Let’s talk about the Capricorn sign. We’ll dive into their personality traits, best (and worst) love matches, and best suited careers. Oh and the juicy details of Capricorn men and women… we’ve got that covered, too!
This is going to be epic. Grab a latte (or a glass of wine – we don’t judge) and let’s have some fun…
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Their work is consistently on time while others are wondering if they can get an extension… again.
That steady Eddie is probably a Capricorn – and so is anyone else born from December 22st – January 19th!
Capricorn Personality Traits
Honestly, when you look at Capricorns symbol, the mountain goat, their strong and persevering personality isn’t all that surprising! It won’t take long for anyone interacting with a Cap to realize they can be trusted to do the right thing.
- Natural leaders
- Fun loving
- Super smart
However, while “work hard, play hard” is their motto, those with the Capricorn sign rarely go *too far* in their adventures. In fact, they’re usually the ones making sure everyone has a safe plan to get home before they stumble into their own taxi!
Those same leadership skills help Capricorns dominate their chosen career!
Once they set their sights on a goal (like that OMG-GORGEOUS corner office), they don’t let up until they’re there.
Capricorn Sign Challenges
Capricorns are motivated, no doubt about it!
The flip side of this normally coveted trait is that they can get so focused on the end goal, that they forget to celebrate the little wins along the way.
Their friends are usually reminding them that while they’re not VP yet, they are Senior Managing Director… so live a little!
Capricorns and Friends
Cap’s are usually surrounded by those who have earned their bragging rights, just like they have. This can lead people with the Capricorn sign to a bit of an “elitist” mentality, but…
Even though they may initially come off as snobbish or arrogant, it doesn’t take long for them to remember where they came from!
Caps and Loyalty
Because they’re so dedicated to their long-term plan, the Capricorn sign is naturally loyal. They usually stick to the plan and are whizzes at breaking large goals into smaller, actionable steps.
This makes them not only great employees, but romantic partners as well!
All in all, they balance out their hard-working and structured side with a “let loose” and fun-loving side!
Friends usually feel motivated to get out there and do SOMETHING after they’ve spent time with their Capricorn.
Men with the Capricorn sign have all the qualities described above, with an extra dose of stubborn, long-term vision, and family lovin’. WHEW.
In relationships, Capricorn men tend to take the dominant role and prefer a relatively “traditional” set-up…
Signing on for a long-term commitment with a Capricorn man is serious business. “Casual” is usually not in their dictionary.
Typically, they feel the need to look beyond themselves and even decide what kind of impact they want their kids to make on the world…
So obviously they tend to take parenting very seriously (like, no cookies before dinner — ever!) and instill good values at a young age.
As probably expected by now, Capricorn women know exactly what they want.
If they do make a misstep or misjudgment (like giving that one guy their number), they’re quick to correct it and move on… no willowing wallflowers here!
While a Capricorn woman may appear unshakeable, tough, and strong, she actually does have a sensitive side.
Her focus on the “long-term good” often means that she places others before herself – so she can easily lose herself in the shuffle and needs to make self-care a priority.
Capricorn women are probably the ‘mom’ in their friend group. When someone messes up or freaks out, a woman with a Capricorn sign can usually come to the rescue!
All-in-all Cap women are the constant rock in any relationship they’re in.
Capricorn History and Background
Capricorn is an earth sign ruled by the hard-working (no shock there) planet Saturn.
Saturn is known as Cronus, who is literally “Father Time” in Greek mythology. So, it’s not surprising that Capricorns are punctual and prone to accomplishing tasks in a timely manner (bosses love that about them).
Mythology says that Saturn had a rebellious streak and overthrew his Father to assume power! That NEED for power is often visible in the Capricorn-born, so they’re sometimes dubbed the “daddy” sign of the Zodiac.
In addition, Saturn is the planet of repression (which is about as fun as it sounds). Although it’s influence makes the Capricorn sign practical and responsible, it also can make them cold, distant, and unforgiving.
