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Traits, Personality & Characteristics
As the saying goes “there ain’t no mountain high enough”, especially for the ambitious and unstoppable Goat!
Most Capricorns have goals that they continually set higher and higher. Or deeper and deeper given that the Capricorn symbol is the Sea Goat.
This sure-footed zodiac sign seems almost psychic in that they always know where to step and rarely falter in, well, anything.
Capricorn Sign Table of Contents
- Traits, Personality, & Characteristics
- Physical Traits
- Capricorn Symbol and Its Meaning
- Facts & Metaphysical Associations
- Compatibility – In Love & Bed
- Capricorn Children (Girl & Boy)
- Career, Pets & Pastimes
- Best Gifts for a Capricorn
- Return to all Western Zodiac Signs
- Return to all Zodiac Signs
Capricorn Traits, Personality, & Characteristics
Because those born to the sign of Capricorn are innately wise, ever honorable and champions of the finish line they can seem larger than life and a bit intimidating.
But beneath their many successes, their multiple college degrees and their collected, controlled demeanor lies an eternal seeker of self-worth.
It’s the one achievement that eludes them.
The world appreciates a Capricorn’s consistency, and those who get to know them quickly see this Zodiac Sign is a person of few words when a simple strategy will do
Goats do not gamble, they plan, rehearse and execute.
This brings respect and a fair amount of personal satisfaction, particularly when everything on their agenda has been particularly well-pondered.
Leadership is in a Capricorn’s truest nature but sometimes that’s interpreted as being haughty. People around this Star Sign see them as incredibly collected, but there is much more to the Goat than simply a calm demeanor.
Remember that this Astrological Sign is part animal and part fish, and the fish half has emotions that run very deep. These feelings rarely show themselves, making relationships convoluted.
Add to that the governing planet of Saturn, and Capricorn’s may find themselves struggling with limits vs. opportunities.
Once the Capricorn sign masters balance and integrity between those two worlds that live inside them, Capricorn climbs ever higher, including in developing rather notable spiritual insight.
Capricorn Physical Traits & Characteristics
People born under this Astrology Sign either tend toward thin builds, even to the point of appearing gaunt or as thick and solid as their personality .
A Capricorn’s features can be such that onlookers automatically think of them as being strict, rock-solid and pragmatic. Goats don’t fuss a lot with appearance, preferring to use that time to accomplish specific goals.
Particular points to be safeguarded are the bones, knee joints and skin.
Capricorn Symbol and Its Meaning
The name Capricorn means great horn or great horned goat.
Babylonians called it Suhur-mash-sha, or goat fish, which is also certainly apt. In this part of the world the God Ea had the lower body of a fish and a human upper half.
Capricorn’s story appears in Greek mythology.
Typhon endeavored to attack Pan before he took his rightful place in the sky as a reward for defeating the Titans. To escape, he dove into the Nile and changed into a Goat. As his waist was beneath the wave, that half became the fish.
It’s an interesting aside that Capricorn resides in the area of the Zodiac among many other water constellations even though it has an Earth correspondence.
Capricorn Facts & Metaphysical Associations
Dates: December 21- January 19
Symbol: The Sea-Goat
Key Phrase: “I Use”
Birthstone: Blue Topaz (December); Garnet (January)
Number Vibration Numerology: 8
Color: Dark Green & Dark Blue
Chakra: Root or Base (Muladhara)
Chinese Zodiac Twin: Ox
Funny Chinese Zodiac Twin: Ox
Tarot Card Association: The Devil (Capricorn), The World (Saturn)
Healing Crystals: Agate, Amethyst, Cat’s eye, Garnet, Quartz, Ruby, Turquoise
Celebrity Capricorns: Janis Joplin, Richard Nixon, Michelle Obama, Champ Mohamed Ali, Kate Middleton, Denzel Washington
Capricorn Compatibility, In Love & In Bed
The Earth element that governs this Star Sign’s upper body gives Capricorn loads of pragmatism and rationality.
The Capricorn personality may find spontaneous plans and people way out of their comfort zone. For a Capricorn it’s all about the journey. There’s no need for brash actions.
Want to know more? Read the full Capricorn compatibility profile.
The Capricorn Child
Capricorn kids love them!
In fact, they will work so hard sometimes as to forget things like dinner or bath time.
Little Goats are all about the rewards at the end of the day, even if it’s simply a healthy heaping of praise from mom and dad. The challenge for Capricorn parents is reminding Johnny or Jill to make time for play and socialization.
Also, make sure to give them a personal space where they can organize personal effects in their own way.
The Capricorn Child is not messy. Rather they have defined order and routines that create a comfort zone. Personal space is particularly important should your child fail at a goal like joining a challenging club. They do not take failure kindly and need time for processing.
Capricorn Babies always come across as if they have been planning their entire day in advance. No. Really. Even when they’re babies they seem to have a knowing about what’s supposed to come next.
This Star Sign youngster is not prone to bursts of temper, but be ready for them to communicate their perspectives with clarity and assurance particularly if they’ve been told, “no”.
Talking down to your little Goat never, ever goes well. Be forthright and reasonable and you’ll get much the same in return.
Want to know more? Read the full Capricorn Child astrological profile.
The Capricorn Girl is more aggressive than many others in her age group. She is very likely to have a strong sense of self-worth and remarkable discipline.
This young woman reaches for her dreams to the best of her ability, seeing obstacles and challenges as just another rock on the mountainside.
Be aware, however, that she is not prone to being hurried. The Capricorn Girl will always have her own time clock, so build in some bumper room if you know you have a deadline.
Want to know more? Read the full Capricorn Girl personality profile.
A Capricorn Boy goes by the proverbial book. Period. End. Of. Story.
Order and rules matter to them greatly, particularly if something impacts the family negatively. These little Goats are also always a tad suspicious of new people’s credibility. They naturally seem to expect people to EARN trust.
As a result this Capricorn Child may seem a little off-standish but it’s because they have an inborn protective instinct. Because of this, parents of Capricorn boys will have little to worry about in the way of discipline as their young Goat will always be on point.
Want to know more? Read the full Capricorn Boy personality profile.
Capricorn Career, Pets & Pastimes
Highly social jobs are not the best career choices for Capricorn. Small groups of people on social occasions are fine but beyond that this hard working Zodiac Sign puts their head down and just keeps at their assignments.
Small talk from a Capricorn is pretty rare but for specific business endeavors, because they use that time for creating quality projects.
It’s not surprising to see Capricorns returning to school so they can achieve even more professionally.
With this in mind the Goat may find great joy in doing research, mechanics, comparative studies and analytical work.
Capricorns appreciate animals that can be trained effectively. Consider intelligent dogs who take to obedience class and agility runs.
This mirrors the Goat’s appreciation of hard work and loyalty.
A favorite mantra for a Capricorn is, “if I can envision it, I can build it. If I can build it, the rest is gravy.”
That means The Goat may have unusual pastimes like creating unique spaces in their yard.
Other common hobbies for Capricorns include studying a new language, reading historical treatises , and (go figure) mountain climbing.
Best Gifts for a Capricorn
Capricorns appreciate hand made gifts, particularly anything that somehow connects to the Earth element.
They’re also very touch oriented so blankets or clothing with a unique texture will be appreciated and worn until they literally fall off from being cherished .
No matter what, keep it practical.
Flowers are lovely but they don’t offer sustenance or long term memories. Try going with a rustic meal, private and meaningful instead.