Ambitious, Drive, Enterprising
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Capricorn is the 10th house of the Zodiac on the ecliptic. Capricorn can be serious, orderly, systematic, conventional, and economical, usually resulting in eventual success over time.
Like the goat, Capricorn is steady and sure-footed as it climbs to the top, always reaching for higher goals and the high ground for the strategic advantage (“goat’s eye view”). Capricorn always makes it to the top when their mind is set on a goal.
Capricorn usually has exceptional organizing and managing skills. This often creates both entrepreneurs, corporate climbers and trendsetters. Capricorn sets goals aware of all the necessary steps requires to succeed, where others have failed and sustain that success into a model that can be copied by others.
Because Capricorn is Ruled by Saturn, sometimes others perceive them as a cold, dark, and sometimes selfish. Like other earth signs, Capricorn jagged and rocky facade only protects a watery emotional interior that wants the very best for all those that they care for.
Capricorn uses all earthly tool for their climbs, even using people if and when necessary. I know, “USE” is often associated with the context of abuse. But since Saturn is exalted in Libra, Capricorn actually goes about this diplomatically using the very, “you scratch my back and I will scratch yours,” manner known as reciprocity. All the while maintaining a calm, cool, poker face demeanor that would put any casino out of business.
Physically Capricorn rules the knees, joints of the body, and the skin and bones. Like Saturn rules thresholds and boundaries, you can see why Capricorn would rule these areas of the human body.
It is said to have a feminine or YIN nature, so Capricorns therefore are often more reactive in their environments. This is why some Capricorns can be, well, reactionary. But remember, for every conservative reactionary type, their is the “unicorn” which will toot their own “unique” horn about not feeling like the description of typical Capricorns. This is usually someone with Mercury, Mars and or Venus in Aquarius or Sagittarius. The rarest and most INTENSE Capricorns are those with an ascendant and or moon in the opposite zodiac sign of Cancer. As a Cardinal sign Capricorn is often a pioneering, goal-oriented, individual that channels energy into strategic planning to reach their long-term goals. As an Earth sign, goals tend to be practical and related to material interests such as money, health and wellness, serenity, safety and security. People often think that Capricorns are all about *C.R.E.A.M., but if you look at their motivations, its more about serenity, safety and relief from stress and discomfort, such things are connected to money, hence the jump in logic.
In a natal chart, planets in Capricorn can lead to tendencies towards formality and lack of spontaneity. Sometime Capricorns suppress their emotions because their passions can be very strong, especially the carnal ones. Just keep in mind that like the earth, Capricorn may be more water (emotion) than one might assume.
*”Cash Rules Everything Around Me” a reference to the Wu Tang Clan.