Capricorns are born between December 22 and January 19. The zodiac is represented by the Sea-Goat which combines the resilience of the goat with the practicality of earth.
Ruled by Saturn, the taskmaster, Capricorns are ambitious and determined individuals, always in search of success. However, their physicality makes them measure success through material things like awards, finance, etc.
The earth sign means they are grounded and thus, principled, strictly following rules and routines. Capricorns are time conscious, measuring days while they work hard to achieve their set goals during their lifetime. They are one of the few people who realize the relevance of time and attempt to outsmart it.
With family and friends, these natives are loyal and build traditions. They cherish get-togethers, family picnics, and the like. They are supportive although it almost seems like their emotions are dormant. However, it is just that they don’t do well with emotions.
Caps put on their badge of determination at work. They do not like low-key jobs but prefer roles where they are recognized. Their practicality favors them and once they set their eyes on the goal, they never let go till it is achieved.
|December 22 – January 19
|The Tenth House
|Day of the week
|The Bones, Joints, and Knees
The Personality Traits Of Capricorn
This Zodiac is best known for its headstrong nature. Just like the goat, Capricorns are resilient and hard to break. It’s uncommon to find Capricorns broken by difficulties.
One amazing thing about Capricorn is their reverse growth. Natives of this Zodiac become more youthful as they advance in age. Unbelievable right? But it is true. Not just in looks, but in health, intelligence, and lots more.
These folks are success-driven. However, their insensitive lust for success can make them rub others in the wrong way thereby creating enemies. You might have to step on others while climbing the ladder. Here’s a breakdown of Cap’s positive and negative traits.
Capricorn: Positive Personality Traits
Not only are Capricorn natives determined, but like great archers, they aim perfectly for the goal and hit it confidently. These guys have eyes for the crown and nothing else. The steepness of the ladder doesn’t discourage them, because they love the top view and will go all out to get there.
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More commendable is the Capricorns’ practical nature. You wouldn’t find them having lofty unrealistic daydreams. They however focus on the achievable and strive hard to see them become a reality.
Ruled by Saturn the taskmaster, these natives are hardworking and work with time to make sure they live relevant lives. They carefully draft out their life plans and see to it that they achieve them within their lifetime. Caps keep one eye on the time while living daily.
Caps are one of the people who do not get weary while waiting in long queues. They are patient and can easily delay gratification so as to attain their goals, no matter how little or big it is.
Capricorns are organized beings. They follow the rules, including the ones they set for themselves. This encourages them to work better as they make plans according to their rules and it guides them. It’s right to say they are disciplined.
Although Caps are grounded like the earth, their cardinal quality makes them seek adventures hence their flair for new beginnings. This brings a nice twist to their character.
Don’t be surprised, after all, the zodiac falls within the new year and its resolutions.
They are also self-sufficient and can most often do things alone. Known as the hardest workers of the Zodiac, sometimes, they even overwork themselves by doing more than they should.
Capricorn: Negative Personality Traits
Capricorns build walls around themselves which restrict their relationships with others. For them, this is a defense mechanism. It is difficult for them to loosen up with even friends and loved ones.
As a result of their tough nature, their emotional expressiveness is limited and they often come off as being emotionless or insensitive. Caps prefer expressing themselves through material things rather than with words.
Capricorn natives all have a fair dose of status obsession. They are hypnotized by the idea of succeeding and they measure success using materialistic yardsticks which could make them less appreciative of their little success stories.
They are quite critical, as well as realistic. Sometimes, they are so realistic that they end up being pessimists, looking only at the negative possibilities.
If there’s that friend that can cunningly put words into your mouth, leaving you speechless when you realize what has happened, it’s your Capricorn friend. They often project their views on others because Caps want to be at the top of everything, even relationships.
Capricorn in Love and Relationship
Capricorns do not change in love. They take things slow and fall in love slowly. However, when they do, their feelings are as solid as the earth.
When in a relationship, they stay loyal through all weather and expect their partners to do the same. This is a reason why they continually test the loyalty of their partners.
Unfortunately, it takes Caps a long time to open up and break down the walls they have built around themselves. Once they are certain of your loyalty, little by little, their walls melt and they become more expressive.
