Modality : Cardinal
Element : Earth
Ruler : Saturn
Season : Winter
10th sign of the zodiac
Metal : Lead
Stone : Amber, Onyx
Color : Purple, Brown
Anatomy : The knee, bones, skeleton
Keywords : tenacious, conservative,
resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant.
with its symbol, the Goat: Goats are "agile animals" and "surefooted"(1). They
are "gregarious, except for old bucks, which tend to live by
themselves" (2) . Goats are considered to be rather hardy animals.
Capricorn is most often compared to the mountain goat. Capricorns are thought
to be loners at heart, with introverted characters. Mountain goats find
security in cliffs and heights--the highest
that can be climbed. Slowly but surely, a goat climbs the mountain. And,
Capricorns are thought to move through life, achieving success slowly but
surely. A large measure of strength of character is also associated with
for Capricorn is a little more intricate than most. The V is thought to depict
the goat's beard; and the tail is that of a fish (Capricorn, in ancient times,
was associated with the sea-goat).
Sun in Capricorn
(The Sun is in Capricorn from approximately December 22 to January 19,
depending on the year).
is a feet-on-the-ground, eye-on-the-prize sign. Those with Sun in Capricorn
have a realistic, grounded approach to life that can be seen no matter how
dreamy the rest of the birth chart suggests. These people know how to do
things, and to get things done.
Capricorns naturally turn their backs on things they deem too frivolous. They
are very much concerned with things that are worthwhile—and that
includes their own lives. Capricorns want to do and be something worthwhile.
Like their Earth signs relatives, Taurus and Virgo, they need to feel useful
and effective in the real world in order to be satisfied with their lives.
But the Capricorn spin on the earth signs is that Capricorn possesses a
stronger need for recognition in a worldly sense. They have a strong sense of
society and its framework, and they feel most secure when they feel they are
doing their part within that framework.
like to pare things down, and take pleasure in the simple things in life.
However, many are attracted to status symbols and these ones will wear the
best clothes (tasteful ones!) and drive quietly impressive cars.
Capricorns to their symbol, the goat, brings up some interesting analogies.
Solar Capricorns can see into the future, and plan for it. They don't mind
taking things slowly, but they absolutely aim to get to the top of the
mountain in life! They make their way steadily and sure-footedly; and their
strength and singleness of purpose are admirable.
can sometimes be rather lonely people, although they rarely let it show. They
are often a little reserved—even standoffish. This is generally because they
value all things practical, and they'll seldom wear their emotions on
their sleeves, unless they have a particularly flamboyant Moon sign.
a sign that is surely the most resourceful of the zodiac. To some, Capricorns
come across as unimaginative, but they can be enormously creative when it
comes to the material world. They are generally very capable people with a
strong sense of tradition and responsibility.
Capricorns have mastered the art of making people laugh. Their sense of humour
can be of the deadpan variety—they're generally excellent at keeping a
straight face. They can be bitingly sarcastic, too.
are not known for taking too many risks in life. They value the beaten track
and things "tried and true". This is not to say they are
stick-in-the-muds — they simply value the hard work laid down by those who've
been around before them.
your Capricorn friends for help when you need to really get things done.
They'll have practical advice, and they'll help you organize and manage your
life a little better. Capricorns are generally good with their
"word", dependable, and rather loyal people.
Famous People with Sun in Capricorn: Dido Armstrong (Sun in Capricorn), David Bowie
(Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Capricorn), Nicolas Cage (Sun, Mercury, and Mars
in Capricorn), Jim Carrey (Sun, Venus, and Mars in Capricorn), Kevin Costner,
Marlene Dietrich (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Capricorn), Mel Gibson (Sun and
Mercury in Capricorn), James Earl Jones (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in
Capricorn), Annie Lennox (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Capricorn), Moliere (Sun
and Mercury in Capricorn), Michelle Obama (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn),
Jimmy Page (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn), Howard Stern (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Capricorn), Tiger Woods (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn)
Moon in Capricorn
Being useful and productive are basic needs for Lunar Capricorns. Because
they generally keep their emotions under check, Moon in Capricorn people come
across as competent people.
turbulent their emotions may be under the surface, Lunar Capricorns keep
cool-headed—and they come across as steady and reliable people.
position of the Moon suggests a desire for clear boundaries and realistic
goals. Not much for taking risks in life, Lunar Capricorns look for safety and
security in most everything they do. Most of them respect authority and
tradition, and many are planning well ahead of the rest of us. You likely
won't have to remind them to protect their interests, plan for old age, or
keep fall-back money in their bank accounts. These things come naturally to
cool, and collected—these words sum up Moon in Capricorn natives well. Messy
emotions and "leaky" souls are a bit frightening for most with this
position of the Moon. Truth is, they can have plenty of mood swings and some
dark emotions now and again. Lunar Capricorns are often quite hard on
themselves, and would benefit from letting their guard down once in a while.
