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 represents a doorway to another world. The 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 confident steps usually get them to the summit.
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. But 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.”
For all of us: When the Sun is in Capricorn, we prepare for the worst, expecting the best. Capricorn’s Earth Sign energy is a time of self-control, persistence, patience. Ruled by Saturn, Planet of Karma, Capricorn’s Sun transit can seem like slow going sometimes.
However, this influence focuses our ambition and clarity of purpose, while still maintaining an honorable respect for others. While it can be an self-absorbed time, it’s not devious or truly selfish. Common sense governs decisions made under this influence. Rather than being spontaneous, Capricorn takes itself and its life seriously, believing that it is simply more intelligent 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.