History and Mythology*:
The constellation Capricornus is one of the oldest recognized constellations and is said to be a representation of the sea goat Aigipan who helped Zeus in his fight with Typhoeus and was set among the stars as a reward.
The planet Neptune was visually confirmed and discovered by the German astronomer Johann Galle on September 23, 1846 by looking at the constellation of Capricornus.
Characteristics of Capricorn Individuals*:
practical, organized, cautious, trustworthy, serious, independent, dedicated, rational, conventional, competent
*Note: Information in this description regarding the mythology and history of the sign Capricorn was drawn from Bulfinch's Mythology (online) and Wikipedia.