Capricorn and Aquarius in the Zodiac
is the goat of the zodiac and they are born December
January 19th. This is an approximation because of the
irregular rotation of the earth and therefore not every
year will Capricorn begin exactly on the
end on the 19th.
When I think of Capricorn what comes to mind is one of the most stable and (mostly) serious signs of the zodiac. You are normally self-confident, strong willed and calm. You are often hardworking, unemotional, practical, responsible, persevering, and cautious and capable of persisting for as long as is necessary to accomplish a goal they have set for yourselves. You are reliable workers in almost any profession you undertake. You are the major finishers of most projects started by the others and you quickly become the backbone of any company that you work for rising to the top.
The key phrase for you is “I use” and many people misconstrue this to mean that of a user and the social climber. But, in defense of the Capricorn, I use means you are the experts at using whatever available resources are at hand and making use of them. In other words, like Martha Stewart, they can see that a discarded egg carton, large tin can, excess carpet pieces, whatever, that can be utilized towards more efficient, and useful productivity. And so, this “I use” talent works incredibly well from running a business to figuring out how to feed and clothe 5 kids on a very limited budget.
The planet Saturn rules Capricorn and it’s image is very conservative and not a lot of fun in astrological circles and this is why Capricorn’s are associated with stiffness, stuffiness, and rigidity and with a reputation for coldness, materialism and perfectionism. A powerful need to be in control and consequently the need to control others, as to ensure the vision of the perfect world where nothing out of control ever happens. But since we all know that crap happens to the best of our intentions it’s the Capricorn who can suffer the most because of their stiffer expectations. So the answer is too simply learn the ways of the willow tree and bend with the breeze rather being the old oak that will try to survive all storms while it’s branches keep breaking off, try to enjoy life instead of always striving for perfectionism.
Saturn represents the father figure in astrology who doesn’t want to relinquish his power and control causing his children to resent and fight for their rightful inheritance. And so, many Capricorn’s will often feel that their father or their bosses or authority in general keeps holding them back and giving them no support. Many Capricorn’s have major issues with their fathers.
Saturn was the planet furthest away that could still be seen by the naked eye until the 1700’s when the telescope was invented. Prior to that man believed that Saturn represented boundaries, limitations, and structures because of its orbit furthest out from the rest of all the other planets. And so where Saturn is in your chart, or where you may have Capricorn planets placed, is often areas in life where you feel limited, that you may have more of the mountain to climb and so the phrase for Cap and that area in everyone’s horoscope is that of “it’s never enough” creating an area of insecurity and vulnerability. So where ever Saturn is placed in everyone’s chart is the area of one’s hardest lessons to face and conquer. And everyone has a Saturn, a challenging mountain to climb.
Romantically you are the marrying and monogamous type but you take it all so seriously that you are often ill-at-ease and unhappy because you take the whole love game so seriously. Therefore you are cautious around people you do not know very well, preferring not to meddle with others and in turn not to allow interference from them. Others will often see you as unapproachable, formal and aloof with an air of distance.
Of course, this couldn’t be further from the truth but you are so uptight worrying about what others are thinking about you that you don’t enjoy life as much as you could. However, once in love you aren’t going to let go since you seem to think you won’t get too many other chances but when in love you turn into the young goat romping through the fields as if intoxicated and deliriously happy. I think Capricorn’s look younger the older they get because they learn to mellow and then their appearance which had been so serious and aging lightens up and finally a youthfulness begins to appear.
Emotionally you tend to take a parental, care-taking role in love. And you are happiest when you are needed and appreciated. There can be a tendency when your love life is empty or troubled that you fall into pessimism, melancholy and even unhappiness, which is pretty normal for many signs but the goat with all your pragmatism can take loves ups and downs more seriously than what you will let on to others or what others would even assume.
When a Capricorn matches up with another Capricorn it’s usually more of a merger of practical concerns but certainly stable and enduring but not very spontaneous or outwardly passionate. You could make money with an Aquarius which might appeal to your practical side but not very romantic; Pisces is a good sign to help you dream and they certainly are mentally stimulating but unless you let go it will turn into a sisterly or brotherly love; Aries would be a good sign to set up a home and family but if you don’t let the Aries be themselves it would be better if the two of your just went into the real estate business; Taurus will always be your eternal lover and playmate; Gemini is too complicated for Capricorn’s to settle into; Cancer is your opposite sign and therefore a marriage partner; Leo’s would make a better therapist than soul mate; you and Virgo’s could travel the world in search of greener pastures; Libra is a good sign for you and excellent for business except your stiffness would push a romantic Libra away eventually; Scorpio’s makes for excellent friendships which is great basis for a marriage; and Sagittarius is your secret lover and even the unrequited one’s.
You are often built very solidly, thick, and with a serious demeanor. But Caps have the last laugh on everyone because even though they are born as very old souls, heavy, serious, and rigid; the older they get the more the old goat becomes the playful, young goat, and Cap will often look much younger the older they get while the rest of us start young and end old looking.
