Sun in Capricorn

(The Sun is in Capricorn from approximately December 22 to January 19, depending on the year).

Capricorn is a feet-on-the-ground, eye-on-the-prize sign. Those with Sun in Capricorn have a realistic, grounded approach to life that can be seen no matter how dreamy the rest of the birth chart suggests. These people know how to do things, and to get things done.

Some Capricorns naturally turn their backs on things they deem too frivolous. They are very much concerned with things that are worthwhile—and that include their own lives. Capricorns want to do and be something worthwhile. Like their Earth signs relatives, Taurus and Virgo, they need to feel useful and effective in the real world in order to be satisfied with their lives. But the Capricorn spin on the earth signs is that Capricorn possesses a stronger need for recognition in a worldly sense. They have a strong sense of society and its framework, and they feel most secure when they feel they are doing their part within that framework.

Capricorns like to pare things down, and take pleasure in the simple things in life. However, many are attracted to status symbols and these ones will wear the best clothes (tasteful ones!) and drive quietly impressive cars.

Comparing Capricorns to their symbol, the goat, brings up some interesting analogies. Solar Capricorns can see into the future, and plan for it. They don't mind taking things slowly, but they absolutely aim to get to the top of the mountain in life! They make their way steadily and sure-footedly; and their strength and singleness of purpose are admirable.

Capricorns can sometimes be rather lonely people, although they rarely let it show. They are often a little reserved—even standoffish. This is generally because they value all things practical, and they'll seldom wear their emotions on their sleeves, unless they have a particularly flamboyant Moon sign.

This is a sign that is surely the most resourceful of the zodiac. To some, Capricorns come across as unimaginative, but they can be enormously creative when it comes to the material world. They are generally very capable people with a strong sense of tradition and responsibility.

Many Capricorns have mastered the art of making people laugh. Their sense of humor can be of the deadpan variety—they're generally excellent at keeping a straight face. They can be bitingly sarcastic, too.

Capricorns are not known for taking too many risks in life. They value the beaten track and things "tried and true". This is not to say they are stick-in-the-muds — they simply value the hard work laid down by those who've been around before them. Turn to your Capricorn friends for help when you need to really get things done. They'll have practical advice, and they'll help you organize and manage your life a little better. Capricorns are generally good with their "word", dependable, and rather loyal people.

Sun in Capricorn: Children born into the mother-dominated sign of Capricorn obtain the values of traditional business and the corporate power structure and the ability to go about attaining power, from the influence of the mother. Father is a passive figure. However, most Capricorns have a father who is a respected member of the family, but one who is untouchable and uninvolved in the family structure. So the immediate decisions about running the family are left in the hands of the mother, and in the child's eyes she runs the universe. When Daddy comes home, he just upsets the applecart, for the little Capricorn is second-in-command during Daddy's absence. Capricorns usually feel apprehensive about confronting the father, unlike the other Earth signs.

Capricorn's mother is very traditional in her attitudes. She runs a Saturnian household where children are to be seen and not heard. Capricorn children are usually quite well-behaved, and they tend to frown on too much frivolity in life. They take responsibilities seriously. Even their sense of humor is serious - it's often cynical or satirical; funny stories are told with a straight face.

Mother wants to go places in life, and Capricorn children pick up this vibration from her. She instills in them a sense of management, a sense of power, and a need for power and control, for she is a powerful and controlling figure. She uses every piece of information at hand so that she can keep her family in line. Capricorns learn how to do this from her.

Capricorns go out into the world looking for a place to climb, and want to be the head of something at all costs. What they often don't understand is that they are born leaders. One enters the zodiac in this sign because one is ready to learn about the responsibility of power. If they are in a hurry to get ahead in life, Capricorns will use any means available, including using people to get what they want. This sign is sometimes considered the mercenary of the zodiac. If they will learn to wait, to earn their position, they will be better off. The natural vibration of Capricorn (and Saturn) will put them into positions of authority if they train themselves properly.

Sun in Capricorn: It has been said that Capricorn falls from high places. The symbol for Capricorn is the Mountain Goat, climbing to the top of the mountain. The trick is for Capricorn to develop its sure-footedness in order to climb the mountain without falling. Some people think Capricorns should give up the climb; but the importance here is that of developing the qualities of an experienced mountain climber so that he can reach the top and do some good. The universe needs leadership, guidance into new traditions, and help to establish order and purpose into the social structure. Capricorn is an earth sign; it follows the Fire sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarians bring about theories of law and order and the spiritual or philosophical growth of the individual. Capricorn is here to carry these theories into being and existence. There is good reason for Capricorn types to develop surefootedness; they have the responsibility for building strong traditions and institutions in a symbolic sense. Those of us who use our power in a thoughtless or selfish way will eventually have that power taken from us, for it seems to be the way of the universe.

Capricorn is the most theoretical of the Earth signs. All the Earth signs have something to do with the manifestation of an idea into reality in the universe. The pattern of Earth and Fire around the horoscope wheel shows the union of the masculine and feminine principles. As humanity co-operates with energies present in the universe, each new generation forms its own Tao symbol in consciousness. The problem with the material, or feminine, polarity signs stems from a desire to keep everything static in the material universe.

Sun in Capricorn: The Capricorn personality tends to be serious in nature; and you will display a cautious, thoughtful quality, being quite practical, prudent and economical in your affairs, as if you are on the defensive against the vagaries of life. You will usually consider all options before you act decisively. You prefer to express an individual dignity, often assuming a role of authority, as you highly value law and order in daily life and consider that these aspects are essential in both the individual and the national life. You will be attracted towards positions of authority and social prestige, and will be ambitious to achieve them; this will attract and satisfy you more than just material possessions, although you may also 'use' them to enhance your status.

You will be capable of hard persistent work, designed to achieve your goals, and you should be an efficient organizer. You are usually very reliable at work, being quite conscientious, and you are likely to possess the gift of a lucid and direct writing style which can prove to be an advantage.

You need to feel admired, respected and appreciated by others, in all your efforts at home and work. You are not especially emotionally or physically demonstrative, and although you are compassionate, you may find it difficult to display sympathy openly. You prefer to serve others through action, by physical aid in some way, rather than by emotional support, as you are less comfortable with that part of your nature. You prefer to judge others and be judged by them through actions rather than words; to you, words can be many, but few tend to back them up by action.

You may periodically suffer swings of mood, ranging between the extremes of optimism and pessimism, partly because you have difficulty in always maintaining faith in life. You can often be very reserved and private, keeping a distance between yourself and others, and relaxing your guard only when you have known the person for some time, and feel safe and secure. When you choose to apply it, you should have a powerful will, which can be used in a concentrated, persistent manner to achieve objectives.

You dislike wasting words, preferring precision and saying only what you want to say, or staying quiet, especially if you are afraid of being misunderstood; there may be some problem in communicating to others, particularly at times when you need to withdraw from excessive social contact. You often believe that you know best for all concerned, be they family, friends, relatives etc.; and at times you may tend to be insistent that your ideas are the right ones to follow. This can lead to domestic or work conflicts as you enter into disagreements, especially if you express yourself dogmatically and authoritatively, as you often do. You may need to learn more about the values of co-operation and joint decision-making at some time in your life.

Marriage evokes your sentimental nature, and you may prefer a partner who is either 'motherly' or 'fatherly', looking for loyalty and reliability in partners and friends. Your view of life is realistic and pragmatic, preferring to establish a stolid pattern of familiar daily routines to offer you a sense of security. You may tend to repress emotions from public expression, as you feel uneasy if they become dominating, and prefer always to feel in control. You may need to open your mind to higher things, to philosophies, fantasies, abstract thinking; as your approach may be too factual, critical, analytical and practical, and the danger is that this - unless modified - can make you too rigid, dogmatic and narrow-minded. In chasing your ambitions, you will have to ensure that any relative failure does not frustrate or embitter you through your loss of perspective on the totality of life.

Sun in Capricorn: Sun in Capricorn individuals feel they have the right to authority; to govern and control others in terms of establishing order; to be respected for their achievements and position.

