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Capricorn - Complete Meaning of Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Introduction and History of Capricorn Zodiac sign

Capricorn is the 10th Zodiac sign, lies in the Sothern hemisphere between Sagittarius and Aquarius. The sun transits in the sign between December22nd and January19th and people born in this time are also known as ‘Sea Goats’. Capricorn takes the tenth 30 degrees of the zodiac circle and spins between 270 to 300 degrees of that circle. It is one of the three Earth signs alongside with Taurus and Virgo, and has a Cardinal modality representing the beginning of the winter season and the change it brings with it. Its symbol is ‘Sea Goat’ or the ‘Horned Goat’, which is originating from the constellation of ‘Capricornus’ in the southern celestial sky. It is believed to be ruled by Saturn planet.

Like many other constellations, it is also identified in the Second Century by the astronomer Ptolemy, but even prior to this identification and despite of its faintness, it was one of the oldest visibly known constellations to the mankind. The constellation is located in an area of the sky which is referred to as Water or sea, as it consist water related constellations like Aquarius, Pisces and few other constellations that are not in our Zodiac system. It is the smallest constellation in the zodiac and the brightest star of this constellation is known as ‘Delta Capricorni’. The Latin meaning of this Zodiac sign is a goat with horns, a mythical creature which symbolizes a horned goat with upper torso of a goat and lower body of a fish. In Babylonian times, it was recorded before 1000 BC as the Goat Fish since the Middle Bronze Age.

In the Greek mythology, this constellation is related to Pan, god of forests and woodlands, shepherds and flocks. He was believed to have a torso of a man along with ears, horns and lower body of a goat. Pan and other gods of the times were interrupted by giant Typhon, a grisly monster, and fearing this monster, all the gods changed their shapes. Pan jumped into Nile River, turning his legs into a tail of the fish, in order to save himself, and confuse the giant monster away with his appearance. Another story relates this constellation to a goat named Amelthea, who was entrusted by Rhea, mother of Zeus, to take care of her son from her husband. This goat took care of the baby alone in the dark, cold cave of the Mount Ida, and grew a horn like a unicorn, for his protection. Later, When Zeus took the crown from his father and became king of the gods; he gratifies the goat for its ultimate care and sacrifices, and placed it in the heaven among other stars. This legend signifies that those born under the sign of Capricorn, knows how to survive under difficult conditions and characterized by an ambition to gain influential positions without any fear of loneliness and responsibilities.

Basic Personality of Zodiac Sign Capricorn

The people born under Capricorn sign are brave enough to face any situation and responsibility on their own. They treat life as a big project, so they tend to be hardworking, ambitious and determined towards everything in life. They can be dedicated to their project, almost to the point where they can be coined as stubborn. They have a quality of an achiever, and can get mostly everything that they want by being consistent, disciplined and having a realistic approach in life. Just the thought of winning or victory is enough to keep them going. They are highly reliable and tend to deliver their promises, sometimes even more than the expectation. These natives are quite serious by nature, and learning from their mistakes makes them wiser and gain experience. Their mind is in a state of freedom, which helps them to learn new things in life and grow personally as well as professionally. They also have self control, which can give them ability to lead the way. They take their social image and reputation quite seriously.

Being born in an earth sign, they are practical, grounded and focused in their lives. They like to make little things and opportunities useful. Saturn is their ruling planet, which signify every kind of possible restriction and help them to be responsible and approach things in a realistic manner. But Capricorn natives usually get stuck in their past, which make them prone to feel guilty of their actions from the past, and in turn regret over their mistakes. This may disturb their mental peace, and can make them cold, distant and unforgiving. As their defense mechanism, they use dry humor in front of people, but they can also cut people off their lives if they ever feel hurt by their actions or words. They should learn from their mistakes, and move on to forgive and forget, just for the sake of their own mental peace. They can also transform and adapt their self in accordance to the situation and their surroundings. But sometimes this can make things worse or unpleasant for them.


CAPRICORN DATES December 22 - January 19
SYMBOL The Sea Goat
LUCKY METAL Silver and Lead
LUCKY NUMBERS 4, 8, 13 and 22
LUCKY GEM Garnet and Rose Quartz

Traits of Capricorn Zodiac Sign :

Strengths :

Hardworking, Brave, Ambitious, Determined, Disciplined, Reliable, Responsible, Consistent, Focused, Practical, Grounded, Committed, Trustworthy and Realistic.

