Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac. In numerology, a double digit number gives this sign more maturity than the prior nine. Alongside, it gets reduced to a single digit as “1.” This number symbolizes new beginnings, initiation, and action-taking. It also brings about a lot of self-awareness and self-consciousness. Capricorns know how to put themselves first in a selfless way.
The tenth house symbolizes reputation, career, and one’s place in society. Capricorns are often known for being workaholics who put their job above everything else. Capricorns take their job very seriously — in some cases this can refer to their day job, in other cases it means their job as a mother or father, their job as someone’s best friend, their job as a husband or wife, their side-hustle or volunteer work — or all of the above! Capricorns are highly aware of their place in society and therefore make an effort to keep their reputation clean and respectable.
Capricorn is said to be symbolized by the goat, but more specifically it’s actually the Sea-Goat: half goat and half fish. The word Capricornus translates to “horned goat” in Latin. This resembles their stubborn nature, as they will stop at nothing to get their way. The sea-goat can be traced back to the Greek myth of Pan escaping a monster by morphing into a sea-goat in order to get away. This demonstrates their quick wit and impressive ability to outsmart others.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn (along with Aquarius.) Saturn represents rules and structure, along with tradition and authority. Saturn has a lot of paternal energy, which makes Capricorns the “dads” of the zodiac. They’re very responsible and make great leaders. Although they can come off as overly stern at times, it always comes from a place of tough love. As a result of being ruled by Saturn, Capricorns are also very wise when it comes to finances — often holding onto their money, investing it into the right places, and having a knack for business and banking.
Capricorn is an earth sign, making them consistent, reliable, and practical. Rarely, will you spot a Capricorn gambling, taking un-calculated risks, or acting on impulse. Capricorns take pride in their intelligence and their ability to make decisions from a place of ration. They do not speak or act without thoroughly thinking it through beforehand. Capricorns value security — a full savings account, a longterm career, a stable relationship, and comfortable home is absolutely necessary for their peace of mind. As an earth sign, Capricorns enjoy being out in nature, experiencing physical touch, and working on projects hands-on.
As a cardinal sign, (along with Aries, Cancer, and Libra) Capricorns are born leaders who like to take charge. They excel at beginning new projects and sparking ideas — however, they may struggle with following through on their plans and keeping the momentum going, before they get distracted with another fresh project.