Some of the most famous Capricorns are: Elvis Presley, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Ricky Martin, Orlando Bloom, Michelle Obama, Michael Schumacher, Woodrow Wilson, Rudyard Kipling, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stephen Hawking, Marlene Dietrich, etc.
Capricorn, symbolized by a goat, is the tenth sign of the zodiac. People born in between 22nd December to 20th January belong to this zodiac sign. This is an Earth sign ruled by the planet Saturn. Capricorn individuals often appear serious, detached, and reserved. They are also considered as the serenest individuals in the zodiac.
It is quite easy to identify a Capricorn. He is a calm, cool, collected individual, who appears to be oblivious to his surroundings. If you have known him for a longer time, you must have noticed that he seems to have an impregnable wall around him. Interestingly, Capricorns seem older and more mature in their youth and tend to grow youthful in their middle or older years. These individuals are hardworking, patient, ambitious,and more often than not, successful in their life.
Capricorn individuals are very cautious by nature. They care a lot about their public image and have more of a conventional outlook, than an experimental one. You will rarely find a Capricorn making a fool of himself in public. Their patience and practicality, mixed with intellect, makes them successful and dependable individuals.
Similar to other Earth signs (Taurus and Virgo), natives of the Capricorn zodiac sign are reserved and have their emotions and true feelings under control. You will never truly understand what is going on in their head or how exactly they feel. They may also appear moody at times.
Capricorns are mistrustful and selfish. Their over-conservative behavior may get on the nerves of people belonging to other zodiac signs. They have fixed values and ideas, and often appear stubborn and rigid. Although they are usually calm, if irritated and angered, they may turn very mean and hold a grudge for a long time. Capricorn pet peeves include working with slow, less-qualified people, being constantly ordered around, excess emotionality, not keeping promises, lateness, etc. They also dislike superficial people who lack substance.
The Capricorn Man
A Capricorn male is goal-oriented, ambitious, and focused. He loves power, status and wealth. He loves to lead rather than be in a sub-ordinate position for a long time. He does not believe in taking unnecessary risks, and would rather prefer to patiently work his way towards success. He will seem shy at times as is not as outgoing and outspoken as men belonging to other zodiac signs. However, he is reliable and dependable as a lover, friend, employee, or even as a business partner.
The Capricorn Woman
A Capricorn woman will strive hard to pursue her dreams and goals to gain a powerful position, or support her husband and be a successful man's wife. She is one woman in the zodiac who can be beautiful, sexy, intelligent, practical, loving, shy, and reserved; all at the same time. She is a cautious woman who will put forth duty and responsibility above anything else in her life. Although she may not express her feelings easily, she is very caring and loyal.
A Capricorn in Love
A Capricorn's outlook and approach towards love is equally unique among all other signs of the zodiac. He is very reserved when it comes to expressing his love and feelings to his beloved. It is unclear whether Capricorn individuals actually lack confidence when it comes to relationships, or are simple overly cautious to make sure they do not get hurt.
However, once a Capricorn finds his soulmate, he is into the relationship for a lifetime. It may be hard for a Capricorn to be as passionate in expressing his love as a Scorpio, Libra or an Aquarius individual. But, partners of Capricorns always sense peace, warmth, and contentment in the relationship. A Capricorn is physically very passionate, but will have difficulty in dealing with emotionality.
Open to Love
Although a Capricorn will never admit it, he craves affection. He may appear self-sufficient and aloof, but he is very romantic at heart and has a need to feel loved and appreciated. Once he trusts you, he will open up emotionally (which is a rarity, experienced only by a select few). On the flip side, a Capricorn may be jealous, possessive, and unimaginative. If you are thinking of dating a Capricorn man or a woman, note that they are very conservative and family-oriented individuals. They are looking for a partner who is intelligent, dependable, and consistent. They do not usually get along with unconventional people. This sign is compatible with Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo.
Capricorn in the Workplace
The ambitious, hardworking, reliable, goal-oriented, focused nature of a Capricorn makes him an excellent employee and boss at the workplace. He is more suited to the leadership role as he has a knack of planning and executing the given job. However, a Capricorn boss has high standards and will have little tolerance to inefficiency of others. He may not work that well in places where creativity and originality is constantly required. However, his diligence makes him an asset. Once he trusts you, a Capricorn can be a very trustworthy, reliable, and helpful friend and partner. Just make sure, you are straight forward and honest about your intentions with him.
Disclaimer: one should note that not all traits of a zodiac sign match an individual perfectly, as there can be changes due to the position of other planets in the horoscope!