Capricorn Zodiac Sign - Character traits

Capricorn, the Goat, is the tenth sign in the Zodiac and represents those born between Dec. 22 and Jan. 19.

Capricorn in Mythology

Capricorn is usually depicted as a goat or sea-goat, but in Greek Mythology he is the God Pan. Pan ruled over forests and woodlands, flocks and shepherds. From the waist down he was a goat and also had the ears and horns of a goat, and from the waist up he was a man. He was a horny little guy and was always trying to catch a nymph, who would flee because of his appearance. He, eventually, became the God of Nature, and some of his qualities, such as sexuality and love of nature have become part of the character of people born under this sign.

The constellation of Capricorn

Another story is that the goat nymph, Amalthea, who suckled Zeus as an infant, was placed among the stars as the constellation Capricorn by Zeus in gratitude.

Capricorn in Astrology

According to Astrology Capricorn is an earth sign and people born under this sign are responsible, patient, ambitious and loyal. Capricorn is also associated with the idea of permanence, as it is one of the constellations that remains in the sky all year long. As such, this constellation is often seen as a symbol of lasting strength and reliability.

Capricorns have plenty positive qualities that make them great friends and partners. They are often very down-to-earth and responsible; they know how to handle tough situations and can be counted on in a crisis. They are also fiercely loyal to those they care about and will go to great lengths to protect them.

Capricorn Sign and Ruling Planet

Capricorn is a earth sign ruled by Saturn. The planet Saturn is associated with wisdom, stability, and hard work. Similarly, Capricorn is said to be a practical sign that focuses on achievement and success. This makes sense, given the star's association with Pan and Ganymede, two gods who were known for their industrious nature.

Capricorn Personality and Character traits

If you’re looking for a partner who is intelligent, hardworking, and reliable, look no further than Capricorn. Just remember that this sign isn’t known for its spontaneity, so don’t expect too many surprises. Instead, focus on enjoying the stability and sense of security that comes with being in a relationship with a Capricorn.

See Also: Taurus, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries