Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Capricorn Zodiac Sign
Capricorn Dates: December 22 to January 21*
Zodiac Symbol: Sea-Goat
Element: Earth
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Ruling House: 10th
Quality: Cardinal
Polarity: Negative
Power Color: Black, Indigo
Birthstones: Garnet, Ruby, Agate, Onyx
Flowers: Carnation, Ivy
Key Traits: Patient, Authoritative, Responsible
Desires: Steadiness, Recognition, Accomplishment
Compatible Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces
Mantra: "I enjoy"

A Summary of the Capricorn Zodiac Sign

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This zodiac sign is resilient and strong, just like the Sea-Goat symbolizing this unique sign. They are social, warm, have no problem opening up to strangers, and are quick to make friends.

Those who fall under this sign are very dedicated to their goals and will keep their promises and ambitions firmly. Most Sea-Goats are stubborn and may be prone to anger. Yet, these zodiac signs are more soft-hearted than their rugged exterior may show.

This Earth sign wants to enjoy all that life has to offer. Those who have Capricorn in their birth chart have a spirit that reflects the virtues of endurance, loyalty, and perseverance. The Sea-Goat celebrates with a spirit that can easily enjoy life and connect with the natural world.

Capricorns are known for their ability to enjoy their true self, the people around them, and to make the best out of any situation, they find themselves in. They are often sought out as sources of stability and calmness.

Whether they face challenges in the workplace, friendships, or love, their balance and self-growth will drive the Sea-Goat onward.

* The dates of each zodiac page change every three years due to the nature of the Earth’s rotation around the Sun—just like a leap year.

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Symbol: The Sea-Goat

Sure-footed and immovable, the symbol of the Sea-Goat reflects the key characteristics and traits of the Capricorn zodiac sign.

Though it seems abstract, the Sea-Goat is just as it sounds, a goat with the tail of a fish.

Those who fall under this astrological sign are seen as cornerstones of their friend groups and families, providing an unending source of energy that calms and establishes a feeling of security. The Sea-Goat is often outdoors and loves a great party. The natural world is home to this majestic symbol.

The Sea-Goat is solid, confident, and one who enjoys creature comforts. Unlike a LeoAries, or Scorpio, the Sea-Goat is not cocky or arrogant. Instead, the Sea-Goat is more interested in laying back and enjoying whatever may pass. However, the Sea-Goat is strong-willed and holds strong convictions.

Much like the Libra and Virgo, if something breaks the scale of fairness or rubs the Sea-Goat wrong, one can expect a mighty charge.

Element: Earth

Earth Element

The zodiac element of Earth reflects personalities that are grounded and rooted in the present. Those who carry the Earth element are well known for displaying personality traits of steadfastness, integrity, and hard work.

This element connects the individual with the greater natural world with an almost spiritual connection to nature and the great outdoors.

The Earth element is made of zodiac signs that enjoy taking their time and needing time to process situations to make sense of their day-to-day lives. They are reliable and responsible, with strong personalities that can weather through the storms of life.

The other two zodiac signs who share the Earth element are:

Ruling Planet: Saturn

This illustration shows the yellow/brown/green planet Saturn with its rings circling around its round middle

As the Cardinal Earth sign ruled by Saturn, Capricorns have a serious side driven by their instinctive responsibility. To others, this can read as cold and dull, but really, they just know what needs to get done, and they do it.

Cardinal signs are natural-born leaders known for taking charge of any situation.

They may not trust others to do things the way that one wants them done, and this is why they are often burning the midnight oil at work or at home to make sure things are done right.

It’s not that Capricorns aren’t fun, but with Saturn in their corner, responsibility is their middle name, and they would rather work first and play later. This usually leads to a very successful life.

Capricorn Quadruplicity

Capricorn is a Cardinal zodiac sign with a negative polarity. This is a cautious quality best exemplified through stability, trust, and attachment to objects or people with which the Capricorn finds a connection. This quality reflects the zodiac signs that are energetic, assertive, and willing to go, go, go. 

Cardinal signs of the zodiac are well known to be instigators and initiators when compared to other astrology signs.

Cardinal signs usher in new seasons in astrology. Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and ushers in winter. 

Although the Sea-Goat is extravagant and well aware of what their desires consist of, the negative polarity of this zodiac comes from the deep well of emotions and feelings held within their hearts.

Key Pesonality Traits

Being ruled by Saturn means responsibility is a Capricorn’s focus in life, so they can sometimes come off as cold and stoic.

When Capricorns are met with responsibilities, they meet them better than anyone. People who love them can count on Capricorns through anything because of this drive to be responsible. Capricorns are there for people to lean on, offering sympathy and understanding.

Capricorns can always devise a plan to get someone back up and running again, and they expect little in return. They can often be perceived as being too tactical in their support, but it’s just a healthy dose of Earthy practicality.

A Capricorn’s strong sense of discipline drives them, and they aren’t known to take risks because of that. Capricorns take charge of what needs to get done because they know their family’s well-being depends on it. And they usually win as a result, even if they aren’t the most emotional crayon in the box.

Top Traits

Capricorn’s best personality traits include:

  • Ambitious
  • Practical
  • Disciplined

Capricorn’s traits also include being easy-going, patient, funny, and kind. They are known for being kind and calm throughout the toughest situations. 

Those that make up this zodiac sign will always be known as strong individuals who were able to provide practical support, but more importantly, a calming sense of peace with their presence.

Challenges & Weaknesses

The Sea-Goat will not be hurried, and it will take the heavens and Earth to get them to budge.

Some say that their worst negative traits are that they are incredibly stubborn and opinionated, as well as their preference of taking things slow, possibly too slow at times when a sense of urgency would be more appropriate.

Capricorn During Conflict

The Capricorn does not like to lose control, so much so that conflict may seem like a rarity in the life of this zodiac sign. Capricorns do have some weaknesses that they’d prefer to hide, primarily because can be like kryptonite to their professional and put together exterior.

They will struggle in conflict when rushed decisions need to be made, or when they are put on the spot and demanded answers. These approaches will make them feel trapped. And of course, whenever a Capricorn feels attacked or backed up into a corner, they will retaliate.

Relationships & Sex: Understanding the Capricorn Lover

The best qualities of a Capricorn in love are that they are great at starting relationships and sticking to them for the long haul. Capricorns are very real and grounded in their relationships and take their lovers at face value.

Because Capricorns are so grounded, they aren’t described as the emotional party in relationships. The Sea-Goat can even come off as a little cold at times. It’s not that Capricorns are unfeeling, but they view responsibilities as the priority in life over lovey-dovey conversations.

When Capricorns love someone, they are absolutely committed and seek marriage-minded partners. 

This sign doesn’t get too caught up in romance. Instead, they would rather spend the time and energy making sure their relationships are well taken care of in practical ways, like financially. 

A Capricorn partner provides security to another partner in all forms but could stand to have a few more emotional heart-to-hearts on occasion.


The Capricorn Man

  • Patient and determined
  • Ambitious
  • Romantic
  • Show affection in practical ways
  • Dreamers
  • Providers
  • Goal-oriented
  • Mellow with age
  • Loyal and devoted
  • Sincere and thoughtful
  • Have trouble expressing their feelings
  • Don’t know how to accept or give compliments
  • Easily embarrassed
  • Not comfortable with romantic gestures
  • Demand respect from others
  • Unlikely to give second chances
  • Can come across as dour or surly
  • Not afraid to tell others when they’re wrong
  • Have difficulty apologizing
  • Have difficulty forgiving
  • Materialistic

The Capricorn Woman

  • Easily attract attention
  • Seek security and authority
  • Want recognition
  • Willing to take many different paths to success
  • Determined
  • Subtle
  • Seek respect
  • Have good manners
  • Honor traditional ways
  • Need to feel appreciated
  • Goal-oriented
  • Honest
  • Devoted
  • Supportive
  • Don’t handle criticism well
  • Have a hard time opening up about their feelings
  • Prone to mood swings but rarely show it
  • Can take things too literally.
  • Pedantic
  • Won’t tolerate dishonesty, disrespect, or disloyalty

The Capricorn Child

  • Seem wise beyond their years
  • Rarely appreciate baby talk
  • Determined
  • Calm, not prone to temper tantrums
  • Patient
  • Tenacious
  • Organized
  • Like role-play games
  • Modest
  • Good manners
  • Earthy sense of humor
  • Independent
  • Helpful
  • Home-bodies
  • Respectful
  • Hold grudges
  • Don’t share their feelings easily
  • Aren’t open about their crushes and infatuations
  • Will plot revenge on those who’ve wronged them

Love Compatibility

Capricorn Compatibillity

Capricorn is the boss of the zodiac. 

Because of this, they usually get along with like-minded Earth Signs regarding love compatibility. Unfortunately, Capricorn doesn’t do well with Air signs like Fixed Aquarius and Mutable Gemini due to their go-with-flighty nature.

As Earth signs, they are also looking for a partner for life, whether romantic or platonic. That’s why Mutable Sagittarius may be a little too flexible in their loyalty for Capricorn’s taste.

However, when other signs are looking for something stable and secure, those are precisely the needs that Capricorn lives to meet, regardless of your zodiac sign.

Other less motivated signs usually benefit from having a Cap near.

How to Attract a Capricorn

Capricorns are pretty romantic at heart but won’t be ruled by emotions and public displays of affection as they make them uneasy. To get to a Capricorn heart, do not be too forward. That said, while those born under the Sea-Goat can come across as cold and aloof, they are passionate. It just needs to be at the appropriate time and with the appropriate person.

Essentially, it takes someone special to melt a Capricorn heart. Just like anything else in their life, they take their time and make sure everything is just right before they act. They are communicative lovers because of their desire to plan and feel in control of the situations that they are in.

Career & Money: Capricorn at Work

Capricorn is more aware of its mortality than any other eleven signs. This is why Capricorn children become adults before they reach puberty and why the drive for achievement is so strong in your sign mates. Long story short, they are headed for the top, and consciously.

Some students of zodiac lore think that Capricorns invented the entire concept of the “career ladder,” which is not surprising considering their ambitious nature.

Determined and hard-working, they are considered reliable by peers and superiors, and because of your ability to seem on top of things, others lean on you for support in times of crisis.

Within a workplace, your ruling planet Saturn comes into play with how you interact; due to your ruling planet, it is easier for you to say “no” than it is for any of the other zodiac signs, which can be a good thing or a bad thing.


  • Garnet: fosters good vibrations and is a strong stone that can help the Sea-Goat create loving relationships.
  • Ruby: brings out leadership qualities.
  • Agate: can help aid with communication.
  • Black Onyx: a grounding stone that encourages them to remember what matters.

Influential Capricorn People & Celebrities

Here are some famous Capricorns
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Muhammed Ali
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Jared Leto
  • Michelle Obama
  • Tiger Woods
  • Elvis Presley
  • Diane Keaton
  • Ricky Martin
  • Timothée Chalamet
  • Denzel Washington
  • John Legend
  • Finn Wolfhard
  • Louis Tomlinson
  • Kit Harington
  • Kim Tae-Hyung
  • Kate Middleton
  • Zayn Malik
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