All about Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Sun Sign Capricorn

CAPRICORNS ARE * Ambitious * Aspirational * Classy * Disciplined *
* Exacting * Mature * Motivated * Obedient * Organised * Patient *
* Responsible * Status-conscious *** TRADITIONAL ***


  • Capricorns are natural-born achievers
  • Capricorns are goal-oriented and ambitious.
  • Capricorns require tangible results, and they are prepared to work hard for them.
  • Capricorns dislike having their carefully-laid plans destroyed but they handle setbacks well.
  • Capricorns come across as serious, quietly confident and reserved. People admire their ability to progress through their own efforts.


Capricorns tend to suffer with skeletal problems. In spite of benefiting from a strong constitution, this sign is subject to degenerative diseases of the bones and joints. It’s important for them to take regular exercise, nutritional supplements, and massage treatments to help keep them supple. 


Capricorns have a tendency to put material goals before everything else as financial stability is the ultimate status symbol for this sign. Capricorns can’t go far without cash flow, and keeping their bank account in the black is a priority for them.


  • Aspirational
  • Structured
  • Self-disciplined
  • Patient
  • Persistent
  • Respectful of authority
  • Dutiful
  • Responsible
  • Status conscious
  • Self-judgemental


Go-getting Cardinal quality combined with constructive Earth energy makes the 10th zodiac sign ambitious, self-sufficient and mature. Capricorns often have to guard against their objectives being completely driven by material success and social status.


The Tenth Zodiac Sign is naturally ambitious and keen to achieve a certain level of status in society. It needs long term goals to aim for and is more likely to feel fulfilled within some sort of formal structure or professional setting. Capricorns are naturals at ascending corporate ladders and they don’t mind how long it takes to reach the top. If one set of steps doesn’t take them far enough, they’ll find another cliff face to climb!


The Capricorn House points to professional potential and explains about attitudes to authority figures. It shows an aptitude for long-term strategic planning and a respect for formal rules and regulations, as well as an ability to cope with strict protocols. This is the house of ambition and achievement, where worldly goals are met and the urge to earn recognition for effort and expertise is fulfilled.


This sign is a natural for career success. The choice of industry or position doesn’t really matter so long as it offers the potential to earn respect for effort and expertise. Capricorns are not afraid of responsibility but they can be risk averse. They prefer to learn their trade under a corporate umbrella with the kind of status and security that looks good on a CV. Eventually, they may branch out and build their own business, but not until they feel very sure that it will be profitable.

The Three Decans of Capricorn

Each zodiac sign is 30 days long and is divided into three Decans of 10 days each.

1ST DECAN is double CAPRICORN, influenced by planet SATURN This double-dose of Capricorn energy really ratchets up the urge to accomplish ambitions. It’s important for this section of the sign to find their place in the world and fulfil their professional potential, in whatever capacity. They need to know that they’ve earned their place in the pecking order and that they have made an impression on anyone who matters in the society they move in.

Saturn’s strict influence suggests that this type of Capricorn won’t find it easy to ignore the call to climb. It will be difficult for them to feel satisfied with what they have, especially if they sense that they have fallen behind competitors in the race to get to the top. This Decan needs to understand that the only goal they really need to gain is the respect for their own achievements that they grant to themselves.

2ND DECAN of CAPRICORN is influenced by TAURUS and Planet VENUS Perhaps the most materialistic of the 3 Decans, this type of Capricorn has to guard against gathering riches simply in order to impress others. This section of the sign has a wealth of inborn talents that can be employed to gain status and respect. Providing that standards are maintained and quality is appreciated over quantity, 2ND Decan Capricorns won’t have to strive for success. It will come naturally, in its own time.

The calming influence of Venus on this Decan helps to blend patience with Capricorn’s ambitious determination to succeed. It also brings an ability to recognise the true value of a plan or strategy and its capacity to create long-term results. But there may be a tendency to choose options that are too traditional or that stay stubbornly within conventional comfort zones.

3RD DECAN of CAPRICORN is influenced by VIRGO and Planet MERCURY This is the most competent and conscientious section of the sign. Capricorn energy in the 3RD Decan takes an intellectual interest in making meticulous plans and in plotting the various ways and means of carrying them out. A lot of precise and painstaking work goes into dotting I’s and crossing T’s. While this attention to detail can ensure against mistakes being made, it can also make things more laborious than they need to be.

The Mercury influence on this Decan suggests that there’s a tendency to include information just because it’s there. Data that isn’t really relevant is gathered on the off chance that it might be useful, which is the point where plans get bogged down in a welter of diverse facts and figures and lose their main focus. But this is the type of Capricorn you’d want at your board table when there’s plenty of fine print to be processed.


ROMANTIC: Capricorns can be shy of revealing themselves to others and it takes a while for them to let their guard down. When they relax with someone they like, they are able to express the warmer, more sensuous side of their nature.

FRIENDSHIP: You’ll need to earn the respect and admiration of a Capricorn before they’ll accept you as a friend.

FAMILY: The family represents tradition and status rather than warm nurturing. Capricorn will always carry out their familial duties, but close emotional ties are less common.

PROFESSIONAL: Capricorns are the ultimate professionals but their commitment to their own ambitions will come before everything else.

