“This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ~ Alan W. Watts

I know a few Capricorns, and I have to say that as signs of the Zodiac go, Capricorns are a unique lot.

I am a Scorpio myself, and am used to predictable reactions to my sun sign. Usually, they involve a wrinkling of the nose (as in “oh dear”) to stereotyping me into being a violent tornado.

So when Capricorn is accused of being at the less-than-exciting end of the sun sign spectrum, I empathize, because the stereotype is unfair.

Actually, Capricorn while indeed dutiful, cerebral and comfortable within their own carefully constructed world, is also humorous, dependable and hot in the bedroom—they just need the right partner or circumstances to bring it out in them.

On the Zodiac wheel, Capricorn rules from December 22 until January 20th, under the influence of Saturn.

Since Saturn is the sixth rock from the Sun, a giant planet with its mystery of rings and moonlets, it is not a celestial body to be messed with. If any sign can deal with Saturn’s shenanigans, it is stable, strong Capricorn.

Saturn rules limitations and experiences. Capricorn, while expert at putting limitations on itself—not always a good thing—is also excellent at creating something out of nothing, pushing through difficult situations, hanging on for dear life when times get tough and coming out victorious in the end.

I find Capricorns inspiring. I have seen them build an empire from slim opportunity, simply with their incredible tenacity and attention to detail.

Capricorns are one of the four Cardinal Zodiac signs. The others are Aries, Cancer and Libra.

“In astrology, cardinal signs (also called by older astrologers as a movable sign) are associated with leadership, ambition, great force and dynamic qualities that initiates a change.”  ~ Wikipedia

Some famous Capricorns include: Alan Watts, Benjamin Franklin, Justin Trudeau, Stephen Hawking, Edgar A. Poe, Martin Luther King, David Bowie (RIP) Anthony Hopkins, A.A. Milne, Betty White, Diane Keaton, Diane Von Furstenberg and Janis Joplin.

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