Capricorn Qualities and Characteristics

Ruling PlanetSaturn
Body PartKnees, skin, hair, bones
Terrestrial Locomotion Quadruped (1st half, Biped (2nd half)
ColorsPurple, Brown
Luminary RulershipMoon
ElementEarth, (In India, 2nd half is Water)
Symbolthe Goat
Symbol DescriptionA goat with a fish’s tail, in India face is that of a deer and the body is that of a  crocodile.
Positive KeywordsDisciplined, Self-controlled, Self-reliant, Determined, Ambitious, Patient, Humorous, Practical, Wise, Responsible, Stable, Guided by their own inner voice
Negative KeywordsStubborn, Unemotional, Egotistical, Overly serious, Skeptical, Resistant to change, Materialistic, Pessimistic, Inflexible, Workaholic, Lack of spontaneity, Too focused on success
Related Careers (unverified)Business Executive, Banker, Accountant, Investment Broker, Insurance Agent, Real Estate Agent, Property Manager, Engineer, Builder, Architect, Manufacturer, Agriculturist, Government Official, Politician, Lawyer

If Capricorn is your Sun sign

Being a Capricornian, you tend to quite introvert and reserved, and at the same time hard and sturdy in terms your personality. You make your way to your destination with slow and steady pace. You have a strength of character and your ambition is something that you wont be willing to part at any cost.

You are quite systematic and have a tremendous verve that you exhibit in everything you do. Your narcissistic approach towards life can get really unnerving for your mate and friends. You might also be restricted and misfortunes may come your way at various points, but this will make all the more strong and patient. You also tend to become orthodox and conventional at times, losing your broad-mindedness. While negotiating, you just cant believe someone until you have scrutinized the situation thoroughly, and you tend to lose out on a lot of effort and fun in this process.

You are symbolic of authority and industriousness and these qualities are bound to increase your earnings greatly. But refrain from getting into the rat-race for money and power, lest you lose out on the more important things in life. Your unemotional and too professional approach and your reticence towards your colleagues at gatherings will not help your fortune.

Qualities that make you lucky are common sense, steadfast, cooperative, and hardworking. Qualities that hinder your success are distrust, selfish, pessimistic, and conventional philosophy.

Jim Carrey, Mel Gibson, Tiger Woods, Dido Armstrong, Nicolas Cage; we know them as famous people with sun in Capricorn.

Capricorn Personality

There is a divide right in the middle where personality is concerned, in case of Capricorn. There is the never-give-up always fighting, always moving, always gaining altitude kind of person and there is also the confined person with self-imposed restrictions, who likes to stay at one place and work for what he values the most. But these two kinds of personalities have some common traits, the most notable of them being that of complaining and grumbling.

Capricorn brings about a trait of not being contented with prevelant conditions, which is good in a way because it spurs people to do something about it, but it also brings about this other not so congenial and understanding side. Capricorns are very committed to their cause and are really good at getting what they want. There is a negative side to this too – they become successful and privileged and find that there are not a lot many people up there and it is not really possible to be friends with people who are not there – so they feel quite lonely. They are really good at coping up with this, but now this not something that can be completely taken out of the system, is it?

Capricorns are people who seem to be a little formal, a little out of place with their fun-loving background, but that is because they actually like to have the right thing in the right place. They like to climb the social and professional ladders and are not left behind in trying to impress their superiors and even loved ones. They have a different kind of sense of humor which is rather refreshing in a gathering or party.

In matters of love, even though they might seem a little too suited-up and unromantic, they make very good partners and very faithful spouses. The problem with them is that they might be a little too strict and formal even with their children. They might never wanna deviate from the formal methods, and expose their hard self a little too often. So, accordingly, the children might learn not to take them seriously, and this might be a serious cause of heartache for them. There is no doubt a lot of satisfaction to be had from professional and domestic spheres for them, but things can get a lot better if they learn to take things easy, and deviate from the norms.

Capricorn in Friendship

If you are a Capricorn, you will make really loyal and warm friends, who will be really happy for their friends’ successes and endeavors, even encouraging and helping them in their paths. Your friendships will be timeless ones in more than one way.

