Capricorn: constellation, traits and mythology

Capricorn constellation traits and mythology


The constellation of Capricorn ( named “Capricornus”) is one of the smallest of the entire Zodiac. It’s located in the Austral Emisphere, bordered by the constellation of Aquarius (East), and the constellation of Sagittarius (West). The constellation is placed in an area of the sky called “The Sea” or “The Water”, consisting of many water-related constellations such as Aquarius, Pisces and Eridanus. Its shape looks like a triangle, and obviously, the Tropic of Capricorn takes its name from this constellation.

Capricorn Constellation traits and mythology


Under the mythologic aspect, Capricorn’s constellation is one of the oldest in the whole zodiac. It has been carefully studied and defined by ancient Greeks, but its roots are even older: suffice it to say that drawings of the constellation have been found on Babylonian tablets, dated more than 3.000 years ago!

From the same historical period, it comes the physical description of the Capricorn itself: the Sumerians gave their interpretation calling it Suhur-Mash-Ha, a goatfish. This description reached the greeks as “horned goat”, that became later the God Pan. This God was a womanizer and a lover of the sleep, and that’s why the Capricorn’s constellation is always associated to love and rest.

First fruits of Earth offered to Saturn, Capricorn

First Fruits of Earth Offered to Saturn, Christofano Gherardi  – Detail

Also, it’s believed that at the beginning, the Sagittarius’ constellation was originated from the Capricorn’s. That’s because Krotus, Sagittarius’ divinity, is Pan’s son; moreover, Pan’s flute is often related to Capricorn’s constellation.
Needless to say that Pan was one of the most important deities of the Greek Pantheon, so this constellation has A LOT of legends and myths in its background.

According to one of these myths, Capricorn’s constellation has been made by Zeus to honour Amalthea, transforming her in a group of stars.
There’s another interesting myth related to this sign. Pan, to escape from Typhon and stay alive, decided to transform himself into a goat and later into a fish. Zeus didn’t approve such a coward behaviour, so he decided to transform Pan into a group of stars as a punishment.

Capricorn constellation traits and mythology


We can say that this sign is the incarnation of the free man, both spiritually and physically. Capricorn is an Earth sign, concrete and efficient that knows no middle ways: it’s a complex sign to deal with.
Capricorn people are usually bashful and introvert, but they give all of themselves for those they love, becoming lovely and loyal. They have a lot of difficulties to make bonds due to their shyness. If you’re embraced by them consider yourself a very lucky person.

They’re usually not interested in having fun very much, they prefer their career, studies, job and reaching their personal purposes. They’re logic people, they apply their intelligence and take into account all the facts before making ANY decision.
Capricorn people love money, but they don’t go through them like water. They surely love all the advantages that money may give, but they prefer to save. They’re fond of vintage furniture, jewels and arts but it’s hard to find them spending money for these (unless it’s a great opportunity!).

These people are wise, disciplined and patient, but they may become stubborn when it’s about something they decided yet, as they rarely change their views.

Those who are lucky enough to have a bond with Capricorns know that they can always count on them. They’re loyal friends and they will never back out in any situation.

In relationships Capricorn’s people walk on eggshells: they’re immune to love at first sight and they hardly squander. I told you it’s hard to deal with them! But as every difficult thing, at the end of the run, you will be immensely paid back. These people are mature, sensible and don’t get carried away by fantasies. Their friends have faith in their judgement and frequently seek their advice.
Don’t aspect them to be sweet and lovely in public, they hate this.
Also, keep in mind that they love challenges and it’s easy to find them gripped by an impossible situation!

Capricorn’s natives usually benefit from good health and long-lived. They just have to pay attention to skin and joint, their weaker points in their old age.

Capricorn constellation traits and mythology


For Capricorn’s people career is a kind of mission: once they start, they rarely look back, working as hard as is required. These people are ambitious and hard-working, and they’re often admired for their discipline, respect and loyalty. The only “bad” thing is that when they’re building their career, they may exclude a bit their relationships becoming workaholic. They do take some time out to recharge their batteries, but the ongoing tasks will always be on the back of their minds.

Capricorn people as said before, know how to use their time and money well. A combination of their analytical mind and management skills make them suited for careers in finance, management, banking, law and administration.

When: 22nd December – 20th January
Element: Earth
Planet: Saturn
Colour: Black or Dark Brown
Material: Lead
Flower: Honeysuckle Crystal: Garnet

Capricorn constellation traits and mythology

Best Match.

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Virgo this couple has great projects in their mind. They will surely have a wonderful shared path, provided that they can overcome their shyness when they know each other. Capricorns partners are often more responsible, while Virgo partners are able to give great stability to the couple. Just be sure to add a bit of spicy sometimes to avoid boredom.

Emotional Plan: 5/5
Communication: 4,5/5
Sexual Plan: 4,5/5
Affinity: 4,5/5

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Taurus – Both Earth signs that are always looking for building something: that’s why this relationship starts with a solid foundation. Taurus usually believe that a great love story doesn’t work if there aren’t pretty good economic basis. In fact, both partners must work and have financial stability, otherwise argue will be on the agenda. Capricorn usually agrees with these conditions. Taurus will be the most passionate and sensual in the couple. Capricorn, be careful: don’t be too cynical, or Taurus may grow tired of you!

Emotional plan: 4/5
Communication: 3/5
Sexual plan: 4/5
Affinity: 4/5

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