Capricorns (December 22 to January 19) are responsible, upstanding citizens of the zodiac—a reputation they’ve spent years building and guarding. But there’s more to you goats than just the poise and professionalism we all see, and since you’re organizational nerds, we put together a handy guide to everything you need to know about being a Capricorn.
First, an overview. This zodiac’s sun sign is Capricorn (for newbies, being a “Capricorn” refers to your sun sign), and its element is earth. Earth signs are practical, patient and grounded (unlike some other zodiacs we know). They tend to be concerned with how to make ideas work within the constraints of space and time, and as such, are often very materially successful.
Capricorn’s modality is cardinal. These signs deal with problems through action. They are the leaders and first movers who set plans into motion, and it can be difficult for them to really sit with and contemplate an issue without launching into solution mode. But if you want something done, give it to a cardinal sign—it’s never “OnlyPlans” with them.
This sign is ruled by Saturn, a challenging planet with a reputation for being a taskmaster (just ask anyone who’s gone through their Saturn Return). His influence constricts rather than expands, and he asks us to do more with less. But if you can meet his high standards, the rewards are enormous.