They quickly garner reputations of being mountains of strength, and they
easily hide their sensitivity behind a sarcastic manner.
have read that Moon in Capricorn natives are a bit cold and calculating. The
fact is, they are unlikely to be any less emotional than the other 11 sign
positions of the Moon—they simply aren't comfortable "letting go"
when it comes to emotions. They keep their emotions under control. Wherever
Capricorn is found in the chart, there is a desire for structure and control.
Capricorn is the sign of organization and efficient management; so, when the
Moon is found in the sign, the world of emotions are well-managed and handled
in an efficient and practical manner.
heart of Lunar Capricorns is a powerful need to feel worthwhile in the real
world. There's a basic need for respectability and a big attachment to the
world of the senses. Lunar Capricorns put a lot of value in all things
tangible and real. And, perhaps more than anything, they need to be respected
by others in order to feel secure.
Famous people with Moon in Capricorn: Benjamin Bratt (Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars
in Capricorn), Cher, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Adolf Hitler, James Earl Jones
(Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Capricorn), David Letterman, Ozzy Osbourne (Moon
and Mars in Capricorn), Sarah Jessica Parker, Brad Pitt (Moon, Mercury, Venus,
and Mars in Capricorn).
Mercury in Capricorn
With Mercury in Capricorn, natives have a strong need to compartmentalize the
impressions they get from the world. These people often speak and write in a
slow and methodical manner. They appreciate structure and order.
Although they are resourceful people, Mercury in Capricorn natives easily get
frustrated when too much information is thrown at them at once. They break
down ideas into manageable parts before arriving at a decision.
quite mentally active, these natives are generally productive people who
prefer taking on projects that will yield tangible and practical
natives can have an authoritative air about them. They don't appreciate being
taken off guard, and they quickly become impatient with people who don't honour
their word. There's a bit of a law-maker in this position of Mercury. These
people can seem a little strict and judgmental with others, and they are
easily bothered when others don't seem to "get" things that seem
extraordinarily obvious to them.
in Capricorn people can have seemingly crystal-clear judgment, although their
thought processes can be skewed to the practical world. They too easily
reject what they deem to be frivolous ways of thinking. Not given to much
fancy, these natives' minds are oriented toward practical tasks.
a bit of a doubting Thomas in Mercury in Capricorn people. Many squint
often—not due to poor eyesight, but because their first reaction to
information is scepticism! It's more of a furrowing of the eyebrows, and it's
often seen in people with a strong Saturn (Capricorn's ruling planet) in
their charts as well.
the Sun in Sagittarius or Aquarius, these people may come across as more
hard-nosed, conservative, and practical than they actually are! The reason
for this is that they process, and relay, information (Mercury) in a
style of communication with this position of Mercury is generally of the
no-frills variety. Capricorn is a sign that hates waste and values time. They
will generally be rather concise in their presentation, although they do take
their time when they make plans—they consider it an investment in the
natives of Mercury in Capricorn choose their words carefully. They fear
coming across as inept, so they may be a little stiff in presentation. Even
those who seem quite smooth (and many of them do achieve this) will likely
have fretted over their ability to communicate and their intellectual
difficulties are generally most obvious when Mercury in Capricorn people are
relating to those with Mercury in Aries (who find them too deliberate and
methodical), Mercury in Cancer (who think they're too cold and practical),
and Mercury in Libra (who find them too judgmental). Mercury in Capricorn
people have their gripes with them too—Aries seem too hasty, Cancer too
emotional, and Libra too argumentative. The key to overcoming these
challenges lies in understanding that they are the result of differences in
styles of communication.
Famous People with Mercury in Capricorn: Benjamin Bratt (Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars
in Capricorn), Nicolas Cage (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Capricorn), Ellen
DeGeneres, Marlene Dietrich (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Capricorn), Mel Gibson
(Sun and Mercury in Capricorn), James Earl Jones (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in
Capricorn), Moliere (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn), Michelle Obama (Sun and
Mercury in Capricorn), Brad Pitt (Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in
Capricorn), Tom Selleck (Mercury and Mars in Capricorn), Howard Stern (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Capricorn), Tiger Woods (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn)
Venus in Capricorn people will try to win your heart by displaying
self-control, presence of mind, and responsible behaviour. These lovers want
you to know they are goal-oriented, witty, savvy, and controlled. Nobody can
get the best of them. They want you to see just how competent they are. They
like some measure of predictability in their relationships as they are
cautious in love.
in Capricorn men and women project an aura of competency and their loner-like
behavior can be attractive, in a cool way. They don't go gaa-gaa over love,
or at least they don't express as much. Their lovers may complain that Venus
in Capricorns are a little too practical and deliberate. Certainly,
they can come across as lacking in warmth and spontaneity. Truth is, they can
be rather romantic souls who yearn for a partner to share their lives with.
Others' image of their relationship matters to them. They are conservative
and willing to commit. Venus in Capricorn people are attracted to serious,
goal-oriented lovers. They are a little shy in matters of the heart, but they
don't want you to know it. If you like knowing where your relationship is
headed, you'll be mighty pleased with Venus in Capricorn. These people plan
ahead in love, and, unlike Venus in Pisces, they will let you know exactly where
they (and the relationship) are headed.