Static When you focus on wanting recognition and respect from others for your being in control, you may use your authority to dominate those around you. If you become totally dedicated to appearing authoritative and earning approval for your achievements, you may neglect using your talents to get the job done. This comes about when being in control and getting respect have become more important than actually accomplishing the task. You also may expect others to be as sensitive to your ambitions as you are insensitive to theirs; and when they do not offer the deference expected, you may become defensive and critical.

Tension with co-workers can be aroused if you want your behavior to be sanctioned as perfect in their eyes. You might not use your organizational talents to benefit others, but solely to manipulate them into improving your social image. Thus, you may create, through self-interest, the necessity of having to manage them constantly in order to stay in control of the situation. This might limit success and put a tremendous drain on your energy and vitality, which may leave you in a state of tense watchfulness.

You can direct your attention to encouraging others with your organizational talents and abilities. This allows your sensitivity to expand into areas in which others are disorganized, and could use the benefits of your natural sense of order. In the process of effectively assisting them, with an awareness of their feelings, you automatically acquire their respect without having to justify it. Recognizing the intangible order and perfection of things can allow you to plan on a material level with less tension.

Awareness of your emotional connection with the whole allows you to organize co¬workers effectively. You can do this in a way that improves the situation and increases your vitality and well-being. In managing others to more effectively produce results that are in their best interests, you automatically gain their esteem and admiration for your executive abilities. This eliminates the need for further supervision. Increased self-respect can come through your process of organizing and delegating authority in order to get the job done most effectively for all concerned.

When your integrity comes to the fore, you cease to justify your position through the regard of other people, allowing you to forcefully channel your energy into accomplishing the task at hand. In so doing, you can produce results that earn you lasting respect.

Sun in Capricorn: People who have their Suns in Capricorn are usually serious, hard-working, cautious and pragmatic. You may have had to assume adult responsibilities or go to work at an early age; and as a child you always seemed much older and more mature than your years. Your childhood may not have been particularly enjoyable, and perhaps you couldn't wait to grow up. Peers may have thought you were dull or uptight; and even as an adult you sometimes find it hard to relax and have fun. However, you age well, become more comfortable with yourself after turning forty, and seem to get younger as you grow older.

You are conservative with your time, money and other resources, and your philosophy might be 'waste not, want not'. You don't like to do things spontaneously or without adequate planning, and you want your life to be carefully ordered and clearly defined. You are also likely to be conservative in your political and social attitudes. Traditional values and structures that have survived the test of time appeal to you most; you don't trust people, ideas or products that haven't 'proved' themselves yet.

The quintessential career person, you take your job very seriously and are never one to shirk work or duty. You tend to be something of a workaholic. Ambitious and diligent, you climb your way to the top of the corporate ladder with slow, steady steps. You probably won't set the world on fire, and you make your own luck. Your success is based on competence, common sense and perseverance; and employers, employees and clients know they can depend on you.

Though you enjoy being in a position of power, you aren't fond of the limelight and prefer to run things from behind the scenes. You also may be ruthless, unscrupulous, or unconcerned about those you step on as you move upward, adopting an attitude of 'the end justifies the means'.

Your public image is very important to you, and you see your 'role' as the pillar of society. You are the loyal, conscientious and reliable good citizen, the backbone of your family and community, the person who gets things done and holds it all together. Practical and predictable, you support the status quo and rarely go against majority opinion or community standards.

You tend to show your best face to the public. In private, you are less adept. You are quite shy and sensitive, though you try to hide it behind a gruff exterior. As a result, you feel more comfortable with the ordered, detached relationships of the business world than with more personal ones that can be unpredictable and emotionally demanding. Unless your Moon is in a water sign, you might feel awkward and unsure of yourself in intimate situations. Your love relationships can seem more like business partnerships or practical arrangements, and you probably subscribe to traditional attitudes when it comes to male / female roles. Though highly sensual and sexual, you aren't the 'playboy' type, and take your relationships seriously. You also can be something of a moralist, and tend to conceal your lasciviousness behind a refined, well-controlled, even prim exterior.

Your greatest gift is the structure, order and stability you provide, particularly in the public and professional spheres. Your greatest failings usually result from your coldness, rigidity and fear of change.

Like Virgos, these subjects can be too fussy for comfort, seeking perfection in all that they do, being quick to criticize other members of the family. Some of these subjects are dogmatic, opinionated and inflexible, which makes them very hard to live with; while others can be too self-absorbed to be true relaters. This self-absorption and attention to detail may be very hard to live with. Some Capricorns are quite arrogant; and some land their families in trouble through crooked business deals, but this is not the way most Capricorns behave. These people have a gentle manner but a tough centre. They can compromise, but they usually end up getting their own way.

As homemakers, Capricorns are really rather good. They like to invest their money in bricks and mortar, and they won't allow a property to fall into disrepair. Being an earth sign, they need a bit of land around them, and they can be quite keen gardeners, with an especial penchant for growing food. Capricornian homes are comfortable and well-equipped, but not necessarily with the latest gadgetry. They don't actually spend much time at home, because their work and their many interests keep them on the go; but they do like something comfortable and pleasant to come back to. Earth sign people are usually quite dexterous, and many of them are good cooks. For example, in our family it is my Capricorn step-father who bakes the cakes!

Some Capricorns are very shy and awkward with new people; and this tends to lead some of them to choose a partner who is more outgoing than themselves. In such cases, they don't feel upstaged when their partner is chatting away merrily while they sit quietly in the background. Other Capricorns need to shine in their own right, and choose partners who will complement them rather than outshine them. Most of all, these subjects need a partner who can offer them emotional security. Capricorns somehow seem to miss out on their share of love when young, and they need to be able to rely upon this when they get into a relationship. Capricorns are easily embarrassed, and their dignity is as important to them as it would be to a Leo. This means that they cannot bear the thought of living with a stupid partner who opens his / her mouth without thinking, and a drunken partner is absolutely out of the question. Capricorns are quite intuitive, generally knowing when something is wrong with their loved ones; and they soon learn to trust their intuition. Generally speaking, as long as they are not hell-bent on a life in politics or a grand position in industry, Capricorns make rather good partners.

Most Capricorns are shy, slow to get off the ground with the opposite sex, and definitely not overtly sexual. This doesn't mean that they don't care for sex; remember, this is an earth sign, and all earth signs are sensual. Capricorns are not particularly experimental as far as sex is concerned, possibly because they suffer from old-fashioned feelings of guilt, and partly because some of them actually fear sex. Others are quite happy to make love as long as they are in charge of the proceedings and are in no danger of being faced with something surprising or, worse still, embarrassing. Some Capricorns prefer to remain virgins until well into their thirties, while others give up the whole messy business as soon as they can. Having said this, most Capricorns are quite happy to make love while they are in a safe, wholesome relationship with someone whom they can love and trust. Some astrology books give these subjects a reputation for lechery, but this doesn't seem to be borne out by reality. There are some very flirtatious Capricorns who may well have a soft spot for the opposite sex, but I get the distinct feeling that they use flirtation in order to either gain attention or control the people whom they meet socially. Having said all that, there are some really sexy goats around.

Capricorns are ideal family people because, although they get on well enough with colleagues and acquaintances, they reserve their real affection for their families, which includes parents and grandparents as well as their partners and children. Anyone marrying a Capricorn will have to take their fondness for other members of their family into consideration. Capricorns need an atmosphere of harmony, and they hate bad feeling or family feuds. Capricorns don't have many friends, but they do have quite a number of acquaintances. It is not easy to get to know these people because they don't share confidences with people whom they know casually.

As parents, these subjects are very loving and a trifle old-fashioned. They are ambitious on behalf of their children, and they will make every effort to see that they have all the things that they need. Capricorns respect authority and will try to teach their children to respect their teachers, youth leaders and so on. These parents are very keen on education, perceiving it as the way forward for their children.

As a child, the Capricorn is shy, retiring and lacking in confidence, but he is sensible, studious and mature for his age. Capricorn children can be quite ambitious, with their goat's feet in the valley and their eyes on the distant hills. Such a child is unlikely to be a problem, but he can be obstinate and distant.

