Grace is fascinated with astrology. She has studied astrology extensively since she was in college.
There Is a Chill In the Air, Capricorn Has Arrived
I wrote a previous hub on Capricorn, describing how it is the second darkest zodiac sign. This is because Capricorns can be quite pessimistic and see only the more negative aspects of life even though there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign. Cardinal signs are the initiators who can easily institute and implement plans. They must be starting something. They are always on the go. Capricorn's cardinality is expressed by always advancing and/or progressing from one career and/or project to another. They are not content being in the same career and doing the same project for long. If they do not advance in their respective careers, they believe that all their efforts are for naught.
Capricorn's earth component is exemplified by the fact that if they undertake something, it must be for a practical reason or it is utterly superfluous. Capricorns often have an ultimate goal in mind when they are about to undertake a task whether it is academic, job/career, and other tasks. They do not believe in doing something just for the heck of it. Frivolity is definitely not a word to describe Capricorns. In fact, they are quite the opposite; they do things with intent in mind.
Capricorn represents the 10th house of the zodiac. The 10th house symbolizes the father and/or authority figure, the apex of achievement and success, executive positions and/or other positions of power, public image, status, and family legacy. Capricorns covert and love power and what it represents. They are great believers in tradition. To them, tradition is aligned to status. In other words, they believe that tradition is more valuable and prized than the untried and new. Tradition also symbolizes safety and security to them.
They are also attracted to power. Power represents security. To them, if they are in power, they are in the driver's seat so to speak. Furthermore, if they are powerful, they will never have to be vulnerable to anyone ever. The worst thing for a Capricorn is to be powerless. If they are not powerful, they are attracted to people in power. Authority is another side effect of power. If one is in an authoritative position, then she/he literally call the shots.
Capricorn is the 10th sign of the zodiac, ruled by Saturn. The season Capricorn rules is the beginning of winter. During this time, the weather becomes colder. Oftentimes, it begins to snow and the climate dramatically changes during this time. Furthermore, the weather can become quite inclement during this period of the year.
Capricorns can be aptly described as cold. They are cool strategists who refuse to let their emotions rule them. They believe in being detached from the task at hand. To them, it is business and business only. They contend that life would be much easier if people would not let their feelings and emotions interfere with their life goals.
Capricorns steadfastly maintain that one must always be calm, cool, and totally collected at all times. They believe that people who are cool are more highly regarded than those who always wear their emotions and feelings as badges of honor. They further contend that exhibitions of sentimentality is totally unprofessional and a sign of weakness.
Being considered a cold person is not necessarily a bad thing for a Capricorn. Capricorns maintain that it is important to present the right image and to proper. To them, presenting the right image means the difference between respect and disrespect. To be respected denotes a high regard and a sense of authoritativeness. Being respected and authoritative can be translated into feelings of acclaim to the Capricorn.
In terms of work, Capricorn only relates to people in terms of retaining and eventually advancing in his/her career. He/she is a contender regarding the issue that the ends justify the means. He/she does not necessarily have to like the job, coworkers, and the boss. The workplace can be hell; nevertheless, he is capable of enduring it with a cool detachment as long as he/she accomplishes his/her specific goals.
The concept of being passionate about a career and/or lifepath is a non-issue with the Capricorn. He/she can be detached from a career/job and still perform the duties therein beyond par. The issue is the work being well done. He/she contends that whether one is passionate about a career/job or not, he/she should have the professionalism to do the job at hand well. That is all he/she asks for and demands. He/she applies this principle not only to subordinates, coworkers, and bosses but most of all, to himself/herself.
Capricorn applies this cool detachment not only to work but in relationships. He/she is not the type of person to fall madly in love. He/she coolly assess relationships. He/she consider relationships to be a business arrangement. He/she fully must know as much as the person as possible educationally, psychologically, and particularly, socioeconomically. A person must be highly successful or working towards it in order to capture the interest of a Capricorn. He/she is not just interested in any person. To him/her, an intelligent, thinking person should carefully assess all aspects of a relationship. According to him/her, only a fool falls in love, madly and/or otherwise.
Capricorn is a strong believer in smart dating and/or mating. Socioeconomic conditions are extremely important to him/her. The adage that one can love a rich person as well as a poor person deftly applies to the Capricorn. He/she believes in presenting a good public image. In addition to that, he/she also appreciates and craves status. Socioeconomic prosperity represents status to him/her. In addition to that, it also represents security. Capricorn also values security. In his/her estimation, security and status is equated to power. To the average Capricorn, power is to be and end all in a relationship.
Capricorn can be coldly calculating. The Capricorn keyword is "I use." He/she is not loathe to use situations to achieve his/her ends. It could be a less than desired job/career and/or people. He/she is not above forming alliances with people if it means his/her promotion to a more desired and/or powerful position. Many Capricorns are not above marrying a person for money, viewing this as an opportunity to advance themselves. They can be the consummate political animals, seeing which situation is more expedient.
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The issue of ambition is of the utmost importance to the Capricorn. The main goal and reason for living in many Capricorn lives is striving for the top. The top represents the 10th house component of achievement and acclaim. If he/she does not reach the top, it will NEVER be for lack of trying. There is no sacrifice too onerous that he/she will not undertake. To reiterate, Capricorn coolly practices the dictum that the ends justify whatever means taken.
There are some Capricorns that are not above sacrificing friends, family, spouses, and even children to obtain that prize of success, whatever it may be. They can coldly disown and/or cut off people if they do not fit into their success plan. Success is everything to them. For without success, they consider themselves to be worthless personae non-gratae. To them, to be unsuccessful is a fate much worse than death. Being unsuccessful means being disrespected and subsequently disregarded. If a person is unsuccessful, it ultimately translates into being powerless and vulnerable. This is the ultimate weakness. The last thing Capricorn wants to be is weak for this contradicts his/her image of himself/herself as being coolly controlled and impartial.
In summation, Capricorn is the coldest sign in the zodiac in that its natives can be coldly detached regarding job matters as well as interpersonal relationship. To them, being detached means being in control of the situation at hand. It also represents strength. In the Capricorn mind, people respect strength, and that component is important to achievement ant ultimate success.
Capricorns are also considered to be highly calculating people. They can impartially assess the positives and negatives of a situation, whether it is business or personal. They are extremely adept at planning and strategizing in order to achieve their respective goals. They are strong adherents of the mandate that feelings and emotions are disruptive elements in the human psyche and oftentimes, are strong deterrents to success. They believe that things can be better achieved with the detached use of reason and pragmatism.
Questions & Answers
Question: If Capricorns are the coldest zodiac sign what is their sex life like?
Answer: Capricorns are calculating people. They believe that every relationship must be beneficial or useful or they won't enter into such relationships. To Capricorns, sex must be somehow beneficial. Capricorns don't have sex for sex's sake. Capricorns must be in control regarding sex. To be revealed, although Capricorns present a frosty exterior, deep down they are quite ribald in bed. Capricorn isn't an earth sign for nothing. They DO enjoy, even revel in sex.
Question: Do you actually know any Capricorns very well? I would say your assessment is about 51% true, having captured the Capricorn exterior but I'm not quite sure you got the interior accurately.
Answer: Yes, I know Capricorns personally. They are very emotionally detached people. Many of them contend that displays of emotionalism are signs of weakness as well as being unprofessional. They are the supreme masters of rationalism. They maintain that a rational approach to life is best.
Question: You say Capricorn is the coldest sign, do you really know how Capricorns are?
Answer: Capricorn can be quite enigmatic. Capricorn is the sign of success & power. Capricorn knows how to use power. After all, Capricorn symbolizes the 10th house which is the house of power & success. This explains why Capricorns are among the most successful signs. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn which is an exacting planet. Capricorn is an earth sign which is known for its practicality. Capricorn is not one to show his/her feelings. Capricorn is business-like in his/her dealings with people. Capricorn can be described as icy in its demeanor. Capricorn can be quite earthy in its passions but that is behind closed doors.
Question: Is it possible for Capricorn to be a narcissist?
Answer: It is possible for any sun sign including Capricorn to be a narcissist. A Capricorn can exercise narcissism by putting himself/herself to be THE BEST in any endeavor or field. There are some Capricorns who use the psychology of one-upmanship to show others how superior they are to everyone else. There are Capricorns who use success as a form of narcissism-they LOVE to show others how MUCH BETTER they are than the masses or in their language, the hoi polloi. Yes, there are Capricorns who have a SUPERIORITY complex. They love to rub their positions in other's people noses- they want others to BOW DOWN to them, not merely acknowledge them.
© 2013 Grace Marguerite Williams
Christina on September 04, 2020:
I also do not agree with your assessment of Capricorn’s being cold As a Capricorn I am very emotional and sensitive, sensual and soft and caring, with the right people perhaps your Capricorn friends chose not to show this side of themselves with you.... but it’s there And it’s intense
Jii on September 02, 2020:
meanwhile me a capricorn who was just shedding tears because she accidently stepped on a flower and feels unfair while reading this post
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 31, 2020:
I am somewhat familiar with MBTI. There are sixteen personality types under the MBTI system. You are an extroverted intuitive feeling perceptive. I have to read more extensively on the topic.
Mark Richardson from Utah on August 29, 2020:
Interesting article. I am a Capricorn. I do like to be active. I do try to be calm and collected during conflict. But normally, I feel I am good to work with and good for morale at work. I would describe myself as gregarious.
Not trying to be disagreeable, but…I am optimistic and impulsive. I am not concerned about power. I am very emotional, and often my emotions can rule me. That is actually something I am working on. I do not often hide my feelings because I like to be genuine. I have fallen madly in love so that differs from your article. I don’t care as much as others do about their image. I certainly wish I were more rational. I do not think I am as competitive as this article may suggest. I used to change careers, but I am staying put for now.
However, I do know of another Capricorn in my office that matches much more of what you are saying. She would sleep her way to the top if she could.
I have not found zodiac signs to resonate with me much. I have found MBTI (Meyers Briggs) to be more accurate about personalities. Are you familiar with MBTI? I am ENFP.
Hottest Summer on May 24, 2020:
"Born in the winter so I'm cold hearted- don't fuck with me and I won't fuck with you but If you fuck with me then
I will fuck you off" - Capricorn motto
This article is halfway true. Its best not to have a capricorn as an enemy cause at their worst they can be as described in this article. Capricorn's are very sneaky and calculating so if you make them mad. They will smile in your face, wait, and when you least expect it they will attack. You will start to experience issues; things will start falling apart in your life and you won't know how or who - it will be the capricorn who you betrayed exacting revenge on you! On the contrary, although capricorns show an icy exterior, once you get to know them they are pretty cool level-headed and have a great sense of humor (dry and sarcastic). Also, capricorns DO tend to wear many masks; its really hard to get to know the real them at first. That's because they are very cautious and have their guard up in new surroundings. You have to open the right door inside of them and once you do that they will show you sensitivity and emotions that you thought they didn't have. (That can of course take a while to get to that point in a relationship) Once they feel they can trust you or they care for you - they will show it through giving you advice, being there in a time of need, or helping you with something in an area they have expertise in. They are very protective which can also be mistaken for them being controlling. They are bossy but usually that's because their way IS in fact the right way. They can be stubborn and headstrong but that's why a lot if them are successful to.. They are very knowledgeable in a lot of areas. They like knowing how to do things on their own so they like to learn new things. Now all caps are not the same - some caps are immature and very selfish. (Usually when they are younger and less experienced in life) They can tend to be manipulative to get what they want- woe be unto if you run into a cap only looking out for their interests cause they will use you. If a capricorn is unsure of themselves or insecure then they can tend to be terrible friends. Those capricorns are the ones who may have lost something or someone they loved dearly and it has turned them bitter. But if a capricorn was raised properly with sound morals and respects his elders or family then they only show that cold side to strangers. If a cap respects an looks up to you then they will be loyal. They will cut you off if you hurt them. Caps do fall in love. They show it in the most strangest ways cause they don't want to seem vulnerable. - you won't know until you try to leave them and they will go the extreme to make you stay. Even if it means stealing your car key, hiding it, then pretending like they don't know its missing to where you can't leave. Usually they are only jealous if you give them a reason to be. They like routine and tradition so a lot don't like fly-by flings. Some caps who are comfortable with themselves are friendly and talkative. While some who may have been hurt before are standoffish and quiet. Caps are also very competitive and hate losing - you won't stand a chance against a cap in their prime. When they become experts at something and they know it they can come off as being a prick.
John on March 31, 2020:
And if a Capricorn has used you and take advantage of you is because our senses don't lie to us you are already doing the same thing we were just 10 steps ahead of you take a good look at yourself in the mirror and just know you are not a Capricorns equal and Capricorns are Against All Odds especially once we smell weakness and betrayal automatically are emotions shut off and we play the long game and once we're done we leave the leftovers for a little vultures
John on March 31, 2020:
Everything has been explained about us as Capricorns so don't expect the change us we don't look for answers because the answers lay within us don't try to gain our trust when you can't trust your own self we are on top of our game anyone gets in our way gets crushed we do forgive but we don't forget we could appear far when we're really close and close when we are very far and if anyone breathes the wrong way towards us we make sure that won't happen again without flexing a muscle we are in charge and if you are the one calling the shots that's because that's part of our plan our Perfection is to be organized in other words we set up the stage and pull the strings we operate in the shadows want me to want to and because we're organized smart and 10 steps ahead of the 10 steps you were planning to plot against us so now it's time for everyone to get with the program and don't forget that we are the one with the horns that don't need sharpening.
Nobody in particular on March 17, 2020:
Im a capricorn and yes we are cold and distant because we don't want some snake in the grass far weather bitch getting close enough to fuck us over we are very loyal and don't want to waste our time being loyal to someone who is not we work hard for what we have and for the ones we love there is nothing we won't do we just can't find the right words to express it but what is ours is ours don't fuck with it or them we will hurt or even kill over our property or territory i.e. shit in your own yard stay the fuck off my grass but if you're cool and you respect our boundaries in time we see your true colors and we may never fully trust you but as long as you don't fuck us over we will be loyal to you hurt us and you will be done 10 times dirtier we are nice people but the nicest people are the scariest when provoked and the small guy backed up in the corner will do something drastic we are honest and very caring but we also are into self preservation why would I help you if it hurts me or is destructive to my goals or purpose we talk with actions rather than words bullshit runs a marathon we would rather keep it real walk
A Capricorn Used Me And Then Dropped Me on March 08, 2020:
I had a Capricorn friend who dropped me as a friend after I sacrificed some friendships to be her friend when she was having a hard time, and have done nothing but try to be a support system for her. She reminded me of myself in some ways, and I simply wanted to encourage her to be her best. I was under the impression that we were best friends at one point and then we had a test coming up that we had said we would study for together. So I offered to sell her one of my extra books in hopes that she would realize it was time to invest in herself. This eventually led to a misunderstanding with her mother and boyfriend who told my friend that I was a snake and that I only wanted the money. If I had only wanted the money I wouldn't have made the effort to hold off on returning the book for her. I could have easily sold the book to another student or finished processing the return on Ebay. I would've gotten the money regardless. I wasn't thinking about that though, I was thinking about finally starting to study with my friend. as well as us both passing the exam the first time and possibly getting jobs at the same company. Come to find out that she wasn't ready to study for the test which she hadn't told me, and she hadn't even told her mom or boyfriend that she had planned on buying the book from me. So when the time came for her to get the book when she claimed she would she didn't have the funds. This led to the misunderstanding. About a week before I offered to sell my friend this book, she told me that she had cheated on her boyfriend shortly after her boyfriends dad had died of cancer. She showed no remorse at first, and it took me a while to get her to understand that she had been wrong for doing what she had done. Her main reason for cheating on him was because she claimed he wasn't giving him attention and she said that, "He should've been over it by now," when her boyfriends dad had really only passed a few days ago. Now the boyfriend didn't really know his dad, but a parent is irreplaceable and there is no time limit to mourning. Even though I lectured her on how she was wrong, and what she did didn't sit well with me, I remained loyal to her and swore I would never tell anyone. So, after the book ordeal I asked her if she still wanted the book, and she told me no. I called her with the intention of asking her if she was still going to take the same test as me. she didn't answer and then sent me a text asking if I called her because I wasn't going to buy the book. I then texted her back calling her out on procrastinating, because whether she got the book from me or not, she knew what she needed a long time ago in order to take this test. And her not being prepared when she said she would be was causing chaos. Her not communicating with everyone about what she needed was causing chaos. When she didn't pick up the phone I had to get dressed and ended up having to be on the phone taking care of business. She proceeded to call me numerous times, complaining in text about me not picking up the phone and texting me several times all because I told her something that she knew was true. My intentions were genuine, and all because she wasn't ready to deal with it yet she turned my intentions into something bad and made me look like a bad person in front of her boyfriend and mother. Nor did she make an effort to defend me when they talked about me to her, and as she put it, "called me a snake." I suppose I'm posting this here, because I haven't really been able to talk to anyone about it, and I'm a bit broken hearted about the whole scenario, because all I was trying to do was help her. I also don't think all Capricorn's are like this either, but the last Capricorn I dealt with fired me on the same day my Grandmother passed because he didn't believe she had died and I had already missed days because of other deaths that had been happening in my family at that time. My boyfriend, my friends and my mother both say it's for the best, and I'm sure they're right. It still really hurt though.
