They have a great respect for authority but may not, if they reach high rank, be willing to listen to
other opinions on things they are directly responsible for. As the ranking authority figure in a given
situation they expect their underlings to be as self disciplined as they themselves are, and to perform
every task undertaken to the highest standard. They are, nevertheless, fair as well as demanding.
Among their equals they are not always the most pleasant of work fellows for they are reserved and
too conservative, valuing tradition more than innovation, however valuable the latter, and they are
often humorless. There is also a tendency to pessimism, melancholy and even unhappiness which
many Capricornians are unable to keep to themselves, especially if they fail personally. In the
extreme this trait can make them a very depressed individual; ecstatic happiness alternating with the
most wretched kind of misery which is so subconsciously buried that he or she should seek help if
such emotions become frequent. For the above reason, capable Capricorn should spend many hours
in meditation, gathering the strength to control such inner emotions.
The swings in mood are not the only reason some Capricornians deserve the adjective based on
their name - capricious. They can be surprisingly and suddenly witty and subtle for the quiet,
reserved individuals they seem to be, and they also have a tendency to ruin things by unexpected and
utterly irresponsible bouts of flippancy. In certain individuals in whom the characteristic is strong, the
temptation to do this has to be resisted with iron self-control. Another unexpected quality in some
Capricornians is an interest in the occult which persists in spite of their naturally skeptical turn of
Capricorn governs the knees, bones and skin, so its subjects may be liable to fractures and strains of
the knees and other defects of the legs. Skin diseases from rashes and boils to leprosy (in countries
where that disease is prevalent) are dangers, and digestive upsets may be caused by the tendency of
Capricorns to worry or suppress emotions. Anemia, Bright's disease, catarrh, deafness, rheumatism
and rickets are also said to threaten the natives of this sign.
Your stone: Black Onyx
Your planet: Saturn
Your sign is Feminine (negative)*
Yours is also Cardinal*
Your element: Earth*
Your color: Brown
*Here is a brief description for these terms:
A masculine sign is one that is spontaneous and self-expressive, while a feminine sign is withdrawn and passive.
A cardinal sign is said to be initiative, a fixed sign to have steadfastness, and a mutable sign to have adaptability.
A fire sign is said to be lively and aggressive; an air sign is lively in mind and fluent in expression; an earth sign is matter-of-fact and controlled, while the water signs are sensitive and intuitive.
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