As in every area of their lives, they crave domination in relationships, wanting to take the lead. It’s quite impossible to intimidate them with your power because they feel all-sufficient.
Capricorn natives could marry for money and prestige. They cannot resist the glitters of status and will sacrifice love for status and money. Anything to satisfy their materialism.
These folks are not used to Public Displays of Affection (PDAs) rather they keep their relationship private. However, behind closed doors, Caps are very physical and surprisingly love sex too.
Emotions are not the strong points of Capricorns and so they lag in this aspect. They may appear stiff and emotionless but Caps do have feelings, just not the shouty ones. Don’t be surprised when you find them staying away for days without minding.
Rather than express love through emotions, they do so with material things. One of Cap’s favorite cliches is “action speaks louder than words”, and really, isn’t this true?
Not given to spontaneous living, Capricorns make detailed relationship plans and stick to them. They include their partners in planning and achievements.
Although you cannot say for certain what love can beget, considering the personality traits of each Zodiac, the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) are most compatible with Capricorn. This is because their earthy nature makes relationships easy.
Talking about incompatibilities, it is well known that fire and earth are opposites and so, it is difficult for them to have a smooth relationship. The fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) might be too much an opposition for the Capricorn lover. However, don’t say never because opposites do attract.
Capricorn: Career and Money
In the career world, Capricorns are known to go slow and steady, and definitely will win the race. They are ambitious and determined. Most often, they come in first and leave last because working comes naturally to them.
These guys strive well in roles where they are recognized as an authority (for them, it is top or nothing). They also greatly fit into job roles that require them to think strategically and critically.
Their desire for status and position plays well in their career. Caps are success-driven and will push themselves beyond limits to make sure they get the work done excellently.
It’s most likely they already have a success blueprint. Capricorns see themselves at the top of the ladder and if they are not there yet, will keep on pushing diligently till it is achieved.
Caps are very organized and precise folks. This is why they do not trust others to look after details. They very often carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, because they feel no one can do it more satisfactorily.
Pressure doesn’t ruffle them. Rock-solid Caps can keep their cool when under pressure. Their patience and persevering nature makes them great employees. Sometimes, Caps play the game of trying to see how much work can be fit into a day. Timing is important for them.
Their emotional stability keeps them from mixing sentiments with work. They separate them and you will never find them acting on emotional impulses or out of bias.
Caps are money savvy. For them, money proves their hard work and so, they spend cautiously. Anything that seems unnecessary would be scrapped from the list.
They are also good at saving and investing. However, Caps are not willing to take financial risks and this can limit their financial possibilities. Some career roles that best fit them are dentistry, administrative personnel, architecture, inspecting, business analysts, and business executives.
Any job that will put them at the top and bring financial success is nice for them. Added to these, are roles that require their strategic ability and organizational skills.
Capricorn: Friendship and Family
For friendship: Capricorns are loyal friends. However, they are selective and keep just a small circle of friends. Although, these guys still find it difficult to open up to people but will rather maintain emotional distance.
This projects them as being aloof and sometimes, indifferent and distant, but they are supportive. They will help you move up the ladder of success just like they are doing.
When choosing friends, they go for people who are goal-oriented and hard working. This creates room for intellectual discussions and being ambitious people, they can’t stand laziness.
A fun fact about Caps is their sense of humor. They may not be as funny as some other Zodiac natives but are fun to be with.
If you are friends with a Capricorn, be careful not to cross the boundary lines they have created. Caps are principled people and even in relationships, they love it when these rules are respected and followed.
For family: They love sticking to traditions and enjoy picnics, get-togethers and holidays spent with family. This is because they are able to plan beforehand.
They cherish memories and love reliving them. Caps’ hard-working nature will most often bring fame to the family. They will shine brighter than others because of their determination and ambitiousness.
As children, they love and respect parents but may not be able to express this well because of their emotional capacity. Sometimes, they can get misunderstood and seem distant from other family members.
Capricorn parents are strict and disciplined. They guide their house with rules and expect them to be followed. However, they are fair.
