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Capricorn in Astrology

Capricorn Period: December 22 - January 19
Capricorn Mode: Cardinal
Capricorn Element: Earth
Ruling Planet of Capricorn: Saturn
House Ruled by Capricorn: Tenth
Capricorn Polarity: Negative

Most Compatible Zodiac Signs: Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces
Least Compatible Zodiac Signs: Aries, Libra, Gemini, Leo
Opposite Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top. Capricorn represents the accomplishments of the material and the quest for prestige, honor and success in public achievement. It is also possible that the driving force behind their ambition partially lies in deep-rooted feelings of insecurity.

Capricorns put themselves under enormous pressure to perform, and can feel personally responsible for those around them. They may have suffered from a restrictive early environment, and their aloofness may serve to protect them from dealing with a fear of intimacy, or low self-esteem. Capricorns exemplify the values of hard work and accomplishment, and service to the goals of humanity. Their redemption comes when they allow the spiritual joy that they feel inside to fully express itself in graceful acts of loving-kindness.

Capricorn Horoscope for August 2020

This is another month of strong transformational adjustments, Capricorn, for you and everyone you know, as we continue to make our way through the cultural reset of these strange 2020 days. And this month represents yet another chapter in your ongoing saga of revisioning who at base you really are. You are leaving parts of yourself behind, so that much of what was...

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Capricorn by Element and Mode

The element related to Capricorn is Earth.

The Earth element is feminine or yin, in-taking and receptive. It corresponds to the Jungian typology of Sensation. The Earth energy is grounded and heavy, responding to the gravity of physical circumstances and limitations. Earth people are in touch with their bodies and the pleasures of the physical world around them. They are givers of form and structure. They endure. They are self-sufficient in a way that the lighter Fire and Air elements are not.

The mode of Capricorn is Cardinal.

Cardinal signs are outgoing, creative rather than passive, representing self-starters who make their will power known.

Ruling Planet of Capricorn

The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn.

Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes discipline, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.

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