Presenting Capricorn-An Example of Unadulteratedly Cold, Dark, Naked Power and Control
The sign Capricorn is a sign of contradictions. While the sign is associated with being quite the cool operator, there are often dark secrets lying beneath the cool exterior. This sign is not often what it appears to be.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign. This means that Capricorns are excellent as starting and initiating things in addition to liking being in charge. They want to be in the drivers' seat of life so to speak like the other cardinal signs. In addition to being an cardinal sign, Capricorn is an earth sign. Capricorns are known to be extremely practical people. They believe that things must have an inherent tangible value. They believe that there must be a substantive reason for anything they undertake.
Like the other earth signs, Capricorns make good money managers and know how to allocate and budget expenses. They furthermore believe that one must always be scrupulous, organized, and prepared in order to achieve their respective goals. They are also have a quite realistic perspective on life.
Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. Saturn represents an exacting taskmaster who gives arduous life test to teach an important lesson. It further symbolizes the grim reaper i.e. what one initially labors for, one eventually achieves. In essence, if one contributes little or nothing to his/her life and goals, he/she gets little or nothing in return.
Saturn epitomizes the earth school. When one incarnates into this life, there are certain lessons to be learned and to undergo for the purpose of one's ultimate soul development. Saturn often gives out arduous and tough life lessons in order to make one more resilient and to evolve, ultimately learning that particular lesson thus moving on.
Saturn teaches very difficult lessons to challenge one physically, intellectually, emotionally and/or psychologically. If one passes the test, he/she learn from it, evolves, and move into the next lesson. Conversely, if one "fails", he/she is given an another opportunity to repeat the lesson until he/she learns the object of that particular lesson.
Oftentimes, Saturn can be quite a stern taskmaster. Sometimes, so-called dark and negative circumstances are presented in order so one can learn important lessons. Life is not all positives and it is often the negatives that teach one the greatest and most important lessons. This is not often appreciated until the lesson is learned. While some appreciated and learn from their so-called dark and negative circumstances and elevate themselves above it, others views Saturn as a dark overload whose intention to make their lives as difficult and dismal as possible.
Many Capricorn often have a less than easy life in one way or another. Maybe they have grown up in a less than ideal family. If not, they often experience a less than positive psychosocial environment outside of their family circle whether it is school and/or other related areas. To put it more succinctly, the life of a Capricorn is just not easy.
Capricorn approach life seriously and with a purpose. They believe that life is an solemn undertaking. They are of the opinion that nothing in life is and/or should be easy. To them, that would be morally egregious to say the least. They contend that people are meant to suffer and undergo frustrations as par for the course. They assert that trials and tribulations build character and sustenance. They are of the school that everything that is worth something, is often difficult and rigorous and they would want it no other way.
Because of life circumstances, Capricorns can be quite gloomily fatalistic or vehemently pessimistic. They contend that they were dealt a bad hand in life so they must constantly redeem themselves. They furthermore believe that there is often more negatives in life than there are positives. Some Capricorns can be quite negaholics who believe that nothing in life even comes out positive.
The sign Capricorn represents winter. In fact, this sign actually symbolizes the beginning of the winter solstice. The period of late December has the longest nights and the shortest days of the year. Also during this period, nature is often cold, austere, and not forthcoming, containing its reserves for the oncoming spring period. Since natural resources are extremely scarce during winter, one must be ever so resourceful, reserving energy and food in order to survive the austerity of winter. Because of the long dark nights, many people are also spending their time indoors.
Capricorns are known for being quite austere, both physically and emotionally. They are the ones who avidly put into practice the dictum of saving monies and resources for a rainy day. They do not believe in frivolous and mindless spending, preferring to spend their money for worthwhile things. In fact, they consider people who indulge in frivolous spending to be quite profligate to say the least. They believe that money, as in every area of their life, should be treated with the utmost reverence and solemnity.
They further contend that outward displays of emotions should be kept to the absolute minimum. They are of the school that flagrant displays of emotions are an utter waste of time and energy. They assert that there are better avenues to self-expression than needless emoting. To them, such flagrant displays of emotions can be better used and/or sublimated into more constructive avenues................perhaps to accomplish a goal, careerwise and/or related goals.
