1. Astron.the Goat, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius.
a. the tenth sign of the zodiac: the cardinal earth sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b. a person born under this sign, usually between December 22nd and January 19th.
3. tropic of. See under tropic (def. 1a). Also,Capricornus (for defs. 1, 2).
December 22 - January 19
Capricorn is the tenth Sign of the Zodiac. After Scorpio and Sagittarius' discovery of other people through emotion and intellect, Capricorn focuses on ascending through life through hard work. People born under this Sign are both ambitious and disciplined; determined and dedicated to achieving their goals. They are also practical and realistic, cautious not to get in over their heads. As the tenth Sign, Capricorn also rules the tenth House: the House of Social Status. The Astrological Symbol of Capricorn is the Sea Goat. They start from the Sea and ascend to the highest mountain tops, working their way upward with every step. While the path is not always smooth, their determination to succeed ensures they will push on. They can also be rigid and unforgiving when others stand in their way. They are business leaders, often starting businesses or coming up with new ideas. In this way, Capricorn exemplifies the Cardinal Quality assigned to it. They are conservative, rarely risking too much, but their tendency toward conformity make stifle them at times. Their organizational ability combines with their diligence to help them achieve, but they can be narrow-minded and over-critical of people not as ambitious as they are. Within the Zodiac, Capricorn is opposite Cancer, the Sign of Home. Cancer finds status within the family, while Capricorn is about social status. Their business achievement and reputation as solid citizens helps them reach a high position in society, but they may also be moralistic toward others.
Capricorn is ruled by the Planet Saturn. In ancient Roman mythology, Saturn (and his Greek equivalent, Cronus) was the father of many of the Gods, including Zeus. Saturn is about discipline, hard work, and responsibility. It rules both Capricorn and Aquarius; Capricorn is the feminine, or night aspect and Aquarius is the masculine, or day. Both Signs are about achieving goals through hard work, but Aquarius works hard to achieve their visions, while Capricorn uses hard work to gain authority and social status. Appearances are important. As a result, Capricorn is loyal and charitable, self-controlled and self-reliant, but this may also lead to inhibition or fatalism. They are dependable and serious, never giving up on their goals. Other people may see their ambition as domineering or a reflection of egotism, but they are patient and purposeful when working toward what they want.
The Element associated with Capricorn is Earth. Earth Signs are practical:
they tend to respond to the world through practicality, rather than physical action, intellect, or emotion. They are the businessmen of the Zodiac, and when Earth is combined with the action-oriented Element of Fire, they become the Capricorns who start businesses and lead companies.
Capricorns are economical and scrupulous, but they can also be materialistic and greedy. They tend to be conventional, rather than rebellious or flashy.
Capricorns are among the responsible and traditional Signs. They are generally reserved, careful, and stable. Sometimes they may be overly critical, even bossy, but this is due to their strong desire to achieve their goals and not to a desire to be rude. In fact, Capricorns are generally polite because they understand that making enemies will not help them achieve in life.
In their leisure time, Capricorns enjoy competition with other people. They tend to enjoy team sports, but it can be difficult for them when they lose through no fault of their own. One-on-one competition also appeals to them, and especially enjoy golf and martial arts. In love relationships, Capricorn is devoted, not daring!
Capricorn rules the knees, teeth, and bones.
People born under Capricorn may be more susceptible to dental problems and broken bones than people of other Signs. Capricorn's colors are the Earthy colors of brown and khaki.
The great strength of the Capricorn-born is in their ability to set goals and keep working until they achieve them. Their ambition is inexhaustible, and they are not easily deterred when their goals are in sight. Their hard work makes them one of the most successful characters of the Zodiac.
CAPRICORN - Individual Survival Dynamic Holder
Born a CAPRICORN?
CAPRICORN begins each year with the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere on December 21st. December 21st is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Capricorn's time, exactly 30 degrees of arc, extends to January 18th, 19th or 20th depending upon the year.
30 degrees of arc in a 360 degree circle around EARTH is the standard that defines all the ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS [30 degrees X 12 Signs] and the ZODIAC. EACH !! Astrology sign is an absolute measure of distance, 30 degrees 0 minutes 0 seconds of arc out of 360 total. That, only, sets the boundaries of the Signs not a certain number of days. AND. That's why there is no such thing as a cusp when to comes to Sun SIGNS. That is why some people born on April 21st are ARIES and some are TAURUS, also that's why some folk born on June 22nd are Gemini and some born on September 23rd are still VIRGOS.
CAPRICORN is represented by the planet SATURN.
SATURN the 2nd largest planet in our Solar System is 71,600 miles in diameter but SATURN has rings around it that extend out another 100,000 miles or so. SATURN is 887 million miles from the SUN, rotates on it's axis in 10.2 hours and takes 29.5 years to journey around the SUN.
CAPRICORN's symbol is the Goat. The Goat is tough, stubborn, eats most anything and likes the established order and money.
CAPRICORN represents the knees in the human body.
INDIVIDUAL * EARTH * CARDINAL
All the EARTH Signs have the word Holder attached to the Psychological definition for a reason. EARTH holds things. EARTH in particular gives formation to WATER. EARTH always supports the existing establishment, in general. The establishment is a most important part of CAPRICORN in specific. Capricorn actively supports the established order of things from the personal or "I", the ego perspective.
CARDINAL means naturally being of a certain intensity of one's own accord. This definition is similiar to FIRE in some ways.
CAPRICORN should become successful in the material world because it usually takes-up a profession of "law and order", i.e. doctor, lawyer, government official [non-military], military, police, teacher, etc.Capricorn is conservative in it's opinions. Capricorn likes to show off it's wealth, sometimes to it's own detriment.
CAPRICORN Presidents have been Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson and Richard Nixon. Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King Jr., John Denver and J. Edgar Hoover were all Capricorns. Tiger Woods, Jimmy Buffet, Annie Lennox, Mary Tyler Moore, Mel Gibson, Kenny Loggins, Diane Keaton, Rod Stewart, Muhammud ALI and Victoria Principal are Capricorn's.