or an Aquarius?
If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie around the 21st December or 21st January) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: Cusp Signs
Introducing Capricorn – “I Use”
December 22 – January 20
Capricorn is the tenth Sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph) represents the Seagoat, with the body of a horned goat and the tail of a fish.
In Western Astrology, Capricorn is considered a “feminine”, negative and introvert sign along with the other five even-numbered signs of the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Capricorn lies in the area of the sky called The Sea and is a very small, dimly lit constellation. The planet Neptune lies within Capricorn.
The Story of Capricorn the Seagoat
The Constellation of Capricorn
The symbol of Capricorn is the Seagoat, a hybrid of mountain goat on the top and fish tail on the bottom.
There are confusing and conflicting stories in the mythology behind the Capricorn constellation, but the most well known story today involves the giant Kronos from Greek mythology, known as the Father-God of all the other gods.
Legend says that Kronos was worried he would be challenged by his children, the same way he defeated his own father. In order to prevent this, he ate each of his children born to him through Rhea. These children included Hestia, Demeter, Hades, Poseidon and Hera, all well-known in Greek mythology. When he fathered Zeus, Rhea hid him in a cave to be raised by goat-herders who nursed him with goat’s milk. In another version, he was actually raised by a goat named Amalthea.
Zeus grew to become the legendary god of thunder and lightning. He freed his siblings by demanding his father to expel them from his belly. Later, it is said that he immortalized Amalthea the goat by placing her among the stars as the constellation of Capricorn.
Another version, which explains the Capricorn symbol better, is the story of the god Pan. The legend says that he was the goat god who morphed into a fish after jumping into the sea to avoid being assaulted by Typhon. The part of his body that was below water became a fish, while the top half remained goat.
The Ruling Planet of Capricorn
Capricorn is ruled by the Planet Saturn. In mythology, Saturn is known as the god Kronos, father of Zeus (see The Story of Capricorn the Seagoat above).
Those ruled by Saturn tend to be authoritative, disciplined, responsible, goal-oriented and ambitious.
Saturn is said to lead Capricorns to the achievement of their goals and aspirations.
Famous People Born in Capricorn
Do you have anything in common?
Mary J. Blige
Mary Higgins Clark
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Capricorn is an Earth Sign
Capricorn is an Earth Sign The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally thought to be in harmony with one another.
The Element of Capricorn is “Earth” which it shares and is compatible with Taurus and Virgo.
The Element of Earth symbolizes groundedness and stability, but can cause Capricorn to work too hard and focus too much on material possessions.
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The Qualities of Capricorn
Capricorn’s Quality is Cardinal
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Signs that share a Quality are known to be hostile to one another.
The Quality refers to an individual’s ingrained temperament. They will have unique and prevailing identifying characteristics that remain the same throughout their life. Each of the four Qualities sees the world around them in a different way and their reactions to stimuli vary so that any resulting action will also be different.
The Quality of Capricorn is “Cardinal”
Cardinal signs stand for action and initiative. Capricorns tend to be go-getters and work-a-holics, focusing on achieving worldly success and material wealth.
Capricorn (Earth) shares the Cardinal Quality with Aries (Fire), Libra (Air) and Cancer (Water).
The Positive Side of Capricorn
What’s to love about Capricorn?
Capricorns are ambitious, hard-working and usually achieve their goals. They are excellent to work with because they take initiative and get the job done.
They are disciplined and grounded. As a partner, they will bring stability to work and personal relationships.
Capricorns have a great, albeit reserved, sense of humor and are very likeable in social situations.
The Negative Qualities of Capricorn
What’s not to like about Capricorn?
Capricorn’s drive and ambition can quickly turn them into work-a-holics, straining friendships and love relationships.
They can have a fatalistic view of the world and are prone to bouts of depression.
Those under the sign of Capricorn can be short on confidence, causing them to easily be defensive when they feel someone is being critical of them or their work.
Capricorn Medical Weaknesses
Each sign of the Zodiac has tendencies to specific health problems and weaknesses.
Interestingly, Capricorns tend to age well and maintain their youth into the later years of their life. They are known for their longevity and vitality.
However, they do have weaknesses in their bones, specifically in the knee area. They are prone to accidents and injuries of the limbs, especially the lower leg from the knee down. Sprains, dislocations and broken bones are not uncommon in Capricorns.
Those under the sign of Capricorn are also likely to have emotional issues, such as stress, anxiety and depression. They can also be more likely to suffer from allergies and skin sensitivities.