Sidne420 on March 05, 2020:
Wow sounds like someone has a grudge against Capricorns, this post is not insightful whatsoever and is entirely inaccurate
Sincere Capricorn on February 20, 2020:
I don’t know..I’m a Capricorn woman and allotment of the things I read how were “supposedly” suppose to be is a lot wrong. Like basically using ppl/will sacrifice family,friends ,your own kids ..woooow I would NEVER do that! I tend to value friends like my family and I’m as loyal as they come,I use to be very quiet and reserved now I don’t know maybe since I’m getting older I’m very friendly,helpful,sympathetic I’m that person if you need advice or just a ear I’m that person cuz I love to help and I love to hear how ppl feel and why they feel the way they feel. I feel that I can help them in some kind of way that will help them see they aren’t always the problem and it can be other ppl,and if they are the problem there are so many ways they can try to change certain things about them self that will help the problem they’re having,.org worse scenario it could Ben that person and to stop themself rom stressing they may just have to accept what that person is and move on..you can’t change ppl sometime especially if they don’t wanna change and it takes wayyyyy to much energy trying..trust me. Anyways I tend to give way to much of myself to please ppl cuz I want to see ppl happy..I’ve come caught myself pulling back cuz I see I’m staring to sink trying to be that person. Also I would never throw anybody underneath the s bus o right do shady stuff to make it anywhere in life if I can help it..if anything like a move up in a job was given to me I deserved it! I don’t and won’t take peace in stepping on ppl making ether myself ..why can’t we all eat is how I wish things could be. That’s just a few things..but yeh all Capricorn’s aren’t cold,ruthless pieces of crap..don’t give eat it then step what we can go there but trust and believe it was something that really forced that hand and it won’t be petty ¬ to say it’s justifiable but just to do stuff to hurt,come up,humiliate ppl that’s not our thing. Thank you.
2ko on December 13, 2019:
Here a Capricorn,
Yes it is correct 200% for sure
For me being emotional means being a fool
And being cold means being cool af
All the above description for Capricorn is true for me
nicole on November 30, 2019:
capricorns are the most jealous hateful sign I ever met
Oana on September 15, 2019:
Lexi i like what u wrote here.". Also, Capricorns are loyal so even if they realize a relationship is over or not working out as planned they tend to stick to the plan, or in this case the union out of tradition and because they made a promise, vow, obligation. When they finally leave it is because they have given the other individual enough time to correct whatever it was that Cappy found dishonorable"
5 years ago i fell in love with a scorpio who told me what i wanted to hear and he turned out to be the exact oposite including rude and crude.then he started a 5 years sex rampage.i have patiently waited for something to change this 5 years .then by the time i thought he was done he was talking about settling down with multiple women,me being one of them. I quickly analyse my position and took a ferm hand.its over ! I know my qualities no need an article to degrade me and tell me who i am.
Oana on September 15, 2019:
Im a capricorn but 80% of this does not apply to me. Also i can be pretty emotional mess
Lauren on May 03, 2019:
Yea, as a Sun in Cap, Moon in Taurus and Leo rising. I can totally agree 100%, when im at work, i give it my all. My 110 % to be exact. And when im at work im not thinking of no relationship despite how lonely and depress i am, im thinking about achieving my goal, and getting the job done and being successful! Becoming emotionally detached for me is a good thing but it can be bad in my part. But then again i do also have an Aquarius stellium that might cause me to act like this too
Filipe on March 19, 2019:
Yes. I'm cold like a grave. Haha
Andrea on February 24, 2019:
Yeh I’m a cap female and all it’s true we are the bad bit...s. It’s in our nature, can’t control it. We gain our goals tru other people. And if we get what we want walk away... It’s sad
B on December 17, 2018:
For myself (as a capricorn) almost nothing I read about my zodiac is accurate.
Firstly, I'm not cold. Whenever there is a bird or similar animal that can't look after itself I'll spend sleepless nights staying up to feed the orphaned chicks and if an injured bird dies I cry and hold mini funerals. It's so bad that my family no longer tell me if they find a sick, or even already dead animal because it makes me so upset.
