Astrological characteristics of Capricorn's riling planet, Saturn, gave the English language a new word: the adjective "saturnine" meaning "gloomy", "plumbeous". Usually it is used to describe some indolent, inert, dismal character. All astrologers believe it to be the most exact characteristics of a Capricorn-born person. These people are always blue and often melancholy.
They seem to be quiet and meek, but do not let yourself be deceived by their appearances. They can rarely be satisfied with what is considered to be luck and are fully determined to reach something extraordinary, it is their duty to do so. Why not? Aren't they the ones who rule the Tenth House of the horoscope, House of Success? Isn't it the basic sign that gives them this unique power? Isn't it characteristic of an Earth sign to be excessively practical, strongly disciplined with a sensible outlook on this world? This all combines in Capricorns to give them a big advantage over their rivals.
Right, they do possess all these qualities. However, it appears that Capricorns do not enjoy them, like others would do in their place. Why? It may be that Capricorns tend towards isolation. Usually they are shy children that always play alone. They are also persistent students that get into "À" groups thanks to their diligence. In early life Capricorns are dutiful, a little sluggish hard workers that patiently wait for an opportunity to replace their bosses. Capricorns are completely realistic.
Happiness for them means hard work. Capricorns are the main materialists of the zodiac, and just like the goat, their symbol, they need to make sure that their way up towards the determined goal is safe. They are supposed to get closer and closer to the height of success with each day, otherwise they can become stubborn and closed. Capricorns cannot tolerate thoughtlessness. They don't care whether others notice their success, they have too high self-esteem for that. They are only concerned with one thing, and that is going up, reaching heights overcoming difficulties with stubborness, stamina and ambition.
Astrologers called Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorns, "the heavenly teacher". Capricorns always need to have someone telling them again and again: "Cheer up, life is not so bad as you think." Capricorns are struggling with depressions and negativism their entire lives. However, they do not let others see it and disturb their strict order. Capricorns would never let them do it.
Could anyone believe that there are no brighter sides in a Capricorn personality? Of course, there are some. The highly developed, mature Capricorn types have a thorough insight into things, they realize that others are not so gloomy as they are, and try to understand their sociability, cheerfulness and enthusiasm. Capricorns try to have witty and active people around them that would somehow moderate their conservative moods.
Capricorns must win over this tendency towards despondence of mind and realize that everything changes, sometimes even for the better. The stars will take them to their ambitious goals anyway, this is what the Tenth House is meant for. But at the same time, they shouldn't sit and wait for it. On the contrary, they should cheer up, take it easy and fight till the end.