Capricorn Personality & Characteristics
Capricorn, often signified by its animal sign of the Goat, is a Saturn-ruled zodiac sign that is seemingly draconian and in many cases doesn't tend to gel very well with some attitudes in the modern era due to what seems to be their overly conservative nature. Like all zodiac signs, however, there's certainly a lot more than meets the eye with these workaholic individuals.
Capricorn is ruled by the earth element, which means they are naturally focused on material-level things over more abstract/spiritual ones. Additionally, they are almost always well-grounded and confident individuals who can be powerhouse performers at whatever they end up setting their minds to.
Capricorn also happens to be a cardinal sign, so it's very much focused on being a leader and taking "life by the horns" and guiding it towards their end goals, as well as pushing through no matter what happens to get in their way.
Capricorn's planetary ruler is Saturn, whose infamous Greek counterpart, Kronos, was considered to be the deific force of time itself. Capricorns pride themselves on being great at managing time and you will typically find them being leaders of business in their respective fields. Saturn also is a planetary aspect that is intent of creating a form of discipline in its wake, making it seem harsh and austere at times, yet it's only ever meant for the greater good in the long run. Saturn can also make Capricorn seem quite distant and chilly and can be seen as one of the more intimidating zodiac signs on an interpersonal level.
An earth sign, Capricorn is extremely grounded, much like Taurus (another earth sign). The material realm is their main point of focus, and Capricorns are more than capable of dominating it in order to achieve their ambitions.
Quiet and seemingly tense on an external level, Capricorns are masters of sizing up situations before entering them and have a natural knack for being able to anticipate all manner of situations and how best to deal with them, making them very effective at matters pertaining to self-employment/entrepreneurship and managerial roles.
Capricorns are studious, and are possessed with an almost zealous need to succeed and win at the game of life, no matter what. Their calm and collected nature allows them to see through false words and deceptions of all sorts and they are generally impervious to petty human emotional squabbles, such as gossip, fake power dynamics, and relationships where small talk is the rule rather than the exception. Anything that isn't moving them closer to the script they have written for themselves will be cast aside as a very temporary distraction at best - or a heinous waste of time at worst.
Known for being highly cerebral, Capricorns utilize their calm nature quite well and can be one of the best individuals to state logic and facts in the entirety of the zodiac. That is, of course, if you can get them in an argumentative state in the first place, as most Capricorns can come off as quite frigid, to say the least. Talk is cheap with the Goat, and loyalty has to be earned before you can enter into their emotional zone of understanding.
As highly driven people, Capricorns can almost seem almost inhuman with the way they attack their life objectives. Occasionally, their will to succeed can be easily seen as egocentric and uncaring to more sensitive zodiac signs.
It's also extremely difficult to hit it off with a Capricorn on a surface level because they can come off as cold and even borderline emotionless at times. A good way to represent Capricorn is the reserved and highly efficient corporate CEO who evokes just as much respect as they do fear out of their subordinates.
This dynamic in their lives can potentially backfire, however. We are all merely human no matter what external factors may dictate our inner world and the course of our lives. Capricorns can have a tendency to be eternal pessimists, and this certainly isn't helped by the fact that they can push people away easily with their quiet and orderly nature. The potential for perfectionistic tendencies can haunt them as well, leading to self-esteem issues and, at its worst, long term issues with mental health concerns such as depression.
Capricorn Career & Money
In terms of a career path, nothing satisfies these individuals more than rising to a high level of stature and dominance within their respective fields. Hard-working and studious doesn't even begin to explain these people and they can be tough competition to follow wherever they may be due to their strong work ethic.
Capricorns thrive in high-pressure workplace environments. They have the unique ability of not only working well under pressure but often putting out their best work in such situations. They are also the furthest thing from lazy imaginable and will seldom delay work expected of them. These individuals are usually the ones to submit work well before the day of a deadline.
One would think that a Capricorn could be highly problematic as far as working in teams is concerned, however, if the ultimate result is the betterment of their work environment/company, then Capricorn will easily be a dependable team player, especially if the potential for a promotion or a raise is a possibility. Capricorns can be a boss' best friend, but this can be a double-edged sword down the line once the Capricorn decides that they might want to become the boss instead!
Capricorns are upper management material par excellence due to their highly strategic nature. They can also make great lawyers because of their gift of seeing past attempts of deception and sweet-talking individuals.
Capricorn Love & Sex
Capricorns aren't very idealistic when it comes to love, even though they look for it in the long term when they put their minds to it. Chalk this up to their highly analytical nature. This individual isn't without a heart, but it's certainly not as invested in fairy tale romances as some of the other signs of the zodiac.
Entirely comfortable with the confines of tradition, Capricorns are more inclined to follow tried and tested rules regarding dating and courtship in general. Due to their inherent nature of being highly organized and having their schedules always fairly packed, Capricorns can be a bit challenging to date properly. Yet, with time and trust, they will take a special interest in making sure that a new person in their life is properly accommodated within their fast-paced lives.
One trait of a Capricorn in love is that they know themselves quite well, especially with matters of the heart. They are a fantastic partner for long-term relationships and since loyalty is key to them and their lives in general, you can expect the same sort of treatment from them once the relationship is solidified.
