Capricorn Sun Sign

Capricorn

Around 22 December – around 20 January

Symbol: The Goat Quality: Cardinal Element: Earth Ruler: Saturn

The winter solstice (summer in the Southern Hemisphere), which falls during this phase, marks the final phase in the Sun’s journey away from the light. As the days slowly begin to lengthen once more, the Sun turns back once more towards the light. The return from the underworld towards humanity, from the collective to the individual, is beginning once more. In mythology, this period marked the time when humanity showed its mastery of Earth and all its temptations. It is a time of morality and responsibility, a time when we demonstrate we have overcome the weaknesses associated with youth.

Because Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, these qualities are exaggerated still further so that the sign is associated with extreme control, in the form of stiffness, reserve and total discipline. And, because Capricorn is an Earth sign, they are associated with the world and society. These aspects show themselves in the planets when they are placed in Capricorn. Venus in Capricorn is extremely loyal but demands a successful or ambitious partner, while Saturn in its own sign displays the kind of conservative respect for society that is connected with politics, leadership and authority in general.

KEY WORDS: Cautious, reserved, prudent, responsible, constructive, disciplined.

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