Capricorn Traits, Personality And Characteristics

Born between December 21 and January 19 is the tenth sign of the Zodiac, Capricorn; a feminine, Cardinal, Negative, Earth sign. The planetary symbol is the sea goat.

They start from the Sea and ascend to the highest mountain tops, working their way upward with every step.

Use the navigation menu below to explore Capricorn’s main traits:

As the tenth Sign, Capricorn also rules the tenth House: the House of Social Status. Known as the “Task Masters of the Zodiac”, Capricorns possess unsurpassed drive to succeed.  Their planetary ruler Saturn influences self-discipline, patience and responsibility.

Capricorn is one of the most stable and serious of the zodiac signs.

  • Strengths: Responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful and loyal
  • Weaknesses:  Dictatorial, inhibited, conceited, distrusting and unimaginative
  • Likes: Reliability, professionalism, personal privacy, new books, antiques
  • Dislikes: being teased, surprises, new ideas, loneliness, being made to feel incompetent and being embarrassed in public
  • Ruling Planet:  Saturn
  • Element:  Earth
  • Opposite Sign:  Cancer
  • Famous Capricorns:  Orlando Bloom, Ryan Seacrest, Zayn Malik,  Louis Tomlinson,  Ellie Goulding
  • Capricorn lucky numbers: 1, 4, 8 , 10, 13, 26
  • Capricorn lucky day: Saturday
  • Capricorn lucky color: Green, black, gray, indigo, violet
  • Capricorn lucky stone: Amethyst
  • Capricorn most compatible zodiac signs: Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus and Virgo
  • Capricorn least compatible zodiac signs: Aries, Sagittarius and Leo

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Capricorn Traits

Known for their practical approach, Capricorns apply their intelligence and logic and take into account all the facts before making any decisions. Capricorns are self-confident, have big goals and put in their best efforts to achieve them. They are ambitious because they want a secure future for themselves and their families.These people are wise, mature, sensible and don’t get carried away by fantasies. Their friends have faith in their judgment and frequently seek their advice.

Capricorn traits

The Goats are disciplined and have a lot of respect for those who are focused on their goals. You will never find them dealing with important matters casually. Once they set their hearts on some goal, they immediately set out to achieve it. They have lots of patience and understand that things take time to materialize. They are not impulsive, and will never take a risk or do anything that has the potential to upset their lives. They are very cautious about stability.

On the flipside, Goats are prone to becoming pessimistic because they find it difficult to go against the odds. No matter how much they achieve, they always think of themselves as under-achievers. Capricorns can be stubborn. They feel that their decisions and methods are perfect, and will rarely change their views. They communicate well but are innately shy people and normally take their own sweet time to open up to the best of friends. They can be mistaken for being self-centered at times. They are very conscious of how events will affect them, and this preoccupation with themselves make people think they are selfish.

Capricorn Personality

Ruled by stern, serious Saturn, Capricorns approach life from a rational standpoint, are big on tradition, and tend to be conservative in their approach to life in general. Capricorns become wise from a very early stage. This is the one sign out of all zodiac signs that people would find themselves leaning on. One can always turn to a Capricorn in times of trouble and when seeking good counsel. They have a firm understanding of how life works due to their innate independence. They rarely go out to seek help and figure things out on their own. They prefer to fix other things rather than digging into the past. They refuse to bring up situations that are long gone and over, simply because they know they cannot undo the past.

The Capricorns can be very detached people who will not get close to others beyond a certain point. Emotional involvement doesn’t come easily to them.  Most of the time they appear standoffish. The Goats can be witty and funny at one moment and grumpy at the very next. These mood swings can make them behave irresponsibly which can ruin things.

Capricorns see their lives in black and white. They tend to feel uncomfortable in what they can’t see. They understand that the less you have, the more you have. They appreciate what they have and will not wish for more.

Capricorn Man

The Capricorn man is conservative by nature and prefers to go by the book. He is very protective of his emotional and financial security, and will not take anyone on face value. You will have to put in a lot of effort to prove your trustworthiness to get close to the Goat.

You may feel that the he is slightly cold, detached and emotionally aloof. However, it is the Capricorn man’s way of protecting his emotions. They take a long time to open up, express their love and share their experiences. You have to give them enough reasons to trust your sincerity. Since they protect themselves so carefully, people find it very difficult to connect with them emotionally. This is why their desire for love, respect, and praise often goes unfulfilled. They are friendly and love to mix with people but you cannot expect them to be the partying types. Even at social gatherings they will behave conservatively. You will never find them behaving in a flashy way.

He is generous and wise, and admired for his logical thinking and simple outlook towards life. His concepts are very simple and clear and he will consciously try not to make matters complicated. He will utilize his energies in the proper direction and come up with practical, acceptable ideas. He takes relationships very seriously. He will not commit to a relationship unless he feels he can do justice to it. You will never see him giving half-hearted attempts.

Most Capricorn men believe in quality and are not insincere. He prefers intelligence, integrity and character more than everything else. Besides, he is not a fanof extravagance and materialism. He is independent and sincere, and happy to be in his worlds where he is surrounded by people he can trust.

He works with single-minded dedication, gives all that he can to reach his goals and fulfill his dreams. He is ambitious, patient and often quite successful but will avoid self-praise.

If you’re looking to find the best representative of the Goat, then look no further than a man who may one day be considered to the GOAT…Greatest Of All Time…in basketball, LeBron James, born 30 December 1984.

