Well, I often get teased by my friends for believing in Western Astrology and Zodiac Signs. Most often, the first question I would ask an acquaintance is about his / her zodiac sign. Mentally, I would be analysing my compatibility with that person.  And guess what happens if I met someone with the same zodiac sign as mine; I would be jumping with joy at the prospect of a budding personal friendship or a long –term professional alliance.

I belong to the tenth zodiac sign Capricorn originating from the constellation of Capricornus. Capricorn is considered to be an earth sign, negative sign, and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is said to be ruled by the planet Saturn.

It is believed that people born under this sign are natural climbers, just like the mountain goat who symbolizes this sign. They are competitive and confident.

Capricornians detest mingling in the crowd but they can still be found attending parties just to make the right connections that will help them get on in the world. Socializing is for a purpose for them. Outwardly, they appear down-to-earth and quiet. Inwardly, they have a steely determination.

Success is very important to them as they respect authority. They like to uphold or follow traditions – it gives them a sense of security. You will never find a Capricorn running in any race, but neither will they be even seen sitting and resting for even a moment or two. Despite all of this, they are almost always found on the top.

Capricornians can be surprisingly and suddenly witty and subtle for the quiet, reserved individuals they seem to be otherwise. They think profoundly and deeply almost about everything. They have good memories and are rational.

In their personal relationships they are often ill-at-ease. Most times, they dislike the opposite sex and test the waters of affection multiple times before taking the plunge. Once married, however, they are committed and loyal.

Their occupations can include most professions that have to do with money management and they are strongly attracted to music. They can be economists, financiers, bankers, contractors, managers and real estate brokers. They excel as bureaucrats and academicians too. The wit which is characteristic of certain Capricornians may make some turn to entertainment as a career option.

Capricorns are very independent because they know their capabilities and therefore they rarely trust others to finish details, they like to do it all by themselves.

In friendship, a Capricorn will get someone back on their feet again with a steady plan for success and for all this, they expect nothing in return. They are a great friend to have by your side.

Capricorns make good leaders; they always want to climb the corporate ladder and be the best they can be. They are excellent organizers and manage their time well.  A thing to note about them is that they evaluate everything and they don’t take chances without weighing the pros and cons first.

The most important need for any Capricorn is security. This is the driving force behind their ambitious character. They are very concerned with their public image. They are very self-contained and they have many faces they present to the external world.

Any Capricorn will make it difficult to get close to them emotionally because once they let someone inside, it’s difficult for them to let them go and emotional connection makes them feel vulnerable. They are emotional beings and they do not want to portray this as their weakness.

The major colours for this zodiac signs are black, grey and earth tones, and the element is earth. The stone associated with Capricorn is blue sapphire.

Capricorn Woman: A Capricorn woman is a perfect personification of grace and good breeding. She appears to be graceful, ambitious and confident. She feels for her family and makes every effort to support them in whatever way possible. In matters of love, Capricorn women are very cautious – once committed, they stay true to their partners and support them throughout

Capricorn Man: A Capricorn man is ambitious, patient, and responsible. They are loyal, hardworking and considerate by nature. One thing to notice about Capricorn men is that they are not the outgoing and the gregarious types.

Capricorn Strengths:

  • Responsible
  • Patient
  • Ambitious
  • Resourceful
  • Loyal

Capricorn Weaknesses:

  • Dictatorial
  • Inhibited
  • Conceited
  • Distrusting
  • unimaginative

Capricorns are very ambitious people, they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and worthwhile. Capricorns are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want. They keep planning their steps carefully and make use of a good opportunity when it arises.

Capricorns have a very active mind and strong powers of concentration. They are cautious and like being in control of their surroundings and everyone in their life.

Capricorns tend to see life in black or white. There are no grey areas for these make them uncomfortable. They tend to be in control in a romantic relationship that way they are never vulnerable to another person.

As a proud Capricornian, I have tried to list down a few important characteristic qualities of every Capricornian. I have seen and observed these in a lot of my professional and personal relationships and the description comes more out of anaylsing people behaviour over time than reading about the sign.

One interesting things I would like to highlight to all my fellow Capricornians – If there was ever a race among the zodiac signs, the Capricorn would be the coach, watching his / her trainees. Yes, a Capricorn would rather do all the hard work like training, mentoring, organizing as well as taking full charge of any situation to deliver the best possible results.