Venus in Capricorn involves showing them you are practical and realistic.
They want to impress you with the things they do. Appreciate their
"saving for a rainy day" attitude, and be aware that they want to
show you off in a quiet way.
Famous People with Venus in Capricorn: Tyra Banks, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Bratt
(Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Capricorn), Jim Carrey (Sun, Venus, and
Mars in Capricorn), Brad Pitt (Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Capricorn),
Britney Spears, Howard Stern (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Capricorn), Ben
Stiller (Venus and Mars in Capricorn), Justin Timberlake
Mars in Capricorn
With fiery Mars in the more orderly sign of Capricorn, natives with this
position have a subdued and controlled style of approaching life. Most don't
come across as particularly enthusiastic; rather, theirs is a low-key but
Capricorn natives like to be on top of things. They are generally
goal-oriented and focused people who are not afraid of hard work. Most are
achievers by nature, and many possess well-defined ambitions--well-defined to
themselves more than anything. They're not particularly flashy people, but
their drive to succeed and to make their lives secure is strong, even if it's
not right out there for the world to see.
is expressed in a rather cool, level-headed way with this position of Mars.
Self-control is strong when it comes to expressing anger, drive, energy, and
sexuality. Capricorn is a sign that detests waste of any kind. It also fears
disorderliness and "letting go". With Mars in Capricorn, there is
generally a powerful need to stay in control.
not to say that natives of this position are cold in any sense of the
word. Their desires are strong, but they are often centred around the
physical and material world -- all that can be seen and held. With Mars in an
Earth sign, sensuality is expressed in an earthy way. However, unlike Mars in
Taurus, for example, (another earth sign), Mars in Capricorn is not
self-indulgent by nature. These people are usually quite disciplined.
Capricorn possesses the ability to plan for the future—something that many
other signs have difficulty doing.
Capricorn natives are working toward realistic and attainable goals. They are
productive people who get off when they see tangible results from their
natives with this position are a little hard on themselves, and sometimes
others. They usually can be relied upon because they have an innate sense of
responsibility to both themselves and to those they care about. Most of them
are very hard-working, and one of their strategies for anger management is to
throw themselves even more energetically into their work!
Famous People with Mars in Capricorn: Christina Aguilera, Lisa Bonet, Benjamin Bratt
(Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Capricorn), Nicolas Cage (Sun, Mercury,
and Mars in Capricorn), Jim Carrey (Sun, Venus, and Mars in Capricorn),
Marlene Dietrich (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Capricorn), Walt Disney, Shannen
Doherty, Kirk Douglas, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Ozzy Osbourne (Moon and
Mars in Capricorn), Brad Pitt (Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Capricorn),
Julia Roberts, Tom Selleck (Mercury and Mars in Capricorn), Steven Spielberg,
Ben Stiller (Venus and Mars in Capricorn)
There's a seriousness to Capricorn rising people that is unmistakable. Even
when they're joking around, it's of the deadpan variety. In fact, plenty of
very humorous people have Capricorn Ascendants. It's all in the timing...and
the fact that they don't giggle before the joke is over.
Ascendant people project competence. They simply ooze it. They're
generally very image-conscious people—the clothes they wear and their manner
are a big deal to them. They want to appear successful, and they generally
the Ascendant persona is the one that was forced upon us by family
conditioning. For example, parents may label their Libra Ascendant child the
"nice" one; their Aries Ascendant child the "independent"
one; and their Pisces Ascendant child is generally the space cadet of the
family. We adopt these roles as familiar ones, and often carry them with us
as our defence mechanisms, in some way or another, for the rest of our lives.
In the case of Capricorn Ascendants, these were the children who were
considered the responsible ones. Sometimes, it was they themselves who looked
around them and felt the need to be the structured, dependable, and
responsible members of the family. So, often, Capricorn rising people adopted
a strong sense of tradition, family, and responsibility at a very young age.
rising people are generally big on family, and forever worry about security—for
themselves and their dependents. They come across to others as hard-working,
competent, and dependable people. What others may not see under that cool,
even suave, exterior, is an inner struggle: they often ask themselves,
"Am I doing enough?", "Do I deserve all of this?",
"How can I make things better?" They worry a lot about the future.
success seemed to have come easy to these folks, it hasn't. They just made it
look that way with a patient, hard-working, driven personality. Some Capricorn
rising people practice some form of self-denial. They know how to do away
with the frivolous. Still, they'll spend money on the clothes they really
want (the ones with the right labels, that is), and other status symbols.
Although they're rarely showy, their quiet air of success is often a result
of conscious effort.
often than not, Capricorn rising individuals are success stories. Their
childhoods may have been difficult, but they slowly but surely turn their
lives around. Saturn rules this Ascendant, and this generally means a kind of
backwards way of living—as children, they are serious and bear a lot of
responsibility; and as they grow up, they age beautifully, learning how to
examples of Capricorn Ascendant are George Burns, James Belushi, Paul Newman,
and Alan Alda.