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Sun in Capricorn

  • I Use
  • Element: Earth
  • 10th house ruler
  • Planet ruler Saturn
  • Cardinal
  • South
  • Body Parts: knees and lower legs
  • Tarot: Devil, 2 of Pentacles (Jupiter in Capricorn), 3 of Pentacles (Mars in Capricorn), 4 of Pentacles (Sun in Capricorn)
  • Feminine
  • December 22 – January 19

Keywords: Practical, Responsible, Cautious

Negative Keywords: Unforgiving, Stubborn, Brooding

You can think of Capricorns as the managers of the zodiac. They are grounded in material comforts, but unlike Taurus, they seek out status and prosperity. Capricorns are an extremely ambitious group of people. I’ve never met a Capricorn that didn’t have some special relationship to money. They are never satisfied with the money they have and always want more.

Capricorns are practical. After all the mutable fire of Sagittarius comes rushing towards us, Capricorn says, “Wait. Now let’s slow down and put this to use.” Capricorn represents the collective community, the state or the country we live in. If we can look at Capricorn that way and then apply it to the individual, we can see that Capricorns are the guiding principles that humanity is thriving on. Right now, unfortunately, we are living in a highly materialistic world, thus leaving Capricorns with a lot of negative baggage. But Capricorns are not as materialistic as they are builders. It can be building a company, building an art portfolio, or building a family. They took all that came before them from Aries all the way from Sagittarius so that they could use the knowledge and put it to use for the practical good of all (Rudhyar).

They represent the goat or sea goat. Some see the Capricorn as a Cenatar, the half man, half goat. Like the cardinal sign of Cancer, a Sea Goat can tranverse both the sea and the earth. Cardinal signs are usually a force to be reckoned with. No wall is ever too high for a cardinal sign. They are the action of the zodiac. A Capricorn takes this to heart. Like a billy goat, they will nimbly and patiently climb a mountainous terrain until they reach the top.

Capricorn falls into the midheaven on a natural zodiac wheel. This is also called the Zenith. The midheaven will tell you what you want for a career. Capricorns rule the career part of the zodiac, so whatever is in a Capricorns midheaven will tell you what they will succeed best at. For example, if a Capricorn has Leo in her midheaven she is usually very beautiful, but Leo in the 10th house represents the manager positions. This is an excellent position for a Capricorn who seeks to build business.

Capricorns age backward. They tend to grow more beautiful as time goes on, after all, their ruling planet is “father time,” Saturn. Look at any Capricorn family member you might have or life long friend and see if this is true. Even the smokers will look more radiant and beautiful the older they grow.

 I have a Capricorn daughter and aunt. They all share similar characteristics. All over them like to dominate a relationship. Even when my daughter was very young, she would play a game with me. She would tell me, “You be the daughter. I am the mom.” She asserted herself right out of the gate and still does. Capricorns tend to not reveal their true nature upfront. They keep their cards close to their chest. My daughter often tells me that, “When people meet me, they think I’m one of those pretty, Instagram models, but then when they find out I’m into Dungeons and Dragons and art they are surprised.” Just like the rocky terrain that the Billy Goat has to travel, each part of a Capricorn is revealed the closer you get to the top. Each stop along the way is a different revelation. 

My aunt is a dominate Capricorn. We all call it, “Auntie wears the pants in the relationship.” She does dominate my uncle, but my uncle is fine with that. My aunt is also never satisfied with how much money she has. At one point, she decided what money she would give to the IRS and what money she wouldn’t give to the IRS. Finally, the IRS found out and nailed her. She paid them what she owed, but to this day she grumbles about taxes and is always finding creative accounting ways to get more money. She is also very generous with her money to her family. She showers her sons with money. Each one she bought a house for. HER. Not her husband, but my aunt. It was her money, after all. This is the opposite of my Sagittarius mother who told me, “Go fly and live life little bird. Explore and make life an adventure.” My security was never as important to my Sagittarius mother as it was my Capricorn Aunt.

This has to do with the ruling planets. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, which is the Gods of Luck and Fortune. My mother believes that everyone can be as lucky as her or she will just say, “Pull yourself up with your bootstraps.” She is a very good cheerleader, but terrible at giving me a sense of security. I had to make that on my own.

Saturn rules Capricorn. Saturn is my least favorite planet. It’s the planet of restrictions, rules, regulations, and time. The ancients called Saturn “Old Father Time.” Capricorns have a great sense of timing. They also know about investments and the advantage of waiting for something to grow. My angelic 13-year-old Capricorn asked me last night, “Where are some places I can put my money that will make it grow into more money?” I told her, “You can put it in a CD. They are a safe investment. Stocks are risker, but they will usually grow if you pick the right one.” After explaining a few investment options to my 13-year-old, who managed to snag two actual jobs, I reassured her that I would help pay for her college and she shouldn’t worry so much about her future. I would be there for her. Her Moon in Cancer plus her Sun in Capricorn needed to hear that her mom would give her financial security to start off in life.

Sometimes we need restrictions to grow. We can’t read chapter 3 before reading chapters 1 and 2. Saturn helps us do that. Saturn teaches us lessons that help us grow. Sometimes these lessons are hard, which is why Saturn is called a maleficent planet. No one wants to learn the hard way, but after we learn those hard lessons, we don’t forget them. They are life long soul lessons that everyone needs to grow.  


 She loves to make lists and even though I am a task maker as well, I contribute some of this to me and her zodiac sign.

They are highly detail oriented. They are usually methodical in their approach and organized. A Capricorn doesn’t like being late and is usually on time. They are not procrastinators and will never wait until the last moment to do something.

Saturn rules Capricorn.

A Capricorn may not be able to make quick decisions like a Cardinal Aries, but she makes solid decisions and once committed to something she owns it.