Capricorn sun at a glance

  • Capricorn: Cardinal Earth 
  • Sign: Goat
  • Ruler: Saturn
  • Natural Sign of the 10th House
  • Positive Expression: Resourceful, Hard-Working, Productive, Steady, Reliable
  • Negative Expression: Status Seeker, Egotistical, Workaholic, Demanding, Intolerant, Unforgiving, Insatiably Ambitious

A deeper look at Capricorn

Your Sun Sign describes the center of your personality, what motivates and drives you, and who you are learning to become

Cancer is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is represented by the goat. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn, and this planet represents restrictions of all kinds. Its influence makes these people practical and responsible, but also cold, distant and unforgiving, prone to the feeling of guilt and turned to the past. They need to learn to forgive in order to make their own life lighter and more positive.

The Sun in Capricorn has an intense drive for achievement that never lets up. They are the goat, single-mindedly climbing the mountain all the way to the top and will not settle for anything less. They strive for a personal standard of excellence, even if the rest of the world settles for mediocrity. This is considered the most ambitious Zodiac sign. Understanding how to “reach the top of the mountain peak” is of major importance. Although life will place its fair share of obstacles along your way, you can triumph in the end through patience and consistency. 

Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

For those that pursue the Arts, they will have a disciplined approach that sets them apart from mere dreamers. There is little a Capricorn cannot achieve because their nature is ‘get to the top or die’. From the time they are quite young, they have usually already figured out what they are here for and are already plotting to accomplish it.

As an Earth sign, Capricorn is concerned with the tangible aspects of life – what can be seen, heard, smelt, touched or tasted. As a Cardinal sign, its expression is action. Practicality and an action-orientation merge to put a focus on actual achievements. For these reasons, those with the Sun in Capricorn are often noted for their hard work and perseverance.

Another dimension of this sign is spiritual wisdom. An ancient symbol for Capricorn is the Mer-Goat, a half-goat / half-fish creature that derives its wisdom from both intuitive and physical realms.

For some Capricorns, there is a pronounced desire to explore the spiritual dimensions of life, in very practical ways.

Persistence is what helps the Capricorn sun to plan for the future. They are patient, brave, and are always looking for the next level to achieve.

Sun in Capricorn people are the most straightforward and honest people you will ever meet.

Born with the Sun in Capricorn, you bring the gift of practical wisdom achieved through mastering material resources.

 Your journey involves demonstrating a level of accomplishment that can only be gained through perseverance and a thorough understanding of whatever task is at hand. If success is yours, you will have earned it, and as you get closer to the top of your chosen mountain top, you will experience the inner satisfaction of knowing you have mastered every step along the way.

The secrets of endurance are, in fact, the stuff upon which civilizations and spirituality are founded. Your sign is one of longevity, teaching others how to live well in the physical through accepting responsibility and enjoying the rewards that come. Accept your serious mindedness and plan for the long-term. Then the challenge you face in the moment becomes just another step along the way.

Key points

  • If you do not feel much like your Sun Sign, then consider – Are giving yourself permission to be who you truly need to be?
  • Capricorn is the last Earth sign of the zodiacal wheel.
  • It is a cardinal sign, which blesses you with initiative, persistence, innovation, and the ability to lead the way.
  • Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn is connected with responsibility, time, and growing up.
  • In relationships, you tend to look for those who are climbing the same mountain, or who are willing to move to your mountain. In many cases, Capricorn’s choice of relationships are in people who can help climb the mountain, but they can be fickle if that person wanders off on another trail.


  • Parts of the physical body ruled by Capricorn: Knees, Calves, Lower Legs
  • Related Crystals: Onyx, Jet, Sapphire, and all black or ash colored minerals
  • Essential oils & herbs: Hemlock, Henbane, Nightshade, Black Poppy
  • Keywords: Ambitious, Responsible, Self-Sufficient


Any planet you have in Capricorn will use this energy as their lens. For instance, if you have Mars in Capricorn, all your Mars aspects will be filtered by Capricorn energy.

As planets move through Capricorn, they filter that energy into the collective.

Learning what Capricorn energy is, will help you better understand astrology on the whole to better navigate your life in the best energies.