Never underestimate a Capricorn man. He may appear tame and content, placidly mulching through his share of hay. But behind his docile stance, his brain is working overtime. Tie a goat up and he’ll find a way to chew through the rope, vault over a fence, then trot away to whatever destination he has in mind. You can’t keep a good goat down, and a Capricorn man is known, for good reason, as the overachieving workaholic of the zodiac.
Ambitious, determined, and practical – these traits sum up the Capricorn personality. He is happy to tread along a brow-beaten path, climbing steep hills and weathering nasty storms, as long as he knows that triumph awaits him at the mountain’s peak. He wants to get to the top to reap the rewards. The benefits of success are fame, prestige, money; the name of the game is perseverance. His attention to detail and patience stand him in good stead in the process of getting to his goals.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and this may influence the Goat towards being patrician and authoritarian. The Capricorn man may rock the boat a little on his way to top goat, but rest assured none of it is personal. He is risk averse, preferring to play it safe than to lose all his stakes in one round. He often adopts a mature, serious demeanor that goes hand in hand with his focus on achieving.
The Goat is extremely down-to-earth, preferring reality above madcap ideas and outrageous dreams. He is a traditionalist, and can be rather reserved with new acquaintances. You won’t find a Capricorn man dancing on bars or organizing an impromptu trip around the world. He’s more the sort to be CEO of the multinational entertainment company that owns the bar, and would have an entire itinerary planned in fifteen-minute time slots for an around-the-world trip, completed a year in advance.
Love, Sex, Romance, and Relationships with a Capricorn Man
Like most other things in his life, the Capricorn man treats love seriously. He is not a flirt, nor a player. He believes in true love and will wait patiently for it, and when finding it, will work hard to keep it. He has high standards and will admire from afar before making his move. It will either be a determined move towards happily-ever-after, or a decisive move away to better pastures. The Capricorn man does not waste time with mind games. He is a closet romantic, deep, deep down underneath that thick hide. However, he would never allow this to influence any of his decisions when it comes to love and relationships.
A Capricorn seeks stability. He wants a steady relationship and he is a devoted partner, as long as there is an equal split share of work and costs. After all, he works hard for his money – why shouldn’t everyone else? Having said that, the Capricorn man is only too happy to look after you, and he will make sure that the bills are always paid on time, and the rent is never behind. He will be a source of support and strength to his partner, and the role of protector comes easily to him. He is unlikely to be fickle or unfaithful, as he has weighed up all his options and made the right decision, so he simply does not have a reason to stray. A long-term partner and steady emotional commitment are all this goat asks for from life.
The Capricorn man may surprise you in the bedroom, turning from tame goat to wild satyr in the space of time it takes you to turn the lights down low. In between the sheets, he will apply the same attention to detail he demonstrates in the boardroom to lovemaking and can be surprisingly passionate if and when he loses his inhibitions. He’s not a fan of role-plays, massage or fantasies – the Capricorn is more of a “do one thing, and do it well” kind of lover, which makes for an extremely satisfying experience for his partner, as long as they don’t expect candles, drama, and ornate costumes from him. However, a Capricorn man is very interested in pleasing his mate, who may be able to convince him to let down his guard and indulge in some fantasy.
He is generally considered most compatible with Taurus, Virgo, Pisces, and Scorpio.
Understanding Capricorn Men
Practical and reserved, the Capricorn man is a hard-working, down-to-earth person whose foresight has him thinking in the long term. Unfortunately, his disciplined behavior can slow a budding relationship – but once committed, he shows himself to be a worthy catch.
Logic will rule this man’s day, but there is a fun side to the Capricorn man once he relaxes in the company of friends and family. He finds it difficult to lose that reserved outlook, so you’ll never find him making a fool of himself at any social event. Even the more outgoing Goats have a somewhat guarded manner, as they are usually exceptionally aware of how they are coming across. However, he is very humorous and often in a sarcastic way, and has an interesting take on the world.
Patience is a strong point with the Capricorn man and he’ll wait however long it takes to get what he wants. He is loyal, thoughtful, and essentially kind-hearted.
Money & the Capricorn Man
The Capricorn man is practical and manages his financial portfolio with sensible, realistic investments. He plans well for the future and expects his retirement years to be comfortable ones where he can relax and enjoy himself without the need to worry about money. He is generally more concerned about future security than most other signs.
