Zodiac Symbols for Capricorn

Zodiac Symbols for Capricorn


Zodiac Symbols for Capricorn

If it weren't for a Capricorn, it's highly doubtful I would be sitting here writing this post today. It took a Capricorn's strong, patient, stable, reliable influence to pull me out of some pretty dark moments.

Maybe you've had the same encounters with this solid sign. If so, you'll know Capricorn's have a keen intellect. They see the inner-workings of things and deftly maneuver elements to strategically obtain goals. And in doing so, they employ admirable determination and discipline. What's more, Capricorn has an innate understanding of personal responsibility.

A peek at Capricorn's governing zodiac symbols can elaborate on these traits. Take the symbolic planet Saturn, which rules Capricorn. Saturn is named after the Roman god of agricultural harvesting. Anybody who knows about farming, knows it takes fortitude to manage all the risks of agriculture. It's a dicey industry. Weather, economics, strength/weakness of plants, implementing proper nutrition...it's toiling work too. No wonder the Roman's sought the blessings of such a powerful god over their crops. Capricorn's share that hard work ethic with Saturn. The planet Saturn is symbolic of many things. It's primary theme is: Control. Capricorn's share that personality trait as well as all those mentioned.

The theme of control shows up in alchemical zodiac symbols for Capricorn, namely, lead. Lead is the metal that governs Capricorn. As a metal, lead is dense and highly resistant to corrosion. In Capricorn terms, this translates to their ability to resist dissuasion or distraction from their goals. In alchemical symbology, lead rules prime matter...that ooey gooey stuff that represents full-on potential...but lays like a blob unless it has an animating force to activate it. In many ways, this is Capricorn to a T. Capricorn's can see potential and add their desire, motivation and skill-set to create great things. Capricorn's are commonly successful because of this remarkable quality.

I painted a pretty bold picture of this sun-sign's personality. There's also a softer, gentler side to Capricorn. Learning about this sign's zodiac symbols can highlight those subtle aspects of this sign that may otherwise go unnoticed. Check out more of the governing influences for Cappy below listed to get a glimpse of those often hidden aspects.

Just a reminder: These zodiac symbols are linked to Capricorn's sun-sign. It's a good idea to familiarize ourselves with other signs cycling through our charts. If you want to get your all your uber-awesome astrological sign information, go to Astro.com to cast your chart and go over all your lovely astro-facets.

Let's get started and take a look at the key zodiac symbols for the sign of Capricorn.

The Prime Zodiac Symbol for Capricorn

zodiac symbols for Capricorn

Goat glyph: It's a funky glyph, as it might not be clear how these lines and squiggles depict a goat. The V represents a goat's beard. The squiggly stands for a curly, almost serpentine tail. What's up with the tail? Well, Capricorn's are goats, but in the constellation and in mythology they are also sea goats. The tail represents the scaly, finned tail of a sea goat. Essentially, this glyph illustrates the half goat, half sea creature illuminated in the constellation. Knowing the etymology of this little symbol says a lot about Cap's character. How so? It reminds us of a dual nature inherent in Capricorn. There is the stubborn, determined, goal-oriented essence found in the goat half of Cap. Then, there is the emotional undercurrent represented by the sea side of Cap. Capricorn's don't typically show their feelings. They keep their emotional tails tucked deep beneath their emotional waters - beneath visibility. This tendency might not even be conscious, but it's definitely a protective measure. Cap's like control, and don't tolerate feeling vulnerable and sharing feelings often leave us all feeling that way.

Elemental Zodiac Symbol for Capricorn

element zodiac symbols for Capricorn

Earth: It comes as no surprise that among the zodiac symbols for Capricorn, the earth is one of them. Earth is symbolic of solid foundation. Consider: Without earth, all our houses, trees, even our bodies would have no solid footing upon which to anchor. This is often a testimony for Cap's. It takes a Cap to serve as an anchor for things that need it. Earth is also about security and provision. These ideals are married to Cap's dominating proclivity towards responsibility, practicality, authority. Cap's are often in positions of power and leadership. The need for this position often ties to a desire to have a secure, safe environment (earthy symbolism of provision and security) for either themselves, or their community/family.

Flowers as Zodiac Symbols for Capricorn

flower zodiac symbols for Capricorn

Carnation: If we look into the symbolism in lore of this flower, we see themes of faith, tenderness, innocence and other delicate concepts. On the surface, this might not jive with Capricorn's strong, resilient nature. Key words here: "On the surface". In truth, Capricorn possesses all of the tender qualities for which the carnation is revered...they just might not express them like cheery blossoms. Carnations are, however, very resilient - and that's an easily identifiable trait shared with Cap's. Carnations are also symbolic of structure and order - another shared set of qualities with Cap's.

Check out more flowers as zodiac symbols for Capricorn here.

Stones as Zodiac Symbols for Capricorn

birthstone zodiac symbols for Capricorn

Garnet: Garnet comes in many colors, and red is the most influential for Capricorn's. Red colored garnets are symbolic of power, authority, royalty and being in a position in which others admire the wearer of this stone. Good match for a Capricorn. Red garnets are also symbolic of solidarity and unification. These are healthy traits for this sun-sign, as Cap's often look to unify their environment so it works as a well-oiled whole. Capricorn's are encouraged to wear garnet to attract understanding from others, and even magnetize true, authentic love to themselves.

Check out more gemstones as zodiac symbols for Capricorn here.

Animal Zodiac Symbols for Capricorn

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Goat, or Sea Goat: If you've ever seen goats in action, especially mountain goats, you know they tend to have a sense of purpose in the direction they're headed. This is quite true for most Capricorn's too. Cappy's have a knack for seeking solid footing and persistently following that path to reach their goal or destination. Goats are also extremely strong willed and single-minded in purpose. So too goes for this sun-sign. A motivated Capricorn can exhibit remarkable determination and self-will to get where they're going.

If we look into the sea goat side of Capricorn, we see the motives behind that strong, purpose-driven personality. The sea side of the goat represents the underlying current that moves Capricorn to do what they do to get on top, get ahead, get things done. How so? The sea side of the goat is symbolic of emotion. Emotions are commonly linked to actions taken. If you can crack open a Cap's exterior, I'm willing to bet you'll see a corresponding emotion prompting a Cap's actions. The sea side of the goat is also symbolic of intuition. Some Capricorn's may not know it, or admit it - but most Cap's have extraordinary intuitive perception.

Take a romp through goat symbolism here.


I hope this page on zodiac symbols for Capricorn has given you a good foundation into the make-up of the Cap sun-sign personality. To be sure, Capricorn is an endless source of fascination. But there's so much more to this sign than that. We all owe it to ourselves (and Capricorn) to learn more about the Capricorn personality. What I've written here and elsewhere on this website about this zodiac sign is just a surface evaluation of this sun-sign. I encourage everybody to do further research into this worthy, admirable sign.

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Thanks for reading about the intriguing realm of zodiac symbols for Capricorn.



An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!



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