Astrology Sun Signs - Meet Capricorn - December 22nd - January 20th

Recognizing Capricorn

You are at a party...full of charming, aggressive, flashy, and brilliant which one is the Capricorn? Take a good look around - see that calm, quiet gal in the back, surveying the scene? That's her! At first glance you might think that everyone else has more of a chance at being successful, but you would be wrong.

Other signs often make the mistake of thinking that Capricorn isn't up to the challenge - that they don't have the charisma, polish, or,heaven forbid, the smarts to succeed. Saturn children can appear as harmless and gentle as a spring breeze - but that same breeze can topple barns,depending on its intensity.

Capricorn is not pushy, or aggressive - disliking the obviously garish and attention seeking displays of other signs, preferring instead gentle persuasion, often unconsciously blending into the background. Behind the scenes, he is free to observe the inner workings of any situation, make his improvements, and go on to win the race. Goats may look like pushovers, but they aren't - so keep your 'Brooklyn Bridge' to yourself - you won't find a buyer here!

Capricorn the goat
Capricorn the goat

Physical attributes

It isn't always easy to recognize the physical attributes of this sun sign. Capricorn can be stocky and muscular, soft and plump or thin and wiry, but regardless of their shape, the goat gives us the impression that he is rooted to the earth, until he decides to move to another spot. They generally have fine straightish hair - darker coloured, or dark blonde, this being the Saturn influence, and Dresden china-like skin.

Most Capricorns have capable hands, strong feet, wear sensible shoes, have calm deliberate actions, and gentle, soothing voices. You will also notice a gentleness that flatters and persuades - what better way to remove obstacles, win friends and influence people.

The Saturn temperament

This sign looks so gentle and unassuming, and yet is tough as nails! Relentlessly persistent, Capricorn digests insults, obstacles, pressures, duty and disappointments as calmly as their real life goat counterparts digest tin cans, broken glass and cardboard. Like him, they have cast iron stomachs and dangerous horns - if you don't believe me, try butting heads with one sometime!

While the other signs scatter their energies hither and yon, Capricorn never deviates from his appointed path, steadily following it upwards, secure in his inbred faith of the well traveled road, and spurning the pitfalls disguised as enticing short cuts.

Saturn children have enormous respect and admiration for those who have preceded them up the mountain - written the rules of the journey, and made it to the top. They respect authority, honour tradition and court success. Unjustly dubbed snobbish and stuffy by energetic, impulsive people, goats wisely resist the urge to retaliate - they are much too savvy to make unnecessary enemies or burn their bridges. This doesn't mean they don't think about it - they just don't act on it!

Instead, the Saturn born will submit, agree, and adapt - but do they really? Capricorn will allow others to walk in front yet more often than not, he defies logic by arriving first. He is careful to avoid obstacles and seldom stumbles. He keeps his gaze firmly ahead, not on the stars, and his feet are planted firmly on the ground.

Jealousy, passion, anger, impulse, frivolity, laziness, waste and carelessness are all obstacles to be avoided, not tripped over. He will glance behind him with sadness for the failures, or with grateful tribute for past advice and help, but he will continue on his sure-footed way towards his goal until it's reached.

Typical Saturn children never allow their emotions to blind them to the facts. That hauntingly beautiful poem of unrequited love, that is filled, by the way, with deep seated personal emotion, will have a solid frame, excellent story line and correct punctuation! Some of the best literary editors and writers are Capricorns!

If you are courting a goat's friendship, it would be wise to stick to conventions if you want his respect. Capricorn - including the rare daring ones, observe the trappings of social acceptability. Raw displays of uncontrolled passion and public scenes disturb them. This fact by no way insinuates that the goat isn't passionate - far from the truth! Saturn children are very passionate and loving - they just don't shout it from the rooftops!

These people have been known to do strange things for security. Old age is always on their minds - having almost an Asian influence with regards to family responsibilities and elders.You might say that Saturn youngsters have an affinity for ancestors and a respect for wisdom of age and experience. They will happily visit Uncle Fred or Great Aunt Martha, enjoying the comfort and familiarity of family ties - and who knows - there might be some stocks and bonds,or property lying around in the attic somewhere, and you wouldn't want the family fortune going 'to the dogs' as it were! This might seem cold and calculating, but to practical Capricorn, it's sensible. Opportunity never has to knock twice at the door of a goat - he has been leaning against it listening for the rat-a-tat-tat!

