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By Kshitij Sharma
Published: January 31, 2015, Last Updated: February 12, 2015

Capricorn is an even and female sign. It is of earth element and is movable nature. It is of short ascension. Capricorn represents southern direction. Its prakriti/temperament is vaat/airy. It is strong at nights.

Makar/Capricorn is a sign rules by Saturn. It denotes the knees of the Kala Purusha. For people born in this sign, the most important trait that rule their life are discipline and organization.

Makar borns are very restrained in their speech. They may appear as shy, reserved people, but are pretty hard-nosed. They have lot of determination to overcome any hurdle that life may throw at them. Saturn is the planet of Karma and is a hard task master. Saturn ensures that hard work leads to lasting success. This is the tenacity that is very evident in an evolved Capricorn born person.

Capricorn born persons understand their goals and are focused in achieving them. They do not neglect their surrounding and are pretty aware of the environment. They are sharp in that sense as they would not allow others to take them for a ride.

Most of the time, individuals born in this sign work alone. They do not have patience for taking others along with them or motivating them. To others, they may seem as obstinate and stubborn. However, they aren’t very emotional people and this behavior when paired with determination may be perceived by others as obstinacy.

Capricorn born can overwork and exert themselves to an extreme. Most importantly, they need to be more optimistic and less egotistic in their approach towards life.

Lucky Gemstones for Capricorn: Blue Sapphire (Neelam), Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj), Ruby (Manik)
Colour: Dark blue, green, white. Avoid yellow and cream.
Days of the week: Wednesday, Saturday and Fridays are good. Avoid Sunday and Monday.

Sun in Capricorn

Sun moves into Capricorn in the 2nd week of January. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as a major festival, in various forms, all over India. On this day, Sun moves in the house of his son – Saturn. However, as Sun is in enemy territory, this cannot be considered a very good position in the chart.

The person is very hard working and works his way up the corporate ladder silently. The person has deep sense of responsibility and is considered very trustworthy by his peers. He benefits from conventional path rather than a radical one. The person is very motivated and determined from within, but this trait is never on display.

On the negative side, the person can work very hard and burn out very quickly. There are many obstacles along the way. He can be considered boring by his friends and family due to his aloof nature. Frustration can lead to clinical depression in extreme circumstances.

On health front, this position of Sun in Capricorn may lead to joint pains and arthritis. The skin may become dry and develop rashes and this may be a enduring problem.

Moon in Capricorn

Moon in Capricorn, i.e., someone with Capricorn with a janma rashi denotes the innate qualities of this sign and Saturn at an emotional level.

The person is very reliable and responsible. The person is disciplined and meticulous and works towards delivering his responsibility towards the place of work, family and society. The person is balanced in approach. Positive aspects on this combination lead to a master of business administration. The person is dedicated to old people and would take care of parents and grand-parents in their old age.

On the negative side, such a person takes himself too seriously. They are detached from emotions and seem ruthless and callous. They can be cruel towards others. They follow rules very closely and expect others to do the same. If things do not go according to their wishes, they can be quite merciless.

The health problems indicated by this combination are joint pains and dislocation of knee cap.

Mars in Capricorn

Mars is exalted in Capricorn, with the best exaltation at 28 degrees within Capricorn. Mars’ simultaneous location in Kendra/angle houses (1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th) manifests as Ruchaka Yoga, which is one of the panch mahapurusha yoga.

The person has extraordinary capabilities in area of bravery, energy and initiative. The person can work in a law enforcement organization. Technical and mechanical abilities are indicated in area of science, mechanics, automobile design, construction etc. The person also possesses an awe inspiring personality, which others are scared of.

On the negative side, the person is quick to snap and capable of bouts of anger. The person can be quite confrontational towards others. Aggression defines the person, if this combination comes to act through Ruchaka yoga.

On health front, this combination indicates accidents and fractures, especially knee and let area. Skin diseases like eczema could cause frequent rashes.

Mercury in Capricorn

Mercury is in neutral house in Capricorn. Hence the overall effects are positive.

The person with this combination in his chart takes systematic approach to analytics and mathematics. The person can be good in area of finance, e.g., a chartered accountant, finance official in his company etc.

On the negative side, the person is too focused as part of his own activities and may not be aware of what is going around him. The person has communication problems and may malign and slander others unnecessarily.

On the health front, problems can occur as nerve damage, skin problems like eczema, bruises in leg area.

Jupiter in Capricorn

Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn and the worst debilitation is at 5 degrees in Capricorn.

A debilitated Jupiter in a kundli results in unhappiness and misery. The person is usually narrow-mindedness and lacks creativity. It signifies lack of children.

If this is channeled appropriately, the combination can result in organized thinking. The person helps the masses and fights for the underdog. The person can be a good administrator who goes by the book and can ensure that rules are followed and important policies are enforced.

On the health front, this combination results in spectrum of health problems as the basic vigour and vitality is missing.

Venus in Capricorn

Venus is in Saturn’s sign in Aquarius. It is a friendly placement and hence this is good for the horoscope. However, Venus’ attributes are opposite to that of Saturn and hence some of the results are modified in the chart.

The person is reliable and dependable in love affairs and usually prefers a mature mate. This combination brings stability to marriage. The person would be committed towards all relations, especially parents in their old age. The person prefers to be a highly regarded leader and loves to live the live with dignity.

On the negative side, the person could be too conservative and mechanical in love relationships. They may be perceived as cold and unemotional.

On the health front, the person has problems with heart and is of weak constitution. There could be problems with reproductive organs.

Saturn in Capricorn

Saturn is in swakshetra in Capricorn. Saturn’s position in the horoscope in one of the angles (1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th houses in the horoscope) along with this position in Capricorn results in Sasa yoga, which is one of the panch mahapurusha yoga caused by Saturn.

The person is very hardworking and disciplined. This combination also makes a person very well organized and self-controlled. The person is methodical and efficient. The person can handle the pressures of administration at the highest levels. This combination makes a person strive for perfection.

On the negative side, the person works alone. Commitment is a problem. The person can quite be boring. He is also too much of a perfectionist and this hampers association with others.

Rahu in Capricorn

The person has an unconventional and unusual approach towards achieving power, order and achievement.

On the positive side, the person is very hardworking and focused. He is almost fixated towards achieving his goal. Money is earned through unusual means.

On the negative side, the person would probably do anything to achieve his goal. He may take advantage of others. This combination usually results in ruthless behavior.

On the health problems, this may result in knee problems, arthritis, fractures etc.

Ketu in Capricorn

Ketu in Capricorn can result in spirituality and growth in this sign. This also denotes skill in making and formulating rules for long term success. This indicates high status in any organization, but especially in spiritual areas. There is a greater aptitude in mathematics, science and technology due to this yoga.

The negative side of the placement is that the person does not get success in nontraditional business areas. The person does not do well in unclear situations. The person is insecure and unable to make a decision. This may result in losing some obvious opportunities. The person is narrow minded in achieving his goals.

This position of Ketu in Capricorn results in knee problems due to accidents. Long term undiagnosed diseases of knee are indicated.


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