Kate Bosworth – Classically Cap? Cap Men – Classically Stingy?

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“I’m all about target shopping.   I know what I need and, and I go and find it. I’m a Capricorn so I’m a fast shopper. I’m not someone who says ‘let’s spend the entire day shopping’. For me, it isn’t a leisure pursuit.”  Kate Bosworth

True or False?  I think Capricorns are usually GOOD shoppers – they don’t tend to dither around, wasting time and buying naff crap in emo fits of freak-outs or feeling over-whelmed. But they can be weird.

I had a Capricorn boyfriend once who would NEVER shop. It was like he had a shopping disorder. He was skin-flinty to the point of insanity. I have never known a cheaper man. If there was a deemed necessity to go out and buy something such as food for eating (i am not talking about organic quinoa blinis with caviar folks) he would scrounge around the kitchen, just in case there was an option of making something edible with vegemite, 12 pasta spirals he could blow the dust off and the limp zucchini. He earned loads of $$$, just could not bear to spend it – except on guitar stuff (he was a muso) and pornography. It didn’t last long, this thing. AND i am not saying he typical of Capricorn men AT ALL.

But, o.m.g. this is all coming back, I know of ANOTHER Capricorn male and we were not lovers but he wound up as my house guest for weeks on end, cheerily consuming my food etc. Finally I nervously suggested he contribute something to the proceedings (I was less assertive then, it was before Pluto had helpfully trined my Mercury in Aries) and first he sulked, then he bitched it up a bit and then he begrudgingly presented me with a travel pack of laundry sachets. So six little teensy sample size things of laundry powder. This from a guy who was bunging through two loads a day. Odd, no?

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mitra
mitra

Have Cap male x-friend who only buys black T-shirts and shorts …. all other forms of clothing unnecessary.

Have Venus in Cap male lover. Too early to say whether he is stingy when it comes to ‘gadgets’ and ‘costumes’ 🙂

earth angel
earth angel

I am a Cap sun and I am lmbo at this thread. “surviving on a single piece of gum the entire day to ‘make weight’ with exemplary Cappo focus” ahahahahah. I am one of the few women I know who doesn’t particularly care for shopping, unless it’s food shopping. I relate to Kate – know what you want, get in, get out. I don’t understand the concept of “window shopping.” What the hell is the fun of looking at stuff you are not going to buy? And yet people think I have no problem spending money. Sure I spend money… Read more »

Scorpio
Scorpio

This post reminds me of my ex. Capricorn, musician and freeloader. He prefered to spend all his money on instruments and partying and leave it to me to buy all the dull neccesities such as food.

constance
constance

Married a Cap 25 years ago because he was wealthy and generous with me and my 3 kids. He’s dead now but if there are bargains in heaven he’ll find them; would spend on everyone but self.

pegasus
pegasus

Lost a very close Cap woman friend a few years ago because of her tightness.
Use to call her the Money Queen but she did achieve her goals…a fine large house
in the best suburb, but alas, no mates to share it with. Sad.
Given a choice, i’ll go for many friends & little money, better value.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Work with a double Sun-Moon Cap.

Aqua Sun, Gem Moon, Aries Mars office mgr. told me yesterday she can’t stand her.

Thinks she’s self serving but I don’t have that kind of interaction with her. She’s offered me a massage many times but of course it would be a trade 😉

bubble
bubble

i have a question. my dad (for a variety of very sad reasons) had a lot of trouble in his life and consquently never had any money so i grew up with a man who would resented giving (to me) and so guess what i have the same trouble with money in that i often find myself saying i havent got any money ! (like my dad would say to me) and guess what i have problems budgeting, spending saving the works. i also sometimes resent giving esp for work things. what a suprise hey and i often hear myself… Read more »

spirit
spirit

Bubble–maybe look to Venus for help with that one…feel loved and valuable no matter what the outer circumstances. Also , maybe Jupiter.