Sun in Capricorn: This is a sign of contrasts. There is great potential for success in every Capricorn, though sometimes they refuse to recognize it and their outlook can be pessimistic, so the potential may remain undeveloped. On the one hand, some members of this sign are ambitious and aspiring, with the energy and will to succeed in whatever they set themselves to do; on the other, there are those who may have the desire to do well, but are hindered by inhibition and lack of self-confidence (sometimes disguised by a feigned laziness).

Both types of Capricorn are convention, and sometimes even slaves to convention; they want always to be seen to do 'the right thing'. Both have a splendidly offbeat sense of humor, vividly contrasting with a strong tendency to grumble. Both are prudent and methodical. Sometimes the successful Capricorn achievers suffer a lack of self-confidence, while the less confident and successful may snap out of their negativity and make themselves enjoy life in a remarkable light-hearted way. (The influence of Mercury may be seen under such circumstances: when that planet is in Sagittarius, for instance.)

One of the most endearing characteristics is the dour sense of humor already mentioned: even at their most serious and formal, this can suddenly erupt. Patience is one of their virtues, as is insight, but the less self-confident may not believe this and should be persuaded to develop the ability and rely on it in long-term planning. Confident, aspiring Capricorns are usually very disciplined, but again lack of self-confidence can result in discipline being thrown to the winds. It is not easy to find lovable, tender traits in a Sun sign Capricorn. Fortunately, this is only one side of the character; other elements in the full birth chart will without doubt add warmth to this apparently rather chilly personality.

Capricorns abhor starting married life in a garret, and may postpone emotional commitment until they are firmly established in a career - perhaps quite late in life. They may then choose someone who is a parent figure, or at least commands admiration and respect. They can also marry for money or social status. They have a rather low emotional level and may find it hard to show their true feelings, especially in intimate relationships. They should realize this, and accept that very often their partners need reassurance that they are still loved, especially if the Capricorn is much involved with a career and if time at home is at a premium.

Capricorn children are very loyal, and need to express natural pride in their parents, who in turn must realize that these children are highly conventional, and need a secure, structured and disciplined background. They also need well-reasoned encouragement ¬one of the best rewards is extra responsibility and pocket money. Their self-confidence, sense of fun and especially their sheer enjoyment of life need constant bolstering if they aren't to grow too serious and old before their time. It shouldn't be depressing if the child hovers near the bottom of the class as long as steady progress is made; sudden leaps towards the top are not likely. The sense of ambition should always be cultivated and encouraged.

Capricorn parents are eager for their children's success, but should always remember to show their love, affection and appreciation openly - not just with impressive presents, but also by giving the children their time. Ambitious Capricorns can be so involved in their careers and in making money (albeit for the benefit of the family) that they have no time to enjoy their home lives; and in extreme cases - especially if the children went to boarding school - they will suddenly find themselves sharing a home with adults they don't know very well. The importance of moral discipline goes without saying, but Capricorn parents can be over-strict and heavy-handed, especially during the teenage years when children naturally rebel against parental control. An unbridgeable generation gap must not be allowed to develop.

While members of many zodiac signs find it hard to cope with responsibility because of the loneliness that is often involved, self-confident Capricorns may welcome the chance to sit in their own offices at their own desks, keeping even their closest colleagues at a distance. They may of course still have to seek and take advice, but they can find this rather irksome, probably because they feel they should know everything, and don't like being reminded otherwise. It is, once again, a question of self-confidence: they find it distressing if anything tends to undermine this. not all Capricorns may be as autocratic as we suggest, but there is almost always an element of autocracy somewhere in their character.

The Capricorn ladder to success must be steadily climbed; attempts to scale several rungs at once may be disastrous. On the other hand, the top of the ladder is always achievable, and they should set their sights at least as high as its topmost rung.

The attitude to money is a careful one - and, yes, that may be a synonym for meanness! Early in their careers, these people will probably subscribe to savings schemes; and if they are free with their money it will often be spent on people who can help them with their careers - entertaining them to dinner, perhaps. Although Capricorns are found in all walks of life, of course, many do particularly well in local government, banking and finance, estate management, the building trades, the dental profession and osteopathy. The self-made businessman is often a Capricorn.

The Capricorn ability for long-term planning should mean that periods of change will be anticipated. Typically, each change should result in positive material progress, adding to the individual's self-confidence and positive outlook. Prudent saving and investment will ensure a good standard of living on retirement. These people should have no problems in filling their well-earned free time with all the activities they have looked forward to tackling. An earth sign, Capricorn persuades its denizens into the garden - or certainly into the fresh air. But this is also a very musical sign, and a literary one, so music and books will help to fill the days.

Capricorns are on the whole very sensible about their diets, recognizing the drawbacks of self-indulgence, but they should perhaps watch their calcium levels. Perhaps the most important advice one can give them is to keep moving, for many spend long hours behind a desk and can easily develop stiffness in the joints, leading to arthritic conditions. They must take particular care of their knee-joints (this is the Capricorn body area). Teeth and skin are also concerns of this sign and need special care. Rather like their partners across the zodiac, the Cancerians, they should be very careful of their skin when in strong sunlight; a high-grade sun-screen filter should always be used when sun-bathing.

Sun in Capricorn: Since they were born under an Earth sign, Capricorns will never be content merely to keep body and soul together. They have a persistent feeling that they must develop into something. They must have some accomplishment to point to, some property to look after, or some obligation to fulfill, which may be in business, politics, or the social or intellectual fields.

They have excellent intuitions and use them in their struggle to achieve personal independence and economic security. Like their symbol, the mountain goat, they are steady and surefooted. They love law and order, and are dogmatic in their view that a rule is a rule and an order is an order. Since they are of the element Earth, everything has to be sensible.

Capricorns have a knowledge of practical affairs, not through formal study so much as from reading articles and talking to people. Their prudent habits predispose them to utilize everything they see, hear, or learn; but they are not students per se. The key phrase for Capricorn is 'I use'.

Capricorns are never deterred by things that stand in the way of their climb to the top. Their extreme capacity for hard work is linked with their notion that success means material security; and they will work and plan for it. They feel, however, that the world has to give them something in return for what they have contributed.

They have great faith in their own power, and they are worldly and careful. Asking for no mercy from anyone, they drive a hard, but not unjust, bargain. They are extremely apt in finding solutions to the most difficult problems, and are very successful as troubleshooters.

They are neat and methodical in their work, and tend to be slave drivers at home. Their household, they feel, should be managed with precision, with everything in perfect working order.

Capricorns are excellent executives, and remain in subordinate roles for a short time only. They may appear to be meek as lambs, but they can take the boss's place without snapping a finger if the opportunity arises. They never voluntarily step backward. They move up by alternating security and ambition as their goals.

They desire money, because theirs is a long-lived sign. They fear being dependent on others when they are old. This need for security may cause them to have frugal instincts, which make them stingy and at times greedy.

They are old when they are young and young when they are old. As a child the Capricorn may have had difficulties with health, but once he passes the early years he can live to a ripe old age.

Saturn rules Capricorn, and the natives has a tendency to be melancholic and, at times, lonely. Occasionally, they behave on the principle that the world is a place in which every man is for himself. Yet they have sensitive personalities and want very much to be appreciated.

Sun in Capricorn: You have a dutiful, though potentially calculating, heart. You have the will to use constructively your sense of order - without it crystallizing into rigidity. Your life should be led in a spirit of obedience to responsibility - as opposed to merely being a workhorse. Your father is seen or expressed as one who is thorough and objective, and / or cold and absent.

You generate an aura of worldliness that offers Other a means of becoming more aware and stronger with regard to material values. You convey a sense of matters being under control, borne of your practical attitude and tried and true values. You have an air of seriousness that bespeaks dependability and single-mindedness.

You can alienate Other with the stress you place upon form and position, especially when you try to pretend otherwise; with your reluctance to entertain a concept or innovation (that threatens your present reality) long enough for it to become a new reality; and with a heaviness borne of a need to control.

You overemphasize the importance of having a quantifiable result and a logical reason for everything; strictness and economy, for fear of anything emerging that is wild, original, or, at least, not of your own making; and your need to be top dog, or underdog by way of compensation, because being so keeps Other where you want him / her.

