Capricorn Sign Dates & Traits
The Goat | Dec 22 - Jan 19
Detail-oriented, intelligent, hardworking
Detail-oriented, intelligent, hardworking
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Ruling House: Tenth
Spirit Color: Dark blue
Lucky Gem: Lapis lazuli
Top Love Matches: Virgo
Capricorn, the tenth sign in the zodiac, belongs to those born between the dates of December 22nd and January 19th. Learn all about the Capricorn sign below.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign Traits
Smart, hardworking, and fully in control of their destiny, Capricorn signs will always get what they set their mind to, in both personal and professional life—no excuses. Capricorns may get a reputation as stubborn, but they simply know what they want, and also know how they wish other people would behave.
Natural rule-followers, Capricorns thrive on order and love strict rules, hierarchies, and set ways to do things. Can a Capricorn sign think outside the box? Yes, they can, but they prefer when they have strict boundaries to constrain against—free reign can make them feel paralyzed by choice. Capricorns are great at climbing the corporate ladder, and especially adept at making (and investing) money. Capricorns love family, and put a lot of stock in traditions. A Capricorn might stress themselves out trying to do everything perfectly—a Capricorn may feel like they must present a home-cooked meal every day, and would never admit to doing drive-thru or takeout. Capricorns believe presentation is everything, and their homes are usually Insta-worthy. A Capricorn sometimes is overly focused on what things look like, instead of how things feel, which could cause them to feel stifled and unhappy.
Capricorn needs to find a firm sense of self beyond how others perceive them, and recognize that racking up achievements is only one small part of their personality.
Capricorn signs are loyal friends, and have a funny and sly sense of humor when you get to know them—it is fun drawing them out of their shells. In love, Capricorn is a true partner, who is laser-focused on helping their partner find success and happiness. A Capricorn will dive into a relationship like a job, and believes that hard work can help make a bond as strong as possible. While sometimes a romantic conversation may veer toward feeling a bit like a board meeting, especially with action items and improvement plans, but if you roll with it, they have a point: Your bond will be stronger.
Capricorn in Love
Ruled by strict Saturn, Capricorn knows, expects, and even relishes the tough parts of relationships. They are in it for the long haul, and know the best relationships have storms. It’s not as if they are fatalistic—but Capricorn's love is realistic and they aren’t going to have a rosy view of romance...Discover More
Capricorn Friendship Style
Loyal, loving, and all about tradition, inside jokes, and the shared stories that make up friendship, Capricorn takes friendships incredibly seriously. They love taking care of their friends, and may make dinner, clean their closet, or use whatever their Capricorn strengths are to help make their friends lives better...Discover More
Capricorn Career, Money & Success Traits
Capricorn greatest career strength: Determination. A Capricorn will push themselves beyond their limits to get a job done on time. A Capricorn will not take “no” for an answer, either from themselves or from an underling, and knows that there is always a way to do the impossible...Discover More Traits
"I can succeed at anything I put my mind to."
Capricorn are amazing! Their name says it all:
C for confident
A for analytical
P for practical
R for responsible
I for intelligent
C for caring
O for organized
R for realistic
N for neat
Capricorn's Greatest Gifts
Capricorn is intelligent, detail-oriented, and will not take no for an answer when they want something. Their hard working attitude is an inspiration to all, and they truly believe they can achieve anything with hard work. Capricorn is always ready to learn new skills, and sees something they don’t know—like changing a tire or boiling the perfect egg—as a challenge they must undertake. This attitude makes them a master of all trades, and they have esoteric knowledge that is impressive to all who know them.
Capricorn's Greatest Challenges
Capricorns can be incredibly hard on themselves, and just as hard on other people. They can hold grudges and hold other people in their lives to impossible standards. Capricorns sometimes see one narrow way of doing something, and broadening their horizons and perspective can be incredibly helpful in giving them and others a break.
Capricorn's Secret Weapon
Their tenacity. They believe that they truly can do anything, and they will dig in and get it done, no matter how exhausting or tedious the task. Capricorn will stay up all night if necessary and are almost superhuman in terms of being able to ignore exhaustion and laser focus on the task at hand.
The 5 Top Reasons to Love Being a Capricorn
- Your bank account balance is enviable. You don’t get overly tempted by purchases, and have a gift for investing and saving.
- Your mind is like a steel trap. You never forget anything or anyone, and can recall conversations from years ago.
- Your home looks like it belongs on HGTV. Whether it’s a rental or you own it, you have an exacting eye for design, and know the exact touches to make anywhere—even a hotel room—seem like a home.
- You never lose anything, and always have the important files, passwords, and papers close at hand. Your organization saves your time and sanity.
- You are polished. You never don’t know what to say and seem to avoid awkward situations as you are an expert at small talk, and also really good at knowing exactly what to say to make other people feel good.