Capricorn, the sign that is
As the tenth sign of the Zodiac, Capricorn represents Ambition.
For Capricorn, Determination is the keyword, Caution, their quality and Practicality is their identity. The word Capricorn is a compound of two Latin terms and literally means, the horn of a she-goat or goat-horned. The Goat or the Mountain Goat is the symbol of Capricorn and represents ambition. Saturn is their key planet, which denotes boundaries and limitations. Earth is their element, which points to practicality.
Capricorn is worldly-wise, aspiring, persevering, disciplined, patient, well organized and has a strong sense of duty. But they can also be stubborn and pessimistic.
A man born in the zodiac sign of Capricorn is well known for his ambition. He is aspirational, forceful, pioneering, enterprising, purposeful and resolute. His symbol is the goat, and driven by a strong desire, the Capricorn man endeavours to rise higher and higher in life, just as a mountain goat tries to climb up and up, on to a hill. They set high, but realistic and attainable goals for themselves, and start acting with determination for achieving them. They are quite aggressive in their quest, but are balanced enough not to take any impulsive decisions and rash actions. Though they are cautious, they do take calculated risks and make decisions, which are well thought out. For them, motivation comes from their own selves, not from outside, and this drives them to look for opportunities even at times and in places, where none seem to exist. With a clear focus, unwavering concentration and a steely determination, they are capable of marching towards their goals. They fear poverty and have a strong need for security, and assuring a comfortable future for themselves and their dear ones can be said to form the basis of their ambition and determination.
Capricorn born are not merely intelligent, they are also quite wise. They have the sensibility and maturity not to allow their ambitions get the better of them. They are not very imaginative, but this actually works to their advantage. Not getting carried away by any sort of fantasies, they apply sound logic, carefully think about the feasibility of a proposal, take into account all facts consideration and weigh the pros and cons of the action plan, before launching themselves into it. They are logical and are quite confident to rely heavily on their own judgments, which are normally sound and reliable. It should be said here that their strong and celebrated practical instinct comes into generous play in this. They are also well disciplined and will work with complete application of mind in any task they consider important. They perform aggressively, but have tremendous patience to work with perseverance and will wait for things to materialize.
But the strong determination of the Capricorn men makes them quite inflexible too. They start believing that their thinking, decisions and actions are infallible. For them, they are right and sometimes, only they are right. By such extreme stubbornness, they put blinkers on themselves, and deny exposure to other sensible views. Trying to secure many things for themselves and for their future, they become selfish too, making even their well- wishers shun them at times. They are also temperamental and shy. Their mood swings can make them behave erratically and irresponsibly, causing great harm to their own dear causes. They are confident people good in communication, but do remain shy and hesitant, thus denying themselves opportunities. Strangely, with all their confidence, they tend to become pessimistic too, when they have to work against odds, and start feeling that they have not done enough and that they are not going to make it after all. Capricorn men can also be unemotional, with a detached outlook, and thus may find it difficult to form close bonds even with relatives and friends.
A Capricorn man may not be very romantic or sentimental, but he will be a reliable partner, a responsible husband and a dutiful parent. He will provide for the family and secure their future well, with all necessities and comforts.
But he may not provide the warmth required of him as the head of the family, may even be indifferent, and at times critical and calculating.
If they can fine tune their positive traits of ambition, determination and practical instincts, and be consciously aware of their shortcomings like stubbornness and pessimism, the Capricorn men can become very good achievers, who can be looked upon as examples by others.