When it comes to things of a more sexual nature, there are similarities to Capricorn’s general approach to life. Slow and steady wins the day here once more. Flirting, romantic dates with several course meals, hours upon hours of waiting until a late-night meetup. These are all things that Capricorns savor until the final rendezvous in the bedroom, which to them is the ultimate prize at the end of the tunnel for all of their hard work.
Even though their overt conservatism can make them seem to be boring and cold as far as them being lovers, Capricorns do have a bit of a wild side underneath it all. While it's true that they have a certain public perception to keep up, especially in regards to their work life, don't fret; once the lights are off and the sheets are on, they can be quite open and interested in trying out new things with their partner.
How to Attract a Capricorn
As stated before, Capricorns are concerned about the big picture when it comes to romantic relationships with another person. Trustworthiness and punctuality are key things with them, as these folks don't like individuals who are not organized or go against their word in any way.
Capricorns are addicted to success, and successful people tend to be ideal for them for a mate. Have pride in whatever it is that you do, and strive to be the best in your field, and Capricorn will certainly take note and be enticed to get to know you a bit more.
Traditional dating scenarios are going to be the best choice. We're not saying splurge on the fanciest restaurants and other kinds of venues every time you go out on a date, but the local burger joint just isn't going to cut it with this zodiac sign.
Also, something else to note if you're interested in seducing a Capricorn is learning how to pace yourself and take your time. They aren't the easiest to get to know on a truly intimate level, and it will take a little bit of time and investment in order to get beyond the acquaintance phase of the dating process. Don't look at this as a negative thing but more along the lines of investing time in a person that will, in the long term, remain a steadfast partner (if that's what you are truly looking for).
How to Attract a Capricorn Man
Capricorn males are some of the most direct, no-bull (or perhaps goat) people you could ever meet. They see the prize at the end of the line and want it more than anything else. If you're looking to attract a particular Capricorn man in your world, don't be exceedingly dreamy and naive about your life's aspirations. Practicality and proper planning win them over far more than pipe dreams and raw speculation.
The goat likes to take charge, plain and simple. If you're not the kind of person that enjoys the thought of this in a relationship, it's probably best to look elsewhere for a suitable partner. He expects a great deal out of his significant other and can be seen as draconian and unfeeling at times, and in other more harsh cases even try to force his mate to change their essential nature to have their relationship "fall in line" more with their overarching life goals.
This isn't to say that they are always harsh and insensitive. Capricorns, in general, can be more inclined towards negative moods and high amounts of stress due to the nature of their high work ethic lifestyles. If you can be there for them in those crucial and trying moments, then they will respond favorably towards you.
How to Attract a Capricorn Woman
Much like their male counterparts, Capricorn women are direct and honest about what they desire in their lives, and they play the long-term game with everything, including the dating realm. They can come off as cold and indifferent and it can be a bit of a challenge to get them to open up to you on an emotional level.
Capricorn women are not looking for low-impact individuals in their lives, especially when it comes to things like finances. Once again, the long-term is very important to them and stability is key here. They want dependable people in their lives to assist them if luck isn't on their side down the line.
One thing to be very aware of with Capricorn is that they are not needy creatures, even in regards to love, and if you can't meet up with their expectations, they can become standoffish with you (yes, even the females of this zodiac sign). Don't be a time-waster for them and she'll warm up to you in no time after seeing how you take her precious time seriously.
Capricorn Family & Friends
Loyalty defines a Capricorn through and through. While having a family is, for the most part, an afterthought in their earlier years, eventually Capricorns will come around to the idea of starting their little goat herd. This has more to do with overall financial stability more than anything else, however, it is crucial to note that Capricorn (men and women) both are heavily career-minded and some may scoff at the idea of a family in the first place. If they are conducive to the family lifestyle, however, they can get very attached to them.
Capricorns can also make very trusted advisors and friends due to their highly analytic nature. They can make odd friends sometimes due to their standoffish nature, especially with more chatty zodiac signs. The goat isn't one for small talk in the least! Ultimately, the friends they do accrue will generally be long lasting, like everything else in their life.
In traditional astrological lore, Capricorn is considered to be a melancholic sign. This essentially means that it is a dry and cool-natured zodiac sign. This is fairly concurrent with Capricorn's straight-to-the-point nature.
In terms of ancient medical-based astrological explanations, melancholic constitutions are traditionally seen as being connected to the spleen. Melancholic constitutions have a general trend of stagnation due to the toxicity buildup of various substances within their bodies. Because of this, it was usually recommended that Capricorns have to take up movement via exercise, yoga, etc.
Saturn's dominion over Capricorn adds an almost dual layer of complexity to this zodiac sign's temperament as well. Saturn itself is an influence prone to exuding melancholic tendencies as it is considered to be one of the sternest planetary aspects in astrology.
Capricorns should do their best to keep their mental health in check and combat stress via a mix of exercise as well as practicing techniques such as mindfulness and meditation to give their mind a break from the fast-paced industrious lifestyle they (usually) make for themselves. The good news, however, is that due to their ability to keep a high level of focus on tasks and regiment their life appropriately, this really shouldn't be too tall of an order for them.