If you are a Capricorn, you belong, not to the sign of the goat, but to the sign of the sea-goat; a mythical creature that lives in two worlds – that of land and of sea. Although the myth about Capricorn people is that they are far too sensible and down to earth (translation: dull) to be interested in much more than getting ahead in life, astrologer Jon Cainer reminds us that the fact is, they are just too busy to fool with fixing people’s wrong-headed assumptions about them!
“Capricorns,” he writes, “may be capable characters but they have plenty of mystery and sensitivity in their souls. They also have plenty of fire in their bellies. These passionate, adventurous and mischievous people also just so happen to be highly intelligent. They can instantly see that, if folk want to jump to the wrong conclusion about them, it will only help them run rings round the rest of the human race!” He admonishes Capricorns to “Remember this and have more faith in the visions and ideas that constantly flood through your busy brain.”
When the Sun is in Capricorn, we prepare for the worst, expecting the best. Capricorn’s strong-willed Sea Goat climbs up from the sea and scales the steepest peaks to reach the high goals they set for themselves. Their cautious but sure steps usually get them to the summit. Common sense governs decisions made under this influence. Rather than being spontaneous, Capricorn takes itself and its life seriously, believing that it makes more sense to do things well the first time. Though gifted with a good sense of history and perspective, once it starts climbing, Capricorn doesn’t look back.
Capricorn’s Earth Sign energy is a time of self-control, persistence, patience. Ruled by Saturn, Planet of Karma and discipline, Capricorn’s Sun transit can be frustrating to the more impatient signs. But this influence grants us great ambition and clarity of purpose tempered by a deep respect for others.