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Born: December 22 to January 20

Planet: Saturn

Symbol: The Goat

Positive Traits:

Sensible and prudent

Ambitious and regimented

Patient and cautious

Humorous and reserved

Negative Traits:

Pessimistic and fatalistic

Parsimonious and grudging

The Capricorn is the most stable of all of the zodiac signs.  They have the ability to stay with any project, no matter how hard it is, until is full conclusion.  They are also shrewd, practical and calm, all of which help them when thing get tough.

Of course this can make them a little stubborn at times because they expect the same level of commitment form all of those around them. They are also extremely honest people.  They generally do not lie to others or themselves.

They have a great respect for authority but may not, if they reach high rank, be willing to listen to other opinions on things they are directly responsible for. As the ranking authority figure in a given situation they expect their underlings to be as self disciplined as they themselves are, and to perform every task undertaken to the highest standard. They are, nevertheless, fair as well as demanding.

Among their equals they are not always the most pleasant of work fellows for they are reserved and too conservative, valuing tradition more than innovation, however valuable the latter, and they are often humorless. There is also a tendency to pessimism, melancholy and even unhappiness that many Capricorns are unable to keep to them, especially if they fail personally.

In the extreme this trait can make them a very depressed individual; ecstatic happiness alternating with the most wretched kind of misery which is so subconsciously buried that he or she should seek help if such emotions become frequent. For the above reason, capable Capricorn should spend many hours in meditation, gathering the strength to control such inner emotions.

Because Capricorns are so good at making a plan to complete a task, they are often deep thinkers with an almost insatiable desire to have all of the facts laid out before they make any sort of decision.

In their personal relationships they are often ill-at-ease, if not downright unhappy. They are somewhat self-centered but not excessively so, wary and cautious around people they do not know very well, preferring not to meddle with others and in turn not to allow interference with themselves, thus they tend to attract people who do not understand them. Casual acquaintances they will treat with diplomacy, tact and, above all, reticence.

They make few good friends but are intensely loyal to those they do make, and they can become bitter, and powerful enemies. They sometimes dislike the opposite sex and test the waters of affection gingerly before judging the temperature right for marriage. Once married, however, they are faithful, though inclined to jealousy. Most Capricorns marry for life.




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