Date Range: December 22 – January 19
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, and 22
Top Compatibility: Taurus and Cancer
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Favorite Day: Saturday
Favorite Colors: Brown and Black
Capricorn, like many of the Earth signs, represents responsibility and accountability. These men and women hold themselves to a high standard, and they are traditional and serious by nature.
They possess a strong sense of independence, and it guides them everywhere they go in life. No matter what a Capricorn is doing, there is always a nagging voice in the back of their mind telling them the right choice to make to ensure they don’t veer too far off track.
While this usually keeps them level-headed and grounded, it can sometimes be exhausting to be such a perfectionist. This feeling can lead Capricorns to feel disappointed and overwhelmed by their lives. Thankfully, they have an excellent sense of self-awareness and control, so Capricorns don’t usually succumb to issues such as depression, anxiety, or addiction.
Their great ability to control their thoughts and feelings makes them a highly respectable and trusted person in society. They’re able to use this to develop a strong reputation for themselves, and that guides them through the professional ranks of life.
The biggest struggle for Capricorns is their inability to move and pivot. Their practicality and responsible attitude may get in the way of them ever making serious life changes because they’re too afraid or nervous about what can happen if something goes wrong. Capricorn must let his or her cynicism stop them from achieving great things.
Let’s start by taking a look at some of the best traits of Capricorn zodiac signs:
Responsibility is Capricorn’s core value. They feel the need to control everything that goes on around them, and they take responsibility for the people in their lives. Earth signs are well known for being responsible, but Capricorns take this to a whole new level.
Their responsibility allows them to live a stable and steady life that is rich in fulfillment but sometimes dull in excitement. It would be nice for Capricorn to live life on the edge once in a while, but this zodiac sign has a hard time ever trying anything new or experimenting in unfamiliar territory. That said, responsibility is important, and many Capricorns find much success in their careers due to this character trait.
Discipline and responsibility go hand-in-hand and these are important Earth sign traits. Capricorns are skilled at being the first one at the office and the last one to leave. They’re often in peak physical condition, and they succeed at most things they try because of their discipline and mental fortitude.
These signs are a force to be reckoned with because they will always outwork you. The best thing about Capricorns is when a hard work ethic is combined with a disciplined personality, you get a person that not only accomplishes goals but regularly exceeds expectations because of their ability to show up and give their all day in and day out.
Capricorns do not fall to temptation; they will not move, and you will have a hard time getting them to do what you want if they think it’s too risky. These zodiac signs are masters of controlling their emotions and desires because they’re not afraid to do the right thing even if it’s not what they want to do.
They’re the perfect contrast to the fiery Leo who loves pleasure and can sometimes let their desire for pleasure get out of control. Capricorns may have a hard time enjoying things if they can’t see an outcome. Their personalities are sometimes dry and overly serious, which works for them until someone calls them out on it.
Capricorn’s self-control is still a positive trait because these people are not likely to develop addiction issues, and they don’t succumb to peer pressure.
With every positive comes a negative. Now let’s look at some of the downsides to the Capricorn zodiac sign:
Capricorns are critical of others and themselves, unlike any other sign. They expect everyone to follow their rules and do everything exactly as they do it; otherwise, they’ll confront you and make you feel inferior.
Their serious nature and “no-fun” attitude can make this even worse at times. Since the Capricorn is likely successful and well-disciplined, to begin with, they might make you feel like you’re a loser or a failure in life simply because you don’t see things the way they do. Capricorns must understand that there are many ways to live life, and success isn’t always determined by the individual pointing fingers.
In relationships and personal affairs, many people may find Capricorns to be too melancholy, low-energy, and even boring. These zodiac signs live their lives according to a pre-written script that tells them what they’ll do each day at a specific time, and they’re often afraid to venture off the beaten path.
While Capricorns are perfectly fine with that, and it makes them happy, partners and friends might be looking for someone a bit more interesting and exciting. It gets worse when they’re confronted about it because they are unmoving and have a hard time seeing anyone else’s side of the story. When you confront a Capricorn about their behavior, they’ll deny it and try to turn the blame around to you.
Capricorns are unforgiving when it comes to discipline and ambition. They have a hard time seeing life any other way, and as a result, they will make you feel bad about your way of living and try to change you at every opportunity.
Their boring behavior can cause major issues in relationships because Capricorns will never be compatible with someone who doesn’t see things their way. They’re simply too difficult and unmoving, so they need to find someone who is either on-board with them or too passive to tell Capricorn they don’t want to live a particular way.
