Capricorn characteristics– strengths and weaknesses:
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Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign. Cardinal signs are the most ambitious and motivated. Earth signs are the most practical. The duty of Capricorn people is to build something permanent for the future.
Capricorn’s ruling planet
Saturn, planet of responsibility, career, ambition and inhibition, is the ruler of Capricorn. He does not sound glamorous, and he really isn’t. (But other factors in the chart can make an individual Capricorn very glamorous.) Saturn is the planet of age, maturity, and time; and Capricorns also tend to wear their maturity well, and get better with age.
Where you have Capricorn in your chart, you have the capacity to build structures that last. Being an earth sign, Capricorn has a good head for business and can do very well in the business world. They also have a staying power that earns them trust and respect. They are good at delegating tasks in a managerial position.
Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart, you strive to be responsible and serious. You have the potential to work hard, learn from your mistakes, and get better over time.
Interpersonal relationships can be difficult, when Capricorn uses work and achievement in the outside world to avoid the emotional work it takes to maintain close relationships.
Many Capricorns are really hard on themselves. They tend to hold themselves to an outside standard of success. The challenge for Capricorn is to remember to honor and nurture others on the way up. As they climb the ladder of success, remember who is at the bottom holding it up!