Capricorn is the tenth Sign of the Zodiac. After Scorpio and Sagittarius' discovery of other people through emotion and intellect, Capricorn focuses on ascending through life through hard work. People born under this Sign are both ambitious and disciplined; determined and dedicated to achieving their goals. They are also practical and realistic, cautious not to get in over their heads. As the tenth Sign, Capricorn also rules the tenth House: the House of Social Status.

The Astrological Symbol of Capricorn is the Sea Goat. They start from the Sea and ascend to the highest mountain tops, working their way upward with every step. While the path is not always smooth, their determination to succeed ensures they will push on. They can also be rigid and unforgiving when others stand in their way. They are business leaders, often starting businesses or coming up with new ideas. In this way, Capricorn exemplifies the Cardinal Quality assigned to it. They are conservative, rarely risking too much, but their tendency toward conformity make stifle them at times. Their organizational ability combines with their diligence to help them achieve, but they can be narrow-minded and over-critical of people not as ambitious as they are. Within the Zodiac, Capricorn is opposite Cancer, the Sign of Home. Cancer finds status within the family, while Capricorn is about social status. Their business achievement and reputation as solid citizens helps them reach a high position in society, but they may also be moralistic toward others.

Capricorn is ruled by the Planet Saturn. In ancient Roman mythology, Saturn (and his Greek equivalent, Cronus) was the father of many of the Gods, including Zeus. Saturn is about discipline, hard work, and responsibility. It rules both Capricorn and Aquarius; Capricorn is the feminine, or night aspect and Aquarius is the masculine, or day. Both Signs are about achieving goals through hard work, but Aquarius works hard to achieve their visions, while Capricorn uses hard work to gain authority and social status. Appearances are important. As a result, Capricorn is loyal and charitable, self-controlled and self-reliant, but this may also lead to inhibition or fatalism. They are dependable and serious, never giving up on their goals. Other people may see their ambition as domineering or a reflection of egotism, but they are patient and purposeful when working toward what they want.

The Element associated with Capricorn is Earth. Earth Signs are practical: they tend to respond to the world through practicality, rather than physical action, intellect, or emotion. They are the businessmen of the Zodiac, and when Earth is combined with the action-oriented Element of Fire, they become the Capricorns who start businesses and lead companies. Capricorns are economical and scrupulous, but they can also be materialistic and greedy. They tend to be conventional, rather than rebellious or flashy. Capricorns are among the responsible and traditional Signs. They are generally reserved, careful, and stable. Sometimes they may be overly critical, even bossy, but this is due to their strong desire to achieve their goals and not to a desire to be rude. In fact, Capricorns are generally polite because they understand that making enemies will not help them achieve in life.

Romantic Profile : The worker bees of the Zodiac are Capricorns, an ambitious and determined lot who are willing to do what it takes to get what they want. Sounds like this work could be fun where love is concerned, especially if the payoff is silky sweet. Much like the Sea Goat which symbolizes the members of this sign, Capricorn is forever climbing and reaching for greater heights. Where a lover is concerned, the crescendo of dating, romance and mating can be electric, indeed. The Sea Goat is also organized and is happy to craft a beautiful romance for that special someone. Social status is also important to Capricorn, so it's more than likely that the mating game will involve a healthy dose of glamour and dazzle. Yes, power is a strong aphrodisiac for the sleek Sea Goat, and in return, their lover will get a most devoted and grateful partner. The often traditional, somewhat reserved and usually cautious Sea Goat is certain to take some time to size up the stakes in the game of love. Capricorn knows what they want, and once they fix their eyes on the prize, will work hard to get it. These folks are winners and often attract the same. They also like things to be orderly and pretty, and know that they'll get much more with honey than with vinegar. Focused as they are on appearances, Capricorn is likely to lure an attractive lover and one will give them the full flush of love. Nothing could be sexier! The smart Sea Goat enjoys combining the practical and the romantic, which means that anything a deux is likely to combine both work and play. Toiling with this prancing animal, though, can be loads of fun.

