Element: Earth Ruler:Saturn
Season: Winter 10th Sign of Zodiac
Stone: Amber, OnyxColor: Purple, BrownAnatomy: The knee, bones, skeleton
Keywords: tenacious, conservative, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant.
Comparison with its symbol, the Goat: Goats are “agile animals” and “surefooted”(1). They are “gregarious, except for old bucks, which tend to live by themselves” (2) . Goats are considered to be rather hardy animals. Capricorn is most often compared to the mountain goat. Capricorns are thought to be loners at heart, with introverted characters. Mountain goats find security in cliffs and heights–the highest places that can be climbed.
Slowly but surely, a goat climbs the mountain. And, Capricorns are thought to move through life, achieving success slowly but surely. A large measure of strength of character is also associated with Capricorn.
The glyph for Capricorn is a little more intricate than most. The V is thought to depict the goat’s beard; and the tail is that of a fish (Capricorn, in ancient times, was associated with the sea-goat).