Period of 22 December – 20 January

Ruler – Saturn

Nightruler – Uranus

Keyword – I use

Color – black, brown, blue

Scent – Cypress, myrrh

Gemstone – jasper, onyx

Trees: pine, willow

Food: starchy food, meat

The symbol of Capricorn is the Goat. Capricorn is associated with the harshness of winter and its stark realities. In Capricorn, the Sun is strongly goal-directed and persistent. Ambitious, serious and dedicated to duty, life is difficult, but you are the type of person who will triumph and achieve success. Your aptitude to persevere, no matter how difficult the road, sets you apart from most of your peers. You are anxious to climb the ladder of fortune, and you can usually reach your goals because of your sense of the right way of doing everything. Your patience is never ending. You are a very thoughtful and serious person, thinking everything through carefully before you set off in any direction. You possess excellent reasoning skills, and you can be counted on to select options that are both practical and that provide an economic advantage. Your attitude is conservative; conservative with time, money, and all other resources. Your philosophy is waste not, want not. You are also likely to be conservative in your political and social attitudes, although your age, upbringing, and education perspectives may influence this somewhat. You are especially well suited to business and government because of your sense of organisation and structure. You combine a talent for management with an ability to carry out instructions with care. You are the quintessential careerist, taking job and duties very seriously. Therefore, you are never one to shirk responsibility and you have very little use for those that do. That which matters most to you is your public image. You show your best face to the public. You enjoy being in a position of power and authority, although you are not very much inclined to enjoy the limelight.

You may prefer instead to run your business from an isolated perspective. You are loyal and dedicated, and you demand utter loyalty and dedication from subordinates. Advancing up the ladder of success is all important. You are unconcerned about, sometimes even ruthless toward, those getting in your path as you move upward. You don’t handle chaotic situations very well. You may need to develop the ability to lighten up a little and not take life, and everything else so seriously. Although you are self-disciplined, responsible, and practical, at times you can wallow in self-pity. It’s essential for you to remember that your most important asset is self-esteem, and you should never devalue this. Rigidity and fear of change may be your biggest stumbling block. Sober and reserved in your dealings with others, it takes you a good while to warm up enough to anyone to be considered a close friend. Yet once you do, you are a very caring, reliable, and most steadfast ally. Your private side is different from your public side. In private you are shy and sensitive. The harshness of your public image disappears. Emotionally demanding relationships are very difficult. Love relationships may be more like business relationships, and you are unsure of yourself in most intimate situations.

Anatomic: the knees, skeleton, teeth, hairs, skin and joints.

Bachremedy: Mimulus helps in periods of fear for the unknown and shyness.

Keywords:

  • Ambitious (power, position, money)
  • Organisational
  • Self-disciplined
  • Rigid
  • Thrifty
  • Prudent
  • Security-conscious
  • Conservative
  • Responsible
  • Practical
  • Persistent
  • Political
  • Business oriented
  • Methodical

Element: Earth Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn; These people are “down to earth”, and although they are often considered ‘dull’ by other people, there is a reassuring solidity and trustworthiness about them. In the first place these people see something and then start to analyse it on scents, colour, beauty etc. in order to get to a certain value. Always looking for material and other certainties in life – here and now!

Cardinal Quality: Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn are of the cardinal quadruplicity. People with this sign dominant in the chart are outgoing and tend to lead. They need other people to deal with problems, to talk about problems and thoughts and to get impulses from them to develop their character.