Capricorn Sign Dates, Traits, & More

Capricorn Zodiac


Very serious in outlook, these are possibly more shy and retiring than Virgos and often loners. Yet they are strong-willed, determined people and many a Capricorn has gone on to great things (especially if Mars is also in Capricorn) thanks to their dogged determination. They are regularly openly mean and selfish, and somewhat cold or even hard natured people – this is very evident if their Moon is in Capricorn. It is the sign most often referred to as being the most boring, but they do however often have a highly developed dry sense of humor. Unless countered by more favorable signs in their chart, they can appear old before their time.

The Capricorn impatience is almost unique to their sign, certainly not the typical impulsive Aries type impatience. It drives them along in a responsible, pondering sort of way that often leads to setbacks because they did not wait for the right moment. Like Taureans, they resist change, respecting the tried and tested methods of doing things.

Capricorn Dates: (born December 22 – January 19)

Placement: 10th Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 10th House: House of Reputation and Career
Constellation: Capricorn
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Symbol: The Goat
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Detriment: Moon
Exaltation: Mars
Fall: Jupiter (ancient)/Neptune (modern/disputed)
Masculine / Feminine: Masculine
Key Words: “I Use”
My Pleasures: Respect, success (of course because they work so hard to get it)
My Pains: Laziness, disorganization and messiness
Qualities:Wise, Discret, Determined
What Capricorn think about themselves: I want others to love me!
What others think about Capricorn: Ask them anything, they cannot say no!


Fast Summary:


Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac, and is symbolized by the Goat, while its symbol or glyph represents the goats hard horns. The Sun is in Capricorn from around 23 December until around 20 January every year. Capricorn is associated with the harshness of winter and its stark realities. Capricorn is classified as being of the negative polarity (passive and receptive), of the earth element (practical, cautious and restrained), and of the cardinal quality (outgoing and enterprising). Ruled by the planet Saturn, Capricorn has a cool, rational attitude, expressing prudence, associated with an urge to conform to disciplined behaviour and to aspire.

The characteristic Capricorn type is patient, persevering, cautious, methodical and resourceful. Ambitious, serious and dedicated to duty, Capricorn is serious, sober, practical and disciplined, and works for respectable worldly status. Capricorn has an inborn ability to bear hardship and frustration, because its nature is conditioned to the necessity for discipline, self-containment, and a serious and responsible attitude to life. Capricorn knows that life is difficult, but its patience is never ending, and it aspires to be the type who will nevertheless triumph and achieve success through sheer patience and the endurance of adversity. Capricorns keywords are discipline and prudence, and its nature is to plan, carefully, coolly, and deliberately for the achievement of its ambitions. Capricorn is strongly goal-directed and is very persistent in its aims, possessing an aptitude to persevere no matter how difficult the path it must tread. To this end Capricorn plods on, climbing the ladder of ambition and career slowly and surely, with conscientious, dutiful, punctilious concentration and industry. Capricorns attitude is conservative, with time, money, and all other resources.

Overuse of the Capricorn manner may be severe, pessimistic, sour, harsh, exacting, and even cruel. Too much emphasis on Capricorns rational, sober and respectable side of life can make one too conventional, a wet blanket, narrow-minded, unfeeling, critical and miserly, with dreary worrying over joyless things. Physically Capricorn rules the knees, skin and skeleton. There may be a tendency for skin disorders, knee troubles or injuries, and digestive upsets and depression, often brought about through gloomy worrying and the suppression of the happier emotions and feelings. Capricorn is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the planet Saturn.


Capricorn Life Path


When using the energies positively, you are practical, ambitious, patient responsible, disciplined, committed, and industrious.

You are here to be successful and achieve a role that is meaningful to you You are most likely to experience some form of recognition, success or achievement, at some time in your life albeit in your later years.

Your quite exterior gives the appearance that you are a loner, because you build a wall of reserve around you, hoping this will protect you from any ill winds in the world that may blow your way. Usually nothing stops you from attaining your goals and ambitions.

