If there is a word that can sum up the zodiac sign Capricorn, it would probably be boss. They could also be described as the responsible friend or the usually designated driver on a night out.
Those born between December 22 and January 19 belong to one of the most hardworking signs. Capricorns are ambitious and resilient, which is part of what makes them special. They can also be incredibly resolved and down-to-earth but driven to succeed and love the rewards that come with it.
But while they don a tough, sometimes harsh outer persona, Capricorns are also known to have a lot of fun, a side of them that is shown only to those closest to them.
Are you a Capricorn yourself? Or do you know someone who is? Here’s pretty much everything you’ll need or want to know about this tough Earth sign. Not a Capricorn but curious if you have Capricorn placements? Check out this birth chart calculator to discover your sun, moon, and rising signs.
All About Capricorns
The 10th sign of the zodiac, Capricorn, falls under the Earth signs after Taurus and Virgo. This sign is represented by the sea goat, a mythological creature with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish. The term itself is derived from Latin, meaning “Goat-horned,” therefore the image representing the sign.
One theory surrounding Capricorn’s fishtail comes from the Greek myth of Pan. In the myth, Pan sought to avoid the monster Typhon. He jumped into the water just as he was transforming into another animal. The half of his body that was above the water turned into that of a goat, while the lower half that was submerged was shaped like a fish.
In astronomy, Capricornus is a zodiacal constellation in the southern sky between Aquarius and Sagittarius. Capricorn refers to the zodiac sign, while Capricornus refers to the constellation itself. Capricorn governs the period from December 22 to January 19, meaning everyone born within that time falls under this sign.
Because Capricorn is part of the trio of Earth signs, they are naturally practical and wise. They are also quite shrewd, and so they are aware of what makes others, including themselves, tick. Capricorns are also known to keep small circles and are loyal to those they let in. Their materialism also results in their desire to build a comfortable and enviable lifestyle.
Capricorns are ambitious and are determined to do what it takes to succeed. Along with their strong ambition, they are also known to be very relentless. Don’t count on a Capricorn to give up on something they have their eye on. Know that they will work their hardest to succeed.
This Earth sign is also known to be, you guessed it, down to Earth. They are grounded and have a clear understanding of reality. Capricorns are also very disciplined. Their traits also make sense with the planet that Capricorn is ruled by, Saturn. And because Capricorn is a cardinal Earth sign, they are known to be self-starters.
Overall, Capricorns are practical, determined, diligent, materialistic (especially with money), and loyal.
Like with every zodiac sign, Capricorn has its weaknesses. Capricorns tend to think that everyone else wants to live the way they do, and may end up imposing their standards on others.
What makes their strengths can also come off as their weaknesses. They may be hardworking, but there’s also such a thing as being a workaholic. There’s always something they have to do. But that’s because they are determined to succeed and love the reward that comes from it.
Their humility also tends to make them come across as pessimistic, as they end up focusing on what went wrong instead of what went right. They can also be overcritical of both themselves and of others. Capricorn’s innate stubbornness can also become a weakness as they may become resistant to alternative opinions.
Whether being sensitive is a weakness or a strength depends on each person. Unless it’s a Capricorn, we’re talking about. They will never forget those who mocked or undermined them. Capricorns have no tolerance for those types of people.
Best Zodiac Matches
Whether it’s platonic or romantic, Capricorns are best matched with their fellow earth signs, Taurus and Virgo. In a romantic sense, Capricorns tend to look for loyalty, consistency, and steadfast commitment in a partner. Taurus and Virgo are attracted to Capricorn’s ambition, determination, and hardworking nature, sharing similar priorities to an extent.
Water signs like Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio also make good matches. These water signs are sensitive, compassionate, and profound. Therefore, they can help Capricorn connect with those qualities. Because the sea goat represents this sign, they intuitively know how to navigate this aspect.
Worst Zodiac Matches
While Capricorns can be able to form connections with every other zodiac sign, they may put off others. Due to their stern nature, they might not mesh well with fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. A fire sign’s confidence – which can be misconstrued as arrogance – may not sit well with a Capricorn.
However, air signs like Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius might not stand for their judgmental tone. Capricorns also do not care for fickle ideas from these air signs. As we said earlier, this Earth sign values stability and loyalty, which they might not get in Air signs.
Public figures who are known to be Capricorns are Dolly Parton, Michelle Obama, John Legend, Betty White, Katie Couric, and Mary J. Blige. Other famous figures are Denzel Washington, LeBron James, Kate Middleton, Lin Manuel Miranda, and Tiger Woods.
Ideal Careers for Capricorns
Given their strengths, Capricorns make great businesspeople. They love to climb the corporate ladder and attain success. They are also prepared to overdeliver and go above and beyond expectations. This sign tends to make career plans for fun, and they can come up with a strategy on how to achieve that in the process.
That’s why a lot of them tend to veer toward consulting roles and being business problem solvers.
Because they love to climb the corporate ladder, they also love being their own boss. They love to own companies and provide products and services. They’re unfazed by the pressures of being in managing positions. They’re also incredibly good with their finances.
A Monthly Horoscope December 2023 and January 2024
This December will focus a lot on your relationships, Capricorn. Mars lights your partnership zone on the 5th, making it a great time to start new collaborations and business partnerships. The solar eclipse on the 15th activates positive relationship changes and opportunities. Any conflicts can be resolved during the full moon on the 17th if you communicate calmly. Outer planets bring intense dreams – pay attention to signs and symbolism from your subconscious.
As ambitious Mars enters your sign during the first week of January 2024, you’ll be determined to reach your goals, Capricorn! Use this driven energy to tackle big projects confidently. The Cancer lunar eclipse on the 10th highlights your home and foundations. Changes or issues related to your family may come up. Find comfort in nostalgia during this emotional time. Disputes may be resolved after the 18th. And expect potential exciting career developments on (or around) the 20th!