|Symbol:||the Sea Goat||
|Ruling House:||Tenth House
|Body Parts:||skin, teeth, bones, knees
|Date with destiny:||Taurus, Virgo
|Run for the hills:||Aries, Libra
|Where you glow:||in charge
|What makes you tick:||hard work
|Play date:||dining at an exclusive restaurant
|Perfect jobs:||news anchor, anthropologist
|Best accessory:||personal digital assistant
|A sure thing:||managing a stock portfolio
|Pleasure:||patience, respect, success
|Pain:||disorganization, miscalculation, boredom
|What's my line?||The one with the most toys wins.
Capricorn is symbolized by the Goat. You're motivated, determined and practical. You see no need to take unnecessary risks. Career is a major concern for you; advancement and recognition are alluring concepts. You are ambitious and strong, but also somewhat conservative. Capricorn, the tenth Sign of the Zodiac, is all about hard work. Those born under this Sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office, realizing that it will likely take a lot of those days to get to the top. That's no problem, since Capricorns are both ambitious and determined: they will get there. Life is one big project for these folks, and they adapt to this by adopting a businesslike approach to most everything they do. Capricorns are practical as well, taking things one step at a time and being as realistic and pragmatic as possible. The Capricorn - born are extremely dedicated to their goals, almost to the point of stubbornness. Boy, those victories sure smell sweet, though, and that thought alone will keep Capricorns going.
The Goat symbolizes Capricorns, and an apt mascot it is. Goats love to climb to the top of the mountain, where the air is clear and fresh. In much the same way, Capricorns want to get to the top of their chosen field so that they can reap the benefits of success; namely fame, prestige and money. Getting to the top isn't always a walk in the park, however, so it's likely that Goats will ruffle a few feathers along the way. These folks can indeed be domineering, even egotistical, on their route to the top. They'll tell you it's part of being a leader with bright new ideas (in keeping with the Cardinal Quality assigned to this Sign).
Capricorns are industrious, efficient, organized and won't make a lot of waves. They are scrupulous with details and adopt a rather conventional posture in business and in life. These folks feel best playing it safe, since this is a fail - safe way to get to the top -- eventually.
Thankfully, Capricorns are patient, too, and are happy to wait for their ship to come in. The flip side to this staid behavior is that Goats can become quite unforgiving of those who aren't as diligent or ambitious as they are. Capricorns need to remember that they do need allies along the way, ambitious or otherwise. In any case, once Capricorns receive the recognition and social status they so fervently crave, it's likely that all will be forgiven.
The Element of Earth is attached to the Signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, and it also rules the Second, Sixth and Tenth Houses. All the earthy metaphors are appropriate here: salt of the Earth, feet firmly planted on the ground and so forth. Those graced by an Earth Sign in their horoscope are practical, grounded and dependable. These folks aren't taking big risks, much preferring a sure thing.
Much like the Elements are considered the building blocks in nature, Earth Signs are the builders of the zodiac. To these Signs, creation is a tangible proposition. Whether it's building jobs or homes, or creating comfortable rooms within that home through the acquisition of possessions, Earth Signers are about all what is solid around us. Those influenced by this Element feel best once they have accumulated a goodly number of worldly possessions. The risk inherent in this, however, is that these individuals may become greedy and far too materialistic.
The Element of Earth also confers a sense of duty, responsibility and reliability to those in its sphere. These are the people you can count on to be there when you need them. Those influenced by Earth also tend toward caution and conservatism, in both desire and approach. That said, they are sensualists, certainly in that they appreciate a good meal and fine wine better than anyone else.
The logical mind of an Earth Signer is always appreciated. In keeping with this measured approach, these folks also display considerable recuperative powers. On the flip side of things, however, those supported by Earth may be so caught up in their objectives that they might overlook the feelings of others. It is a big picture, after all, but these folks may be more concerned with the finish line than the journey they are taking.
Earth Signs are dependable, practical and conservative, yet fairly materialistic. They have their feet on the ground but their eyes on the prize.
A Cardinal Quality is attached to the Signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. The Cardinal Houses are the First, Fourth, Seventh and Tenth; if an astrological chart shows a preponderance of Planets in these Houses, its energy is weighted toward cardinality.