Firstly and more importantly, you will be able maintain the same warmth and closeness with friends even after losing touch for a long period. Once you have come to a level of closeness with a friend, you will never lose ground. But the other aspect of this timelessness is that you do not need to be of the same age as another person in order to make a connection and get close with him/her. You have the unthinkable power of appearing contemporary and striking up a conversation with anyone you find interesting. This goes a long way in making you popular.

You will be viewed at as a very valuable friend for your unparalleled loyalty and reliability. But as I have mentioned, you have a strong urge for telling your story. As soon as you feel they have come close enough, you will start letting things out. You will tell them how your life has been ruined by all sorts of people, how rotten the world is from inside, and how void of human dignity and honesty people are out in that world. But all this a result of your urge to share all you have inside you, whether good or bad, with those that you feel are close to you in your personal or professional sphere. If you have some good news, you will turn it into an occasion and celebrate it with your spouse or friends.

None of this means that you are not emotionally strong, you are probably more resilient than anyone else. You just need someone to laugh and cry with you, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen to your … you know! But what keeps you going in your friendships in spite of all this for years altogether is your easy accessibility and your affectionate side. Your friends will find it easy to empathize with you and give you handy advise at the right time.

Capricorn in Love

Capricorns are full of contradictions and peculiarities when it comes to matters of the heart. You want to love and be loved, but when the feeling starts to blossom in your heart, something always seems to stop you from acknowledging it and pursuing it. You might sometimes want to call it your cautious nature, but you never know. So, as you fancy, you will have a lot many close relationships instead of one very close, very meaningful one. You are very choosy in taking anyone into a relationship. And even when you do, it seems like you take it too lightly and too coolly – you do not seem to be passionate enough about it. This might not be the case from where you see it, but it would do your relationship a world of good if you evaluate yourself and try to find out how demonstrative you are being of your love for your partner, and if that should be enough to satisfy him/her.

The issue with you is that you are so involved in questions of practicality and possibility that you are unable to give yourself sufficient emotional freedom to express instinctively and having fun. This might spoil many an occasion. Taking nothing away from your ability to love someone and express it, you have the making of an excellent companion. The cool attitude is helpful in clearing out cobwebs – many people try to be cool but just can’t. But this cool attitude borders one of not caring, or so your companion might think. As a result, once you are in a relationship that you have selected after a long while, it might not be too warm for too long, as you would demand of it.

You have a great impulse to impress the one you love, and this might make you brag about yourself in ways that might embarras you later on. Here it would be helpful to make a hypothetical line on your head, and try not to cross it. This applies to expenditure on occasions as well. You happen to have excellent organizational skills so that you will surely plan everything out. But you might overdo a few things here and that which can irritate your lover. Otherwise, you will do just fine.

Capricorn in Marriage

When Capricorns choose someone to accompany you for the rest of your life, they are also ready to work hard at that relationship in order to make it work. The relationship means more to them than an instrument for raising a family, and having company in good and bad times. They attach a feeling of pride and accomplishment to success in marriage just as much as they do in case of professional success. That’s why they keep looking back throughout their life at the moments that defined their relationship and the milestones that you crossed in your journey together – they are more like prizes for you.

But when it comes to Capricorns, whether male or female, there is something called being too dedicated to one’s family. You are definitely determined to do all it takes to provide your family with everything they need and want, and you are also dedicated and up to the task with your tasks as such. Thus you might overexert yourself. For example, if a Capricorn mother is through with the first few years after childbirth, she might plunge into work straight away to make more money for the family. But in doing so, because of the workload and stress, if she has a breakdown, then the family will lose a lot. Such things may have a very permanent affect on the children and the marriage, when the sole objective to start with was the betterment of the children and the marriage. Patience, Energy and Love are more important to the relationship than money.