Relationships: Where the "us" thing is concerned, Capricorn keeps the ground rules pretty simple: those with money, power and the trappings of success should step up to the plate. A relationship with the Sea Goat does cut both ways, for those born under this sign will work hard at taking a union with the right person to newer and continually greater heights. If their lover can throw in a dash of excitement along the way, all the better, since the Sea Goat loves a splashy social occasion and the chance to flash some finery. A bit of solidity along with excitement and passion is just the right mix. In the ideal relationship, the Sea Goat is a wellspring of love, a lover who can give of themselves completely and protect the object of their affections. Capricorn's ideal soulmate is at the top of their game and willing to take the Sea Goat along for this stylish ride.

Love: Love can at times be difficult for these folks. This measure of mistrust might well be attributed to a fear of losing onself in affairs of the heart. The good news is that with the right one, the Sea Goat positively blooms in love and is a loyal and devoted partner. When they give, their love is total. Not only that, it's also delicious for both, since Capricorns can easily engage in dreamy states where their lover's complete satisfaction is all that's on their mind. This can mean creating a beautiful home (although it's likely to be with their lover's money) or being the perfect partner at a party. Love is a blissful state for the Sea Goat and one which they will work hard to keep.

Sexuality: Behind that cool Capricorn exterior lies a white-hot interior waiting to be discovered by a worthy lover. Splendor beneath the sheets is likely to be a straightahead affair for the Sea Goat, since this practical, earthy sort doesn't need anything flashy or fancy to get aroused. The arousal here is from being happily in love, since love and sex do go hand in hand for Capricorn. The Sea Goat is a persistent, passionate and loyal lover, so whoever is on the receiving end is in for a guaranteed good time. While Capricorns abhor being dependent on their lover, they would certainly like to be nurtured by them and exposed to new levels of delight. There is no doubting that the frisky Sea Goat can explode with an understanding, strong and libidinous partner.

What Capricorn Needs: The competitive streak in the Sea Goat means that they are attracted to a game that's fun, and also one which they can probably win. It's likely that their sights will be fixed on someone classy and sexy, and also with plenty of money and tales of success to turn heads, including theirs. The right partner is also responsive and has their feet planted firmly on the ground, as they do. If the Sea Goat's mate can both chill them out and bring them out, it could be a match made in sexy heaven. The Capricorn lover sets goals, works hard and won't be denied. They are ambitious yet devoted, an intense (often internal) flame waiting to burn for the right person. Those lucky enough to latch on will have a winner in their midst, and a fun one at that!

Love Compatibility: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn & Pisces

Capricorn Career Profile : The workhorse of the Zodiac has arrived! No matter that it's a frisky little Goat -- this animal packs a wallop in the workplace. Practical, conservative (watch that bottom line!) Capricorns enjoy working hard and getting things done, and their patience and smarts help them persevere where others might give up. Those born under this sign are comfortable as leaders and actually prefer this role, since it gives them a measure of control which is soothing. The Goat is utterly responsible and great at rallying the troops in a way that brings out the best in everyone. They also crave independence and would feel just fine in an Ivory Tower office, directing the battle down below.

The solid, Earth-bound Goat doesn't need an entourage in the workplace -- a few trusted colleagues are much better. Traditionalists that they are, Capricorns also value image and are likely to insist that co-workers, as well as themselves, look as respectable as they are. Capricorns are highly organized, so that being on their team is a study in cool efficiency. It's unlikely that the team will unravel, since the Goat knows how to do the right thing (again, for everyone) and is happy to carry a heavy load.

All this hard work can be pretty exhausting, which is why the Goat is advised to relax every now and again. "Relax? What a concept!" says the naive Goat, as if this couldn't be. Well, it should be, since Capricorns who remember to take care of their inner selves and let others shoulder some of the burden will do much better in the long run. Capricorns are well suited as general, administrator, minister, manager, computer wizard and engineer.