Everything you need to know about the Capricorn Man
By: Anthony Amarato
Are you attracted to a Capricorn man? Hoping to understand how Capricorn men operate in love and relationships? Do you want better insight into this earth sign?
If the answer is yes, you wouldn’t be alone. Lots of people are curious about Capricorn men because there is something about them that is magnetic.
Can you relate?
My hope is writing this piece is to help you better understand the Capricorn mind. Let’s face it – there is a lot online about this Zodiac sign and sadly, much of it is bogus.
I should know – I’m a Capricorn man.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been captivated by topics that touch on ancient mysticism, spirituality, and astrology. Part of the reason why is because my moon sign is Scorpio; a water-based zodiac that is known for having deep interests in the supernatural.
Rather than deny a part of me that is curious about human personality, I made the decision long ago to simply accept it and trust in the universe.
Now before continuing, you need to know that I’m not a psychic or astrologer. I’m not even a tarot reader.
Nope – I’m just a dude who happens to be Capricorn with a complicated moon sign. Hopefully, by the end of this piece, everything I’ve written will strike a chord of truth because it speaks to your situation.
Much of what follows is steeped in psycho-spirituality, borrowing from various ancient teachings and infused with the wisdom of Carl Jung.
If you are a Capricorn, you already know your sign is among the least understood in astrology. On the flipside, if you are attached to a Capricorn, be it dating or marriage, you have probably picked up on the unique subtleties of the goat.
Hopefully, all that follows will provide you the insight you’ve been seeking. Now it’s time to look at the 21 truths about Capricorn men – the good, bad, and ugly.
1. He’ll be charming
To a fault, Capricorn guys are charming. Much of this has to do with their sunny, stable outlook on life and their natural tendency to gravitate towards the positive.
When you are in the presence of Capricorn men, you are going to know it. While we may not be as charismatic as Leo, we make up for that with our strong but gentle vibe.
Most of us are good at good at causing others to smile and making people feel good about themselves. Expect realistic compliments because we’re not ones for the cheesy.
2. He’ll have back problems
If you are close to a Capricorn man, you likely know he suffers from back problems – particularly in the mid-region. The reason for this is simple.
Because we tend to be worriers, we hold a lot of stress in our bodies. For the men, this tends to build up in the lower back. At times, the pain can be excruciating.
If you want to help your guy feel better, offer to give him an occasional massage. He’ll appreciate it and will reward you with lots of affection.
3. He’ll be emotionally mature
One of the things you’ll quickly notice us is our level of emotional maturity. Many use the word “wise” to describe us. The ancients often referred to Capricorns as the “old souls” of the universe.
The reasons for this relates to our practical approach to decision making. We aren’t super emotional and tend to be risk- adverse. That doesn’t mean we are conservative. It just means we like to think things out with the goal of finding the most practical solution.
Because we are born listeners, we often weigh our responses with care and think about how we respond to others. It is a mistake to think we are detached. We aren’t. Instead, we’re merely looking for a practical solution.
4. We’re sometimes bland
I’m just going to come right out and say it. A lot of us can be bland. This may not be something you want to hear but I’m leveling with you because it happens to be the truth.
That doesn’t mean we are boring. Nope. Instead, it simply means that a lot of us don’t need a bunch of stimulation in order to feel satisfied or entertained.
We tend to take a slow, steady approach to life. As a result, our excitement comes from reaching important life goals. In romantic relationships, this means focusing on the practical, which doesn’t always lend itself to spontaneity.
Notice how I keep using the term “practical”? There is a reason for this. We’re earth signs, as in down to earth and basic with a penchant for going with the flow.
5. We’re obsessed with money
Depending on how you look at things, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. The hard truth is most of us are completely obsessed with money – like really bad.
There are several reasons for this but it’s mostly due to our need for stability. Money represents safety. When the world is going to hell in a handbag, we like knowing there is serious cash on hand to carry us through.
It would be a giant mistake to assume the men are cheap or frugal. Quite the opposite. We have no problem spending on our mates in lavish ways or adorning them with gifts.
That said, we’re also ones to be mindful of how we spend our dollars and avoid waste at all costs.
If you are in a relationship with us, expect there to be a lot of common sense used around purchasing activities.
6. The men have a chip for business
It’s almost universal among Capricorn males – we have a real knack for business. Many of us own our own businesses because we like to work for ourselves. It’s just part of our DNA I suppose.
You’ll also find a lot of Capricorn guys in finance, banking, real estate, and law. There’s just something about creating wealth for ourselves and knowing we don’t owe anyone anything.
All of this goes back to money representing stability and security.
7. The guys are career focused
Hand in hand with having a chip for business is an intense desire to grow our careers. I’m the first to admit that this focus can sometimes border on obsessive.
For reasons I don’t fully understand, we put a premium on work and providing for those whom we love. Talk to any Capricorn male and I think you’ll find this to be a universal trait.
If you notice that we are sometimes distant or seem to be caught up with our careers, it is OK to reel us in. We will appreciate your concern and listen. If you call us workaholics, we’re not going to deny it.
8. He’s extremely loyal
So, here is the thing about Capricorn men and love. It takes a long time for us to warm up to another person. Part of this is because of our cautious nature.
That said. Once we feel safe with you, we have no problem making a commitment. The key to anything happening, at least for the guys, is knowing that you are just as committed to a stable and loving relationship as we are.
