Capricorn (Makara) is a cardinal sign represented by the mountain goat which symbolises determination and perseverance. It belongs to the tenth house of the zodiac and is governed by the stable and sluggish planet Saturn. Saturn is neither very bright nor too dull, it maintains a constant pale colour and it is slow in motion. Likewise, Capricorns are neither too intelligent nor too dull in nature but they are very stable and diligent in their approach and just like its slow paced planet, they are generally sluggish in their movement. They fall under the element of earth which makes them earthy in nature. The earth sign focuses on what is real and they strictly rely on their five senses. They do not relate to any unusual and out of the world theories and this influence is what makes the Capricorn born very practical and pragmatic in nature.
These strong influences make the Capricorns believe in facts rather than fantasy. They are fixed and unwavering in nature. You will seldom find a Capricorn with a laid back attitude. They may not come across as enthusiastic and energetic but that doesn't mean that they are lazing around. They are slow paced in nature and we usually misinterpret this to being lazy but we fail to see their never deterring steady attitude just like the army of ants working towards a common goal of saving, hoarding and preparing for the worst.
Influenced by the practical earth element, the Capricorns are calculative in nature. They do not believe in unconditional love but believes in a give and take theory. This is why they are often mocked at for being selfish, proud, materialistic and cold in nature. They are also very ambitious and they never deviate from their ultimate target. They are like the horse with blinders focussing only on the target; the only difference is that they are not as swift as the horse. Hence, you could call them goat with blinders instead.
You will rarely find a Capricorn serving a community or helping the poor and the needy out in the streets but you'll definitely find them in movie premiers, in high profile parties amongst the elite classes. This is because they like to be among influential and rich people. This gives them the motivation and the drive necessary towards reaching their goal. This is one of the reasons why Capricorns have a lot of contacts. They respect a self made man and they firmly believe that respect comes with how much you possess and achieve in life. It is imperative for the goats to achieve success, status, security and respect in life.
Capricorns fear dependence and they are very pessimistic in nature. They believe that poverty can strike them anytime. They are providers and they strive to save and hoard for those difficult phase just in case it hits them. They work very hard and can turn into hopeless workaholics. Some believe in having fun too but that doesn't stop them from working at the same time. If a Capricorn meets their soul mate who gives them a chance to open up, you will get to see a completely different side of the goat. They can be generous, selfless and very passionate in nature. But their dark vindictive and pessimistic side will never leave them. They are always prepared for an attack.
Capricorn (Makara Rashi) Monthly (August) Horoscope
Capricorn (Makara Rashi) Yearly (2014) Horoscope