With people I may APPEAR to be cold because I'm so scared to hurt people I say little and only share my emotions with those who get to know me. (be close to me and willing to listen and you'll know I'm such an emotional mess)
I'm also not 'goal oriented'. Right now I'm not going anywhere with my life. No career or family plans. No travel or personal wishes at the moment I am not doing anything other than a part time job (to cover living costs) and spending time at home 'cause I have nothing else to do. The only job I might eventually go for is a social worker, but I'm worried all the stories I hear will make me too upset and I wont be able to help people.
Money is also not a big motivator for me (else I would't even consider being a social worker). As long as I can eat and get a couple of gifts for family and friends at Christmas, I'm happy.
I don't want power or authority or whatever, and actually hate when it's given to me (because again, I'm worried I'll make a mistake and cause others physical/emotional pain)
I'm super loyal and would stand by my friends no matter what. I have had friends that I know didn't care as much for me as I did for them but still cared for them and put time into our relationship for years before they leave and we lost contact.
And I do NOT believe in "smart dating and/or mating" if you fall for someone then go for it, no matter their background or current situation. That would be ffffing rude.
Roland on December 12, 2018:
Dated a Capricorn Woman for a year and a half. Worst mistake of my life. Helped her in a million ways, loved her and cared for her until I was financially, emotionally and mentally drained. She lied, cheated and disrispected me to no end. Cold and calculating people these Capricorn. As long as they achived their goals they will not hesitate to throw you under the bus and have a good time (always with a smirk) while doing it. So be careful they do not do a number on you like they did on me. Was lucky enough to get away with my life (literally) Just recently found out she already moved on to another "victim" only difference is he did not get away (she laid some eggs on the carcass before moving on to the next one) So do yourself a favor and date anyone but one of this heartless monsters, that is, "unless you are a massoquist!"
Michael on October 04, 2018:
Capricorn, Alpha, like confrontation, empath and i hug everybody i meet. Only thing in the commments that was right is that, if you betray my loyalty, im done with you.
Bill on September 11, 2018:
Wow, lots of Capricorn hate here. While a lot of this is on point, it seems a bit biased. Our astrological traits are something we each deal with individually through our lives, no matter what sign we are. I know how cold I can be, it's personal challenge and we all have them. I wish you all the best luck in your own personal journeys, because it can be hard for all of us.
JB on August 29, 2018:
I am a Capricorn and I do not mind confrontation and I am far from sensitive. I also speak my mind. I believe that you should be straight forward with everyone. One thing I will say, is if you betray me and do something ethically or morally shitty knowing you were wrong, I don't have a problem cutting you off permanently and I don't owe anyone damn explanation as to why I cut your ass off. Capricorn believes in loyalty to friends and family but wouldn't hesitate to cut friends or family off if that loyalty is betrayed in any shape, form, or fashion.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 04, 2018:
Thank you for your SPOT-ON analysis. Capricorns can be cruelly insensitive to the feelings of others. They see people as pawns to do THEIR bidding & to use for THEIR needs.
Eric Vargas from Tampa, Fl on August 04, 2018:
This is SO on point as I have dated 2 Capricorns. They are cruel with their words. They sure LOVE to constantly criticise YOU but get butthurt and can't handle it when you get to the point and tell them enough with the bad attitude, negativity, and insensitivity! Then they act like YOU are insesitive for speaking up for yourself after the constant and constant jabs and critisism. They immediately detach and hold a grudge forever constantly bringing up whatever pissed them off from you ages ago. Yeah, that thing you had already apologized for a decade ago. Boy they sure do like ruining a good night by just making everything about them!!! They have ZER0 problem with being offensive and insesitive but if you tell them they hurt your feelings by being mean they give some shitty half ass apology by saying they are just being honest and like to turn it around by saying YOU'RE the one that is not respecting THEIR feelings and making it AGAIN all about them! They like to criticise and blame you for the very same things they do to YOU but it's ok for them to say it to you but if you tell them the same exact thing they immediately want to disown YOU! They have delusions of grandeur about themselves and are obsessed with what phony image they have about themselves and the phony image THEY believe others have about them. They believe they have some superior image in others eyes and work so hard to protect that fake image/personality to strangers and distant aquantances but sure do treat loved ones badly. Absolutely cold hearted phony people with superiority complexes. They live to cut people down and feel threatened at any moment they are exposed. They are great to strangers but shitty to the ones that care and love them. Treats loved ones as replaceable objects. Act like you should beg them for their company and attention. They lift you up and then cut you down. Psychological Abusers. Oblivious to their selfishness and behavior. Treat you like a villain when they have such a pessimistic attitude. Trust issues when you show them LOVE and Support. Incapable of being supportive. It's all about THEM ALWAYS!!!
Taurusaintwiththebullshit on May 14, 2018:
Let me cut the chase . I have witnessed some of this behavior from Capricorn and here is the reasoning for their behavior:
-Capricorn’s are emotional people just like any other zodiac. However, their approach to emotions arent as practical as others . Instead of dealing with issues head on by stating a problem/issue , or letting you know where they stand , they choose to sacrifice their own emotions to make peace .
They hate confrontation and are very sensitive people ... and they admire someone who can see through their cold exterior .They don’t like to hurt peoples feelings . They want to be liked and adored. Not realizing that withholding their truth is the sharpest blade. I’m my opinion , they really do feel as though emotions are universal and that people are mindreaders . Because of this, they will have a hard time understanding when something that doesn’t offend them is offensive to you. They are a little selfish in this manner . They ARENT empaths . I repeat ARENT empaths. Always insinuating that people should know how they feel because it’s obvious. (Capricorn baby ,it’s not obvious sweetheart) That trait really blows me lol .
