Understanding Male Capricorn Behavior

Updated January 10, 2022
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A Capricorn male keeps his nose to the grindstone and an eye on his wallet, his competition, and his level of success. These Capricorn male behaviors are textbook and well known. But far too many people either don't know or can't perceive that a Capricorn male is highly sensitive.

Understanding Male Capricorn Behavior

Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign ruled by the planet Saturn, and its main symbol is the mythological sea-goat. To fully understand a Capricorn male, you need to know what these say about his behavior.

Capricorn, Saturn, and Father

Taskmaster Saturn, Capricorn's ruling planet, represents the father or authority figure in a birth chart. Ruled by the taskmaster, Capricorn boys are self-reliant from a very early age and take on responsibilities beyond their years. Whether they do this because they want to and can or because it's necessary or required of them, their childhood lacked affection and was in some way restrictive. However, their "grin and bear it" upbringing made them stronger and more determined to survive, thrive, and succeed in the world. It's often said that Capricorns grow younger with age because their lives were repressed and suppressed by Saturn in their youth. The good news is that a Capricorn man grows more youthful, softer, more playful, affectionate, and spiritual with age.

Capricorn the Sea-Goat

Capricorn Sea Goat illustration

Understanding male Capricorn behavior also means understanding Capricorn's symbol, the sea-goat. The goat half represents Capricorn's earthly bound nature that climbs to the top. In contrast, the fish half represents their depth and watery (sensitive, intuitive, and emotional) nature. A Capricorn man is the ultimate dream creator; drawing inspiration from his deep watery nature, he climbs onto land and makes something of himself.

Capricorn Men Are Ambitious

Capricorn men are grounded, practical, in control of their emotions, and steadily move toward one success after the other. These guys, like goats, are sure-footed, steady, dogged, and take pleasure in climbing the roughest terrains to reach the pinnacle of success. Capricorn men yearn to see the world from the top down and work hard to ensure their dreams come true.

Capricorn Men Can Be Materialistic

Success is the name of life's game for Capricorn men, and they want to enjoy the fruits of their labors. In today's modern world, that can mean driving an expensive car or living in a posh neighborhood. Still, a Capricorn man is not really concerned with status or money except as recognition and reward for his hard work.

Capricorn Men Crave Security

Capricorn, like Cancer, its opposite sign, craves security. Still, unlike Cancer, who finds this security in home and family, a Capricorn finds it in success after success. A Capricorn man feels secure knowing that he can and has achieved and accomplished and can take care of himself.

Capricorn Men and Emotions

Capricorn men are emotionally reserved, calm, serious, hardworking, ambitious, driven, take charge, and career-orientated individuals. Still, they have a surprisingly soft side. However, their sensitivity and compassion are often deliberately tucked away and hidden from view--unless you're a trusted friend, lover, or family member.

A Capricorn Man in Love

Capricorn men readily express their love and can be incredibly romantic. Still, his actions speak louder than his words. These guys will show their love and affection by being uber attentive, caring, giving, and loyal. A Capricorn man is not a playboy. He's a traditional man in romance and love--his goal is marriage, family, and home.

Capricorn Men Have Strong Sexual Stamina

While Capricorn men may appear stoic, they are actually exceptionally sexual and passionate. These are sensitive, sensual, and physical guys who take love and making love very seriously. Again, like their symbol, the sea-goat, Capricorn men are "randy as a goat," and, like a fish, they can immerse themselves completely in the emotions of sexual passions.

A Capricorn Husband and Father

father getting children ready at front door

A Capricorn husband and father has unbreakable loyalty and an iron-clad determination to secure a comfortable life for his wife and family. He wants to fulfill her dreams and give his kids the protection and affection he felt a lack of when he was a kid. He's a man who understands what it means to love, support and cherish forever.

A Capricorn Friend

You're lucky if a Capricorn man considers you his friend because you won't find a better friend. These guys are loyal and will stick with you through thick and thin and always seem to be there to help you when you're having problems. Plus, they have a fun and crazy side that comes out around their friends.

A Capricorn Man's Greatest Strengths

Understanding a Capricorn man is no easy feat. However, some things, like Capricorn's loyal and steadfast dedication to achieve their goals and meet their commitments, are the mainstays of their personalities. Whether it's work, family, or romance-oriented, you can count on a Capricorn man to be there in the end.

A Capricorn Mans' Greatest Weakness

Though Capricorn men have many wonderful traits, perhaps their most significant weakness is an inability to be vulnerable and their penchant for bottling up their feelings in an effort to protect themselves.

More Than a Capricorn

Capricorn men are hard to get to know and hard not to love and respect once you know them. Of course, understanding a male Capricorn male's behavior and attributing it to only one astrological sign can be a dicey prospect. Remember, every Capricorn man is much more than his Capricorn sun sign.

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