The byword for Capricorn is ever ascending onward and upward. In astrology, Capricorn is in tenth sign and rules the tenth house. The tenth house in astrology rules career accomplishment and it symbolizes executives, managers, and other powerful people. Capricorn furthermore represents old age and is the sign of the father. The number 10 in numerology is considered the most perfect of numbers.
Well, many Capricorns are often accomplished people. They are often found in executive and other powerful positions. They love to be in charge. To the Capricorn, being in charge represents power and he/she is nothing if not powerful.
Power, to a Capricorn, represents a bulwark against being the abject subject of other people. Also being powerful means being wealthy. Wealth is often the tangible aftereffect of having power. To him/her, being wealthy means having the economic power to control one's destiny. with enough means never to be in economic want.
Capricorns also love power for its intangible effects. Power gives him/her outer respect from people. He/she finally feels if he/she is a person worthy noticing. In essence, he/she is a SOMEBODY instead of a nobody.
A tertiary by-product of power for a Capricorn is being in control. He/she must be in control. To the Capricorn, being in control is an elixir and a rush. One must be totally control of his/her career, life, and destiny. The Capricorn's equation is to control= to own. He/she ultimately wants complete OWNERSHIP of his/her destiny. The worst thing for him/her is to be OWNED.
Capricorn loves power in all its forms. He/she desires power so much that he devours it. The issue of power is so important to him/her that he/she would do anything necessary to seek being powerful. While many Capricorns judiciously plan, strategize, and implement a sound methodology to achieve power, more negative Capricorns who not loathe to using people to achieve their goals. To them, people are not considered individuals but are cogs to be used to achieve whatever goals they desire.
Returning to the issue of control, many Capricorns tend to view people as appendages to them to be molded into their specific image instead of individuals in their own right. There are some who can be aptly classified as being authoritarian. They portend that there is a certain way of doing things and that others are to do exactly as they say. In other words, they demand unquestioning and unwavering obedience from others, especially if the latter are subordinate to them in any way.
Capricorns often have a paternalistic attitude toward other people. This paternalism applies equally to both male and female members of the sign. It is their contention since they have the knowledge, they have the preordained right to tell others what to do and how to live their lives. These Capricorns further assert other people's lives would be less complicated if the latter followed the former's directives.
If the Capricorn has not succeeded according to his/her expectations, he/she could be quite resigned. This Capricorn can be quite negative indeed. He/she often feels like an utter failure and there is nothing more to look forward do. They view life as if it was a purgatorial prison sentence where death is the ultimate release from their worldly trials and tribulations.
Still others become extreme negaholics, putting psychological dampers on any persons who they deem will become more successful than them. In their minds, if they are not and/or cannot be successful, then no one else will be. They will or attempt to use inverse and/or negative psychology in order to discourage and demoralizing the person thus accomplishing the former's goal.
Many unsuccessful Capricorn have a masochistic interaction with life. They maintain that because they are unsuccessful, they deserve whatever negative thing that would happen to them. They believe that they are ultimately nothing while others are superior to them. They are very self-abnegating, believe that they do not deserve even the crumbs of life. They are actually quite dismal people to be around. They would rather beat their chest, metaphorical wearing a hair shirt than to access their situation and being proactive in their lives.
Most Capricorns are indeed strong and resourceful people. In their present incarnation, they were given tough karmic lessons which they underwent in order to evolve and grow. Capricorns are supremely organized and ambitious people who oftentimes achieve and surpass their goals.
In summation, Capricorn is the second darkest sign in the zodiac after Scorpio. In fact, Capricorn can be classified as the OTHER darkest sign. Capricorn represents the hard karmic lessons one must undergo and learn from in order to evolve as a person. It further symbolizes the importance of oftentimes going through the darkest moments of our lives in order to appreciate the lighter moments. Thirdly, Capricorn shows the importance of delayed gratification and sacrifice in order to be better prepared for the future and conserving our resources now so that we can reap the fruits later. Yes, there is a light beyond the dark tunnel.
