What Tarot Card Represents Capricorn?

Whether you consult your tarot cards as a hobby or you are a professional tarot card reader, understanding the relationship between astrology and tarot can give you a deeper insight into their meaning.

Capricorn is a strong Earth sign that is typically represented by the Devil card in the Major Arcana.

What Tarot Card Represents Capricorn?

In this article, we find out what tarot cards represent Capricorn and the sign’s grounded personality traits.

Capricorn In The Minor And Major Arcana

There are a number of different tarot cards in the major and minor Arcana that represent the life of Capricorn.

Generally, the four tarot card sets are divided into the four elements. As Capricorn is an Earth sign, it is commonly represented by the Pentacles (Coins) card suit.

Pentacles tarot cards also represent other Earth signs, including Taurus and Virgo.

What Tarot Cards Present Capricorn

Capricorn has many positive characteristics, from passion, stability, structure and security to reliability and a sense of being grounded.

These typical traits associated with Earth signs can be linked to several different tarot cards, including the Devil, the King of Pentacles and other Earth-related cards.

The Devil

The main tarot card for Capricorn is the Devil card. Part of the Major Arcana card set, the Devil stands for the determination and driven personality of the zodiac sign Capricorn.

In addition to the achievements that Capricorn-born people aim for, the Devil also is a symbol of Capricorn’s need and desire for independence.

Capricorns aim to do most things in their lives themselves and they seek to rely on others as little as possible.

The tarot card depicting the Devil stands for this strong willpower that helps many Earth signs to succeed in life.

On the other hand, this card also stands for limits and restrictions that Capricorn has to endure in tough situations.

Some of the negative aspects associated with this Capricorn card are materialism, egoism and temptation.

These are the elements that Capricorns need to resist and look out for when this car appears in a tarot card reading.

King Of Pentacles

Earth signs, such as Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn, are commonly represented by the suit of pentacles.

One of the closest tarot card to Capricorn is the King of Pentacles, also known as the King of Coins.

The King of Pentacles is master of his domain. He is a symbol of Capricorn’s determination as well as the sign’s hard-working nature.

Steady but slowly, Capricorns use their focus and power to move towards their goals.

But the King of Pentacles doesn’t just use this power, he also understands how this power affects others and himself. The same applies to Capricorn.

While Capricorns are well-known for their focus on achievements, they are never led by their emotions. 

Instead, Capricorn and the King of Pentacles both understand that a steady pace with a good strategy get you where you want to be eventually.

With perseverance and hard work, the King of Pentacles understands what it takes to succeed, and he is prepared to put the effort into achieving his goals.

Four Of Pentacles

In addition to the King of Pentacles, you will find that other tarot cards in the Pentacle suit also represent parts of Capricorn’s life.

The Four of Pentacles, also known as the Four of Coins, represents Capricorn’s desire for a loving relationship.

Capricorn always needs to know where they are in their journey of self-development. This applies also to their love life.

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They share love and life generously with their partner, as long as they can see a return on investment in their relationship.

This type of transactional relationship doesn’t mean that Capricorn doesn’t show its love. Capricorns have a very special way of showing how much they love their partner.

This often happens through helping and supporting their loved one whenever possible. A happy relationship can be one of Capricorn’s many goals they strive to achieve.

However, there are also a few negative traits associated with the Four of Pentacles. 

For example, if Capricorns start to feel insecure in their love life or friendships, then they may show controlling or possessive behavior.

King Of Swords

The King of Swords card represents Capricorn’s career and work life. These Earth signs also use their logic and driven personality to the maximum in the workplace.

They prefer routines but also recognize when a process doesn’t work as efficiently as it should.

This makes them not just an excellent employee but it also helps Capricorns to climb up the management ladder very quickly.

This being said, King of Swords also has its negative sides. It’s a warning to Capricorn to act with patience and consideration.

Too much power used unwisely could lead to egoism and dictatorship.

Seven Of Coins

While Seven of Pentacles is an unassuming tarot card, it holds one of the key character traits of Capricorn: perseverance.

As part of the Minor Arcana center, the Seven of Coins card represents Capricorn’s life journey, with all its struggles.

But Capricorn doesn’t give up, especially not when it gets tough. As one of the most stubborn Earth signs, Capricorn carries on focused on the goal ahead.

Even with limited resources, Capricorn stays humble and breaks through the toughest challenges to achieve mastery.

While all zodiac signs face a similar polarity of limitations and challenges, Capricorn is one of the few signs that is grounded enough to overcome any problems with their willpower.

This duality reveals itself in our spiritual and material world as well as in our own faith. 

But regardless of the struggle, there is always a turning point where we start to reap some of the rewards that we worked for so hard.

Final Thoughts

As one of the Earth signs, Capricorn is best represented by the Devil tarot card. This Major Arcana card shows Capricorn’s determined personality and need for focus.

But there are also a variety of other cards in the Pentacles set that symbolize Capricorn’s life as well as natural bonds through love, friendship and family.

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