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More About Capricorn


Capricorns aren’t consumed by the need for attention, but are not immune to it. They simply don’t indulge in attention-seeking behavior. They don’t want attention for their looks or style or ingenuity. They don’t want to be admired, but they do want to be respected. They don’t want to be the center of attention. Instead it’s like they need to prove their own abilities to themselves.

Capricorns are constantly competing with themselves. They do want praise, though. Not adulation, just praise. Praise is a simple acknowledgment of a job well done. Praise is a pat on the back. They use this as validation to compensate for general feelings of incompetence and inferiority. They plow through adversity with blinders on until they reach success.


Capricorns are masters of discipline. The wringing of the hands, the constant reminders, the exacting structure, the ever-increasing goals, the tidal wave of self-criticism that lasts forever. They are the ultimate perfectionist. They can be so absorbed in their own internal monologue that it becomes impossible to get them to look away from themselves. Capricorns are often called “workaholics.”

They are incredibly pragmatic. They are rule followers with a highly developed moral compass. From a young age it is impressed upon them that their whole sense of worth and meaning is based on their ability to hunker down and force their way to the finish. This turns them into achievement junkies. Their drive to succeed is a reflection of their fear of failure. The most stressful time in a Capricorn’s life is when they question their own authority. When a Capricorn is in a position of power, they are most stable. When they’re put in a position where they have to cater to someone else’s agenda, they can become a little unhinged.

Capricorns collect responsibility. And they always seem to take it all on. Capricorns need to be the one to fix everything. Responsibility is their natural state. They have a “can do” attitude. They are the martyrs and the champions. They are the guardians and the judges. The team captains. The chief of chiefs. The general. The leader. But even as they lead the charge, Capricorns can feel like the loneliest people in the world. They wish to be completely self-sufficient, and are scared of depending on others.

Capricorn in Love, Sex and Romance

This is most relevant to Capricorn Venus and Mars, though Capricorn Suns may identify with some traits.


  1. It takes a Capricorn a while to develop a crush. You’ll probably have to become their best friend and drop subtle hints slowly over the years until one day they realize that they were in love with you all along.
  2. Get married.


Capricorns try hard to be good at whatever they attempt. This can be dispassionate, maybe mechanical. They may view sex as a math equation. Slightly disconnected from carnal undercurrents, but generally responsive to criticism.

Sex and romance are seen as a game of competition. Sex is not a time for pursuing feelings, but rather a game of skill. In the game of love, the winner is determined by the ability of one person to fulfill the other person’s fantasy. Capricorns are sophisticated lovers that have a good sense of humor and know how to be gentle and nurturing when the situation calls for it. They are slow to lose interest and can be a little too intense at times.


Capricorns don’t fall in love easily. It often takes some effort. Love is about making a proper emotional investment. They don’t like feeling emotionally dependent on anyone else so they often keep their distance. They can be awkward around romance. They can be awkward around expressing their feelings. It takes them a while to understand what their feelings are. Their romantic exploits are almost platonic partnerships.

They might not express their affections overtly, but Capricorns are quite sentimental. They value family, tradition, and stability. They want to take life seriously. They want to build something real.

Capricorns want to be responsible for something, and that is the most intimate act of all. Love is the end result of this deep desire. It is a way to make a commitment.

Their emotional maturity can be seen in their ability to harness their baser feelings into something constructive. Their disciplined nature is a necessity in the face of raw, animalistic sexual desire. To know a Capricorn is to know that they’re grounded, but that does not mean they aren’t sensitive to the warmth of another person’s touch. It just means that they can control it.


Capricorns do not want your mess. They admire other people who are self-sufficient, who inspire them in some way. Capricorns are motivated by respect. They are drawn to people who give them the sense that they know something, or who have an exceptional understanding of some arcane corner of the world. They will be impressed if you can speak to technical details or philosophical matters with aplomb. They will find you cute if you can discuss the latest developments in the music industry or the art world. They will be deeply intrigued if you can talk to them about the history of the American political system or the latest findings of quantum physics.

Capricorns want to be the one to take the lead, because they have a desire to control and command a situation. They want to direct the scene. They aren’t attracted to people who’re a little bit on the loose side. They’re much more interested in people who are guarded, not overly emotional or dramatic. People who are more even-keeled. Capricorns are attracted to people who share the same values as them, or at least respect those values.

Capricorn in Friendship


Capricorns are ambitious and have a “push yourself to succeed” work ethic that can often rub other people the wrong way. But they do have their tender side. They can be deeply emotional under the glossy veneer of their “adulting.” They are caring and have a softness that gets buried in the rocky terrain of their exterior. They are taciturn by design, not by nature.

They are very practical. It may seem like they don’t really care about their friends’ feelings, but they will do anything they can to help them succeed. They don’t want to be wasteful with their resources, and think about how each of their actions will affect the future.

Capricorns are also very emotionally dependable. They will be there for you when you need them, and you can be certain that they won’t freak out on you. They know that being dependable is a sign of respect.


Capricorns are incredibly loyal friends and expect as much from other people. Capricorns have a high need for security. They like structure and repetition. They want to know what to expect in stable, scheduled increments. They need to know that their environment is reliable.

Capricorns need purpose in everything they do, and will only dedicate themselves to people, projects, and ideas that revolve around their values. If their motive is questionable, they will refuse to be associated with a situation.