Capricorn and stability are synonymous. This serious sign dependable and independent, the anchor to keep others grounded, confident, strong-willed and calm. If you want someone who is hard-working, practical, responsible and persevering then a Capricorn is your choice. These are the major finishers of most projects begun by the pioneering signs. They will stick to a task until it’s done quickly becoming the backbone of a work group or even the entire company.
These individuals are resourceful, determined managers who set high standards for themselves and others. Honest in their criticism of self, they respect others who are disciplined (including superiors, co-workers and subordinates). Words like methodical, tough, stubborn, unyielding are commonly applied to Capricorns but this is usually in their pursuit of making their family secure. They are known for putting all else before themselves and their own needs. These are the people you turn to in order for a project to succeed. They plan carefully to fulfill their ambitions (which include becoming wealthy), are economical without meanness and able to achieve great results with a minimum effort and expense. Because of their organizing ability these are the original multi-taskers.
Even after a Capricorn reaches a high rank, they respect others enough to listen to opinions on things they are directly responsible for. They will, however, expect all whom they work with to be as self-disciplined as they are themselves and to perform every task to the highest standard. They are fair along with being demanding but can be seen as overly conservative and reserved in their person.
There is a tendency to pessimism, melancholy and even unhappiness which many Capricorn are unable to keep to themselves. Failure does not sit well with this sign and in the extreme can cause depression and misery. It would be profitable if Capricorn should spend many hours in meditation, gathering the strength to control such inner emotions.
Capricious is a word derived from the same root as Capricorn and tells us that these individuals can be surprisingly and suddenly witty and subtle for the quiet, reserved individuals they seem to be. They can be flippant to extreme at times and cause others to feel uneasy. Another unexpected quality in some Capricorn is an interest in the occult which persists in spite of their naturally skeptical turn of mind.
Natives of this sign think profoundly and deeply, thoroughly exploring all possibilities before deciding on a 'safe' alternative. Capricorn’s memories are excellent and they possess an insatiable yet methodical desire for knowledge. Google was the most wonderful invention to this sign. Debate delights these folks and their rational, logical approach to life can lure an unsuspecting adversary into a conversation they cannot win.
Often ill at ease in personal relationships, they are wary, cautious and prefer not to meddle in others’ lives. They will expect the same courtesy in return. Because of this trait, Capricorn can attract people into their lives who do not understand them at all. Their diplomacy and tack can confuse casual acquaintances into believing they have no interest in them and will test the waters with members of the opposite gender gingerly before judging the relationship right for marriage. Once married, however, they are faithful, though inclined somewhat to jealousy. Most Capricorns marry for life.
Capricorn can be found in most professions that have to do with math or money and they are strongly attracted to music. They can be economists, financiers, bankers, speculators, contractors, managers and real estate brokers. They excel as bureaucrats, especially where projects demanding long-term planning and working are concerned. Their skill in debate and love of dialectic make them good politicians. They are excellent teachers, especially as principals of educational establishments where they have the authority to manage and organize without too much intimacy with the staff members. If working with their hands, they can become practical scientists, engineers, farmers and builders. The wit and flippancy which is characteristic of certain Capricorns may make some turn to entertainment as a career.