How to recognize CAPRICORN
Its anything but a breeze to grasp the Capricorn character.
You'll learn to recognize this sun sign, but you'll
need some preliminary practice. Study the quire spider
in the corner. He hasn't chance against the fast-flying
insects. But they get caught in his cleverly spun web-
and the spider wins. Remember Aesop's slow tortoise,
humorously crawling in that race. He hasn't chance against
the quick, bright hare. But the flighty hare goes in
all directions, for getting the goal-the tortoise wins.
Observe the goat, as he scales the mountainside. He
hasn't a chance against the strategy of the smarter
humans who pursue him. But the hunters fall behind as
the sturdy goat climbs determinedly from crag to crag
on his uniquely designed hooves and the goat wins.
Now study a Capricorn. Where will you find him? Just
about anywhere he can advance or improve himself. Anywhere
he can get ahead and further his secret ambition. Try
a social gathering. The Capricorn is not a carefree
party type, but the goat we're studying is a social
climber as well as a mountain climber. Pick a mixed
group, preferably in the upper income level. You can
also try the middle income level, but the lower you
go beneath that, the smaller your chance of finding
a Capricorn. He probably won't be wearing a lamp shade
on his head, tap dancing or calling attention to himself
in any way; he'll be the admiring spectator in the background.
You may not even notice him at first as he quietly and
calmly watches all the flashy, pushy, charming, aggressive
and brilliant personalities around him. Everyone in
the group will seem to have superior equipment for the
race-any race. Lots of them are bluffing, some of them
are afraid, but they're all highly polished and the
Capricorn doesn't seem to have a chance against them.
Yet, he will win.
Another confession. As an Aries, I hate to take direction.
No Aries writer can stand to have anyone edit his work.
Recently, it was suggested that a Capricorn woman go
over some material I had written, I was infuriated.
Outwardly I agreed, but secretly I decided that she
wasn't going to change a single word of the product
of my genius. I would only pretend to go along. She
made her suggestions quietly, almost timidly, and against
my will I saw only too clearly how intelligent they
were. Why hadn't I thought of cutting that phrase and
changing that word myself? After I had grudgingly followed
her instructions to the letter, the improvement in the
material was painfully obvious. Capricorn won again.
I've finally made up my aggressive Aries mind that
it's no use to fight them; you might as well do the
same thing. Pity the high pressure salesman who sizes
up his Capricorn pigeon and thinks, "This guy is
a pushover. I can sell him the Brooklyn Bridge. "He
has a lot to learn.
Since the goat merges into the group so gently, unconsciously
camouflaging him self into the background, it's not
always easy to recognize the physical characteristics
of this sun sign. Capricorn can be stocky and muscular,
thin and wiry or plump and soft. But no matter how the
body is shaped, the goat will give the impression of
being rooted to the spot, until he decides to move to
another spot. Generally, Saturn people have straight,
lank, dark hair, dark steady eyes, and swarthy olive
or tan complexions. You'll see Capricorns with curly
blonde hair and blue eyes, but watch them closely. Honestly
now, don't they really look as if they should have been
born with dark hair, eyes and skin? It's delicate point,
but valid. Take Marlene Dietrich, for example. Dresden
china complexion, green eyes and corn silk hair. Look
again. Observe her calm, deliberate actions. Listen
to her deep, throaty voice. Note her legendary tough
business head and her earthy ambition. Aren't these
more synonymous with steady, reliable image of a brunette?
Master this subtlety and you'll never be fooled by the
appearance of a Capricorn.
Capricorn have an enormous admiration for those who
have preceded them to the top of the mountain. And who
have laid down the laws for the journey. They court
success; they respect authority and honor tradition.
Lots of energetic, impulsive people label them snobbish
and stuffy. The goat could conversely label his critics
rash and foolish, but usually he's too wise to make
unnecessary enemies by indulging in such self-defense.
The Saturn-ruled submit. They agree. They adapt. Or
do they just appear to do so? Capricorn allows others
to walk in front of him, but he often gets there first,
against all logic. He's careful to avoid the obstacles,
the sharp rocks. No wonder he seldom stumbles. His eyes
aren't fastened on the stars. He keeps his gaze fastened
ahead, and his feet firmly planted on the ground. Jealousy,
passion, impulse, anger frivolity, waste, laziness,
carelessness- are all obstacles. Let others trip and
fall over them. Not Capricorn. He may glance briefly
behind him with pity for the failures, or in grateful
tribute for past advice and help, but he'll soon continue
his steady upward climb and help, but he'll soon continue
his steady upward climb until goal is reached.
An occasional Capricorn will forget to hide his ambition
and refuse to work unless he's at the head of things.
Then he becomes a stubborn goat who insists on staring
at the top of the ladder, where he feels he belongs.
