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The Personality & Love Compatibility Of A Capricorn, Explained.

This big boss isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves to build their empire—brick by brick.

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Born between December 22nd and January 19th, these Saturnians are notorious for being pragmatic workaholics who are constantly striving to reach the peak of their proverbial mountain of acclaim and success. Ruler of the 10th house, Capricorn is no stranger to grind as they are internally driven by their duty to fulfill their obligations.


Oftentimes, these individuals grow up a lot quicker than most, with many of them playing the role of older sibling and, in some cases, a parent to their own mother or father. In extreme cases, physical and emotional neglect in their formative years can turn them into overly-responsible people who tend to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. This is how Capricorn gets its reputation for being the most serious sign of the zodiac.

As a Cardinal Earth sign, Capricorn is often set on laying the groundwork for their future—particularly for their family. Their loyal and sacrificing nature often puts them at the forefront of their family, often making them the backbone of the group. Even those that grew up in a dysfunctional environment are often motivated to create change through breaking generational patterns.

Generally associated with the "father" archetype, Capricorn may experience tension with an important male figure leading them to reject all forms of authority. Sovereignty is a must with this power-hungry boss who takes pride in living their life on their own accord.

The Capricorn Zodiac Sign: An Overview

Physiologically, Capricorn rules the knees, joints, skeletal system, and teeth. Its ruling planet, Saturn, represents the structures of our society that uphold order—such as law enforcement, public officials, and politicians. In some cases, this reserved zodiac sign can be quite traditional in their values. Their appearance is usually well put-together but nothing glamorous as they prefer practicality over anything. You can typically spot them by their wide face accentuated by their chiseled cheekbones, giving them a strikingly photogenic face. Their hair tends to be fine, even if they have a lot of it and the men have a tendency to bald relatively early in life.

Often mistaken as a total snooze-fest, the Capricorn will surprise you after warming up to them. You'll come to find that Capricorn is attentive, charming, and funny—with some even possessing a dark sense of humor that only translates to people that can accept the balance of light and dark. There's no coincidence that this GOAT is represented by "The Devil" in the Tarot. That's not to say Cappies are evil but given their Saturnian influence, they have a tendency to be melancholy and even depressed. These emotions, often mislabeled as "bad," are simply a part of life in many cases. Due to some tough circumstances in their past, these resilient go-getters learn to master the art of processing heavier emotions like grief, sorrow, and loss which each play a vital role in our emotional development and balance.

Capricorn Best & Worst Personality Traits

Best Capricorn Personality Traits:

  • Ambitious
  • Practical
  • Disciplined
  • Classy

Worst Capricorn Personality Traits:

  • Uptight
  • Melancholy
  • Critical

Capricorn in Career

As natural-born leaders, Capricorn bodes well in positions of leadership, whether that's in a big corporation, government office, or a small business. More goal-oriented than most, they love having a clearly mapped out strategy for how they're going to get from Point A to Point Z. Heading over the logistics of an operation is a suitable role for these structured disciplinarians.

All feelings aside, a Capricorn will get results no matter what it takes. Although they have the ability to motivate those around them, they can just as easily strike fear in them as well which is why it's important for the power-hungry individuals to stay humble. In taking this approach, they can wield their influence with more ease and harmony for everyone involved. Whatever career a Capricorn chooses, even if it's being a stay-at-home mom, will always entail the three pillars of succes—build, achieve, secure.

Capricorn in Love

Typically, Capricorn likes to take their time in building a relationship. Remember, they are an Earth sign so they're going to move a little slower but usually with good reason. With their legacy being an important factor, they have no problem waiting until they hit the genetic jackpot.

As driven as they are, it's important for their partner to have their own thing going on so they don't suffocate the poor Capricorn who gets a bit squeamish if emotions get involved too quickly. Secretly, these composed lovers desire to surrender to wild romance; however, their Saturnian nature won't allow their feelings to trump their logic. It takes a special person to see through this defense mechanism and to not take it personally when they're immersed in their work (it's their happy, safe place).

