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10 Things You Didn't Know About Us Capricorns
I am a textbook capricorn, but if you were to consult many of the “textbooks” out there, you wouldn’t believe it. Then again, textbooks are full of lies, so I’m not surprised. As someone who has spent years studying astrology, I can say with utmost certainty that most accessible astrology learning material depicts capricorns as boring, stuffy traditionalists. That our stunning organization skills and leadership-seeking personalities are only exceeded by our penchant for workaholism, conformity, and worshiping the status quo.
Except not really.
These pervasive myths make us seem boring and unsexy when it is not the case. It discounts the dark sensuality that is part of our beauty. We were born when the sun was in the 10th house, a place of success, leadership, and socials status. As solstice signs, we were born when the nights are at their longest and daylight hours peak in slightness. We don’t have bone-dry hearts or clockwork minds. While we do focus on practicality, “being practical” means something different to everyone. Most other capricorns I’ve met are incredibly organized. I, on the other hand, will be the first to say that I had to invest serious time into developing my organization tactics.
So what is it like to Capricorn?
1.) We are obsessed with success, but not for the reasons you might think. Productivity means everything to us; we go crazy if we don’t have some kind of project to invest our effort into. Stagnation and “doing nothing” drives us crazy. We would still feel the need to be productive even if we didn’t have jobs. We need to know that we’re contributing ourselves to the world and making meaningful progress in our lives. Our connection with success is almost spiritual in nature. Capricorns see personal success as a reflection of self-actualization and what we’ve done for the world. Money is only one way we measure our success. Capricorns do have the tendency to get too caught up in measuring our worth by our financial status. A blow at work isn’t just a blow at work; it rocks our world. We do not judge people based on their professional success because we recognize success as a very personal and relative thing.
I am at my happiest when my career is going well. I often enjoy the feeling I get while being productive. For me, my major career is writing, so the post-work high is much more intense when I’m doing something related to that. But my success in all of my professional undertakings is very important to me. If I’m not being productive, then you can be certain that I am not healthy or happy.
Which leads me to my next point:
2.) We are materialistic, but not superficial. We are living in a material world. We might as well enjoy it! People mistake the capricornian obsession with success for greed or narcissism. We capricorns have commitments to our jobs and life purposes that sometimes feel akin to priceless essentials like romance and family. While capricorns enjoy money, we enjoy the greater meaning behind it - how it got there, what we did to manifest it, how we’ll use it to make our future better, etc. Like other earth signs, we enjoy earthly pleasures like food, sex, and pretty objects. What makes us enjoy these material so much is the meaning behind it. I’ll favor the hemp purse my friend gave me over some random designer bag any day!
3.) We are our worst critics and don’t hold others to the high standards we hold for ourselves. People look at our shiny resumes, honesty, and directness as reflections of what we expect of others. While this might certainly be the case in the professional arena, we don’t see other people’s possessions or accomplishments as important factors when choosing friends. Capricorns often go out of our way to look somewhat appealing and feel semi-embarrassed if we don’t think we look good. However, we would never think twice if we saw someone who rolled out of bed and put on sweatpants. We know appearances are deceiving. Nonetheless, appearances can make favorable impressions, so Capricorns are willing to use “the halo effect” to their benefit.
Authority figures are the exception to this rule. We’re far less afraid of standing up to authority figures than confronting our loved ones. One time, a doctor at a psychiatric hospital talked down to me in an obnoxious way because I told him I had been involved with a man who had a girlfriend. Instead of swallowing his condescending attitude, I complained to the staff about his blatantly unprofessional behavior. From what I heard, he did catch heat for it. Good. After the fact, my social worker asked, "How do you feel so comfortable with confronting people in authority but not the people who claim to love you the most?"
