Capricorn is the tenth sign of the Zodiac. It is the sign of Crocodile. It runs from January 15th through February 12th of any year. It is a Cardinal Earth sign. It is symbolised by the drive to climb so that the view of the surroundings is as wide as possible. It governs the spleen and legs.
The planetary Ruler for Capricorn is Saturn. The gemstone for Capricorn is the Neelam.
By nature they are ambitious, militant, energetic and persevering. They are capable of enormous efforts towards the attainment of a desired object. The planet Saturn, which owing to this month, is the embodiment of all that is cautious and discreet. They will never take any important step without profound deliberation and unless they are absolutely certain of the result. There is no speculative element in Saturn.
They are sceptical, analytical, somewhat suspicious, slow to accept new theories, but broad-minded and open to conviction. The mental force is strong, philosophical and scientific in character; they are a deep thinker and a great reasoner. In religion they tend to be fanatical in its earnestness, or the mind may swing to the opposite pole and being in nothing. Above all things, they worship intellect, and can forgive almost anything of their friends if are endowed with unusual intelligence or talent.
They are exceedingly quick in their intuitions of people and things, but are inclined to be too easily discouraged in their plans, and fall into a despondent state at the first rebuff or disappointment. Their views on love, duty and social economics will be always unique, and on this account they will often be regarded as odd and eccentric.
Being high-minded and independent, they must lead in whatever they undertake or they will loose interest in their work. They abhor restraint of any kind and revolt against anything of an obligatory nature, though in strange contradiction they show profound respect for tradition and authority. Life to them is a very serious but involved problem, and they will be inclined to revel in its most pessimistic phases.
Constant work and industry becomes with them a kind of mania, but by plodding and quietly working with a given end in view, they will gain much more than by excitement or hurry. They are likely to rise through their own personal efforts and power of individuality far above the sphere of their birth. Their character is effectually positive, but they need to cultivate cheerfulness, as there is likely to be a strong tendency to hypochondria and melancholia.
As a general rule they will be much misunderstood by others. They will not easily mix with people; they will have few close friends but at heart feel very much alone. They will make many enemies by nearly always espousing the unpopular cause or the "underdog' in any dispute.
They would do best by aiming at some form of public life, such as in municipal affairs or in connection with politics, government life, or positions of responsibility and trust.