The symbol for Capricorn is the Seagoat. Now, I know what you’re thinking: There’s no such thing as a Seagoat, right? Right. But alas, the constellation is connected to a mythical creature that is basically a mermaid goat. Eventually, the result was a goatfish and now we have, in modern times, the Seagoat. Capricorn’s symbol is comprised of what is meant to represent the hoof of a mountain goat and the tail of a fish.
As an earth sign, the goat symbolism gives Capricorn great skill, agility, and motivation. Ever see the way a mountain goat travels along what’s nearly a sheer rock of a mountain? Capricorn brings this kind of hard work and impossible resilience to any task they take on.
While the act of scaling an impossible mountain is very Capricorn—this is a zodiac sign that must be able to traverse both land and sea. The mermaid tail is necessary for Capricorns to be able to face any challenge that may come their way. This gives Capricorn an almost magical ability to make the impossible possible. It is also what gives Capricorn these seemingly bottomless wells of creativity, productivity, and determination.