4.) Capricorns are excellent at sticking up for everyone except for themselves. When confronted with disrespectful behavior, we don’t always say anything in response to it. We are assertive, but not aggressive (unless you’re an asshole). Like good leaders, capricorns know how to assert themselves appropriately. After all, it’s not productive to be aggressive in most circumstances and creates unnecessary discord. But when confronted with a true douche-bucket (including one that occupies a position of authority), a Capricorn will gladly call them out. It doesn’t matter how public the setting is. When our bosses are assholes, we use more tact and tend to let their douchebaggery speak for itself. Why do more work for them? I find that in most cases, people are usually too afraid or indifferent to confront that one obnoxious individual in their outer-circle. Instead of putting up with their rude remarks, I shut them down with tactful replies or visible contempt. Y’know, that “look” that appears without conscious effort. Both work well.
5.) We take risks that seem worthwhile. We take risks if they show a high likelihood of contributing to our greater success in the long-run. For instance, most people I’ve met with a heavy Capricorn sun influence (myself included) usually dislike gambling because we don’t enjoy the uncertainty of not knowing whether or not. Capricorns who are uber-passionate about poker or some related activity are expert are probably undefeatable. They probably have lots of money. Capricorns would rather splurge on something that is guaranteed to bring us pleasure like quality dinner, dessert beers, or some chocolate ANYTHING to satiate our notorious sweet tooth. What’s so risky about an expanding waistline?
But we’ll risk basically anything for the ones we love. We’re always the ones who have “The Talk” with friends who aren’t acting right or setting themselves up for disaster, even if it means risking that friendship altogether. Honesty is the hallmark of a true friend. Which is why Capricorns are prone to the following:
6.)We have long-lasting friendships Capricorns are known for having friends for a long time. I always hear about people drifting from their friends during our pre-college years. I, for one, have many friendships from my elementary school and high school years. Let’s see if the same counts for college, as it’s only been 2 years since I got my BA. So far, though, I've managed to retain a lot of friendships from my past that only become more relevant with time. From what I can tell, most other people do not have the luxury of lifelong friends.
7.) We will tell you the truth when no one else will. People tend to take honesty for granted and confuse being a nice person with telling people what they want to hear. The truth is that if you’re in a downward spiral, a lot of people genuinely don’t care if you mess your life up and wind up weighed down with regret. Fortunately, we love you, so we’re not one of them. It frustrates us to no end when we watch our loved ones kick themselves in the ass over and over again. If we express concern over what we perceive to be questionable actions on your part, it’s not because we’re looking down on you or seeing you as “wrong." Rather, Capricorns worry about your well-being and how your present situation could lead to less happiness in the future.
8.) Capricorns are very forgiving toward our loved ones. We don’t anger easily and understand that people make mistakes. We love our friends and will forgive them for crazy things like getting so drunk at their 21st birthday party that they threw up blood… on his parents’ bathroom floor. (Sorry, Steve!) We can even forgive you if you talked some smack about us. Just don’t steal from us. Capricorns aren’t big on stealing; there’s no getting past that one unless you’re suffering from drug addiction or some other condition that would make you steal.
9.) But once we’re done, we’re done. There’s no rebuilding that bridge. We don’t talk to people if their presence brings us high amounts of piss-off. Capricorns have the tendency to ignore people to their face when they’ve reached the stage of “done,” a state usually preceded by some blatant exchange that makes the ignoring not passive aggressive, but a statement. Capricorns don’t do passive aggression and will be the first to confront anyone we have problems with. How else are these problems supposed to get solved, anyway?
10.) We love sex and we're hot for teachers. The phrase “Horny Goat” stands true for us. We're very sensual people and take delight in all of the bodily pleasures that the world has to offer. Sex, though, is a favorite among all earth signs, but also among capricorns in particular. We tend to get better in bed the longer we're with someone because we know the key to being a good partner is to make the relationship as enjoyable as possible. Spoiler: From what I've read and experienced, capricorns are either generous in bed (like myself) or very selfish and all about being pleasured (unlike myself). As a cardinal sign, we know what we want out of relationships and sexual connections. Even our casual hookups have an emotional element to it that keeps us coming, even if it's a non-serious and light-hearted one. Nothing turns me on like stimulating conversation and a good soul!
Inside tip: Capricorns don't like to talk about this because we're so hell-bent on succeeding. But the truth is capricorns often develop crushes on their bosses, teachers, and other people with authority, status, and brains.
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