The Astrological Sun Sign
When reading the Capricorn Personality Profile below, keep in mind that it is a
generalization of the various influences at work during the time The Sun was passing through that Sign.
When the positions of the heavenly bodies at the time of birth are known, their influence can be further defined
to add greater insight into the positive and negative effects they can produce.
In order to get this information, we recommend a Natal Chart be developed specifically for an individual. Real
accuracy is only obtained by charting the exact positions of the heavenly bodies, at the precise month, day,
time, and city, an individual was born.
This information provides an enlightening "specific" Personal Profile, which can be studied, referred to, and
acted upon, throughout the individuals life.
- Capricorn: December 22 TO January 21
- Affirmation: "I Use"
- Position: Tenth sign of the Zodiac - Career
- Symbol: The Sea Goat
- Positive Polarities: Dignified, Disciplined, Organized
- Negative Polarities: Impatience, Limitation, Selfishness
- Element: Earth
- Modality: Cardinal
- Ruling Planet: Saturn
- Triplicity: Last sign of the Earth element
- Animal(s): The Goat, The Ass
- Astral Color(s): Black, Brown, Garnet, Indigo,
- Birthstone(s) - December Capricorn: Agate, Garnet, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Ruby, Tanzanite, Topaz, Turquoise, Zircon
- Birthstone(s) - January Capricorn: Agate, Emerald, Garnet, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Ruby
- Metal(s): Lead, Silver
- Perfume: Musk
- Plant(s): Yew, Ash, Hemp, Weeping Willow
- Tarot Cards: The Devil, Queen of Pentacles, II-IV of Pentacles
This sign governs the knees and the hams of the Grand Man, or Microcosm, and is a dry, earthy, feminine,
nocturnal, southern, changeable, domestic sign of the Zodiac. The negative pole of the Earth Triplicity. The
higher attributes are absorption and inspiration.
The Sun enters the sign Capricorn on or about December 22nd
each year, and departs from the sign on or about January 21st. The Sun on entering the sign should be given six
days before coming into full touch and action with the influence of the sign. A person born between the dates of
the 22nd and 28th of December would not receive the full central results of the sign's individuality, as he would
be born when The Sun was on the edge of the sign. This is known as "The Cusp." Its
nature and impulses partake of the sign The Sun has just passed through and out from, and the native will also
partake of the attributes of the sign of the Zodiac in which The
Moon is located at the time of birth.
This sign represents the dark side of the earth, the occult side of history, solitude, and meditation. People
born under it are deep thinkers, natural orators, and teachers. They are worshippers of intellect, and devotees to
book knowledge. They are insatiable in their desire for intellectual growth.
They are indefatigable workers, and apt to tire quickly because they usually do several things at a time. Like
the goat, they will work for themselves without stop or stint, but are very restless when harnessed to work for
others. They are not overstocked with self-esteem, and are apt to be self-conscious. Capricorn people resent all
interference, and never meddle with the affairs of others. They are fine entertainers, have excellent memories, and
excel in story telling.
This is the most brilliant and the most depressed sign in the Zodiac. When jolly, these Capricorns are very
jolly; when miserable, they are more miserable than all the others put together, and can usually give no adequate
reason for their wretchedness. They are kind-hearted, loyal, and secretive. A friend once is a friend always. They
are usually careful in all money and business affairs, and a promise is sacredly regarded. They are natural
planners, and know how to make both ends meet.
The majority of the people born under this sign are natural absorbents of natural laws, and are efficient
servers to the vast body of humanity in a material way. They are adapted to the carrying out of large projects, and
have wonderful continuity in attending to any enterprise which promises handsome material benefits.
However, they are apt to lose heart when the outlook seems small.
Every Capricorn person should have a good business education and a practical experience in self-maintenance,
even if they are prospective heirs or heiresses. These people are very particular about appearances, and set a
great value upon the opinion of the world. The desire to keep pace with the aristocracy has ruined many a Capricorn
Capricorn females are usually far more discreet financial managers than Capricorn males, and are very careful
housekeepers, possessing much taste in the arrangement as well as the management of the home. They are often able
to take charge of hotels and institutions where many are employed. Some excellent musicians come from this
When the individual is born, so as to be marked by the sign before Capricorn, (Sagittarius), on The Cusp, as it is called, the gift of prophecy
is likely to be most marked. Some of the most successful actors and actresses are the result of this combination of
signs. Capricorn people are proud, high-minded, determined, independent, lovers of harmony and beauty, but apt to
live too much in externals. They are the people of great material aspirations.
Capricorn people are sometimes very indiscreet and very eccentric in their charities and investments. They are
apt to be prodigal in giving and buying, and they are also very close in these matters. This seems to depend upon
the mood. When the spirits are high and the world looks green, there seems no end to material resources. But, when
the darkness descends, and this is likely to be a frequent occurrence, "the rainy day" shows up and there is no
pleasure in purchasing or giving. Occasionally a Capricorn individual will be found who is not subject to fits of
depression. When this is the case, their optimistic temperament predominates so thoroughly that the "rainy day" is
seldom anticipated. Indeed these exceptions are generally reckless in money matters.
These people are the most natural teachers to be found in any sign, and this is because they are patient with
details. They do not expect the child of seven to know as much as children twice that age. They are very
practical in this work, and generally very kind. The pupils of these Capricorn individuals are always devoted to
them, and have a great desire to progress, if for no other reason than to please the instructor.
These people abhor flattery, but are exceedingly appreciative of the commendation that they feel they have
righteously earned. They are magnetic, and draw people to them by the working of a natural law although, they
dislike any especial demonstration of affection. They know when they are really liked, and this knowledge is quite
sufficient. Indeed, there is no worse torture for these persons than to be compelled by courtesy to submit to
kisses and caresses. Only to those they really love are they in the least demonstrative.
When awakened and developed, they become the most zealous and unwearied workers in spiritual things. To raise
them from the apathy which a long experience in external life has fostered is a difficult matter, but when roused
they seem to be wider-awake than the people of almost any other domain.