An Earth sign without gimmick or frivolity, Capricorn is the straightedge, in-the-box sign among the Zodiac. True to its Taskmaster planet Saturn governance, the horned goat sticks to the path, ignoring the alluring smell of nearby roses. But what about their astrological arrangement makes them so frankly boring? And what can the suddenly panicking Capricorn reading this do about it? Let’s see what clarity we can uncover as we dive deep into the makings of a Capricorn.
Basic Truths: The Boundaries to the Goat’s Gate
If a quote could describe these hard-working, severely self-disciplined individuals it would be: For the system, by the system. No other Zodiac sits as well within the system, as do Capricorns. Maybe that’s why so many other Zodiacs find them to be a bit too inside the box. For sure, Capricorns read the Terms of Agreement. Or at least they wrote them.
Let’s pivot for a second. In addition to hard work, they thrive in the familial setting. It’s not the heart-to-heart that Capricorns gravitate towards. No, it’s more of the small talk during holidays. Maybe that’s why the sign range(Dec. 22 through Jan. 19) falls across several major Western holidays. But it’s not just the small talk that Capricorns add to family feasts. Enter: the ultimate, one-upping debbie-downer. Not only do they have the gloomiest outlook for every situation, they also have had a worse experience than you. Prepare to hear about it for the next few hours.
Maybe it’s their gloomy outlooks and general pessimism that drives Capricorns to learn every detail about everything. They literally have an answer for everything, removing any type of creativity or wonderment towards the world. They set the boundary between above average intelligence and an overly detailed encyclopedia. Nothing wrong with a smart goat, but it’s the need to demystify everything that sets the tone to lack luster.
Fellow Earthlings: Why are Taurus and Virgo So Chill?
Earth signs are naturally stoic and unyielding. They typically prefer practicality and hard work. Most often, those who fall under Earth Zodiacs are extremely loyal, often in long-term relationships and the employee with the most years in a company. Capricorn has two fellow Earth signs: Taurus and Virgo. How come they can be the life of the party, while Capricorn vacuums in the corner?
Tantalizing Taurus has the good fortune to be ruled by Venus, the planet of love and desire. Already a sign of archetype and the material, Taurus under Venus gussies opulence open and defines posh. A sign that can work hard to earn money and then spend it to out-do your vision board. Not to mention, those with the Taurus sign have a deep-seeded desire for intrigue and romance. This need for connection allows them to break from the traditional box setting of Capricorns.
Virgos, too, have an additional need that colors their world in hues outside of the mundane gray, brown, and black. With a compassion for humanity that has no rival among the Zodiacs, Virgos are the heart and soul of the grassroots. Whether its animals, social justice, the environment, or any other issue, those under the Virgo sign must have a purpose towards improving the system. Unfortunately, for Capricorns, the astrological goats can’t understand this passion and are sentenced to thinking the system is perfect.
Taskmaster Boss: How Saturn Gives Capricorns No Quarter
Stoic Saturn, ever the Taskmaster, stipulates a strict regime for his Capricorns. It may just be that this sixth planet is culpable for lack of flavor to the goat’s rigid, monotonous personality. But what specifically does Saturn impose upon its Zodiac flock?
For starters: a foreboding sense of guilt. Though it may seem duty keeps Capricorns toeing the line, really it’s fear. They have a celestially-assigned, pessimistic fear that any deviation from the rules will lead to catastrophe. But as long as they never did anything technically wrong, then even if the worst comes, the system, rather than themselves is to blame. It’s an interesting piece of the psychology and the astrological burden they bear for their successful places in society.
Maybe more impacting is the pool of inner demons Capricorns keep locked away under Saturn’s authority. Cold and distant, like their planet, Capricorns find heartfelt conversation especially difficult. Unable to talk about their past and hangups, their inner turmoil grows, while outwardly they appear painfully stone-like.
Retrogrades: A Recipe for Capricorn Disaster
When a planet or the moon is in retrograde, Capricorns are thrown in upheaval. All their instincts are tested, as their rarely tested emotions are on high. Again though, these astrological goats see fit to internalize their pain and push people away all the more. So while they aren’t all that boring in reality, they appear to be.
In June 2020, six planets, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto, will be in retrograde, putting all Zodiacs into a spiraling sense of reflection. None more than Capricorn, whose own planet will be sending it bad vibes. Take some time to care for the astrological goat in your life.
Advice for the Rigid Capricorn
What can be done to overcome seemingly celestial alignment to subjugate Capricorns to an existence of cold disconnect? Well, what can any of us do, when we feel stuck? Shake it up! Here’s an outgoing list of some tricks to try:
1. Break from the routine and live far from your schedule.
2. Meditate without intention.
3. Go dancing, or dance around the house.
4. Try automatic writing.
5. Take a break and breathe.