Capricorn, born December 22nd - January 19th, the tenth sign and mountain goat of the zodiac, is all about hard work. Those born under this sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office, realizing that it will likely take a lot of those days to get to the top. That’s no problem, since Capricorns are both ambitious and determined: they will get there. Life is one big project for these folks, and they adapt to this by adopting a businesslike approach to most everything they do.
Saturn, and therefore the sign of Capricorn, is all about authenticity, realness, and honesty. Saturn also rules the wisdom of old age. Therefore, Capricorn tends to be a sign that's very aware of what's timeless and what's just passing through. Caps aren't likely to fall for the latest fad or jump on a bandwagon just because everyone else is doing it. Saturn is associated with the bones in the body and all of the structures that hold us up. Likewise, Capricorns love stability.
Capricorn is symbolized by the sea goat, a mythological creature with the body of a goat and tail of a fish. This imagery speaks to Capricorn's divided abilities: Capricorns are relentless: They are determined to overcome whatever stands in their way. We often think of Capricorns as high achievers or business-oriented workhorses. This speaks to the goat aspect of their sea-goat symbol. Goats are scrappy, and some of them are capable of climbing to great heights. The fishtail portion of the sea-goat, on the other hand, holds the ocean and the vast, almost spiritual world that lies beneath it.
Capricorns are masters of discipline. The constant reminders, the exacting structure, the ever-increasing goals, the tidal wave of self-criticism that lasts forever. They are the ultimate perfectionist. They can be so absorbed in their own internal monologue that it becomes impossible to get them to look away from themselves. Capricorns are often called “workaholics.” They are incredibly pragmatic. They are rule followers with a highly developed moral compass. From a young age it is impressed upon them that their whole sense of worth and meaning is based on their ability to hunker down and force their way to the finish. This turns them into achievement junkies. Their drive to succeed is a reflection of their fear of failure.
Capricorns are deemed to be ambitious, practical, and helpful people. But they can be stubborn and suspicious too. That’s why we’ve listed out several crystals to support Capricorns.
Red Tiger’s Eye: Especially attuned to Capricorn’s energy. Red Tiger’s eye boosts perseverance, hard-work, confidence, and discourages procrastination, making it a perfect fit for Capricorns. Despite its fiery red color, it also has calming properties and is particularly useful in tempering excessive negative emotions like rage. It also gives one a boost in energy and stamina needed to finish projects especially as the end of the year approaches.
Malachite: Associated with Capricorn because of its powers as a transformative stone. Capricorns tend to be inflexible, especially when it comes to how things should be handled, and while these qualities are part of the reason most Capricorns are successful in their careers, they can also add a strain in your relationships. Malachite encourages one to accept change when necessary, it opens the mind to new perspectives and experiences.. Capricorns, while not as emotional as other signs, tend to hold onto resentments when things don’t go their way or when the feel they have been slighted, Malachite opens the heart to forgiveness and acceptance. As a stone of the Heart Chakra, Malachite helps with any issues of the heart, including issues with giving or receiving love. It is perfect for Capricorns who have difficulty dealing with conflicts in their relationships as it opens not only the heart but as well as the mind to expressing and accepting love. Malachite also helps ease strong emotions including, anger, anxiety and depression, feelings that Capricorns are prone to when they don’t get what they want. Malachite is a highly protective stone especially when traveling, making it perfect for Capricorns who want to get out of their comfort zones and explore the world. In addition, Malachite promotes financial abundance and success, an excellent stone for the already financially-savvy Capricorn.
Garnet: Supports Capricorn sun signs in their determination and gives them the extra commitment they need to succeed by offering them strength, courage, and confidence. It supports their emotional health and removes energy blockages and inhibitions that are getting in the way so that they can manifest their dreams. It’s a grounding stone that matches their earth energy, providing them with a calm and serene sense of security.
Howlite: Another Capricorn stone that helps Capricorns get out of their heads. It soothes anxious nerves, settles their overactive minds, and promotes healthy emotional responses. It improves their connection to higher spirit and inspires them to be the best they can be. It even reminds them to rest and assists them in making compromises during disputes.
Carnelian: Known as the stone of motivation, supporting Capricorn’s determination and passion. It offers a positive, forward-moving energy that gives them the courage to make anything happen. At the same time, it helps reduce anger, resentment, and other emotions that are getting in the way of their happiness.
Emerald: A Capricorn stone that combines earth energy with the heart. It helps Capricorns maintain their patience when they are beginning to lose it, and it helps them to feel hopeful, passionate, and creative. Emerald also stimulates their intuition and their intellect, offering them a balanced state from which they can better accomplish their goals.
Scolecite: Associated with the upper chakras, especially the Heart and Third Eye chakras helping to facilitate deep inner peace and spiritual transformation. The slow, calming vibrations of this crystal cleanses your whole aura and promotes self-healing throughout all of your energetic centers.As a peaceful crystal, Scolecite counters anxiety and stress in a busy Capricorn’s life. It’s especially helpful in helping you go to sleep and catch up on much-needed rest. After a long day at work, Capricorns can meditate with this crystal to help them wind down. Scolecite crystal can also aid you in understanding your dreams and making the connections between them and your daily life. Everything within our dreams has a meaning about something in reality, and Scolecite stone helps us to discover these meanings. Being able to understand our dreams can help us move forward and inform our intuition about where we want to go and how we’re going to get there.
Peridot: As a stone of compassion, this healing crystal can bring some joy and cheer to a Capricorn who can seem gloomy and pessimistic about the world. Plus, it may give support in difficult situations, and when emotions are running high. Peridot shows you how to forgive yourself and facilitates looking back on your past with compassion and understanding. It shows us how to find the gift and lessons in our past experiences and helps with self-forgiveness which is good for Capricorns who are angry about their failures.
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