Creative – Humanitarian – Innovative – Optimistic – Peaceful
Saturn, and therefore the sign of Capricorn, is all about authenticity, realness, and honesty. Saturn also rules the wisdom of old age. Therefore, Capricorn tends to be a sign that’s very aware of what’s timeless and what’s just passing through. Caps aren’t likely to fall for the latest fad or jump on a bandwagon just because everyone else is doing it.
You may have heard talk of your Saturn return in astrology, which happens every 29 years or so. Whenever Saturn (a very slow-moving planet) returns, it’s thought to be a reminder that we are human and have limitations. Even so, we possess the ability to achieve greatness, create earthly success, and find truth through leaving behind what doesn’t feel authentic.
Saturn is associated with the bones in the body and all of the structures that hold us up. Likewise, Capricorns love stability.
The cardinal modality of Capricorn makes it a sign that’s very interested in new beginnings and fresh starts (Capricorn season even falls during the New Year transition).
We often think of Capricorns as high achievers or business-oriented workhorses. This speaks to the goat aspect of their sea-goat symbol. Goats are scrappy, and some of them are capable of climbing to great heights. The fishtail portion of the sea-goat, on the other hand, holds the ocean and the vast, almost spiritual world that lies beneath it.
It’s the job of the Capricorn to strike a balance between these two realms of earthly achievements and spiritual truth.
However, finding “the one” can be a challenge for Caps. Like Virgos, Capricorns can be perfectionists. They’re just as goal-oriented in love as they are in work, and they’ll often have a plan or set of qualities that they’re searching for in a mate. As such, they may wait until they’re older to truly settle down and/or go for much older and more experienced partners.
A major challenge for the typical Cap is to loosen up and remember to play; something that usually comes with age. The common adage about Capricorn is that they “age in reverse” and slowly learn to let loose and relax as they get older.
Once in a relationship, Caps love privacy, need plenty of alone time with their partners, and are typically wary of public displays of affection. Their ideal partnership is sensual, grounded, and totally authentic.
Their ruling planet, Saturn, is famously serious. Additionally, Capricorn is often associated with the 10th house of career and public life. This means that whatever they choose to do in life, they’ll likely be very concerned with leaving behind a legacy.
Being a Saturn-ruled earth sign means Caps typically want to build things. They excel at whatever they do but are apt to make great architects, entrepreneurs, professors, or any kind of financial planner or accountant. They’re usually extremely serious about their careers, wanting to be respected and esteemed in whatever field they’re interested in.
Because of their Earth sign status, Capricorns are usually excellent at holding space for groups or brainstorming sessions and making everyone around them feel supported.