Capricorn Symbol: The Goat
As mentioned above, the Capricorn symbol is a goat… but this is a little deeper than the typical “stubborn as a goat” mentality we’ve heard about…
It’s called the “Goat of Fear” and is said to represent FACING fear and creating panic in a threat (I know, it’s soooo brave!).
The symbol has the tail of a fish, which symbolizes that the sign can not only face anything that comes at it, it can also shift into something else if needed.
Obviously not everyone is going to get along with this head-strong, dominant, and future focused zodiac sign.
The Capricorn sign is typically very quick to act if they think something is threatening their carefully crafted 3, 5, or 10 year plan.
So, if someone is just not making the cut, they will likely know after the first date. The good news is, the feeling will most likely be mutual (OMG did they really just ask me how many kids I want… before dessert?!).
Best Love Matches for Capricorn
Taurus and Capricorn
A Taurus and a Cap can be the match made in heaven that no one saw coming!
On the outside, they may look like a pretty boring, maybe even stiff, couple. But that’s because their relationship runs waaaaay below the surface because…
…both Taurus and Capricorn signs feel the need to lay strong foundations and work toward long-term plans.
They have different (but complementary) natures that, when all goes well, bring the best out in each partner.
They may not always understand each other, but the Taurus will get great satisfaction from uncovering the soft side of their mate. The Cap will feel like someone finally understands them.
Most important, the Taurus can put up with and dispel the Capricorns tendency to be cold and inaccessible which is ESSENTIAL in this relationship.
Virgo and Capricorn
This match-up is usually founded on mutual analysis and detailed examination… hot, right?
Both of these signs are in a near constant search for satisfaction and perfection, so each potential partner MUST stand up to their scrutiny and…
While such analysis may bother other signs, these guys appreciate someone who knows what they want and aren’t afraid to keep looking for it.
Obviously this scientific approach can lead to a pretty stiff looking exterior, so it’s important for this pair to embrace their wild(ish) sides and enjoy life together. In time, this relationship can grow into a practical, loving, and unshakable partnership!
Cancer and Capricorn
This swoon-worthy pair can be credited, at least in part, to the fact that they’re direct opposite signs! That’s right, “opposites attract” is not just some old saying… and that’s demonstrated here.
While the other best matches for the Capricorn sign project a cool or stiff exterior, a Cap and Cancer can really light it up.
Ironically, these signs are considered one of the most (Cancer) and one of the least (Capricorn) emotional signs on the Zodiac!
This may result in some, “How could you say that?!” “…Because it’s true, duh!” debates, but overall the strong opposite balances everyone out.
The right Cancer will almost inexplicably draw a rarely seen emotional side out of a Capricorn. Of course, nothing is perfect…
While this match may be written in the stars (according to legend at least), it will still have it’s ups and downs.
The Capricorn sign can struggle to understand why the Cancer is so upset or something “illogical”. And, a Cancer may have a hard time grasping why a Capricorn can’t just be a little more warm and sensitive.
Pisces and Capricorn
If someone can balance out the rigged, sometimes cold Capricorn, it would be a Pisces! Much like the Cancer match, this couple may experience some “opposites attract” goodness.
They can share a deep emotional bond if it’s allowed to be built for years until it truly blossoms.
But that time aspect can be tough for a Capricorn who immediately wants to see if someone fits into their carefully crafted plan.
On the flip side, this pair can experience almost constant growth due to their different perspectives. The Pisces can draw an emotional side out of their Cap. The Cap can offer a solid place to land for the creative and emotional Pisces.
Worst Love Matches for the Capricorn Sign
Gemini and Capricorn
This pair may survive in the short term, but the sensitive and expressive Gemini and the distant, cold Capricorn will probably not be the next iconic couple.
Gemini’s seem to be on the constant hunt for someone to ground them, and they do not find comfort with a Capricorn.