Because the goat's strength and resistance to disease increases with age, and his sober nature gives him amazing endurance and such potential for survival, it isn't unusual for him to live past the century mark. You would think that with all this natural ability, Capricorn would be able to avoid doctors and hospitals, however, they don't. Fear, worry,uncertainty and gloom are worse than germs to the goat. No amount of diet, habit, or even his stubborn resistance to illness can overcome pessimism.

Saturn born need to cultivate outdoor activities and develop a more positive, outgoing personality if they want to avoid ill health. The countryside and fresh breezes of tolerance will do wonders for the goat's health. Almost all Capricorns have sensitive skin,possible allergies, stomach disorders from incompatible foods and some type of mental distress - usually depression. Generally speaking - if Capricorn can avoid the lingering illnesses caused by lingering depressions, they will live to a very ripe old age!

In conclusion

Earthy Capricorn is a shy, sweet soul with a stubborn streak...but he's gentle about it. Such a safe person to trust and confide in - harmless really - pleasantly building your ego - who could suspect such a pillar of strength and support of being ambitious? He is so helpful, and eventually so indispensable, that it naturally falls to him to take over the reins. He will rule quietly from the corner, submerging his ego to gain what he truly desires - the position of real leadership.

The goat doesn't need to lead the brass bands or a three ring circus - he quietly gives permission and plans the route from behind the scenes, providing the safety net for minor miscalculations. With kindly, but cautious wisdom and solid practicality, he guards the past from neglect, the present from confusion and works tirelessly at building a safe and secure tomorrow. Walk softly through his silent forest, feel the carpet of soft moss between your toes and marvel at his lush, beautiful climbing ivy, content that this sign above all, is solid and eternal.

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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Let me be the first to congratulate you on another fine hub in this excellent series, Enelle. You have peered into your crystal ball once again to enlighten us. Your articulate summation of each of the signs is spot-on every time! ...and so beautifully written, too. Thanks for this insightful and enjoyable series.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thank you thank you for such a wonderful compliment! It's always a pleasure reading your comments! I'm so glad you are enjoying the series:D

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J. Kumm 7 years ago from Washington

Ah, there it is! Thank you so much for writing this. You are an such a great crafts-lady.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi J! You are most welcome! Sorry it took me so long - not a very good juggler I guess LOL...thank you for such a lovely compliment - hope you enjoyed the hub!

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Most enlightening, Enelle! The Capricorns I know also have a wicked sense of humour!

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

You are so right FP! How could I have overlooked that tidbit? Thanks for the reminder glad you came by, I was hoping you would :P!

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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

The sure-footed one, that's me! As a Capricorn myself (26 December) I appreciate this information very much.

Thanks for sharing

Love and peace


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi tony - Capricorns are most definitely sure footed - and generally finish first too! Thanks for stopping by - hope I did you justice ;)

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hetulips 7 years ago from Ahmedabad, India

Excellent blog very well laid out indeed. I wish mine were as good as yours. Keep up the good work. Take a look a t mine and tell me what you think. However I believe Capricorns are people born approximately between Jan 14 to Feb 14th. Check it out and they will match characteristic more than traditional dates given.

Take care and have a happy life.


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

hetulips - There does seem to be a large 'window' for all the signs. I will def check out your hubs - always interested in different views on astrology! Thanks for the visit and the compliments.

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deWriterMD 7 years ago from Metro DC

Great hub...I love reading about how the signs influence our bodies and personalities! However, as I read about Capricorn, I am reminded that I must be strongly influenced by my other aspects...I'm certainly not a pure Cappy!

Thanks again for your wonderful posts, Debi

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi deWriterMD - So glad you enjoyed the hub :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

LucindaB 6 years ago from Exeter, Devon, UK

I'm a January Capricorn. You do make us seem so very sensible and responsible, maybe we are! Some of us belong to the 'why not!' persuasion and you will find us doing some mad things and having some wild adventures. I love reading my horoscope, thank you.