Fixed Signs understand that steadiness is the key. Those influenced by this Quality are happy to forge ahead with their projects, calmly working away until they have achieved their objectives. This is no struggle for Fixed folks, rather it's what makes them tick. These individuals are stable, determined and resolute. They want to get to the finish line and have the persistence and ability to concentrate, characteristics which will get them there.
You won't find a Cardinal person slacking off. These people are full of vim and vigor and possess a drive and ambition that is unmistakable. Enthusiasm and a zest for life fill the Cardinal individual. Some might perceive this rampant energy as domineering, and, at times, it can be. Cardinal people can easily forget about the rest of the pack when they are busily focusing on their own endeavors. Even so, their energetic spirit often wins the day.
Cardinal folks are clever and want to win. They love to start things, and whether they finish them or not, there's always a lot going on. Nay sayers who find them to be too self - centered will simply have to watch (and marvel) as they speed by!
The Tenth House
The Tenth House
The Tenth House is commonly referred to as the House of Social Status. It is about the place we have attained in our social (or work/career) grouping and in society as a whole. Think status, the authority it conveys, and consequently, the role we take in our community. It also speaks to any promotions we receive, any fame we may have or will come to have and the types of business and social activities in which we partake. With respect to achievement, this House focuses on how we see ourselves and how the community as a whole sees us (and our efforts). Through this House, we work on manifesting ourselves.Vocation is important in the Tenth House. What role will we choose and how will we best fill it? How much do we want to achieve? Career, professional goals, ambition and motivation all come into play here. In a more practical context, employers and their rules are covered here, as are any other organizations (specifically the government) which have the ability to rule over us. Along with our life's work comes the challenge of ruling over others, although there will generally be someone who lords over us.
The prestige and social status we accrue by virtue of our careers and vocations can be seen, intangibly, in the form of ego gratification. How we manage this is addressed by the Tenth House. It may be most difficult to tire of financial rewards in our consumerist society; surprisingly, ego massage may grow old more quickly.
The Eleventh House also speaks to destiny -- in simple terms, our hopes and dreams, what we desire and what we want to achieve. Our creative vision is highlighted, the simple act of working toward our maximal selves. The power of collective creation, as well as the creative sparks generated by the group, are also important to this House. By banding together, we can create so much more.
The relationship of the individual to a group and to society is also highlighted in the Tenth House. To improve things and to make an impact, we must feel a real kinship to the cause; a fervent resolve to change things is necessary. In this way, we will achieve that social status which is truly worthwhile. Lastly, in keeping with its focus on rulers, the Tenth House addresses the father, who is generally the more authoritarian parent.
The Tenth House is ruled by the Sign Capricorn and the Planet Saturn.
Saturn: Planet of Karma
Saturn doesn't make things easy. That's the role of the taskmaster of the Zodiac. Saturn commands us to get to work and to work hard. Discipline and responsibility are important to this Planet, yet if we're eager to conquer the world, that's okay, too.
Much like Father Time, Saturn implores us to look at the clock (its glyph, after all, is the sickle of Chronos, the God of Time). Is there time for everything we want to do, or are there limits? Those limitations are important to Saturn, and we must learn to manage them. Restrictions are the province of this Planet, as is any form of discipline or delay.
In keeping with the passage of time, Saturn governs old age along with the lessons it teaches us. Learning life's lessons is key to this Planet, in keeping with its role as teacher. The majesty of older age also brings with it a certain sense of tradition, conventionality (our learned patterns of behavior) and wisdom, and Saturn is mindful of these characteristics. This Planet applauds our perseverance and the fact that we've withstood the test of time (yes, time comes up once again). This senior status further brings with it a measure of authority, and Saturn lords over that as well.
Structure, order and the way in which we conduct our affairs are all ruled by this ringed Planet. Contraction and the reining in of assets are also important here. Lastly, Saturn, again in its role as teacher, concerns itself with karma and the lessons which past experiences might bring.
It takes Saturn 28 - 30 years to complete its orbit of the zodiac. It is masculine energy and rules Capricorn and Aquarius and the Tenth and Eleventh Houses.