Work is very important to you, and you do not take it lightly, often weighing all the pros and cons of any issue, you like to plan your every move. Nothing will steer you off course once your mind is made up, even giving up pleasure in order to achieve your goals. You find work most invigorating. You are very dependable, in a crisis, and able to give sound practical advice when needed.

You have a great deal of patience, which helps when you get set backs to your plans, this in turn teaches you obedience, which will help you to attain a higher consciousness, rather than focussing on material attainment. For you, work is not a bad word, as you find it therapeutic, and when not feeling the best is probably good medicine for you.

Although you may not posses great magnetism in your personality, you are quite tactful, compassionate and warmhearted, because of your own personal sufferings you are able to identify with the sufferings of others.

In love you can feel inhibited in expressing your emotions, but never the less are just as romantic and emotional as anyone. You can be cautious in making that total commitment, but once you have found a compatible partner, you are a Rock of Gebrolter.

When in a dysfunctional mode, you are demanding, bossy, rigid, cold, unemotional, prestige seeking and fearful, and so, would be in denial of your abilities, having fears about succeeding in your goals and ambitions. If you allow these emotions of fear to take over, you will most certainly sabotage yourself. You create your own reality, and must be aware of any restrictions and limitations you create for yourself.

You need to establish a nurturing loving home base, where you can feel secure and emotionally safe. Find a vocation which you are truly happy in, set long term goals as well as short term goals, and do not be inflexible and impatient about small changes along the way towards these goals. Remember to honor yourself at all times, by not overworking to attain that goal what ever the consequence, by sacrificing yourself or your family. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

You need to feel you have left your mark in the world, and being so ambitious and business orientated you must be aware not to use and abuse people, although this may be done unconsciously.

Your attitude about money is often complex . You have at sometime in your life needed to keep up with the Jones, even if you deny it. You want success and the status this brings with it, and you do not want anybody to be ahead of you. Often with a motto of

The best of everything, and this does not take long for you to realize that quality takes money, sometimes big money. So you feel that if you work hard you will make it. You feel the need to make your own money, and not have someone else give it to you. As much as you desire financial success, in a self rejecting way you can be contented with far less than you deserve.

Because of your reserved manner, you can be held back, and being so involved in the goal, that you can lose sight of the pay off, not seeing the wood for the trees, so to speak, and thereby shortchanging yourself.

You must learn to believe in yourself, as there is no mountain you can not climb, if that is your desire.

Major life lessons:- To learn to care about others, as much as your ambitions, whilst maintaining a healthy sensitivity, because we are all moving into new concepts of responsibility in the Aquarian age and your sense of personal achievements must change. You must see yourself as part of a unit, not isolated and alone. Once you can feel your feelings, once you have let go of control and maybe after a tumble, is when your life will take off. You need also to release those fears, restrictions and limitations you place around yourself.

Health issues:- Problems with bones, joints and knees when being inflexible and fearful of the future. When you are negative about life you may suffer from arthritis.

Loves:- Setting goals, taking life seriously, being in a position which is prestigious, and being needed

Hates:- Unprofessionalism, undirected people and not being in a position of authority.

Careers:- Organizer, any position of authority, business executive, political leader


Capricorn Zodiac Symbol


The Capricorn zodiac symbol is represented by the mythical SeaGoat creature, consisting of half goat and half fish. This isnt really the most practical combination is it?

The symbolism, however, of this zodiac symbol marries the ambitious nature of the goat with the intuitive instincts of the fish to swim with the flow of things.

Capricorns at their very best are a true merging of the physical and spirit with one foot solidly placed in each world.

The Capricorn zodiac symbol itself consists of a V shape connected to a curved line inward which in turn is connected to a circle. The V shape stands for the merging of authority and responsibility with the energetic passion of spirit.

The V shape also stands for the hinging action of the human knee which is ruled by the zodiac sign Capricorn. This indicates that Capricorns must truly strive to be flexible and learn to bend and go with the flow at times in life.

