Disclaimer: your Sun sign is only a fraction of the complex system of planetary placements and interrelations that is your nativity. In fact, I would advise against considering your birth chart itself as a mere representation of your psyche and encourage you to start seeing it as a map of the multiple ways in which selfhood and experience intersect. If you want to know more about this subject, you can schedule a reading with me.
Your Sun sign in Capricorn indicates a nature that is responsible, goal-oriented and eager to grow through the pursuit of achievements. ruled by disciplinarian Saturn, Capricorn is the authority of the Zodiac: your individualized consciousness shines in this world through the lenses of this earthy, austere archetype.
In popular imagery, Capricorn is symbolized by a goat, climbing the heights of a bare mountain: an iconography that epitomizes the ambition and determination that so typical of this sign.
Mentally and physically, you’re constantly projected towards the peak of your own personal height: a peak you strive to reach through discipline, patience and integrity. While the awareness of the existence of rules and limits might throw others into discomfort, you may instead feel compelled to honour the limitations of your human experience and make the most of them, in order to get on top of your chosen field.
In fact, the challenges and issues of material reality are not a concern for you, and you are mostly unafraid of them: your ultimate goal is more realistic and vivid in your mind, than any other temporary restriction.
The world itself, appears to be one large task to you, and you act accordingly, sticking to your set of principles, and your morals. You have a strong sense of responsibility, often accompanied by self-doubt and insecurity around your effective ability to perform efficiently and be up to the task. But, given your self-protective nature, you are hardly the type to show your inner workings, or let them in the way of your accomplishment, preferring to face reality with a façade of inflexibility.
However, you are not lacking in sense of humour, and your dry wit is legendary, although you’re extremely discerning about when and where is it appropriate to let out this side of you. Paradoxically, it’s your sharp sense of reality that allows you to laugh at its absurdities.
Capricorn rules structure and bones: you need structure and order in your life, and, at the same time, you possess a strong sense of duty, an inclination to bring and to be the load-bearing structure in your reality.
You value efficiency, adherence to codes, and persistence. Your strategic mind, coupled with your deepseated sense of purpose, make you a force to be reckoned with; you know what you want, and you’re willing to work hard for it. In this process, you are facilitated by your own practical disposition, even though this very inclination towards the pragmatic translates into materialism or greed for some natives of the sign; you may be inclined to adopt a managerial approach to most everything you do, even without realizing it.
Other shadow sides of Capricorn are pessimism and a certain patronizing attitude: wise beyond their years, Capricorns often feel compelled to fix other people’s lack of experience and discernment, a mindset that can have undesirable consequences — especially on relationships — when it gets out of hand. It’s important that you learn how to hold space for people’s feelings and their own perception of the situation, and keeping your judgmental tendencies in check so that being and feeling right doesn’t come at the expense of your friendships and love life.
On the positive side, you are a loyal spouse and friend, as you value respect and dignity above all else — something you can also easily earn thanks to your dependable nature. You’re industrious and organized, and you feel a genuine sense of fulfilment when these traits translate into practical results, and your job is done to the highest degree of quality possible. The rest of the world might settle for mediocrity, but you always strive for a personal standard of excellence.
With your Sun in Capricorn, you’re often the person people turn to in times of need: grounded in your approach to life, as you find it easy to remain calm and collected when important decisions have to be made, and you may also have an intuitive knowledge as for how resources are best used.
Pictured: Aaliyah, Sun in Capricorn.