If you are a player, we’re going to pick up on that fast. Not that we don’t like messing around or hooking up because we do. But when it comes to relationships, we’re looking for something long term.
9. Highly Independent
If there is one thing that can be said about us, it’s this. We are fiercely independent. Some say it has something to do with our ruling planet, Saturn.
In relationships, we tend to attract people who are looking for emotional stability but can also think for themselves. A good match for Capricorn men is Pisces. Can I tell you why?
It’s simple. Most Capricorn guys like caretakers. Because we are so focused on work, money, and career, we sometimes neglect our own self-care in the process.
10. He’s relentless in bed
I’m not saying that we are the most passionate in bed because that title (supposedly) fits Sagittarius men better. But I can tell you that we are relentless when it comes to pleasing our mates.
The truth is we can last for hours and hours making love to someone, provided there is a mutual connection of trust. In fact, we’re usually down for seconds when the chemistry is right. And we won’t stop doing our thing until you are completely exhausted.
There is a reason our sign is a goat – we’re determined.
11. He’ll be energetic but focused
As a tribe, we tend to be very energetic. But that vitality you see is usually focused on things we care about, like home and family. We’re good with special projects and things that need fixing around the house.
In addition, we like to spend time with our mates and are down with all sorts of activities, especially if they happen outdoors.
12. He’ll be protective
If you’ve ever watched a male goat in nature, you probably know they are fiercely protective of family members, often more so than the female (mother).
Once we have formed a bond with you, we’re not going to let another person show disrespect. Many of us have found ourselves involved in fights with others for this very reason.
13. He’s emotionally faithful
You won’t have to worry about us committing acts of emotional infidelity. That’s just not how we roll. But you need to know that it takes a lot for us to trust another person in romantic relationships.
Much of this relates to our cautious nature, coupled with a strong sense of independence. But once we are emotionally hooked, there’s no room for someone else.
14. He’ll be monogamous
There are some signs in astrology that are down with open relationships (see Gemini Man). I’m here to tell you that Capricorn is totally not one of them.
Once we commit to making our relationship exclusive, you can count on us keeping it in our pants. That doesn’t mean we don’t look around or flirt. We’re just like any other guy. But what we won’t do is cross a line.
And it goes without saying that we expect monogamy from our mates as well.
15. He’s going to be secretive
Here’s something that a lot of people don’t know about us. We’re horribly secretive. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your perspective.
I tend to look at it as a good thing because we aren’t ones to blab our business to the world. But some people view it as a negative because we play our cards close to the vest. In the wrong light, this can be misconstrued as being deceptive.
So, the bottom line is this. In social settings, we tend to be reserved. Once we get to know others, however, we open up. In personal relationships, we sometimes need prodding by our mates to help us open up.
16. He’ll be controlling
You came here for the good and bad, right? Well, here’s something that you can probably chalk up in the negative column.
Most of us are horribly controlling.
This characteristic is largely linked to a deep, innate fear of failure. To our minds, nothing is done correctly unless we do it ourselves.
The way to help reduce this need to control is reassurance. I’m not saying it will work every time – it probably won’t. But under the right conditions, we are open to loosening the reigns when we are confident you are up to the task.
I hate having to admit this because I know it sounds horrible. But I’d rather you have the real deal as opposed to some nonsense.
17. He’ll love oral
I won’t elaborate much here except to say this. Most all Capricorn men are about oral.
Here, I am talking about giving and receiving. It’s just an erogenous thing for us. Enough said.
18. He’ll be silly putty around Garnet
The birthstone for Capricorn is garnet. This is a naturally occurring mineral that is found on earth with elemental properties from around the galaxy (including Saturn).
It is said that when a Capricorn is in close proximity to this stone, they become sexually aroused. In many ways, garnet is similar to the sci-fi based “red kryptonite” from Superman (well, Smallville but same thing).
I can tell you that I am always aware when I am around this stone. It’s weird. I don’t even need to see it. I just know.
19. He’ll be mostly cheery
One of the misnomers that people buy into about Capricorn men is that we are moody. I’m here to tell you that it simply isn’t true. In reality, we are generally very cheerful.
What people mistake “moody” for is our propensity to become frustrated quickly. Does that mean we are quick to lose our temper? Honestly, yes – it does. But it almost always relates to a mistake we have made and not something you did.
The windup on this is that 80-90% of the time we are cheery. But when we explode, it is usually intense.
20. He’s a collector
Most of the Capricorn men I know like to collect things. Here, I am talking about things like rare coins and books to sentimental items.
No, we aren’t packrats. In fact, we hate clutter. But we do gravitate towards the classic and traditional and like to keep these things around to help keep us stay grounded.
21. He’s super patient
A positive trait that is universal to most of the men is patience. It’s just how we are wired. We won’t rush you or make you feel hurried.
In addition, when we are pursuing you romantically, we will generally move at a pace you set. Slow and steady is OK by us.
Dating, bonding, and loving a Capricorn man isn’t very complicated. Most of us are down to earth and prefer living simple lives.
Some people accuse us of being too inwardly focused with lives that revolve around the accumulation of money. Some of that is true but it’s only half the story.
The reality is we are builders with the goal of providing secure futures for our loved ones.
I hope everything I’ve shared with you was helpful. Thanks for stopping by.
- Biography of Carl Jung – Swiss Psychologist. Encyclopedia Britannica.