You can feel weak when you have not got a plan, schedule or explanation for everything, while Other has probably survived quite well without; because you feel mechanical and dull as a result of not dipping into the unknown; and if you have a partner who is apparently beneath you or above you, or have no partner at all (there being no takers).

When you are alone, it is often so even when there is an Other in your life. Capricorn likes to have the trappings of normality and success, and so will invariably have a partner and / or family, etc., but how you actually feel on the inside can be a very different matter. You have a relatively somber interior (hence the sense of aloneness, whoever you are with), and this needs the light and warmth of a spirited and childlike personality to keep the melancholia at bay. Your dilemma is that this is precisely the kind of personality that you tend not to trust and try to control. In your book, such free spirits are loose cannons, even though they are fun at first or at a distance. And so you are inclined to banish the very 'prison visitor' you like to see the most. If you do not realize this pattern sooner rather than later, your shaft of sunlight will either go behind a cloud for good, or he / she will find someone more appreciative. If you are actually alone, as far as the placement of your Sun is concerned it will be for this very reason.

Sun in Capricorn: Self-preservation aggressively carried into ambition and aspiration is the key to Capricorn activity. Not content with keeping body and soul together, Capricorn must amount to something, must have some accomplishment to point to, some property to take care of, some obligation to fulfill. His mind is subtly balanced between defense and attack; he will rarely risk either, but will pyramid his life by stepping from one to the other. Since he will never voluntarily step backward, he first shoves his security a little above his ambition, and then his ambition a little ahead of his security, till finally he is top of the heap and has taken no risks at all. He is worldly and careful; selfish, but capable of great devotion if he thinks it is merited; a stickler for the proprieties. He drives a hard bargain, but not an unjust one, and he asks for no mercy from anyone. He has plenty of suspicion, and figures that anyone who can 'put one over' on him has earned what he gets. Not the most ardent of signs in personal relations, Capricorn's love is still a much ¬to be desired thing, stable and steady, able to put up with a good deal for the sake of loyalty if not indeed for affection. He will rarely marry beneath his station, and frequently marries above it. He understands, "Thou shouldst marry for love, but thou canst just as well love where there is money". He is an excellent executive and will not long remain subordinate. He rules by instinct, and sometimes makes those he rules quite angry. He has little interest in seeing their point of view or answering their questions, and believes that "orders is orders: he took 'em once, and now it's someone else's turn". When the main chance requires it, Capricorn can be mild and meek as a lamb; but he'll commandeer the foreman's job if he gets a chance. Once arrived, however, he can be lavishly charitable. He loves the sense of importance it gives him, the feeling that he has made the world give to him, and now he can afford to give something back to it. Underlying all his virtues and faults is the primary instinct to vindicate himself with power; to preserve himself materially in the highest structure he can build; and if some affliction in the Vitasphere doesn't undermine his judgment (which it often does) and cause him to overplay his hand at some critical point, he generally emerges with the world or some considerable portion of it at his feet.

Sun in Capricorn: You are a very steady and reliable partner in a love relationship. When you make a commitment, you intend to stick by it. But you don't commit yourself hastily; in fact, a potential lover has to persuade you that you're ready to be involved.

When you are, you want your lover to live up to all of your expectations, just as you are willing to give completely of yourself. You are not a very easygoing partner, for you are quite demanding of others as well as of yourself. Not everyone is as consistent or strong as you are, however, so try to take human foibles and weaknesses into account before judging your partner.

In fact, for long-term happiness, it would be good to seek a lover whose style and personality are quite different from yours, who will continually inject freshness and originality into the relationship. You may serve as a stabilizing factor and emotional home base for such a partner. And while you are the steadying influence, your lover may be able to draw you out and allow you greater emotional expression within the relationship.

You tend to hold in feelings that you would like to communicate, so you need a fluid and sensitive companion who can explore the depths of your personality without treading on sensitive areas that you are not yet ready to share. Despite your inner vulnerability, you must remain master of your feelings in order to artfully sculpt the relationship.

Sun in Capricorn: In youth, you are much more serious than others your age. Even adults notice that you act older than you are. After a while they may expect this of you and ask you to take on responsibilities beyond what is required of other young people. You have two kinds of feelings about this. On the one hand, you like being taken seriously and enjoy having responsibility; but on the other hand you see that other young people aren't saddles with such responsibilities, and you tend to envy them. You feel that everyone should work to get what they want, and it annoys you when others get something they don't deserve.

You may develop a rather odd and unusual sense of humor. Through jokes and humor, you show that you recognize the seriousness of life, but you also escape from its overwhelming effects. Often your jokes are aimed at yourself.

When you grow up, you want to be important and achieve something real that everyone can point to as yours. You are ambitious in everything you do, and will work very hard to excel over others. But you will not take credit for anything that you have not done yourself, to make sure that all your achievements are real.

You are very practical, and always ask what good something is. In school you do best at studies that obviously have some practical application. You are very concerned with what is real and what is not, and are less interested in fantasy and pretending than others. Whatever is not real has little value for you.

Sun in Capricorn: Keynote: The power of individuality manifests through organizational ability. Symbol: A mountain climber plants a flag upon a rocky summit.

Capricorn represents the triumph of Saturn's discipline of thrift, industry, and perseverance. Time, that mysterious potency which Pythagoras called 'the soul of the universe', is converted into material accomplishment through the orderly process of evolution. The Capricornian is gifted with a special understanding of time. He knows intuitively that the mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine, and he will wait patiently to receive his rightful reward. Natives of this sign rarely scramble up the ladder of success. Instead, they deliberately and painstakingly shape the conditions that make success inevitable.

Saturn, which is in its fall in Aries, the sign of beginnings, does not come into its own until its exaltation in Libra, the sign which introduces that latter half of the zodiac. Similarly, Capricorns often get off to a slow start in life but gain momentum as they mature, while more precocious people fall by the wayside. These children of Saturn may be shy and delicate in their early years, but they toughen with age and are most vigorous in later life. They seldom grow fat or lazy, and never cease to work if they can help it. Ingrained habits of prudence and self-discipline serve them well when at last they retire and enjoy the fruits of their labors.

Capricorns can wait for what they want because they are so engrossed in carrying out their duties that time passes quickly. Some members of this sign seem never to have been young. They are liable to moods of depression; but their somber outlook binds them all the more compulsively to their obligations. Under adversity, when other types fall to pieces, Capricorns fall back on organized work habits, thereby weathering the crisis. They may appear dour, but because they cope competently with small troubles they seldom break down when larger ones loom up. Fortunately, many Capricorns have an astringent sense of humor which leavens their basic gravity.

In return for diligent application to their tasks, Capricorn people reap the reward of knowing how to enjoy the pleasures of the senses. Men of this sign will carry on love affairs in old age, even when they have denied themselves in their youth. Although cool and calculating in many respects, they have a reputation for being the most highly sexed members of the zodiac. Some are justifiably called 'old goats'.

Capricorns are astute in business. They also have an affinity for the physical sciences and make admirable doctors, lawyers, and judges. They are natural organizers who may be exacting in their requirements, but who are usually respected for their rectitude. Although quick to seize an advantage, they are seldom dishonest. Their authoritarian ways may drive others to violence, rebellion, or neurosis; but usually they themselves feel justified in what they are doing. Capricornian abuses arise from blindly adhering to the status quo and rigorously upholding conventions that have outlived their usefulness. These people feel that the greatest good is that which maintains the integrity of the social order, and if refractory elements do not conform to the mold, so much the worse for them.

In their religious beliefs, Capricorns tend to be orthodox or to gravitate toward the conservative side of whatever faith they have embraced. They have little use for dreams and visions, and prefer their own solidly grounded, serviceable structures to castles in the air. However, they may want others to abide within the rigid and somewhat narrow walls of their ideological constructs, and can be morosely resentful or harshly retaliatory when their insistence upon conformity provokes insubordination.

Nevertheless, it is fortunate for civilization that its cohesiveness can be maintained by cautious Capricorns who take life seriously, maintain standards of quality in the work for which they are responsible, and uphold principles of law and order. Their reliable ways may sometimes seem dull or uninspired, but they would be sorely missed if they were not working diligently to cement the disparate elements of society.

