Capricorn: The Goat

December 22nd - January 19th

Symbol: Goat
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Ruler: Saturn
House: Tenth

Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and these folks are all about hard work. People born under this sign are glad to work a full day in the office, knowing that it will take a lot of those days to achieve success. All of this is fine by them because Capricorns are determined and ambitious - they know they will make it. They see life as a big project and adapt to it with a businesslike approach in all that they do. Capricorns are also very practical, as they finish tasks one step at a time and stay realistic in their endeavors. These people are very dedicated to their goals, nearly to the point of stubbornness.

The Goat is the symbol of Capricorn, and it represents these people well. Goats want to climb to the top of the mountain, just as how Capricorns want to reach the top of their chosen field. They want fame, success, money, and prestige. Making it to the top isn't always easy though, so it is likely that the Goat will rub some people the wrong way during their route. Capricorns can be domineering, maybe even a little bit egotistical, but to them it's all a part of being a leader with new ideas (as in line with the cardinal quality of this sign).

Saturn rules Capricorn. In ancient Roman mythology, Saturn was the father of multiple gods. Kind of like the top of the food chain, this parallels in the Capricorn sun sign. The Goat wants to be at the top and they're intelligent enough to know they have to work for it. Capricorns will gladly work hard to make it to the top and the discipline and responsibility they possess will get them there. Capricorns are very competent; they have mature qualities and good common sense.

Capricorn is an earth sign, thus they are very down-to-earth people. They are not neccessarily interested in out of this world dreams or crazy ideas. They prefer to stay in the real world and get to work. Capricorns are basically the businesspeople of the zodiac, so they will see to it that their job is well done with the best quality that they can give.

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Capricorns view love as seriousness business. Since they are the most goal-oriented sign, they want to get to the point in love. Flings aren't really their thing, they'd prefer to have a long-term partner that will follow their plan in life. Because of this, it is common for Capricorns to marry more than once. They are eager to settle down and get to business with a family before they fully see who their partner is.

The sign of Capricorn is about public image, so people born under this sign are status-conscious. The spouse of a Capricorn must have an abundance of whatever the Capricorn values (money, good looks, college degrees). Capricorns are also very loyal to their family, so their mate must be able to mesh well with their relatives.

The Goat can be a bit of a workaholic, so it is important that they make time for their personal lives. Though work is fulfilling, Capricorns must find a balance between work and their personal life. On the bright side, though, Capricorns have great loyalty to their partners. They may seem flirty on the surface at times, but Capricorns truly value things that last over time. The person that a Capricorn has known the longest is often to be the one that they marry. They assume that the one that keeps coming back around must be the one to truly love them.

As an Earth sign, however, Capricorns may have a lusty appetite at times. They may stray occasionally, but they don't think meaningless hookups count as cheating. To them, if their heart and material assets have not been given up, it's not cheating. Being ruled by Saturn, the planet of repression, Capricorns may have a bit of a wild side to them at times. However, only the people closest to the Goat may experience these "out-there" ideas.

Capricorns are most compatible with Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, and Virgo. Read more about zodiac compatibility here.

Friends and Family

Capricorns possess wit and humor that amuses their friends greatly. More importantl, however, is their loyalty to their friends. They will always help loved ones in need. They may not have a huge social circle, but they are honest and true to the people close to them.

Capricorns don't tend to verbally express their appreciation for friends and family. Instead, they show their love through thoughtful deeds. People born under this sign really enjoy traditional holidays like Christmas and New Year where their family and friends get together for quality time spent together.

Career and Money

In the workplace, Capricorns excel because of their determination. They will go above and beyond to get a quality job done on time. They refuse to take "no" for an answer and persist in their endeavors. Due to this determination, however, ridigity may be a challenge for the Goat in their career. Capricorns like to follow the rules, but sometimes thinking outside of the box may be useful.

Capricorns are very dependable in the office and are quite often the first ones in and last ones to leave work. They do not procastinate and start tasks right when they have the time to do so. Capricorns can take difficult tasks head-on and thus thrive in careers like law or finance. Capricorns like to work under pressure, for they enjoy seeing how much they can get done in a full day. They also are great at setting boundaries and don't like emotions get in the way of work. As a boss, Capricorns are fair and expect their workers to be just as hardworking as they tend to be. Personal excuses don't matter to them; they just want the job to get done.

Capricorns may get frustraed in the office when colleagues sail ahead in work due to out of the box thinking. Creative classes outside the office may aid the Goat in these soft skills. Nevertheless, they are proficient in office politics and have no issue at finding or keeping a job. They get a lot out of their career, seeing work as a way to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

Capricorns are great at both making money and saving money. They have a knack for investments and will responsibly put money aside for rainy days. Capricorns understand the value of money and enjoy couponing and saving cash, even if they are financially adept. They hate spending unneccessary money and rarely use funds on luxuries. It may be difficult to coax a Capricorn into contributing to charity, but once they open their wallet, they may actually enjoy it.

Though this sign is good at negotiating, they may not be as entrepreneurial as the other signs because they don't want to take risks with their money. This may be limiting on financial possibility. Easing in to taking smart financial risks may be very beneficial to a Capricorn.

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