Solid Like a Rock: In Defense of Capricorns

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We all have our preconceived notions about certain zodiac signs. I mean, I write articles based on some of these notions. Some of the conceptions are so deeply ingrained in us that we end up treating people a certain way. I have had people physically and deliberately walk away from me when they learn that I’m an Aries. (We are nice, I promise!)

Are these beliefs warranted? There must be a kernel of truth to them right? Well, let’s discuss it.

Today, we are going to talk about stereotypes most commonly attributed to Capricorns. Are they self-important neat-freaks who have perfected the art of holding grudges? Or are they highly motivated leaders whose organizational skills and charisma have paved the way for their success?

Capricorn: The Executive of the Zodiac 


Picture a Capricorn in your mind. You are probably picturing a level-headed trail-blazer who is just as delightful as they are domineering. On the surface, they seem like they are a bit overly conventional and perhaps a little stuffy. But that tedious shell begins to crack as they begin charming everyone around them.

Capricorns are charming, captivating, and calculating. They are secretly sizing up everyone in the room so that they can determine how to finesse them or if they are even worth finessing. They do not dominate conversations, necessarily, but they do possess the ability to steer the conversation in their preferred direction.

Because of their deliberate and domineering manner, Capricorns can come off as stubborn or manipulative. As the cardinal earth sign of the zodiac, they can appear as cold and as stony as a well-carved statue. They seem to be so preoccupied with money and success that they have little time to indulge in more personal needs.

But is this assumption fair? Are Capricorns just shrewd robots who prefer to put their professional success over their personal success? I don’t think so. Capricorns are not robots, they are sturdy rocks to build a foundation upon. Read on and find out why these stones would rather gather moss than keep rolling.

Capricorn at Work


Earth signs often get classified as the hardest workers in the zodiac. And one could argue that since Capricorns are cardinal earth signs, they are the hardest-working of the bunch. Though Virgo may take umbrage with the statement. Capricorns like to be in control of their professional surroundings. So much so, that they tend to gravitate towards leadership roles. They prefer to be in management but they often dream of chief executive roles. Freelance work is also a good fit for Capricorns because it allows them to be in charge of their own schedule and tasks. Capricorns enjoy the fruits of their labor, just as much as they enjoy labor itself.

An immature Capricorn likes the idea of leading a work project rather than actually leading it. They like to pull rank on their subordinates and throw their weight around. They will avoid uncomfortable work-related conversations for fear of confrontation. Do not expect an immature Capricorn to admit to any fault or wrongdoing.

A mature Capricorn leads by example. They understand that for a company to run like a well-oiled machine, the employees must feel like they are valued and listened to. They will fight for their subordinates and they hate firing people. They only see professional termination as a last resort.    

Capricorn in Love


When it comes to romance, Capricorns like to feel safe and they like their partners to feel safe as well. They do not like to enter into serious relationships unless they are sure that everyone involved will feel physically, emotionally, and financially secure. When they feel secure with their partners, they are able to let their guard down. They do not like change so they hardly ever enter into flings that they know are going to be short-term.

Capricorns are ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure and responsibility. So if you are dating a Capricorn, do not expect a spontaneous partner. They prefer to plan out romantic outings and hate surprises.

An emotionally unevolved Capricorn will patronize and hold grudges against their partner. If they feel insecure with themselves, they will do their best to make sure that their partner also feels insecure. An unevolved Capricorn will almost never apologize to their significant other even if they are in the wrong.

An emotionally evolved Capricorn will constantly check in with their partner to see where they are mentally and emotionally. Their natural inclination is to problem-solve and find solutions if their partner has a dilemma. If they can’t fix the problem, they will try to cheer their partner up with a charming joke. Though they may not always apologize right away, they will almost always hold themselves accountable when they need to. Do not be disheartened if they do not say “I love you” very much. They express their love through actions rather than words.

Capricorn and Friendship


Capricorn’s natural charisma attracts many friends and acquaintances. They are easy to talk to and they always make their loved ones feel seen and heard. Capricorns work hard so that they can play hard, so they are always up for a fun outing as long as it’s not too last minute. Because of their leadership skills, they love to throw parties and get-togethers.  

A juvenile Capricorn has a tendency to gaslight. They are not trying to emotionally abuse their loved ones, they just believe that the best way to avoid problems is to pretend like there isn’t any to begin with. An emotionally immature Capricorn also has a tendency to behave a bit like a cult leader by controlling the relationships of those around them.

A more level-headed Capricorn would rather nurture the relationships around them than control them. They like to be an emotional rock that their friends feel safe with. The most “annoying” trait of an emotionally mature Capricorn is that they may check up on their friends a little too much. When they do this, it is not because they are trying to control their friends, they just want to make sure that they are okay. 

Capricorns can be a little controlling and calculating. And they will be the first ones to admit that they are perfectionists. But underneath that hard, rocky exterior is a sweet softie who just wants their loved ones to feel safe and secure. Also, I’m really sorry, but I still can’t tell you what a sea-goat is.

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