Understanding Capricorn the Goat
by Dr. Victoria Scerbo
Whereas Virgo may be the most ignored sign, and Scorpio the most enigmatic, Capricorn takes the prize for being the most misunderstood. Part of the ‘problem’ is their stoic manner. I put problem in quotes because it depends on the situation as to whether it truly is a problem or not. In polite conversation, or at dinner parties, this person may seem aloof, uncaring and downright boring. Yet in a crisis, people depend on the cool headed Capricorn to get them out of sticky situations.
Capricorn is the sign of the boss more than that of the leader. Leadership is more of a Leo quality, as leaders lead by inspiring their people. Inspiration doesn't necessarily come naturally to Capricorn, but what does come naturally is strategy. They have garnered perspective and understanding of how people are via their trip through Sagittarius, and now they want to put that well-earned knowledge to practical use.
Capricorns need structure in their lives, and boundaries. In the body, Capricorn has ruler-ship of the bones (structure) and skin (boundary). This makes them seem overly serious and hard to get to know. They have an innate sense of propriety and a deep seeded shyness. That may seem like an oxymoron, a shy Capricorn? Aren’t they all Captains of Industry?
Yes, they are Captains of Industry yet they are also very human. Their shyness comes from a deep sense of vulnerability.
They tend to overcome their shyness through detaching from that vulnerability, as if it doesn't exist, yet it is always there surrounded by layers and layers of armor.
Capricorns also have the tendency to be judgmental. Yet a fully actualized Capricorn can have excellent judgment without being judgmental. Yet their sternness can be a bit off putting. It’s important to note that Capricorns do not judge anyone more strictly than they judge themselves. So have compassion for this sign, they are really trying their best.
Even the most stoic of Capricorns need to let loose on occasion. Deep within every Capricorn is a secret desire to just totally let loose. Unburden themselves of all responsibility and either dive head first into the cauldron of the senses, or transcend the need for a body altogether. This doesn't usually happen, yet giving a Capricorn a safe place to let loose, even a little, is a gift they will never forget. If you have the patience, being with a Capricorn can be one of the most satisfying experiences you can have.
And they have a sense of humor, it just takes some digging. Their humor is generally dry, some say arid, yet it is there. They understand a lot and they feel responsible for everyone in their lives. So be patient with them, if they let you, rub their often arthritic knees and thank them for a job well done. Without Capricorns the world would be a very chaotic place they really do hold it all together for us, so let‘s be grateful to them.
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