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.
Ice, ice baby! When first meeting a Capricorn rising, it can be a chilly experience. This is one of the most serious rising signs, holding any initial reflex or sign of emotion very close to the vest. This isn’t about privacy necessarily, it’s about maintaining control of how others perceive them. Success runs thick through their veins and they want others to know just how successful they are.
It’s not that Capricorn rising people have had all of the fun sucked out of them, but let’s remember: They are ruled by the planet Saturn. In astrology, Saturn represents rules, responsibility, restriction, fear, and structure. From a very young age, Capricorn rising people knew responsibility.
What they experience early on in life, prepares them to be the ultimate business-savvy individual. Capricorn rising people are natural entrepreneurs who have a deep need for stability and security, and it’s because of this that work is always on their mind.
What are they feeling? You may never know when it comes a Capricorn moon. This lunar placement is rigid and private, but only because they prefer to be in control of how others perceive them. Holding emotions incredibly close to the vest, it’s rare you’d see this moon sign give into any form of emotional breakdown. (Despite what you may do or say to elicit a reaction—no, it still won’t work.)
Capricorn moons are a lunar placement that are emotionally invested in their work. From an early age, success was their driving force. It’s likely that parents showed affection or attention based on accomplishments during this lunar placement’s childhood. The moon is all about comfort and security, and Capricorn moon placements never stop searching for that. Security is involved in any and every decision they make.
Capricorn is symbolized by the Goat, but not just any goat—the mystical Seagoat. A magical hybrid, the goat half can scale the highest mountain top under the most impossible condition, while the fish half can swim through any current with flexibility. It is a creature that can navigate both land and sea. The Seagoat is a perfect metaphor for Capricorn: adaptable, determined, and resourceful enough to use their natural ability and gifts to handle whatever life throws at them. They do not simply survive life, they thrive.
Ambitious, driven, and gifted with an abundance of patience and stamina, Capricorns have a list of things they wish to achieve in this life and will not stop until they reach the top. (And let’s be real, that might not even stop them.) Ruled by Saturn, one of the slowest moving planets, Capricorn is the natural at playing the long game. Unafraid of rolling up their sleeves, Capricorns are eager to build their dream life brick by brick. They have a plan and they are willing to wait for it.
Capricorns have a lot of strengths that they can add to their list of achievements. Here are just a few:
Hardworking: As the zodiac sign most likely to climb the corporate or social ladder, Capricorn knows the importance of hard work. “You don’t get something for nothing,” a Capricorn would say. It’s common to see Capricorn working late hours at the office and taking multiple jobs while studying full-time in school.
Self-Disciplined: Capricorn is a master in self-disciple. They are the type of people who can stick to a budget like it’s a religion and can easily stay away from carbs, sugars, and alcohol if they decide to cut them out of their diet. These are the people who can get up at 5 a.m. to go running because they decided to train for a marathon.
Endurance: Capricorns can handle a lot. As one of the hardest-working zodiac signs (next to Virgo), Capricorn often handles the stress of working an intense career to fulfill their ambitions. They work late, do long work weeks, and can be up for days at a time. They are the beast of burden—carrying the heavy load for others. Capricorns can endure more than most because they love the struggle.
Determined: Once Capricorns have made up their minds that they want something, they’ll do whatever it takes to get it. Sometimes they come off as having a one-track mind. Once they want something, whether it’s a career, a lover, a possession, they have a plan to make it theirs.
Confident: Capricorn is well aware of their skills, talents, and knows how to use them—so they are very confident in themselves. People who were born under the Capricorn sign are natural-born leaders, radiating confidence because they are so sure of where they are heading in life.
Goal-Oriented: Capricorns love setting up a goal. And not just something they can achieve in a day or in a month. They’re in it for the long haul—something they can achieve in 10 years with hard work, dedication, and a heck of a lot of patience.
Organized: Everything about Capricorn is organized to a T—from their work space to their own minds. Capricorns love to take messy situations and find order.
Stamina: Much like the energizer bunny, Capricorn just keeps going and going and going. They are usually the first ones who arrive at work and the last ones to leave at night.
Leadership: Confidence, drive, and mature nature makes Capricorn seem older than they look. This also makes them excellent leaders. They are very knowledgeable and their problem-solving skills can’t be beat, making them great mangers, team leaders, and bosses.
Responsible: They can handle many responsibilities, as they know how to prioritize, and are mature in temperament. Once a Capricorn agrees to do something, consider it taken care of.
School Counselor: While Capricorns enjoy helping others and have a lot of patience, they aren’t the best at dealing with feelings and emotions. Capricorns are blunt, direct, and like to get right to the point in a conversation, which isn’t helpful in a counseling session.
Minster: Capricorn likes to deal with tangible realities, believing only what they can see with their eyes and touch with their hands. They don’t enjoy dealing with abstract concepts and do not generally believe in blind faith.
Call Center Agent: Capricorn enjoys growing with a job. They want to feel like they climb the ladder and reach the top. So, it’s safe to say a Capricorn would steer clear from a career at a call center. Ambitious Capricorn could not stand a dead-end job with no room to grow.
Fast Food Worker: Same with being a call center agent, being a fast food worker is another dead-end job that Capricorn wouldn’t love to work at for the rest of their lives. Other than winning “Employee of the Month,” fast food worker has no real recognition or chance of moving up in the ranks.
Reality TV Personality: Capricorns are aloof, reserved, and don’t like to throw their personal information out into the world. So, bringing their private life into the public would be a major no-no for the Seagoat.
Capricorns are realistic visionaries with the power to manifest anything. Determined, hardworking, and deeply ambitious, they will make what they want happen—even if they have to will it into existence. They have clear vision of what they want their life to look like—what career they have, what family they’ll have, what home they’ll have—coming to them like it was a promotion. With their hard work and drive, they fulfill that prophecy. They intuitively understand the law of attraction. If a Capricorn believes that they already have what they desire, the universe will give it to them. Whether it’s money, fame, or love—if a Capricorn wants it, it’s already theirs. They just have to play the waiting game.
Capricorn rules the bones, joints, knees, and teeth. Capricorns usually have beautiful bone structure and have an excellent set of teeth. (Even though it may take a few trips to the dentist to get them perfect.) Capricorn appears as an “old soul” of the zodiac signs. They age very well, are noted for their longevity, and their ability to endure stress and illnesses better than most. Something as simple as the common cold or the flu won’t stop the ambitious Seagoat. They can push through anything—though they should drink more Vitamin C for a boost.
However, while Capricorn can easily survive flu season, they are not immune to injury. Capricorns’ bones, joints, and knees are prone to accidents, breaks, fractures, cuts, and their skin bruises easily. Their bones ache when it’s cold and rainy out and they develop a “trick knee” as they age. Capricorns should be on the lookout for arthritis, rheumatism, stiff joints, and orthopedic problems.
Capricorn will make a lot of money in their lifetime—and most of that money will stay in the bank. Some will go into some smart investments. They like having a large “rainy day” fund to make them feel safe and secure. Capricorns could be millionaires and they’ll still be clipping coupons. They believe that full price is the “sucker” price, and they’ll continue to brag about the deals they got. They are the type of people who still have had the same phone since 2010 with a cracked screen. “It still works, why get a new one?”
When a Capricorn does have to make a new purchase, they will spend hours doing agonizing research trying to find the best product for the best price. In their youth, Capricorn will be very careful with their money, so generally they’ll build a nest egg early. They want to live comfortably later on. Capricorn might retire early or be more willing to spend their money later in life.