Libra and Capricorn – Personality Similarities and Differences
The title of this article is likely to be misinterpreted due to the fact that Sun sign astrology is regularly mistaken for authentic astrology.
Sun sign astrology, an unfortunate development of modern astrology, is just what it sounds like: being born while the Sun is in (i.e., transiting) the sign of Libra, for example (approximately 9-21 to 10-21 each year), makes you “a Libra.” Being born while the Sun is in the sign of Capricorn, for example (approximately 12-21 to 1-21 each year), makes you “a Capricorn.”
Regrettably, Sun sign astrology is very limiting and will tell you virtually nothing about the actual personality or compatibility. Authentic astrology includes hundreds of factors besides the Sun sign.
The signs of Libra and Capricorn are similar in that they are both cardinal signs (vs. mutable or fixed). Venus and Saturn rule Libra, and Saturn and Mars rule Capricorn. However, Libra is an air sign and Capricorn is an earth sign. Also, the signs of Libra and Capricorn square each other, a Ptolemaic hard aspect. In other words, the signs of Libra and Capricorn naturally include challenge and tension; they aren’t inherently harmonious.
You didn’t really expect me to say that every person with a Libra Sun sign (about 8.33% of the population) is very socially inclined, takes a balanced approach toward interpersonal relationships, and is annoyingly evasive, did you?
Likewise, you didn’t really expect me to say that every person with a Capricorn Sun sign (about 8.33% of the population) is very pragmatic, calculating, and cold-hearted, did you?
Nor did you expect me to say that every person with a Libra Sun sign will have the same exact level of compatibility with every person with a Capricorn Sun sign, did you?
Select ten random people who have a Libra Sun sign and match them with ten random people who have a Capricorn Sun sign and it’s entirely possible that none of them will get along with each other. It’s also entirely possible that all of them will get along. Again, Sun signs by themselves are almost meaningless; it’s a trivial departure from true astrology.
Emphasizing Sun signs, Moon signs, Ascendants (Rising sign), or any other individual attribute without considering the rest of the charts’ contents and patterns within those charts, will only give you surface insight.
Instead, a comprehensive approach with astrology yields infinitely higher accuracy rates, giving you an edge in life and helping to reduce your risk.
Copyright © 2011 Scott Petullo