Capricorns happen to be disciplinarians, and thus excellent parent material. Now don’t get cocky, I said parent material not parents. They always tend to overdo things, and judge their children’s abilities against standards that are too high for them. Children thrive on encouragement, and instead of giving that, they may end up criticizing them and make condescending remarks. It will do these parents a whole lot of good if they took time to go and watch their child’s play, their boy’s ball-game, or their girl’s choir song and actually try to appreciate it. Believe me, you have made excellent choices in life, so that your children and wife will truly reflect and fulfil your demand for real quality.

Capricorn Career and Money Profile

What appeals most to a Capricorn is to do one’s duty to the best of his/her capabilities irrespective of the circumstances. That might on some occasions mean giving up familial joy for an improvement in position or social status in the professional sphere (which is again indirectly aimed at the betterment of the family), and on other occasions mean letting go of career opportunities in order to be there for the family.

Capricorns are really loyal to their cause and have great respect for norms and traditions. This might sometimes make them lay low, when the world might think they have lost focus, but they will make that move according to plan nonetheless. They do not fear compromises and lean periods, they are accustomed to them; what they can’t bear is a feeling of having lost ground and having been unfulfilled on the long run – after all, that’s what they always strive for.

Professions such as surveying, farming and politics might interest them, as might professions related to geology and local governance. They are especially capable of making it to the top position of whatever trade they are in, and staying there in perfect harmony with the emotional demands and the internal forces of the organizations. They are actually made for the top job – they are not insecure, they are practical enough to take any kind of tough decision, they are disciplined enough to be in line and bring their subordinates in line, and they are faithful enough to the norms of the trade to work without many objections.Their only problem is that they might tend to get a little to predictable and bookish in their goings about at times; every job in every field requires some level of imagination.

Capricorns sometimes have a different kind of talent, very distinct from their line of work, or their pursued career. For example, a Capricorn may be good at playing an instrument and once in a while have a real impulse take it up as more than a hobby. In such cases, they need to be encouraged – this is what artists are made of.

  1. Ethan December 21st, 2019

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  2. CDC March 19th, 2018

    Crocodile haha that’s the personality trait

  3. Theresa Guisti December 24th, 2017

    I dated a Capricorn 30 years ago. Recently he got in touch with me and we have begun a sexual relationship. I want more but I don’t want to push. He is a true Capricorn in every sense of the word. I don’t question that he loves me I just know that with him I have to go with the flow and I will keep having awesome sex until he decides he wants more.

  4. chrissyk April 15th, 2015

    I will tell all you ladies that are in love or in a relationship with a Capricorn. It is a roller coaster ride. They are very loyal, But they seem very unemotional and not attached and cold. If you have paitence you can endure the ride. If not you will stay very frustrated for awhile. I promise it gets easier and better month by month. Dont push them for questions or demand. Trust me I have tried it all and read every book out there to be better equipped. It really is just the ole fashion go with the flow attuidue that will get you through it all.
    Almost 3 years into this relationship and it is night and day. Everything pays off and it keeps getting stronger and better. So ladies this is the question you must ask yourself when you lay your head down at night. What is really important ? I think you will find out that knowing he is loyal, Hardworking great with kids. Mean way more then all the romance. I know you younger ladies like all the bells and whistles. But you will get some of those things as time goes on. So be paitent and try the go with the flow and you will get one of the best men out there.

    • Beverley August 5th, 2017

      Thank you for that…because I am going through the same thing. He is perfect, calm, passionate, yet doesn’t want emotions, then some are okay, then caution again, but again, so passive and kind, caring, etc. I’m an Aires so there you have it! LOL

      Goodness, I hope he does not read this, lol.

  5. scorpio11 August 11th, 2014

    I like a capricorn guy .. who I had a deep conversation with about relationships and commitment not long ago.
    He said that if he likes a girl he would hate it if she knew that, before he knows how she feels towards him .. even though he will still hint for it to see her reaction.  
     That got me to think, he did some stuff that could be considered as hints ..and  he said that he sucked at hinting lol .. so I am kinda confused .. does he like me does he like someone else .. I could see us together in the future but I dunno if he does too.
    I wanna take a step forward but I am afraid he might not feel the same way and that will coast me our friendship.
    I need help plz !

