Love is a serious business to Capricorn. You have learned from experience that nothing comes easily: you must earn your rewards, and, fortunately, you have tremendous patience and persistence. And relationships are no exception to this life rule: you know that marriage is a working partnership, and that you are building an edifice that must last years, therefore you are prepared to do without the sparks as long as you have stability and solidity.
With me so far? Or have I missed something?
You see, the celestial Goat has a fish's tail, which links her to the watery world of feelings. Thus, you are as capable as any woman of being downed by the thunderbolt of love, which is why your common sense and innate caution are no bulwark against lust and unsuitable men. You make your share of mistakes, although, happily, you do learn from them.
Another hallmark of Capricorn is the reliance on tried and trusted methods, and the tendency to put duties and responsibilities before self-fulfilment. You can put marriage on hold because of your career, a relative's needs or countless other factors that you consider to be more important, and you are terrified to take a risk, yet you yearn to love and be loved, and wonder why so many other women appear to be able to have it all.
What will help is placing a greater importance on your feelings. Your rational approach to life works well in your career and with the material world, but when it comes to relationships you have to go with your heart. Don't be afraid to reveal your sensitivity and express your needs: at the end of the day, what matters more - that you did the right thing or that you found joy, and in the process made someone else very happy too? Underneath that efficient, capable exterior is a woman of passion and abandon. Please let her out.
If you want to reel in a Capricorn man, don't go wearing a nine-inch skirt, a bustier and your stilettos. You'll get his attention, all right, but he'll immediately pop you into the available and very temporary category, while continuing to keep his eye out for the future mother of his children. This man has taste: he is upwardly mobile, and needs a wife who will help him up the ladder of success. He is a truly horny old Goat too - he has a large sexual appetite, which invariably lasts well into old age but he won't be influenced by it when it comes to marriage. Mr Capricorn is often to be found keeping a low profile: he doesn't like drawing attention to himself. He has a dry humour and quiet way of maintaining absolute control. He's faithful and long-suffering too. However, if you're looking for fun, spontaneity, generosity and intimacy, stop right there: he's not for you.
Who's For You
You like what you know, what you are familiar with, and in this instance this means having a relationship with another Cardinal sign - Aries, Libra, and Cancer. Libra, Mr. Style and Sophistication, is your top dog: this man is so smooth you forget all your rules about maintaining control and looking for the really worthwhile qualities in the opposite sex - you just drool and come to heel. And even though you may end up wanting more substance in the relationship, you can sustain a long and happy union. Mr Aries is dream boat number two - daring, dashing, boyish and in need of your sense and sensibleness. However, this is one of the great love affairs, and does not translate well into marriage. With the Cancer man it's a case of opposites attracting - he brings out your soft and sentimental side, the sex is great, and you'll stay together through thick and thin, happy or miserable. Another Capricorn is also a good partner: this is a very safe relationship, although, if you do separate, neither of you takes prisoners. Scorpio and Pisces are two other signs with whom you can find happiness, stability - even passion.
What you should wear in your wedding or engagement ring
Sapphire, turquoise, jet.
The Year Ahead for Capricorn
The first six months of 2014 have what it takes to turn your life around: they could turn it upside down too, but either way you’re moving into a new and important phase of your existence. Some Capricorns will know precisely what this means by the middle of January; others by late April, but at some point before the end of July a major shift will have occurred. In many cases the really big moves will have been inspired by you, but another major theme for 2014 is the role other people have to play in re-shaping your life. Nonetheless, please get moving on your hopes and plans, before this cosmic wave loses its power: book that holiday, make that proposal, acquire that skill – take steps to complete at least one item on your wish list. Both home and career are in the sights of this year’s eclipses (15 and 29 April and 8 and 23 October) and it is around these dates that the more significant professional and familial developments occur. Endings and beginnings indeed.
Jupiter is in the perfect place to bring you happiness in love, so if you have met someone and want to spend your life with him or her, ask that all-important question, preferably before mid-July. There has rarely been a better time to marry or make a long term commitment. There is a but, of course, and this is related to the positions of Pluto and Uranus, which are principally targeting the early January birthdays and those with planets at 10-14 degrees of Capricorn, and continually moving the goal-posts. This group may still fall in love, marry and find connubial bliss, but there is an undertow of the unexpected to contend with. Keep your plans loose. With Venus retrograding in January, a relationship may be put to the test: this is simply a time of transition and by mid-February all will be well. However, if by early March things have not improved, it may be better to go your separate ways. Sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder... Late July through early August another all-or-nothing period.
Developments in the October of last year could have been instrumental in helping you up the career ladder: on the other hand, this period may have sown the seeds of unrest. While you may not have expressed any dissatisfaction with your job, your desire for something bigger and better could move proverbial mountains this year with the result that there could be unexpected job losses and/or surprise offers. Jupiter is blessing partnerships, which is why 2014 is a great time to form businesses and get people on board who will help share the load and promote your talents. Network for all you’re worth. From July this same opportunity-laden planet will be bringing its influence to bear on finance. Aside from some sheer money-luck, any settlements should work in your favour, and there will be more money available for borrowing and investment. How good does that sound!
DOB: 12th Jan 1951
She has a marvellous work ethos - driven even - and has a good head on her shoulders. It's her sweet, sentimental, this-feels-so-good-I-can't-stop moon in Pisces that gets her into trouble.