There is an innate seriousness to people with their Sun in Capricorn, no matter what their exterior might suggest. However, this certainly doesn’t mean that they don’t have a sense of humor. Most astrology experts will be able to tell you that it’s far from the case. Capricorn can be one of the funniest signs around. But, this sign’s energy is so humorous because it’s so aware of the dark comedy that’s inherent in just about all of life’s situations. The best comedy comes from pain, suffering, and tragedy, as it allows for a light release of these experiences and feelings. Capricorn understands this better than the majority of the signs, which is why people with major Capricorn placements – including the Sun, of course – can be so funny. Jim Carrey, a Capricorn Sun, is a great example, as well as the always hilarious Julia Louis Dreyfus, who’s also a member of this Sun sign clan. But, their humor is usually in a deadpan way. They have a dry knack for playing the underlying seriousness of a joke that makes their delivery hit the nail right on the head.
|Julia-Louis Dreyfus: Capricorn Sun/Sagittarius Moon|
Developing an active sense of humor is one of the best ways for Capricorn to cope with life, which can often throw them quite a few bad hands. Sun in Capricorn people have a personal journey that is often defined by struggle. But, the reason why they can often find themselves in situations that are harder than most people’s is because they come to really expect and define themselves based on this feeling of struggle. The Sun’s expression can be prideful and with Sun in Capricorn, the pride comes from their need to do things the hard way. They pat themselves on the back when they overcome another challenging situation but this can lead to a preoccupation with challenging situations and a view of themselves as always having to break their backs to get what they want.
In a certain way, no matter what their age is, Capricorn Sun can sound like that grandfather who constantly boasts to his children about how he used to work hard in the bitter winter, with snow up to his ears, for little pay and with old clothes. It’s great for these people to be proud of their perseverance, though. It’s becoming more and more old-fashioned these days: the idea that the only way to really achieve something is just to work the hardest at it you possibly can and never give up. The weakness of Capricorn’s preceding sign, Sagittarius, is that it can rely too much on things just falling into its lap. In this instant-gratification age, many people express the same mentality. They chalk success up to luck and up to being at the right place at the right time.
But, Capricorn scoffs at such notions. It’s probably due to the fact that this is a sign that, most of the time, doesn’t feel all that lucky. Having so many obstacles thrown its way eliminates any naïveté or laziness on Capricorn’s part. Having the Sun in Capricorn, in particular, makes someone feel fully empowered and alive by knowing that they truly earned what it is that they were after. But, this ends up creating a unique sort of luck for Capricorn. No matter what happens, no matter what challenges they face, this sign will keep on pushing efficiently. Its astrological mascot is the Goat (the Sea-Goat, to be specific) and this hardy little animal’s resilience and stick-to-itiveness definitely characterizes Capricorn. And they usually end up getting what they were after, in the end, because they never gave up. They never chalked up their success to the Universe’s hands. Instead, they kept pushing and working and failing and trying and pushing and working until they succeeded.
|Denzel Washington: Capricorn Sun/Aquarius Moon|
There will always be something a bit old-fashioned about the Capricorn Sun, even if they’re a part of the younger, newer generation. They might have classic tastes, really enjoying old music or movies. These aren’t people who really follow the trends, fashion-wise, either. They are more apt to just sticking to the basics that will always be in fashion, like that custom-tailored suit or the little black dress. This classical, graceful air is what makes Capricorn Sun women some of the most striking. From Michelle Obama to Vanessa Paradis to Marlene Dietrich to Zooey Deschanel, there is something about them that harks back to a different time. Our current First Lady, in particular, has been praised for exemplifying a classic style that hasn’t been seen since Jackie O. in the 1960’s.
Because of this old-fashioned mentality, there is usually a solid relationship with authorities. Capricorn symbolizes authority figures, after all, and people with this Sun sign usually have a great relationship with their authorities. Even if there are more rebellious or free-spirited influences present in the birth chart, they are still going to be very open to, at least, hearing out what their elder or their boss has to say. And if it’s something that really sticks and resonates with the very practical core that the Capricorn Sun gives them, they will follow it. Capricorn is highly aware of how they’re following in others’ footsteps. Those with a Capricorn Sun usually worship the ground that a particular parent walks on or maybe some other elder in the family. They are intent on following the path that has been laid before them. Men with this Sun sign, in particular, can be very reverent toward their fathers, especially if they are the successful type. Then, they recognize that their father has set the bar very high and they are only trying to live up to it.
There will always be someone that Capricorn is modeling themselves after. They need role models and people to look up to. But, they also need to be looked up, at the same time. And they typically are. Capricorn, along with Virgo, tends to be one of the more complained about signs in astrology. But, the truth is that the rest of us, as well as they themselves, know that things wouldn’t be able to function without most of them.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Aries: You will never stop pushing yourself, as you’re always aware that there are more challenges for you to conquer. Your incredibly enterprising spirit usually ensures your success. But, it’s sometimes important for you to remember that a softer touch can go a long way.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Taurus: You are one of the most pragmatic of the Climbers, as the bottom dollar never fails to escape your attention. Yet, it’s necessary to remember that there’s more to life than the material plane. Still, the uncanny way you keep yourself grounded is a true gift.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Gemini: Life is lived, for you, with a full commitment to being both teacher and student. You want to dispense as well as acquire as much useful information as possible. Your wit is your lifeline, as it allows you to constantly find the humor in the gloom.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Cancer: You must be careful to not dwell too much in melancholy places, as it’s all too easy for you to feel down. But, your sense of responsibility to your loved ones keeps you going. You’re highly protective and parental, providing both structure and emotional support.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Leo: The immense dignity inside of you cannot be ignored. You see yourself as a very important person, as well as an authority figure to be looked up to, whether you actually are or not. You strive to be fully distinctive and to leave your mark on the world.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Virgo: All of your ducks will most certainly be in a row, as your life is a highly structured, dutiful one. The importance of loosening up your systematic ways is something you have to learn. But, people respect your reliability and unshakable knack for keeping your word.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Libra: You are the Climber who might be most eager to be someone’s protégée, as you don’t mind being groomed, advised, and coached for success. Others’ approval is deeply important to you and how your actions impact your reputation is always on your mind.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Scorpio: You relish feeling like a survivor, enduring numerous struggles only to prove how indomitable you are. But, it might be difficult for you to let go of control and reveal your vulnerabilities. You have a deep-seated wisdom that allows you to just know things.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Sagittarius: Your outlook on the world is quite existential, as you are constantly trying to figure out the meaning of life. You might be haunted by the fear that it’s all meaningless. But, you are innately resilient, able to handle whatever life throws your way.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Capricorn: As the ultimate Climber, you will never stop until you realize all of your ambitions in life. You are very purposeful, hardworking, and dedicated. Just don’t shut yourself off from the deeper, more personal accomplishments that are just as important.
Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Aquarius: You act as your own authority figure and may rebel against others’ expectations to the point of being a button pusher. But, you are still a strict boss with yourself, feeling an innate responsibility to bringing change and advancement to society.