I’ve been getting into star charts and astrology, tarot cards and the like the past couple of months. What you believe in or want to take from that sort of thing is personal. I enjoy it and in some ways it helps me concentrate.
So I thought I would look at the different signs, as the year goes, and do book recommendations based on the traits of the sign. Capricorn runs from December 22-Jan 19th so I’m a little late but not to bad!
Capricorn traits include being; charming, graceful, unwaveringly practical, hardworking and ambitious. Amongst other things they show love by material comfort and not grand affection, make and keep friends in high places and have extroverted partners.
FYI I use the Elle Daily Horoscopes and that’s where I took most of the information for this series. Now onto the books!
Lady Worsley was all those traits and ambitious in ways a woman of her time could be- marriage. Her divorce was maybe the first celebrity divorce reported on in the newspapers of the time. All in all it was a fun read about an interesting woman.
The story of the relationship between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gelhorn. I did notice that while coming up with recommendations for some reason I found a lot of books with characters who meet the personality traits but the relationships were not good ones or did not end in happily ever after. Still I hadn’t known a lot about Gelhorn and it’s a good historical fiction read.
The lead character in Heartless is ambitious and hard-working. She just wants to open a bakery! She’s practical enough to make a business plan. Unfortunately for her she’s attracted interest from the King who wants to marry her and her parents just want her to be Queen.
I always say that opinions are split on this one so beware but I thought this was a great origin story for the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.
A Cinderella retelling with a fantastic lead who just wants to invent, build and make her own way in the world. (And seriously one of my all time favorite book covers!) This is a lovely fairy tale whose ending is more on the sweet than the bitter of the above books.
Its another fairy tale retelling with (mainly) practical people and another strong emphasis on female friendship which I loved. Agnieszka isn’t graceful but she fulfills the other traits and as a reader, I found her charming.
Also even though this was supposed to be a book recommendation thing I can’t help but add a television show:
The West Wing was one of my favorite shows back in the day and it does fulfill the whole unwaveringly practical, hard-working and ambitious. There was no over the top love things (that I remember- save CJ’s silly body guard story perhaps.) I admit I stopped watching near the end but the first like 1-5 seasons… classics no matter what your star sign 🙂
23 thoughts on “Zodiac Signs Recommendations: Capricorn”
I love this idea! Ooh I enjoyed Uprooted!
Uprooted is such a great book! I’ve been thinking about rereading.
What a great idea! I enjoy studying zodiac signs. I’m an Aquarius ♒️ and am looking for your next recommendations! 😊
I did enjoy both Hartless as well as Uprooted. And that cover of Mechanica is absolutely gorgeous! I appreciate it as well.
I’m an Aquarius myself 🙂 (Go us!) Trying not to just list all my favorite books! Happy Early Birthday!
Yay to a fellow Aquarian. 😊 He he, a list of your favourite books would be absolutely fine. 😉 Happy Early Birthday to you too! 🎉
Oh I love this idea! I started getting into tarot cards last year and I find doing readings and learning about the cards super meditative. I haven’t heard of Mechanica before but a steampunky (?) Cinderella sounds fantastic. 😀
And I’m an Aries! Er, I think. The signs shifted a couple of years ago, apparently, so I went from a Tauries (right on the transition date so half the charts told me I was a Taurus and the other half an Aries) to a full-on Aries.
I think it’s very helpful meditative as well though I still have to use the book to interpret my cards!
I think this is such a great idea! I’m really interested in astrology so I’m excited to read the rest of the posts, especially about Pisces. 🙂
Thanks! My roommate is a Pisces as well so I’m looking forward to that one might be easier.
I love this idea for a post series!! But do I have to wait till September to find out what you recommend for Virgos?!?!?
Virgo birthday! I know so many September babies I better make that a good one 🙂
Love this post!
Some of these covers are just so pretty (Uprooted, Mechanica) – even tho they are not my sort of books, and probably wouldn’t read them, it’s nice to look at them. Just goes to show i’m not a Capricorn 😀
Ah appreciating beautiful book cover art is universal!
This is so cool, I am interested in astrology and tarot, as well! I hope you will continue the series, I can’t wait for Pisces 🙂
I definitely plan to continue!
Ohhh thats an interresting one !!
few years ago I just.. really got into astrology and is proud of my “capricorn” sign xd most of theses might not be from genre I enjoy, but it was fun to see what you’d recommend and why!
Thanks! I always enjoy my sign as well. Though I don’t think it all applies to me I guess that’s always the case 🙂
Well how this work we have more than just one sign.. to have the « whole » personality we have the sun sign (cap for me), the moon sign, the rising, and like 12different houses. Each of them telling something about your personality in different situations.
I got to keep it simple 🙂 Otherwise I’d drive myself crazy trying to pick books!
Ahaha yeah thatd be a challenge!
This is a fun post to do! And I may not be a capricorn, but I’m super keen to read uprooted.
Love this idea! I would probably add Michelle Obama’s Becoming to the list too, she is a stereotypical Capricorn after all. I don’t believe in astrology, my religion forbids it, but I have noticed that female Capricorn’s differ from the males. The men are all so similar, whereas there’s a whole variety of different Capricorn women! 🙂 But one I know would definitely love that Cinderella retelling because it’s pretty close to who she is as a person.
I’m just reading Becoming right now! Really enjoying it especially the audiobook format. I could listen to her all day 🙂