The Capricorn native is generally a serious character possessing a wry sense of humor. Independent and steady as a rock, Capricorn reflects earthy qualities that range from clever to vacuous. Mostly cautious, confident, strong willed, reasonable, and hardworking, Capricorns are a rock upon which to build.
They are often aloof,
shrewd, practical, responsible, and persevering. They are capable of great
endurance; a “whatever it takes, for as long as
it takes” kind of persistence.
Reliable in any profession they undertake, but lacking in originality, they
usually excel in following up on what someone else has started. For this reason,
they make excellent managers and administrators.
Within prescribed areas, Capricorn is a resourceful, practical manager. These folks set high standards for themselves and others. They are self-critical, and work well in a disciplined environment, demanding equal measure from their subordinates. A careful, ambitious planner, Capricorn moves forward with quiet, deliberate persistence. They can be frugal, possessing the ability to achieve results with minimum effort and expense. Highly organized, they excel in managing several projects simultaneously.
Capricorn will often vie for a position of authority. Once attaining control, they are demanding and exacting in leadership. Although firm, they are usually fair to people they deal with. They value tradition, the tried and true, more than innovation. “We always done it this way,” was no doubt first said by a Capricorn. Their naturally pessimistic nature explains their wry sense of humor, which some think is no humor at all. They can spread gloom and tension in a minute and are quite capable of depressing everyone else around them.
Capricorns tend to be profound thinkers. To them life is a serious business, and the need to be in control of it is paramount. They are seekers after knowledge and wisdom. Rational, logical and clearheaded, they have excellent concentration, and delight in all forms of debate.
In personal relationships, they tend to be uncomfortable and sometimes anxious. Often they are wary and suspicious of others. They often have few close friends, but will maintain these bonds their entire life. They are loyal to intimates, but indifferent and sometimes callous to those outside their circle. Never impetuous, they consider business and personal relationships carefully before becoming involved. These are family people, and family usually comes first, except where business is their primary concern. Capricorn season brings us all into Winter, where we are suddenly pulled up short and reminded of what we still need to do before the year ends. This sudden realization can cause us all to become anxious over the holidays, and unable to enjoy it the “way we used to”.