Despite 2 NBA titles, 4 NBA regular season MVP’s, 2 Olympic Gold Medals and numerous other individual accolades, James has never won the general respect and admiration given to athletes of his stature. But James continues to soldier forward; building his own legacy in the city of Cleveland.

In the 2015 NBA Finals, James led the injury-riddled and crippled Cleveland Cavaliers versus the powerhouse Golden State Warriors and almost single-handedly won the NBA title.

Capricorn Woman

Capricorn woman possess a timeless charm. She is the picture of grace—elegant, well mannered, and socially appropriate. A rock-steady earth sign, she lends structure and stability to any project. She’ll work tirelessly to ensure that there’s food on the family table and that the people she loves enjoy the best the world has to offer. In fact, she shows love by providing material comforts, rather than with grand displays of affection. To say she is ambitious is an understatement. When she has fixed her sights on a goal, she’ll ascend the steepest mountain trail to reach it. Pure dedication and drive earn her the well-deserved stripes in her industry.

This woman is fair and possess a strong sense of justice. She gives and demands respect. She believes that everyone should get equal opportunities to build a secure future. The Capricorn woman thinks deeply, uses her logic and weighs all options, plus and minus points before deciding on anything. She will never decide on impulse just for the sake of excitement. Security is too precious for her to take such risks.

This practical woman is very concerned with family values.If she is not involved in an outside career, she will turn her home into a career. She is a good, if overly strict mother and expects the best from her children. Friends also play a significant role in her lives. Despite having quite a large social circle, she prefers the company of a select few with whom she is on the same wavelength.

Grace, elegance, well-mannered and socially appropriate…isn’t there a better representative of the Capricorn woman than US First Lady, Michelle Obama?

Born 17 January 1964, not only is Michelle Obama the first lady to the most powerful man in the planet but she is also an accomplished lawyer and writer and doting mother to Sasha and Malia.

Capricorn at Work

The Goats are admired for their self-discipline, hard work and loyalty, which they display in ample measure whatever their field or job profile may be. When a situation goes off-track, it is the Goat to whom the rest of the team members turn to for guidance and inspiration, and they always live up to the high expectations that others expect from them.

Their basic work attitude is serious. For them it is a mission, right from the bottom rung of the ladder to the top. Once they start, they rarely look back, working as hard as is required. In fact, the harder they work for achieving their goals, the more satisfied they feel.  Their concentration and single-mindedness do not wane when they encounter problems that could throw other signs into a blind panic.  Their self-confidence is shaped by an abundance of knowledge and methodical preparation.  Sometimes though they can be exceedingly hard on themselves brought about by excessive analysis of their weaknesses and strengths.

Capricorns tend to work hard and rise in their chosen fields to achieve positions of status. In their careers, they often end up in positions of power, earning the respect of others rather than simply asking for it. A combination of their analytical mind and management skills make them suited for careers in Politics, Finance, Management, Banking, Accounts, Law and Administration. They also tend to have a great potential to make a bright career in Sports, Science and Medicine. Creative fields like Media, Advertising, Productions and the arts are also suited well to their personalities.

Capricorn Best Love Match

Capricorn is an earth sign – practical, grounded, and goal-oriented. As such, they are looking for partners who are hard-working, who can appreciate tradition, and who will look forward to sharing the finer things in life. Capricorns are a wise choice for people looking for quality long-term relationships. Capricorns are reliable, determined and faithful, making them valuable lovers and great assets in all of their various relationships. If you are a Capricorn or are in a relationship with one, it’s always good to recognize potential trouble spots ahead of time so you can work at making your connection as strong as possible.

A Capricorn in love requires patience, persistence, and most importantly time. Some Capricorns delay love by pouring their energies into their careers. Others may go through a period of deliberately choosing dalliances rather than true romance until they gain enough wisdom and perspective to choose the right mate.

The best Capricorn love match is considered to be with Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus and Virgo. Polar opposite Cancer reminds them that status and respectability mean little without family and emotional support.The worst matches for Capricorn are Aries, Sagittarius and Leo.

Read about Capricorn’s compatibility with other horoscope signs:

Capricorn And Aries Compatibility
Capricorn And Taurus Compatibility
Capricorn And Gemini Compatibility
Capricorn And Cancer Compatibility
Capricorn And Leo Compatibility
Capricorn And Virgo Compatibility
Capricorn And Libra Compatibility
Capricorn And Scorpio Compatibility
Capricorn And Sagittarius Compatibility
Capricorn And Capricorn Compatibility
Capricorn And Aquarius Compatibility
Capricorn And Pisces Compatibility

Capricorn Health

The sign of Capricorn rules the bones, joints, knees, and teeth. Capricorns are known for their beautiful bone structure and stately carriage. Capricorn women often have a striking angular beauty, especially in their facial bones, which makes them very photogenic. Your health seems to get better as you get older. Along with Leo and Sagittarius, Capricorn is noted for its longevity. Capricorn’s bones, joints, and knees, however, may be vulnerable to rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia, stiff joints, and orthopedic problems.

A diet high in protein and calcium is a must for Capricorn in order to keep the bones, skin and teeth in prime condition. You tend to do things in excess, you overwork, skip meals, then eat too much at one time. You should go easy on the highly seasoned and spicy food you are fond of, as it causes intestinal upsets.

Capricorn Luck

Most favorable day is Saturday. Colors Green, black, grey, indigo and violet bring luck. Onyx keeps Capricorn away from sadness and sorrow. Another lucky charm is the rubin. It protects Capricorn from evil spirits. A piece of amethyst helps them avoid fools in both love and business. Charms of bees bring them the business they need to stay happy.

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