Capricorn Zodiac Sign
Sanskrit Name: Makara
Meaning of Name: The Goat
Capricorn Dates: December 22 – January 20
Sign Type: Earth – Cardinal – Negative
Lucky Color: Brown, Steel, Grey, Black
Lucky Day: Saturday
Lucky Number: 1, 4, 8, 10, 13, 17, 19, 22, 26
Capricorn Birthday Flowers: Carnation
Capricorn Birthstone: Garnet
Associated Chinese Animal: Ox
Capricorn, the upward climbing, always forward moving Mountain Goat, represents the 10th Sign of the Zodiac. Committed to responsibilities, Capricorn is a Sign representing the work side of life. Often calm, to the degree of appearing slightly cold, meticulous and dogged in their persistence for quality and productivity, Capricorn individuals are often a notch above their counterparts. Prodigious and confident, Goats are hard working, sincere, soft hearted yet sticklers for quality.
Most of them are blessed with a deep wisdom, understanding and stability of thought and action from an early age. However, this does not make them boring or staid – even though a bit slow to truly flower. In fact, born with the wisdom of mature adults, the Goats, as they grow older tend to hark back to childhood in all its glory. Blame it on their ruler, the slow moving, discipline-loving, blossoming when the struggle is the hardest – Saturn! So, you may find a young Cappy somewhat dull, even lazy and tedious, thinner, shorter or weaker than his/her peers (or fatter, for that matter) – in short, a misfit – working most nights, unwilling to go out, guarded and closed.
However, as this Capricorn gets to the other side of 30, you may see him/her changing his/her streaks altogether. This is when you will see the sparkly, lively side of the Capricorn-borns. Patience, achievement, practicality and security net are their buzzwords. They may even act selfishly, if they don’t get what they want. However, love for them is special. It is a lot about stability and commitment, so from an early age, marriage is on the Goats’ minds. Loyal and caring towards their loved ones, the Capricorn individuals, though, will even pass up love for duty and virtue.
Capricorn the Achiever
The Capricorn Zodiac sign is the leading earth sign of the horoscope, and earth is mainly about the concrete and material. To any earth sign, talking or thinking is not enough. Without results in the real world, nothing has happened. The Carpicorn horoscope sign is prepared to do the miles to make that come true.
A keyword for the Capricorn Zodiac sign in the horoscope is ambition. It’s the sign of erecting buildings, bridges, and any other structure of significance, making society function ande improve. The Capricorn horoscope sign is never satisfied with what is, but needs to utilize existing resources to accomplish a grander tomorrow. Anything else would be like sleeping. Capricorn has little time for sleep.
Saturn, the ruler of the Capricorn Zodiac sign in the horoscope, is a demanding master, and Capricorn is an astrological sign that expects nothing less. Life is an opportunity that should be taken full advantage of, and no Capricorn is pleased with anything else than leaving the world in a much different shape than from what existed when entered. It’s all about making something out of it.
Positive Qualities of Capricorn
The Capricornians are extremely responsible. You can be assured that they will do their part, after allotting them a task. They are tolerant, which makes them very good family person. They are resourceful and talented people. Ideally, they do not have any goal in their life, but if they make any target, they achieve it by hook or by crook. They are reliable friends. You may not meet more humble people around you, other than the Capricornians.
Negative Qualities of Capricorn
They lack direction in their life. They always try to be perfectionist and that is a reason, why many people do not like them. They are determined, and sometimes, this trait goes towards stubbornness. They do not like to take instructions from others. There are very few Capricornians, who are imaginative and creative. They love to follow the tried and tested ways in life. On one hand, they are responsible, but at the other, some of their attitudes are doubtful.
Traits of Capricorn
Dependable: Capricornians are reliable and dependable, whom you can trust blindly and can share your thoughts and opinions. You can count on them, no matter how difficult the task is. This is the most important trait, which makes them different from other signs.
Classicist: Capricornians love the traditional approach for everything. They do not try to experiment and always go for the customs and rules. They always settle for the best in each and every aspect of life. They learn from their failures and that makes them even stronger. With their continuous struggle for good performance, they gradually reach towards perfection.
Sense of Humor: Capricornians have the best sense of humor of all zodiac signs. They face weirdest kind of jokes and banters on themselves. They have it in them to smile all the time, even in the tightest situations.
Rigidness: The Capricornians are stubborn. Once they focus their target, they never fail to achieve it, no matter how struggle they may have to put in. They are always firm and determined. They set their own rules.
Realistic: Capricornians are extremely practical. They can take the right decision after considering all possible situations. When everyone is looking at the darker side, the Capricornians foresee the better future.
The characteristic traits of Capricorns differentiate them significantly from others. They are self assured and have their foot rooted firmly on the ground. They have a very practical approach towards life and would only believe in things which they can judge with their ability. Imaginations don’t hold a place in the lives of Capricorns. Capricorns will not take risks without knowing the pros and cons.
They are resolute in their actions and hardly get affected by failures. They will try continuously till they succeed. Some of the positive traits of Capricorns are:
Even then the sure footed Capricorns aren’t free from negatives. Often they are selfish at their acts. A Capricorn would hardly act if there is no interest involved. Their desire to reach to their goals by any means can at times make them cruel and tyrants in their actions. They can be completely insensible and unemotional.
Capricorns are highly ambitious and they wouldn’t hesitate to take any route which will lead them to success. Negatives of Capricorns are:
Nature of Capricorn
At times Capricorns live a melancholy and lackluster life because of their tendency to alienate people during their act of achieving their goals. Members born under the sign are highly ambitious, which can also make them selfish in their actions.
They would always set a higher goal for themselves and therefore are relentless in their act of achieving things. They are self assured people who are hardly affected by failures. Capricorns are extremely patient and would pursue their target doggedly.
Capricorns are not impulsive. They would wait as long as it requires to analyze a situation before acting upon it. Hence, Capricorn is described as a passive sign by the astrologers. But in reality, Capricorns are full of energy, which they will put into action once they are assured of their success.
Capricorns see their lives in black and white. They tend to feel uncomfortable in what they can’t see or understand.