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Zodiac Sign the Capricorn

Updated on November 7, 2014

Fantasy Capricorn


Zodiac Sign Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

I am a Capricorn, born under the tenth astrological sign of the zodiac. The Capricorn is a goat (not a spider by another member name known as Sandyspider). While there are cool looking Zodiac signs, I never thought of being the goat as one of them. The symbol for Capricorn varies from a mystical goat of the sea or heaven.

Originating from the constellation of Capricornus and shown in the stars as a goat with a fish tail. The myth of the sea goat: The monster Typhon attacked Pan the goat god. Pan dove into the Nile. What was exposed above the water remained as a goat and the part below turned into a fish tail. The sea goat image goes by to Babylonian times. This is the symbol that is most recognized as the Zodiac sign.

Updated version of Capricorn is the mountain goat. Slowly, yet steadily climbing the mountain. I believe I am climbing this mountain everyday, never reaching the top. You will see the more modern goat with a fish tail.

It is unknown where the terrestrial goat originated. If I had to choose, I would rather fly.

Traits of the Goat


Ten Traits of the Capricorn - These are Only the Tip of the Goat Beard

Capricorn Postcard by IndianSummer

This postcard is featured on Zazzle and shown on the link below.

Zodiac Sign Capricorn Gifts

Capricorn Traits

  1. Independent, ambitious, goal setter Likes to take the lead and see to details herself:

    I have always been independent and can work as a team player, though I prefer to work by myself. I am ambitious and striving for new goals.

  2. Outside exterior is calm, composed, and has a good nature:

    I have a good nature, though some people may argue about the calm and compose part. But they provoke it!

  3. Good organizational skills, neat and tidy:

    This is true in my work and planning the family vacation.Organization and tidiness around the house is debatable.

  4. Strong work ethic and respect authority.

    Can be too strong to where people will take advantage of you. Speaking from experience.

  5. Excessive perfectionism:

    Read Life as a Perfectionist

  6. Fears ridicule or being laughed at.


  7. Sympathetic and helpful to friends in need.


  8. Known to be creative and have an analytical brain.

    Examples for me would be previous employment in the engineering field, a must for analytical brains like mine. Shops on Zazzle and 3DRose under Sandy Mertens (3/4s down each product page). Find me on Amazon. My first custom print on demand shop CafePress. Self taught web design and graphics shown on many websites like this one

  9. Known to be good with money and make wise investments.

    Most of the time. Feel sick with the stock market. Rather play it safe.

  10. Has a conventional look that is elegant and modest.

    Not sure, about the elegant part for me. I am into baggy and comfortable clothes. Even at my thinnest, I wore clothes that were not fitting. An exception would be special events and the time I had lost weight and my family bought me fitting clothes and low cut tops. I felt exposed.

Capricorn Zodiac Cross Pendant Necklace

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Capricorn Jewelry

Capricorn Jewelry - Be One with the Goat

Capricorn in Books

Astrology Gems Capricorn by Farber, Monte, Zerner, Amy [Sterling,2006] (Hardcover)

Capricorn Need Some Cheering Up

Capricorn Paperback

Creative Capricorn

Is Sandyspider Creative?

Let Me Know! I am Trying to Figure That Out

Getting towards the end of high school, we have to decide what direction we will go to make a living at for the rest of our lives. I had it narrowed down to Architect, teacher, writer or psychologist.

After taking a psychology course, I thought it would be fascinating to be a psychologist. The human mind has always fascinated me and people were continuously confiding in me with their problems.

As a teacher, I would have the feeling of accomplishment. Teaching children to become successful adults and running a classroom would be fun.

Having a love for reading and writing, the thought of becoming a writer appealed to me. However, the thought of becoming the struggling writer was not appealing.

Then there was architecture. This is a form of art and I have always had the love of art. It is in my blood. Not sure about my mother's side of the family, but on my father's side is an aunt and cousins who are talented in this area. I did win $10 for a dog drawing when I was a pre-teen. Though never thought I had what it takes. After taking an architecture class in high school, this was the art that I could do and make money. Read more about it on My Love of Architecture

Reinventing Myself

with photography and graphic art for online shopping.

Sandyspider and Her Shops on Zazzle

I consider myself as creative. I designed some of my own clothes. I wrote parodies that would have made Weird Al and writers on Saturday Night Live proud. My Russian history notes were all over the school. The students asked for them because I was the only one awake in the class. When I shared these notes, students discovered that I had the names of teachers where the real names belong. They thought it was funny and copies were made. Yet I ended up with a good grade from the class.

Below is one item from each of the 10 shops. This is another side of this (old goat) Capricorn lady. Find all of these with the link below.

See all 10 of My Zazzle Shops Here

Showcase of Gifts #1 through #6


Showcase of Gifts #7 through #10


List of Gifts Shown - See link above

#1 Pink Roses, Lace, Blue Background Add Photo Pillow by YouPhotoIt Gifts

#2 Monarchia “W” by AtoZunMe Gifts

#3 Riff Raff and Proud Of It T-shirt by Funnyjokes Gifts

#4 Green Hawaiian Gecko Rider by kingdomofanimals Gifts
#5 Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona Speaker by TravelDestinations Gifts
#6 Vintage Roses and Sail Boat by Sandyspider Gifts
#7 Color Circular Rainbow Array 1 Throw Blanket by Expressiveart Gifts

#8 Pope Benedict XVI with the Vatican City Wall Decal by Fabpeople Gifts

#9 Hummadruz and a Life of High Strangeness Mousepad by Writeartlogos

#10 Orion Nebula Space Galaxy Ornament by Galaxyofstars

Shopkeepers Make Creative Goats

Capricorn Mugs and Pendants


Capricorn Gifts on Zazzle

These Zodiac products are all by other shopkeepers and one by Sandyspider Gifts. Read more about the Capricorn and view these gifts on

Zodiac Sign Capricorn Gifts

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Accounts on HubPages

It may seem confusing to some people when they see reference to Sandyspider in my SandyMertens account articles here.

First the name Sandyspider began in the (former Squidoo account) in 2008. Then in 2009, I started an account here on HubPages with the Sandyspider name.

When the accounts from Squidoo were transferred to HubPages we had to have a new account for each one we had on Squidoo. None of these unfortunately could be transferred to our accounts already made on HubPages.

Since I had already had an account under the same name, I had to create a different one. Which is SandyMertens on HubPages and then I had deleted all but one other account on Squidoo which needed a new account here. Now there are three accounts on HubPages. Here they are:




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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      AliciaC It is interesting to see how close these trait are to yourself.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I enjoyed reading your hub, especially since I'm a Capricorn too. I think that some of the Capricorn traits that you describe definitely apply to me, while others don't. They were interesting to read, though, like the rest of your hub!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @anonymous: Thanks. You to.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Have quite a few Capricorns around me and not all of them are really the same but they are very down to earth basically. Aries red bead silver charm is what I liked the most even though its not to do with Capricorn. Have a great week ahead

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      Othercatt 6 years ago

      I'm a Capricorn and proud of it! I LOVE this lens and you are totally blessed by a Capricorn!

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      LisaDH 6 years ago

      I'm a Capricorn and exhibit many of the traits here, although I don't think of myself as a perfectionist. But I'm always climbing mountains!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I have many Capricorn friends...good people! Thanks for all the ideas for Capricorns, and for sharing this lens.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Indeed you are very creative, Sandy! I always enjoy seeing your zazzle creations. I am married to one of you Capricorns! Persistent, hard-working, and very organized!

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      You are one creative gal! That's for sure.

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      I see many of these traits in myself - a fellow Capricorn - and definitely agree with your own comments about tidiness around the house :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Hi Sandy. I'm a 'Ram', not a goat, but my dad's birthday was December 22. :-) I didn't realize you were on Amazon. What terrific products you have. Will keep them in mind for future lenses.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Absolutely gorgeous Sandy. I started smiling into the first section and beaming by the end of this. I love it and I am not even a capricorn :)

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      NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

      Yep, this Capricorn is imaginative and creative as always.

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      Melody Lassalle 6 years ago from California

      My sister is a Capricorn. I'll have to see if she finds herself in the description.

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      Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

      Sending you lots of love from over the oceans - from one Capricorn to another!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Well, I don't know much about astrology but whatever your star sign traits you are wonderfully creative! We share an interest in psychology, architecture and writing though I'm not tempted to become a teacher. On the face of it, psychology and architecture seem an odd combination, but I think a lot of the one goes into the other!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Wow! I will honestly say that I have never been a follower of astrology, but I doubt there is anyone out there who fits within their sign better than you do. While I wouldn't call you a goat, lol, I would definitely say you are constantly working and striving to reach the top of your mountains.

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      Nice to learn a little more about you, Sandy!

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      A great Capricorn lens Sandy!

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      kismetsc 6 years ago

      I am a Capricorn as well and so is my son. This is a nice lens for us Capricorns to smile and nod our heads at as we read about our traits.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      My birthday is within the time frame for for Capricorn, though I've just now read the list of traits on your page...some ring true...others, I wish:-) Nicely done.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      always nice to read about you Sandy - you're my Zazzle heroine. :0)

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      Loretta 6 years ago from United States

      Hugs to my fellow Capricorn ;)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      Cool lens, Sandy. I would have never thought of doing my sign. LOL

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @rewards4life info: I would really have to look for that. I made a dog greeting card also my aunt like when I was in her art class of kids younger than me. :) They did a better job!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      My mom is a capricorn and so is one of my daughters. Plus my moon is capricorn. Cool lens! Blessing it as the astrology angel!

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      I love your Capricorn traits with your own personal touch included and it was very interesting hearing about your college days, I'd like to see that dog picture sometime!! Great lens, nicely done.