Capricorn is the tenth sign of the Zodiac. It is also 30° in longitude. It extends from 270th degree from the Vernal Equinox (Aries 0° - Mesha 0°) to 300°. Sun had reached the southernmost in its path (called the ecliptic) and takes the northen course from 270th degree. It is popularly known as Makara Sankaranthi. When the Sun is in the 270th degree counted from the Vernal equinox, exactly half a day is over for those in the South Pole and the other half of the day, is to run. For people in the North pole, it is exact midnight. The Nakshathras or the constellation Uthrashada second, third and fourth quarters. Sravanam, Dhanishta first and second padas are contained in this sign, Capricorn-Makara.
Saturn, the lord of the sign, shows that one will be emaciated, weak and grow slowly. The body will not be muscular or plumpy, but slender. One grows tall suddenly after 16 years of age. As one advances in age, his constitution also improves. The face will be thin and oval. The nose will be long, eyes deep set. The hair will be coarse. (Saturn and Sun indicate growth of hair. Weak Saturn shows that there will not be sufficient growth of hair in the forehead, Well-posited Saturn indicates profuse growth). Saturn rules this sign. He governs the osseous system in the body. If Saturn is ill-posited for those born in Capricorn, one may suffer from T.B. of the bones or mottled enamel or fluorine intoxication. As age advances, the person becomes hunch-backed. There will be scar in the knee-cap or at least a mole.
Capricorn governs the kness and the patella bones. Saturn signifies the complete bony structure. Capricorn also governs the dry epidermis. Hence the injury to the part of the body, near the knee cap, urticaria, skin disease, eczema, bruises, dislocation, etc., are indicated when the lord of the sixth house occupies Capricorn and to those having malefics in the ascendant in Capricorn. Hysteria, rheumatism and cold are indicated by the owner of this sign, i.e., Saturn. As people born in this sign will be depressed and discontented, worried and gloomy, gradually the digestive system will become weak and it may cause flatulence.
Capricorn is an earthy sign; so, the person will be economical, prudent, reasonable, thoughtful and practical minded. It confers on him methodicity and plodding, persevering and patiently working temperament. The person will be calculative and business-like. Capricorn is a movable sign; hence one will quickly execute any work after taking carefully a decision. He will have the push and confidence. He will not hesitate to have a thorough change in his career, if it is found to be advantageous. He will have a special organising capacity and with enormous tolerance, patience and steady nature, he will be at the head of certain projects, however large they may be. Being a feminine sign, owned by Saturn it gives one the reserved nature and fear or ridicule. He will not entertain any hope on others' promises; nor will he be optimistic till he comes out successful or realises his ambition. It is not easy to cheat the Capricornians. Further, the person will appear to be modest and polite. He will not make friendship with anybody quickly. He will take a long time to test the individual and finally make a permanent tie of friendship.
CHARACTERISTICS TO BE CORRECTED
If either the ascendant in Capricorn or the lord of the ascendant. Saturn, were to receive bad aspects from any other planet.Hence, the native should correct himself after understanding that he may not be aware of his faults or defects and that one born in Capricorn will have the above undersirable characteristics. He should develop dignity and diplomancy, avoid nervousness and discontent.
FINANCE AND FORTUNE
Capricorn-borns are conservatives. They will never mind the difficulties, handicaps and hindrances; but will continue to work in the same direction till they come out successful. Their ambition forces and drives them to persevere. They have the desire to gain name, fame, reputation and money. They will try not to miss the bus, but avail of all the opportunities arising. They will consolidate all their affairs and resources. As a business man born in any of the 12 signs during Jupiter dasa one will be going on expanding his business and opening many branches in different parts. But the same business man, during Saturn dasa and during the dasa of planets in Capricorn, will consolidate and concentrate. They are pessimistic by nature. They do not speculate. They will invest on permanent possessions after carefully scrutinising the documents and having obtained enough of security.