Capricorn, December 21 to January 20

  • Symbol: SeaGoat (Manticore)
  • Element: Earth
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: 10th, Career
  • Planet: Saturn
  • Color: Brown, Navy, Black
  • Body Part: Skeleton
  • Trait: Sensible
  • Semi-precious stone: Onyx, Garnet

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Capricorn represents discipline, patience, and rationality. A Capricorn knows the value of sacrificing short-term satisfaction for the long-term goal, and you can rely on them to persevere to get there!

Those born in the sign of the goat tend to have a good sense of humor, although it is often expressed as a dry wit.

Capricorn understands the value of what has been tried and true - they lean towards conventional wisdom. At the same time, they excel at seeing what's not working in a given situation, and you can depend on them to come up with a plan that will make a difference.

Caps respect tradition and the elders of the culture. In esoteric or spiritual astrology, Capricorn rules initiation. An example would be when ancient Egyptians entered the pyramid: they let their lower self die in order to be initiated into embodying a higher form of their Divine Essence.

Negative traits associated with Capricorn include inflexibility, pessimism, mean-spiritedness, and a tendency to be a stick-in-the-mud.

Capricorn rules antiques, big business, government, the skeletal structure of the body, teeth, clocks, mountains, and depression.