The planets in Astrology all represent different aspects and areas of our lives. When analysing the natal planets in Capricorn, we can learn a lot about those with natal placements under this sign. Additionally, we can gain a lot of insight into the ways in which they think and behave. Whilst we can gather a lot based on which sign the planet resides in, it doesn’t offer us the full picture. In order to get a more personal reading, the house in which the planets and signs reside are significant, along with any significant planetary aspects. On top of this, some astrological placements in our charts have a stronger influence on us than others.
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Ruling Planet: Saturn
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the unusual mythical creature, the Sea-Goat: the upper body of a goat and the tail of a fish. This animal reflects the logically steady nature of Capricorn but also their smooth movement. As a Cardinal, Earth Sign, Capricorn’s are easily recognised by their impersonal drive to get things done and organised nature. Capricorn is highly self-controlled, cautious and ambitions. It’s direct and straight-forward with it’s approach and intentions and doesn’t like to beat around the bush. The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn (or Cronus in Greek mythology), known as the tester and God of generation, agriculture, wealth and liberation.
The Sun in Astrology represents ones ego and strength. It is at the heart and centre of our solar system, and is usually the Astrological body that people are most familiar with. The Sun in our birth charts is associated with self-identity and our soul path. It provides some form of direction as to where we are headed in life, and the general strengths/weaknesses that guide us there. Our Sun sign is our inner motivation. It shines light on the ways that we view life and our expectations from it. Tropical Capricorn season starts on the 22nd December and lasts until the 20th January.
THE SUN IN CAPRICORN governs a person born from December 21st to January 21st. Capricorn rules the bones, skin, knees and physical body. Those with a Capricorn Sun are recognised for being patient, persistent and very much concerned with their public image. Capricorn Sun’s strive to achieve and attain, believing that the success, prestige and honour that comes after will make them recognisable, or even admired. Like the mountain Goat, they are slow, steady and calculated. Capricorns are responsible and determined. When their eyes are set on a target or objective, nothing will stop them from achieving. Regardless of how long and how hard they have to work, Capricorn Suns are willing to do whatever it takes.
Capricorn Suns tend to come across as rather serious characters. They are straightforward and direct with their thoughts and intentions, following a ‘don’t waste my time and I won’t waste yours‘ philosophy. They certainly don’t beat around the bush, and would rather face problems head on, openly and honestly. Capricorn Sun’s will not fake their emotions to make others comfortable. If they don’t like you or aren’t happy, you’re sure to know about it without them having to say very much. Their face and attitude will give it all away. And if it doesn’t? They’ll let you know in a very straight-up manner.
Capricorns are leaders. They’re resilient, persistent, patient. Dependable and integral. They don’t like feeling powerless at the hands of authority, but are more likely to follow the rules (or create their own) than rebel. Money is important to Capricorn’s, but not because of materialistic needs. To a Capricorn, money is a symbol of freedom, power and strength. Capricorn’s crave respect and are great at being figures of authority. However, Capricorn’s tendency to be hard on people and inflict impossibly high standards on others often falls on their own shoulders as well. They have a tendency to believe that they know what’s best for other people. It’s very Capricorn-like to assume that the people around them operate to a certain standard, because they themselves behave in such a way.
The Moon represents protective, nurturing and ‘motherly’ instincts. It governs our internal feelings and emotional needs, our intuition and reactions. The Moon is a passive and submissive celestial body. The positioning of it in our charts can offer insight into our internal moods and emotions that we don’t typically share with the outer world. By overviewing this placement, we can address where we are subject to emotional fluctuations, and the areas in which we are most sensitive.
THE MOON IN CAPRICORN is considered in detriment because its opposite its natal positioning in Cancer. The energies and nature of Capricorn works against the Moon here. The Moon in Capricorn yearns for security, organisation and structure. A native with this positioning is likely to be strongly ambitions, and takes great pride in their accomplishments. You could say they almost equate their self worth with what they have achieved in life. Getting recognition for such achievements and being noticed as someone who works hard, and is rewarded for such work, is important to them.
