Capricorn Ascendant

“Welcome to the World. Now be perfect.”

That is the unconscious message you got at birth. Be the perfect child, the perfect teen, the perfect young adult, the pillar of society. Everyone else is allowed to make mistakes but not YOU.

That’s a heavy burden! What you are seeking to get from your visit to the planet is a sense of self discipline that comes from abiding by core values within yourself (you get to define them) in order to first build yourself and then use yourself, so to speak, to build a worthwhile society.

In ancient astrology, the Rising Sign was most important and others with the same sign would be considered “Soul Mates”. Just look at the company you keep …. Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Queen Elizabeth I, Machiavelli, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Eva Braun, Clark Gable, Bono and Thomas Jefferson! Quite a group of worldly achievers.

Other famous people with a Capricorn Ascendant include Sean Connery, Catherine DeNeuve, Queens Elizabeth II, her husband Prince Phillip and their grandson Prince Harry, Gisele Bundchen, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Descartes, Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, Charles Aznavour, Jane Fonda, Gary Kasparov, Dustin Hoffman, Michael J. Fox, Jayne Mansfield, Marcelo Mastroianni, Malcolm X, Jim Jones, Ted Kennedy, William Shatner, Francis Ford Coppola, Leopold II of Belgium (Congo Free State – between 5 and 22 million Congolese massacred), Ray Bradbury, Erwin Rommel, Paracelsus, Lucille Ball and Schumann.

What matters to Capricorn Rising is achievement and building a secure material, real, practical, stable and absolutely no bull****, safe and better future. What you make of yourself is of foremost importance. If you follow Queen Elizabeth II’s life and public statements, she is the very personification of this outlook. This long reigning British monarch is an impregnable fortress of tradition and genuine righteousness. A recent film, “The Queen” is worth renting.

Your Ascendant tells you what experiences in life to choose in order to grow. Capricorn Rising benefits when they choose to take responsibility and to make a statement of your core values in all you do. You win when you take a leadership position in the community, albeit reluctantly. You win when you work hard whether you get promotions or not.. World activist Bono is a good modern example of someone who has integrated his guiding principle into a way of life, as are Jane Fonda and Malcolm X.

If used negatively, Capricorn Rising may be power mongers, money grubbers and unconscious status seekers but there is a deeper issue involved. It is their karmic weakness to feel judged by a higher being or watched by a judgmental “eye” sometimes to the point of guilt-ridden paranoia, like Mozart’s father in the movie “Amadeus”. The monstrous Russian dictator Joseph Stalin is the absolute personification of this negative use of the Capricorn Rising personality.

It’s critical to Capricorn Rising to understand the difference between guilt and responsibility and to practically and effectively narrow the scope of inquiry to what it is humanly possible to control.

Print this out in big letters and tape it to your bathroom mirror:


Moving, right along…depending on the sign and house of your Sun, you must pull these positive experiences towards you in order to grow.

You also want to use this energy to secure your own personal future in accordance with self discipline, a NO GUILT policy (just do your personal best) and standards that you think contribute to a stable society.

When centered and in touch, Capricorn Rising, you can be the Rock of Gibraltar to anyone in your sphere of influence.

Be careful not to cut off your feelings. They are connected to your Soul and are the pathway to the great worldly wisdom you seek.

The Rising sign also describes your physical appearance. Even as children, those with Capricorn Rising tend to look somber, wise beyond their years, stoic and mature.