Savannah
Savannah

I have a Cap sister, yes this is her ways. Our youngest brother is Aries but I feel he’s pretty much like Cappy haven’t done his chart. My eldest son has Capricorn in…oh I don’t know got a headache brewing, but he’s more anal about spending it on anyone. Tight arses the lot of them! I’ve never known anyone to be able to SAVE money whilst being temporarily on the dole. These siblings would even rent the most disgusting depressing hovels to save said money. Shudder! Shopping. I loathe it most of the time be it for food, clothes, tents,… Read more »

lib rising ramzilla
lib rising ramzilla

p.s. my eros in cap. it’s funny that i can’t stand these stingy shrewd qualities in my conscious mind but occasionally find them extremely sexually alluring. I did once have a boyf who was an economist, wore hot suits, cufflinks, grew his own vegetables and distilled his own booze etc. We were so opposite it wasn’t funny. He wasn’t cap tho (he was tres weird ass for a sag, tho would never give me his birth deets), and have never smooched one.

lib rising ramzilla
lib rising ramzilla

i have one close friend who is totally cappy and she is stingy as all hell. She’s bloody rich cos of it tho. It is actually the one thing that drives me MAD about her, I love her lots but can’t stand a scrooge. But the other side of course is that she is ALWAYS shit together, amazingly practical and to be honest, there are elements to her thrift that I do very much admire eg She is the vege co-op queen, has been in the co-op for like 30 years (her mum was in the group that started it)… Read more »

Tones
Tones

Capricorn men are soooooper stingy. Actually, all the earth sign men are cheap but caps win because they ALWAYS win at anything they do. One cap man friend was buying bags of ice for a party with his 2 housemates and one of them forgot his wallet. Cappy made him go back and get his wallet so that they could all contribute equally at the P.O.S. for the 4 bags of ice they eventually bought. Another one had outer-suburb grog specials mailed to him so he could get the cheapest bulk-booze. When I pointed out that he was spending extra… Read more »

Aeris
Aeris

Funny cuz the Cap men I’ve known have been over-the-top decadent, usually when it came to food, booze, and drugs. But can think of some ways they were stingy too: this one I briefly dated lived in the same apartment with like 6 roommates in a shitty neighborhood forEVER because he was the master tenant and paid cheap rent. He also became a career pick-up artist (SERIOUSLY) and would never buy me a drink (considered it placating to women, lol) but would splurge all the time on these extravagant dinners. He eventually left his dead-end job, where he nonetheless climbed… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Capps seem to enjoy having the money….not so much spending it , tho.

Mirim
Mirim

My S.O. has a Cap Moon and fits many of the above descriptions. He doesn’t get eating well and healthy, for him if its cheaper its obviously better because then you save money right? DUH?! Travelling with him can be taxing as we ‘splurge’ on plane tickets and then when we get there for our 4 day vacay (he has to work of course), he squibbles on a bottle of wine and this and that and at the end of it I would have rather just stayed at home and gone to the store to get a bottle of nice… Read more »

Spirit
Spirit

One of my Uncles is a low Capp…classic drunkard…lives in a bar from 9am until dinnertime…..staggers home to his dutiful wifey-po,…. who has dinner waiting for him, along with fresh laundry, and a spotlessly clean home… She also works TWO jobs to support his lazy-ass and their three small children…..disgusting.

Tati
Tati

On the other hand, they are supposed to be hot in bed, so perhaps best to skip the dinner and take them straight back to your boudoir? Luring them with the promise of free drink perhaps. Never mind the shabby clothes, they won’t be needing those. But I’m a Scorpio, so my priorities are perhaps a little warped. One of the current pretty things that I’m pursuing is a Capricorn boy, who dresses very snappily (although has a very small wardrobe, so there’s probably something in that) and buys me drinks, so who knows … However, my chances of luring… Read more »

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

Why are your chances slim Tati?

Tati
Tati

Honestly? He’s considerably younger, very beautiful (not just me saying this) and a bit of a player. As well as a typical Capricorn hard worker, career oriented, focused, very much a good person for me to learn from even if it just stays as friends – I have that Scorpio tendency to get sidetracked by hedonism and overwhelmed by sex & to prioritise sex over work. I don’t know how anyone else avoids doing this, but they seem to be able to talk to a person without drifting off into a reverie of what the person might look like naked… Read more »

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

Hehehe…Tati, when my Scorp Asc is quite strong at any time I tend to drift off into imagining what someone might look like naked…in sexual situations 😆 Other times it’s just the Virgo curiousity of wanting to see what they look like naked, purely for observational purposes, sorta like checking out a bug! Like, oh, you have a birth mark in that shape over there…interesting, that sort. Honestly, after reading what you wrote, I didn’t think your chances were slim. It’s just boudoir activities, yes? And him being a Cap my hunch said he woudn’t be fazed that he’s younger.… Read more »

Tati
Tati

Hmmm, I like your argument.

However, boudoir activities are never “just” sex for a Scorpio I think … we think sex is too important ‘n’ mystical ‘n’ stuff.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

My once upon a time Cappy guy was a Kung Fu Master and I was nuts about him. He gave me a wonderful large green dragon candle that I still have here today (got it out when I had the ghost last month along with my pix of Buddah for protection…I call the Dragon my “big guns”). Cappy was the messenger (on a spiritual level), even if he did eat hot dogs in the movie theatre, fall asleep and snore and, be a near cheater….Or flirt extrodinaire. We had a lunch time love affair for the most part but more… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

I read somewhere that a lover who`s sun or moon conj your sun or moon is a karmic connection…don`t know if it`s true or what.

Scorpalicious robot
Scorpalicious robot

That might explain my longing to be with a Saggo colleague 19 yrs my junior. Even had a dream of him speaking a language I couldn’t understand. It felt like a past life dream. He dreamed of me too.
My moon is in Sagg.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Wow Scorpalish,

So you can compare notes with him like that? Cool.

On a humorous note, reminds me of the 17 yr younger “two night stand” …as opposed to a “one night stand” 🙂 that I had with a guy who didn’t speak any english…

Your dream sounds very intriguing.

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

yeah we were friends – we worked together for about 4 years. I use to dream about him a lot and only told him about the innocent dreams and one day he said “i had a dream about you… but you don’t wanna know what it was about” He clearly DID want me to know otherwise he wouldn’t have mentioned it and it was obvious that it was a sexual dream. Lots of sexual tension that never went anywhere because we worked in the same department. A lot of people noticed the chemistry. I left the company 2 years ago… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Yeah guys, actually, with the ex Pisces I’ve often mentioned here, the person he did run off with for awhile had her Moon conj. his Sun in 12th. Can’t really blame the pull, you know? She was a Gemini and he told me that the first thing she said when they met was “you and I are going to get married and have a baby”. Said he was scared. They did have the child but no marriage. Guess when his folks came from Iran, she was mean to them. I’d already met his dad years before and called him “Ba-Ba”.… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

“proposed”…he,he…said “purposed”….well, guess that too….

Blanca
Blanca

As a solar Cap, I find that I really loathe wasting. Everything from my paper grocery bags, to the twisty ties that close the bread bag, to the Gladware my lunch meat comes in are re-used. Yogurt containers, gift wrap, old band t-shirts (these get cut up into cleaning rags), etc. are used again and again. I can go on forever. I am also quite handy with coupons. NEVER EVER WASTE. 🙂
I also have this thing where I won’t spend more than $7 on a shirt.
Thankfully, Target’s clearance racks and Goodwill have treated me well.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

“However, my chances of luring him to my velvet-draped candle-filled boudoir are slim I’m afraid …”

Oh no, Tati, I wouldn’t believe that at all. I agree with UPV.

A Cappy (as Moon myself) would love a velvet draped candle filled boudoir but you just don’t always find it apparent on the outside. Esp. men though love that as they love a sanctuary in the women in their lives. Just depends on if one wants to be a sanctuary and what is the exchange or price?

Tati
Tati

Aww you guys 🙂
I’m not sure I’m safe and calm enough to count as a sanctuary – there’s part of me that will always be the dominant, slightly scary Scorpio – not sure I know how to be nurturing – of myself or anyone else.
I suspect that to me, the price is too high – the idea of giving up my independence & autonomy is anathema to me.

fallen angel
fallen angel

But OF COURSE. I do recall going on ONE SINGLE SOLITARY date with a Cappo Male where we had sushi, which wasn’t at all out of hand but when the server came round to ask if we wanted anything more, he actually looked frightened. Even the way he prised out his ATM card showed severe economy of motion, his fingers begrudgingly letting go of the plastic. And for as much as he would get on a health jag by ahem, yes running for miles wearing a plastic suit to encourage weight loss, surviving on a single piece of gum the… Read more »

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

True, I know a stingy bastard of a Cap male. Rich as Croesus but dresses like a hobo, ruthless in business and specializes in getting people to do stuff for no pay. He got some woofers to work on his property, clearing lantana and planting fruit trees, no shops for miles, no catering, no shower or toilet and housed them in an empty shipping container (byo sleeping bag). Then wondered why they didn’t want to stay. And I thought slavery had been abolished. When these facts are pointed out to him by certain a feisty uncooperative Virgo, he laughs demonically.… Read more »

Pluto Transit Lounge
Pluto Transit Lounge

Yep. Cap Sun. Shops are a war zone.

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

Um, I didn’t clear my cache or anything, so why didn’t the post above show as UVP?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Having a double Cap mother, I can attest that they’re good with budgeting, which was handy after my parents’ divorce and everything was up in the air. She could be frugal, but I wouldn’t describe her as stingy at all. She was generous and encouraged me to do the same. (We share Piscean Moon, could that be it? We have a psychic connection, with dreams where we are in touch with each other) Not to the point where we then had nothing to ourselves, but definitely no stinginess. She likes well-made things, so they last, which makes sense. I don’t… Read more »

davidl
davidl

two particular caps in my life, a close auntie, and a best friend. Both have made an absolute motza, from hard, shrewd, honest life activity, that gives back ten fold to the community. One an orthopaedic surgeon, the other a business person. Love them dearly, they both have a great sense of humor, and know when, and when not to, use it. Masters. Good people. The money/sex axis is a problem, both still haven’t worked that one out.

Taurean Love Expert
Taurean Love Expert

Davidl my Cap story also involves issues with the money/sex axis. He was a strange mix of stingy & extravagant. Stingy towards himself, extravagance was all in the aid of getting laid.

He literally lived through his sexual partners – and was happy to admit it.

davidl
davidl

One of the caps mentioned above, has always favored sexual partners that are turned on by his position and money. Its like he appreciates the importance they place on his money and position ? Those that don’t, and appreciate his other qualities , don’t get any respect. ?

Taurean Love Expert
Taurean Love Expert

With mine I think he wanted a relationship, that had a clear transactional element – sex exchanged for money, money & money exchanged for status etc. Didn’t exactly disprespect people whio didn’t operate that way, just couldn’t comprehend them.

year of the fox
year of the fox

My Cap mom was a queen of coupon clipping and bulk shopping! My only complaint was that she was more into quantity than quality.

Nate
Nate

Hmm, I’m a Cap and, maybe it’s the moon in Leo, but my god do I like spending!! I figure that I work hard to make the comfortable $$s I do so I should spend it just as hard. (multitudes of netbank transfers take care of all those all importnat details on payday, leaving me with only the spending budget touchable anyway) Hate going shopping though, but only because I can’t stand the meandering hordes of zombies shambling about like it’s the first time they’ve seen stores. I mean can’t they at least organise what they were going there for… Read more »

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

Yes, yes, if there’s one thing more horrific than shopping-malls, it is mall-shoppers. I put on my Saturn-in-first-house scary face and weave through the throngs like I’m delivering a transplant organ and STAT. The shopping then becomes a targeted stealth operation. Although, I think I almost made a shopping assistant cry once when she asked ‘can I help’ and I said ‘I’d rather you didn’t’.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

hILARIOUS..