Capricorn Beauty Profile
You've always been told that you're a hard - working go - getter, Capricorn, that the bedroom and, for that matter, the powder room are secondary to the boardroom in your determined climb to the top. What is often overlooked in studying this Cardinal Earth Sign is the beauty beneath your diligent, conservative exterior. Capricorns possess an ability to find order in chaos, to find the aspect of a current trend that could become timeless and to enjoy the richness of life in careful but nonetheless enjoyable moderation.
You, Capricorn, are the sensible eater with the eternally slim waistline, the one who never forgets the sunscreen. Doing right by your health and your body just comes naturally to you. You make it look so easy! Your common sense approach to the everyday routine of self - maintenance is the key, and that's why you make such a good impression in meetings or job interviews -- you instinctively know how to present yourself.
It's not that you're necessarily conservative; rather, you're astute, adept at weeding out fads and identifying quality. Your elegance also shows in the confident and purposeful way you carry yourself. Pull your hair up into a sleek ponytail or keep it short -- whatever it takes to show off that beautiful neck. Warm, earthy scents suit you, as do dark, rich colors like plum, burgundy and red. Power is essential to Capricorns, and you glow when you have it. Your beauty comes from your resourcefulness and your ambition toward high - quality living.
Capricorn Career Profile
The workhorse of the Zodiac has arrived! No matter that it's a frisky little Goat -- this animal packs a wallop in the workplace. Practical, conservative (watch that bottom line!) Capricorns enjoy working hard and getting things done, and their patience and smarts help them persevere where others might give up. Those born under this Sign are comfortable as leaders and actually prefer this role, since it gives them a measure of control, which is soothing to them. The Goat is utterly responsible and great at rallying the troops in a way that brings out the best in everyone. They also crave independence and would feel just fine in an Ivory Tower office, directing the battle down below.
The solid, Earth Sign Goat doesn't need an entourage in the workplace -- a few trusted colleagues are much better. Traditionalists that they are, Capricorns also value image and are likely to insist that co - workers, as well as themselves, look as respectable as they are. Capricorns are highly organized, so being on their team is a study in cool efficiency. It's unlikely that the team will unravel, since the Goat knows how to do the right thing (again, for everyone) and is happy to carry a heavy load.
All this hard work can be pretty exhausting, which is why the Goat is advised to relax every now and again. "Relax? What a concept!" says the naive Goat, as if this couldn't be. Well, it should be, since Capricorns who remember to take care of their inner selves and let others shoulder some of the burden will do much better in the long run.
The Capricorn office is as solid and predictable as they come, filled with sturdy wood furniture and reams of files which will facilitate good, hard work. If they hit the road, Goats are bound to jump into a mondo American sedan or pick - up truck, anything with plenty of metal around (just in case). Lunch is also reliable and good value -- a nearby chop house will convey the right message to both clients and friends.
Capricorns are well suited as generals, administrators, ministers, managers, computer wizards and engineers.
Capricorn Fitness Profile
Capricorn is always working toward a long - term goal. You're not looking for a quick fix, so you're unlikely to do anything extreme to force your body into shape. You probably have a long - term routine outlined and are more than happy to keep plugging away at it, so long as your goal makes you happy. You can be both practical and realistic, and it doesn't make much of a difference if you get your exercise alone or on a team. If you're on a team, though, you like to be recognized as an asset. You're focused, determined and devoted; nobody is going to get away with bending the rules while you're around. The Goat is a climber, whether it's scaling rocks or hiking up mountains. You know more than anyone that practice makes perfect.
Capricorn Fashion Profile
The Goat is more comfortable in business suits than sweats, and no - nonsense heels than sandals. You are reasonable enough to want the best, but not to expect to get it on your frugal budget. There's no snob in your nature to stop you from going straight for the bargain rack and looking for the best the sales stickers have to offer. All your clothing is practical. It may not be the latest cut, but it still looks good enough to let your business associates know that you're serious about your career. If the price is right, you'll go so far as to get your clothing tailored, as long as it retains its classic, timeless style. For relaxation, you might wear pedal pushers, and leg warmers are a must at the gym. You may hunt for bargains, but you dress for success.
