Understanding the Energy of Capricorn
Capricorn Season (December 22 to January 19)
Cold like the winter season, Capricorn unlike its counterpart Cancer is all about business. This sign has no time to dwell on emotions and matters of the heart. Individuals who have a heavy Capricorn energy in their birth chart may come across as cold, bossy, desensitized, and even a bit judgmental. They are highly concerned with their status and can exert their authority on others. These people can make the rudest and toughest bosses in the workplace. Also, they may have a deep love and passion for the routine lifestyle.
The ruler of this sign is Saturn and its symbol is known as the goat. Capricorn is the original sign of the 10th house of astrology. Its element is Earth and it is a cardinal sign. The energy of Capricorn is about practicality. It’s about dealing with and understanding the reality of things in life. As an Earth sign, clarity is another quality of Capricorn. Unlike the sign before it, Sagittarius, who is free-spirited and go-lucky, the energy of Capricorn has to do with determination and achievement through hard work. Meaning making sure things get done and having a zero tolerance for any slack. I’m going to go over the basic and fundamental description of how each planet behaves in the sign of Capricorn.
Now, let’s keep in mind that our birth chart is comprised of all the signs of the zodiac. Also based on the house and the sign placement of Saturn, as well as any aspect projected from other planets in the birth chart, the nature and behavior of any planet in the sign of Capricorn can change drastically. So without wasting any time, here are a few short descriptions of each planet and the Ascendant in the sign of Capricorn.
Ascendant in Capricorn
If your Ascendant is in Capricorn, you may appear very serious, emotionless, and task-oriented. Of course, depend if there’s any planet on the Ascendant AKA the first house, as well as the sign placement of Saturn, this can alter the nature of that individual’s serious personality. Like any Earth Ascendant, people whose Ascendant is in Capricorn, they tend to attract other individuals who have their Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in water signs such as Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, however, who they are attracted to will depend on their Moon sign. Also, they may attract individuals who have water dominance in their chart. Meaning if someone has three or more planets in water signs, then this person may be attracted to a Capricorn Ascendant person. These are the people who tend to have a very protective, motherly and nurturing personal relationship. They usually tend to attract individuals who are highly dependent and/or emotional.
Sun in Capricorn
If you were born on dates ranging from December 22 and January 19 then your Sun sign is in Capricorn. This shows that your actions can come across as authoritative. You may be task-oriented and love doing routine work. Your focal point maybe about maintaining your status in society. These individuals hate not getting the respect they feel that they deserve. They do not mind the routine lifestyle. These natives can find themselves waking up every day doing the same thing day after day for as long as possible.
Moon in Capricorn
If your Moon sign is in Capricorn, you may feel the constant need to keep things organized in your life. Depend on which house Moon is in, that will be the area of your life where you will be more serious about. You may be a workaholic at the workplace and may come across as bossy. You love to service others however, you expect the same in return from others. As an Earth Moon, you may be attracted to individuals who have their Sun, Moon, and Ascendant in water signs or people who have heavy water sign energies. As someone who may be too focused on the practicality and the reality of things, you feel the need to have a partner who can bring that emotional flow of those water signs into your life.
Mercury in Capricorn
If your Mercury is in Capricorn, your speech and way of communicating can be very authoritative. Mercury does pretty well in all the Earth signs and these people can be quite intelligent and cunning. They can make great entrepreneurs, managers, speakers, and writers. They may not be goofy and joke around a lot and their conversation usually have a serious and direct tone to it.
Venus in Capricorn
If your Venus is in Capricorn, you may have a love for a serious individual with authority and status. You love people who are goal-oriented and who are people of their word. There may not be a display of emotions in your personal life and you may not show passion when it comes to things around you. Nevertheless, you may be serious and committed when it comes to your relationship and the things you love and care about.
Mars in Capricorn
This is where Mars is exalted. In fact, this is a great placement for Mars in your chart. People with this placement tend to be very focused when it comes to whatever it is they want to do in life. These are the “get it done” types of people. Like the soldier, Mars in Capricorn is highly disciplined. Their service to others is very important to them and they make their intentions very clear. They don’t sugar coat anything and are very serious about their goals. The downside to this placement, however, is that the individual who has this placement may not be as proactive as they should be. Like a true soldier, they may only decide to spring into action if they are pushed, directed, motivated, or ordered into doing so.
Jupiter in Capricorn
This is the debilitation placement for Jupiter or the sign where Jupiter falls. Now, this does not necessarily mean this is a “bad” placement for Jupiter as it only means that this Jupiter will not act like its true nature. People with this placement may not be as generous as others. They believe that one must put in the work to earn anything that they desire. Luck, unfortunately, does not go well in these people’s favor unless Saturn is in a great sign placement, exalted, has great and positive aspects from the other planets or is in favorable houses such as the seventh, the 10th, or the 11th house in the birth chart. These are the people who make their own luck through hard work. Of course, the more work they put into anything, the more they get out of it, as Jupiter then will give out based on the amount of work one put into the thing they want in life. These people also learn best through hands-on experiences and trial and errors. They’re also great at teaching others using a very practical, real-life approach.
Saturn in Capricorn
This is the home of Saturn. People with this placement can be very organized and show a great sense of responsibility. They can be very determined and goal-oriented. Based on the house Saturn is in, the nature of this house may be slow and routine like. Commitment is a key factor when it comes to those with Saturn in Capricorn in their birth chart. These people love to serve others and are often find themselves working in the servicing industry whether it is customer service or any contract work related field. They also tend to work long hour days if Saturn is in the sixth house. Their status in life and self-respect means a lot to them.
Uranus in Capricorn
This placement can make for a great entrepreneur, engineer, researcher, and humanitarian. People can be very serious and independent. They can be committed to their work or the cause they are fighting for. Depend on Saturn’s placement, they can be very eccentric, rash, cold, and may come across as desensitized. However, when these individuals get involved with a project, they show great dedication and determination to see it through. They are great innovators and good problem-solvers.
Neptune in Capricorn
If your Neptune is in Capricorn, this may make you a bit irrational, however, you may be very spiritually inclined. People with this placement are committed to turn their dreams into reality however, the process may be a long journey. They may develop a passion for foreign cultures and diversity.
Pluto in Capricorn
As Pluto will be in Capricorn from January 2008 to January 2024, natives born during those times may have a deep passion for whatever it is they’re into. They may be extremely focused on their ventures. They can be very stubborn and slow to change.
To get a complete understanding of the sign of Capricorn, keep in mind the more planets a person has in Capricorn, the more potent the energy will be within the native. Therefore you can expect to see such traits of stubbornness, emotionless, slow to change, dedicated, highly committed, goal-oriented, ready to serve others, practical, and logical to reasoning coming from them. Nevertheless, this is a sign that will give you that reality check and bring you down to Earth.