Naturally, such an attitude produces a gloomy, pessimistic,
cold and selfish person who's impossible to satisfy.
But a couple of hard bumps usually suffice to set him
on the right path.
Young Capricorns are typically more contented than
older Capricorns, and there's good reason. In almost
Chinese-fashion, the Saturn-ruled youngsters idolize
ancestors and elders. Respect for the wisdom of age
and experience is ingrained in the saturnine nature.
When they mature and the "honorable ancestors''
and the old folks are gone, the wild actions of the
modern generation can frighten and bewilder the conservative
goats. They go about saying, 'Tch, tch! Shaking their
heads and murmuring about the good old days. Luckily,
however, a fair percentage of them adapt to meet the
challenge. It's a warm thing to watch a gray-haired
Capricorn cheerfully cavorting with youth, learning
for the first time the joys of childhood he missed as
a serious youngster. Older Capricorns either behave
like frustrated dill pickles, or they happily roll hoops
and dance the boogaloo. A few of them, caught in the
uncomfortable middle, grin with suppressed excitement
as they sit on the sidelines and tap their feet in time
to the music, but never quite gather the courage to
jump on the carousel.
You may read that Capricorns marry for money or social
position. That's an exaggeration, though I will say
that it was doubtless a Capricorn who remarked, "It's
just as easy to fall in love with the conductor as it
is to have a fling with the second violin'. The practice
goat rarely leaps into business or marriage unless he's
prepared financially for the former and emotionally
for the latter. These people will do strange things
for security. Old age is constantly on the Saturnine
mind. Even the young Capricorns will instinctively enjoy
visiting Uncle Jasper or Aunt Minerva. After all, the
doting relatives might have a few bonds or some property,
besides the fact that they're comfortable and familiar.
One certainly wouldn't want to see a fortune willed
to a pet canary. You may think such an attitude is cold
and calculating, but to the Capricorn, it's sensible.
Opportunity never has to knock twice at the goat's door.
He'll hear the first knock. In fact, he's been leaning
against the door, listening and waiting for it.
In childhood, Capricorns are inclined to be weaker,
more sickly than other youngsters, but both strength
and resistance to disease increase with age. The sober,
temperate nature of the typical goat gives him amazing
endurance-and such potential for survival that it's
not unusual to find him living past the century mark.
Saturn people should be able to avoid doctors and hospitals,
but they don't because fear, uncertainly, worry and
gloom are deadlier than germs. No amount of practical
diet, conservative habits and stubborn resistance to
illness can over-come the dangers of pessimism. Capricorns
who want to avoid sickness should have plenty of outdoor
exercise, and develop a more positive , outgoing personality.
The fresh air of the country and the fresh breezes of
tolerance will work magic with Saturnine health. Almost
all goats of both sexes have sensitive skin. There may
be nervous rashes, allergies, roughness and chapping,
some peculiarity of perspiration, enlarged pores or
acne. Stomach disorders from incompatible foods and
mental distress are common. Broken arms and legs may
occur. The knee caps, joints and bones are vulnerable
areas, and psychosomatic paralysis severe headaches
and kidney infections are further fruits of Saturnine
He's such a shy, sweet soul, a trifle stubborn perhaps,
but gentle about it. He seems so harmless. What a safe
person to trust and confide in how pleasantly he builds
your ego. Who could hurt him or suspect him of ambition?
All the while, Capricorn is using your own weakness,
conceits and jealousies to make himself stronger. He's
useful and eventually so indispensable that you ask
him to take over the reins. Then he'll rule unobtrusively
in the corner, modestly pulling the strings of authority.
The goat submerges his ego to gain what his ego truly
desires-the position of the real leader. With kindly,
but stern, cautious wisdom he guards the past from neglect
and protects the present from confusion, so you can
build tomorrow safely.
He's doesn't have to lead the parade with a big brass
band. He gives permission for the parade, and plans
its route from behind the scenes. All the daring high-wire
acts need the Capricorn's strong, safe net when they
miscalculate and tumble. The discipline and formality
of jet black and navy blue-the solid practically of
brown- the deep, honest dreams of dark green these are
the quiet colors of his enduring rainbow. Walk slowly
through his silent forest, carpeted in soft moss and
climbing ivy-and seek the eight hidden treasures of
Saturn. Rich, red rubies lie buried beneath the Capricorn
weeping willow. Stay-and learn the eternal beauty of
the pure, smooth onyx. Capricorn lead is solid and Capricorn
coal builds lasting fires.
Famous Capricorn Personalities
Steve Allen, Henry Miller, Louis Pasteur, Barry Goldwater,
Joan of Arc, Carl Sandburg, Richard Nixon, Isaac Newton,
Benjamin Franklin, Ava Gardner, Louis Pasteur, Carl
Sandburg, Loretta young, Daniel Webster, Howard Hughes.