Those who are born between December 22 and January 20 fall under the zodiac sign Capricorn, symbolized by the mountain goat. Ruled by the planet Saturn, which encourages maturity, logic, and wisdom, Capricorns tend to be cautious, rational, and contemplative.
Along with Taurus and Virgo, Capricorn is an Earth element, which represents practicality and self-reliance. As such it’s easy for Capricorns to focus more on the materiality of the world and use to it to their advantage. Unfortunately, being an Earth sign means Capricorns also tend to be too stubborn to change their minds once they have set their eyes on something.
Capricorn Personality Traits
Goal-oriented and self-reliant, zodiac sign Capricorn are the most determined of the zodiac signs. They are ruled with practicality and caution, which is why they seldom take risks. If they do, the risks are well-calculated, ensuring the best possible outcome for them.
They invest most of their energy working towards their goals, and their driven nature allows them to stick to those goals no matter how long the hours they have to spend to reach them. Extremely patient and with unyielding discipline, Capricorns know that hard work pays off and so they are willing to commit to gain their long-term prize.
Capricorns strive to do their best in any endeavor. They tend to handle pressure well, allowing them to keep a cool head in intense situations. They are also realistic, which is no wonder with how they value logic and sensibility. As such, they are inclined to look at a given situation with a clear eye; they look beyond the surface details in order to arrive at the most logical, sensible solution.
Responsible and Persistent
The sense of responsibility and persistence Capricorns have can be advantageous in most situations, but sometimes these traits work against their favor too. Zodiac sign Capricorn often straddles the line between being cool and being cold. Their rigidity and determination can be seen as inflexibility and uptightness. Their refusal to give in to flights of fancy makes them look pessimistic too, as they focus more on the downsides of taking chances rather on the possibility of achieving the impossible.
Capricorns also love being right, and they are right most of the time. However, this means it hurts their pride even more in the rare instance that they are wrong. They have a perfectionist streak that makes it difficult for them to admit their mistakes and leads to them being highly self-critical as well.
Love and Relationships for Capricorns
Given their cautions nature, Capricorns don’t trust people easily; ergo, they don’t love easily. They tend to analyze if the emotional risks are worth taking to pursue relationships. As such, they might come off as aloof and standoffish. Understanding zodiac sign Capricorn may take a long wait as they guard their thoughts keenly and their hearts even more so.
However, when they do find themselves a worthy partner, they tend to stay committed and devoted. They view relationships as they do any other goal, and though that might sound unromantic, it’s actually the best Capricorns have to offer. Once they’ve established a sense of security, they are loyal and faithful partners who can be relied on. When you enter a relationship with a Capricorn, you know you’re in it for the long haul. Capricorns like to establish their roots to give them a sense of peace and relaxation, anchored on the stability and perceived longevity of your bond.
Action Speak Louder than Words
Capricorns hold the tenet “Actions speak louder than words” to a whole new level. They may not be able to express their feeling well, but their devotion can be felt all the same.
Given their inclination to pessimism, Capricorns can benefit well from a partner that are encouraging and optimistic to balance everything out.
For a Capricorn, the most compatible signs are Taurus and Cancer.
Friends and Family for Capricorns
Capricorns tend to be the most mature of their friend group. They are also extremely loyal and can be counted on as pillars of the friendship. Having a Capricorn as a friend means having someone with whom you can be honest and who gives great advice. However, if they discover they have been manipulated or betrayed, Capricorns will have no difficulty at all severing the relationship.
Capricorns value traditions, and as such they value family bonds. As parents, they are strict and set clear boundaries for their children.
Ideal Career Choices for Capricorns
Given how they value persistence and hard work, zodiac sign Capricorn tend to get to the top. They will work well in leadership and management positions with their calculating and logical minds. They are driven to success and will not let anything get in their way. Armed with a single-minded focus and calm analytical outlook, a Capricorn will thrive as a CEO, business analyst, financial planner, architect, creative director, or any such high-level managerial or directorial positions.
Some famous zodiac sign Capricorn include Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Dolly Parton, Bradley Cooper, Zayn Malik, Liam Hemsworth, Elvis Presley, and Sir Isaac Newton.