Sun in Capricorn: The Sun in Capricorn represents 'the mountain goat, climbing toward the heights, solitary and alone'. Keyword: 'I use'. Rules the bones, the skin and the knees in the physical body.

Capricorn is the natural ruler of the tenth house, the amplifier of what the person attains, or does not attain, in prestige, honor and success before the public. Capricorn is a 'testing' sign; and the tenth house is of deep significance to the soul on its journey to the highlands of spirit. Capricorn is symbolized by the mountain goat, solitary and alone, who climbs to the heights with patient persistence. He faces calculated risks in that climb, but nothing is going to stop him before he attains his objectives. Is it any wonder that Capricorn rules big business?

Capricorn people can exemplify the highest or the lowest qualities of which human nature is capable. They are capable of great strength and have a strong sense of purpose. How they use that strength and what that purpose will be is of utmost importance. Expediency is a Capricorn keynote. 'How can I use this?' differs from 'How can this be of use to others?' These attitudes show the difference between the unevolved and the evolved soul born in Capricorn.

Where Leo rules by the divine right of kings, Capricorn rules by delegated authority. The Capricorn's strength lies in leadership and in humility. Too often their weaknesses lead to false pride and to the assurance that they are the only ones who know what is good for the other fellow. Materialism is very strong in the people of Capricorn. Money is extremely important to them, not for the money itself but for the power it wields in the outer world.

Respect and reward have to be earned in the sign of Capricorn. Great wealth or power entails great responsibilities. Some of the robber-barons that took advantage of the laborers at the turn of the century found this out. They tried to right the wrongs they had done, and gave a great deal of their finances toward humanitarian causes, but their dues had to be paid. They were paid through the instrument that the Capricorn values most ¬the body. Good health was the one thing their money could not buy. Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, keeps a perfect set of books. We might break legal laws, but we can't break cosmic laws. Everything in this universe goes back to its source. Everything we do, good or ill, returns to us. This is the Law. Sooner or later, every one of us gets what he deserves, no more and no less.

The positive qualities of the Capricorn people are leadership, patience, persistence, efficiency and practicality. They are ambitious and willing to work and to work hard for what they want. There is strength and integrity in the higher-type Capricorns. They are dependable and confident, and give confidence to others.

Tradition, home, mother, the past (often exemplified through their love of antiques); these are important to the people of Capricorn. The Capricorn male clings to mother even after marriage. While mother lives, she is at the hub of his life. This can lead to complications in marriage. Too often Capricorns are much nicer to people out on the world than they are to their own family. So many times they have been accused of being a 'street angel and house devil'. Too often this can be true. They are the disciplinarians. 'Do it because I say so.' This is because they do not understand the other fellow's feelings.

Capricorns are accused of being cold and insufficiently concerned about those close to them. This is true if Saturn or the Sun has afflictions in the chart. Then they are apt to want their own way regardless of the other person's feelings. They may not consider the fact that every individual has the right to his own feelings and his own freedom. The antidote for an afflicted Saturn is Venus. Love is the healing force that dissolves arrogance and selfishness.

Sun in Capricorn: Capricorn people are happiest in careers calling for organizing ability, integrity, and perseverance. Some of the careers are mathematician, civil servant, osteopath, politician, public administrator, government service, accountant, actors, teachers, and astrologers.

Five positive key words are: ambitious, responsible, practical, efficient, and patient. Five negative keywords are: worry, retaliation, suspicion, stubbornness, and intolerance. The key phrase is 'I use'. The key word is 'attainment'. Their basic nature is 'the organizer, businessman, or conservationist'.

Because of their quiet exterior, Capricorns appear to be loners. This trait is similar to the mountain goat who stands quietly upon his lofty perch, surveying the world far below. The goat appears to be totally unaware of the winds howling around him. But he is not really unaware of the winds; merely impervious to them. Like the goat, Capricorns have built a wall around their innermost being, so that they, too, are impervious to the buffeting winds. But the wall the Capricorns have built is sometimes not strong enough to keep the howling winds from penetrating. Then worries and pessimism flood their being.

For all their quiet exterior, they enjoy the limelight. This is why many Capricorns are attracted to politics and acting careers.

Their strong desire to succeed at whatever they do enables them to be hard-working and patient in the pursuit of their goals. If necessary they will bear considerable hardship in obtaining these goals. Their inferiority complex demands they produce concrete results from their endeavors. Thus, their spare time is spent on practical projects.

Capricorns want to see all sides of an issue before reaching a conclusion. They like to plan in advance, weighing all the pros and cons. Decisions are never made rapidly. They rarely make mistakes. When they do, it is difficult for them to see where they went wrong, since they had carefully planned everything prior to starting the project.

They are dependable, particularly in a crisis. When asked, they give sound, practical advice.

They are, as a rule, not aggressive people, but only express hostility as a defense when attacked. Their sensitivity causes them to be deeply hurt from these attacks. When the earth is dug up, it takes time for it to flatten out and become smooth again. So it is with a Capricorn, when he is battered in any way. It takes a long time for the wound to heal. Because of this, they sometimes seek to pay back hurts.

They need people, but have a tendency to isolate themselves from people due to their reserve and fear of being hurt. Nevertheless, they never really like to be alone. They are very selective in choosing their friends, with only a few intimate ones. These friends receive unswerving loyalty.

They are conservative in their thinking and attitudes, as well as in dress and social mannerisms. They believe in law and order, and respect tradition. It is unusual for them to adopt radical ideas. They are seldom dishonest.

Their fear of being without necessitates their having a regular income. Their attainments in life are accomplished through steady progress rather than through speculation or get¬-rich-quick schemes.

They are natural organizers and have good leadership ability, which they can use to good advantage. They have a desire for recognition. Because of this, they find it difficult to do good deeds in secret, since they feel that their good deeds should receive some type of attention.

They have strong self-discipline and nothing will sway them from their course if their mind is made up. They will give up many enjoyments in order to reach their goal. Hard work invigorates them. But, they must not overdo, or they will suffer physical exhaustion.

They are ambitious. However, they do not feel a need to keep up with the people next door. Success is usually achieved later in life.

They are thrifty and like to collect things, but this is not a miserly tendency. They abhor waste, which causes them to see the possibilities of using the objects later. Periodically, the objects are discarded, if no practical use has been found for them.

They are quite creative, but can be very pessimistic and negative about their abilities. They must learn to believe in themselves and to develop optimism.

Capricorns seldom waste time talking needlessly. They speak only when they have something to say. Many people are quite surprised to discover that Capricorns have a dry sense of humor.

The thought patterns of their mind are rational and constructive. Unless other things in their natal chart mitigate this, most Capricorns do not grasp ideas rapidly, but must plod along, slowly absorbing knowledge. However, this attribute assures them of the retainment of everything they learn.

They can be troubled with arthritis of the bones and joints. Because of this, they should eat properly, take vitamins, and engage in some form of physical exercise every day. Calcium and Vitamin C are extremely important supplements.

Capricorns have a lot of patience. This is fortunate, for they are forced to see many of their aims meet with delays, setbacks, and obstacles. The stoicism of the Capricorns helps them face these objectively. If one path is blocked, they will try another. They know intuitively that work is therapeutic. This trait develops their strength of character. And yet, at times, the obstacles will produce pessimism; and some of them will cease trying for fear of failing. Encouragement and praise are essential in motivating a Capricorn to continue.

They are thoughtful, self-contained people. They may not have the personal magnetism of some of the other zodiac signs, but they are tactful, compassionate, and warmhearted. Their own personal sufferings help them identify with the sufferings of others.

The reason for so much personal suffering in their lives is so that Capricorns will seek spiritual attainment rather than personal attainment. The mountaintop the goat climbs represents soul growth rather than personal growth. Once a Capricorn is made aware of this, setbacks and obstacles diminish.

In love, they are as romantic and emotional as anyone else, but they may feel inhibited in expressing their emotions. They are cautious in making a total commitment, until they know that the traits and lifestyle of the possible partner are compatible with theirs. Once married, they seldom divorce, for they feel that any situation can be worked out.