Capricorn, being an earth sign, is practical, grounded and focused in their lives. These natives are brave enough to face the hardships and responsibilities on their own. They tend to be hardworking, ambitious and determined towards everything in life. They can be extremely committed to their projects. They have a quality of an achiever, and can get mostly everything that they want by being consistent, disciplined and having a realistic approach for life. They are highly reliable and trustworthy people. They become wiser and experienced by learning from their mistakes. Their mind is in a state of freedom, which helps them to adapt and learn new things in life.

Weaknesses :

Judgmental, Egoistic, Stubborn, Conservative, Secretive, Sensitive, Doubtful, ‘I can handle’ and ‘I know everything’ attitude.

The weaknesses of Capricorn natives are well grounded from their strengths. They are egoistic and judgmental which is the basic root of their character defects. They often think that they know everything and can handle anything, which comes to them from their naturally egoistic nature. They usually get stuck in their past, which make them prone to feel guilty of their actions from the past, and in turn regret over their mistakes. They usually pass judgments over thing, if not out loud than in their minds, which can disturb their mental peace and make them cold, distant and unforgiving. As their defense mechanism, they use dry humor in front of people, but they can also cut people off of their lives if they ever feel hurt by their actions or words. They should learn from their mistakes, and move on to forgive and forget, just for the sake of their own mental peace.

Season and Mode of Capricorn Zodiac Sign :

Winter and Cardinal Mode :

Capricorn is the last of the four Cardinal signs of the zodiac, all of which held the initiating power and leadership at the beginning of all the four seasons. The Capricorn season begins on December 21, marking the beginning of the Winter Season in the northern Hemisphere. This is the time of year, when light and energy are of the utmost importance. This is signified by the sun's heat and light getting diminished, and the nights starting to get longer than the days. From this point on, the days begin to stretch slightly toward the Spring Equinox, representing the start of fourth and the final season, that is winter. The traits of the winter season are inherited by Capricorn's initiative and visional structure.

Element of the Capricorn Zodiac Sign :

Earth Sign :

The earth element shares its group with Capricorn alongside with Taurus and Virgo. Earth is believed to be the strongest and heaviest element which is also the densest kind of an object. The earth represents the very structure upon which all the creations take place and without it, nothing can take the form of the physical. Capricorn's relation to hard work, Stability, consistency, Practicality, leadership and management, are all because of the structure and influence of the earth element.

Ruler Planet of Capricorn Zodiac Sign :

Saturn as Ruler :

Saturn is the assigned ruler of both Capricorn and Aquarius. Capricorn was thought to be Saturn's night home and a world symbol of ambition, Dedication and discipline. This allows Saturn to express and perform its strong and dominant functions, which includes being practical, productive, and powerful, and also having great organizational skills. Those born with their Saturn in this sign will probably find that, many of these abilities come naturally and easily to them. These people often have a sense of responsibility and dedication, which they can use in management and betterment of their world. They are usually born with a deep sense of awareness of the difficulties that surround them, and know that at some point in their lives, they may have to face the hardships and difficult times.

Mars Interference :

Mars, the planet of war and combat, has a particularly high altitude in Capricorn. Here, its power and propulsion blend well with the unchanging Capricorn, with a single-minded operating system. They can use their strength and endurance to achieve their goals in an organized and convincing way. This placement of Mars calms its explosive qualities, and stabilizes its strength, which in turn give these natives great strength and endurance. These appointments may include producing top athletes, military artists, or people with a strong productive and innovative mindset.

House Ruler of Capricorn Zodiac sign :

Tenth House :

In the modern divination system of the Twelve Alphabet, each zodiac sign dominates one of the twelve houses in the birth chart. This renaming was created to match the symbols associated with related house titles. Capricorn is assigned to the tenth house of the most visible and public area and is located on the top of the house chart. This house is all about a legacy to leave behind, social status, public reputation, Honors, Achievements, Fame and authority, as Capricorn's worldly interests and aspirations are in line with this house's concerns. As Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of time and patience, it invites a small Saturn signature of analysis to the tenth house.

Twelfth House Interference :

The ruler of Capricorn, that is planet Saturn is said to have found his joy and happiness in the twelfth house of old age, ending associations, confinement, after life, in the birth chart. The twelfth house was also called the house of the evil spirits by the ancient astrologers, which means that it was connected to the problems and shady themes, which can cause a certain degree of mental suffering. This has to do with the fact that Saturn that can face a great deal of trials and problems, with the feeling of being burdened with heavy responsibilities and anxiety issues. As a result, Saturn can happily present its limited and unrestricted offerings here.

The good news about this placement on the birth chart is that it can be linked to the theme of defeating human enemies and inner evils, and can give the natives great strength to walk through the most difficult life verses in the ending time of life.

Career Options for Capricorn Zodiac Sign :

The natives born with the sun in Capricorn sign are naturally hard working, ambitious and determined. They love to work and when they decide to do something, they shift their complete focus and dedication for the task. They often set up goals and high parameters for self, and do every possible thing to match up to that parameter. These natives have a strong leadership skill, which can help them in being a good leader. Their cool and composed minds make them specifically suited for the profession, where they need to organize and manage. They can be extremely disciplined and focused, which will help them in the jobs where they are required to work on their own. They can manage time and schedule perfectly, not only for themselves but also for their co-workers. This reason will help them to be their own boss or set up their own business, where they can call off their own shorts and be a new benchmark of excellence in the field.

They usually don’t shy away from work, irrespective of work load and status. They can easily manage to do any job with pride. These natives can also be exceptionally well in the field of law and order. They have a technical mind, which will make them perfectly suited for the jobs of the technical world. They can be excellent engineers and show interest in the fields, where they are needed to build or design stuff. They also have an artistic side hidden in them, and even love to work in a profession where they can showcase their artistic side. Professions, where they are required to heal people are also well suited for these natives. Accordingly, there are a lot of fields where these natives can work and shine, few of them include;


Civil Engineers.



Graphic Designers.


Life Style Consultants and Artists. etc.

Financial Management of Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Financial management can be a tricky thing for mostly every zodiac sign, but in the case of Capricorn natives, they won't have any trouble managing their finances. They can easily save or invest money, so that they can have some security for a bad day. Usually, these natives prefer not to burden themselves by taking loans or mortgaging, but even if they do so, they will work hard enough to get rid of it.

Love and Relationships of Capricorn Zodiac Sign :

These natives are usually focused and dedicated towards their work life, but once someone manages to enter their heart, they tend to stay committed and loyal towards them for their whole life. It is quite difficult to extract any kind of emotion from their deep personalities, but if someone manage to do so, it is completely his/her credit. They take years to really open up about their feelings to someone, as they believe in showing their care and affection through their actions, rather than showing it off from their words.

They may lack emotions, but their partner can fully rely on them. They can help their partner in their personal as well as professional lives. For these natives, this is one of their very own unique ways to express their love for their partner.

Relationship with Friends and Family :

Friends :

The Capricorn natives may have a rock hard exterior which is not easy to break, but once someone gets in their heart, they can easily see that they do have a soft side. They are quite organized, and want a friend who can understand their actions, without even saying a word. It may seem like they don't care about their friends and their feelings, but they can do anything in their approach to help them succeed. These natives can also have a practical approach even in making friends, and with a right person, these natives can feel emotionally dependent. They will respect their friend, and will always be there for them, whenever they are in need.

Family :

Capricorn natives can understand family values and traditions quite nicely. They are deeply connected with their childhood memories and like to stay in touch with these memories and emotions. They may clash with their family members for the household dominance, as their image of self is of a provider and protector of the house. As parents, these natives can be strict and ready to take on any possible challenge or responsibility, which may come along their way while parenting. They will also be fair to their kids, helping them to succeed in every chore of life.

Capricorn Compatibility with other signs :

In order to check Capricorn’s compatibility with other signs, other element interactions should also be taken into consideration.

Fire Sign :

Capricorn, with its love of practicality and stability will find the passionate and impulsive fire signs, most difficult to associate with.

Aries ruled by Mars, in particular may be brave and rebellious to fit Capricorn's master plan. Both are stubborn signs, which may make them fight for leadership and control. However, they will respect each other's strengths and independence, but they may need to work at a distance.

Sagittarius and Capricorn are both interdependent symbols, meaning they do not share anything in common. They may work together in the same vision, but they will have very different roles and values. Each has a little something that the other needs, but will never accept it.

Capricorn and Leo also have very little in common with one another, so they may have difficulty in relationship with each other. Leo could be a star, and Capricorn could be a talent manager. They value each other's circumstances, but may also turn into business partners in the long run.

Air Sign :

Air signs are fast and communicative, very similar to the Capricorn's business network world, but Capricorn may find air signs to be very spontaneous and inconsistent, in order to really depend on them.

