Sun Sign Overview
Your sun— also known as your star sign— is the most fundamental part of your entire natal chart. It’s what you see in the daily horoscope column and is central to your zodiac identity. It highlights the main facets of your personality that are most obvious to you and those around you. Not all sun sign traits will resonate, as each individual has a personal natal chart that reveals more about your personality than the description below.
Capricorn Sun Overview
Those born between December 22 and January 19 are of the Capricorn zodiac sign. Capricorn is the cardinal Earth sign of the zodiac denoted as the mountain goat— half fish, half mountain goat to be more specific. Noted for their discipline, diligence, and hard work, it’s no wonder why people see them as the zodiac’s ‘money machines’. However, there is so much more to the Capricorn personality people are willing to see. Beyond their bland and minimalistic expressions is a strong minded and individualistic character who is literally the G.O.A.T— which, their humility won’t let them admit this about themselves.
However, it’d also be incorrect to call them outgoing and high energy (depends on the native’s chart). People can see Capricorn as boring for this reason, especially as many are [rightfully] noted as the zodiac‘s ‘workaholics’. Which, has more to do with them strongly valuing their personal presence. Much how the top half the Centaur is the fierce mountain goat, Caps are more inclined to show the world their “upper half”– or their best selves, so to speak. Though more reserved in their energy and basic mannerisms, it’d be incorrect to call them ‘introverts’ considering how sociable they can be at times. Especially when they need an energy release— remember, they’re very physical. Including an appetite for sex and pleasure through the physical senses. but note these things help them understand their place between reality and experience. Hence, why many love listening to music, chewing gum, aromatherapy, or anything stimulates the senses (more than most people).
Not to mention socially savvy and charming to a fault. Steadfast, disciplined, and patient, these people have a knack for sticking out the worst which allows them to strive to the top with anything they set their minds to. They don’t get to the top looking like a sad pup or being the buzzkill boss— after all, their smile is one of their greatest physical attributes. They don’t rule the teeth in medical astrology for nothin’. Remember they’re a cardinal sign— they always make first impressions count.
Not only do they see their emotions as an investment, they approach everyone and everything with caution. Simply because they ask themselves what value can others bring to their lives. They’re more than aware what value they can offer. Caps know their worth despite any insecurity burrowing underneath. Though they aren’t necessarily vain or too consumed in appearance. Reputation conscious, sure— even if their indifference to what people generally think can come off as cold or arrogant at times. Let’s be honest here, their lacking emotional expression also means they’re impeccable with keeping composure and tact. It contributes to their snarky sense of humor and attitude, which, many are strangely attracted to. (Not stuck up— Cap can also be kind and highly considerate of people’s boundaries.) They also have an inherent sense of responsibility and leadership. In turn, they have it programmed in them to ‘keep cool’ and remind themselves it ‘be like that sometimes’. Keep this mindset with any Capricorn in your life and it’ll make everything 10x easier.
Despite popular belief, Capricorn is one of the least judgmental signs. Weirdly enough, they’re more judgmental of those associated with them than people themselves; however, they aren’t necessarily as judgmental as people assume them to be. Especially as they get older and are more exposed to people who are different than them. Note even if they show judgment, their intentions are mostly positive. The standards Cap holds others to doesn’t even amount to the ones they hold themselves. Even if they can be more outspoken in their criticism or unwarranted feedback, they oftentimes refrain from this to avoid any unnecessary confrontation. “Being right sometimes means being quiet” is their motto. Masters at picking and choosing battles wisely. It largely has to do with how selective they are with their energy. Trust me— there’s very few things in this world that actually scares Capricorn. That includes people and their bull&#%. They won’t hesitate to speak up if they need to, but… self-care.
Capricorns calculate everything they say and do. Analytical, strategic, and self-controlled are a few of their defining qualities. So when people say Capricorn thinks they’re “always right” and a “know it all”— chances are, they considered the details full and through before anyone else did. They absolutely can’t stand being wrong, so if they aren’t sure, they don’t speak. Stubborn is a good word depending, but, sure of themselves is a better way to put it. They’re a lot more intelligent than people— and even themselves— give them credit for. Everyone can be intelligent, but their mind/body dynamism is definitely underrated to where they understand reality and experience. Of course, this can negatively manifest into a self-fulfilled prophecy based on cynicism if they become less diligent in who and what they surround themselves with. They’re sensible and reasonable, sure. However, their calculability surprisingly make them flirt with risk and self-destruction when they get a little too comfortable.
For how inclined they are towards physicality and tangibility, their intuition and spiritual side is impressive (sometimes shocking) to others. Perhaps not an ‘empath’ necessarily; however, Capricorn is undermeasured in their compassion and empathy. Of course, it stems from their deeply rooted ‘tough love’. Allowing them to healthily discern what people want versus need. Capricorn is the provider of the zodiac— making them akin to people’s needs rather than wants. In a globalizing world where convenience and pleasure are the most valuable commodities to many, this quality of Capricorn makes them seem like the bad guy. Again, they’re pragmatic about most things; therefore, they have no problem being the one to say no or not being the one to say sorry. What I said about being know-it-all— their strong claircognizance contributes to this.
Often socially and culturally aware to a fault, even if they have a strong attachment to personal (and sometimes familial) values that may suggest otherwise. It’s said they’re one of the most likely to value traditional religion; however, it largely depends on their upbringing. Faith is more importantly of their essence, regardless of belief system. Family also has a hand in how they shape their identity, as their knack for authority can have them inspired at a younger age— therefore valuing the inputs of their superiors above anyone else. It’s important to always remember these folks need validation in who we are the way we all do. As Capricorn rules all areas of higher achievement, destiny, and success, their self-expression is channeled through work or anything they can physically show for. It’s what builds their identity’s core; therefore, it has less to do with being superficial, aloof, or unemotional unlike what people are misled to believe. When they feel it’s safe, we see the fishtailed goat emerge— the one who’s low key sensitive, nurturing, and soft.
Their so-called perfectionism and workaholic nature is simply a defense mechanism. It ensures they can have the financial, emotional, and spiritual security they need to achieve the life they desire. It’s unfair to call it perfectionism when they hold anything they have a stake in to a higher standard, to include having a motivation that is unmatched. Outside the family unit, these people [in most cases] are bound to be their own boss and perhaps everyone else’s. Their stubbornness is most strongly present in their personal relationships and family, as this is where their standards are set the highest. Some even front themselves as more ‘boring’ than they actually are to protect their energy from others. They outgrow this as their old soul ages backwards— once they’ve achieved enough to where they feel it’s safe to loosen up.
Capricorn, overall, is an exemplary sign who can teach us a thing or two about hard work, perseverance, and ultimate fulfillment within ourselves. Nothing, I mean nothing, is more powerful than a compassionate, aligned, and self-fulfilled Capricorn. The catch— it’s one of their least apparent yet widely misunderstood qualities. Reserved and timely doesn’t mean ‘boring’. Minimalistic expression doesn’t mean unemotional or uncaring. God only knows this isn’t true. They don’t feel they necessarily have to prove themselves when others warrant it. Remember Capricorn rules the preservation of time and manifestation of reality. They believe they can have it all in due time, and once they do— they want authentic people they vibe with to experience what life has to offer.