Give them space when they need it but don't be afraid to call them out on their shit when they're clearly making excuses to spend time with you. They have a tendency to distract themselves with work when their feelings get stirred up. In due time, they'll grant you access to their precious inner world in which you'll begin to see the innocence and purity that lies within them. Generally, Capricorn pairs well with other Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) as well as Pisces and Scorpio.

Famous Capricorn Celebrities

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  • Issa Rae
  • Tina Knowles
  • Blue Ivy Carter
  • Denzel Washington
  • Mary J. Blige
  • LeBron James
  • Michelle Obama
  • John Legend
  • Tiger Woods

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Over the past four years, we grew accustomed to a regular barrage of blatant, segregationist-style racism from the White House. Donald Trump tweeted that “the Squad," four Democratic Congresswomen who are Black, Latinx, and South Asian, should “go back" to the “corrupt" countries they came from; that same year, he called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas," mocking her belief that she might be descended from Native American ancestors.

But as outrageous as the racist comments Trump regularly spewed were, the racially unjust governmental actions his administration took and, in the case of COVID-19, didn't take, impacted millions more — especially Black and Brown people.

To begin to heal and move toward real racial justice, we must address not only the harms of the past four years, but also the harms tracing back to this country's origins. Racism has played an active role in the creation of our systems of education, health care, ownership, and employment, and virtually every other facet of life since this nation's founding.

Our history has shown us that it's not enough to take racist policies off the books if we are going to achieve true justice. Those past policies have structured our society and created deeply-rooted patterns and practices that can only be disrupted and reformed with new policies of similar strength and efficacy. In short, a systemic problem requires a systemic solution. To combat systemic racism, we must pursue systemic equality.

What is Systemic Racism?

A system is a collection of elements that are organized for a common purpose. Racism in America is a system that combines economic, political, and social components. That system specifically disempowers and disenfranchises Black people, while maintaining and expanding implicit and explicit advantages for white people, leading to better opportunities in jobs, education, and housing, and discrimination in the criminal legal system. For example, the country's voting systems empower white voters at the expense of voters of color, resulting in an unequal system of governance in which those communities have little voice and representation, even in policies that directly impact them.

Systemic Equality is a Systemic Solution

In the years ahead, the ACLU will pursue administrative and legislative campaigns targeting the Biden-Harris administration and Congress. We will leverage legal advocacy to dismantle systemic barriers, and will work with our affiliates to change policies nearer to the communities most harmed by these legacies. The goal is to build a nation where every person can achieve their highest potential, unhampered by structural and institutional racism.

To begin, in 2021, we believe the Biden administration and Congress should take the following crucial steps to advance systemic equality:

Voting Rights

The administration must issue an executive order creating a Justice Department lead staff position on voting rights violations in every U.S. Attorney office. We are seeing a flood of unlawful restrictions on voting across the country, and at every level of state and local government. This nationwide problem requires nationwide investigatory and enforcement resources. Even if it requires new training and approval protocols, a new voting rights enforcement program with the participation of all 93 U.S. Attorney offices is the best way to help ensure nationwide enforcement of voting rights laws.

These assistant U.S. attorneys should begin by ensuring that every American in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons who is eligible to vote can vote, and monitor the Census and redistricting process to fight the dilution of voting power in communities of color.

We are also calling on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to finally create a fair and equal national voting system, the cause for which John Lewis devoted his life.

Student Debt

Black borrowers pay more than other students for the same degrees, and graduate with an average of $7,400 more in debt than their white peers. In the years following graduation, the debt gap more than triples. Nearly half of Black borrowers will default within 12 years. In other words, for Black Americans, the American dream costs more. Last week, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, along with House Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Maxine Waters, and others, called on President Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower.

We couldn't agree more. By forgiving $50,000 of student debt, President Biden can unleash pent up economic potential in Black communities, while relieving them of a burden that forestalls so many hopes and dreams. Black women in particular will benefit from this executive action, as they are proportionately the most indebted group of all Americans.

