December 22- January 19
Symbol- Mountain Goat or Sea Goat
Ruling Planet- Saturn- planet of discipline and maturity
“The Master Planner”
Capricorn’s energy is important since all planets transit through this zodiac sign all year long, meaning we all will feel their energy. They are known for having the energy to stay focused and being determined as well as find the simplest route to getting something done and sticking with that plan. Capricorns are loyal, family minded, devoted and honest. At times they can be overly dutiful, aiding in part of the weak side of a Capricorn. Some Capricorn’s may be too harsh and calculating resulting in being a bit of a burden to take on.
The symbol can either be seen as a Mountain Goat or a Sea Goat. The Mountain Goat represents how driven and persistent a Capricorn may be. The Sea Goat however is supposed an image that inflicts fear, symbolizing the defense mechanism of a Capricorn. Capricorn’s will find the need to transform into something scary that will drive away what scares them, which can make things worse sometimes.
There are three Earth elements; Taurus, Virgo and lastly Capricorn. Since it is the final Earth sign, it combines the solid foundation of a Taurus and Virgo’s skillful planning. With these two characteristics combined, we all will feel the Capricorn’s motivating energy to take on our biggest goals and want to create structure.
Saturn is known as the “Father Time” planet, which is what play’s into why Capricorn’s want respect for their paternalistic qualities. Saturn is also a planet of repression. Therefore, Capricorn’s urges may come out in shocking ways, so while being solid and stoic, underneath they may have some “out there” secrets.
Capricorn is the last Cardinal sign, a sign that starts of the change of the seasons, Capricorn being winter. Cardinal signs are the leaders of “idea” people; they want to be originals and trendsetters.