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Lover not a hater on December 04, 2017:
Grace you are entitled to your opinion and free to say whatever you want. I can tell that with a PHD in astrology, you will never have a true perspective of Capricorn’s, their emotions, motivations, challenges and fears.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on February 11, 2017:
Thank you for your response. Capricorn is known for his/her pragmatic logic. Others may/will see such as coldness which is FAR from....THE TRUTH.
Taihu on February 11, 2017:
Thank you very much for this great article about Capricorns.
I'm giving my opinion as a Capricorn.
It's true, that we are very dark - and I would say that depending on a person and their experiences and challenges in life some are even darker than others. But this darkside is something, that only Capricorns can see and deal with, a battle fought alone. Because there is a need to deal with this alone, and another need NOT to let others now about this, as they will not be able to understand a Capricorn's pain, we tend to do things alone and create a "new personality". We spend a lot of time thinking, sorting out our feelings and creating future plans to redeem our lost time. We are pretty strict, but this will soon pay off with our efforts.
Because we have the desire to succeed and get to the top in our life, we will do absolutely everything, in order to gain what we want. That doesn't mean, that we are dead serious about everything - even Capricorns need some break in a while and take some missions on the light shoulder. If we don't take things ligthly sometimes, we will overwork, burnout and the stresslevel is beyond what others can imagine.
On the other hand, if we decide that a "certain goal" of our intereset needs to be accomplished no matter what, we will do everything to finish our task. We will plan all night, think, use other people with NO mercy. But don't forget this. Over using people and relying on others, there is one person who we can always rely on and will do. That person is "Myself.". We do things alone. And when things get out of control and Capricorns can't deal with it alone anymore, we consider it a failure. Relying on others is emabarassing... but sometimes people are their to rely on. And this thought, makes Capricorns begin to make use of others soon after he experiences their abilities.
BUT as described before, a Capricorn does things alone. We, above everything will sacrifice "OURSELVES" more than "OTHERS". Because we are so detemermined and sacrificing ourselves, the goal is within reach in no time.
And one more thing: Telling this to others is somehow a little bit pointsless. As others will not understand the pain of a Capricorn anyway: "If we don't succeed, that is no meaning."
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on December 04, 2016:
Your Capricornian personality doesn't depend solely upon the particular astrological sun sign. The ascendant, moon sign, & other planets in your birth chart influences your overall personality. For example, I am a Virgo & Virgo is known for being cut & dry; however, I am a very emotional Virgo because of my Pisces ascendant, Cancer Moon/ Jupiter/ Uranus signs, not to mention my Scorpio Venus/Saturn. These water signs make me very creative.
Carma2358@yahoo.com on December 03, 2016:
Lol......man according to this . .Capricorn r a hated individual that the human race needs to avoid at all costs......sorry to disappoint . ....I'm a Dec 29 cap.....oldest of five and female .....I've been told I know no stranger....warm hearted....and always sharing and a free giving person .....maybe I'm an alien .....
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 25, 2016:
I have studied astrology extensively, thank you so I know what I am talking about.
Chris Burnette on September 25, 2016:
"They are of the opinion that nothing in life is and/or should be easy. To them, that would be morally egregious to say the least. They contend that people are meant to suffer and undergo frustrations as par for the course. "
I'm sorry, but this just isn't true at all. It's a fairly decent informative article, but I'm sick of stupid astrological authors, most of whom are NOT Capricorns - which after reading your clearly bias piece, you most certainly are not (am I correct?) and slandering whom you dislike. You are absolutely wrong, and this is clearly meant as a hit-piece on Caps. Not surprising, as you probably belong to one of the more sadistic and less valuable signs which are not Capricorn. No - not all caps believe 'everything in life is hard'. NO - absolutely NOT do all caps have a 'super serious' and overly negative view on things. That's just ridiculous. The truth (if you knew anything about Capricorn) is that Caps often have a very robust personality and can be very personable and good humored if one takes the time to get to know them. Capricorns, however value loyalty and will hold a grudge if you are not respectful or honest towards them - this is perhaps the TRUE source of many people's negative views on Capricorns. However, this is not an accurate astrological perspective and ought to be treated as such.
