Capricorn Zodiac Sign: Dates, Personality, Love & More

  • Dates: December 22 – January 19
  • Planet: Saturn
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • Symbol: Sea Goat
  • Famous Celebrities: Elvis Presley, Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, Muhammed Ali, Zayn Malik, Liam Hemsworth, Dolly Parton, Martin Luther King Jr.

Capricorn Traits

Capricorns are logical and practical. They think in black-and-white extremities. It’s either this or that for them and no in-between. They’re more rigid in their beliefs and are less in tune with their spirituality. So it’s harder to convince them about esoteric ideas like astrology and things beyond the physical. 

Capricorns are ruled by Saturn, the planet of life lessons. This zodiac must grow and develop through challenges throughout their life. Unfortunately, it may feel like they’re always getting the short end of the stick. If you have Capricorn in an area in your chart, those are the spots you must push past the most. Sometimes, it may feel like that area is cursed, whether it be work-life, love life, or home life. It’s not unusual to feel like you have to work harder than anybody else.

A lot of Capricorns are introverted, but they lean towards their extroverted side. At first appearance, they don’t seem to gain energy from being alone. If they’re not introverted, their emotions are kept inside. They have many opinions, which they’ll keep to themselves. Capricorns can be pretty sarcastic, but they mean no harm by it.

Capricorns are highly independent. Nothing they’ve ever been given has been handed to them. They’ve had to work hard to get what they want. This sign does not take no for an answer. If you tell them what to do, they won’t do it.

Capricorns have drive and ambition. They’ll procrastinate but always complete their tasks on time. Capricorns will always get everything done… at least, whatever is a priority to them. Capricorns are always prepared. They are the type to have a planner or a bullet journal on hand for every event. They love to write things down. They usually have neat handwriting and like decorative elements, like stickers and different colored pens. Their drive isn’t always academically driven. It can range from their devotion to making money to looking good on their social media pages.

Capricorns often have guilty pleasures that help them underneath their hardworking exterior. For example, they may be obsessed with video games after they clock out. Of course, they’ll usually feel ashamed of this, but it may help them maintain a balance between work and play in moderation.


Capricorn Personality

Capricorns make excellent debaters. They will pull out the facts every single time. They’ll never stutter during a heated moment. If all eyes are on them, they’re ready to play. They also love to learn about the world around them, primarily how different people function. High school classes may have been secretly fun to them because they were good at it. Most Capricorns seek out higher education. They are very intelligent and don’t have to try hard to get excellent grades.

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Capricorns want to be on top. They don’t care about impressing others, but they want to be in control. Control applies to their image, their financial status, their emotions, and their family. Though they won’t want to admit it, they want to be better than everyone else. They may feel a lot of pressure from their family to be tremendous or follow in their parents’ or older siblings’ footprints.

Capricorns are most influenced by their father figure, which pertains to the fifth house. If they did not have a prominent father figure, other dominant figures that significantly impacted them are the essential ones. Capricorns harness this energy by coming across by trying to present themselves as intimidating and authoritative. They aren’t trying to intimidate you, but they’ll surely seem like the guardian of the room the moment you meet them. For this reason, you’ll never forget meeting a Capricorn.

When Capricorn walks into a room, they command others’ attention. They step deliberately. They are assured of who they are. They don’t make a big deal of themselves – their presence does all the work. Capricorns are less likely to show their anxiety or nervousness. Their energy differs from Leos and the other masculine zodiacs in the wheel because they shine due to their gentle alpha male energy. They don’t shout or interrupt to be heard. They have a quiet understanding of the world due to all the pain they’ve been through. Their knowledge of what they’ve been through draws people’s eyes towards them because they can sense the power.

They will climb up the mountain tooth and nail to get to the top during a Capricorn’s life. They will face a lot of opposition as they ascend, but they will get there. Capricorns can see the bigger picture because they’ve been from the bottom to the top. They can make excellent leaders because they are the zodiac with the highest perspective.

When the planet of Saturn rewards, they come after intense work and multiply. They may undergo restrictions that aren’t fun. Their actions may even place them in bad situations that they must learn to overcome. They had a harsh awakening to life. They learned to be responsible from a young age. 

Capricorns have a habit of attaching themselves to things. Their lessons may become their causations for addictions. They’ve likely had a more challenging life than most, so they use their cravings to help conquer them. It’s not unfamiliar for Capricorns to pick up substance abuse, gambling, sex, or work addictions. 

Capricorn Weaknesses

Capricorns are known for being too serious. Their status and image are important to them, and they want to be seen as the big boss. They want to come off as solid, strong, and professional. They don’t understand why other people don’t have their special drive to get up and conquer every item off the checklist. They may view their actions as common sense and everyone else as foolish. They don’t like that their habits aren’t natural to other people. They can come across as dismissive and insensitive if they voice this out loud – or even show it with their face, as they’re known to do. 

