Signs of the Zodiac: Capricorn in Astrology

Ruled by the planet Saturn, Capricorn is not the most joyful and childlike sign of the Zodiac. Capricornians were born to be a responsible adult.
The Sun is in Capricorn between the 22nd of December and the 21st of January. It marks the beginning of the winter season during the year. To survive in the cold, you have to work hard and be disciplined. These traits are  typical Capricornian. You can easily spot them in any person with important placements here. They are focused, hard-working and ambitious.
In the natural chart, Capricorn is associated with the tenth house of career and public image. Capricorn means sea-goat in Latin, and the glyph used for this sign looks like a sea goat’s horn and tail. In the human body, Capricorn is connected to the knees and bones.

Capricorn Element and Quality in Astrology

Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign. 
Earth signs include Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn in astrology. They are focused on the physical world and how to survive in it. Earth signs are rational, live in the here and now and work hard.
Capricorn is a cardinal sign, like Aries, Cancer and Libra. When the Sun is in a cardinal sign, a new season begins. This gives an action-taking and initiative quality to cardinal signs. People who have many placements in cardinal signs like to lead and get the ball rolling.

When is Capricorn Strong in Your Chart

If you were born in late December or until the 21st of January, your Sun is in Capricorn. Another example of a strong Capricorn is if your ascendant or the Moon is in Capricorn in your natal chart. The sign these components are located in has a big influence over the native.
Since Capricorn rules the tenth house, if you have many planets there, Capricorn is an important sign for you. The same is true if you’ve got a few planets in the zodiac sign Capricorn.
Around 1990, many of the slow-moving planets were transiting this zodiac sign. Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune were all in Capricorn between 1990 and 1993. When more than three planets are very close to each other, it is called a stellium in astrology. The generation born during the Capricorn stellium was hugely influenced by bu Saturnian energies. During the winter months, some personal planets joined the conjunction and people born in winter have Capricorn even more prominent in their natal charts. 

Positive Traits of Capricorn in Astrology

The ruler of Capricorn, Saturn is the planet of structure, restrictions, and limitations. The qualities of Saturn have an enormous influence over Capricorn people. They are serious, cautious and have a practical attitude. These people are naturally high achievers.
Natives who have Capricorn emphasized in their charts are disciplined and ambitious. They know that success takes a lot of hard work and they are willing to make great efforts to reach their goals. Self-discipline is rarely a problem for these people. 
The zodiac sign Capricorn is associated with responsibility and control. Natives who have it strong in their charts have a sober approach to everything in life. They are focused on their goals, carefully assess the situation and then make the best available move. Capricorn people take full responsibility for the outcome and they believe that they are in control of their life. This approach usually does get them very far in life. They are excellent managers and entrepreneurs. Many of them are drawn to the field of politics.
The tenth house (the house of Capricorn in the natural chart) is the house of career. Big organizations and the corporative world is also associated with this zodiac sign. Capricorn people are very ambitious and they are often very successful in the field of profession.

These natives are willing to work very hard to achieve what they set their mind on. In the workplace, this mentality makes them a respected and appreciated person. They often successfully climb the ladder and get promoted to very high positions.

Capricorns prefer to live in the here and now. They are practically printed and don’t like to get lost in the world of fantasy. To them, the most important is to get things done. Again, Capricorn marks the beginning of winter and you can only survive during winter if you have enough food ‘n wood in stock.
Another thing associated with Saturn in astrology is the past. Capricorns appreciate tradition and it is important to them. They are conventional and don’t like to follow the latest trend. Traditions also matter to them in their personal lives. 
Order and structure are very important to these natives. Capricorns are very organized, you won’t hear a Capricorn complaining that they lost their keys. They like to keep their surroundings clean and simple.
Promises are very meaningful to Capricorns. If they give their word to do something, they do everything to make it that way. They are determined and reliable people. If a Capricorn once says yes to you, you can definitely count on them.
The Zodiac Sign Capricorn in Astrology
The Zodiac Sign Capricorn in Astrology

Negative Traits of Capricorn in Astrology

Capricorns can often come across as cold, strict and unapproachable. They find it hard to provide emotional support to their loved ones and sometimes even to themselves. If you are a Capricorn, coping with feelings is probably not a friend of yours. 
This can hurt them in many ways, for example, a Capricorn person is often very hard on themselves if they feel they did something wrong. Plus they tend to be stuck in the past and it can torture them for a long time.
One of the negative traits of Capricorn is that they can be domineering and authoritative. This makes it hard for them to build warm and loving relationships. The fact that their mind rules their heart doesn’t make this any easier. To spice it up, sometimes they are egoistic and unforgiving, too.
Because status and professional success are so important to them, Capricorns can be too much focused on them and material achievements. It!s important for them to learn how to appreciate the joyful and warm moments in life.

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