What you save on clothes, you splurge on accessories. Your jewelry is simple, but expensive. You can be classy without being gaudy, and an amethyst here or there never harmed anyone. Other than that, earthy you prefers browns, beiges and khaki. Your hair is not a big issue, as long as it's short, attractive and can be styled in less than five minutes. Combining adornment with use, Capricorn was one of the first to wear calculator watches, though pagers and cell phones are now the chief adornment to your pockets or purses.
|Fave Label:||Donna Karan
|Would Look Good On:||Christy Turlington
Capricorn, always steadfast and practical, likes simple, earthy foods. You don't want to feed the Goat anything exotic, like ginger or basil; they're happy with the plain parsley and cloves or nutmeg for flavor. They are also partial to substantial foods that will fill them up.
Capricorn Friendship Profile
If a Capricorn thinks you can't do anything for them, it may be difficult to break into their inner circle. If, however, you've managed to work your way up the corporate ladder or have something to offer, the Goat will embrace you for life. Expect yours to be a structured friendship If you make plans, your Capricorn buddy will schedule an itinerary for you, and you had better be on time and ready to go along with the plan. At times, the Goat may seem to you more like a parent figure than a friend. They might think they have all the answers and will try to impress you with the extent of their knowledge on any subject they think will help you. If you have impeccable manners, are successful in your own right and manage to win the affections of Capricorn, you will find that you have earned an extremely devoted friend who will be kind to you no matter what happens in your life. Don't be alarmed if they test your loyalty over and over again. A Capricorn who has once had their trust betrayed, by anyone, takes a long time to heal.
Best Friend Bets: Scorpio, Pisces
Capricorn: Karmic Life Lessons
Capricorn is the worker bee of the Zodiac. It has long - term goals in mind and works toward them constantly, sometimes to the exclusion of all else. This Sign may be the most determined and ambitious of the Zodiac; as a Cardinal Earth Sign, Capricorn combines the benefits of a grounded stability with a sense of initiative and ambition to work its way steadily toward the top. The trouble is, in the process this Sign may neglect other important life pursuits such as family, relaxation, fun ... Also, this drive to reach the top may be something of an empty pursuit, since "the top" often means simply the height of public recognition. Status and recognition, in themselves, aren't reason enough to do anything; Capricorn may lack a sense of humility or of the importance of contributing to the greater good rather than to one's own resume.
Capricorns make great students and employees; their commitment to perfection ensures they'll never turn in a sloppy report. This points to another of this Sign's weaknesses, however: Its perfectionism means Capricorn is afraid to make even the smallest of mistakes. As ruled by Saturn, the Planet of Karma, Capricorn is imbued with an undue sense of responsibility and tends to be sober and earnest as a result. To many Capricorns, there's no such thing as "one little mistake"; that mistake is the very one, in their minds, that could throw things off further down the line, ruining that grand plan they've been working toward since the very beginning. This mindset produces far too much stress; Capricorn must learn to lighten up, even if only for the sake of mental health.
This same mindset may also mean that Capricorn doesn't make such a great boss. The controlling urges that lead them to strive for perfect results from themselves allow them to expect no less from others. Behind closed doors, employees may call their Capricorn boss a slave - driver! This is that Saturn energy at work again; Saturn is sometimes called the taskmaster Planet, and Capricorn takes up where Saturn leaves off. Capricorns tend to think their way is the best way and have a hard time taking tips or directions from others. Capricorns make mistakes too, of course, and rather than making a big deal of it, Cap must learn simply to say "Oops!" and move on gracefully.
The worry that one mistake, no matter how minor, could throw things off in a major way gives Capricorn a rather fatalistic viewpoint. Rather than being unforgiving and inflexible, this Sign must learn to allow room for error. Part of the problem lies in being overly concerned with what others will think of them if their errors are made known. Capricorns must realize that others don't notice their "shortcomings" nearly as much as they do themselves; in fact, others may not consider making mistakes to be a shortcoming at all. If Capricorn can abandon the rigidity in this thinking, it will be freed to relax and do some truly inspired work.
