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The good, the bad, the Capricorn.
Astrology might not be the most sciencey science around, but I identify perfectly with my zodiac sign’s ruling planet.
I have the Saturn tattoo to prove it — as well as one of my sea goat spirit animal, Capricorn’s zodiac symbol.
And if you happen to be dating or falling in love with a Capricorn, there are things you should know about the personality traits and characteristics these Earth signs bring to relationships so you can go the distance with an ambitious, loyal, persistent and methodical women who’ve always got their eye on the prize — in this case, you!
Here are 7 brutal truths about dating and loving a Capricorn, the sea goat who’s arguably the hardest working of all zodiac signs in astrology.
We are goal-oriented
Goats keep our eyes on the prize. Whether it’s a tin can or a corner office, we’ve got plans and dreams and the drive to make them come true. We may be running around doing a million and one things, but trust us: there is a method to the madness.
Plus we tend to like company, so if you can stick around for the pay-off, you’ll be well-rewarded.
The good news? We are relentless in pursuit of what we want, and if you’re on that list, you’ll know it.
We have high standards
I’m not talking about tropical vacations and big old diamonds — although yes, some of us like stuff — but it’s important that our partners dig integrity, accomplishment, and living a good life as much as we do.
No matter the size of your paycheck, whatever your (intelligent, ambitious, cool) thing is, we like you to have it going on, too. We need something interesting to talk to you about when we finally stop working.
We work like crazy
Speaking of work, it’s a Capricorn obsession of sorts. Blame it on the Earth sign need for stability, or that we were born in winter when it’s a bit of a challenge to survive, but Capricorns are among the hardest workers of the zodiac.
When it’s time for most normal people to unplug, we might just be getting started, or sparked by a new idea.
We know it’s a drag, but the people who love us the best respect our hard-working natures, and help us remember to play, too. We know we need it, we just don’t always care — or know how to stop.
We are honest, sometimes to a fault
One of the perks of dating a Capricorn is that you will generally always hear the truth. One of the challenges of dating a Capricorn? Same.
We can also spot a faker a mile away, so bring your honesty A-game, and save us both some time.
As much as we want to let you be you, our honesty obsession isn’t always a crowd pleaser. One ex-boyfriend termed me the “Joy-Killer” when I brought up car repair bills in the guitar store where he had his eye on a fancy amp. When he needed me to pick him up for work the very next day when his car wouldn’t start? I don’t remember if I said I told him so.
We’re really competitive
Capricorn’s competitive nature, along with our intellectual power, can make us great teammates and scary competitors. It’s safer if we’re on your side, win or lose, put it that way.
So before you challenge us to Scrabble or suggest we pick opposite teams at game night, make sure your heart, your pride, and the relationship can take it.
Make sure you have us in the stands if you’re competing on your own, though. No one will have a more vocal, or committed, cheering section than you do. And isn’t that what everyone needs the most?
(Hint: We like that, too. Solidarity is sexy.)
We are committed to our people
Earth signs are reliable and loyal, so our tribe matters to us. If our best friend has a newly broken heart, we show up with wine and ice cream. We’re at the family picnic and our nephew’s tee-ball game.
Sometimes our commitments to friends and family can come before hanging out with you, so it helps if you’re an independent spirit who appreciates our loyalty to all of the people we care about – including you, when it’s your turn, as it often is.
And if you’re invited to hang out with our crew? You’re in. Extra points for helping us clean up.
We are committed to you
The Capricorn may not date around (it takes time away from work, you know) and we absolutely take our time to commit but once we’ve decided you’re worth it, you really must be.
We are sensitive souls underneath it all, so if we’ve shown you our hearts, know they come with iron-clad loyalty and a valued spot on our team.
We’ll love it — and know it — if you’re loyal right back.
This was originally published by YourTango.