Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Element

Earth

Chakra

Muladhara (Root)

Traditional Gemstone

Andalusite

Zodiac Flower

Pansy

Essential Oil

Pine | Cassia Cinnamon

Element

An emphasis on this element indicate a practical, cautious, and pragmatic approach to life. In the majority of cases there is the need to build solid, ‘real’ material success, i.e. car, home, career success. Earthy people may benefit from connecting to the earth element via gardening, pottery, facial mud packs, etc. Long range planning and the determination to succeed are strong traits for this element, as is melancholy, greed and fear if taken too far. A person with a lack of earth may find it difficult to live in the ‘real’ world and to keep themselves grounded. Their expectations in general may be a little unrealistic.

Key Words
cautious * conservative * materialistic * safe/secure * skeptics * suspicious * sensual * solid * purposeful * feel control over physical/material * grounded * practical * organised * dependable * controlled * realistic * introvert * appreciation of food, touch, etc. * efficient * strong survival instinct *

Chakra

As a good Earth sign,  Capricorn is ruled by Muladhara, also known as the Root Chakra. Something that fits perfectly with your most hardworking and professional side, and can help you survive and even excel in any situation that presents some kind of difficulty or complication. It is located at the base of the spine,  it represents the starting point for the other Chakras and it allows the main energy channels of our bodies to emerge and manifest themselves.  

root chakra
Andalusite-Stone

Traditional Gemstone

Andalusite, an aluminum silicate with strong pleocroism of yellow, green, and red. It crystalizes in the orthorhombic system with squarish crystals, but well-formed crystals are rae.

Mental uses of Andalusite Gemstone for a Capricorn aid especially in staying targeted on the task at hand.  The grounding elements of andalusite aid in maintaining focus.  It is a stone for those who jump from one great idea to another yet are seemingly unable to complete anything. Gaze at the cross running through the stone to find focus.

Spiritual uses with the cross or X in its center, andalusite helps you align with earth-centered sprituality, including the beliefs and practices of the indigenious peple around the world as well as Paganism. This stone is ideal for aligning yourself with fairies, elves, gnomes, and the invisible realm of the Earth plane.

I am aligned with the four elements and the four directions. I am grounded. Protective energies keep me safe always. I receive spiritual insight to easily resolve problems. I know I am never truly alone.

Zodiac Flower

Like a pansy, Capricorns seem to only get better with age! Known for being hardworking and tenacious, Capricorns enjoy showing off the fruits of their labor, similar to a newly sprung, showy pansy. Pansies are a popular bloom in the cooler months. The hardy plant can survive freezing conditions, unlike other plants that typically require sunny or partially sunny positions in well-draining soils. Capricorns, just like their zodiac flower, are warriors, even in the toughest conditions.

Essential Oil

An earth sign, you’re fiercely independent, pragmatic, disciplined, and grounded. You’re responsible and a careful planner, and you follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Pine is your go-to oil because it promotes feelings of self-confidence and grounds your emotions, helping you tap into your considerable talents and skills. Capricorns are also known for having tender and caring personalities. They are closely associated with warm scents with a hint of spice. 

More Capricorn Oils:

  • Geranium
  • Sacred Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Cassia Cinnamon

Capricorn, the tenth sign in the zodiac, belongs to those born between the dates of December 22nd and January 19th.

Capricorn Zodiac Sign Traits

Smart, hardworking, and fully in control of their destiny, Capricorn signs will always get what they set their mind to, in both personal and professional life—no excuses. Capricorns may get a reputation as stubborn, but they simply know what they want, and also know how they wish other people would behave.

Natural rule-followers, Capricorns thrive on order and love strict rules, hierarchies, and set ways to do things. Can a Capricorn sign think outside the box? Yes, they can, but they prefer when they have strict boundaries to constrain against—free reign can make them feel paralyzed by choice. Capricorns are great at climbing the corporate ladder, and especially adept at making (and investing) money. Capricorns love family, and put a lot of stock in traditions. A Capricorn might stress themselves out trying to do everything perfectly—a Capricorn may feel like they must present a home-cooked meal every day, and would never admit to doing drive-thru or takeout. Capricorns believe presentation is everything, and their homes are usually Insta-worthy. A Capricorn sometimes is overly focused on what things look like, instead of how things feel, which could cause them to feel stifled and unhappy.

Capricorn signs are loyal friends, and have a funny and sly sense of humor when you get to know them—it is fun drawing them out of their shells. In love, Capricorn is a true partner, who is laser-focused on helping their partner find success and happiness. A Capricorn will dive into a relationship like a job, and believes that hard work can help make a bond as strong as possible. While sometimes a romantic conversation may veer toward feeling a bit like a board meeting, especially with action items and improvement plans, but if you roll with it, they have a point: Your bond will be stronger.