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Sometimes this Sea-Goat can come across as a know-it-all. They don’t truly believe they’re better than others, but their persona can come off this way. They can seem like they know life better than others. They can be a bit pessimistic and dreary about life. Either this is picked up well by others as a joke, or people may want to stay away from this energy.

Capricorns may feel anxious if they don’t do something right. They beat themselves up for not being the best they can be. They may not be able to relax and go with the flow. It may seem like they have a stick up their butt. They are absolutely their own worst critics. 

Capricorns know how to put on a show. When they have a goal in mind, they will achieve it. If evoking a particular emotional reaction from someone is the goal, then they’ll achieve it. They can turn on the waterworks when they need to. They invest themselves within their emotions and their imaginations.

They may want to change themselves and achieve something in their career to fill a void in their life. As a result, self-love may be more challenging for Capricorns.  

Capricorn Strengths

Capricorns were born with a gift to succeed. They are resilient and hardworking. They invest themselves in their goals and go for them. They know their place in the world. Like Sagittarians, Capricorns can achieve anything they put their mind to easily. However, they must work a lot harder to reach their goals. The great thing is they naturally have this ambition to get what they want. Things seem to fall in place for them from the outside. 

They are incredibly excellent planners and love to organize their lives. For example, they may be the ones who clean up their entire house instead of going out to party. This helps them feel control in their life. 

Even if the world is crumbling, they still know what they’re doing. Capricorns may impress you with their ability to navigate life. They’ve been through so many ups and downs that they’re practically pros in this lifetime. They are quick learners. They don’t take setbacks to heart. 

Capricorns are the type to notice a lot, but they won’t call attention to it publically. They don’t tend to judge other people because they’re too focused on themselves. They will poke a little fun at others’ actions but don’t attach meaning to them. While Capricorns make less time for jokes, they do make time for adventure. Generally, when you’re around a Capricorn, you know everything is in good fun.

Capricorns don’t seek the spotlight, but they don’t fear it either. Their presence naturally allows them to be in it, but they want the best for everyone. They are also very resourceful and great problem solvers. If you ask them to calculate your tip at a restaurant, they probably won’t need a calculator. It gives Capricorn self-assurance to know they are capable and self-sufficient.

When you make a promise with a Capricorn, it’s guaranteed they will keep it. They are die-hards for what they believe. This means, when they get an invite, they’ll always be the first to show up to an event, and they’ll always bring a gift. A Capricorn will always keep a promise. They’ll never crack under pressure. They’ll never snitch on you if you get in trouble. 

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Love And Romance For Capricorns

Capricorns don’t feel that they need to be in a relationship. They are independent by themselves and like to feel this way as well. However, when they enter a relationship, they will apply their drive for their career to better their romantic connections.

Capricorns make their partner more punctual. Their habits will likely be picked up by whoever they date. Capricorns are less likely to become lax in their relationship and will keep high expectations for people.

Capricorn’s Family And Friends

Capricorns are great friends and life-long ones at that. They like to keep up with what their friends are doing. They feel an obligation to make their friends happy. Capricorns are disappointed if they don’t keep up with the expectations they set in their minds of what a good friend is.

They can be a timely and organized friend. This is the friend that will bake a cake for your birthday or will call the pizza place for you if you’re a phone-anxious friend. When you present them with a problem, they’re more likely to be solution-oriented than empathize through relatability. They have a pretty equal ability at being comforting while telling others the next route they should take. Being friends with a Capricorn can push you to reach your own goals and targets. They often inspire their loved ones.  

Capricorns usually have big families, or they want to have big families. They are probably the kid who got hand-me-downs from their older siblings in high school or who is always traveling with their family to different countries. They want to pass down what they achieve to the next generation, so their children don’t have to climb up the ladder like them rigorously.

Career And Money For Capricorn

Capricorns are dedicated to building a legacy for themselves. They are heavily career-driven. They know how to climb the social ladder, so they surround themselves with people who will end up being beneficial later on. This means they can use people to help elevate their status. They love their achievements and honors, but these are often hard-won.

Capricorns may feel their career is what they are called to do. A lot of them believe their occupation is meant for them. They feel satisfaction by providing for themselves and their family. They feel their worth is tied to their career. They may attract amazing things in their life due to their work because Capricorns work smart, not hard. 

How To Attract A Capricorn

Capricorns need a patient partner. Patience is critical because Capricorns can become frustrated with themselves and others. You can attract this sign by being relaxed and laid back, which can be helpful for the nature that makes them always want to go. Their partner should bring them down to earth.

Written by Diana Houston

Crystal expert and author of 'A Beginner's Guide to Healing Crystals: Getting Started With Crystal Healing – A Complete Guide'

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