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The Coldest Sign in the Zodiac—Capricorn!

Updated on June 19, 2016
Capricorn is the 10th sign in the zodiac.It is ruled by Saturn.Saturn is associated with undergoing and overcoming life tests.Capricorn rules the 10th house which encompasses family legacy, positions of power and authority,& father/authority figures.
Capricorn is the 10th sign in the zodiac.It is ruled by Saturn.Saturn is associated with undergoing and overcoming life tests.Capricorn rules the 10th house which encompasses family legacy, positions of power and authority,& father/authority figures.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign.Capricorns are known for their practicality and organization. They are also known for their progression up the career ladder.They are ambitious and do not remain in the same position for long.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign.Capricorns are known for their practicality and organization. They are also known for their progression up the career ladder.They are ambitious and do not remain in the same position for long.
Another by-product of power is authority. Capricorns are attracted and/or found in authoritative positions. They function at their best when they are in charge and calling the shots.
Another by-product of power is authority. Capricorns are attracted and/or found in authoritative positions. They function at their best when they are in charge and calling the shots.
Capricorn is associated with the winter solstice.As winter approaches, the weather drastically changes, become colder. It starts to snow and the atmosphere become icier, starker, and less warm.
Capricorn is associated with the winter solstice.As winter approaches, the weather drastically changes, become colder. It starts to snow and the atmosphere become icier, starker, and less warm.
As Capricorn the sun sign is associated with colder weather, Capricorns can be described as cold people.They are very detached emotionally.They prefer to use pragmatic logic and are not ones for emotive sentimentality.
As Capricorn the sun sign is associated with colder weather, Capricorns can be described as cold people.They are very detached emotionally.They prefer to use pragmatic logic and are not ones for emotive sentimentality.
Capricorns view emotionality & sentiment as an utter waste of energy.They further assert that displays of sentimentaility signifiies weakness and diminish their image.
Capricorns view emotionality & sentiment as an utter waste of energy.They further assert that displays of sentimentaility signifiies weakness and diminish their image.
Capricorns equate being detached with presenting a proper, professional image.They believe that image is very important.They assert that image is the difference between respect and disrespect.To them, the right image is EVERYTHING.
Capricorns equate being detached with presenting a proper, professional image.They believe that image is very important.They assert that image is the difference between respect and disrespect.To them, the right image is EVERYTHING.
Capricorns can be coldly calculating.The keyword for Capricorn is "I use".Some Capricorns use friends,associates,even family to achieve success.It's not unusual for them to form alliances in order to get what they want.
Capricorns can be coldly calculating.The keyword for Capricorn is "I use".Some Capricorns use friends,associates,even family to achieve success.It's not unusual for them to form alliances in order to get what they want.
Some Capricorns are not above sacrificing, even disassociating from&disowning friends, family members&associates in order to achieve success & power.Success& power are extremely important to them. Without the latter, they feel quite insignificant.
Some Capricorns are not above sacrificing, even disassociating from&disowning friends, family members&associates in order to achieve success & power.Success& power are extremely important to them. Without the latter, they feel quite insignificant.

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. Now, in a second hub about this sign, I shall elaborate how Capricorn is also the coldest sign of the zodiac.

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 nonissue 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.

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.

Capricorn 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.

© 2013 Grace Marguerite Williams

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    • Rohit 3 years ago

      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.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      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.

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      Viva Jones 3 years ago from UK

      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.

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      Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Hello!

      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."

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      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!

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      Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey

      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.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      THANK YOU.

    • CeCe 3 years ago

      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 . . .

    • GC 20 months ago

      not true..

    • Vivi 7 months ago

      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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      Grace Marguerite Williams 6 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      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.

    • Aoki 6 months ago

      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?

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      Wrench Wench 6 months ago from Seattle

      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 ;)

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 6 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Thank you for commenting. It is greatly appreciated in kind.

    • Sagicorn 5 months ago

      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.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 5 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      You're quite welcome indeed, thank you for stopping by.

    • Pooja brahmi 2 weeks ago

      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.

    • Zambezibaby 11 days ago

      wow, if you don't like Capricorns, just say so!

    • Pooja brahmi 8 days ago

      Grace

      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?

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 8 days ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      I will write some more articles on astrology soon after I am over my cold. Thank you for stopping by & responding.

    • Nikhil 4 days ago

      Very true. "Plan and execute".. our motto

    • Sachin C Nambiar 45 hours ago

      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.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 40 hours ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Thank you for responding.

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