Stars Crossed - How to Get Along with Capricorn

The Stars Crossed series focuses on astrological compatibility. While it’s way more complicated than just your Sun sign, we’re starting off with the Sun because it is an important part of your astrology profile. After all, it’s your core personality. 

This month, we look at Capricorn. Keep in mind this will be general info. As we progress in this series, we’ll look at many other details so you can get the complete picture of the Capricorn in your life (or yourself).

What to know about Capricorn:

Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Symbol: The Goat
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Key Phrase: I use.
Traits: ambitious, pragmatic, organized, powerful

The one thing you need to know about Capricorns: quality is everything – even when it comes to relationships. They do not want to settle. Therefore, they’ll take their time before they let anyone in. This high level of discernment might give the illusion of snobbery, but it’s more aligned with security. Are you a safe bet? If they determine you are solid, you’ll be welcomed into their private world with carefully open arms.

Capricorn is a cardinal sign, which means they like to take the initiative. But unlike fellow cardinals, they only make the first move once they know you’re worth their time. Impulsive risks are not a game they like to play. This means you need to be patient. Think of the long game instead of the quickie.

This doesn’t mean Capricorns lack imagination or libido. They have big visions and appetites. But this is reserved until they feel the time or person are right.

Capricorns are hard working and excellent providers. They’ll do whatever it takes to make sure their loved ones have the very best. It’s rare to find an irresponsible Goat, although some do exist. Most are too mature for that.

Like fellow Earth signs, they are grounded, practical, and realistic. They like to sustain and maintain, rather than flit about randomly. Everything has a purpose. Their goals are huge, and so is their ambition. Most of them go to work early in life because working allows them to be useful. Plus, they like to make their own money. Having cash on hand allows them to be independent, which is important to them. They hate being dependent on anyone. Instead, they’d rather be the one in charge.

Capricorns prefer quiet nights and a stable home life. They love putting together a well-appointed nest that they can show off. Goats are wonderful hosts, so if you get invited to one of their shindigs, you’re in for a four star event. These classy adore fussing over their loved ones and friends. So don’t assume they’re showing off because of their reputation for being materialistic. Instead, it’s more about having beautiful things so they can properly care for the people they love.

Keep in mind, Capricorns can be too serious for their own good. At times, they can sink into depression, especially when they have taken on too many responsibilities. They need to learn to relax and have fun. However, as they get older, many of them tend to loosen up a bit.

In the case of unevolved Capricorns, status becomes their God. These types will scheme to achieve their ends, even if it means using other people. That individual that marries for money or steps on people’s heads on their way to the top? Yep, probably a Goat with issues.

Romancing a Capricorn: Quality matters when you wish to win a Capricorn’s heart. Good chocolates, fine dining, pretty posies, thoughtful gifts, intelligent banter, and time well spent at fab events are always great ways to woo the picky Goat. A bit of old-fashioned courtship goes a long way, so don’t hesitate to open doors and pull out chairs. But this doesn’t mean putting on a big show. Instead, think: quiet luxury. They’ll appreciate an understated but classy approach. One thing to note: never be late. Time is money to Capricorns, and if you’re tardy, they’ll interpret this as disrespect. Lastly, don’t try to rush them into the boudoir. That is a privilege you must earn.

Capricorn parents: Capricorns are dutiful parents. They enjoy raising their offspring, and most will prefer to be hands-on. Nothing is too good for junior, so they’ll work hard to ensure their child gets all the advantages. Even if they are of modest means, the Capricorn parent will put money toward the best they can afford. They never want their children to go without. Because they are serious minded, they’ll expect the kiddo to be responsible. This can mean placing too many expectations, especially academically. Some can be cruel disciplinarians, too. The best thing for a Capricorn parent to learn: how to relax and let the kid be a kid.

Capricorn children:  Capricorn children are wonderful, loving, and well-behaved as a rule. Wise beyond their years, many of them prefer the company of adults over kids their own age. Play is serious business for little Goats. They adore learning toys or anything aligned with their goals. For example, if they want to become a musician, they’ll enjoy hours playing with musical toys. Some are shy, so they need to be encouraged to make friends. Most of them are too serious, especially the ones who are “parentified” or thrust into mature roles such as caring for younger siblings. It’s important for parents of Capricorn youngsters to not treat them like little adults. Instead, they need to allow time for play, imagination, and goofing off.

Capricorn bosses: The classic boss you see on television is probably modeled after a Capricorn. Hard-working, determined, stern, ambitious, and executive – all qualities of Goat bosses. If you work for one of these stoic folks, you better toe the line. They won’t put up with subpar anything. Show up on time, do your duties, and you’ll be fine. They’ll respect you if you show initiative. But if you come for their position, you might find yourself out of a job. Some Capricorn bosses have a rep for being ruthless dictators. If you are unlucky enough to be under one of those types, be careful because they will not hesitate to fire on a whim.

Capricorn employees: A Capricorn employee will be your most ambitious and responsible worker. If you have one of these folks in the office, expect excellence. They are rarely late, hardly ever call in sick, and are willing to work long hours. Their work ethic is unmatched. They’re not content to remain on the low rung of the ladder. Instead, they have eyes on the prize. Make sure you give them plenty of responsibility. This makes them happy. When they do a great job, praise them (preferably in front of the rest of the staff). They’ll act shy, claim it’s “no big deal,” but don’t be fooled – they’re squealing inside. One thing to keep in mind: never, ever humiliate them in front of their peers. If you cross that line, they’ll walk without hesitation. Because they’re so good at what they do, they’ll have zero problem finding a new job.

Capricorn friends: Capricorns are lovely, loyal friends. If you have in your social circle, count yourself lucky. They can be counted on when life throws you a sour curve ball. While Caps enjoy gatherings of fellow smarty pants, they prefer one-on-one with their besties. This is when they let their carefully guarded facade down and reveal their wicked sense of humor. One thing people don’t realize about Capricorns is how funny they are. Dirty jokes, deadpan quips, and that perfectly timed snarky remark – you can count on your Goat buddies to deliver. They also know the best places to dine, so expect reservations at the finest establishments to be the norm. A bit of warning: some Capricorns can be calculating social climbers or backstabbers. These types will befriend someone, only to callously end the friendship once they attain what they want.

I hope you enjoy this peek into steadfast Capricorn folks. Next up: Aquarius Suns.



If you want to cover astrological basics, be sure to check out my book, Astrology For Real Life: A No B.S. Guide for the AstroCurious.

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@ Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2024


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