Capricorns are family-oriented, and enjoy their children. They must watch a tendency to want to dominate their children. Since it is easy for them to get sidetracked in their own work or projects, they must make a conscious effort to bring fun into their children's lives. It would help a Capricorn to set aside a certain time each day to do something with their children. Otherwise, time will elapse without their being aware of it. The children can learn much from a Capricorn parent because of their parent's responsibility and from their dry sense of humor which makes life appear amusing. A Capricorn woman enjoys working but should, if possible, avoid going back to work until the child is in school.

Capricorn children benefit from being introduced to a variety of experiences. They should be praised for effort rather than for achievement. In time, their achievements will be great, if not greater, than their efforts. Allow them to accept responsibilities early. They generally look older than they are. (In later life, they get younger-looking.) Because they appear to be very wise for their age, it is easy for their parents to unburden their troubles to them. This causes the child to lose his/ her own small amount of optimism, since he/ she is not old enough to help the parent solve the problem.

See also: Sun in Capricorn; Sun in Capricorn; Children of Capricorn

Sun in Aries and Moon in Aries: The combination of your Sun and Moon signs produces a very forceful and purposeful personality. You have a strong drive to succeed, and you’re willing to work very hard to insure that this becomes a reality. Prestige is vital to your happiness. You know how to impress people, but you steadfastly refuse to give any appearance of bowing and scraping, or to make any gesture of empty flattery. You can be counted on to be tactfully agreeable while barely being able to hold back your own very distinct personal opinions. With some experience, you may at least learn to hold your tongue and exercise a minimal degree of patience when dealing with the many lacking your capacity for putting thought into action. This pairing suggests a rather shrewd quality in your nature, and it likewise makes it very clear that you understand well the ways of the world and you know how to deal with them very effectively. Your brand of tact is to speak softly and carry a big stick; diplomacy combined with a vigorous invulnerability. You have a good head for working out solutions to many sorts of problems. You have an honorable, if gruff, way of dealing with people. You’re not one to pull the wool over someone’s eyes, but you may do a bit of fast talking to win your point when this becomes necessary. You know how to get a project off the ground, to generate enthusiasm, and get long-range plans into effect. You are the type that will take on so much that you can work yourself into a nervous breakdown if you’re not careful. You should learn moderation in work, in opinions, and in the general forcefulness of your nature.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Aries

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Aries: Al Capone, Albert Schweitzer, Jon Voight, Malcolm X, Travis

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Taurus: The combination of the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Taurus creates a very solid and fixed personality. A sense of determination is strongly marked in your nature. You have a realistic and determined mind, and much stability of character. You believe things will work out for the best for you and very often they do. You have little difficulty maintaining a focus on your goals, and you continue to work toward them with a special determination. You ambitions are deep-rooted, with a doggedly persistence of will. You enjoy facing challenges and having many tough problems to solve. You seldom change your mind or alter you path of progress. You are so steadfast in your direction that it is hard for you to adapt to changing conditions. You may lack somewhat in versatility or flexibility, but make up for slowness in adjustment by persistent effort and firmness of judgment. You are a conservative thinker, and you function best in well established affairs. You have a really strong sense of service in your nature and there is something of the Father confessor in you. People find your judicial and calm attitude about life’s little problems very reassuring. Your criticism comes in the form of gentle firmness and usually with a smile. Calm judgment and realistic evaluation of conditions help you become a strong executive or professional. You are a manager, an organizer, with solid and practical ideas.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Taurus

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Taurus: Carlos Castaneda, Robert Anton Wilson

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Gemini: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a very mentally ambitious personality. You are likely to be very studious and interested in developing your talent for self-expression in respect to writing or public speaking. A lot of mental curiosity keeps you alert to new ideas and simulates your interest in learning. The Gemini Moon makes you flexible, versatile, and adaptable. This shows up mostly in your mental quickness; you are such a fast learner, swiftly assimilating impressions and ideas and making quick decisions. Your variable nature is also shown by the number of times you change your mind, your opinions, and your ideas. You are always so clever, never at a loss for words and this is the talent you can really build a reputation on. A good planner and organizer, you have much personal ingenuity and inventiveness producing a constant stream of new ideas and methods. Your talent in all forms of self-expression may guide you to some type of work that involves writing, or in the field of advertising. With you outwardly glib, witty and clever personality, it’s surprising that you are really rather serious, practical and ambitious. In fact, at times, you worry a bit too much and allow anxieties to assume an undue proportion. Then you can be volatile and buoyant and act as though you didn’t have a care in the world. Emotionally, you are a puzzle to yourself and certainly to those around you; inwardly sound, reliable, and practical, outwardly, changeable and contradictory.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Gemini

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Gemini: Jim Carrey, Dewitt, JBLight

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Cancer: The combination of your Sun and Moon sign produces a sensitive mind and personality endowed with a highly refined intuitive insight. You can “feel” the truth about people and conditions. While highly sensitive and somewhat introspective, you can gain by using your sensitivities along practical lines. You don’t waste time trying to peddle things that people aren’t buying. You have a knack for making money and the conservative instincts to hang on to it. You can be rather secretive at times, keeping things to yourself until you are ready to take others into your confidence. At times you feel the need to withdraw somewhat into yourself, establishing poise and balance in enjoying moments of quiet peace and introspection. Generally, you need to cultivate demonstrative or extroverted tendencies of personality by countering excessive introspection. There is a very strong domestic side to your nature; a deep interest in home and family. You need the support of these close personal and sympathetic relationships. Popularity is attained by combating an excessive personal reserve. Your main strength is will power and a tenacity of purpose. Be willing to to trust your intuitive impressions or feelings about things to guide you in the right direction.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Cancer

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Cancer: Ramana Maharshi

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Leo: The combination of your Sun and Moon signs produces an individual designed to be in charge. You have a vigorous and vital personality capable of great popularity and of much success in the world. You are a very self-sufficient person, and somewhat aristocratic in your demeanor; a sort of aloofness and detachment that makes you seem important even before you are. You possess a charisma that allows you to work things out for your benefit without making a big display or adamant demands. You know how to be assertive and diplomatic at the right times and in the right manner. You may want power and position, but you go about getting these in a quiet, cool and collected way. You believe in yourself and know how to translate your belief to others. You like to be the leader in any undertaking because you usually feel that you are the one most qualified to run the show. You are a very down-to-earth person, a materialist. The abstract, the philosophic, or the visionary, hold little interest for you. Emotionally, you are ardent although not exactly warm-hearted. Emotions are not likely to ever interfere with duty and responsibility.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Leo

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Leo: Paramahansa Yogananda, BenT, JJ, Sugeet

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Virgo: The combination of your Sun and Moon signs produces a somewhat reserved personality, but one that is well concealed by the pleasant and outstanding image that is shown to the world. You bluff the appearance of being sure of yourself and your purposes. Actually, you have a great deal of difficulty making decisions and your self-assurance is very thin indeed. You progress best in activities in which the rules of the game are well established and decisions play a minimal part in the evaluation of success. You are well-endowed mentally, possessing a logical, systematic, analytical and discriminating mind. Your strong point is in analysis or analytical criticism, as you seek to build up a strictly rational foundation of thought. You control feelings and emotions with an iron grip. In all emotional matters you’re careful and controlled. Much of the time you are content to be pretty much a loner. You are not an easy person to talk to or to live with because you are so aloof, reserved, and cautious. Academically you may be outstanding, especially when it comes to facts and realities. Perhaps not so when it comes to theories and hypotheses. A precocious knack for grasping facts may aim the focus of your life toward scholarly pursuits, and your real strength come out when you are allowed to focus your capacity for concentration on a single objective.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Virgo

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Virgo: Georges Gurdjieff, Dolly Parton, Yarrow