Nate
Nate

hahaha, I’m going to add that to my duck-weave-long-strides-walk-fast approach. Galleria, You’ve been warned!

nat
nat

delivering a transplant organ… Exactly! Totally with your strategy Lexicorn but there is no Cap in my chart… oh, hang on, IC in Cap… so I already know how to do some Cappiness right? I have a range of pleasant yet effective techniques to deflect shop assistants the millisecond they approach me. When we moved to a small regional town, my focussed, city type walking to slice through the masses just didn’t work. I used to totally overshoot the end of the street (its not that long!) and people used to look at me like ‘where’s the fire?’. However, by… Read more »

earth angel
earth angel

LOL & OMG, I do the exact same thing in malls! Hate them! Love the new town center thing – fresh air between shops, and a break from the vacant eyes of consumers who actually enjoy the process. And all that canned air & fluorescent lighting. Ugh.

Blanca
Blanca

I know what you mean! I am a Cap, Leo moon, Sag rising. The Cap in me NEVER buys anything full price (unless it’s something extremely useful and fulfilling ie. my $600 nikon camera or saving up several grand for a trip). It is extremely rare that I do, and if it does happen, I weigh out the pros and cons like mad. Plus, the quality must be pretty damn good which is rare in today’s world… I also quite dislike buying new clothing. Almost 3/4 of my wardrobe is from second-hand stores. Regardless, I stay true to my personality… Read more »

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

You so right. We is tight. Even if I had cash to throw around (I work in the arts, so I don’t) I couldn’t bear spending too large on clothes (as much as I dig the fashions and all). It seems so incredulous and wrong. Sag-rising ex once spent $700 on a shirt! A SHIRT. I ranted for hours, the starving-kiddies-in-africa made an appearance. (yes, I do have a sponsor child, which I prioritise over accessories). Actually kinda pride myself on having never paid over $120 for a single item of clothing, and they were shoes. Leo friend spent $180… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

It IS satisfying to get a bargin isn’t it Lexicorn? I mean thats just damn smart, you know? As long as it’s not low quality and ends up a waste of money though.

Have a pair of cowboy boots that were about as much as you spent on your shoes.

I mean really, you can’t take this crap with you. People spend their whole lives aquiring stuff and have to leave it behind when they die!

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

hhmmm… perhaps the whole Egyptian ‘buried with your riches’ trend was in the middle of a mega Capri era…? dontcha think?

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Yes, an experiment I think…lol

earth angel
earth angel

Lexicorn – love it! I can relate. More than $30 for a pair of shoes is a lot to me. Sigh. Yet I never shop at the ultra cheap shoe shops, b/c if you spend much less than that, they don’t last. Name-brand warehouse stores are my thing. Made for Cappies, lol. Sometimes I envy those folks who have had the joy of throwing crazy amounts of bucks at jeans, shoes, cars, or experiences like the gourmet meal, but I couldn’t do it either.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Cappy Moon and do like to check out my coupons before going to the super market and like having a list of what I need in hand. DO like being organized in that way. Don’t go to malls, despise shopping really except when I need a particular thing/item. Can’t say I’m cheap though as when I got some winnings gave both my girls a thousand dollars and at a time when I got back surgery settlement money bought my daughter a lap top and took her and her friend to Hawaii. Often picked up the bill at restaurants and when… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

“fear to tread”…duh

Nate
Nate

Love a bargain too, but can never bring myself to use a coupon in case people see me use it and think I couldn’t already afford the stuff… Again, that’s probably the Leo Moon hahaha

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Think that’s a good point Nate as far as what motivates astro sign wise.

Cappy Moon in me is like “yeah, I saved me a couple freakin’ bucks!”

I screwed the system right back!