"I can succeed at anything I put my mind to."

Capricorn’s Greatest Gifts

Capricorn is intelligent, detail-oriented, and will not take no for an answer when they want something. Their hard working attitude is an inspiration to all, and they truly believe they can achieve anything with hard work. Capricorn is always ready to learn new skills, and sees something they don’t know—like changing a tire or boiling the perfect egg—as a challenge they must undertake. This attitude makes them a master of all trades, and they have esoteric knowledge that is impressive to all who know them.

Capricorn’s Greatest Challenges

Capricorns can be incredibly hard on themselves, and just as hard on other people. They can hold grudges and hold other people in their lives to impossible standards. Capricorns sometimes see one narrow way of doing something, and broadening their horizons and perspective can be incredibly helpful in giving them and others a break.

Capricorn’s Secret Weapon

Their tenacity. They believe that they truly can do anything, and they will dig in and get it done, no matter how exhausting or tedious the task. Capricorn will stay up all night if necessary and are almost superhuman in terms of being able to ignore exhaustion and laser focus on the task at hand.

Capricorn Power Colors

Intelligent, cool, logical and connected to the earth, Capricorn does best with grounding colors that speak to their cool intensity and can help them connect to their rational self. Here, the best colors for Capricorn.

Dark blue: A dark blue speaks to Capricorn’s depth of intelligence, and also speaks to the intensity lying below Capricorn’s smooth surface. While Capricorn seems placid and in control, like the ocean, there’s a lot swirling just out of view.

White: Caps see the world in black and white and strive for perfection. White is a great color to speak to Capricorn’s constant push to be the best.

Brown: An earth sign, Caps can wear brown like no other sign can, and can truly bring out the beauty and intensity of all brown shades, while the color can help ground a Cap.

Green: Another earthy color, Capricorns like this shade to help ground them and keep their feet on the ground, especially when life around them seems crazy and unstable.

The colors that Capricorn should avoid are:

Red: Red can be too intense for the practical, low-key vibe Capricorn tries to espouse.

Gold: Caps don’t love glitter, and may feel showy and overpowered in metallic shades.

Orange: Similar to red, orange can be too overpowering and excite Capricorn, instead of calming them down and allowing them to play to their strengths of logic and perserverence.

How to Communicate with a Capricorn Woman

Be honest and be direct. Capricorn women may have a reputation as being unemotional, that’s not the truth, though. Capricorn women have a deep wealth and reservoir of emotion, but they tend to work best with logistics and rationality. They want to hear facts, and they may not want a long drawn out period of hashing out emotions. Capricorn thrives on compliments, and regular I love you’s are important for Capricorn to hear. They also love traditions and small ways for you to show your love. Capricorn is so used to taking charge and being in control that they adore when their partner takes that work on the home front. Capricorn likes when a home runs smoothly and not being tidy or not cooking dinner when you say you will may be seen as a personal affront by a Capricorn.

How to Communicate with a Capricorn Man

It’s important to be direct with a Capricorn man—they won’t pick up on subtlety or passive-aggressive behavior. If you’re unhappy with them, tell them, and they will do their best to fix it. It’s also important to keep the focus on the future—while Cap guys can be sentimental, and love a trip down memory lane and playing the “remember when” game, a Capricorn man doesn’t like when old fights are brought back up, and don’t have a lot of patience for grudges. They love working on a project together—always having a goal or project, from running a half marathon together to getting better in the kitchen—can make you both closer.

“I make my own reality.”

Awakening the Inner Capricorn Goat

Smart, fleet-footed, and available to survive pretty much anywhere, the goat is a noble symbol for Capricorn. Here, how to tap into the inner Capricorn goat.

Do something solo: Independent Caps thrive on solo time, but they also love spending time with a partner. If a Capricorn ever feels on edge or unsure of where they stand, a date with themselves can help them feel better.

Go mountain climbing. A bit literal? Sure! But a Capricorn, like it’s goat spirit animal, thrives on outdoor activities and adventure, and rock climbing can help a Cap focus and shift their thoughts like nothing else.

Make dinner: You know how goats eat tin cans and can make anything dinner? Just watch a Cap with a refrigerator of leftovers! Caps have a huge reserve of resourcefulness, and cobbling together a meal from nothing can help a Cap remember just how much they can do.

Play: You know how goats have playful fights to reach the top of a mountain or hill? Caps can sometimes get way too caught up in the seriousness of life. Learning how to play—throwing one-liners back and forth or blowing off steam through a game of pickup basketball—can help a Cap blow off steam and can help them truly appreciate their whole lives.

All of the above are especially powerful in a month that manifests a full moon in Capricorn!

Sources:

  • horoscope.com
  • psychicguild.com
  • themagichoroscope.com
  • Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals,and Stones by Margaret Ann Lembo