Capricorns are sensitive but stoic. They're loving but have difficulty showing affection. They're reserved but sardonic with a great sense of humor. They're cool-headed and great crisis managers. In addition to that, they're committed to their families and friends, as well as to their careers. Best of all, Capricorn traits include the power to achieve whatever they set their minds to.
Capricorn Personality Basics
What are Capricorns like? Capricorn is the Cardinal Earth sign of the zodiac. It's symbolized by the Sea-Goat and ruled by Saturn. It is a Universal sign that attempts to make practical, efficient connections with others on the physical plane. The prime need of a Capricorn is to preserve, to perpetuate, to survive, to overcome limitations, and to thrive in the physical world.
Strongest Capricorn Qualities
A Capricorn has a great deal of strength and practicality, as well as the ability to think rationally, logically, and deal with the hard facts of reality. Capricorns set goals, both personal and professional, and steadily work toward them. Their goals are usually associated with their instinct to thrive and feel safe and secure in the world. A Capricorns strongest trait is the ability to persevere against all odds.
A Capricorn is ambitious, confident, loyal, faithful, self-controlled, tolerant, determined, responsible, helpful and sincere.
A Capricorn can be cold, hard. demanding, suspicious, resentful, inhibited, pessimistic and stubborn.
A Capricorn will protect everything and everyone they love. Typically, they aren't demonstrative, but that doesn't mean the affection is not there. In some cases, they will have an affectionate and a playful side with members of their "trusted circle." However, affectionate or not, if a Capricorn loves you, their love is strong and long-lasting, and they will be a loyal, faithful, helpful, and dependable friend or marriage partner.
Capricorn men have a bold but cautious disposition. They are typically overly ambitious, independent and possess a great sense of responsibility. They're loyal and considerate by nature, but not openly affectionate, outgoing or gregarious. Capricorn men are more controlling than Capricorn women and also more likely to think of nothing but their ambitions and accomplishing their goals.
A Capricorn woman a feminine charismatic woman who personifies grace, keeps her act straight whether in public or private and has a quiet demeanor. She's strong, confident and has the steely determination to realize her dreams, goals, and aspirations. However, she has a soft, protected heart, loves children, and is typically a hard-working career woman who can also be a great mother or wife.
Capricorn Eminent Personalities
Capricorns are ambitious, prone to look to the future, maintain control of themselves, keep their eyes on the prize, and make the most of their time. As the eminent personalities below prove, success after success is the name of the game for a Capricorn.
Elvis Presley, born January 8, 1935, rose to prominence in the late 50s and is the best-selling solo artist in Pop history. He was born in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi, then in true Capricorn fashion climbed up from his humble beginnings to reach the pinnacle of success by creating music that challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, and ushered in a whole new era of American music and pop culture. Elvis still holds the title of the "King of Rock 'N Roll."
La Braun James
LeBron James, born December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, had a difficult childhood, which is common for those born with the Sun in Capricorn. But he also had the determination and drive of a Capricorn to make something of himself as well as the size and athleticism to become the legendary superstar of the NBA.
Michelle Obama, born January 17, 1964, is the epitome of a Capricorn woman. She came from modest means, was salutatorian of her high school, graduated cum laude from Princeton University, and then went on to Harvard Law School. She worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, had a career in public service and more, all before she married former President Barack Obama (Leo). As America's first African American First Lady, she brought her Capricorn grace, dignity, and charismatic disposition to her role as FLOTUS.
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King, born January 15, 1929, was a clergyman and the leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. King used civil disobedience to combat institutionalized racism. He exemplifies a Capricorn's ability to inspire others with their dedication to something they believe in and work hard toward.
Gabby Douglas, December 31, 1995, is an American gymnast who in 2012 became the first African-American woman to win the gymnastics all-around Olympic gold medal. She also won the team competitions at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Gabby is a great example of a Capricorn's early determination to make their mark on the world.
Stephen Hawking, born January 8, 1942, was the legendary physicist renowned for creating a cosmology that relied on the unification of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Capricorns deal with reality. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Hawking didn't discover what he did "in spite of" his disability, as a Capricorn he persevered and lived with the reality of his wheelchair existence every single day and made his mark on the world.
Justin Trudeau, born December 25, 1971, is a world leader and Canadian politician who became Prime Minister of Canada in 2015. Capricorns who are born into privilege often follow in their father's footsteps, Justin's father served as Prime Minister of Canada for over 15 years.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, born January 13, 1961, is a comedian and actor best known for her work in "Seinfeld." However, this Capricorn woman didn't stop there she went on to more success in "Veep." Over the course of her career she's received a "Golden Globe Award", seven "Emmy Awards", six "Screen Actors Guild Awards", five "American Comedy Awards", two "Critics' Choice Television Awards", and in 2014 was inducted into the "Television Academy Hall of Fame".
Clarity, Purpose, and Resilience
All Capricorns are different and their complete natal chart tells each individual's story. However, most are self-sufficient and don't need competition, outside pressures, rewards, or recognition to feel motivated to work. It's in Capricorn's nature to forge ahead, overcome any doubts and fears about what they can accomplish and who they can become. Capricorns have a clarity of purpose and resilience that's unmatched by any other sign of the zodiac.