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The Capricorn Rising Woman: Ambitious, Driven & Responsible

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If you’re a woman with a Capricorn rising sign, you’re probably no stranger to setting big goals and stoically crushing them, taking charge, making lots of money, struggling to let your hair down and play, and being incredibly tough with yourself.

Capricorn’s plenary ruler is Saturn, the great taskmaster of the solar system. Discipline, responsibility, and hard work are key lessons for Capricorn. But what else is there to know about the sea goat with its front two feet on the mountain and its tail in the sea? And what’s the difference between having your sun sign in Capricorn vs. your rising sign?

What is your rising sign?

Your sun sign (determined by which sign the sun was in on the day you were born) represents your core personality and how most people see you in the world.

Your rising sign (also known as the ascendant sign) is determined by the zodiac sign on the eastern horizon when you were born, which changes roughly every two hours. So, you must know your birth time to determine your rising sign.

Your rising sign indicates the woman you’re here to be in this lifetime, what you’re here to learn, and your soul’s mission.

  • Aries rising
  • Taurus rising
  • Gemini rising
  • Cancer rising
  • Leo rising
  • Virgo rising
  • Libra rising
  • Scorpio rising
  • Sagittarius rising
  • Capricorn rising
  • Aquarius rising
  • Pisces rising

18 Traits of the capricorn rising woman

1. She’s ambitious (and usually successful)

The Capricorn rising woman is perhaps the most ambitious of the zodiac, which means she will thrive in any workplace or business venture she sets her sights on. She makes it look like success comes easily, but her work ethic, discipline, and relentless spirit help her achieve the most outrageous goals. Chances are, it hasn’t been easy, and she has worked to the bones for everything she has.

This woman knows what she wants and will devote almost everything to getting it, but she’s happy to move at a steady pace. Good things come to those who wait; working while she waits is her life motto.

2. She craves security

She is likely to constantly be worried about not being enough or having enough, so she strives for security for herself and her loved ones. This is one of the primary reasons she is so hard-working and driven—she wants to know that her needs are taken care of. But the future is constantly on her mind, which can prevent her from enjoying the present.

The world may see a calm, collected, competent person, but inside, she’s likely to have worries like “am I doing enough?” “am I working hard enough?” and “how can I do better?” circling in her mind.

3. Money matters to the capricorn rising woman

Money isn’t everything, but it is important, and it does bring a certain amount of security and freedom to our lives. The Capricorn rising woman has money on her mind more than most. Learning to manifest in the physical realm is a key lesson that she’s here to learn. She will push herself to exceed her goals and chase down all her dreams because success and money rank number one and two on her list of priorities.

She loves to enjoy her money and invest it in the finer things in life. But she must be careful not to fall into the trap of buying things to make herself happy because the thrill of designer clothes and fancy homes will quickly wear off.

4. She is careful and calculating

The word calculating can have negative connotations and conjure up someone constantly plotting and scheming to manipulate others and get what they want. Yes, some people are like this. But being calculating doesn’t need to be a bad thing. The Capricorn rising woman is a pro at patiently observing things from all angles, recognizing patterns, and creating long-term solutions rather than temporary quick fixes.

She moves through the world slowly and carefully and will always weigh her options before making a move.

5. She hates to fail but learns a lot from it

Capricorn rising signs do not enjoy failing, and the embarrassment and shame they feel from falling short can be overwhelming and lead them to retreat for a while.

But the silver lining is that when she fails, she learns more than when she succeeds. Her ability to analyze what went wrong, learn from it, and improve the next time puts her on a high trajectory of growth.

6. She’s consistent

A Capricorn rising woman knows nothing worth having comes easy, and success does not fall into people’s laps. And because success, security, and money are so important to her, she will show up consistently, every day, and move the needle a tiny bit further.

She might not see a huge amount of progress daily, but she knows that this consistency will pay off over time.

7. The capricorn rising sign feels a deep sense of responsibility

Whenever Saturn gets involved, there’s a certain heaviness in the air. One of the key Capricorn rising sign traits is a personal responsibility. This woman might have had to grow up too soon or bear the burden of being the responsible, dependable one in her family. Often, they are plagued with difficult childhoods, but no matter how challenging their former lives were, they usually turn into epic success stories.

The interesting thing about Capricorn rising signs is that they live their lives in a backward kind of way. As children, they’re super serious and feel a great burden of responsibility. But as they age, they gradually learn to lighten up, have fun, and play! This may be a lesson of a lifetime for them.

8. She tends to take charge and do everything herself

As a cardinal sign, Capricorns tend to be natural leaders, and Capricorn rising signs are no exception. They have a take-charge attitude and are used to doing everything themselves. In fact, they prefer the control this brings and have a hard time trusting others to get the job done, as well as they know they can do it. But learning to delegate to talented, capable people is an important skill that will bring her freedom and allow her to focus on steering the ship forward.

9. She struggles to give herself a break

The Capricorn rising woman is a hard-working, driven perfectionist, and it’s easy for these traits to whirl out of control. Especially when she stops to look around at what everyone else is doing and finds herself stuck in the comparison trap. It’s easy for us all to focus on what we’re not doing, but why don’t we focus on what we have achieved and are doing?