Capricorn can look to Aries to learn how to move on quickly rather than deliberating or obsessively trying to attain perfection. Cancer can teach Capricorn about valuing family and the home over work and industry, and Libra can inspire Capricorn to maintain a balanced view of mistakes and, more importantly, that sweetness is a better way to get results than cracking the whip!
Capricorn Kid Profile
If you're a Capricorn, people are always thinking you're older than you really are. Capricorn is an Earth Sign, which really does mean that you're down - to - earth. You love school, and you usually excel in all of your classes. Don't be ashamed to be teacher's pet, Cap -- adults really respect you, and it makes you feel good to know that. You like to have two or three best friends you can tell your secrets to, but you'd prefer to sit quietly with a book, getting yourself ahead of the game. You're a natural leader, so think about starting a club based on your interests.
Capricorn Money Profile
The Goat is oh - so - careful where money is concerned. Disciplined and focused Capricorns love routine and actually enjoy the hard work involved in achieving financial success. It's the Goat's lot in life to slowly and steadily climb up the mountain, pausing every now and again for a gulp of fresh air and then continuing, ever higher. Capricorns expect things to be tough since they tend toward pessimism. In the end, however, it's exactly what will spur them on, because they do want to get to the top of that mountain in the worst way. Being acknowledged is what the Goat wants most, and if that can happen with a bulging wallet in hand, all the better!
Capricorns are among the shrewdest people at making and keeping money -- these are the true money mavens of the Zodiac. Money gives these folks a feeling of strength and accomplishment and a delicious sense that they have arrived. Having money also means that Capricorns will be able to stay in the game, which is what these hard - working souls want, along with the ability to make even more money. Goats work steadily and methodically toward financial success and generally won't relax until there's plenty of cash on hand.
It's not likely that Caps will jump into get - rich - quick schemes since Caution is their middle name. The Goat also needs to have a nest egg set aside for a rainy day, thanks to that lingering sense of gloom. Goats aren't exactly cheap, but they're not lavish, either. You can bet a Goat will know when filet is on sale and only then will it be the evening's meal.
Managing money comes so easily to Capricorn that they could, if they chose, keep accounts in their head! Knowing the score as well as they do, Caps hate to borrow -- or to lend. They also like pulling the family purse strings, so straight - jacketed family members might have to revolt. A Goat combing the sale racks? Never. These folks only shop when necessary and prefer to pay cash.
Once they set their mind to making money, no one will work harder than Capricorns toward that end. And they'll probably make it to the top!
The worker bees of the Zodiac are Capricorns, an ambitious and determined lot who are willing to do what it takes to get what they want. It sounds like this work could be fun where love is concerned, especially if the payoff is silky sweet. Much like the Sea Goat, which symbolizes the members of this Sign, Capricorn is forever climbing and reaching for greater heights. Where a lover is concerned, the crescendo of dating, romance and mating can be electric, indeed. The Sea Goat is also organized and happy to craft a beautiful romance for that special someone. Social status is also important to Capricorn, so it's more than likely that the mating game will involve a healthy dose of glamour and dazzle. The one who wins their heart will be powerful in both the boardroom and the bedroom. Yes, power is a strong aphrodisiac for the sleek Sea Goat, and in return, their lover will get a most devoted and grateful partner.
Capricorn and Romance
The often traditional, somewhat reserved and usually cautious Sea Goat is certain to take some time to size up the stakes in the game of love. Capricorn knows what they want, and once they fix their eyes on the prize, will work hard to get it. These folks are winners and often attract the same. They also like things to be orderly and pretty and know that they'll get much more with honey than with vinegar. Focused as they are on appearances, Capricorn is likely to lure an attractive lover and one who will give them the full flush of love. Nothing could be sexier! The smart Sea Goat enjoys combining the practical and the romantic, which means that anything it does is likely to combine both work and play. Toiling with this prancing animal, though, can be loads of fun.