Owning a pessimistic attitude at times and skeptical attitude almost always, the Capricorn man is extremely wary of anyone promising quick riches for low risk opportunities and will not open his pocketbook for any of these get-in-on-the-ground-floor invitations.
When you negotiate with this man, he will be difficult to read with his poker face and disciplined façade.
Fashion & the Capricorn Man
True to his earthy, sensible nature, the Capricorn man’s wardrobe will revolve around the earth colors of dark green and brown. Always conservative, but never out of style, this gentleman shops out of need and doesn’t necessarily enjoy the experience.
Whatever he buys for home or clothing, the man remains realistic and won’t squander money on unnecessary, impractical items. Jewelry might consist of an expensive, high-quality watch, but the remainder of his bling will be kept to a minimum.
The Capricorn man knows that you get what you pay for and won’t be dissuaded from buying because of price if he sees value for his money.
Relationships & the Capricorn Man
Friends and relatives may understand the Capricorn man’s lack of outward emotion, but this trait makes him seem distant and not easily approachable by others. Capricorns with an instant smile are the most approachable of the bunch, but even these Goats can subtly intimidate others, even without wanting to. It is largely due to this trait that Capricorn men often get involved with rather outgoing people who make the first move.
Capricorns can be reluctant at first in a relationship, possibly because he knows that he takes people to heart and any new relationship is a big investment in his mind. He is careful and cautious with his feelings, so that partners might sense that he’s not giving it his all at the outset. Many Capricorns would rather skip the first stages of a relationship and get right to the comfortable stage, but of course that isn’t possible, so they go through the first stage motions.
Capricorns, in fact, don’t prove everything right away, preferring to build a relationship slowly and for a partner to gradually discover his wonderful traits. He might even put those things he is less confident about on the table so that he can get that out of the way. He doesn’t want to lead anyone on, and more importantly, he doesn’t want to disappoint someone he truly likes.
Some Capricorns need to avoid coming across as elitist. They can be very choosy and picky, and usually have very definite tastes, likes, and dislikes, but sometimes these traits are translated as snobby. Most Capricorns are aware of this and do their best not to speak in black-and-white terms.
The Capricorn man cherishes his close relationships and provides a logical resolve to any problem he’s asked to become involved in. This man will never steer his friends wrong and will be there supporting his partner through life.
Try not to expect the Capricorn man to flower his response to your question. Enjoy him for his finer traits rather than make him into something he is not. True, he rarely seems enthusiastic, but get to know him well enough, and you will discover his own way of expressing enthusiasm.
Romance & the Capricorn Man
Some Capricorn men spend so much time devoted to their career that they seem to put relationships second. Reticent by nature, the gentleman’s future partner will have to get around his defense system and prove they’re trustworthy before he’ll open the door to his world.
Despite his reserved character, the Capricorn man is far from being an unenthusiastic lover and will relinquish himself fully to a deep intimacy with the right companion. He’s a patient lover who understands the ways of pleasing his partner, so a night with him will always bring a smile.
Capricorn men are not typically big fans of PDA (public displays of affection) and very much prefer to keep their personal lives on the private side. Any partner of his should know not to gossip about him, argue in public, or otherwise attract negative attention.
Thinking and talking about something is not enough for the Capricorn man. If you haven’t shown results in the real world, then his heart cannot be engaged. He needs for a relationship to truly work in real terms, so he is rarely carried away by the fantasy of what might be. As well, it’s important for any partner of a Capricorn man to realize that while he is an emotional man underneath it all, he may not talk at length about what he’s feeling.
Health & the Capricorn Man
The Capricorn man will usually be a staunch, attractive individual in his own way, who walks with an air of confidence, even if he is not always feeling that way. He takes care of himself and can be a fan of diets, healthy eating, and exercise.
With his naturally skeptical outlook on life and a tendency to rationalize everything that happens around him, the Capricorn man must be careful about getting himself down in the dumps.
Career & the Capricorn Man
Ambition is a character trait of the Capricorn man and he thrives on excelling at whatever he does. Any unintentional coolness towards fellow workers is a by-product of his focus on his contribution and not because he’s unfriendly.
Hard working and diligent, the Capricorn man will do well as an investment counselor, financial analyst, land developer, teacher, or coach.
Not prone to outbursts of emotion, a stone-faced Capricorn man would make a good professional poker player! There are many Capricorn comedians as well.