LOL…..(jokin’)

Upbeat Scorp
Upbeat Scorp

Oh, so it must be my Leo moon!? I loathe coupons, would never use one. I feel their energy is just bad juju somehow. I have worked in many service jobs over the years, and I have somehow come to equate coupon use to a certain personality type.. time and time again it is demanding rude people wanting a further discount on top of the coupon discount.. really it is just embarrassing. On the other hand, I am a saver to the max.. I think carefully about my spending. I try and plan lunches to take to work, (doesn’t always… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Well, am certainly never demading when I use a coupon and with todays technology, all the check out person has to do is scan the thing. More likely a case of the employee not wanting to be bothered with all due respect. A lady was just shown on tv yesterday a.m. who feeds her family on pennies, literally pennies a month as she does the coupon thing very creatively. I say more power to her. Smart chick. When I was a homemaker for seven years, I ran my house like a well oiled machine and did my coupons and felt… Read more »

Stress Princess
Stress Princess

Err, as a Cap (sun, merc, venus, vesta) I’m not really sure if the shopping stuff is ENTIRELY true (for a girl, anyways…) I do like to meander and fondle stuff in stores. I admire the spangly dangly stuff I’ll never buy but just sigh over it. I’m definitely a “never pay retail” girl. I NEVER buy anything full price, even if it’s the mostest perfect thing ever in the history of time. I just wait for it to go on sale, be reduced, have a % off day in the shop. If I do buy at full price in… Read more »

Salacious Sagg
Salacious Sagg

Mystic yes, yes, yeeees. I too had a Cap guy who earned big dollars and I mean mega dollars and I earned 1/4 his pay. Yet he moved in with me so he could get $880 a WEEK rent for his place for 10 months (visiting Scandanavians) and then he happily ate, washed did whateva, had fab sex, bossed me around and told me how to spend, run my house etc etc and narry a celery stick did I see. Not even a bottle of milk and a loaf of bread, though he was tres organic etc. I of course… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

a rich moochie….what a cad !

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

overseas trips and property = Good Things. food and clothing are boring consumables that turn into scraps and poo. = Not Profitable / enjoyable in long term.
(holiday = good in long term because = new experiences, nice memories and conversation fodder for when hotties are around.)

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

I agree, makes perfect sense to spend on hols and props.. Property is an investment darling, and i bet the holiday involved networking and new job opps. ‘Tis the Capricious way.

sassy
sassy

I believe life should be enjoyed in the moment, why wait for snippets of time to enjoy it on designated holidays and trips. Why not try to do both?!?
Mars is in Leo, come one and live it

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lol! “Scraps and poo” 🙂

Baristagem
Baristagem

My bestie is a capman & I Lol reading this!
Lives like a poor man… Tick! Hardly goes clothes shopping…. Tick! If he does goes clothes shopping it is for like a second… Tick! Eats peasant food (he calls it a diet…pfft!!)… Tick! Earns a squillion bucks….Tick!

He splurged this year on overseas trips & property….. which is very odd? Did he lose his mind??

Salacious Sagg
Salacious Sagg

Hmm Baristagem, the only time my one splurged was when a mate of his fell off the perch leaving squillions to family he detested. So emthinks he thought he had better spend some! Yes, he went overseas but stayed in a youth hostel, though he could have splurged!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lol, financial lingo tis the language of Capricorns 🙂 In fact, I think they INVENTED it.

So, to tanslate Cappy brain –

Clothes and food = loose value/ cannot make gains ie “Pfft, Liabilities”
OS trips and property = gain knowledge/networking/exotic lovers/rent/increase investment portfolio ie “A$$ET$!”

Ever talked stocks with a Cap? Even if they don’t know a thing about Wall st etc it’s still incredible how natural it is for them…it’s almost as if their brains are hard-wired to the stock markets…BTW I LOVE a good Cap, they’re a fab bunch 🙂

vee
vee

For the Aussies this year so far- the cost of overseas trips are down an average of 5.6% compared to 2.3% domestically. Property prices are down too…a better time to buy, as eventually the prices will increase:-)) Fiscal fitness!!!

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