Their pride meter is beyond comprehension and so is their cowardice in some cases . This is also coupled with the fact that they aren’t empaths. This is what makes them appear to be cold. Because instead of confronting the person they’ll disappear or become detached .
My advice to remedy :
Always be more of a listener than you are a talker with Capricorn . Get them to talk . They’re great pretenders. Ask questions like , “what exactly did you mean when you said x” “how does x make you feel” and listen . Understand that instead of saying they love you they may do things to show you instead. Hold them accountable for the things they SAY. They aren’t Alpha’s but they can stand on their own so be careful to not overstep your boundary. Try to always create a safe space for communication with them . You’ll be alright .
Besides once a Capricorn is truly in love .. they’re in love for life .. whether they say it , show it , or not .
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on March 27, 2018:
Thank you for responding.
VIcky on March 27, 2018:
This has taken out traits to the extreme yes I am practical, goal orientated, pragmatic. Yes I like to be in control but I do Norbert crave power, I love deeply, I don’t be desire money over all else. As long as I can pay my bills I am happy, I am generous not money grabbing, and always show affection to those I love. Yes I expect everyone to do a good job including myself. I don’t tolerate laziness or stupidity, I expect respect. I am a follower not a leader I am loyal ans would nevertheless put a person over my ambitions. I can be stubborn and be argumentative sometime soon even sanctimonious, but I apologise when wrong and berate myself regularly for my shortcomings. Yes I can be melancholy and negative at times but that is just because I’m a perfectionist, but I also look for the good in things and people and can also see the positive in things when others can’t. This article seems to be taking our traits to the extreme and doesn’t appreciate that individuals have subtleties within them. One thing I will say for Capricorn’s is we are accepting of our negatives we self analyse and try to understand what drives us and continually try to be better, but we will not accept unjust judgement and this is what I’m doing here for all my fellow misunderstood Caps
Kiara on February 27, 2018:
This is the worst, short-sighted description about Capricorns Ive ever read
Dirty on January 24, 2018:
Thumbs up from a Cappy
Lexi on January 13, 2018:
Capricorn is one of the most misunderstood zodiacs! Although the article accurately list the traits of the Capricorn, it is important to understand that the key word for Cappy is VALUE. If the Capricorn does not value something, or even someone, then icy is what appears. However, "ice" can be more accurately described as nonchalant or indifferent for Cappy. What most articles fail to mention or accurately depict is that Capricorn is also one of the most sensitive zodiacs - yes, sensitive. The sensitivity is hidden behind the stoic persona and in fact, Cappy cares more than other zodiacs understand. The difference is they are in great control of their emotions and do like to interfere unless invited to. Thus, Cappy may not jump to an occasion to offer a crying bout but rest assure they will provide the BEST advice relating to the situation. In addition, what other zodiacs may not understand is that Cappy is a human lie detector and very good at reading people and situations. Thus if a Cappy is cold and calculating or unwilling to provide "affection" it is because they intuitively know how that person truly feels about them. For example, a Cappy will intuitively know if a person talks negatively about them behind their back and if a person thinks the worst of them. Also, Capricorns are loyal so even if they realize a relationship is over or not working out as planned they tend to stick to the plan, or in this case the union out of tradition and because they made a promise, vow, obligation. When they finally leave it is because they have given the other individual enough time to correct whatever it was that Cappy found dishonorable. Some see the "icy" Cappy others see their warm side but rest assure whatever side Cappy gives is well deserved. Also, Capricorn weakness also includes putting their emotions/feelings into words. So if you want to know how Cappy is feeling just look at their face and their actions. If a Capricorn is smiling they are happy; if frowning they are sad; if they are helping, supporting, then they truly care. If Cappy trust you they will open up and talk about how they feel, if they don't share it is because they don't trust you. To gain a Cappy's trust and respect means that individual is trustworthy and respectable. Also, just because Capricorn is attracted to powerful individuals does not mean they trust them or even agree with them personally. Capricorns are fair and concise, not frivolous. As far as loving money, Capricorns don't love money they understand its value. Another area other zodiacs may not quite get is how to communicate to the Cappy that they value themselves. If an individual does not value themselves, then Cappy will not value them either. For the Cappy, value means, RESPECT, TRUST, AUTHENTIC, but not limited to this list.
Dolphina on January 04, 2018:
Yes I agree ! I was married to a Capricorn an de this is he's description! I was sick for 2 years and he never gave me love and affection always focusing how much money he can make , he left me without shedding a tear so cold with a smile in he's face . He is a great friend though and good son and brother but like a husband really was the worst ! I will run now if I see a Capricorn man aproach me !
Viv on December 21, 2017:
Wow! This was rather harsh. But nothing i haven't read before. It would be nice if textbooks, blogs, etc would also take the positive traits of Caps into account.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 22, 2017:
Thank you for your response, it is greatly appreciated. Come back again.
Bruno on August 22, 2017:
This is what I usually read about Capricorn: The worst that they can be.
I guess I was lucky then? My best friend is Capricorn and is one of the most sensitive guys there is, but OK, I can say that is unique to him. But there are some qualities that the Capricorns I like seem to share:
They are the best hosts. When you go to their house there is always a feast and everything is made to please you.
