Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac, which the Sun transits during the first month of winter, from about December 21st to about February 20th. The symbol for this sign is The Goat; its polarity is negative; its element is earth; its quality is cardinal; its ruling planet is Saturn, and on the human anatomy Capricorn rules the skin, bones (especially the knees), and the teeth... The practicality of earth, the initiating energy of cardinality, and the sobering influence of the planet Saturn combine to create a nature that is oriented toward leadership and excellence. Capricorns (who include not only Sun-sign Capricorns, but all in whose horoscopes the sign is emphasized) are serious people... The old symbol for Capricorn was a mythological creature with the head of a goat and the tail of a fish, an image that contains the idea of evolution: the long, slow, arduous climb of the animal man out of the primordial mud of earth upward towards the Heavens... The idea of ascent is echoed by Capricorn’s rulership of the knees, which must bend in order for the body to climb. The Sun is also climbing northward when transiting Capricorn, for it enters this sign at the time of the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Thus Capricorn is the sign of hope, ambition, and aspiration... Capricorn children are in a hurry to grow up and assume responsibility. They feel a strong connection with older people, especially their fathers, whose approval they seek and whom they look up to as teachers... As adults, Capricorns continually seek to improve themselves, whether by making more money, furthering their education, or choosing a spiritual path, usually one involving a discipline or where they follow the teachings of a master or guru. Saturn rules the limitations of the material world – especially time and space – and the Capricorn awareness of time takes the form of anticipating the future rather than living in the present. This makes them wonderful organizers and planners, but it sometimes limits spontaneity. Contrary to popular belief – and the stoical influence of Saturn notwithstanding – Capricorn is not necessarily a cold sign, and its natives are far from frigid! All the earth signs are sensual (Taurus and Virgo are the other two), and once Capricorns overcome their anxieties about not being good enough and learn to relax, they can be lusty and imaginative partners!... Capricorn females often have the type of classic beauty based on good bone structure that is often seen on the pages of international high-fashion magazines. Both sexes are often attracted to older partners - and are extremely capable of marrying for money and/or prestige... Their most compatible signs are: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces; Leo, Aquarius, Gemini and Sagittarius are neutral; Aries and Libra may be difficult; and with another Capricorn there is often mutual respect. With Cancer, their polar opposite and complementary sign, there will be both attraction and tension. But ultimately, the question of compatibility can be answered only by careful comparison of the two horoscopes... With their love of work, patience, and high standards, Capricorns can rise to the top of almost any field. With their understanding of money, power and timing, they have a natural flair for business. And with their intuitive sense of form and their tireless pursuit of quality, they can achieve wonders in the arts. Their fascination with the structure of the Universe may take them far into science (e.g., Isaac Newton), and their sense of responsibility may inspire them to assume the role of religious leader or even martyr (e.g., Dr. Martin Luther King)... As the sign ruling government, Capricorn has a natural affinity for politics, and here we may see statesmen who devote their lives to their convictions, as well as ruthless opportunists who will stop at nothing in their compulsive drive for power (e.g., Richard Nixon). This sign is also associated with teaching, masonry, excavation, construction, clock-making, architecture, geology, mining, accounting, real estate and photography... The colors of Capricorn are indigo and black, as well as the earth colors; its birthstones are the garnet and the onyx; and its day of the week is Saturday, which is ruled by Saturn... The following are some prominent African-Americans born under the sign Capricorn: Debbie Allen, Alvin Ailey, Muhammad Ali, Chuck Berry, Mary J. Blige, Julian Bond, Tom Bradley, Cab Calloway, George Foreman, Rickey Henderson, James Earl Jones, Dr. Martin Luther King, Cheryl Miller, Odetta, Preston Pearson, Sade, Max Roach, Calvin Smith, Donna Summer, Vanity, Denzel Washington, former VA Gov. Douglas Wilder, Tiger Woods, and DESTEE!