Unfortunately, many Capricorns become very set in their ways and become stiff and rigid in their attitudes and approaches. This only causes unnecessary suffering because eventually they will learn to compromise.

Most Capricorns are very ambitious by nature and feel a strong internal drive to climb the mountain of success just like the goat. However, if they do so in an overly grasping and materialistic way, they will find life to be a very lonely place.

This is usually because they ignored the world of spirit.

The Capricorn zodiac symbol represents the highest truth of Capricorns everywhere. They must climb the mountain that stands before them, but they must make sure that it is a mountain that is truly worth the sacrifice that it takes to make it to the top.

If they make sure that their path is one that is merged with the compassionate evolution of spirit with the physical world, they will fulfill their fondest dreams.

Capricorn Personality


Capricorns are intelligent and hard working but they lack social graces and charm. They don’t like experimenting with new things being too orthodox in their views and they don’t like taking risks, but sometimes in life we all need to take risks. Capricorns should be more willing to take risks or they may find that progress and growth will leave them far behind.

Both Capricorn and Leo are the power signs but each assumes power differently. Leo with their regal bearing, compassion and elegance assumes power naturally while Capricorn assumes power out of a sense of duty. They are also better managers and administrators than Leos are. They are good organizers and are conscientious, patient, industrious and sedulous workers. They set very high standards for themselves and once they set their minds to doing something, they will see it through to the end long after other signs will give up.

Yet while they set high standards for themselves, they expect others to share these same ideals. Others may become resentful of them because Capricorns can be too constrained in their views. The Saturnine influence gives the Capricorn their stern discipline while never letting emotions get in the way. They have a tendency towards being melancholy and pessimistic and if they are not careful can fall into selfishness and constant worrying and complaining over nothing. They have good memories with a clear headedness, logic and rationale and they love to engage in debates.

In personal relationships They are usually very uncomfortable in them. Like Scorpio and Pisces they are difficult to get to know. They take a long time falling in love and are not prone to emotional displays of affection, which, may make them seem like they are unfeeling and indifferent but this is not so. It’s just they prefer to wait until they know where they stand with the object of their affection before showing affection and love. They prefer a partner that is practical like themselves and like structured and routine relationships. Once They are married they make faithful spouses but can get jealous.

While they don’t make friends easily, they are extremely loyal to the friends they have.

Capricorn Traits


capricorn traits

The tenth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn, is the straight man, the rock to lean on, the mentor. Your more positive qualities are your reliability, ALWAYS dependable, understanding even the most unusual circumstances, your ability to teach others just about anything, and practicality.

Your negative qualities are narrow minded , sometimes no sense of humor, taking things too seriously, and being inflexible.

Your ruling planet is Saturn. As a Cardinal sign, you are active, excitable, and dynamic. As an Earth sign, you are stable, practical, and home-oriented. Capricorn rules the knees, bones, and joints, and some may have problems with arthritis, stiffness, or injuries in the knees.

Birthstones for astrology are different from traditional birthstones for the months. For Capricorn, your birthstone is garnet, and if worn it is supposed to bring popularity, and high esteem.

Famous Capricorn Men / Famous Capricorn Women


Capricorn eminent personalities male


Some famous star males with the zodiac sign Capricorn are Muhammad Ali, Prince Albert,  Jim Carrey, Nicolas Cage, David Bowie, Gavin Rossdale Tiger Woods and Denzel Washington.

Capricorn eminent personalities male


Some star females with the zodiac sign of Capricorn are Dolly Parton, Elizabeth Arden, Marlene Dietrich, Michelle Obama and Vanessa Paradis.