To a Capricorn sign, the Gemini seems unpredictable and unstable. They may view them as a threat to their future plans and part ways before it gets serious.
Sure, their vastly different perspectives on life could bring some growth to each sign, but they would need to work their value differences out in order to receive it.
Aries and Capricorn
The Aries actually has a lot of similar qualities as the Capricorn sign, but that doesn’t do them any favors in this relationship.
They are likely to be too similar and too different in all the wrong ways. Both signs are typically dominant and stubborn, leaving little room for compromise,
However, both zodiac signs place high value in honesty in a relationship. Because of that, it’s possible that, even if not perfect, this match could have an open and trustworthy relationship.
But all in all, this would not be an easy, made in the shade match.
- Read: Guide to Aries Zodiac Sign
Leo and Capricorn
Leos are inherently ‘fiery’ (due to their fire sign and general personality), so if nothing else, a Leo / Capricorn match will be interesting!
However, these signs typically have a major departure in values.
While a Cap will plan everything out, a Leo doesn’t seem to mind flying by the seat of their pants.
Further, a Leo’s love is very passionate, and when their partner doesn’t appreciate it, they can get depressed or unhappy. The Capricorn sign doesn’t always “get” the large romantic gestures or overly open displays of affection which Leos thrive on.
However, if the pair can align their values and understand each person’s needs for affection/space, they can make it work!
Sagittarius and Capricorn
These neighboring signs have very similar needs in a relationship… and those needs usually come from opposite or opposing signs.
While they originally may have a lot in common, it will likely become clear that there is too much of one personality type in the relationship to sustain it.
On the flip side, both signs place a high value on intelligence, so they could enjoy some great conversation and witty banter.
The Sagittarius will probably get some of the Capricorns darker humor and jokes which could, if nothing else, lead to a strong friendship!
- Read the Complete Guide to Sagittarius
Best Careers for a Capricorn Sign
If you’re going to keep up with a Capricorns career, you better have your running shoes on! Once they have their goal in mind, they rarely slow until they get there.
The Capricorn zodiac sign places a HIGH value on status. Titles and positions are very important to them… flashy business cards, anyone?
Capricorns aren’t afraid to put in the time or work to achieve their lofty goals. They will likely stay with a company long-term and work their way up the ladder every time they get the chance!
Their work spaces are typically very organized (they will KNOW if the cleaning lady moved something last night), and their paperwork is probably in perfect order. They like to cover all of their bases and be above reproach.
Capricorns may find strong careers as:
- Real Estate Developers or Agents
- Consultants (marketing, business, or IT)
- Business Managers
- Financial Planners
- Software or Systems Analyst
- Data Processor
No matter what position they occupy, Capricorns make it their own and develop systems for even the most creative of tasks.
They gravitate toward careers that:
- Puts them in control
- Are dependable
- Provides an opportunity for growth
Capricorns and Money
Money will rarely be a problem for a Capricorn sign. Not just because they tend to make a lot, but because they’re naturally inclined to handle it well.
They typically have no trouble putting some aside for a rainy day and making wise investments.
Capricorn Sign Takeaways
- Capricorns are the strong and steady of the Zodiac. However, their stubborn, cool, and often withdrawn exteriors can give way to a soft and sensitive inside with the right partner.
- They value trust, honesty, hard work, and intelligence and rarely deviate from their master plan.
- While family is extremely important to them, they can only focus on one thing at a time, so they tend to get other aspects of their life in order first.
- The Capricorn sign tends to go “all in” and master whatever career they choose. Their sights are often set on the corner office and “VP” title.
- Their determination and sometimes cold presence can lead people to believe that they’re arrogant and snobbish. They often need to be reminded to “cool it” and celebrate the small victories of life even though they’re working toward larger goals.
- Overall, this dedicated, loyal, and strong willed zodiac sign gets things done and creates paths for others to do the same. Plus, they’re always in good company, Jim Carrey is a Capricorn too!
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