The Capricorn Zodiac Symbol Proves They’re Magic

Capricorn Zodiac symbol from medieval Book Of Hours

The Capricorn zodiac symbol has been the Sea Goat for centuries. It only became the Goat in more recent years. Yes, Capricorns climb. Their first impulse is to scale up. But they are also esoteric.

This gorgeous illo is a 500-year-old depiction of Capricorn – as is customary with the ye olde astro pix, Capricorn is the magical Mer-Goat. Or, Sea-Goat. You know what this means, right?

If you look at the basic Zodiac symbology, Capricorn is the only magical creature of the pantheon. 

Yes, they’re good at worldly precision. They’re tooth & bone, gold not glitter and self-disciplined, calculators. 

Yes, you can take them anyplace and they’ll behave with aplomb. BUT what if all that is just to disguise that they’re actually witches?

In Zodiac Signs in the 21st Century, it’s explained that Capricorn has the weirdest origin story of the Zodiac.

The Capricorn zodiac symbol ties them into traditions from before the early written words, long-lost civilizations.

Image: Book of Hours (15th-16th century)



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Mountain Sea-Goat

Capricorn pics are often beautiful, and the Mountain Sea-Goat or Mer-Goat sounds so romantic. But Capricorn descriptions sound so offensive and negative. Many people, including me, say that the Capricorn descriptions don’t sound like us at all. They need to revise Capricorn descriptions to describe us much better and in a more accurate/positive way. Or maybe what commenters are saying is true. I’m seen as boring, analytical, and conservative on the surface – but fun, creative, and forward-thinking inside.

Jacqueline Jennings

Hi , I was born 6 Jan lost both parents early, so don’t know time of birth. But have a strong pull towards anything paranormal. I do t feel I’m anything like caps.


This is so Satisfying! Yes, this is totally true in my books. I have not had many other Caps in my life until about the last 10 years, but all the ones I am close enough to to know well are like this. Including myself (Cap sun, Virgo moon, Cancer rising).

Quick, calm, analytical on the surface, tidal waves of intuition, mediumship & assorted psychic mayhem under the surface. The one Cappy moon I know is a natural medium too.

It is immense fun to let that peek out every once in a while & blow people’s wee minds.


Love the Pic and Love the write up … I am Cap, Cancer moon, Leo rising – I some how in my life always seem to be surrounded closely by capricorns and they are ALL a little bit bent ! which is why I love them so …. I spent so much time not understanding the dry description of capricorn .. caps are funny, wicked under that tres cool exterior .. why because it packs a bigger punch with the element of surprise …


Maybe it’s a 2 hooves in the ground a tail in the cosmos rule of thumb?

Pan energy is amazing, but I am bias maybe as I have pan rising.
Cap energy can be so beautiful and magical but they also value the ground and the road there.


“BUT what if all that is just to disguise that they’re actually total witches, if not a bit, you know, bent?”

Yes. Yes, it is. And yes, yes we are.


My first ex hubby a goat a solicitor and a con man. Never met anyone who could lie quite so easily. Or takes such joy in it.
My daughter is capi too. She’s not adverse to a wee bit of a pork pie and some devious actions to get her way. Manipulation ??? No that’s me, the chiro cancer. !!!

Poncholicious PAC

With my Cap moon/merc conjunct in 9th and my MC Cap in 10th, I would say, yes, what bubbles beneath is not always reflected on the surface….in fact, one could say that it’s a ‘secret weapon’ of sorts…..I often get underestimated, generally to the detriment of the ‘underestimator’ lol, esp. since I also have such a Plutonian natal chart.


I wish two, one the oldest longing ever and the other very new but very hot : ) were bent.


Beautiful picture!

Ivana Milano

I was scrolling the comments to see if anybody was resonating along the lines with me, and of all people, it is you Mystic hitting at it *giggles* Yes, Pisces stuff *giggles* and yes, i belive too, that all of them, the ´magical´ creatures mentioned, existed on this plane, factually, within some historical frame of time, at least. I myself have both a Pisces and a Cappy stellium … the Piscean part craving for the weightless magical, multilayered totality, beyond human-only-deemed-and-aprooved reality, the Capricorn part craving to pin down the infrastructural basis on wich the acess to those ´higher grounds´… Read more »


Haha, that’s great! I feel that way about dragons, unicorns, centaurs, nyads, dryads, sea nypmhs, mermen etc.. too. 😀


I was going to say Mystic! but that is a hilarious answer.


Funny. I think all animals are mystical creatures. They all sort of amaze and frighten me. They all think LOUDLY. And they listen to everything.


I reckon I’m bent hehe. Cap sun, Sag moon and Aries rising. You know I’ve often found that I can see both sides of a situation, person, dilemma, conversations, like there is a hidden part of me that knows things that aren’t spoken, the truth behind the chatter. I very very rarely speak of these things as they seem to not make sense and sometimes freak people out. It allows me to see the undertow in almost everything and yet I don’t know what I am to do with this information except teach my children how to look beyond what… Read more »


Omg I’m a cap w sag moon and Scorpio rising and I feel the same exact way. It’s hard to explain to other people and they don’t usually get it but you articulated it very well.. Kind of like being able to see past everything. People tend to only talk about capricorns work ethic and grounded behavior but there’s a lot more to us than just that!


what do you mean by bent?