They never meddle in your affairs. They will give their opinion if you ask or if they really feel they should. They truly respect people's privacy, but they like theirs to be respected as well.
They are so true about themselves. I consider myself honest, but the Capricorns I know admit things about themselves without flinching. Not with pride or guilt, just a resolute stance of acceptance.
They like doing things in epic proportions. On the worst Capricorn this will become that ambition that runs over everyone. But on a good one, we might have a fine masterpiece. Like Tolkien for instance, who created a whole universe.
They are loyals to the end(at least the ones I am friends with). I really feel like I can trust them and they have this attitude that tells me that even if I hurt them badly, we would remain close. For our bond is too strong to last only one life.
To be honest, I never actualy met a Cap that is like the ones described on the internet, but as I said, I am lucky. I can easily see a Cap being like this for they tend to me somewhat pessimistic and ambitious. But what bothers me is to ONLY read this about them. Like that's all they have to give, like some shallow psycopaths.
Anyway, sorry for writing this much. It's just that I love Caps!! I'm an Aquarius so I guess being that close in birthdays has something to do with it. Also I see that you answer the comments here so I have taken a little advantage of that. Loved your article on Scorpios though
Sarah on June 16, 2017:
This is the negative traits of a Capricorn at their worst. As an earth sign we are all workaholics and it can be difficult for us to express ourselves in flowery euphemisms but when it comes to love, loyalty and respect we are steadfast in them, bar none. Capricorns tend to show their love with affection and physical intimacy instead of roses, poetry and love letters.
If a Capricorn loves you they will always love you. They will always be loyal to you unless you give them reasons to stop. They may show it by sex, kisses, hugs or making you the center of their world. They may show it by working two jobs to make sure you are taken care of... If they feel appreciated they will move mountains for you. If they don't feel appreciated they will be cold hearted and shut down all the sweet things they do for you.
Mary Gajewski on May 19, 2017:
Love astrology. Feel it gives great insight into personality and motivations.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on May 15, 2017:
Astrology is more than sun signs. There is the ascendant, moon sign, & other planets in your birth chart which is your composite personality. In other words, ascendant(rising sign at the time you were born), your moon sign & other planets have an influence as to who you are. What is your ascendant & moon sign? If you have your birth chart done, what is the preponderance of your element- fire? air? water? earth?
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on May 15, 2017:
You must face your emotions & learn to subvert these emotions to a positive angle. There is nothing wrong w/emotions if they are used for constructive means. Thank you for stopping by & contributing to the discussion at hand.
Gem on May 15, 2017:
Ma'am as a Sagittarius~Capricorn sun sign I am often at odds with myself. Being born on the Cusp of Profacy is both a blessing and a curse. Capricorn behaves in a very cold manner outwardly for so many reasons... The main one in my case in are emotions which are unfamiliar to my Capricorn side. It's almost as if the Capricorn is so stubborn that it closes off my Sagittarius side. Advice/answers on how to control my mood/intensity being born on my cusp would be greatly appreciated
Tigris on May 15, 2017:
This is so untrue! I'm a Capricorn and heck, my childhood nickname was Sunshine due to my outgoing and friendly nature. Does that mean anything to you??
Cappie on February 10, 2017:
No, we disown people who consistently piss on our boundaries.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on January 20, 2017:
Thank you for responding.
Sachin C Nambiar on January 20, 2017:
I am a taurus and I agree with this 90% . Used to have a capricorn friend. He was very diplomatic, and will never show his true emotions. To ascend the career ladder he will kiss anyone's ass. But must say that his strategy works for him.
Nikhil on January 18, 2017:
Very true. "Plan and execute".. our motto
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on January 14, 2017:
I will write some more articles on astrology soon after I am over my cold. Thank you for stopping by & responding.
Pooja brahmi on January 14, 2017:
I would love to see an insight about zodaic -Cancerian. I am a cancerian and have been deeply betrayed by a capricon man as you stated they " They use"
How can I wash away the past hurt?
Zambezibaby on January 11, 2017:
wow, if you don't like Capricorns, just say so!
Pooja brahmi on January 03, 2017:
I can feel each word you shared in the post. I went through all in the span of 12 years. It still haunts.
UNFORTUNATELY I can never overcome the pain that I suffered from a Capricorn man.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 16, 2016:
You're quite welcome indeed, thank you for stopping by.
Sagicorn on August 16, 2016:
I am Sagittarius born on the cusp of Capricorn but I tend to identify more with the Capricorn traits mentioned in this article. I think this is because I have my Sun and two planets (Mercury and Neptune) in the 10th house. In addition, my Venus is in Capricorn and my Moon is in Aquarius; my moon adds to the detachment of Capricorn. The crazy thing is that there is also a lot of water in my chart thanks to influences of Scorpio and Pisces. Not sure how that all affects Capricorn. But what I do know is that my Sagittarius and Pisces traits add a certain warmth to the coldness of Capricorn. Funny, because I never understood my personality until I explored the sign of Capricorn! Thank you for the insight.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on July 24, 2016:
Thank you for commenting. It is greatly appreciated in kind.
Wrench Wench from Seattle on July 24, 2016:
I have to say, I was really hoping for a little more diverse of an article on Capricorns. Or at least, something with more personal stories to add to why you agree with the textbook descriptions of the Capricorn sun sign.
As for what's here, as a Capricorn sun sign myself, I cannot disagree with all of what's here, but it's still really sad and disappointing to see it laid out so matter-of-factly, without covering any of the deeper areas.
