Capricorn is associated with musical talent, solitary athletic activities, and all things practical and useful.
Pastimes associated with the sign of Capricorn include:
- Antique shopping
- Eating at classy restaurants
- Financial speculation and investment
- Home improvement
- Learning new things
- Making or listening to music
- Practical crafts/building things
- Reading (especially literature and non-fiction on topics such as business/finance, music, humour, politics, and fitness)
- Tennis, squash, and badminton
- Visiting museums and galleries
Based on Capricorn-associated hobbies, gifts for Capricorn include:
- Books (both fiction and nonfiction, preferably serious and literary, educational, or humourous)
- Musical instruments
- Classy, understated clothing and accessories (nothing too flashy) – preferably in dark or neutral colours
- Concert tickets
- Craft supplies
- Electronic equipment
- Electronic organizers
- Fine arts and collectables
- Good quality furniture
- Hand-sewn cushions
- High-quality housewares (ceramic, stoneware, or glass rather than plastic)
- Hiking gear
- Restaurant gift certificates
- Running gear
- Stereo systems
- Tennis rackets
Overall, when buying for Capricorn, it’s best to choose things that are useful, practical, and likely to last. Capricorns tend to prefer things that are established or eternal to passing fads and temporary fashions. Classically elegant clothing, accessories, and housewares are usually preferred to trends that come and go, unless the ascendant falls in a more playful sign, such as Gemini, or a more ostentatious sign, such as Leo.
Capricorn Colours, Patterns, and Designs
Capricorn is associated with traditional power colours such as gray and black. This Saturn-ruled sign usually dislikes splashy patterns and prefers monochromatic, uncluttered colour schemes that create smooth, unbroken lines or blocks of colour. Overall, Saturn and Capricorn are associated with colours and patterns that suggest conservatism, stability, solidity, and endurance, such as stones or blocks, as well as understated, classic colours, usually in dark tones.
Gemstones associated with the sign of the Capricorn those that come in Capricorn colours such as jet, jade, hematite, obsidian, and onyx, and those associated with certain months of the year, such as turquoise stone (December), and garnet (January).
Capricorn Trees, Plants, Flowers, and Foods
If purchasing plants, seeds, or food, there are certain trees, herbs, and edibles associated with Capricorn and its ruling plant Saturn. Capricorn is linked with many different trees, including the yew, willow, cypress, elm, holly, hemlock, birch, pine, and poplar, as well as soothing herbs such as comfrey.
Capricorn flowers include the red carnation, magnolia, orange blossom, camellia, and baby’s breath. Foods associated with Capricorn include beets, spinach, onions, and barley.
The Atypical Capricorn
Not all Capricorns will conform to the typical Capricorn profile. A Capricorn whose rising sign is in Gemini, for example, will be very different from one who has Sagittarius rising. A Capricorn with Gemini rising will likely be more interested in current fashions than traditional or classic items and is more likely to prefer interactive pastimes to solitary hobbies.
With Sagittarius rising, the Capricorn will likely be more outdoorsy and may prefer team sports to solitary athletic pursuits. Sagittarius rising also creates a need to travel and explore foreign lands.
For more on Capricorn, see the Capricorn Personality Profile. To see personality and marriage profiles for all the sun signs, visit the main Astrology page. To get an astrology chart, see the Astrology Charts page.