22 December – 20 January
The tenth sign of the zodiac. Saturn rules the sign and bestows ambition, a need always to do the right and proper thing, and a love of tradition. But Capricorns do have the capacity for enjoyment and always possess a marvellously off-beat sense of humour.
This is the third and last sign of the earth element, and the fourth and last sign of the cardinal quality. The practical side of earth combines with an outgoing, expressive quality, giving common sense and the ability to express it in a forthright manner.
Capricorn is a sign with a rather low emotional level, but often the pacing of Venus- especially when in either Scorpio or Pisces- will help warm a rather distant Capricorn heart and encourage faithfulness.
Traditional Capricorn Traits
Practical, prudent, ambitious, disciplined, patient, careful, humorous, reserved.
Pessimistic, fatalistic, miserly, grudging, over-conventional, rigid.
Associations of Capricorn
Body area: Knees, skin, bones, teeth
Foodstuffs: Meat, potato, barley, beet, spinach, malt, medlar, onion, quince, starchy foods eg pasta
Animals: Goats and cloven-footed animals
Countries: India, Mexico, Afghanistan, Macedonia, Tibet, Albania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, the coast of Croatia, Orkney and Shetland