As you can likely tell, all of these feelings start to compound, and the end result is a condescending Capricorn who thinks they’re always right, and no one else knows what they’re talking about. Sometimes, this causes Capricorn to find that they are on their own with no support system.
Even when this happens, they’ll still think that they were right and everyone else is wrong. Because of their disciplined attitude, they look at others as inferior, and all of these factors combined make Capricorns a difficult sign to get along with.
Capricorn Love and Relationships
While Capricorns are difficult personalities, they love strongly and they stay committed to their partners. They have a deep emotional understanding of who they are, and they expect their partners to share those same feelings.
Capricorns sometimes lack compassion for others because they will not show sensitivity to people who do not possess goals and who lack discipline. If you’re in a relationship with a Capricorn, expect to hear from them if you don’t commit to your responsibilities and fulfill the promises you make.
These Earth signs believe in living a “normal” life and one that is full of stability and control. Expect them to take a while to open up to you because they don’t trust a lot of people. Capricorns will not share their emotions and feelings with others because they’re afraid they might be taken advantage of if they let someone in. They’d rather deal with their emotions themselves.
Relationships with Capricorns are successful when both partners understand the need for independence and personal development. It’s important that partners don’t rely too heavily on a Capricorn for emotional support but instead, have the strength and mental ability to find it themselves.
Capricorn Friends and Family
Capricorns make stable and reliable friends, and they’re loyal to everyone they encounter. They work best with friends that don’t intrude on their lives too much because they like having boundaries set.
Capricorns aren’t the kind of friends where you can show up at their house unannounced. They like to be in control of everything in life, and when you start to pull some of their control away, they’ll pull away from you.
This zodiac sign believes in quality over quantity, so they might not have too many friends, but the ones they do have, will last forever. These Earth signs need to find friends who share the same values as them; otherwise, the friendship will never work.
When it comes to family, Capricorns are traditional, and they long for the “white picket fence” way of living. They’re connected to their past, and they love talking about memories and looking through old photos with family.
Because of their traditional values, they might be in opposition with new societal norms. Capricorn men believe that the father is the man of the house and demands respect. Capricorn women may think that certain jobs are better left to the man.
Capricorn Career and Finances
Capricorns have incredibly high standards for themselves in regard to their work ethic and finances. They are dedicated to living a good life, but they still value loyalty and hard work above all things. These zodiac signs have a strong moral foundation and will not lie or be deceitful to climb the corporate ladder. That’s an important positive trait of Earth signs; these people are not afraid to do things the hard way even if it means they have to do more work.
They are focused, resourceful, and committed to seeing projects through until the end. They work well in jobs such as management, IT, and mathematics. They’re great problem solvers and well organized in everything they do.
When it comes to money, Capricorns take their finances seriously, and they don’t have a hard time accumulating wealth.
These Earth signs are realistic and well-grounded, so they don’t spend their money on frivolous things, and they don’t need that much to be happy. Capricorns believe that a roof over their head, food on the table, clothes on their backs, and a rainy day fund are more than enough to consider themselves successful. Expect Capricorns to always pay off debts and bills before making fancy purchases for themselves.
Attracting a Capricorn Man
Bringing a Capricorn man into your life requires you to be realistic and a bit passive. These men are control freaks, and that can sometimes be seen as aggressive. For fire signs, this is a big compatibility issue because relationships can become a constant power struggle.
Capricorn men become so immersed in what they have going on that they can sometimes be a little cold or short with their loved ones. It’s important that you understand that he is very passionate and disciplined with his work, so he may sometimes forget or neglect what you have going on.
The most important thing to understand about these men is they’re committed, loyal, honest, and hard-working. If you’re looking for a partner who will always look out for you, protect you, and take care of you – Capricorn men are a great choice.
Attracting a Capricorn Woman
Capricorn women share a lot of the same traits as their male counterparts. She’s looking for someone to make her happy, but she also wants to make sure that you understand the ground rules early on. She’s not going to let you control her, and she won’t let you influence her to make bad decisions.
Capricorn women are fiercely independent, and her birth planet Saturn means she is a strong and passionate lover who will control any man or woman who allows her to.
To win the heart of this woman, you need to have your affairs in order and not bring any baggage into the relationship. She’s not looking for someone to clean up after.
Capricorns are the definition of an Earth sign. They’re strong, responsible, grounded, and unmoving. While they might be a difficult personality to get along with, they make some of the best leaders. Their discipline and “all work-no play” attitude helps drive their success and financial prosperity in life.