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The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky which represents the orbit of the Sun around the Earth. This system was devised by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman astrologer, who deemed that the Earth was stationary and all the planets and stars revolved around it. Known as the Ptolemaic System, this system is still used today by astrologers, even though we know now that Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The zodiac belt is divided into 12 sections, of 30° each, with each section named after a constellation - these are the Signs of the Zodiac - known as Sun Signs (not Star Signs!).

Your Sun Sign indicates the sign of the Zodiac the Sun occupied at the time of your birth. The Sun rules your willpower and ego and it is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual - who you are and what makes you tick.

Your Sun Sign represents the direction and focus of your life and your determination to achieve your aims and ambitions. It also represents your integrity, your ability to command respect and your ability to impress and influence others. It represents the outer you - how others see you.


Capricorn Glyph Capricorn is tenth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Goat. It is a feminine Earth sign, ruled by the planet Saturn. People whose birthdays fall between December 21 and January 20 are said to be born under the sign of Capricorn. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Sun moving into Capricorn marks the Winter Solstice. The Tarot card associated with Capricorn is The Devil.

The Sun in Capricorn makes you resourceful and persevering, with a strong sense of duty, you believe fervently in tradition and order and therefore distrust the untried and untested - you also need to learn compassion. You can be a slave to convention, always concerned to be seen to do the right thing, what often saves you is a captivating sense of humour, which can take over even at the most serious moments, disarming anyone who is about to give up on you. If you can be persuaded to relax and break out in some way, a lighter side of your personality will emerge.

You find it difficult to express yourself verbally, and tend to regard your partner as a possession. You are always eager for the success of your children, but may place more emphasis on material wealth than love. As a child you were loyal, but needed to be able to respect your parents and have a secure environment.

You relish working alone and exercising control - the self-made businessperson is often a Capricorn. If you do work with others, your ambition drives you steadily to the top of your career. Capricorns do well in local government, banking and finance. You tend to enjoy outdoor activities such as gardening, golf and walking, but music and books give great satisfaction too. You are more likely than most people to spend hours behind a desk, and exercise is necessary if you are not to develop stiffness in your joints and, at worst, arthritis.

Although everyone born under the same Sun-sign shares some basic traits, the date you were born determines which type of Capricorn you really are.

Each sign of the Zodiac comprises thirty degrees and thus each Zodiac Sign can be divided into three subsections called Decans. Each Decan corresponds to 10 degrees or roughly 10 days of a Zodiac Sign's time period. Every sign will have three Decans and each Decan has a planetary ruler which becomes the co-ruler of that particular sign. Decans can provide a more detailed account of an individual's personality traits and character and reveal how people born under the same Zodiac Sign can be very different.

Find the date you were born below to discover the traits of your particular Sun-sign Decan!

1st Decan 21st - 30th December: Ruled by Saturn you will work double hard for twice the time, just to achieve your heart's desires:- material success, security and a close abiding relationship with a devoted soul mate. You are a strong, resourceful leader and a patient, thoughtful and beautifully serious lover.
2nd Decan 31st December - 9th January: Influenced by Venus you have the eye - but not the volatile unruly temperament - of an artist. You work hard for success and lavish the rewards on your home, creating a place of beauty and a safe haven for one true mate. Sensual and loyal, you're a great lover, too, and sex with you just gets better and better - once you've found your soul mate.
3rd Decan 10th - 20th January: Influenced by Mercury you live by a very strict code, seek perfection at its highest and have a fine brain for facts and figures. But you're sensitive, too, and gentle - with a healing touch, a subtle and beguiling sexual style, and a keen understanding of others' needs and emotions.

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