Capricorn struggles as life throws one obstacle after another into his path. But everyday that he remains committed to the belief that he was born to succeed in a big way, his character is strengthened. There are, no doubt, many days when Capricorn’s light is barely flickering.
Capricorn builds solid character through his commitment to keep going despite relentless pressure. By never giving up hope, he eventually makes success possible for himself and for the world.
Capricorn comes to be known for his integrity, achievements, and genuine sense of personal satisfaction. Through his struggles, he comes to symbolize leadership, authority, work, self-discipline, self-sufficiency, and, most importantly, self-control. Capricorn is routinely challenged to stand alone and prove himself to himself. Once he passes that test, applause and external approval of any kind become meaningless in terms of the life decisions he makes. Because he intends to succeed and because he knows that self-control is required, his behavior reflects his intentions, not his emotions. Fear, anger, jealousy, and self pity do not motivate him. Despite all pressures, he takes the next well-thought out step on his path to achievement.
As a Capricorn’s personal power over himself grows, and his knowledge widens, the possible paths he can choose to follow narrows, until ultimately he chooses nothing. He simply does what he must do. What Capricorns frequently must do is to become a business owners, a captains of industry, prime ministers, archbishops, chiefs of police, CEOs, or the supervisor. Ultimately they must lead, as life has lead them to a place where following would betray everything they’ve become.