Constellation of Capricorn


The contellation of Capricornus is represented by the goat-fish. Notice that here again, the name of the constellation is not the same as the sign. This is another reminder that the constellations are only symbols and not references for the signs. The Capricornus constellation lies away from the Milky Way galaxy, leaving only distant objects for viewing. In ancient times, the Winter Solstice was in Capricornus. However, because of the precession of the Earth’s axis, Winter Solstice is now in Sagittarius. The latitude on Earth in which the sign of Capricornus is directly overhead of the observer is known as The Tropic of Capricorn. The Sun passes through Capricornus from late January until mid February.



As with some of the other constellations, the mythological stories vary from teller to teller. However the most recognized is the story about Aegipan. In a great battle, the mighty Zeus had been defeated by Typhon. Typhon removed Zeus’s tendons from his hands and feet and hid them in a cave. Typhon had assigned the dragon-woman Delphyne, half-serpent and half-woman, to guard Zeus’s tendons. Aegipan and Hermes set out to take back Zeus’s tendons to restore him to his full strength. They successfully made it past Delphyne, but in order to escape Typhon without being detected, Aegipan was partially submerged in the water when he attempted to transform himself. His upper body morphed into a goat and the lower into a fish. They successfully escaped and restored Zeus’s power. In appreciation and gratitude for Aegipan’s service, Zeus placed him in the stars.


Capricorn Decans , 1st, 2nd and 3rd


Capricorn Decans


Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.


  1. libra rose says:

    Beyond all the usual guff about Capricorns being the perfect business managers (which, let’s face it, they usually are), this is actually kind of a difficult sign to describe. I usually get around it by saying that Cary Grant is the perfect epitome of a Capricorn (he was one, you know), and people will nod their heads as though that really means anything.

    And on a certain level, it does. Cary projected this unbelievable confidence, this solid dependability, to the world, even when – you could argue, especially when – he felt threatened. That’s the Capricorn’s fallback: dependability. Not to say they’re not glamorous – the women are the most put together, the men the most suave, sophisticated creatures you could ask for. These people are Ambitious, capitalization definitely intended.

    Ambition can be their making or their downfall – these people have such concrete, lofty goals in mind that they can sometimes seem like the perfect set-up for a Greek tragedy. Don’t worry too much about them, though – they can take care of themselves, and usually far better than anybody else could take care of them.

    They know their business. That’s their blessing and their curse.

    Biggest Insult: Nobody thought you handled that the right way.

    Quickest Way to Get Capricorn into Bed: work as their secretary. Be a lot younger than them (although the men are often attracted to older women). Work with them on a business project, in the board room, after hours.

    Most Likely to: have his secretary call to reschedule your date.

    Should Have Been Born: in board room. OBVIOUSLY. These people were born to wear business suits.

    To Make Capricorn Forgive You: get them a surprise gift of a rapidly-appreciating stock that shows long-term growth potential.

  2. Astrobabe says:

    People who are born under the sign of Capricorn are practical, self-reliant and tenacious. Capricorns are patient, realistic, and responsible, but sometimes do take life a little too seriously. They are kind and peaceful people, and true friends will quickly gain an appreciation for the nature of the Capricorn. They are also ambitious and hard-working, and usually have a quite dry sense of humour.

    Capricorns are very goal-oriented, without which they may not complete their tasks. The jobs they hold must be rewarding, or else they will find themselves looking for bigger and better things very quickly. Capricorns are usually quite adept at solving problems, and others will often rely on them to arrive at conclusions to seemingly impossible dilemmas.

    Capricorns are approval seekers, both at home and at work. If this is not found in the task at hand, they will move on until they find this appreciation. A Capricorn has often been referred to as faithful and reliable, but can be shy at first. In relationships, a Capricorn must be extremely comfortable with his or her partner, and have complete trust in them in order to progress to the next level. Capricorns enjoy relationships, but also require their own “space” in order to truly be comfortable.

    The summation of a Capricorn may most easily be done with a simple statement – they are often said to be old when they are young, and young when they are old. They live life, but only when time permits.

  3. Melissa Martinez says:

    Thank you for this Astrobabe this is far more then i expected someone to write on our site 🙂

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