KEY RELATIONSHIP: could well be with whoever or whatever can help achieve the next step towards fulfilling Capricorn’s goals.

Compatibility between the Zodiac Sign Elements & Qualities

Compatibility between the Elements FIRE, EARTH, AIR & WATER Astrology suggests that it is easier for the signs of one element to get along with one another, as the energy that drives them comes from the same source. But that doesn’t mean that relationships between signs from different elements are doomed to fail, although it might take longer for them to understand and accommodate the differences between them.


CAPRICORN with FIRE SIGNS Fire & Earth Signs can create extremely productive partnerships so long as their roles are clearly defined and properly rewarded.

  • ARIES These two share an ambitious streak but disagreements arise when Capricorn insists on long-term planning and Aries demands spur of the moment decisions.
  • LEO This pair could go far. The combination of Capricorn‘s ambition and Leo’s aspiration is bound to give them a head start.
  • SAGITTARIUS This partnership works well in the planning stages as Sagittarius is happy to set targets and Capricorn can’t go anywhere without goals.

CAPRICORN with FELLOW EARTH SIGNS Earth Signs share an interest in practical projects and tangible results, but they can encourage each other to get over-involved with material matters.

  • TAURUS This is a materialistic match but Taurus seeks the luxuries of life while Capricorn is aiming mainly for achievement.
  • VIRGO These two can achieve a great deal. Virgo makes sure everything goes according to plan and Capricorn sets down the objectives.
  • CAPRICORN it’s a world championship chess match! But these two will have to be careful not to rank strategy over sweet-talk.

CAPRICORN with AIR SIGNS Pair-ups between Earth & Air Signs can be a bit dry unless there are shared interests, ideals and activities to provide the passion.

  • GEMINI This is a great business combo. Capricorn provides the planning and Gemini inputs the ideas.
  • LIBRA It’s an approach issue. Capricorn chooses to sue while Libra prefers to use diplomacy.
  • AQUARIUS Conventional Capricorn plays by the rules whereas avant-garde Aquarius dares to be different.

CAPRICORN with WATER SIGNS Earth & Water Sign compatibility can be very satisfying on all levels: physical, mental and emotional. But it can get too exclusive, making others feel left out.

  • CANCER There’s a natural attraction between these two but Capricorn requires a signature backed up by a legal document while Cancer just knows it.
  • SCORPIO These two just get each other. Capricorn’s ambitious nature appreciates Scorpio’s need for control.
  • PISCES There’s potential so long as organised Capricorn can cope with Pisces’ lack of focus and emotional Pisces can deal with Capricorn’s formal style.

Compatibility between the Qualities CARDINAL, FIXED & MUTABLE Traditional Astrology used to believe that it would be difficult for signs of the same Quality to get on with each other. Actually they are perfectly capable of bringing out the best in one another. But relationships between them can be challenging for both partners, as disagreements can arise when their energies clash or turn confrontational.


CAPRICORN with FELLOW CARDINAL SIGNS ARIES, CANCER & LIBRA It’s a question of motivation. The four cardinal signs share an enthusiasm for setting goals and the potential for encouraging one another to achieve their ambitions. Difficulties would arise if the cardinal urge to compete cropped up, creating rivalry within the relationship about who should lead and who should follow.

CARDINAL CAPRICORN with FIXED SIGNS TAURUS, LEO, SCORPIO & AQUARIUS It’s a question of outcomes. Cardinal signs insist on identifying goals and time lines as they expect to see results sooner or later. Fixed signs tend to get caught up in an ongoing situation and will prolong the process in order to stay involved with it. But Fixed signs can provide the patience that Cardinal signs sometimes lack and Cardinal signs can help Fixed signs to avoid becoming stale and stuck.

CARDINAL CAPRICORN with MUTABLE SIGNS GEMINI, VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS & PISCES It’s a question of priorities. Once they have identified a specific target, Cardinal signs make it their main objective and aim their energies towards achieving it. Mutable signs tend to lack focus as their main motivation is to find variety and diversity in life. But Mutable signs can help their Cardinal pals to keep a range of options open rather than pursuing just one route, and Cardinal signs can help their Mutable partners to concentrate on one goal at a time.


Capricorn is a Yin sign ruled by the planet Saturn in its female aspect, which is linked to the goddess Opis. Her influence gives those born under the 10TH Zodiac Sign their ambition and determination to achieve their goals in life. In Greek mythology Opis is Rhea, whose husband Cronus (Saturn) was so ambitious he tried to swallow his children as soon as they were born to avoid being overthrown by them. Rhea waited for the right moment, then tricked Cronus into swallowing a stone wrapped up like a baby. Thanks to her strategy, her son Zeus (Jupiter) survived to overthrow his father and become King of the Gods. Under Rhea’s influence, Capricorns know how to deal with threats to their ambitions and how to wait patiently for the right time to take effective action.

Note: Your Zodiac Sign refers to which astrological constellation the Sun appeared to be in on the date of your birth. Each sign lasts for about 30 days, starting from around the 21st of each calendar month. If you were born close to the cusp of one sign and the next, you will need to check your year of birth for which date and at what time on that date, the Sun moved signs.

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