Personal traitsThe Capricornian is generally a serious character possessing a wry sense of humor. Independent, steady as a rock, Capricorn reflects earthy qualities that range from clever to vacuous. Mostly cautious, confident, strong willed, reasonable and hard working, Capricorns are a rock upon which to build. They are often aloof, shrewd, practical, responsible and persevering. They are capable of great endurance Reliable in any profession they undertake, but lacking in originality, they usually excel in following up on what someone else has started.
Positive TraitsA person born under the sign of Capricorn will have a tendency to be goal oriented. They seek positions where they can have great control and authority. They don't function well in subordinate positions. If they believe they can succeed in attaining a goal, they will perservere until it is reached.
Negative TraitsTheir naturally pessimistic nature explains their wry sense of humor, which some think is no humor at all. They can spread gloom and tension in a minute and are quite capable of depressing everyone else around them. Never really up, but often down, they need a positive environment to enliven their spirits.
ProfessionThe occupations Capricorns usually choose are as doctors, lawyers, accountants, and any endeavor that deals with maths or money. They excel as bureaucrats, especially where projects demanding long-term planning are concerned.
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Advice for the CapricornsSometimes Capricorns can lack self-confidence, making them extremely defensive because deep down they fear rejection or ridicule from others. They can hold a grudge, sometimes for many years but should avoid it . Capricorns must learn to make allowances for other peoples mistakes with no hard feelings.As a rule Capricorns are likely to suffer from indigestion, rheumatism and pain in the feet.
Origins in MythologyThe sign of Capricorn within the Astrological zodiac dates back to at least some 4,000 years. It is known that the Sumerians placed a great emphasis upon this particular time of the period. During their age, the winter solstice occurred within Capricorn. On this date, many cultures of the ancient world would perform elaborate rituals and carry out sacrifices.
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