capricorn season spans from 22 december to 19 january.
the stellar constellation of capricorn represents the sea-goat, whose mythology extends back to the middle of the bronze age. the babylonians called the sea-goat ea, who was the protective god of water, knowledge, and creation. in greek mythology, the sea-goat has other connections, one being the goat amalthea who nursed baby zeus after he escaped being eaten by his father, cronos. in a later tale, amalthea's broken horn was transformed into the "cornucopia" full of earthly bounties.
in classical astrology, saturn was assigned rulership of both aquarius and capricorn. capricorn was thought to be the nocturnal/night home of saturn, an ambitious and disciplined earth sign that allows saturn to express and enact its most stern and authoritative functions. among these are strong practical, productive, and organizational abilities.
those born with saturn in capricorn will likely find that many of these abilities come naturally and easily to them. saturn in capricorn folks typically have an innate sense of duty and responsibility that they apply to restructure and reorder their world. they are often born with a keen awareness of the adversity surrounding them and know, on a deep level, they were made to weather hard times.
patient and persistent, disciplined and reliable, capricorn have the power to succeed. their driving force is ambition; their practicality, wisdom, and strong sense of justice make them people of honor and integrity.
those born under this sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office, realizing that it will likely take a lot of those days to get to the top. that's no problem, since capricorns are both ambitious and determined: they will get there. life is one big project for these folks, and they adapt to this by adopting a businesslike approach to most everything they do.
while capricorn can be courageous, dependable, and determined, they can also be materialistic, narrow-minded, and pessimistic. ruthless and ambitious, they can hurt others to get to where they want to be. their preoccupation with material things means they easily lose sight of what truly matters, while their cautiousness can lead to missed opportunities.
as a cardinal sign, capricorn holds the qualities of being an achiever, a builder, and a climber, able to set and conquer the loftiest goals one step at a time. those born with the sign of the sea-goat prominent in their charts are great at being determined, consistent, and reliable. they often over-deliver on their promises and take their honor and public reputation very seriously.
they often need reminding of the importance of rest and relaxation in their lives. with their unbeatable work ethic, unwinding on a regular basis is essential for their well-being. they are drawn to careers in which there is a clear structure so that they can achieve something meaningful and climb the ladder of success. they excel in work that offers them an opportunity to mentor and advise. capricorn love nothing more than to be the person people turn to in times of crisis.