Most Cappies are unusually kind to pets.  They'll never spoil an animal, fuss over it or allow it to get hairs all over their navy blue sweaters, but they will be good to it.  They also love babies, the small and teeny-tiny human infants and animal kingdom babies equally (secretly they adore them), but they will never be found kitchy-cooing them.  At lest one Goat I know, Royce King (the one you said you didn't know, but you really
do), keeps the symbol of his Sun Sign, a pet Goat named Gomer, right in his front yard in Cripple Creek, Colorado.  Gomer is not allowed by Cappy and his Virgo wife, Laverne, to come in the house and eat dinner at the table, but aside from that, he is definitely a member of the family.  No Goat ever had it so good, because you know how Capricorns are about family.  If you want to see a Capricorn's hard heart go suddenly soft, try as he or she to disguise it, just show the Goat an appealing kitten or puppy or cuddly baby - including a baby porcupine.  These folks, who spurn any sort of mushy talk or overt sentiment, verbally or otherwise, will see a two-month old puppy and exclaim involuntarily, "Oh, the adorable thing!  Look at his fat little paws, and his plump little tummy, and his soft little yes."  Then they'll blush furiously, compose their features and remain silent for an hour or so to punish themselves for capitulating to an open display of emotion. 

Capricorns are greater secret-keepers than either Cancer or Scorpio, and the deepest secret they keep (from everyone but each other) is their sentiment, buried beneath Saturn's strict composure and self-control, all the more intense for being so suppressed.  Once two Capricorns reach within to strike that chord in each other's hearts, the music of their mutual vulnerabilities will move them to the kind of recognition that brings unwonted tears to their eyes. 

Capricorn Howard Hughes is the ultimate example of the Saturn nature.  Yes, you read the verb correctly, I said
is - now was.  He exemplifies the pure strain of Saturnine responsibility, seriousness and dogged determination to climb to the mountain peak.  He's a loner, with Saturn's preoccupation with the mechanical - and the great, sweeping vision of Capricorn for practical, not frivolous, miracles.  He possesses (no, not possessed, but possesses - present tense) the intense Capricorn ambition, the wisdom to keep his own counsel, Saturn's brooding silences and inky spells of depression and futility - also Capricorn's innate shyness and rigid self-discipline, plus the insistence that his associates and few friends (the normal Cappy quota of three) be as sensible, efficient and loyal as he is himself.  Beneath all his hardness and tenderness only a very few would guess it's there - and even fewer have ever glimpsed.  Then too, there's a matter of Capricorn's longevity (don't forget the magical reverse aging process either), and Hughes fits also these Saturnine nuances.  Astrologically and Historically, the planet Saturn is synonymous with the cold and the north, which is why the Goat is more content living in sub-zero temperatures than most of the rest of us.  (Neither is Hughes an exception to this rule of Capricorn.)  Since Saturn keeps secrets so well, it's both appropriate and proper that a great secret is contained within this chapter, to be revealed sooner, perhaps, than anyone knows.  Except, of course, the Goat.  You can be sure the sensible time for revelation will be chosen.  Capricorn never rushes things, and instinctively avoids the premature.  One might also add that the Capricorn sense of humour and sense of timing are both exquisite.  This, also, fits the picture of the aforementioned secret.  It seems almost superfluous to add that Saturn, in astrology, has domain over wills, as in 'last will and testament.'  When dealing with any Capricorn, especially this one, it's well to remember that sense of humour. 

Two Goats frolicking (they do sometimes frolic) together can result in a beneficent scene for both.  Even as children, these two normally get along remarkably well, quietly using their Crayolas, taking turns placing pennies in their piggy-banks and, on the whole, having a gently jolly time of it.  As adults, they may have some differences, and since Capricorn is a Cardinal Sign of leadership, there can be a taffy-pull now and then over who is really in charge of the association or relationship, but they are less wearing on each other's nerves than other 1-1 Sun Sign Patterns frequently are.  They are, of a certainty, less shy with each other than

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