A question I hear a lot, particularly from younger clients and friends, is why Capricorn is so regularly described as career-focused. Many of them who have Capricorn placements either say they don’t identify with their sign or even worry that they are failing somehow if they are not putting their career first. This does a real disservice to a ton of people, so I’m here to dispel some myths.
It’s true that Capricorn can be career-oriented, but it’s not always the case. What Capricorn is, is goal-oriented. Ambitious. Capricorn is sharp, driving Cardinal energy made manifest in in the physical world. Capricorn is a sign that makes things happen.
Capricorn manages things, but not always employees. One person I know plans group outings and vacations for her friends every single weekend. People might not hire travel agents anymore, but with her they’ve got the next best thing. Another Capricorn founded book club that she rules with an iron fist. The expectations for members are high, but it’s wildly successful – there’s a wait list for membership at least 20 people deep!
Capricorn is often climbing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re climbing a career ladder. They will, however, consistently achieve in the area of life they direct their energy toward. The house that Capricorn inhabits gives more information about exactly where they’re striving.
- One Capricorn I know with the Sun in the 6th house has taken training his pet to new levels. How many Boxer puppies do you know that can be trusted to calmly walk off-leash regardless of distraction?
- Someone else with Capricorn in the 9th has read easily five thousand books, and shows no sign of stopping. She’s only in her thirties, so imagine how big that number will grow!
- Another person with their Capricorn Sun in the 11th has cultivated a huge social media following due to her stark, Gothic photography and persona. She’s the best out there in terms of her little niche.
The possibilities are endless! The point is, career is far from the only expression of Capricorn energy. I reject the notion that we can fail at living our charts. In fact, a Capricorn that is afraid of failure is…well, a Capricorn! That’s part of the package. But as long as Capricorn growing, climbing, and making their goals manifest, they are doing just fine. They succeed by being exactly who they are.
Are you a Capricorn with less conventional accomplishments? What ladder do you climb?