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The glyph for Capricorn is represented here.
Perhaps the most odd-looking of the group, this glyph can be viewed as the twisted horns of a goat. Alternatively, 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).
The flowers associated with the sign of Capricorn are the pansy (depicted here, and representing consideration, carefulness, pondering) and lotus (representing patience and faithfulness).
Capricorn: Ruling Planet
The ruling planet of the sign of Capricorn is Saturn, depicted here.
Saturn brings structure and meaning to our world as it is fully aware of the limits of time and matter. Saturn reminds us of our boundaries, our responsibilities, and our commitments. It brings definition to our lives. Saturn makes us aware of the need for self-control and of boundaries.
Capricorn's element is Earth. There are three Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Earth signs are reliable, practical, and sensual.
The symbol for Capricorn is the Goat. 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. Strength of character is also associated with Capricorn.
Capricorn's mode is Cardinal. There are four Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
Cardinal signs want action! They correspond to the beginning of each of the four seasons.
Capricorn: Ruling Planet Glyph
Depicted here, the glyph or symbol used to represent Capricorn's ruling planet, Saturn.
Saturn's glyph, or symbol, shows the cross of matter (reality) over the soul, representing the material nature of man reigning. Note that the symbol of Saturn is the symbol of Jupiter inverted!
The constellation of Capricorn is depicted here.
The metal associated with Capricorn is lead (representing durability, strength, endurance, and stability).
Capricorn is associated with a number of gemstones, including the onyx (representing self-control, discipline, spiritual strength, and focus) and amber (representing wisdom and clarity).
Colors associated with the sign of Capricorn are brown (representing steadfastness, dependability, and simplicity) and purple.
Capricorn: House Association
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is also associated with the tenth house.
The tenth house rules career and profession, contribution to society, position in society, social standing, reputation, material success and position, how we carve out an identity for ourselves, achievement, authority figures, paternal figures, the father or most “paternal” parent/caregiver, bosses, governments, attitude towards responsibility, attitude towards abiding by the law, desire for achievement.