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Capricorn Sign Dates, Characteristics & Personality Traits

Zodiac Capricorn

Capricorn Facts


Element: Earth

Polarity: Negative

Quality: Cardinal

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Rulling Houses: Tenth

Spirit Color: Dark blue

Lucky Gem: Lapis lazuli

Flower: Pansy

Top Love Matches: Virgo

Capricorn Sign Dates - December 22 to January 19

Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac, belonging to the element of earth. They are responsible, hardworking, and serious by nature. Confident. Bold. Independent. Capricorn is very successful in personal and professional life. These natives have excellent management skills and make good leaders.

What’s more, they believe in the material world and plan to make the most out of it. They are stubborn and face a tough time when confronted with people from ideologies different from theirs.

Ambitious. Practical. These individuals live in the moment and take one day at a time. But that’s not all! Capricorns are cold and unforgiving. They prefer ending relationships than mending them.

Capricorn Traits & Overview

Dedicated. Tenacious. Strong-willed. Capricorn loves achieving the impossible. It is the excitement of doing something undoable that gives them the kick. They love living their life in order and by the rules. And when something messes up with the everyday routine, they get extremely moody and offended. An abundance of choices freezes their brain and impacts their ability to make decisions.

These folks have a keen sense of interior design. They love decorating their house and make sure it screams homely vibes. Money-minded, Capricorns are quick to climb the corporate ladder. Racking up achievements is especially important for them.

Capricorn Symbolism & Myth

The Sea-Goat is the symbol of the Capricorn zodiac sign. The Sea-Goat is mentioned quite a few times in Greek mythology. According to a tale, Zeus’ father, Cronos, was about to eat Zeus, when the goat Amalthea saved Zeus' life. It was the same goat that fed baby Zeus after his mother, Rhea.

Capricorn Element, Mode, & Season

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Element - Earth; Mode - Cardinal; Season - Winter Solstice

Capricorn is the cardinal sign that belongs to the element earth. This combination represents a turning point in one’s life when we talk about qualities. As a stubborn zodiac sign that lives a structural life, it’s surprising to see these natives go for spiritual cleansing in order to achieve peace and sanity.

Winter Solstice

The Capricorn season begins with the commencement of the Winter Solstice. It is that time of the year when the earth is preparing itself to welcome the icy cold winds and the coldest time of the year. Capricorn’s harsh and distant nature is mirrored by the qualities of the winter season.

Cardinal Mode

Last of the four cardinal signs of the zodiac wheel, Capricorn is a firm leader. Governed by a great sense of intuition, they can tackle high authority tasks like a breeze.

Earth Element

Earth is the element of the Capricorn zodiac sign. Earth represents everything a Capricorn wants to accomplish -- all the material desires. Stiff, unmovable, Earth reflects the stubborn nature of the zodiac sign. Capricorn’s need to live in a structured world mirrors the very structure life is built upon, Earth.

Capricorn Planetary Rulership


Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn lives a life full of responsibility and doesn’t seem to be bothered by it. These natives have to go through a deep cleansing process, which involves battling the issues from the past, and confronting them until clarity is achieved. These individuals build boundaries in personal and professional space. This is the reason why they live a happy life.

Domicile of Saturn

Saturn in Capricorn natives are ambitious, disciplined, and authoritative. They are knowledgeable, smart, and live life by the rules. Often born with typical Saturnian qualities, these folks are strong, independent, and materialistic.

The sense of responsibility that Saturn imposes on these individuals doesn’t bother them. Already aware of the rules of this competent world, Capricorn is ready to face anything that might come their way.

Detriment of The Moon

Moon is said to be in its detriment in Capricorn, which is why it has to try harder to compensate for the disadvantage. These natives keep their guards up all the time, making it difficult for others to become a part of their life. They take a long time to know someone before they get comfortable with them. Once their trust is broken, these individuals take a lifetime to trust anyone again.

Vulnerability is a weakness in their eyes, which is why they don’t let emotions impact their decision-making ability. It’s always hard for Capricorn to seek emotional support, and therefore, they become victims of depression and anxiety.

Exaltation of Mars

The planet of war and death is said to enjoy its exalted position in the zodiac sign Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn natives are driven by hard work. They are strategic and determined in turning their dreams into reality.

These individuals do well in business, sports, and life.

Fall Of Jupiter

Jupiter is said to be in its fall in Capricorn. Although the joyous sign Jupiter tries hard to show Capricorn natives the power of faith, this earth sign is too stubborn to envision change. Having achieved everything by their hard work, they don’t believe in luck or in the idea of superior energy.

Capricorn House Rulership

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The house ruler is the planet ruling the sign located at the cusp of the respective house in the horoscope.

The Tenth House

Capricorn is assigned the tenth house of career and social status. It’s all about high ambitions and finding a way to achieve them. And when we talk about ambitions, Capricorn is the first sign that pops up in our heads. So, it’s safe to say the tenth house is in sync with the typical Capricorn traits.

But everything is not all glowy for Capricorn in this house. When faced with bad choices made in the past, Capricorns feel guilty and vulnerable.

The Twelfth House

Saturn is said to find its joy in the twelfth house of the birth chart. In Latin, this house means Prison. A prison of isolation that can turn your life upside down. There is always something strange about this house, and just when we think we understand what it is, the meaning slips through our fingers.

The planet of the past, karma, and debt, Saturn burdens these natives with mental anguish and anxiety. It expresses itself in a dark theme. The only good thing about such a sign placement is the lesson of patience and perseverance learned by these natives.

Capricorn Characteristics

Practical. Responsible. Capricorns get everything that they want in life. These natives aren’t afraid to walk over other people in order to attain a higher social status. Perfectionists by heart, these natives present themselves with great strength and dignity. They emerge as winners in the face of adversity.

Once Capricorns make friends, they show their truthful, humorous side, and charm everyone with their immense knowledge about all things life. Committed. Consistent. Headstrong, They not only meet but exceed everyone’s expectations in the professional sphere.


Blessed with immense knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, Capricorn natives mature early in life. They speak highly of the challenges presented in front of them because that’s what changed them into a completely different person. Blame it on Saturn, the discipline loving, hardworking planet, blossoming amidst the adversities.

When in Love, Capricorns are loyal and respectful. They do everything they can to help their partners find success. For a Capricorn, jobs, and relationships require the same things. Hard work and passion. They are definitely not wrong about that!


Intelligent. Detail-oriented. Capricorns will never settle for a NO. If they want something, they get it. No matter how hard they have to fight for it. Their hard work is what makes them inspiring leaders and motivational speakers.

Prodigious and confident, always willing to learn something new. This curiosity to gain information about anything and everything is what makes them a master of all trades. But that’s not all about these perfectionists. Although they are not often appreciated for this, they possess a great sense of humor.


Typical Capricorn traits form their weaknesses in unfavorable circumstances. Though strong-willed and tenacious, if they aren’t able to meet their goals in time, they can become their harshest critics. That also stands true if they assign a task to someone else. Unable to understand the fact that everyone works differently, these natives become cold, distant, and arrogant if their standards of work aren’t met.

Judgmental and unforgiving, they don’t leave a very good first impression. Resourceful and money-minded, Capricorns’ extreme materialism and overambitious trait can lead to their downfall. When experiencing a tough phase in their professional life, these natives can feel insecure and isolate themselves from the world.

Capricorn Compatibility


When in love, they are realistic and mature. They believe actions speak louder than words. Even when they cannot express themselves, their gestures do all the talking.

The most compatible signs with Capricorn are Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces. The least compatible signs with Capricorn are Aries and Libra.

Capricorn Health

Capricorns are prone to depression and anxiety if they don’t take care of their emotional health. Since Capricorns’ constitution can become too chilled, they may experience skin dryness and other types of skin conditions.

These natives may have weak bones and connective tissues. Therefore, they must be very careful when doing any kind of athletic work.

In order to keep such problems at bay, Capricorns must deal with their emotions readily, and not dig them later when they become a thing of the past. They must stay hydrated and consume all the necessary vitamins.

Esoteric Capricorn

The Three Decans of Capricorn

According to traditional astrology, each zodiac sign forms a 30-degree piece of the 360-degree band of constellations. The thirty degrees of each sign are further divided into three decans of ten degrees each. Each decan contains a slot of 10 days, and every decan is governed by different planets and different characteristics are attached to it.

First Decan of Capricorn: Jupiter

Born from December 22 to December 31 (Degrees 270 through 279)

Jupiter is the ruler of the first decan of Capricorn, which makes the people born in this range friendlier, bubblier than those from the other decans. These folks are much more optimistic and spiritual.

Second Decan of Capricorn: Mars

Born from January 01 to January 10 (Degrees 280 through 289)

Mars is the ruler of the second decan of Capricorn, which makes the people born in this range ambitious, determined, and strong-headed. Under the influence of Mars, the typical Capricorn characteristics are further amplified.

Third Decan of Capricorn: The Sun

Born from January 11 to January 20 (Degrees 290 through 299)

Sun is the ruler of the third decan of Capricorn, which makes the people born in this range social, patient, and warm. These natives possess strong leadership skills and provide others with a number of opportunities to grow.

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