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Welcome LudindaB :) Just because you are sensible and responsible, doesn't mean you don't let your hair down and boogie pleased you enjoyed this!

mothertracy 6 years ago

I am also a January Capricorn and you certainly confirmed a lot of things for me...a unique perspective on the Goat sign. Loved the part about us being excellent Editors and Writers... typos and misspellings in books drive me crazy! Looking forward to reading more of your hubs... and also curious if you discuss Rising Sign (ie. I am Virgo Rising) which also influence our personalities and how others perceive us. Great article!

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks so much mothertracy - I'm glad you enjoyed the hub! As for the tyops and mispelings, I know what you maen :D

Josie 6 years ago

Hello! Thank you for writing this article it was very helpful and I enjoyed it very much. But I would like to know more if that's okay with you. What can you tell me if a Capricorn sun has Libra rising/ Gemini moon? Please and Thank you :]

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Well, I would have to say that having two cardinal signs in such significant areas might tend to make you very focused with regards to your career/life objectives. Having the Gemini will also help with your social interactions as well...

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Found a link back to this on another hub, and had to come back and reread your article. Still just as good the second time around!

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks RedElf! Nice to know it's being linked to :D

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Monisajda 5 years ago from my heart

It is so very true! Thanks from the heart of a Capricorn.

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

You are most welcome Monisajda :D glad you enjoyed it!

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visionandfocus 5 years ago from North York, Canada

OMG--I'm a Jan Capricorn and this article is so me, right down to the sensible shoes! LOL

I'll have to print it out and scrapbbook it!!

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

LOL glad you enjoyed it :D and thanks for stopping by :D

Kayra 5 years ago

January 16th baby stopping by to say thanks. I don't always identify with my horoscope, but reading this made me understand myself a little more. Always a skeptic, I was surprised to find such accuracy in your depiction. (Down to the phisical attributes, which was next to alarming. I can lie in the sun for hours, and yet at the end of the day the china-doll look remains.) The onlything that didn't fit my assessment of myself is the idea that Capricorns are in-the-background, more observant than outgoing. I was this way until my late teens, but grew tired of fading into the ground. Now I'm considered incredibly outgoing; if I have a joke in my head it's bound to escape my mouth. (Insensitive as it may be. I find myself constantly apologizing for my sarcasm whether or not someone openly took offense.) This sort of attitude had my friend telling me she thought I'm also influenced by another sign... Aand now I'm babbling. Anyway, thank you for the insight, as well as an interesting read. I would correct my grammar, but now I'm of a mind to fight my instinct. ;-)

Sincerely, Kayra

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Fight away Kayra! Thanks for the insightful and possibly grammatically incorrect comment :P LOL!

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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

This is a great hub on Capricorn. I know ten Capricorn people. Three of them were very ambitious and classy-they obtained high executive level positions. I have read in one astrology book that there were two types of Capricorn- the mountain goat and the sea monster. The mountain goat Capricorn is more ambitious than the sea monster who is more stationary. Two Capricorns who were ambitious but never attained their goals can be described as bitter workaholics and Scrooge-like. I believe that Ebenezer Scrooge was a Capricorn for he exhibited pure Capricorn characteristics.

There is one Capricorn who is totally unambitious regarding career goals but she wants the attainments of wealth. Yet another Capricorn is just happy to be who she is- she just accepts her fate in life. The last two Capricorns never attained anything of significance and are outwardly bitter and complaining. One of the latter stated to me several times that she is looking forward to retirement because she is miserable at work!

Great hub. You have detailed Capricorn to the max.

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks gmwilliams - what a great comment! We dfon't all attain our goals, but I think the Capricorn will get up and try again more often than the rest of us! lol

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physichem07 5 years ago from Davao, Philippines

I can actually relate to the Capricorn, Gemini, and Aquarius posts you've made. In fact I'm a Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Gemini, and Aquarius Ascendant. Good job! I'm a combination of the signs that you've written. :)

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks physichemo07, I appreciate your comment :)

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