This natal placement is particularly difficult when it comes to expressing sensitive and self-nurturing emotions. People with this placement tend to bury their emotions that aren’t considered ‘practical’ within their subconscious. They tend to view vulnerability as a weakness, and a distraction from things that are actually important. However, the suppression of these emotions and not allowing themselves to express how they feel freely, can cause them to wallow in self-criticism, negativity and judgement. Capricorn Moon’s tend to be quite hard on themselves. They hold themselves to a high standard because they know what they’re capable of, and won’t allow themselves to slip below this standard.
More often than not, Capricorn Moon’s will put themselves to work or draw their focus in on a project in order to distract themselves from their feelings. Examples of this could be a Capricorn Moon throwing themselves into new hobbies, activities and work after receiving bad news, or committing themselves to a structured gym and healthy eating scheme when feeling angry or sad.
The challenge for Capricorn Moon’s is to find the strength in vulnerability and fully address their emotions face to face, rather than burying them and distracting themselves with structure and routine. Constantly looking for an outlet for their feelings stops them from actually having to deal with their emotions to a deeper level.
Mercury in Astrology is at home in Gemini and Virgo, and rules the mind, communication and logic. Our Mercury sign tells us about the ways in which we think and learn, and how we intellectually express ourselves. The positioning of Mercury in a birth chart reveals a persons mentality, and indicates the way in which they reason and communicate through speech, writing, learning and reading.
MERCURY IN CAPRICORN is structured and understands the world by organising thoughts, ideas and concepts. They are highly methodical but may be slow in their thinking. They typically see things from a glass half empty perspective. Whilst this comes from a place of practicality and realism, others may interpret it as pessimism. They are highly reliable and value their reputation and they way that others view them. This causes them to be very calculated in the way that they present themselves to others, deeply thinking about their words and actions in order to keep control of the way in which others perceive them. They are alert and observant rather that reactive and responsive.
Mercury in Capricorn wants results and outcomes from all decisions, projects and plans. They are productive and can come across as authoritative due to their need for control. Whilst they don’t seek to control others, their critical opinion of themselves and others may cause people to present their best selves around them. It’s certainly not a great feeling to be judged by a Capricorn Mercury native as everyone is aware of their high standards.
Mercury in Capricorn is defensive against emotional speech and certainly wont allow themselves to speak too much or say the wrong thing because their emotions are fluctuating. They have a natural ability to keep their cool in the presence of chaos and still be strong, reliable figures. Mercury in Capricorn natives are expert planners and organisers, particularly when it comes to long term affairs of anything that requires a keen eye for detail. They are observant and tend to notice things that others don’t.
Venus is refined and civilised. The planet of love, pleasure, femininity and beauty is often associated with aesthetics, luxury, materialism and marriage. Venus rules social activity which is vital in the formation of our close and romantic relationships. The ways in which we are viewed by others in social settings can be suggested through our natal Venus placement. This placement shows us the areas of life in which we gain pleasure.
VENUS IN CAPRICORN are cautious with all areas that concern their emotions, vulnerability and finances. A natal Capricorn Venus is reserved and restrictive. Whilst Venus is loving and playful, Capricorn is critical. A native with this placement will often suppress their feelings out of fear of being vulnerable. Vulnerability is often seen as handing their power over to someone else and losing control. Venus in Capricorn is a sensitive, structured and pragmatic love. Whilst they are committed to those that they care about, they are often perceived as boring because their gestures are typically more awkward and sensible rather than romantic.
Those with a Capricorn Venus are fiercely protective over themselves and of course their loved ones. They are often traditional and defensive in nature. Their loyalty comes from a place of being open and up-front about dwindling feelings, rather than from a place of not wanting to hurt someones heart. If they no longer see benefits towards a friendship/relationship, they’d rather just be honest than sneak around. A Capricorn Venus native may be highly conscious of how their relationships look to outsiders. They tend to be status-oriented and strive for a ‘power couple’ image. A Capricorn Venus friend or lover will motivate you greatly. If they’re succeeding they want you to be alongside them, winning as well.
