I have been crazy about zodiac signs since I was a kid. I personally own copies of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, Star Signs, Love Signs, and Relationship Signs. And I never fail to check out any website that gives information about the zodiac signs, or even any Facebook app that promises to tell me more about my zodiac sign - Capricorn.
This is a post I first published on 8-Aug-2009. It is the result from one such Facebook app, created by some website that may or may not exist anymore. I have given its URL at the bottom, so you can check it out if you wish to.
The FridayReflections prompt on Sanchie's blog this week reminded me of this post. So I'm updating it and re-posting it today, to link up with her prompt. I have added my own personal notes to these results in maroon color.
|Positive Traits |
|The Sea Goat |
Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
|Negative Traits |
The animal symbol applied to Capricorn is the goat. Unlike the dependent, creative and countrified Goat in the Chinese horoscope, the Capricornian mountain goat is a striver and a loner (So true!), an ambitious, deliberate achiever, and an adorable (I think you guys will be a better judge of this!) person to know.
It's true that Capricorns can be bossy and self-confident in the extreme. But probe a stiff-upper-lipped Capricorn and you'll find there lives, under all that tension and apparent angularity, a sentimental and warm-hearted darling. (I wish I could deny this, but I cannot!)
The way to handle Capricorns is to show them from the beginning that you are as strong and self-willed as they are. (Most fail at this point!) And should you not feel sufficiently strong and self-willed, you'd better pick on someone your own size. (Follow this advice!)
Capricorns prefer competition. The Capricorn subject is always either on top of the heap or moving-slowly but certainly-toward the summit of his field. (Not too sure about this.) Like tall evergreens, they withstand the snows and heat, the wind and rain. (Oh yes! Long after most people would have given up!) Capricorns are winter people. They can hold their heads higher and longer than all the others and somehow never appear to be pushing.
In general the Capricorn subject is as rigid in his body as in his high-minded principles. He may be good at games that demand corporal discipline, but in areas that call for supple smooth body movement (That includes dancing!), Capricorns are challenged.
Capricorn children fall a lot. (OMG! How did they know this? :-O) Capricorn adults are clumsy. (By 'clumsy', do they mean that we tend to slide down stairs and walk into glass doors?) You want to warn them, "Be careful. Watch where you're going. Take smaller steps. Slow down. Relax." It is of course impossible for Capricorn to relax. (Sighhhhh!) He is always on the qui vive, responsive to each new invitation to achieve.
The Capricorn loves to entertain and adores food. (Did anyone mention 'food'?) He receives guests with a spirit of generosity in both the welcome he offers and the fare he prepares. Often, Capricorns make fantastic chefs and know how to cook the most complicated foods. (Well, I'm not highly domestic, you know... but when I DO cook with interest, it turns out to be excellent to taste!)
Partly, this devotion to fine cuisine comes from the Capricorn's desire to please. But mostly the attention to food, native to every Capricorn soul, arises from pure joy in eating. (We're born to eat, aren't we? :D) Capricorn babies rarely have feeding problems. They chow down with gusto just about anything put within their reach. (I can see my Mom up in Heaven, vigorously nodding her head at this!)
Success often comes to Capricorn because he was paying attention while everyone else was goofing off. But if, God forbid, he misses the boat - was not even goofing off and still fails - then the ordinarily well-arranged marbles inside the pretty Capricorn head begin to shift dangerously, and melancholy sets in. (Big time melancholy!) Capricorns hate failure. (That's an understatement actually!)
Capricorns are very conscious of the impression they make on others. They are allergic to vulgarity and bad manners. Society judges. Others of us may say, "What do I care for society? I am a free agent." Not your social-conscious Capricorn. If only for the sake of the gallery's approbation, Capricorn will conform. (Not so sure about this one either. Maybe in some respects.)
You can always count on Capricorns to come through in times of trouble or need. (Absolutely!) They are charitable to others and eager to assist those in difficulty or illness.
Sometimes they are hard to reach emotionally and seem rather "pent-up" and stiff inside. (Haah! Ask my close friends... they'll vouch for this one! :p) But if you can break the hermetic barrier, you will be pleasantly surprised. (But breaking that barrier is no child's play!)
Physical contact can be a bit on the bony side at first but the Capricorn's enthusiasm soon takes the edge off. (??? I am certainly not that much into hugs and embraces, if that's what they mean.)
. . .
This is one of the most accurate astrological analyses I've found on the net till-date. If any of you wishes to find out about your sun-sign, you can check out "http://www.cutehoroscopes.com/".
I wonder why it gives the heading as "The SEA Goat" though... Capricorns are always referred to as "The MOUNTAIN Goat"!
Linking up with #FridayReflections