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Libra: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a personality that is drawn in two opposite directions. The nature of Capricorn is highly disciplined and cautious, while Libra is rash and impulsive. What tends to result is a rather positive persona, with a sort of inspirational faith in your own infallibility, a bit the eccentric at times, but generally a very amiable individual. You like people, but the driving force in your nature may be more material than humanitarian. You are not very romantic, and there is a detachment about you that belies your real need for people. You are extremely social, and like to have people around you, but at the same time, you do not warm up to them very quickly; you are somewhat proud, a bit suspicious, and as a result, you remain aloof. You have a talent for mixing socially, however, and for getting along well with your superiors using a tact and diplomacy that assures progress in business interests. You capitalize in business, or in a profession, on persuasiveness and a friendly attitude of diplomacy. You very much dislike direct conflict or hostile situations, and your instinct to do the right thing to preserve peace and order is generally appreciated by all. Your talents also feature the ability to exercise sound and impartial judgment, especially in a business environment; the ability to mentally balance things, criticize and compare. There is a certain mental foresight that lets you see the flaws in plans before they become reality and cause problems. This well-balanced mentality is well backed by serious purpose and thoughtfulness, a desire to get ahead and assume responsibility. Maintaining balance and equilibrium can prove to be the key to your success and happiness. Your interests in business are enhanced by your ability to win others to your point of view by persuasiveness and utter charm.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Libra

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Libra: Swami Vivekananda, JudyPl, Steve

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Scorpio: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces in you an extremely strong inner drive and a keen sense of your own importance as an individual. A certain rigid inner pride keeps your self-respect always at a high level. Early on, temperament may be a problem, but as you mature cooperation is learned and a judicial and rather stern nature rules the personality. A very reserved individual, you often express yourself in quiet ways, always remaining perfectly capable of communicating disapproval without saying even a word. Most people think of you as a very reasonable person and in may ways you are. It is very difficult, however, to ever persuade you that you are wrong because of a highly inflexible core within. Often you may use the tactic of appearing not to understand the other person’s point of view, even when it is quite clear to you. You are very honorable, loyal, and devoted, with a keen sense of the sobriety of life, and of your duty as a part of it. Right or wrong, you hold to your first impressions of people, especially if those first impressions were not good. You are a very understanding of people and their problems, and while you usually can remain very much detached, you are a good listener and provide sound advice. Emotions never seem to interfere with your reasoning power.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Scorpio

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Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Sagittarius: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a high-powered physical and mental person. Your energies, at times, seem boundless. This is a strange pairing of strict discipline with bold enthusiasm and idealism. The openness and outgoing attitude that Moon in Sagittarius brings is a fine complement to the often morose and easily depressed nature of Capricorn, producing a somewhat worldly-wise personality that handles self and others with the greatest of ease. You love the camaraderie of getting together with the gang, becoming involved in a multiplicity of interests and activities. But success and attainment in life may depend on development of concentration and encouragement of staying power in maintaining your drive and purpose. You are a traveler at heart, and your restless nature has a need to be on the go all the time, either physically or mentally. With the enthusiasm you naturally possess, reckless expenditure of energies can be a problem. You do have a lot of ambition, and you can be both political and direct in going after your objectives; diplomatic or shrewd, as well as frank and sincere. Using either approach, you are instinctively honest and truthful. You are a very expressive person with high ideals and a keen sense of values. A good mentality and quick wit give you a way with words. The development of this ability can be a major key to success. You must be aware that your words do have impact on others, especially the sensitive types who you may offend with your very direct speech. Although you are a broad and inclusive person with strong humanitarian instincts, in many ways you are a little picky when it comes to friends and close relationships. You insist that those you associate with be intellectually compatible, and when you find yourself in the company of people you consider intellectually inferior, you are not at all comfortable. Companionship is very important to you, but intellect is usually placed ahead of sentiment. This is a very powerful and achievement oriented combination. It is one in which enthusiasm blended with serious purpose and realistic understanding of values, can assure a great deal of success.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Sagittarius

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Sagittarius: Howard Hughes, Tiger Woods, Gabriela

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Capricorn: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a very serious individual indeed. Saturn, ruling Capricorn, is a restricting influence, a taskmaster, and an overseer. When both the Sun and Moon are positioned in this sign, the personality is a little on the heavy side. Although you are likely to have a heart of gold, your nature is somewhat rigid and unbending. You demand realism, truth and facts, rejecting anything that is superficial or frivolous. Ambition is powerful and self-control is almost a fetish. There is a good deal of character associated with this placement, although you can be single-minded in achieving your goals and ambitions. Reliability is the key, as you are ever dependable, and people can depend on you doing exactly what you say you are going to do. You are not one to settle for second best no matter how hard it seems to be first and best. You are not a humanitarian by nature, and it can almost be said that your drive for power and status make you self-centered and perhaps even a little selfish. There is a cold, hard, invulnerable streak in you that resists personal associations, even as you know how to appeal to others in a general sense.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Capricorn

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Capricorn: LucSr

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Aquarius: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a thoughtful, sincere, and responsible inner nature, and a friendly personality. A good healthy respect for yourself and your own talents demands the respect of others. Your sincerity and genuine interest in people makes you very popular, and you enjoy involvement in a good bit of public activity. The Aquarius Moon gives you a streak of originality and sometimes genius that sets you apart from most Capricorn; you’re more progressive and apt to be attracted to new interests and sudden mode changes effecting the way you feel about things. While you believe strongly in traditional values and tested methods, you are not afraid of the future and you rarely fail to sense the merit of a good progressive idea. You have good insight into human nature as well, and you’re usually able to choose the right friends and associates. You are at your best when involved in important groups and associations, clubs or societies, for you know how to put your personality over, and draw people to you. In this arena, your greatest skill becomes apparent and you are opportunistic in selecting the right people to deal with and to help you. In business, you have splendid organizing abilities and skill for making money, often along unusual lines, and especially when it requires using your special talent for dealing with people. You have an independent streak in your nature, however, and you work best without personal supervision. You are not one to make snap judgments. You need time to think and reflect. Given this time, you can always make sound progress through prudent forethought and an ability to bridge the past to the present and the future. Although always friendly, you have a hard determination about you that is going to make itself felt. Your pride is great and you may be something of a social climber; status is very important to you. Your emotions are very controlled and guided by your intelligence and judgment. Your calm and intelligence makes you a good companion, but probably not a passionate lover. What you lack in ardor you make up in stability.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Aquarius

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Aquarius: Muhammad Ali, Bobbie, Roy?

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Pisces: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign is harmonious and interesting. You have a receptive temperament and you’re strongly influenced by outside impressions and environment. You mix a very practical, serious and ambitious side, with a somewhat restless and variable personality. It may be hard, sometimes, for you to exhibit the firmness and steady purpose so often attributed to Capricorn. Often this is overshadowed by a sentimental and sympathetic touch to your nature. You have an intuitive insight that makes you very aware of the feelings of others. You have a rather serious and penetrating interest in life, and to you, most issues seem to have depth and complexity. Honest and trustworthy, you would never resort to trickery or deceit. You are thorough in your work and eager to know all you can about a variety of things. Your nature is very humanitarian and you are likely to be much less materialistic than many fellow Capricorn natives. In personal relationships, you need to exercise discrimination, overcoming a somewhat passive tendency that makes you susceptible to the influences of others.

See also: Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Pisces

Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Pisces: Martin Luther King, Jr,.Elvis Presley, Edouard de Rothschild, Patti Smith, Gina

Sun in Capricorn Woman: You may not be the most cheerful person in the world, but one can always depend on you to manage things well. It's hard for you to express your true feelings so you suffer a lot from inner isolation. You didn't have much of a chance to be a carefree child - there were responsibilities and you had to take care of them. You didn't say it didn't make you a better person, but people are always telling you to "lighten up." Especially at work. You're a workaholic, even if it's just housework. "Woman's work is never done," was said for you, and not just traditional woman's work, though you do more than your share of that also. Whatever job there is to be done, you always seem to do the heaviest share. But you don't complain. You like to work hard and you know you'll get your rewards down the line, and they'll be substantial. You know Rome wasn't built in one day. Organization is your forte, whether it's the office filing system or your own closets. You're the best organized person around.

You don't waste time, money, or your own efforts - everything has to be to a useful purpose. Sometimes you drive yourself too hard - but if you don't do it, who will? The race isn't always to the swift and if you occasionally seem to be a plodder, remember the story of the hare and the tortoise! That tortoise was a Capricorn for sure.