People with this natal placement may struggle to have relationships in which they are on an equal level with others due to their connection with power. Their desire for control can manifest itself as refined life schedules, picture-perfect homes or heavily organised offices. A Capricorn Venus is likely to find good friends, or even partners, at their workplace or through professional collaboration. Relationships with bosses or other authority figures isn’t uncommon. Venus in Capricorn is classic and traditional. People with this placement don’t tend to be drawn to modern trends or what’s currently popular, and crave substance over surface-level beauty.
The planet Mars represents drive, action, determination and passion. The red planet rules our natural and instinctive urges, and is often associated with sexuality, courage and aggression. Mars has a dominating and powerful presence. Mars in our birth chart indicates the areas and ways in which we assert ourselves. It provides insight into our motivations and what causes us to become frustrated when these forces are blocked.
MARS IN CAPRICORN is greatly self disciplined and often intimidating. Mars is exalted here, making this a greatly powerful placement for a native to have. As a malefic planet, Mars is able to find stable ground in Capricorn, operating in a dynamic yet healthy way. The structure and calculated nature of Capricorn is enough to balance the impulsivity of Mars. Native’s with this placement are logical, driven and in favour of long-term rewards over quick achievements. They are greatly prideful, ruthlessly determined and tend to work simply for the sake of working (workaholics!).
Mars in Capricorn has great endurance and is notably ambitious. There is a strong desire for power and control here which can manifest itself as strict and restrictive bosses and leaders. Mars in Capricorn natives are likely to let authority get to their heads and behave obnoxiously. They are more likely than others to find themselves in the presence of powerful and influential people.
Mars connected with the 10th house is greatly beneficial in matters regarding long term plans, career and public image. Individuals with this placement will have a strong gradual climb through their workplace, and are greatly methodical. They leave very little to chance and spontaneity, and would rather plan to ensure their desired outcome. Mars in Capricorn natives have a great sense of duty and responsibility, and won’t shy away from doing things for others when asked. They don’t tend to respond too well as employees as they typically have a CEO mindset. They aren’t receptive to the critique of others and don’t particularly like following orders, especially when they believe that their instructions should be carried out differently. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy to get under their skin. They aren’t quick tempered and would rather be better than someone instead of resentful towards them.
Sexually, Mars in Capricorn natives are likely to explore fetishes that incorporate control. When they aren’t exerting their energy into their careers, they’re always willing to bring their ambitiousness to the bedroom. However, this also means that poor performance or tougher periods at work will certainly kill their sex drive at home. They are explorative and driven lovers, however keeping this part of themselves hidden from outsiders is of upmost importance. Mars In Capricorn natives tend to be heavily private about their personal lives and want to be taken seriously. They are able to go through long periods without any sexual activity if other areas of their lives, such as work, requires their full attention. Suppressing ones libido is a specialty for Mars in Capricorn.
The largest planet in our solar system rules strength, expansion, development, wealth and luck. Jupiter assists us in formulating our ideology, and rules philosophy, law and religion, higher education, long-distance travel and indulgence. The area in which Jupiter resides in our birth chart, offers insight into the areas of our lives in which we are likely to receive good luck. Additionally, Jupiter reveals how we enjoy spending our free time and assess our ethical and moral judgement.
JUPITER IN CAPRICORN is in fall, meaning it is directly opposite its exalted positioning (Jupiter in Cancer) and functioning in a weaker state. A person with this natal positioning may find themselves very likeable in work settings. They are optimistic about their future, because they know with hard work things will align in their favour. Better yet, they can make things work in their favour. The expansive Jupiter in Capricorn often makes for a conservative individual, whether that be with their views, aesthetic, time or work. Maintaining relationships with older, maturer figures in their lives is important. They love having a mentor and truly respect words from those wiser and more accomplished than them.
Jupiter in Capricorn natives believe in creating a legacy to be remembered by. However, the leap-of-faith ‘just go for it‘ attitude which Jupiter encourages is diluted in favour of concrete planning. Such natives may be considered rigid, traditional and serious. They’re smart in their decision making, and will never commit to something without upfront evidence that they’ll benefit from it. Jupiter located in this Earth sign operates realistically rather than from fantasy. Natives are leaders with great ambition and a thirst for power.
