Tree of Life

Capricorn the Achiever of the Zodiac

Active earth
Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign. Active earth - what does that mean? The key word for cardinal signs is "initiate". They start things, and the things that Capricorn wants to start are earthy, practical and ambitious. Sagittarius might have seen the way to the high ground, but Capricorn gets there. As an earth sign they are relentless in their drive for success and achievement. This sign has been labeled as tenacious (just another word for relentless) in their ambitions. They may abandon that which doesn't work for them and take a new approach, but they never give up on their objective.

Authority Issues
Capricorn wants to be in a position of authority and to create their own destiny. They find subordinate positions difficult because these positions do not have control. When they are in a position of authority they are adept at delegating work to others if it doesn't involve a loss of control. Taurus works well in the natural world; Virgo works well in the technical world; and Capricorn works well in the political world. This sign has the reputation of being cold and unemotional. It seems that personal feelings, even their own, will be sacrificed if these emotions are seen as detriments to success. They have high standards for their own behavior and strive to be professional in every sense of the word. They will expect associates to also have equally high standards.

Though it is thought by many that Capricorn is cold and unfeeling it is far from the truth. It is not that Capricorn is emotional or unemotional. The issue for this sign is their fear in regards to their feelings. A very good example of this attitude is seen demonstrated by parents (usually father's) that insist that discipline, punishment and a coldness all help to build a child into a strong adult. There is so much fear of weakness at the sight of tears and emotions that the Capricorn locks their emotions up where they are safe and out of harms way. After all, If I they don't allow themselves to feel then it is believed that an enemy not be able to injure them. But just a doggone minute here! If they didn't have emotions, and strong ones at that, then what would they have to fear? The thing is, what do they have to fear in the first place?

Their earthy nature provides an element of sensuality that is revealed in the lifestyles of the rich and famous. If they are ostentatious it is only because it is seen as a status symbol, otherwise they prefer a quiet and tasteful elegance. The frugal nature of Capricorn makes it difficult for them to justify extravagance, but if the recognition of status is a result then the extravagance is justified.

Quotes for a Capricorn
"If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." "Don't mix business with pleasure." "If at first you don't succeed - try, try again." "Money doesn't buy happiness, but I'll take it anyway."