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Meow asked in Entertainment & MusicHoroscopes · 1 decade ago

Why do all the books say Capricorns are stiff, cold & humorless?

Been doing some reading about Capricorns and I'm offended! Why do all the books say Cappy's are stiff, cold & humorless? That can't be further from the truth about every cappy I know . . . they're funny, kind, warm and sweet people. Anyone know who started the lies about Capricorns? lol

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I've never met a Capricorn who was afraid of hard work in order which to achieve what they want in life. You are ambitious and go for your dreams and usually end up successful. You like money but not if it involves risk. You prefer to know exactly where your dollars and cents are going. You prefer traditional types of savings.

    Others do not generally see you as too enthusiastic but when people get to know you, you do have a side to your nature which is humorous and affectionate. You like to work quietly and effectively without creating too much bother or attention to yourself.

    You are emotionally cool so you don't warm to people that easily until you get to know them. Once you get closer you start to feel comfortable with them. Suspicion is one of the chief traits of Capricorn and when you meet people for the first time it is your way of displaying maturity by not jumping the gun. You like to understand what another person is really about.

    You are a big thinker even though you work methodically and practically by taking your time to achieve what you set out to do. You never like airy, fairy concepts and only work on ideas which will vouch safe your financial and material security in the future. You are not a clock watcher when you work because you believe in doing a job right the first time round. You also hate wasting time. You are frugal, resourceful and hard working. Commitment is natural to you which is why, as I said earlier, you are likely to be successful in anything you attempt.

    Not all Capricorns are supported in their lives so you learnt from an early age how to be self sufficient and to make it alone. You know exactly how to achieve your ambitions by yourself. Your primary philosophy is that self sufficiency is strength so you do not like to ask others to carry you. This also has a basis in the fact that you like to take full credit for what you achieve.

    "Expect the worst but hope for the best" is a saying that I have often heard many Capricorns repeat. Basically you are very level-headed and don't expect things to happen overnight. People admire the way you work because you are motivated by your ambitions but also like to perfect your work and do it properly. You can always be relied upon to help others and not cut corners.

    A traditional life style appeals to you because you like things in their place and need to be in control. Because of this you are not always the most exciting person to be around but you are extremely loyal and will never let anyone down when you give them your word. It does not seem to bother you that others see you as less adventurous. The name of the game to you is living life on your own terms rather than compromising.

    Sometimes others make the mistake of thinking you are elitist. They get the sense you are looking down on them but this is not so because you are actually a very generous person with both your money and your time and if the cause is a worthy one there are fewer who are as generous as you.

    Due to your cautious and meticulous mind you are a wonderful judge of character and can easily see through the BS. You are aware of the consequences of partnership both commercially and personally and are absolutely committed to your word.

    If others get to know you they will understand that you are a very trustworthy, dependent, punctual individual that you can always be counted on to fulfil their needs and help them if the occasion arises.

    In money matters you are extremely hard to deal with and are sometimes seen as being overly materialistic. Although you do drive a hard bargain your integrity always steers your course in life.

    You have an incredible capacity to withstand the blows of life and even if times get tough your resilience and dedication is second to none. You gain greater strength than others from whatever misfortune occurs. You are like the steel under the blacksmith's hammer, getting stronger with every blow!

    Your token is the Goat which shows just how capable you are of reaching the heights of any mountain. Your success is likely to occur later in life but when it does, you share what you have with others. You like measuring your success through what you have.

    You expect people to be just as trustworthy as yourself. If you accept a responsibility you do so with full commitment. You always demand the same level of integrity from anyone you deal with both in the work place and at home.

    You are sure to scale the heights of success and due to your keen focus, discipline and concentration your ruling planet Saturn insures a great deal of success, power and happiness. Capricorn stands for courage and achievement after a long and tedious effort.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    I personally love Capricorns. The way they describe the signs in most astrology sites or books is very exaggerated and mostly black and white. I actually think Capricorns are some of the funniest people, they are known for their dry sense of humor. Since they're pretty serious, they can keep a straight face when saying a joke, and that's what usually makes a joke for me. I don't like that most people portray Capricorns in such a negative way, they're really down to earth, REAL people who are HARD workers and responsible. I don't know many Capricorns but my grandfather was one and I hear he was quite the character. Another Capricorn I know is a very happy, nice, artistic person, but is also very responsible and always tries her best even if she isn't the best (she's got a moon in pisces.)

    But yeah, Caps are very guarded individuals. They like to keep their demeanor calm and cool, and emotions show weakness to them. That's why they SEEM cold and stiff, but behind that facade, they're very deep, passionate individuals.

    Source(s): Years of studying astrology, having an astrologer for a mother, and even though I'm not a Capricorn I've got an Ascendant, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus all in Cappy.
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You might have done something to anger her. OR She doesn't realize she does this and wants her space. Edit: I agree with some of the other people... Maybe she did like you, but you didn't seem like you liked her back. My sun sign isn't in Capricorn, but I do have a stellium in Capricorn in the 10th house, and Capricorn is my dominant sign. I also have Saturn sextile to my Venus, and I don't play mind games. And sometimes when you're doing the flirting and being nice and straightforward and someone does NOT get it, then it can get frustrating. So if you still want her, I'd talk to her. Make plans with her or something. It doesn't have to be a date. Do something with her and then see if you can try to get a date with her. Try to gain her trust.

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  • 1 decade ago

    My old photography teacher was (well, is) a Capricorn. He was friggin hilarious! But yet, he was also strict at times. It just depends on which character trait a person picks up on the most for them to be considered one way or the other. It could also have something to do with the sign of the person that is judging them! Every sign has flaws and negatives...some signs are better at pointing those out than other signs are.

  • 1 decade ago

    Two words. Jude Law. He's a Capricorn and he seems funny, and warm and charming and sweet and..somebody stop me allready. Anyway, you get the point. You just got Saturn as your ruler planet, which makes you hard workers and straight to business like, but that doesn't mean that's the only side you've got. You got layers.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm a Capricorn and my horoscopes say that i love a challenge

    and that i like beating Geminis in games

    but it is true that caps have a bad temper once ticked off

  • 1 decade ago

    This is among what astrology does best. Nobody has control of when they are born, but astrology labels, stereotypes, and pigeon-holes people. Just give a birthdate and time. Of course that is exactly what some people want. Someone to tell them how to live their own lives. I'd rather in control as much as possible. Judge me by my own attributes, not my time of birth.

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    5 years ago

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  • I don't know. As a Capricorn with a great sense of humor,I disagree with it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Joseph C, if you don't know jack about astrology, don't open your mouth and visit the astrology section!!

    Also, most cappy's i've met are funny. But i noticed that they have an evil side to them!

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