On the surface, a lot of people do see Capricorn sun's as cold and calculating, and some believe we're aloof and emotionless. Though as other commentors have said, it's much less to do with not valuing emotions or wanting to be all objective all the time, and more to do with just how erratic and unstable our emotions actually are. I cannot say for all other Capricorns, but as a Gemini Rising and Aries Moon, I can tell you that my emotions are all over the place most of the time. And frivolity? That's my middle name most days.
In fact, I do wish I had a dime for every astrological article that described all capricorns as being super successful and powerful. All those dimes might actually bring me success and power, lol. While I do have my need for certain types of success and power, I'm certainly not good at achieving and maintaining much of any of it, mostly because I care too much about the people I'd have to step on or give up on, in order to achieve those things.
Personally, I'd rather have real relationships and friendships in my life, than power or success.
Anyways, as I said above, I'd love to see some diversity of the sign added to this article, and personal stories of your encounters. Obviously you're an astrology geek like I am, and I'm sure you've had you're run in with plenty of capricious capricorns. I'd come back for that ;)
Aoki on July 16, 2016:
I have Scorpio sun, Taurus moon, Capricorn ascendant, i have a bunch of Capricorns in other planets too, I heard that Taurus and Scorpio are cold too, am I that cold?
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on June 26, 2016:
Capricorn is a cold sign. However, Capricorn is quite smart & savvy. It is all about business with them, it is never personal. Capricorn is also the MOST SUCCESSFUL sign of the zodiac for this reason. I think that I am going to write about Capricorn & success in a future hub.
Vivi on June 26, 2016:
Hi!This is very late comment,But never mind,I'd still like to say a few words as a Cappy girl (: .Yes, we come off as cold, stern and unforgiving.But I must say, I never met someone who is more emotional than me.Yes, people are openly emotional, but that doesn't mean they mean it.I am warm, kind, loving and playful around my family, my friends and the people I love and feel secure with.It's just like you wrote for Scorpio "frozen lake" or something similar.We just don't like to fake it with people we don't know,and are not close with, and I think that offends people A LOT.I am closed off, but if you approach me and talk to me, I am very pleasant.We just don't want to be trampled, and that's why we look cold to everyone, but if you have the time and will to scratch beyond the surface then the Cappy is more than happy to be your friend, lover and what have you (: .Are we ambitious YES, do we have to do it alone YES, do we always want more YES.But when we climb that top, we make the elevator for everyone who wants to be there with us
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CeCe on January 21, 2014:
Im a Capricorn and I am nothing like that Im only cold when Im first getting to know someone but I'm a very emotional person always in my feelings but it could be because my moon sign is Cancer idk but this makes Caps seem like horrible ppl . . .
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 20, 2013:
Jean Bakula from New Jersey on August 20, 2013:
I have a lot of love and other emotions about family, being Cancer Sun and Scorpio Rising. Plus the Capricorn Moon. But I don't write about family things much, I like to write about metaphysical stuff the most! I like your family hubs though, they always are very good.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 20, 2013:
Thank you for your response. I write on so many things. I am a Virgo with a Cancer Moon and a Pisces rising. As everyone knows, my favorite topic I write about is THE FAMILY(Cancer). I can be quite analytical about many subjects; critiquing them to the infinite(Virgo)). I love to write about astrology. I am attracted to spiritual and metaphysical matters(Pisces). I have a predominance of water in my horoscope-I have planets in Cancer and Scorpio; again, hence my interest in family matters. Jean, it was nice hearing from you again and God Bless!
Jean Bakula from New Jersey on August 20, 2013:
I've read a lot of your hubs, but didn't realize you wrote about Astrology too. I am a Cancer with a Capricorn Moon, but my first love was a Capricorn guy--fatal opposites! I felt the pull right away. We broke up and made up many times, and finally I decided that I could never be with him in a normal relationship that lasted any length of time, as I had chronic health issues, and parents who loathed him. But since my Moon is in Capricorn, I did make the decision cool and detached, as I came to see he was not suitable husband material. I am at the ripe age of 58 now, but think back to some of the decisions I made when younger. And I am amazed, and not always proud, at the way I did end relationships, lose friends over promotions at work (in all cases I got the promotion) and made other more personal decisions that I would have done differently now. I do have planets in Gemini and Cancer which soften it. As for my Capricorn love, I don't think love ever dies, and I think of him, though I've been happily married. He was warm and gentle, but like me, had a rational side too. I believe Capricorns can be depended on and are staunch friends, and keep their feelings inside, unless you are one of the few that they really trust. They have a sort of "inner circle."
Viva Jones from UK on July 25, 2013:
Having several Capricorn friends and a Cap mother, I read this with interest. My impressions are that outwardly they're fun, vivacious and the kind of people you want to be with, but they play by their own rules and are ruthless social climbers (Kate Middleton anyone?!). No conscience about shafting a friend or sleeping with her husband - they'll justify it somehow to themselves. But they get away with it as they're terrific company.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on April 26, 2013:
Not at all. Being detached can be good as well as bad. Of course, Capricorns care but they are not mushy people. They are smart people who know how to wisely use their emotional resources for the good.
Rohit on April 26, 2013:
Wow......... you make us sound like cold blooded serial killer "There are some Capricorns that are not above sacrificing friends, family, spouses, and even children to obtain that prize of success, whatever it may be. They can coldly disown and/or cut off people if they do not fit into their success plan" well i'm not sure about that, we CARE about the people in our life though we can't/won't show it but we do.