    • Antonina March 8th, 2017

      just be patient with Capri man. Be your self, never lie to him and don’t Cheat on him!! He wants true love

  6. Rebelliouslove September 9th, 2013

    I many times desire. More romance in my relationships they usually lack some emotion and I find myself ending the relationship after a period of time. I don’t know if am dating people that are emotionally unavailable or is it me? 

  7. shelley1217 September 4th, 2013

    I’m in love with a man named kyle he says he loves me but I don’t know if he really dose.he had to move to florida suddenly do to family isues0 asked me to but I didn’t .he still says he wants me to come I need to know if this is really how he feels he is a ge mini I a capircorn

    • Antonina March 8th, 2017

      not good match

  8. Stargirl88 August 5th, 2013

    It’s tough time at age of 25 girl to be a capricorn.

  9. Stargirl88 August 5th, 2013

    True! After i dated a 23 y/o taurus guy, he figured we became just close friends. I can’t think of what the matter with him was. I got the possitive signs he’a serious with me. I didn’t sense enough he wanted “the talk” to clear things out between us two. It could be open relationship. He announced he’s courting another person in social networking site. He said he was sorry he figured we became close friends. I lost my taurus guy.

  10. Angie167 February 24th, 2013

    I am Capricorn

  11. Angie167 February 24th, 2013

    i got my first crush recently to a many who is.a gemini. i dont know what to do. we are high school and i only have him in two of my classes. some say that gem guys are lazy and many other negative comment but he is the one that work the hardest in school and for his grade then any of the other guys. can you guys please help me ….. i am not sure what to do and i feel my chances will soon come to an end….

  12. jaymsr January 21st, 2013

    a cap is vry emotional,traditional,self-sufficient & most importantly nvr afraid to walk alone..a cap does not trust someone wid his work & always do his part of job himself..a cap’s mentality is “only he can do his job perfectly” so dnt expect ur self in his struggling s..if he is in any problem thn he will definitely find a way himself bt if there is someone special in his lyf thn will definitely need her by his side ….a cap loves to be loved & cared & always seeks love..nothing is more imp thn frnds & releationshp..a cap can sacrifice almost everything for his loved once..but in return he needs only true love…for a cap truth is the center of his universe..a cap always wants to spend tym wid the one he trusts..if he does not trust u thn he will endup every releationshp wid u nvr try to lie or hide anything..if cap truly cares for u,thn he can accept the darkest secretes of past..cuz a cap is always prepared for the worst… understanding a cap is almost impossible for someone bcoz a cap hides almost everythig abt him..a true cap is always hidden in between thousands walls & there is a reason behind every single wall..we learn from the past thn break ourself completely & then recreate oulself..for us “there is always a reason behind every thing”.. the key to unhide a true cap is “try to know the reason behind his story’s ” ..i mean try to know why he is like tht 1st knw his prob then try to solve..if u do this u can surly unhide him thn he will be all urs.. bt remember we value true fellings so be the real u ..dnt try to impose …a cap will love the way u r so no need to show just be urself..& one more thing a cap(i) always follow quotations,or some hard rules to leave..a cap does not shows his love always or neither a cap wants to show tht to people if a cap said tht he loves u thn jst trust him..bcoz u got the word of the most loyal person in the world..a commitment of a cap can nvr be broken..atlast note tht if u ever break the trust of a cap thn u can nvr ever get it back again

    • kaydozier2311 October 11th, 2017

      OMG I completely agree with you. You made so much more sense about the characterized perception of Capricorn people. I’m very much interested in astrology but I feel like they miss alot when explained to world about how we really are. Yet you touched base with every intricate detail of how complex we are. Hands down we are the greatest sign of all and also parents of the zodiac.

  13. Isis13 January 10th, 2013

    a capricorn guy just told me that he loves me…i took a while to figure out whether i feel the same,but now i feel that he doesnt believe me…how do i make him realize that i really like him too??

    ps im a sagittarius

  14. October 17th, 2011

    I am a capricorn,my DOB is 29th dec,1992.I want to know about my higher education,career and marriage.

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