Capricorn, you Surprise Me.

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*Eleditor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy!

“This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ~ Alan W. Watts

I know a few Capricorns, and I have to say that as signs of the Zodiac go, Capricorns are a unique lot.

I am a Scorpio myself, and am used to predictable reactions to my sun sign. Usually, they involve a wrinkling of the nose (as in “oh dear”) to stereotyping me into being a violent tornado.

So when Capricorn is accused of being at the less-than-exciting end of the sun sign spectrum, I empathize, because the stereotype is unfair.

Actually, Capricorn while indeed dutiful, cerebral and comfortable within their own carefully constructed world, is also humorous, dependable and hot in the bedroom—they just need the right partner or circumstances to bring it out in them.

On the Zodiac wheel, Capricorn rules from December 22 until January 20th, under the influence of Saturn.

Since Saturn is the sixth rock from the Sun, a giant planet with its mystery of rings and moonlets, it is not a celestial body to be messed with. If any sign can deal with Saturn’s shenanigans, it is stable, strong Capricorn.

Saturn rules limitations and experiences. Capricorn, while expert at putting limitations on itself—not always a good thing—is also excellent at creating something out of nothing, pushing through difficult situations, hanging on for dear life when times get tough and coming out victorious in the end.

I find Capricorns inspiring. I have seen them build an empire from slim opportunity, simply with their incredible tenacity and attention to detail.

Capricorns are one of the four Cardinal Zodiac signs. The others are Aries, Cancer and Libra.

“In astrology, cardinal signs (also called by older astrologers as a movable sign) are associated with leadership, ambition, great force and dynamic qualities that initiates a change.”  ~ Wikipedia

Some famous Capricorns include: Alan Watts, Benjamin Franklin, Anthony Hopkins, A.A. Milne, Betty White, Diane Keaton, Diane Von Furstenberg and Janis Joplin.

If that is not a list of determined, cerebral, funny, accomplished people then I do not know what is.

Earthy Capricorn is a cardinal sign.

So no wonder they want to build things, build them right, have others follow the rules (because they might or might not, depending on their North Node—but others should in their opinion), are respectful and organized, while brandishing a dry wit that others might as well succumb to.

I’ve given up trying to keep up with the quips that can come hurtling out of a Capricorns mouth, and greatly respect their incredible loyalty to those they love. So please don’t stand in their way if they are trying to protect someone or something. They are handy with the word.

The Capricorn men I know have strong exteriors and are vulnerable on the inside. Their shyness and inward nature translates to some pretty unexpected hot stuff when under the covers. I think that that’s because they run deep like a dark river, with mystery at their core. All they need is a little reminder to reveal their playful side.

All work and no play can become a problem for Capricorn’s love interests.

Keeping it all in isn’t good for any sign or relationship.

The other thing I’ve noticed is that a Capricorn’s work is close to their heart. It’s a serious business, their attention to their chosen profession. Ambitious and determined, Capricorn is an excellent teacher of what rolling one’s sleeves up can do.

On the flip side, all that diligence may not leave room for family and friends. Here is where Capricorn must find balance while still satisfying their sense of achievement.

I wonder if certain nationalities produce more of one sign than another. I’ve noticed in my own group of friends, all the Capricorns are either Dutch or German—talk about industrious, inventive and dependable.

When I need a reminder to pull up my socks, I can just look to their excellent example. And on the flip side of that are some pretty entertaining conversations and fun times. That’s the other thing about Capricorn, they are just as intense in play as in work, once they get around to it.

What should Capricorn work on? Relaxing, letting go of worry, and perfectionism.

What should Capricorn be proud of? Their vulnerability—it’s the key to authenticity, their humor, their intensity—which can be useful in so many areas of life, and their honor.

Who Loves Capricorn?

Aries, Cancer—also Cardinal Signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are good pairings because they can teach each other about what the other one needs, while agreeing on things that are fundamentally important to both.

Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, Libra, Pisces and Sagittarius leave too much up in the air for Capricorn to be truly comfortable. Besides, Capricorn doesn’t want to be told what to do, and all these signs have much to say, while Capricorn prefers to follow their own judgement.

Good activities for Capricorn include are anything that takes them out of themselves. Meditation (detaching from thought), time with animals—where the focus is on the simple beauty of a creature’s trust and innocence, time in nature or yoga.

Capricorn must remember to breathe.

Accomplishment is valuable but so is standing back and simply being.

Every time I think that I have Capricorn figured out, they surprise me with a new quirk of their personality and do so with a wink and a laugh and a childlike joy at having make me smile.

I appreciate you Capricorn. You are an enigma if you are anything and that is truly interesting.

“Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres




Author: Monika Carless

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

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Monika Carless

Monika Carless seems to be following the setting sun—from Europe to Eastern Canada, to mountain and ocean life on Vancouver Island, B.C. Trained as a Reiki Master and Holistic Nutritionist, Monika seeks the Sacred through nature. She is a Mystic who follows the Wise Woman Tradition, facilitating Intuitive Soul-Path Sessions, guiding women and men worldwide on their authentic journey, in the areas of sexuality, relationships, spirit and life-direction. She believes in skinny dipping, laughter with friends, and moonlit walks as therapy for the human soul. A road less ordinary and a heart filled with love is what you’ll find her patiently seeking. The author of two novels, The Dark Pool, and its sequel, The Raven and The Aspen King—tales of erotica, pagan mysticism, polyamory, and past lives. Monika can be reached via her websiteInstagram, or Facebook.

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anonymous Jan 15, 2016 9:38pm

Love this article Monika 🙂 I am Capricorn born on the 12th 🙂 Noticed that this article was posted on the 11th on Elephant Journal and on the 12th on your site, simplysolitary. The outdoors by water and woods seem so peaceful to me and I love making crafts, reading, writing, gardening and music 🙂

anonymous Jan 13, 2016 3:52am

You forgot David Bowie, Hrithik Roshan, and Norman Reedus….. 🙂

Indy Pneûma Aug 1, 2016 7:17pm

Ellen is an Aquarian, not Capricorn. lol ... great article though

Capricorn Traits May 15, 2016 6:33am

Characteristics of Capricorn are really unusual and unlike something you've ever :) Interesting sign and for all Capricorn traits you need to explore this