The guy for you has to be substantial and serious - no lightweights, thanks, you like a man with a plan. Either he's already firmly established or clearly going places in the world. He's together enough to take care of you (you long for this but fight it), a pillar of society, and something of a daddy. Don't think you don't like sex or fun. When one gets to know you, and you shake off your inhibitions, you're quite a tart underneath this ladylike exterior! You've pleasantly surprised a few men who catalogued you with the office computer. They discovered you are a very down to earth, sexy gal! So you're smart and you like to run things - somebody has to, why not you?

Sun in Capricorn Woman: This is an earthy woman, not necessarily demonstrative. But she will not run out on you; she may appear aloof, cold, disinterested; but the fire of passion runs through her veins and she is a woman in the best sense of that word. Look for someone else if you want the frivolous; if you desire someone who can give you a 'line'. This woman has something to offer to someone who is concerned with the future. She is not for you if you are merely dabbling, experimenting, looking for an interlude.

There is energy and strength here; this woman can perceive your character, can know you and love you and be loyal to you. But she does expect you to be a man. This woman is apt to be cautious; she isn't easy to win. She also has a tendency to be curious about the bank account. This is because she is aware of the future, is concerned about tomorrow as well as today. She can accept challenges, is able to work, is disciplined, prefers to avoid sensationalism and publicity, possesses great determination, and usually finishes what she starts.

She is all of the above - but she is not cold. She may appear so, but once she feels you may be the one for her, she is as warm as a Venus - Mars conjunction. She is earthy in temperament; she is basically independent, original in her thinking - and can break from tradition as easily as some persons drink a cup of coffee. It is not always easy for her to do so; the Capricorn woman does have a tendency to hang on to the familiar, to be classical, to adhere to a set line of action. Yet, when necessary, she can break habit patterns. That is a key word for her: necessity. She meets emergencies; she does what is necessary, including the making of sacrifices. She can give up luxuries for loved ones.

This woman is not satisfied to be buried, hidden or relegated to second fiddle. She has her own thoughts and wants to express them. And she most certainly deserves to be heard. This woman has much to offer. If you feel you are not quite ready for her - why not wait until you've really become a man?

Sun in Capricorn Woman: When the Capricorn female grows up, she wants to leave home to get away from the strong mother influence. She doesn't immediately realize that she has the same strengths and ability to manipulate others that her mother has. It would be wise of her to select a mate carefully; she needs to unite with a man who has strong power drives and ambitions to match her own. If he doesn't, she'll get angry and will try to destroy him emotionally. She doesn't understand her own strength in her youth. As a teenager, Capricorn often looks like the ugly duckling; for this reason, she may not have a great deal of faith in her femininity. However, after she reaches thirty there's a transformation and she keeps on looking attractive into her seventies. She can be a terrific partner for any man who wants to develop a business or political career, because she will work tirelessly with a man who wants to go somewhere.

She needs to learn how to relate emotionally because she feels uncomfortable with this aspect of herself. Emotional responses imply that one is out of control, and she wants to know what is going on in her universe at all times. She represents that part of the feminine principle that has to do with building and collecting and overseeing the universe. She wants to create boundaries, but emotional expression has to do with letting down boundaries. In order to feel emotionally fulfilled, she will need to learn to let go of some of the control and work with the concept of universal flow. It will never let her down.

Sun in Capricorn Man: You may be an organization man, but you're on your way to the top. Ambition is your middle name. You want the best and you intend to get it, no matter how long it takes. You’ve always known you had a destiny, that you were going to accomplish something important in the world, whether in business, politics, the social world, or the intellectual sphere. Economic security is important to you, and you don’t waste your time, your money, or your efforts.

You're a law-and-order man, and you believe that we can accomplish the most by staying within the bounds of tradition. What’s useful from the past needs to be kept, even if some has to be thrown away. You're called a conservative, and you are - you abhor waste in any form. You’ve always liked that story about the usefulness of the pig - it’s said every part of him is used except his oink.

The world doesn’t frighten you for you know how it works, and you know how to make it work for you. You're a good problem solver, a troubleshooter, an organizer, and a front man. You drive a hard but fair bargain, and you respect yourself and demand respect from others. You believe in hard work and the financial rewards that result. You know that nobody gets anything for nothing in this world and you never ask anyone to do what you wouldn’t do yourself.

At home you're a bit of a tyrant, for you like things just so, and you think a home should run just as efficiently as your office. Why not? There’s no reason to be sloppy and inefficient just because you are at home, is there?

Your ideal woman is a good manager and likes a well-run home. She’s also earthy and good in bed without being obvious about being sexy. She appreciates a good dirty joke, but she is a lady in public. She enjoys quality and has an eye for the future. Mainly though, she loves you and supports your drive for material security.

Sun in Capricorn Man: The Capricorn male uses his energy a little differently. He has a great deal of respect for his mother, and particularly notices how she handles her husband. He wants to be Daddy when he grows up, but he has to use his mother's habit patterns to get where his father got. She is the strength his Dad relies upon, and he will pattern himself after her. She handles men in a certain way, and he will imitate her particular and individual pattern. He, too, can be so involved with getting to the top that he doesn't notice the means which he uses in order to get there. Materialists seldom do, for the end often justifies the means. However, the Capricorn power trip is a long and powerful one, and he can get to the top of the corporate structure the right way or the wrong way. Again, Capricorn has been given power in the zodiac, and the task he has in this life is to learn the responsibility of power. He must learn how to delegate responsibility to the proper people, and he must learn how to see who these proper people are; he must learn how to leave emotions and loyalties out of his decisions. He must also learn how to trust people he cares for.

Capricorns tend to want to have absolute control in their relationships. Sometimes they marry for the wrong reasons and feel insecure because of it. The Capricorn male can enhance his life position by marrying the boss's daughter, or the 'right woman' who fits in with the moves he wants to make as he climbs up the social ladder. However, the love and trust part of the relationship may be missing. When this occurs, he has to control her. In a sense he has to be protective of his status and his control, so he wants to be entirely aware of everything going on with his wife. He will resent any friendships she makes, and he can distort the truth so that it looks to be in his favor. When one controls a relationship, this only serves to build more inner feelings of insecurity and, eventually, symptoms of paranoia. When a person is too controlling, he can't think of everything, and sooner or later the situation blows up.

Sun in Capricorn Man: This man may start slowly; but you can bet your life that he'll be around at the finish! He is earthy, possesses a keen sense of awareness, is human and warm, and can be depended upon to help the underdog and to fight for loved ones. At times you may have to prod him, to make him live up to his capabilities - but you will not have to ask for consideration. He would never knowingly hurt you.

This man is more sensitive than you might at first suspect: he often laughs at himself, shrugs off sympathy and gives the impression of being immune to pain. However, he is not only personally sensitive, but transfers this sense of feeling to others; he can look at you, and at others, and somehow know when things are not right. This produces a dissipating effect; he tends to wear down, to worry more about others than about himself. One's first reaction, of course, is admiration for this man's apparent nobility. However, if you are really interested in his welfare, you should encourage him to face his own problems. The Capricorn man sometimes seeks an 'out'. He busies himself in helping others instead of putting his shoulder to the wheel with his own problems. An important hint is this: let him talk about himself and help him to help himself. This will almost assure you of winning him!

Tact is important in dealing with this man. He may sound brash; he may appear tough ¬but when it comes to women he expects them to be tactful, loving, tender, and aware of his particular charms. The Capricorn man constantly builds for his future: he may not always be aware of his struggle for recognition, but it is a part of him and you must recognize it if you are to be happy with him.

Ambition is keynoted here, although he may deny it. He is not always sure of what he wants to attain - but he is going somewhere. Having a successful association with him means having faith; forget this man if you are looking for quick rewards. The relationship must be rewarding as a whole if it is to mean anything at all. Once you hook up with this man, you may find yourself hooked for good!

Sun in Capricorn: Muhammad Ali, Al Capone, Jim Carrey, Carlos Castaneda, Georges Gurdjieff, Howard Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr,.Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Ramana Maharshi, Edouard de Rothschild, Patti Smith, Albert Schweitzer, Swami Vivekananda, Jon Voight, Robert Anton Wilson, Tiger Woods, Malcolm X, Paramahansa Yogananda, BenT, Bobbie, Dewitt, Gabriela, Gina, JBLight. JJ, JudyPl, LucSr, Roy, Steve, Sugeet, Travis, Yarrow