With the energies of Capricorn combined with Jupiters influence, Jupiter in Capricorn natives can be highly successful individuals. Their hard work combined with a little luck, a push to reach their fullest potential and explorative view of themselves and the world, makes them unstoppable in accomplishing their goals. This placement operating in its highest power makes for dreams becoming reality.
Saturn in Astrology represents the opposite of Jupiter: limitations, structure and reduction. The planet itself is rather conservative and practical. Saturn is at home with this placement as he is the natal ruler of Capricorn. Where Saturn resides in our birth charts, indicates the areas in which we need to be disciplined and responsible. We can gain more insight about Saturn in our charts by analysing the house in which it resides. Saturn doesn’t necessarily dish out our problems and hardships, but faces us with the consequences of them. Saturn implores us to be realistic with our expectations. It grounds us and shows us the areas in life in which we need to implement rules and take more care. Like a teacher, Saturn guides us by encouraging structure in our lives, and allows us to measure what we have done with our time on Earth.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN is solid, powerful, productive and serious. Natives of this placement are highly determined, and have a thirst for success which rarely falters under time and constraints. They thrive under pressure, and aren’t discouraged by failing. Being experts at setting personal boundaries is one of their greatest strengths. They always have a rooted sense of stability, and won’t allow others to take advantage of them.
Putting pressure on their own shoulders and holding themselves to exceedingly high standards is a great weakness of this placement. Saturn in Capricorn individuals often feel as though they’ve got a million responsibilities at once. It may appear as though they’re coping and getting things done, but mentally they’re extremely hard on themselves. Not only are they prone to stress, but they aren’t likely to share such feelings with others. They would rather press on without worrying about their emotions. Those born with Saturn in Capricorn are hesitant to share their workload with others, as they often believe it’s nothing that they can’t handle on their own. Whilst they know that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to, they’re critical of themselves if they fall off track or get distracted.
Saturn in Capricorn natives often conform to what people expect of them. They don’t often step outside of lines and boundaries, as they believe that rules are made to be followed. In the eyes of a Saturn in Capricorn native, order makes thinks run smoothly and as they should. When it comes to love and praise, they feel as though they it should be earned through accomplishment and achievement. This is the same with self love, which they aren’t likely to express if they aren’t operating at the standard they have set for themselves.
Known as the awakener and the first of the outer planets, Uranus rules break-throughs and insights. Uranus is a slow moving planet, spending around seven years in each sign. This means its influence tends to exert itself on a generational basis. Uranus is associated with self-awareness, change, progression, revolution and rebellion. When reading our Uranus placements, it’s important to acknowledge what it is that we need to be aware of or awakened to. Doing this will allow us to break free of the restrictions we place on ourselves.
URANUS IN CAPRICORN makes for a highly innovative leader who can shake the world and influence society with their ideas. Individuals with such placements could find themselves becoming greatly powerful and influential leaders. Their ideas, management and hard work brings along great successes. Uranus in Capricorn doesn’t enjoy stepping out of their comfort zones. As leaders, they tend to micromanage, and be highly strict and authoritative. This is because they don’t completely trust others to do jobs that they know they could execute better themselves. When it comes to their work, they like things done their way and aren’t too thrilled about compromising.
Whilst Uranus in Capricorn individuals don’t shy away from a challenge, they don’t cope too well with the idea of change. Any changes should come from planning and logic rather than spontaneity. Due to their ‘always prepared for anything’ nature, unpredictability can really stress them out. Whilst they certainly aren’t reckless, they have a knack for putting everything on the line to accomplish a goal that they’re sure will work out. Lucky for them, more often than not they’re successful and are rewarded for their (calculated) risk taking.
Rather than breaking rules, Uranus in Capricorn natives often find ways to implement their own rules, and do things in their own way. They have a greater chance of transitioning through societies social barriers, and gaining a higher status throughout their life. They are more likely than others to be welcomed by people in high positions of power, wealth and status. Uranus in Capricorn natives are encouraged and challenged to loosen their grips on the reigns of life. It’s easy to miss the smaller, intimate and personal events in ones life if you’re constantly charging ahead, chasing the bigger picture.
