Our delineation of the Capricorn horoscope follows a very logical method, based on ancient basic and archetypal principles. It's NOT about stereotypes.
Every zodiac sign is the result of the so-called Quadruplicities or Modes (Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs) and Triplicities (related to the four elements: Fire, Air, Water and Earth).
The Capricorn horoscope is based on the Cardinal Earth energies:
The Cardinal principle is about acting (doing) and urges. It implies initiating activity and executing power. Cardinal is changing, disturbing and unsettling. Cardinals are the "do-ers" and initiators.
The Earth principle is about material, tangible things. It's the solid-state and always very condense. It's cold and heavy. It wants to retain in a contracted manner.
Blending cardinal air into something tangible or material, you get the keyword of "the mountain."
The main characteristics of the Sun (representing your self-expressing life force) in the cardinal earth sign Capricorn are:
always want to climb higher and higher, to the top in whatever job or field. This causes them to often surpass themselves -- not always in a positive and/or healthy way.
ambitious; wants to be in the highest position (literally or figuratively) (compare this with Aries who wants to be the first)
sometimes humorless or a dry sense of humor
emotionally detached, impersonal and formal
strategical and business-minded
interest in matters of money and insurances
interest in political matters and our society
responsible but tends not to bond easily
needs to express oneself factually and authoritative
sets limits (to others) to be in control and to feel secure (see the next bullets); restrictive and rigid
always wants to feel secure
always has something to do with "locks" (locked doors, locking up rooms...) and/or feelings of (in)security
always mind the (unwritten or unspoken) strings attached!
Depending on your birth date, the Capricorn horoscope divides into the following three decanates: