The Sun in Capricorn

Capricorn season can seem like all work and no play, but there's a time to buckle down and focus on building your empire!

The sun in Capricorn brings out your inner CEO. It's a great time to find the focus, clarity, and dedication to bring your dreams to life, especially after using last month to expand your horizons and be inspired. After the whimsy and exploration of Sagittarius season, this is an excellent time to bring a little structure and routine back into your day-to-day life. You may even find yourself channeling your inner leader and sharing your gifts with others.

Sun in Capricorn: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Earth & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Sun in Capricorn:

  • Disciplined
  • Down to Earth
  • Hard Working
  • Humorous
  • Responsible

Negative keywords for Sun in Capricorn:

  • Aloof
  • Authoritarian
  • Conservative
  • Pessimistic
  • Ruthless

Sun in Capricorn Personality

Capricorns are the hustlers of the zodiac. Their eyes are forever forward-facing in search of their next goal. Unfortunately, hustling can be a lonely enterprise, and despite their public-oriented characters, they sometimes struggle to make (non-professional) connections. This, in conjunction with their hard exterior, gives the impression of an unfriendly individual.

In their own way, those with their sun in Capricorn do care. They're just not the most skilled at the soft, lovey-dovey aspect of concern. Sentimentality malfunctions their practical programming, so they generally avoid it outside of the briefest moments with their nearest and dearest. Much like all their undertakings, when they do opt for a little romance or mushiness, they go all out. Beyond their horns, Goats are lovely folks and even doting folks who know how to have a good time.

Positive Traits

The Goat aspires to climb to the top of the mountain and usually makes it there. As the double Capricorn Donna Summer once said, these folks “work hard for the money.” However, money isn't necessarily their goal but a side effect of their success. Whether it's business, sports, music, or medicine, Capricorn strives to perform the best possible and is resourceful enough to do so.

In the midst of complete chaos, Capricorn remains outwardly cool-headed. They're not the type to let others see them sweat. Like lovely Libra, public perception is everything for this sign. They'd sooner drop dead than make a bad impression with their boss or coworkers.

Negative Traits

Promotion after promotion, trophy after trophy, nothing satisfies Capricorn. In this quest to conquer the world, Capricorns risk getting tunnel vision and neglecting the aspects of their lives beyond work. The world's first workaholic was probably a Capricorn.

Being so achievement-minded, they don't tolerate weakness, not in themselves nor others. Therefore, their loved ones may not find a soft shoulder to cry on in a Capricorn sun, particularly if the sign considers their problems preventable. After all, their primary self-soothing method is to work it off. They work so hard only to realize that it's lonely at the top.


Understanding that good things come to those who (who work and) wait. However to peg them as completely unimaginative would be incorrect, as Capricorns have high hopes for their futures. They simply view achievement through a realistic lens and identify heavily with it.

Still, Capricorns hold themselves to incredibly elevated standards but aren't always better for it. Stress and a dash of self loathing characterize Capricorn's resting state. Paired with their innate traditionalism, these individuals may come across as standoffish or harsh. But like their sister sign, Cancer, Capricorn suns have heart—just an odd way of expressing it.