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Planets in Capricorn Part 1: Ascendant and Mercury

Updated on November 30, 2015
Capricorn glyph/symbol
Capricorn glyph/symbol | Source

As you know I have been playing with this scenario in my head based on the other 5 personal astrology planets (other than your sun/zodiac sign). When you first meet someone what planet do you see? Do you see the sun sign, moon sign, ascendant sign, etc? It is tricky to say what personal planet someone first sees in a person. Even so, it’s fun to try to take a go at it.

As I repeated many many many times in previous hubs, my theory pretty much goes like this:

When someone first meet you (and vice versa) they meet your ascendant sign. After a while once they get to talking with you they meet your mercury and Venus signs concurrently. It is on this occasion you laugh, joke, and get to know each other more. After you both depart, deciding that you both like each other and want to meet up somewhere. You both suggest places to go and agree on a place. Later on they meet you, decide that they like you even more and meet several times with you. It is on these occasions when they meet your sun sign and your basic personality. You hang out, have fun and they get to see your Mars sign in action. After a while they get to know you more personally, soon becoming close friends. It is there that they get to see and notice more deeply your Venus and Moon signs, while getting a taste of the darker sides of your mars and mercury signs.

For the first part of this series I will be talking about Ascendant/Rising, and Mercury, in the zodiac sign of Capricorn. This does not specifically refer to the sun sign in Capricorn (some similarities may apply however).

Queen Elizabeth II Ascendant in Capricorn Sun in Taurus Moon in Leo
Queen Elizabeth II Ascendant in Capricorn Sun in Taurus Moon in Leo | Source

Ascendant/Rising in Capricorn

Your ascendant/rising is Capricorn, so your first house will be in Capricorn and is ruled by Saturn. Capricorn is the last earth sign in the zodiac and is of cardinal quality. Saturn symbolizes your boundaries, limitations, and duties. Saturn is also seen as the great malefic in astrology and it is seen as an unlucky planet. Wherever it is placed in a natal chart shows a person’s limitations and struggles. In Capricorn the rising person is serious and stiff in nature.

By the way a quick tip on how you can tell a Capricorn ascendant is by their outfit and particularly their appearance. The Capricorn rising person is regarded as cold and stiff. They dress conservatively and their style is more classic and mature then flashy and trendy. The Capricorn rising person also have angular faces and good bone structure (model looking face); along with long limbs. An interesting myth/ phenomena is that Capricorn influenced usually look old when they are young and look younger as they get older.

Dustin Hoffman Ascendant in Capricorn Sun in Leo Moon in Virgo
Dustin Hoffman Ascendant in Capricorn Sun in Leo Moon in Virgo | Source

Ascendant/Rising in Capricorn

These people dress in neutral colors and well-fitting tailored clothes. It isn’t trashy or flashy (its not their style) or too trendy, because they see clothing among other things as an investment. It could be expensive (or not) but they know how to spot a good bargain regardless of such. The women have a classic look and style to them like a Diahann Carroll, Audrey Hepburn, simple and classy. The men classic old Hollywood look, a Frank Sinatra type (without the charisma) clean-cut and neat.

The Capricorn rising person may be seen as boring or mean-looking. This isn’t always the case. They are naturally wise, and have a no nonsense approach to life and how they appear to others. They don’t have time to waste, even though, Saturn (time) is constantly on their minds. They know their limits and rarely go beyond them unless it’s logical.


Mercury is in Capricorn

Your Mercury is in Capricorn so you communicate and think in an earthy/Saturnian way. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign ruled by Saturn. Here in mercury the sign of communication, Capricorn is a logical, resourceful, structuredthinker and speaker that communicates in a controlled and practical way. Capricorn phrase is “I use” and Capricorns’s glyph is the sea goat.

Mercury in Capricorn person are realistic, self-willed, and highly motivated communicators. As they cardinal in nature bursting with new ideas that they want to share (not in an firey, watery airy way, but in an earthy, grounded way.) They may not share it with everyone but you will know about their ideas when they make it reality. This is a mercury that can really do things.


Mercury is in Capricorn

Mercury in Capricorn people may be seen as dull, dumb, slow, and challenged. They are not the best communicators. Saturn puts a damper on and makes it harder to get their point across because Saturn is all about limits, fears, and challenges. It may be a bit harder for Capricorn mercury to find their voice and words because they don’t want to appear dumb, inconsiderate or irrational. When they do get over it (if they ever do), the Capricorn mercury person is strong, quietly confident communicator with a drive to push their ideas.

The Capricorn mercury person maybe prone to negative thinking and have a very cynical view of the world. They can be are cold pragmatists with a bleak view of life and people. Even so, the more the Capricorn mercury person lets go of their fears and negative thinking they can view life in a more healthy, productive and constructive matter.

Even so, this concludes the first part of my Planets in Capricorn Series. Look out for my hub, Planets in Capricorn Part 2: Mars, Venus, and Moon. Thank You!

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