Postal Banking

In both low and high income majority-Black communities, traditional bank branches are 50 percent more likely to close than in white communities. The result is that nearly 50 percent of Black Americans are unbanked or underbanked, and many pay more than $2,000 in fees associated with subprime financial institutions. Over their lifetime, those fees can add up to as much as two years of annual income for the average Black family.

The U.S. Postal Service can and should meet this crisis by providing competitive, low-cost financial services to help advance economic equality. We call on President Biden to appoint new members to the Postal Board of Governors so that the Post Office can do the work of providing essential services to every American.

Fair Housing

Across the country, millions of people are living in communities of concentrated poverty, including 26 percent of all Black children. The Biden administration should again implement the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which required localities that receive federal funds for housing to investigate and address barriers to fair housing and patterns or practices that promote bias. In 1980, the average Black person lived in a neighborhood that was 62 percent Black and 31 percent white. By 2010, the average Black person's neighborhood was 48 percent Black and 34 percent white. Reinstating the Obama-era Fair Housing Rule will combat this ongoing segregation and set us on a path to true integration.

Congress should also pass the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, or a similar measure, to finally redress the legacy of redlining and break down the walls of segregation once and for all.

Broadband Access

To realize broadband's potential to benefit our democracy and connect us to one another, all people in the United States must have equal access and broadband must be made affordable for the most vulnerable. Yet today, 15 percent of American households with school-age children do not have subscriptions to any form of broadband, including one-quarter of Black households (an additional 23 percent of African Americans are “smartphone-only" internet users, meaning they lack traditional home broadband service but do own a smartphone, which is insufficient to attend class, do homework, or apply for a job). The Biden administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Congress must develop and implement plans to increase funding for broadband to expand universal access.

Enhanced, Refundable Child Tax Credits

The United States faces a crisis of child poverty. Seventeen percent of all American children are impoverished — a rate higher than not just peer nations like Canada and the U.K., but Mexico and Russia as well. Currently, more than 50 percent of Black and Latinx children in the U.S. do not qualify for the full benefit, compared to 23 percent of white children, and nearly one in five Black children do not receive any credit at all.

To combat this crisis, President Biden and Congress should enhance the child tax credit and make it fully refundable. If we enhance the child tax credit, we can cut child poverty by 40 percent and instantly lift over 50 percent of Black children out of poverty.

Reparations

We cannot repair harms that we have not fully diagnosed. We must commit to a thorough examination of the impact of the legacy of chattel slavery on racial inequality today. In 2021, Congress must pass H.R. 40, which would establish a commission to study reparations and make recommendations for Black Americans.

The Long View

For the past century, the ACLU has fought for racial justice in legislatures and in courts, including through several landmark Supreme Court cases. While the court has not always ruled in favor of racial justice, incremental wins throughout history have helped to chip away at different forms of racism such as school segregation ( Brown v. Board), racial bias in the criminal legal system (Powell v. Alabama, i.e. the Scottsboro Boys), and marriage inequality (Loving v. Virginia). While these landmark victories initiated necessary reforms, they were only a starting point.

Systemic racism continues to pervade the lives of Black people through voter suppression, lack of financial services, housing discrimination, and other areas. More than anything, doing this work has taught the ACLU that we must fight on every front in order to overcome our country's legacies of racism. That is what our Systemic Equality agenda is all about.

In the weeks ahead, we will both expand on our views of why these campaigns are crucial to systemic equality and signal the path this country must take. We will also dive into our work to build organizing, advocacy, and legal power in the South — a region with a unique history of racial oppression and violence alongside a rich history of antiracist organizing and advocacy. We are committed to four principles throughout this campaign: reconciliation, access, prosperity, and empowerment. We hope that our actions can meet our ambition to, as Dr. King said, lead this nation to live out the true meaning of its creed.

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