Random question from a Venus in Capricorn (just to be somewhat relevant to the topic) …

I wanted to use the new leo moon for a visit to the hair dresser, get a new color etc (hey even zee oracle just told me to glam up, gotta obey, non?) … do it just a few hours before, or the day after?


No way. I’m a venus in Cap and I’ve been thinking about dying my hair too! What color if you don’t mind me asking


I’ve been orange red for the last two and a half years, let it wash out recently, but my natural blonde is that kind of mousy meh color that’s a bit boring on short hair, and since a couple of weeks I’ve been eying going towards a platinum blonde.


Nice. Platinum blonde is so glammy and bombshell to me. When I was a little girl I used to be obsessed with all platinum blonde celebs, from Marilyn Monroe to Courtney Love.


I’m a Pisces with almost every other planet in Capricorn, but according to my chart at astrodienst my dominating sign is Scorpio. I feel like this placement makes me come off as a total ice queen; however, my Gemini Asc. makes me bubbly and quirky. It’s like I’m a monster on the outside, but a fluffy bunny rabbit on the inside. Anyway, my best friend is a Capricorn with Scorpio rising. She’s a total goody two shoes to the untrained eye, but actually quite cold with an acidic tongue if you get close enough. The truth is this is what… Read more »


Hey just a question re astrodienist which part did you go to to find out your dominating sign is Scorpio would love to know


First, I went to the extended chart selection and pulled up my birth data, you know that whole thing. Then, in the section that says Methods, I clicked on the “Pullen/ Astrolog” link. Once I was directed to that page I pulled up the list next to the “Please select the chart you want” text. There I clicked “Simple chart delineation by Walter Pullen” and loaded my chart. It should pull up a long ass page full of text with a bunch of astrological shizz that I’m slowly trying to interpret. Anyway, about 3/4 down the page there are a… Read more »


You are a legend thanks!

Scorporation, Inc.

Somewhere between witch & bent there is a line. A very thin line. The zero degree point on an axis separating negative & positive values. I think it is a matter of measuring degrees then of witch & bent from a center of reference that is neither, all of which is Capricorn.


Capricorn men are my favourite species and yes, they can be quite magical as in make things happen while others just coast along.
I like that determination. Are not the women supposed to be THE Hot Lovers of the Zodiac.


they are, they are 😉


Love the pic. As a Pisces with Sagg moon, Capricorns frustrate me, but I admire them for many of their traits. By the way, is zodiac emblem for Sagittarius not also a magical creature – i.e. half human (torso and head) and half deer (body and legs/feet)?


That half deer is actually a half horse. Myth has it that the Centaurs used to mate with the Amazons, they kept the boy children and the girls went to the girls.

The Crazy Crone

Had to laugh at your comment, Mermaid. I’m holding a Tarot class at present with a Capricorn and a Pisces who are driving each other NUTS. The Capricorn is gobsmackingly stubborn in refusing to recognise emotional baggage, while the Pisces is going bonkers because she can see into the emotional depths. I think it was a knock-out for both of them last week, had to have sleep for a couple of hours to clear out the emotional leftovers.


Perhaps the Capricorn is feeling attacked by someone else prying into their emotional depths? I’m a cap who likes to work on my deep emotions in the safety of my sanctuary were my intuition can guide me through the various steps of healing/transformation. I have Pisces friends who often jump on emotional wounds and triggers at random and are very chaotic in their mining of other people’s emotions and can be very disconcerting.


Seagoatess, I know Exactly what you mean! While I don’t think this is what the Crazy Crone was saying, I have come up against what YOU are saying a couple of time. “I’m well aware of my depths, I’m just not willing to go there with YOU.” Some people cannot grasp privacy!

I admit, the flip side is that sometimes I am totally stunned at what baggage/history people are willing to bare in public, and I can see that sometimes they get benefits/healing from this that I would likely not.

electric eel libran

oooh a Capricorn with a tail made of french pastry! not exactly gluten free but i love it!


the color and the shape resembles a walnut to me. weird. ya the gluten free thing is making me wacky.

electric eel libran

i blame the Carb Moon in cancer,


Surly Capricorns run the food-agri business for sure, that would have to be a modern grain in that pastry alright! Lol, eel.


surly or surely? maybe both..

electric eel libran

yeah both! i can’t wait to be done with crab moon. just started my cycle too!

i swear i was watching James Deen cooking videos. i think im probably the only person in the world that prefers to watch his cooking vids instead of his porn. He’s wasted on porno…not saying it’s not good…just i think he can do better.


Deen cooks? What’s his astro? I don’t watch porn, I find it a bit traumatic tbh. I feel like everyone could do better than do porn. But I have never heard of one porn type movie people have said, “It’s genius! The plot twists, it’s so sexy too!”. And I can’t imagine 50 shades of greige will be any good.

electric eel libran

i think hes a double aquarius forgot his asc. i think he had some gemini schizz…mystic did a write up on him some time ago.

check this:


OMG, I saw his site, I am so not part of the porn generation or wotnot. I just wanted to see cooking… 🙂


Hahaha, thanks though.

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