Capricorn Characteristics and Personality
Capricorn Zodiac Sign meaning
- Capricorn dates are December 22 – January 19.
- Element: Earth
- Mode: Cardinal
- Capricorn symbol: ♑
Realists and traditional, Capricorns are very respectful of people with greater experience than theirs, as they are fully mindful of the aging process.They are renowned for their patience, discipline, and professionalism. In contrast to Sagittarians, they will never have trouble keeping up with deadlines, as they are always very well organised and extremely capable time managers.
Despite having a conservative mind, though, Capricorn effects the necessary transition from Sagittarius’ theory to practice, thus providing the realism the latter lacks. Read here for Capricorn Daily Horoscope.
Capricorn, the tenth sign of the Zodiac is one of the most challenging as far as commitments go. The Capricorn personality can be described as controlled & determined but under the surface there’s so much more to this boundary-establishing sign. The sign’s ambition derives from its Cardinal Quality, while its stability comes from the sign’s association with the Earth Element. Why does this information concern you? Well, something many astrology fans don't know is that the quality of each sign largely shapes its compatibility with other zodiac signs.
It is common for most people under the sign of Capricorn to seek recognition for what they muster, no matter what area that may be in. Psychologically speaking this may have something to do with a curious relationship of the sign with the Father. This claim makes much more sense if one considers the Saturnian father figure ruling over a sign that is already well aware of limits and the need to self-control. It also explains another characteristic of the sign which is feeling guilty or inadequate when not reaching too soon a goal that is too far out of reach to begin with. They will reach it in the end, but beating one-self over things is in the Capricorn personality just as second-guessing the outcome is. There is a positive side to this however, as it forces them to revisit everything and thus fix all ‘glitches’ before anyone else notices.
Capricorn and Aries: They display traits that are difficult to harmonise. If Capricorn learns the value of passion in love and Aries understands why it is important for relationships to be built on stable ground, these signs can form a wonderful and dynamic love match.
Capricorn and Taurus: A love match that might either keep the partners eternally united or eventually alienate them due to its insufficient emotional expressiveness.
Capricorn and Gemini: In order for this challenging relationship to work, Capricorn needs to be patient and respectful of Gemini’s volatile nature, while Gemini needs to grow up a little and learn to behave more maturely.
Capricorn and Cancer: They represent opposing outlooks on life. But with Capricorn finding rational and practical solutions to their problems and Cancer keeping their bond alive with romantic gestures, this can be a perfect love match, in a complementary fashion.
Capricorn and Leo: This love match is composed of two largely dissimilar characters, unlikely to experience instant mutual attraction. This paring requires both signs to show understanding and make concessions if it is to grow into a strong relationship.
Capricorn and Virgo: This relationship can built on a solid and realistic foundation. They are highly compatible, giving rise to a feeling of mutual appreciation. For this reason, this love match is likely to be particularly successful.
Capricorn and Libra: This love match is filled with moments of extreme intensity, both positive and negative. They need to show patience when their incompatibility brings them into conflict for, if they manage to endure, the rewards will be invaluable.
Capricorn and Scorpio: This love match is highly compatible and and can strike the perfect balance between emotion and reason. They will never lose sexual interest in each other.
Capricorn and Sagittarius: This love match is very promising. Both signs are equally fond of freedom, intellectual pursuits and philosophical quests, and they both view romance as a path to personal growth.
Capricorn and Capricorn: This romantic match is bound to grow into an incredibly durable relationship. This relationship will enable both partners to further solidify their life’s foundation and consistently renewe the impetus toward their personal development.
Capricorn and Aquarius: This love match perfectly exemplifies the clash between a conservative and a progressive mentality. The relationship between these signs is likely to be passionate and riddled with conflict.
Capricorn and Pisces: These two can actually become deeply enamoured with each other despite their widely divergent world-views. Their differences are much more likely to complement each other than clash, making this combination particularly compatible.
Find out more about Capricorn best and worst matches in our zodiac sign compatibility guide!
The Capricorn Man
The Capricorn man is like a barracuda in the office and a big soft teddy bear at home, but this teddy bear also knows exactly what you said and when you said it and will cast it up when he needs to. This lovable realist knows that life is no Teddy Bear’s Picnic and so he’ll always work hard for the money.
How to win the heart of a Capricorn Male
You’d better have means, prospects and status or you can jog on. Your average Capricorn, and despite having a softer snuggly side once you inveigle your way into his life, was born to climb the greasy pole, and so you could feel more like the one giving him a permanent bunk-up. He’ll admire your supportiveness of him working round the clock, ditto if you harbour your own ambition. He’s also conservative with a small ‘c’ and absolutely hates being embarrassed in public.
The Capricorn Woman
You’re going to have to shape up if you want hang out with Lady Capricorn! Bossy, ambitious, poised and reserved, she’ll suffer no time-wasters or ne’er-do-gooders. Lady Capricorn has a Plan. And you’d better have one too. She wants to rule the world, or at the very least be next to someone who does. She reaches for the top in everything she does, even if it’s simply cooking the best roast in town. In fact, she’s probably your boss. Navigating office politics is child’s play for her as is managing people to get them to do what she wants. Ambitious projects with heavy responsibilities and large budgets don’t faze her.
Lady Capricorn can handle herself in public. Appearances matter a great deal and she spends a lot of time and energy keeping them up. Money is also important and this lady is partial to expensive brands - especially ones she can buy herself, as a reward for her own hard work and achievement. Lady Capricorn is essentially an introvert. Self-sufficient, she knows how to take care of herself and does, all too well, often at the expense of her relationships. She certainly has no time to be all soft and self indulgent when there is work to be done. She is incredibly proud and hates to be under someone else’s thumb. Give her Respect. Or walk on.
How Capricorn acts when they first fall in love
Does the first flush of love turn Capricorn into a giddy goat? You might get the odd flash, but this sign usually always likes to keep something back. It’s like their insurance policy. They tend to be realists, with a love that remains constant long after the fireworks of the first few months have fizzled out!
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