Capricorn in Relationships
Where the 'us' thing is concerned, Capricorn keeps the ground rules pretty simple: Those with money, power and the trappings of success should step up to the plate. A relationship with the Sea Goat does cut both ways, for those born under this sign will work hard at taking a union with the right person to newer and continually greater heights. If their lover can throw in a dash of excitement along the way, all the better, since the Sea Goat loves a splashy social occasion and the chance to flash some finery. A bit of solidity, along with excitement and passion, is just the right mix. In the ideal relationship, the Sea Goat is a wellspring of love; a lover who can give of themselves completely and protect the object of their affections. Capricorn's ideal soul mate is at the top of their game and willing to take the Sea Goat along for this stylish ride.
Capricorn in Love
The person out there wailing "Is that all there is?" a la Peggy Lee might well be a Capricorn, since love can at times be difficult for these folks. This measure of mistrust might well be attributed to a fear of losing oneself in affairs of the heart. The good news is that with the right one, the Sea Goat positively blooms in love, and is a loyal and devoted partner. When they give, their love is total. Not only that, it's also delicious for both, since Capricorns can easily engage in dreamy states where their lover's complete satisfaction is all that's on their mind. This can mean creating a beautiful home (although it's likely to be with their lover's money) or being the perfect partner at a party. Love is a blissful state for the Sea Goat, and one which they will work hard to keep.
Capricorn and Sex
Behind that cool Capricorn exterior lies a white - hot interior waiting to be discovered by a worthy lover. Splendor beneath the sheets is likely to be a straight - ahead affair for the Sea Goat, since this practical Earth sign doesn't need anything flashy or fancy to get aroused. The arousal here is from being happily in love, since love and sex do go hand in hand for Capricorn. The Sea Goat is a persistent, passionate and loyal lover, so whoever is on the receiving end is in for a guaranteed good time. While Capricorns abhor being dependent on their lover, they would certainly like to be nurtured by them and exposed to new levels of delight. There is no doubting that the frisky Sea Goat can explode with an understanding, strong and libidinous partner.
What Capricorn Needs
The competitive streak in the Sea Goat means that they are attracted to a game that's fun -- and also one which they can probably win. It's likely that their sights will be fixed on someone classy and sexy and also with plenty of money and tales of success to turn heads, including theirs. The right partner is also responsive and has their feet planted firmly on the ground, as they do. If the Sea Goat's mate can both chill them out and bring them out, it could be a match made in sexy heaven.
The Capricorn lover sets goals, works hard and won't be denied. They are ambitious yet devoted, an intense (often internal) flame waiting to burn for the right person. Those lucky enough to latch on will have a winner in their midst, and a fun one at that!
Capricorn Technology Profile
Capricorns are the producers of their own lives, so the Web world better watch out! You'll be able to take the pieces of the puzzle and fit them in their proper place. Your inclination to stay on the safe side and protect yourself with passwords will serve you well. The actual computer may be more compelling to you than all of the fancy applications it houses. If you find yourself frustrated, your ability to bounce back from adversity allows you to persist until you achieve success. Having the patience to wait for Web pages to load allows you to reap the rewards. The detail orientation of Capricorns ensures that your efficiency applies to your online experience. Partiality toward conventionalism means that a practical, older computer system with frequent upgrades is likely to be your tool of the trade.
Capricorns Travel Profile
Traveling in style is what Capricorns are all about if you can get them on the road, that is. Those born under this sign are the worker bees of the Zodiac, mainly interested in working to make money and build an empire. If and when they do take a trip, though, Capricorns are highly organized, carefully planning the agenda beforehand. It will also be first - class all the way: These folks are keenly interested in social status. No nouveau - riche posers here, since it's all tasteful and classically elegant with the willful Sea Goat.
A tour of Europe's capitals is always high on the agenda, what with the savoir faire that says "I've arrived!" loud and clear. Capricorns are also fond of traveling in a group and won't shy away from leading the troops -- or at least managing the finances. Hey, these folks are business people first! It's also a given that there will be enough money on hand to pay for things now as opposed to later.
The steady and devoted Sea Goat makes for an excellent traveling companion, too; Caps are exceedingly capable and are happy to shoulder the worries for the group, thereby making things easy for all. No, there won't be any wild adventures on the horizon with a Cap, but a good time will be had by all
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