Responsible, serious Capricorns are the cardinal earth sign, ruled by task master Saturn. Extremely loyal, grounded and wise beyond their years, Capricorns are born leaders who are capable of questioning everything that defies practicality and reason.
Arguably the hardest working sign of them all, don’t expect a Capricorn to blindly accept anything – they’ll want make sure they have a full grasp before they really commit, in work, life and love!
Inspired by the thoughtful and focused qualities Capricorns embody, here are 5 books you should read to inspire your particular style:
1. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Perhaps the quintessential Capricorn, J. D. Salinger was the voice of a generation. His protagonist, Holden Caulfield, is a teenager wise beyond his years. It starts with, “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”
While Capricorn does like to follow the rules, they will push back if it’s not something they inherently believe in. One of the most controversial books of all time (It was banned and burned in many places throughout the world.), Capricorns might find kinship with the deeply disappointed and ambivalent main character, who delved into pessimism and questions his importance in the world.
2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
When they decide they just can’t take any more injustice, the animals of George Orwell’s Animal Farm simply take over. Animal Farm is still considered one of the most controversial books of all time, due to Huxley’s transparent parallels to the politics that led up to and followed the 1917 Russian Revolution and the later rise of Josef Stalin.
Zealous and eager for justice, this story follows the animals’ journey through the politics of Manor Farm, and explores how, when given power and opportunity, how quickly some move to tyranny and taking advantage of others. A thoughtful read for ambitious Capricorns everywhere!
3. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
For a gripping literary thriller, pick up Night Film by Marisha Pessl. The story is about the death of a troubled prodigy, the daughter of a revolutionary film director who lives an isolated existence. Shrouded in mystery, this is a tale of murder and revenge.
Introverted Capricorn can pull away from others when they feel uncomfortable, embarrassed or worried. Reputation is a key concern for them, and they can become withdrawn, pessimistic and distrustful if they don’t check in with someone who can pull them out. An interesting parallel to the dark side of Capricorn!
4. Moonology by Yasmin Boland
The cycles of the Moon have a great influence over the tides of the ocean as well as our moods and even our lives. Moonology by Yasmin Boland will help you connect with the Moon and show you how to change your life in ways you never thought possible. Including ceremonies, rituals and a Moon phase guide, this book will open your eyes to the effects of the Moon.
Capricorn likes to take control of their lives, often firmly believing that knowledge is power, and to bring on significant change, one must learn all they can before figuring out a solution. Learning more about how the Moon influences our moods and emotional state can be a powerful tool in discerning the reactions of those around us.
5.The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
Exploring the uncharted areas of the human psyche, Aldous Huxley’s masterpiece, The Doors of Perception is a psychological adventure. Huxley writes about the psychedelic effects of drugs on the mind and remains a classic to this very day. Straightlaced Capricorn may find this an interesting look into excess and how there are many ways to find truth. Perception is everything!
The responsible Capricorn is also full of curiosity and intrigue, seeking to use their knowledge as power and motivation for their hard work. We bet too that after reading these books, you’ll have some pretty potent conversation starters! What other books best reflect the Capricorn mind?
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