ARCHETYPES AND ROLES
The Father, the Authority Figure, the Worker, the Disciplinarian, the Traditionalist.
Steadiness and surefootedness are your trademarks as a child of the Goat. You are seldom deterred by obstacles. Ruled by Saturn, the heavenly timekeeper, you are often a late bloomer. The Goat tends to be overly serious when very young, yet will acquire humor, sparkle, and a light heart as time passes.
"I Utilize" is your signature phrase. Father Time patronizes the value of wisdom and experience. Call out to him for guidance for a spiritual insight. The goat god Pan who charms nymphs with his magickal music illustrates the link between the sense of hearing and Saturn and Capricorn. Music as well as meditation on nature sounds can help you awaken spiritually. Reach out to nature. As an earth sign you will be in tune with the devas of wilderness.
Capricorns are ambitious, and those born under this sign are marked by a purposeful pursuit of their destiny. Your motivating force is desire for success, money, status, position, authority, and (though you may not realize it) for love.
Your ruler Saturn is the planet of limitations, which includes the limitation of time. (To the ancients, Saturn was the symbol for Father Time.) One of the hallmarks of your sign is that you learn to wait for things you want.
An aura of melancholy and sterness often surrounds you. Saturn has been called the Celestial Taskmaster for it symbolizes responsibility, discipline, and restriction. You, as a child of Saturn, are practical and above all determined. As long as there is a top to get to from the bottom, you will persevere in your upward striving.
You think of yourself as a real person in a real world which allows you little time for idle pleasure. Beneath your reserve there is a sensitive and caring person, and anyone who needs a strong shoulder to lean on needn't look any farther than Capricorn.
Certainly you do not deserve your reputation for being sober and gloomy. One of your most striking characteristics is a sense of humor. Your wit may be dry, incisive, but it is extremely funny and has a way of erupting when others least expect it.
As is your nature with everything else in life, you are cautious and
conservative with money.
Your basic concern is for security. That goal comes first and you can be spiteful toward those who stand in the way. You have a great sense of pride and will not forgive anyone who belittles or slights you. By the same token you will repay favors done for you. Scorpios also go out of their way to repay a kindness, but in their case it is done out of a sense of gratitude and fidelity. With you the motivation is pride, which does not allow you to live comfortably under an obligation.
In most relationships, you must dominate, because when you are in control you do not feel vulnerable to another person's power. In small ways you are continually testing the loyalty of those close to you. You are the loner of the zodiac, but have a great need to be loved and appreciated. Unfortunately, you won't let this be known-in fact, you are a past master at concealing it.
Underneath that mask, you still wear other masks, and it can take a long time to get to know you. To others you may appear aloof, indifferent, hard to reach because you are so self-contained. But the very elusiveness of your Capricorn personality can be hypnotically attractive.
Anyone who cares enough to penetrate your shell of reserve will be greatly rewarded. Your affections and loyalty run deep, and you cherish and protect those you love. And you stick around when the going is toughest.
ASSOCIATIONS IN THE OUTER WORLD
PART OF BODY RULED BY CAPRICORN
ANIMALS RULED BY CAPRICORN:
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