It is common to see a Cap parent who is distant from his or her children emotionally. Moreover, they’re also vested in ensuring that their family is financially independent. Plus they also accumulate money through savings and give priority to a financially secure future.
Capricorn and Health
On the positive side, Capricorns have beautiful bone structures. They are also considerably resistant to minor and some major ailments. These folks also turn out in good health at old age. The older they get, the younger Caps look.
Capricorn natives are susceptible to rheumatism, colds, arthritis, neuralgia, stiff joints, and orthopedic problems. Their digestion and metabolism are slow and this increases body density.
Also, they must vary their food as Capricorns tend to eat the same food every day. They should also avoid alcohol and need to eat meals early, exercise, and sleep regularly.
Being workaholics, they often overstress their bodies without thinking of the consequences. This lack of rest will wear them out with time. Caps need to learn to take breaks while climbing the ladder.
Capricorns will most often stick to one doctor after building an open relationship with them over time; however, they should not refuse to see another doctor.
You and Capricorn Woman
The Capricorn woman is loyal and reliable. You can lean on her walls. However, it might take her a long while to choose a partner, and a longer while to lower her guards.
She takes charge of her fate and even her relationship, wanting to be at the top. The Capricorn woman might seem discriminatory when picking a partner. She is very selective.
A beautiful part of the Capricorn woman is her ambitiousness and persistence. She is a strong partner and aims for the sky, so you can be confident enough to expect lots of support from her.
Although she might seem emotionally dormant, she is sensual and wants satisfying sex. Her sensuality comes with trust for her partner so it might take a while for her to open up this part of herself to you.
This woman also subconsciously fears emotional pain and that’s why she builds walls around herself. Ruled by Saturn, which is the planet of restrictions, she has a lot of emotional boundaries and needs to feel safe before she can let you in.
Setting boundaries and high standards are important to her. As a disciplined person, she doesn’t just go with the flow of the moment but works by principles. This woman needs a man that is intelligent enough to understand her.
In a relationship, she needs to feel secure and needs lots of love. She might not be the most romantic partner as she puts her head before her heart. Also, this woman loves to keep things private, away from the watching eyes of the crowd.
Like all Capricorns, she is a traditional woman and loves repeated experiences as the familiarity makes her feel safe. Build traditions with her and she will blossom with joy.
Her sense of humor is another good thing about her. Although, she is mainly good with inside jokes. Another important thing to note is to not push her limits. The Capricorn woman can be submissive but wants things taken at her own pace.
You and Capricorn Man
Mr. Capricorn is not your typical romantic partner. This is not on the top of his list. Rather, he searches for a partner who is grounded and ambitious. Someone who shares similar visions and can match his success pace.
Though he is not good with emotions, he tries, meaning that although he might often come off as closed and stiff, he aims at being a good partner.
The Capricorn man is often judgemental of his partner. He sets high standards and has great expectations that he expects to be met.
Before he opens up to you emotionally, it will take a while. He needs to be assured of your loyalty to him. When you can take things slow and steady like he is doing, soon, the gates of his heart will open up to you.
When in a relationship, the Capricorn man wants to be in charge and be the one making the rules. This is why he finds it difficult to share responsibilities but will rather do things alone.
However, this doesn’t mean he doesn’t acknowledge his partner. In fact, he wants himself and his partner to succeed. When he achieves his set goals, this man can’t wait to share them with you proudly.
The Capricorn man is a physical man and this is a necessary part of love. He connects more physically than emotionally. Also, his expression of love is physical, with gifts, money, dates, etc.
He might not have the super charm but women are impressed by his frank and earthy approach. Besides, most women want a man that has his eyes fixed on the goal and is a high achiever.
Capricorn men could marry very early in life, but if not, they will marry in their later years. The Capricorn male becomes more attractive and potent as he grows older.
Famous Capricorn Personalities
Some notable personalities born under the Capricorn Zodiac sign are Michelle Obama, Liam Hemsworth, John Legend, Zayn Malik, Dolly Parton, Orlando Bloom, Bradley Cooper, Jordin Sparks, Meghan Trainor, and Ricky Martin.
These personalities reflect some of these Capricorns traits. At least one we can best associate with them is their love for the top and how they shot themselves to success.