She must learn to cut herself some slack, and while she’s at it, cut some for everyone else too! Self-love and self-care don’t come naturally to her but will go a long way to softening the pressure she carries on her shoulders.

10. The capricorn rising woman is her harshest critic

Although you might find a Capricorn rising expecting a lot of others and being a little over-critical, her inner critic is predominantly focused on her. Nobody is harder on her than she is. And no matter how much success she has or how many goals she ticks off, nothing ever feels good enough; she never feels quite good enough. This continues to drive her to grind and persevere long after she has already “made it.”

The Capricorn rising woman must learn to give herself credit where credit is due and praise herself when she succeeds rather than fixating on her few failures.

11. She is the archetype of the crone

Saturn also symbolizes time, age, maturity, and wisdom, and this energy bleeds into Capricorn. It’s the sign of the wise grandmother or Crone. Even at a young age, a Capricorn rising woman will take on the role of the responsible one who takes care of everyone else and makes methodical decisions that are wise beyond her years. She’s an old soul at heart.

12. You won’t gain her trust easily

A Capricorn rising woman does not trust easily and is very careful about who she lets into her world. If you’re in her inner circle—which, by the way, is pretty tight—you’ll know about it. If you’re not operating at her high level, lack motivation, or are a general negative Nellie, you’d better step up or prepare to be left behind.

But with her close relationships, she is fiercely loyal, dependable, and empathetic. She may even assume the role of your second mom.

13. If you aren’t with a capricorn rising woman, you’re against her

A predominant part of the Capricorn rising energy is staying power, i.e., the ability to stick around for the long haul through the good, the bad, and the ugly. So these women can put up with a lot before they blow a fuse.

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However, if something or someone threatens the goal they’re working towards, they will quickly cut them out. Even if she still loves you at heart, her view is that if you’re not with her, you’re automatically against her.

14. She has a softer side but it’ll be a minute before you see it

In close friendships and romantic connections, you will glimpse a softer side to the Capricorn rising woman. But be prepared to wait a damn while to see it!

Remember, it takes her a long time to trust. She has to trust you before she lets her guard down, shows you her heart, and feels comfortable bearing her emotions. Even though she seems stoic, she’s much more emotional than people think.

15. Her spiritual path lies in combining the material & emotional realms

The sea goat is the symbol of Capricorn, the animal on a mission to scale the highest mountain, whose fish-like tail gives her roots in the water. Many people don’t realize that this earth sign has a significant water element. The earth represents her material ambition, while the water symbolizes her emotional body, both of which are key forces in her spiritual growth and development.

It will be important for this woman to continue moving upward and progressing on the physical plane and rooting deeper into her subconscious and intuition.

16. She’s more cynical than romantic

It takes her a while to warm up to anyone, and that includes romantic interests. Her cool demeanor and desire to keep her distance will often create doubt in people’s minds about whether she has feelings or not. Even in a relationship, she will observe, weigh things up, and take her time before fully committing to one person.

But if anyone’s going to turn her head, it’s a man who’s ambitious, driven, stable, and successful in his own right.

17. The capricorn rising sign is black or white in love

In love, one thing you can count on with a Capricorn rising woman is the truth. If she loves you, you will know. She will be devoted, loyal, and go out of her way to nurture and care for you.

If you’re unsure of her true feelings, it’s either because you’re not ready for her or she’s just not into you. She’s got far bigger and better things going on in her life to waste time with someone she doesn’t really care about or see a clear future with.

18. She works hard and plays almost never

It’s no surprise that, under Saturn’s rule, a Capricorn rising sign is not the best at letting her hair down and having fun. It’s just not in her nature. She’s not the woman you call when you want to laugh or cut loose; she’s the one you call when you need help starting a new business venture or need some thoughtful advice.

She might benefit from being with friends and partners who encourage her to play while respecting her work ethic. It’s okay to have a night off and celebrate or have too many shots; sometimes, it’s exactly what we need.

Are you a capricorn rising woman?

Remember that every zodiac sign has its own positive traits and flaws, and it’s all about accepting it all, playing to your strengths, and rounding out your weaknesses.

If you’re a Capricorn rising sign, I’d love to know if you resonate with the traits and gifts on this list? What do you think is your greatest strength? Share with me in the comments below!

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  • Hi Shani! Greetings from Argentina 🙂 I found this website some months ago and I’m in love with your articles!! With this one in particular, I felt so identified with each of the traits you explained 😮 absolutely rings a bell and helps in the process of self-awareness, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom ♥ Agus🌻

  • I’ve enjoyed this article. I’ve read a lot about the Capricorn rising woman characteristics. This is one of the most accurate articles I’ve come across. I was a serious child and I’m learning to loosen up as I get older 🤭. The bit about having a significant water element is super spot on. In fact I have a Scorpio moon. I always thought I did not resonate with my rising sign. Turns out I hadn’t found an article that fit. My greatest strength that’s on this list is definitely my softer side. Very few people would describe me as soft but the ones that do, actually got close enough to really see me.

    • I’m happy to hear this article feels resonant Millie 🙂 Capricorn is an earth sign, but it’s symbolized by the sea goat which gives it that little sliver of water too, and this softens the sign and brings a spiritual flavor to it. But like you say, only people who are close to you will see this side of you.

      Shani x

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