Capricorn, The Goat
December 22 to January 20

Modality: Cardinal
Element: Earth
Ruler: Saturn

Keywords: Ambitious, resourceful, disciplined, creative, materialistic

As a Capricorn you are sensible and practical, but your ruling planet of Saturn can make you a bit overly cautious at times. Efficient, organized, and ambitious, you can at times be intolerant of those who may not measure up to your high standards. You are decisive in most situations, thanks to your cardinal sign. You are defined by your ambition and desire to make your mark on the world, even if this may not happen until much later in your life.

Capricorns often have fast-paced home lives with frequent visitors, so balance is a must. Be sure that you aren’t so focused on work (or bringing it home) that your home life is affected. You will be happier and more productive when you find this balance, and you are able to foster and encourage your children in a traditional, stable home. You are attracted to partners who are as level-headed as you, and you could find an ideal mate in a Cancer (your opposite sign), the other water signs (Scorpio and Pisces), or your fellow earth signs (Taurus and Virgo). Life with an Aries or Libra could be unsettling.

When it comes to careers, Capricorns do well with a lot of communication and variety, though your organization and ambition will shine through in any field. Your financial decisions are likewise generally on target, but because you equate material items with success, be sure not to overextend yourself. Though your income and expenses may fluctuate somewhat, you are thrifty and often find the best bargains.

You have a keen sixth sense, which you use when listening and observing, adding insight to your communications.

For the year ahead:

Affirmation: Productive, practical change brings new adventures for success.

  • Jupiter transits Gemini (your sixth house) during the first half of 2013; there will be an emphasis on your personal and professional wellness. Jupiter moves into Cancer on June 23, where it will transit your seventh house and launch a positive year for your friendships and romantic relationships
  • Uranus continues to advance in Aries, where it will remain until 2018. Your home/family life may be lively during this time, including many changes (which could be positive, stressful, or both). You may also gain an interest in your ancestry and genealogy.
  • Saturn continues its transit in Scorpio, in your eleventh house of friendship. Anticipate a widening of your social circle, and perhaps you may become more involved in group activities.
  • Pluto spends the entire year in your sign, where it will transit until 2024. Pluto will, in some way, transform your life in the coming years, and possibly in several ways. Though possibly difficult at times, it will ultimately be positive and empowering.
Written by Anna
Anna is the editor of Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, and Llewellyn's monthly newsletters. She also blogs, tweets, and helps maintain Llewellyn's Facebook page. In her free time, Anna enjoys crossword puzzles, Jeopardy!, being a grammar geek, and spending time ...