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The Capricorn Zodiac Sign in the Horoscope
Capricorn, the Goat, is the tenth sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters it on or around December 22, at the winter solstice. Capricorn belongs to the element earth, its quality is cardinal and its charge is negative. Its Ruler is Saturn, and Mars exalts in it. Its motto is: "I use." In the horoscope chart, Capricorn brings ambition and a constructive drive to planets or Houses therein.
Your Zodiac SignThose who have Capricorn as their star sign are born when the sun was in Capricorn, normally December 22 - January 19 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more correctly - called the sun sign.
The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It is your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are. It is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but of course it is not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself.
If your sun sign is Capricorn, you are a person with a drive, with the energy to reach results whatever you do. You want to accomplish, to drag things to completion. You have the ability to accomplish concrete results, even when the initial ideas may have seemed vague or even unrealistic. The result might not be all that was imagined in the beginning, but it is there, and it is real. You have ambition, and the perseverence to realize several of your goals. What you start you want to finish, although that often means a lot of hard work. For you, the satisfaction is in the completion.
A Zodiac sign does not give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.
If the sun is in the beginning of Capricorn, you are very ambitious indeed, and whatever you begin you complete, no matter how much of an effort it takes. You can be quite demanding to others, too. If the sun is in the middle of Capricorn, you have great perseverance. You know that in the long run, anything can be accomplished, so you are in no hurry - but your goals are set. If the sun is at the end of Capricorn, you have a tendency to be impatient and might take on yourself tasks that may be too much even for you. Occasionally, you push yourself too much.
Your FatherThe sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon).
If you have the sun in Capricorn, your relation to your father is one of mutually high demands. You expect a lot of each other. There is respect, but also intolerance if the demands are not met. There can also be some rivalry about authority. Your father demands to be obeyed, and it happens that you do the same. When your aims are not the same, there can be a noisy and lasting battle of wills, but when you agree on something to accomplish together, you can be very efficient and cooperate wonderfully to reach results. It is when you do things together that you enjoy each other's company the most.
The PlanetsWhen another planet or other point of the horoscope is in Capricorn, it is also affected by the sign, getting something of its character. Here are those points, what they stand for, and how they are affected by Capricorn:
Sun basic drive - Capricorn brings an ambition to accomplish great things.
Moon longing - Capricorn brings a need to get things done and to be in control.
Mercury curiosity - Capricorn brings a sharp mind focused on solving problems.
Venus affection - Capricorn brings a capacity to easily get things done, and technical skills.
Mars aggression - Capricorn brings an unbending will and strong perseverance, as well as lots of stubbornness.
Jupiter luck - Capricorn brings success in constructive and concrete matters, the ability to accomplish great things.
Saturn duty - Capricorn brings a grim and focused mind, seet on duty and on doing what must be done.
Uranus contemplation - Capricorn brings a competence to analyze complex situations and reach wise decisions.
Neptune fantasy - Capricorn brings dreams and visions of a concrete nature, many of them possible and rewarding to realize.
Pluto catharsis - Capricorn brings ability to handle crisis and to excel where others fail.
Ascendant, AC attitude - Capricorn brings an attitude of authority, demanding the respect of others.
Medium Coeli, MC self-image - Capricorn brings a sense of being able to do just about anything, and the inclination to try.
The HousesIn the astrological Houses, the Zodiac signs also bring their characters, influencing the environments described by the Houses. Here are the twelve Houses, what they stand for, and how Capricorn affects them:
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