Neptune, the planet of inspiration and spirituality, rules our dreams and subconscious. She is intuitive and posses psychic abilities. Neptune is at home in Pisces in the 12th house. It takes Neptune around 165 years to complete an orbit; meaning it spends around 14 years in each sign. Neptune can be considered a gateway to spirituality. It is the planet of illusion, and similarly to Venus, governs fine arts. Neptune has nothing to do with the tangible world we live in, but everything that’s beyond this. Neptune is magical and holds strong connections with the ethereal body and auras. She encourages us to be deeply intuitive, compassionate and sensitive.
NEPTUNE IN CAPRICORN natives tend to feel a sense of hopelessness. They’re hard workers, but rarely feel completely satisfied as they always find areas about themselves which they believe needs improvement. Neptune in Capricorn influences an individual to focus on their future, their dreams and their inner spirit. This planet encourages us to find a deeper sense of fulfilment, which is often something that Neptune in Capricorn struggles with. Individuals with this natal placement frequently find themselves going through states of transformation. They have a bright optimism regarding life and their abilities, but often find themselves wishing that life rewarded them more for their hard work.
Natal Neptune in Capricorn individuals are able to find a good balance between intuition and strategy. They follow their hearts and strive towards goals that their souls direct them towards. These individuals may find that they are skilled at dream interpretation, and aren’t as prone to daydreaming. There is a bold line between dreams and reality. Whilst they’re able to appreciate both, the two rarely cross over, allowing a Neptune in Capricorn individual to keep their head straight. The shadow side of this aspect governs an individual that is often selfish and stubborn in their beliefs. The Neptunian energies being ‘straightened out’ by Capricorn, could cause a native to believe that their views are the only reality that matters. Getting a taste of authority could take a dark turn if native chose to exert power over those who are generally weaker than them.
Neptune in Capricorn natives are determined individuals who are able to align their passions with their career. This gives them a greater sense of job satisfaction, as their job isn’t just something they feel they have to do for money. They’re able to express themselves in practical and often authoritative ways, yet remain strategic in the information they choose to reveal. More often than not, Neptune in Capricorn is able to influence the thoughts of other people. They’re able to impose their opinions on other people whether they intentionally mean to do so or not. This isn’t done so in a forceful manner. Natives of this placement have an authoritative and captivating energy which commands others to listen to them. Their overall persona often commands respect and support from others.
Despite being recently categorised as a dwarf planet, Pluto’s astrological influence is huge. He takes an approximate 248 years to complete his orbit, meaning his influence is exerted over large generations at a time. Pluto is associated with the boundary between one life form to another, transformation and secrecy. This mysterious planet has a reputation for bringing along destruction, obsession and the naked truth. His mission is to transform the deepest parts of us. In order to do this, discomfort is inevitable. The planet itself isn’t negative, but the ways in which we harness its energies, and the ‘gone wrong’ shadow side of this planet in our signs sure can be.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN works best alone, where a native feels completely in control and free to do things in ways that they feel is best. They are focused, intentional with their movements, and hungry for success. Individuals with this placement are able to direct the intense powers of Pluto towards the areas in their life which requires such focus. Both Pluto and Capricorn are concerned with power and success. Pluto is highly concerned with evolution of the soul. On the other hand, Capricorns concerns are typically external and surface level. It may take a Pluto in Capricorn native more effort than others when going on their transformative journey.
A Natal Pluto in Capricorn individual should pride themselves on their resilience. They’re also great at prioritising. Such natives know when’s the right time to be selfish in order to get to where they deserve to be in life. However, they often tread over the line of being selfish at the expense of others. They often adopt a stony and cold exterior, as they shun their emotions in case they get in the way of their material, financial or professional progress. This may leave room for apathetic interaction or behaviour if they aren’t careful and self-aware.
Individuals with this natal placement know exactly how to pick themselves up and get back on the horse. They’re highly intellectual, and often seek answers and truth to the worlds most mysterious, unanswered questions. They may be seen as afraid of commitment. This isn’t so much because a Pluto in Capricorn native can’t commit, but because they don’t want to. If they cannot see any benefit to a situation beforehand, they certainly won’t get themselves involved. Doing things with no purpose, for no reason simply isn’t their forte.