(December 21st - January 21st)
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline.
The first day of Capricorn is the first day of winter. It is the ruler
of the 10th house and controls a person's prestige, honor and success
before the public. This is the sign that most tests us in life, as does
winter. There is nothing casual or accidental. Everything is carefully
planned and controlled by this sign. He is symbolized by the mountain
goat, always standing alone. Nothing stops him on his way to the top of
the mountain. Stoic and sever are words that have been used to describe
him - England is ruled by Capricorn, but there is a fairness and strong
sense of purpose that we all must learn in life to achieve our best. This
sign can represent the highest or lowest in man. The evolved goat will
build and achieve great things. The un-evolved will complain constantly
and believe that life is out to get him.
Respect is most important, but must be earned. This sign gives little
quarter in life. You must prove yourself worthy to the Capricorn in order
to receive that respect. This is the sign that keeps the karmic bank accounts
in order. The laws must be obeyed and debts paid. Physically is where
we pay the piper and this sign rules the bones, skin, knees and back.
It also rules all things having to do with aging including the loss of
teeth, arthritis and any debilitating disease associated with old age.
As the body decays we are paying back for the life style we have lived.
Herein lies the balance within this life. We get what we deserve.
These people are fond of tradition and the past. They often have an attachment
to antiques or things from their own past, and often have a hard time
breaking free from the family. A Capricorn man will often have an unhealthy
attachment to the mother, which may complicate their marriage. Although
they can be cold at times they can build a strong home and family, as
long as they are in control. They tend to want their own way a lot, truly
believing they know best for everyone involved.
In love they can be demanding and difficult to get close to. But once
an attachment has been made it is only their opposite sign of Cancer that
is more clinging, though the casual viewer would never know it. The front
of responsibility and correctness can't be let down for any reason, certainly
not emotional displays!