There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, one for each month of the year. Unfortunately, the signs and the calendar don’t align perfectly. The Zodiac begins in mid-March, not on January 1st and signs span from roughly the 20th or 21st of one month to the 19th or 20th of the next, not the 1st to the 31st.
When someone asks you what your sign is, they’re referring to your Sun Sign — where the Sun was in the Zodiac at the exact moment of your birth. But every other planet in your birth chart is also located in a particular sign, and is influenced by that sign’s unique energy. This explains why everyone who’s born under the influence of the same Sun Sign can still have such vastly different personalities: each of us is made up of a complex and unique combination of influences from the twelve signs, the twelve houses and all the planets, asteroids and points. And having lots of planets in a certain sign in your chart will only intensify that sign’s influence in your life.
Capricorn is symbolized by the Goat. Picture that little mountain goat, always climbing to the top of the mountain — that’s Capricorn, ever ascending to the heights of their career. Capricorns are hard workers who feel a lifelong, inner need to impress others with their accomplishments and a healthy bank balance.
A Cardinal Earth Sign, Capricorns not only know how to get things going, they’ve got the perseverance necessary to get things done. They’re not much for risk-taking, though; this sign only likes risks if they’re the calculated type — and sometimes calculated, recalculated and figured out a third time.
Capricorns work hard, and they like to see returns for their efforts — read: cold, hard cash. That’s right: Capricorns have an eye for the bottom line. Will it cost more money than it’s worth? Then Capricorn won’t do it. On the other hand, this sign will take a low-paying position as a stepping stone to something higher paid and more prestigious.
And while Capricorns can be sticks in the mud, insisting on adhering to the plan, the itinerary or the routine, they also make incredibly loyal and devoted friends. Capricorn is an honest sign that lives by two mottoes: deceit doesn’t pay, and it takes twice as long to do it wrong than to get it right the first time.
Capricorns make great stock analysts, loan officers and news anchors.