Capricorn’s are the kings and queens of the words; I should of, could have, ought to, and there is so little time and of course, it’s never enough. You need to learn to let go of what you think is acceptable and learn to relax and be your own person. Let that goat out and play.
You think profoundly and deeply, thoroughly exploring all possibilities before deciding on a 'safe' plan of action. You have good memories and a desire for continuing knowledge. You are rational, logical, clearheaded, and you have good concentration, but you can be stuck too long in seriousness.
Another unexpected quality in some Capricorns is an interest in the occult, which persists in spite of your naturally skeptical mind.
Like the planet Saturn who circles the personal planets in the solar system; Capricorn’s when entering a party or any large social event or dance club will often need to circle the area and scope out the territory before you decide how you are going to interact with the group. You have this secret fear that everyone is always judging you, since you have this tendency within yourself to judge others, and so before you can relax in a room full of strangers you need to check out the environment before you can relax.
You make few good friends but are intensely loyal to those you do make. You will test the waters of affection before judging the temperature is right for marriage. Once married, however, you are faithful, though inclined to jealousy. Most Capricorn’s marry for life.
The spontaneous quality of the innovative, free spirit artist is not the nature of Capricorn. The goat is so focused on his expression not being accepted by the hallmarks of tradition that originality is usually not a word associated with the artistic Capricorn nor is the word artistic.
To be useful with your creativity makes you most comfortable. The fine artist is not so much the impetus for success as is going for the more practical accomplishments of the architect, the designer, decorator, landscaper, or commercial artist. Your life choices are always highly influenced with the need for purpose. One of your favorite lines is; what’s the purpose, if there is no purpose why bother.
Material success is an important measure of success for the goal-driven mountain goat, who are determined to make it to the top. Goats never give up their relentless struggle and with often the philosophy that the means justify the ends.
Certainly, you are action-oriented. Yet while tap-dancing faster can make you feel better, the danger is that you can get so lost in busywork that you lose sight of the bigger picture.
When practical ability applied with the drive of ambition are required in employees to make a project succeed, Capricorns are the people to hire. You plan carefully to fulfill your ambitions, you are economical without meanness, and able to achieve great results with minimum effort and expense. Because of your organizing ability you are able to work on several projects simultaneously.
You have a great respect for authority but may not, if you reach high rank, be willing to listen to other opinions on things you are directly responsible for. As the ranking authority figure in a given situation you expect your underlings to be as self disciplined as you are, and to perform every task undertaken to the highest standard. They are, nevertheless, fair as well as demanding.
Your occupations can include most professions that have to do with math or money. They can be economists, financiers, bankers, speculators, contractors, managers and real estate brokers. You excel as bureaucrats, especially where projects demanding long-term planning and working are concerned. You are excellent teachers, especially as principals of educational establishments.
Capricorn rules the knees, the skin, and skeleton. Remember that your rigid personality is what stiffens up your body and can cause problems from acne in youth to arthritis in your later years. So just relax the body, mind and spirit; in other words, give the goat equal playtime.
Since stiffness in joints could be a problem even when Capricorns are young, you need to keep exercising to stay limber. Knees could be your weakest body part, so don't overstrain them.
Capricorn is one sign that enjoys working, and when faced with stress, your instincts tell you to work harder, longer and with more focused intensity. Your ruler, Saturn, causes you to take responsibility to the max. But all this stress can have adverse effects to the body. Therefore, put play and going to the gym on that schedule of yours.
The symbol associated with your sign is the mountain goat.
The mountain goat is a sure-footed, independent creature than can hold his own when maneuvering the rough terrain of climbing to the top of the mountain. You can persist in all types of weather and dangerous obstacles with a determination to attain your goals getting to the top with a practical, pragmatic plan of action. But the goat was also a symbol for wild sexuality in ancient times and so deep within this serious, goal oriented goat is a passionate and sensual side waiting to come out but only after the goal is in site so the goat can relax and let loose. And so the conservative exterior of the goat also has a burning sexual interior when tapped.
The goat was known as sexually obsessive, and many astrologers know that Capricorn people usually do have a wildly sexual, personality lurking underneath that reserved, conservative exterior. The goat in ancient times was symbolic of sexual license and freedom, like the god Pan. And an interesting note, when Cap’s become paranoid, fearing that they are loosing control they are prone to “panic attacks” and the word panic is derived from the quality of Pan getting drunk and loosing all control.
Capricorn’s philosophy and general character that just about permeates their every decision is that of being concerned about what everyone else thinks of their actions, for they think they are always being judged. However, behind this anxiety is a great integrity and need to do the best job they possibly can perform and to attain the respect of their contemporaries. What the world ends up with is an individual who truly follows the golden rule, which makes this planet a better place to live.