Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) is the tenth sign of the zodiac, symbolized by the Goat. It is a Cardinal Earth sign ruled by Saturn. Those born under this sign are natural-born workers that use their deep sense of discipline to get where they need to go. Focus, patience, and humbleness are the pillars of this sign, and these traits allow Capricorns to put their nose to the grindstone and achieve long-lasting rewards. While they easily dismiss the superficial, Goats may still struggle with straying from their plan of action, making them seem immovable or downbeat. If a Capricorn lets you into their life, be grateful: these logical minds are some of the hardest working individuals in the zodiac and will do so without any need for praise.
Garnet, a stone for January, is a birth and ascendant stone for Capricorn. This crystal’s light energy sparks optimism and charisma in a pessimistic Capricorn. Being a Stone of Commitment and Loyalty, this stone’s loving energy inspires devotion in relationships. But it also has an activating energy that strengthens a Capricorn’s survival instinct. Additionally, Garnet enhances natural leadership qualities, giving you an aura of confidence and respect. Its loving energy also encourages you to be kind and patient with others.
Malachite is a moon stone for Capricorn. It’s linked with risk-taking and fast results, making it a good choice for highly motivated Capricorns. It also helps develop empathy, by teaching you to understand other people's feelings or the role you've played in an argument.
Azurite is another moon stone for Capricorn. It’s known as the Stone of Heaven and activates the Third Eye. This will open you to Divine Guidance. By complementing and extending your high principles, you’ll gain improved intuition. You’ll also ‘receive’ inspirational ideas that will help you achieve success. Through encouraging you to develop your spiritual side, Azurite will balance your work ethic and develop better concentration.
Turquoise is the stone for December and a lovely companion for Capricorns. As a Stone of Purification, Turquoise balances and aligns the chakras with the auric field. This connection between the spiritual and physical worlds will enhance problem-solving skills. It’ll also give you more confidence when public speaking. Capricorns prefer to be in charge, which requires decisiveness and quick thinking. Turquoise can promote sharp decision making, whilst helping you to listen to other viewpoints.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Strengths – The greatest strengths of a Capricorn are his ambition, discipline and patience. With their ability to plan ahead and think of all necessary steps in their chase for a certain goal, they are often successful in their career path. Reliable and dedicated, these individuals often have trouble opening up to other people, but become trustworthy and stable in a relationship once they decide to be a part of it. With their endurance and patience, there is hardly anything that seems impossible.
Weaknesses – While they set extremely high goals for themselves, they often do so without the proper basis in their hearts. If they separate from their emotional needs and stay focused mainly on the image they will show to the rest of the world, they easily become unsatisfied, grumpy, and even angry at their circumstances, however successful they might get. The lack of compassion that comes as a product of their own, personal lack of satisfaction, leads to them becoming cold, distant and detached from others, while selfishly pursuing their goals with no regard to other people along the way. Their direction needs to be founded in their true personality, creativity, and their hearts, in order for the rest of their life to have true quality.
Capricorn In Relationships
If you tried to form a relationship with a Capricorn, you learned how difficult this can be. These masters of practical facts and useful things often have too much pain in their lives to open up with ease. This makes them closed, distant and impossible to reach. However emotional in their inner world, they will rarely show it, and to form a lasting bond with someone, they need a lot of time to realize that they won’t be betrayed. Even though they are perfectly capable of joyful, spontaneous and fast relationships in their youth, with age they get more cautious and tend to close up in their own little worlds, without any intent to let anyone in.
As partners – When it comes to romantic relationships, they will look for a partner who shows absolute dedication to moral values, independent and strong, while at the same time able to recognize their emotional core. It is not easy for a Capricorn to find a partner they will want to share a future with, but they give enough stability and reliability to make good spouses and long-term partners once they choose the right person. The fact is they bring a lot of surprises in a relationship as they open up, and their seemingly cold and distant exterior turns to warm, cuddly nature that no one presumed possible. Softer and more sensitive than many other signs, Capricorns build large fences around their hearts and need someone patient, tender and close enough to see them for who they really are.
As parents –This is someone well informed about the well being of their kid, but often relies too much on outdated methods of upbringing. They will stick to family traditions, often be strict and too rational, and this doesn’t always go well with sensitive souls and children who crave emotional attention rather than anything else. Still, they are responsible and reliable, and with a fine bond created at an emotional level, they can be incredibly supporting and a voice of reason for their child. If they are deeply satisfied with their own path in life, they will show their virtues through infinite patience and a calm, reasonable approach to childcare.
As children – A Capricorn child is sometimes, simply put, difficult. If they have carefree, liberal parents, it will be extremely challenging to understand their character, as they can easily become the one to bring discipline into a home. They almost always have a complicated relationship with their father, and the key here is to work on their ego and self-love from the start. With loads of self-criticism, these children will take every comment in, process it deep, and rarely confront their authority. They need a lot of patience, joy and care in order to socialize well and learn about positive aspects of life instead of simply putting up with it from cause to cause.
Love And Intimacy
It is obvious that Capricorn representatives often get cold and distant, as if they were taught by life itself not to trust people or show their emotional core with ease. This sort of attitude can make them calculated and in a way shallow, while they observe their partner through how useful they are in their life. Once they fall in love and create true intimacy with someone, they will get tied up, provide the sense of security, and be surprisingly willing to experiment with their sexuality, for as long as it stays hidden from the public eye and other people. They value intimacy that is buried and hidden from everyone, sometimes even from their partner, and it is not easy to find common ground when it comes to any displays of affection.
Ambitious and aware of the consequences of their actions, Capricorn representatives often reach high positions, while understanding the value of education and common sense at the same time, and never hiding from hard work. They will show initiative and reliability in most cases, although sometimes not in the pace their job requires them to. They need time to bring the processes in their mind to an end, and give results with deep quality and a solid foundation. Capricorns are ambitious, determined, disciplined and committed to the job for as long as their equation of justice is not disturbed.
Understanding Your Capricorn
To understand a Capricorn you really have to scratch deep beneath the surface. Once you’re there, you will have to dig some more. Their core is warm, sensitive and even mellower than many other signs can imagine, but their caution is greater than their openness for love, and this makes them distant from the rest of the world. Rationality isn’t exactly their best friend, and they have to stay aware of their own emotional world at all times if they want to make progress and form relationships that will truly satisfy them.
Positive Capricorn Traits
Patient as someone who understands the flow of time, belongs to the slow and thorough element of Earth, and feels each step needed to reach a certain goal.
Deep for nothing superficial sticks to them for too long. They have to dig, work on things all the time, and even though they often need a lot of rest, they give results that are unquestionable.
Practical and down to earth, with the ability to find use for almost anything in their lives, and this applies to objects, people, and situations.
Negative Capricorn Traits
Cold for this is a sign that rules winter and ice. Their heart needs to stay warm and lit at all times in order for them to reach the satisfaction they deserve, and guilt or the lack of self-worth often makes them settle for less.
Stubborn with a strong pair of horns, and as a sign that exalts Mars, this is not exactly a person to accept changes, modern approaches and too many innovations in any area of their life. Once they are set in their mind, they will hardly move, rarely listening to any advice and with a high fence built towards opinions of other people.
Pessimistic simply because Capricorn brings Jupiter to its fall, making these individuals a bit dark, living in a tough world, with strict moral judgment and convictions that won’t let them come as far as they might if they believed they could.