Capricorn is the tenth sign of the Zodiac and last of the three earth signs, which endows you with a very down to earth approach to life. Capricorns are sometimes, inaccurately of course, labelled boring. Your ruler is sombre Saturn, so there is a serious side to your nature, you are cautious and weigh up your options carefully. Saturn’s rings are also thought to represent restriction, so you can be shy and reserved, you don’t like surprises as you like to be in control at all times. Your gem stone is the garnet, and your colours don‘t really help to boost your image, being black and grey. Sorry! There is something very capable and self-assured about Capricorns however, both sexes have an aura of quiet confidence and authority about them, and also a modesty and ability to laugh at themselves which really attracts people. Capricorn rules the knees, and general skin or joint problems are also common. You tend to have weak health in childhood, but your constitution in adult life is very strong.
Your symbol is the goat, a sturdy creature, unfaltering in his climb to the top of the hill. Once you get on course, there is no stopping you, you are ambitious and capable of extremely hard work. And the main thing that keeps you moving through all kinds of weather is your implicit faith in yourself. You may not make a big song and dance about it, but you are 100% certain you will get there. Another thing which drives you is a desire for security, in your youth particularly, while others are out having fun you will be working hard somewhere making money, old before your years. You are shrewd with good business sense too.
You respect convention and are deeply devoted to your family. There can also be a wonderful gentleness about you, you are caring and patient, especially with elderly relatives, and also tactful. Modest too, you have no time for people who blow their own trumpet constantly, and you are a great imitator with a dry sense of humour, able to laugh at yourself with disarming humility, which helps keep you firmly grounded. Another thing with goats is that as they age their outlook actually becomes more youthful. Having acquired that much sought after financial security, they loosen up considerably, and start doing all the frivolous things they missed! So investing in a Capricorn will really pay off dividends long term! Many Capricorns are also prone to wild imaginings, and are actually very idealistic people.
Your serious moods however, can lead to some very black times if you don’t keep them in check. When the gloomies overcome you, you can turn very pessimistic and morbid, unsociable and withdrawn. Your naturally reserved nature also means you can be lacking in spontaneity, and difficulty showing your feelings can be hard on those who love you. In fact, in your search for material security you can be quite calculating and unsympathetic, suspicious about everyone and harsh with those who get in your way. Impatient too with those who don’t adhere to your tough work ethic, some of you are even ruthless or tyrannical. Material greed and selfish, miserly behaviour could also stem from an obsession with money. Your desire to reach the top of the mountain may also lead to excessive ambition, and protection of your public image at all costs. You can even be a little snobbish and some of you even marry for money or status! Oh, and a trait of yours you don’t often show, revenge! Cross a Capricorn at your peril, they can be very unforgiving. Are we still friends?