Gemini and Capricorn do not share much in common, with Capricorn often taking on the role of setting down and regulating Gemini's thermal energy. The two signs may be tired because of this inconsistency after a while, and will have to respect each other’s rhythm in order to stay together for a long period of time.

Libra and Capricorn can work well together, both are Cardinal signs. Libra's social and art world can thrive with Capricorn's business circles. They may have a very busy social relationship, but in the end, Capricorn will need to withdraw in order to recharge itself alone. They may also have very different emotions at very different times, which they may need to learn to find a way.

Aquarius and Capricorn can work, because they share Saturn's domination over both of them. This will connect them to a critical level, where they can discuss and arguing together. Capricorn can be a really working person and traditionalist to enjoy and trust the subtle views of Aquarius.

Water Sign :

Water signs bring intuition and emotional vulnerability, to a relationship with sensitive and practical Capricorn, which is naturally fruitful and consistent.

Cancer is the opposite of Capricorn in polarity, it will bring care to the Capricorn, that they need the most. The two have a distinctive contrasting connection that can either complete the whole picture or be very different. Cancer enjoys creating a warm and comforting home, whereas Capricorn often gets married with their work, so if they can combine energy with each other, they can help balanced life with each other

Pisces expands Capricorn’s capacity for acceptance, by bringing spiritual and philosophical awareness into their lives. This is a logical relationship, which will remind Capricorn natives of their mysterious and mixed nature. Capricorn bring formation, protection, and support to the dreaming Pisces whereas, Pisces helps Capricorn reconnect with their soul. It's overall a good game only if Capricorn can forgive Pisces's habit of losing track of time.

Scorpio is one of the very few signs, which is really appreciated by Capricorn. It can bring about an intimate connection in a relationship with Capricorn, helping them to be open to greed and exploration as they are not afraid of their deepest mental state and status.

Earth Sign :

The Earth signs, Taurus and Virgo have a very close relationship with Capricorn, sharing the traits of stability, efficiency, and practicality among them.

Capricorn with Capricorn can easily come together and work together to build a kingdom, and conquer the world, one step at a time. The only issue is that if they are very similar, they may have a power struggle or be too independent to make time for intimacy.

Virgo and Capricorn together make a powerful game. They will enjoy each other's basic and worldly feelings and will enjoy laughter and humor together. Their lives and ways will go well amongst each other, and they will be making connectivity with nature.

Taurus and Capricorn share many connections and may be particularly connected in their enjoyment of delicious food, wine, and meat pleasures. Taurus attracts a romantic lover to the cool Capricorn, and Capricorn's appreciate the Taurus's, supportive, loyal nature. They are sure that they will have a lot of fun together, which requires Capricorn to stay balanced between work and personal life.

Health Aspect for Capricorn Zodiac Sign :

In ancient astronomical medicine, the four elements of personality were connected to the four essential fluids and the four essential forms of the constitution. Being an Earth sign, Capricorn is associated with melancholic temperament, which was understood to be cold and dry. These natives are prone to suffer from arthritis, skin disorders and eczema, bone related injuries, knee injuries and depression.

The key to their good health lies in taking proper care of their health, by remembering to be punctual with food, work, recreation, exercise and sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions

Capricorn natives are very hard working, practical and grounded. They like to think things through, before doing it. Hate is a pretty strong word but, they are not really fond of Aries and their traits. Aries are impatient, Impulsive and risk takers, who usually can’t have good terms with Calm, Composed and Grounded Capricorn.

Capricorn is a sign, who is a natural born leader. In both personal as well as personal life, they like to lead their way and dominate, as they have a self image of being the provider and protector of everything. They have a misconception that they can handle anything and know everything.

Capricorn natives usually marry their work and profession, and stay completely dedicated and focused at work. They will find their Soul mates in dreamy and emotional Pisces. Capricorn and Pisces both are loyal, affectionate and caring in a relationship, where Capricorn Can help Pisces, to stay practical and grounded, and Pisces can help Capricorn to heal and relax.

Capricorn natives are all about work and love every little work with complete dedication and focus. They never shy away from doing any type of work, irrespective of its status and load, they do it with pride. These natives treat life as a big project.

Capricorn Natives have a hard and solid exterior to show the world and the people who don’t really know them. Once someone is able to enter and melt their heart, they can show that they do possess a soft and a caring side. They need a right person to open up emotionally and feel emotionally dependent.