Capricorn Rising

Meaning of Rising Sign

Capricorn rising means that Capricorn was the zodiac sign that was on the eastern horizon at the time of your birth. As a Capricorn rising, you're ruled by earth, and your ruling planet is Saturn, the planet of rules, structure, work and determination.


Capricorn isn't ruled by a “fun” planet at all—so this rising sign's appearance and general demeanor are polar opposites to more lively, vibrant signs, such as Sagittarius or Gemini.

Ruled by Saturn, the planet of rules and fears, the body type of a Capricorn rising is very structured. They might be slim, or slender, and also fair in complexion, with a straight-and-narrow type of formation.

In fact, this placement can look a little bony! And there's a reason for that: Capricorn rules the joints and the skeletal system including: bones, teeth and knees. It's no wonder why their bones appear a little more than the body structure of others. Additionally, this placement might find that their teeth protrude a bit or that their teeth are a touch bigger than everyone else's.

This sign is ruled by the small-but-mighty Goat. Capricorn rising natives might not be exceptionally tall, but they will have an agile and slim body type.


  • Dependable
  • Ethical
  • Family-oriented
  • Loyal
  • Reserved
  • Responsible
  • Secure
  • Serious
  • Successful


With a serious ruling planet, such as Saturn, you can guess that Capricorn risings are not necessarily the life of the party. They are very calculated about how they go about things. They must have a plan in place. They must be in control of what's going to happen. And they must surround themselves with people who can help them achieve success.

One way to look at a Capricorn rising is to recognize that perhaps they are so serious and responsible because they were made to be that way. In some cases, this placement grew up with a family that required them to “grow up” much faster than other children. Thus, a Capricorn rising native is really just fulfilling what they consider to be their duty.

Additionally, because this person has a structured moral compass, they will always do the right thing. The problem with this mindset is that “appearance” becomes very important to this sign. Capricorn rising might find themselves too intertwined with reputation.

With a knack for self-restraint, this sign isn't super good at “letting loose.” They might do well with friends or partners who allow them to feel that they deserve such frivolous moments. In truth, they are one of the most hardworking signs in the zodiac, so if anyone deserves a little downtime or a special gift, it's them!

The first impression a Capricorn rising gives off to others is someone who works hard and plays never. People who meet Capricorn rising will think that they are polite, well-mannered and reserved individuals who could do with a stiff drink. While they are often knocked on for being a “fun sucker” at the holiday party, you can count on them to get work done promptly—always.