This Constellation, “Capricorn” — the tenth sign of the Zodiac — exerts its influence from December 21 to January 19.
The persons born under its influence will be self-made men, the builders of their own fortune, and they will know how to remain prosperous.
Capricorn also endows its subject with a strong taste for destroying things, an active disposition, a vigorous body, especially if born between midnight and noon, for, if born between noon and midnight they may have a few physical defects and suffer from accidents. They will show themselves aggressive, warlike, enthusiastic, vehement, and yet, inclined to melancholy and saving habits.
Their mind will be shrewd, fair and clever in business matters, and decidedly versatile.
Their will-power, although strong, may vary in its object, but will finally succeed in reaching the desired goal.
Capricorn renders its subjects rather brusque in their manners, with such decided ways that they will often seem rude. They will be slow to anger and slow to forgive, although they do not harbor mean, revengeful feelings.
They are very prudent and circumspect, never making a move without lengthy deliberation.
Capricorn endows those born under it with quickness and agility and with a sound eyesight.
They will not prove constant in love matters, although this fickleness may be frequently caused by the influence of others, not by an inborn unfaithful disposition.
Money will come to the subject through his own talents and efforts, seldom through gifts or inheritance.
Brothers and sisters will be numerous, but harmful rather than helpful.
The Capricorn subject will undertake many short journeys, several of them in consequence of his enemies’ intrigues.
His father will make him suffer through his violence; his family will be a source of more trouble than satisfaction; they will interfere with his matrimonial projects.
In his youth, he will have to face great physical dangers, either wounds in war or severe illnesses.
This constellation is not prolific; it is better so, since the children of the subject, if he has any, will ruin his position or his conduct will ruin the children’s lives.
Great struggles are foretold; difficult and mysterious intrigues developing during journeys or on account of them; clerical gentlemen will be mixed in the matter.
Until the subject has passed his 42d year he will have to undergo many vicissitudes and be ill-treated by relatives.
The Capricorn subjects suffer greatly from gout, rheumatism in the joints, especially in the arms and hands; they are troubled also with certain stomach disorders.
They may expect bruises due to falls; they will develop a tendency to hypochondria.
The marriage question is in their case both serious and complex. The Cancer constellation, whose part it is to preside over alliances between sexes, is particularly fickle and changeable; It is in direct opposition to Capricorn, which it, therefore, greatly influences, and so the subjects of the latter will meet with serious troubles in their marital relations, and will probably marry more than once.
Capricorn interferes sadly with long journeys, and renders them quite dangerous, either through accidents, or through severe illnesses or wounds.
There will be more than one Judas Iscnriot among the friends of the subject; his position will run great risks through their dark intrigues. A powerful protection will help the subject upward, especially if he has chosen the army or navy as his career.
He will meet two kinds of enemies; some in high places, others low down in social rank; his brothers and sisters (at least one of them) will not prove his friends. Finally, he will triumph over all this active or latent ill-will, or it will subside of itself.
The Capricorn constellation gives its subjects a lymphatic-nervous physical temperament in Southern climes, and a lymphatic-bilious disposition in Northern latitudes.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain