Symbol – The Goat
Element – Earth
Ruling Planet – Saturn
Color – Black, Charcoal Grey
Quality – Cardinal
Birthstone – Lapis Lazuli, Onyx
Dates – December 22 – January 19
Capricorn Zodiac Sign Overview
The saying goes “stubborn as a goat” and this was probably invented to describe a Capricorn.
Those born under this zodiac sign are dedicated, reliable, and they can persevere when others give up. And sometimes, they are just plain stubborn and don’t know when to let something go.
An Earth sign, Capricorn is reliable and trustworthy. Ruled by Saturn, when they give their word, they intend to keep it, and they expect the same from others.
While Capricorn is generous and doesn’t like to say no to others, as a Cardinal sign, they put themselves first.
They have their own plans and their own goals, and they don’t really like to make compromises to those things for anyone.
Capricorn Personality & Traits
Strengths – Disciplined, Thoughtful, Ambitious
Weaknesses – Stubborn, Self-Critical, Rigid
Likes – Security, Admiration, Meeting Goals
Dislikes – Asking for help, Dishonesty, Wastefulness
Capricorn Traits, Strengths & Likes
Capricorn is one of the most disciplined of the zodiac signs. They have the kind of self-control that others envy.
They have no problem sticking to a diet, committing to a workout routine, or putting in the long hours looking at the details until the work is done.
This sign love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with meeting goals, and always makes sure to celebrate their successes.
This sign is also incredibly reliable, and if they say that they are going to do something, they will do it.
Capricorn firmly believe that you get out of life what you put in, and so they work hard, help others, and they are always as good as their word.
They appreciate the respect that they receive from being reliable and dependable, and they generally like to have their hard work acknowledged. They are happy to put in the hours, but expect appropriate recognition.
Capricorn is also highly ambitious, and always has their eyes on a goal. They also have a detailed plan of exactly how they are going to get to their destination.
This sign doesn’t tend to leave things to chance. They like to think everything through, assess all the options, and make rational decisions about the best way forward.
As a result of this, they tend to have stable and secure lives in terms of work and money.
They appreciate the freedom that comes along with this type of stability.
Sagittarius Challenges & Weaknesses
Capricorn can sometimes be a little too focussed. Their eyes can be so trained on their destination and plans that they can miss out on the unexpected opportunities that pop up around them.
They are often so committed to their goals and plans than they can struggle to make genuine compromises to accommodate others.
Capricorn’s plans generally involve self-improvement, as they have a tendency to be pretty self-critical.
They set themselves strict rules by which they choose to live their lives, and they can be very hard on themselves when they fail to live up to their own gruelling standard.
As a result, you can always take Capricorn at their word. But be warned, they are pretty unforgiving when others let them down.
While Capricorn will always happily extend a helping hand to others, they can’t bear to ask for help themselves.
They honestly believe that they can handle anything that life throws at them on their own. Asking for help is a sign of weakness.
They can also struggle to say no, or admit that they don’t have the time or energy for something.
If they let things get out of hand, they can sometimes find themselves backed into a corner and under a lot of stress.
Capricorn Love, Sex & Compatibility
It can be hard to get Capricorn’s attention. They are so focused on their own lives that they don’t always look up long enough to see the opportunity for love.
In fact, when it comes to finding a partner, they probably have a list of exactly what they are looking for. This sign can also be pretty ruthless in writing people off.
That said, Capricorn is pretty connected with their heart and desires, and they will find themselves updating their list to fit when the right person does eventually catch their eye.
Relationships are hard for Capricorn as they have firm plans and they like to have things their way. Compromising and making space for others in their lives can be a real challenge.
For this reason, they thrive better with someone who is dedicated and hard-working, like they are. They don’t do well when more chaotic people enter their space.
But when they find a partner who matches their ambition and dedication, there is no holding them back!
Cancer craves safety and stability, as will be drawn to Capricorn as providers of this.
Cancer is also the kind of flexible person who is happy to build their lives around another person, which will suit Capricorn’s rigidity perfectly.
While the relationship may seem uneven from the outside, it works for these two signs.
Virgo also makes a good match for Capricorn, but in a more challenging way.
Virgo matches Capricorn for their ambition and dedication, but needs to forge their own path and won’t bend. This can be challenging for Capricorn, but in a way that is healthy for them.
Virgo will also fuel Capricorn’s ambition as the two get involved in a little healthy competition.
Capricorn doesn’t tend to mix will with Aries or Leo, as these signs also tend to put themselves first. With no one willing to compromise, making it work just becomes impossible.