Abby on July 04, 2016:
I have a Scorpio sister and I am a Capricorn myself. My sister is really mysterious and though I am one of the ones that know her the best, I still often can't figure her out. She's a great liar whereas I'm like an open book-- to her and my Virgo mother. To others, I have a poker face that can't be seen through. Or at least, that's what I assume.
What my point is, is that we're best of friends, and also two of the darkest signs. Something I find morbidly humorous.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on February 09, 2016:
Thank you V for stopping by and responding.
V on February 09, 2016:
Whilst this describes me somewhat, my Pisces moon softens me greatly and I am quite grateful for it. I understand this article's aim was to focus on the dark aspects of the sign however it must be noted that we Capricorn Suns are also among the most open-minded, kind, fair, empathetic signs. I am proud to be a Capricorn, even with our shortcomings (which all signs have). When you think of the most famous and accomplished Capricorns that ever lived, the list is probably one of the most impressive ones of the zodiac. Cheers for reading.
Nelly on July 02, 2015:
I have a sister who is cruel and cold.She is greedy and always planning to get money from other people. She even did that to our late mother who was eighty something. I can't believe that she can be so cold towards family sometimes. She is totally cruel and disgusting to me.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on March 18, 2015:
What you have eloquently elucidated is very true. Capricorn can be a VERY STRONG enemy if wronged. They have a strong sense of karmic justice. After all, they are ruled by Saturn, the main distributor of justice. Thank you for stopping by and adding to the discussion.
YogSohoth on March 18, 2015:
I would argue that Capricorns are just as dark, if not DARKER, than Scorpios. And we are Much, MUCH more mysterious as we aren't very social and are extremely secretive. Inside a Capricorn is a rich Universe that you will probably never see. That ice cold outside conceals it well. On the inside, Capricorns are anything but unfeeling and emotionless! We are tortured souls and those who manage to get close to us soon discover this. But if Sagittarius is the thinker, then Capricorn is the Mastermind. Some of the smartest people who have ever lived have been Capricorns. Like Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, Charles Babbage, John von Neumann(the real life Dr Strangelove). Capricorns have enormous resentment about their inability to win the love and admiration of others and so they turn to world domination and control as an outlet......But many turn to technical fields and/or their careers instead to distract them from the fact that most people don't like them. Because they are so deadly serious about everything they do, they are the most vindictive of any sign. If you hurt or do wrong to a Capricorn, you have a new enemy that will stop at nothing to get you.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on December 15, 2014:
I do have a hub on Leos, check it out, thank you so much for responding!
pedoziem on December 15, 2014:
Can you write about Leos. I really like this capricorn woman, but I feel this emotional disconnect with her.
ken on April 17, 2014:
i have an out of bounds moon in cap and i swear to you... u have described my feelings and life of the past 10 years! is there any other input you have books you have etc? funny thing is all of the above article are applicable yet i seem to abhore working and have more of a lazy attitude towards work. is this me being the rebel out of bounds version of the sea goat? thank you for this as it helps me to know its not just me losing my mind.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on March 24, 2014:
See THERE YOU GO!
Kat on March 24, 2014:
I'm only commenting on male capricorns. I've dated 5. They are manipulative, controlling, they test you like your taking an exam. They lead double lives usually having a wife or a girlfriend and another woman or women waiting in the wings. They will keep you hanging on or string you along until they find someone better. They care about money way too much. Their friends and family will always come before the relationship no matter what. They only fall in love if the person has everything they need and look good on paper and in person.
Alice on November 12, 2013:
Uh, I am a bit of a masochist, but what is all that stuff about using other people, and disliking emotion. This doesn't fit me at all, lol.
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on October 08, 2013:
Haven't written on Pisces but I will......I promise! Just lazing around HubPages for a while But I will get back to writing some hubs soon.
ahorseback on October 08, 2013:
And what of the Pisces my dear?...........:-}