Learn more about Capricorn Compatibility.
A Capricorn man is a man with a plan. They already have a vision of the future laid out, and it probably resembles the classic 2.5 children and a dog situation with a loving partner who supports them in all their endeavors.
They have a list of what they want in a partner, and they are looking for someone who ticks all the boxes.
This sign also isn’t keen on unconventional relationships. They don’t like long-distance, casual or open relationships.
They can also be a bit intimidated by people who are more successful than they are.
Capricorn men know how to make relationships work.
They are honest, committed, and will go out of their way to do things that make their partner happy. But, they won’t let their relationship interfere with their personal plans.
Don’t expect them to take paternity leave and potentially miss out on work opportunities, or sacrifice their daily gym sessions in order to pick the kids up from school.
- Knows what they want
- Provides security and stability
- Prefers traditional relationships
- Committed and trustworthy
- Rigid about their personal commitments
Learn more about Capricorn men.
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Capricorn women are looking for more than just a partner, they want a partner in crime!
They are highly ambitious, and they know exactly what they want from life.
They need someone who is on board with the plan, and will support them while finding their own success. Capricorn finds ambition and success very attractive.
When they do find the person for them, they are very committed and supportive, and will stay true no matter how hard things are.
Capricorn women like to have everything their own way, and control everything.
For this reason, they can sometimes seem like superwomen, juggling their work, families, and a swathe of other commitments.
They prefer to handle everything on their own, as that is the only way that they know it will be done right. This means that they can tend to suffer from burnout, and thrive with a partner who knows how to lighten her load in ways that aren’t obvious.
Learn more about Capricorn women.
Capricorn Career and Money
Capricorn are both ambitious and diligent, which means that they are pretty much always successful in life.
They are the person who is first in and last out of the office, and the one putting their hand up for every opportunity. Nothing holds them back from getting ahead.
And at the head of the table is where they want to be! Capricorn never dreams small.
They don’t want to have their own business, they want their own internationally successful company. They don’t want to be the head of department, they want to be the CEO.
This sign is ambitious. But they are also moral. They won’t do anything to get ahead and would never throw a colleague under the bus.
They believe that hard work is the answer and that their hard work will earn them the recognition that they deserve.
These guys aren’t braggers, they don’t need to be.
Capricorn make good leaders as they are good at analyzing different points of view to come to a decision.
They also aren’t afraid to take responsibility for their decisions, even when they don’t work out.
However, they often find themselves with too much on their plate as they struggle to delegate. They believe that no one can do it better than them.
Things only start to give when they realize that the time they are giving to the little things is limiting the time they can commit to the big things.
Capricorn are good with money. They are good at making it, investing it, growing it and keeping it. However, they can be a bit stingy with it.
They always research the best deals and get frustrated if they discover they have overpaid.
They will always want their change when splitting the bill, and they never tip in excess. But this is part of the reason that they rarely have financial worries.
Capricorns crave stable and successful lives that involve a good job, their own home, and stable investments.
They have the ambition and the discipline to make these a reality.
Capricorn Self-Care Tips
No one can fault Capricorn for their ambition and dedication, but it can sometimes get them in trouble.
They never embark on a new adventure without a plan.
But they can be so strict with themselves when it comes to sticking to the plan, that they can fail to see other opportunities.
They also have a tendency to take on more than they can handle.
They get particularly stressed when they then fail to deliver, as this sign is scrupulous about their word.
Those born under this constellation need to practice saying no and delivering better on less.
"Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss." – Eric Roth
Famous Capricorn Personalities
The boxer Ali is your typical ambitious Capricorn. He had the goal of becoming the greatest boxer of all time, and he reached that goal through dedication and hard work.
But that was not the limit of his ambition. Ali was also a musician (he was nominated for two Grammy’s), actor, writer and activist.
He also shows this sign’s stubborn streak, refusing to be drafted for the Vietnam war on the basis of his religious beliefs and opposition to the war, despite the fact it meant that he was stripped of his boxing titles.
Dolly Parton is another Capricorn overachiever, being one of the most successful country music artists of all time, as well as a record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian.
Parton is ambitious and always trying to achieve something new, but is also very interested in self-improvement, as her interest in plastic surgery reflects.
Denzel Washington is one of the most successful actors of all time, having already been nominated for nine academy awards.
He is also largely credited with breaking the glass ceiling for black talent in Hollywood.
Washington displays the dedication of Capricorn when it comes to love, and has been married to his wife Pauletta Pearson since 1983.
He is definitely one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood.