Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Dates22 Dec – 20 Jan
SymbolThe Goat
MantraI Use
PlanetSaturn (Karma)
PolarityYin (Negative, Female)
SeasonMid Winter
ColoursDark Green, Brown
FlowersPansy, Ivy
StonesJet, Garnet
Capricorn - The Goat

Capricorn is symbolised by the sea goat which embodies conformity and stability and are the fathers of the Zodiac who are conservative, reliable, honest and trustworthy full of integrity and principles. Ruled by Planet Saturn (Karma) Capricorns are very career and status orientated whose main focus is achieving goals through hard work.  As Cardinal Signs, they are initiators and leaders, very driven when it comes to their personal success.  Being an Earth Sign, which is about possessions and being grounded and real, they work-hard to achieve financial security and possessions that show of the fruits of their labour such as a lovely home and expensive cars and spend their time and money on practical applications that get tangible results.  Capricorn children are likely to be burdened with lots of responsibilities around the home – often the child becomes a parent to the rest of the family. As they get older and master the material challenges they face, they can take their responsibilities more lightly and can start to look younger as they age.

Capricorn Shadow Side

The Shadow sign of Capricorn is the person obsessed with money and the material realm, who can see nothing else but his business, who trusts no one or no higher purpose, and often loses everything else in the process. Just think of Ebeneezer Scrooge and you’ll get the picture.

Capricorn Career Compatibility

Capricorns with their ethic of hard work often rise to the top of businesses and large corporations. For them it is no problem to work late into the evenings and all weekend. They also make good financial advisers and property tycoons.

Capricorn Relationship Compatibility

Capricorns are Earth Signs and are excellent providers who make solid partners as they usually ensure they are established in all areas of life before choosing a mate, which is a serious consideration for them. Their dream is to be a part of a power couple and are drawn to people who can hold their own like them. Dignified traditionalists, Capricorn’s are typically shy and serious and may seem unattainable and a little standoffish. Easily embarrassed, they avoid negative attention or humiliation at all costs. Emotionally, this Sign is tight-lipped and reserved, preferring to show their affections through actions than words.

Consider yourself lucky if you succeed in getting a date with a Capricorn as they have extremely high standards when choosing with whom to invest their time and emotions. Appearances are important to them so always present your best self with this Sign and ensure you are well organised, clean and tidy.  Wastefulness, frivolity and financial irresponsibility are massive turn-offs for this Sign, who values security and dependability above all else.  Moving too fast, being pushy or coercive is also a huge no-no with Capricorn who prefers to take the lead and go at their own pace.  Second chances with anyone who has crossed a Capricorn, are rare. They are not the type to lash out or take vengeance. Instead, they grow cold backing away slowly, but remain polite and vanilla in their friendliness.

Capricorns take commitments super seriously and once they have invested time and effort in a relationship, they feel morally compelled to stick with it.  They are the most persevering tenacious Sign of the Zodiac the least likely to break up quickly when the going gets tough. Realistic and pragmatic, they know compatibility between two souls is not based on initial sparks, neither are path to genuine happiness smooth and easy and relationship difficulties and setbacks are challenges in the evolution of love. They have the patience and staying power to take the long steady route to establish something real that stands the test of time if they are confident their partner is worth holding on to. Capricorns are famous for getting better and more attractive as they get older, and their relationships tend to follow the same pattern.

Capricorns earning potential and career come first when it comes to their time – their toiling for a better life is their way of expressing their love and devotion. They celebrate their roots and legacy and ensure everyone in their tribe are well taken care of and often stay close to their own parents, grandparents, and extended family. Loyal and dependable, they and will assume the role of “rock” when times get tough.

The most compatible Zodiac signs with Capricorn are generally considered to be Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces and the least compatible Zodiac signs Aries and Libra. However, as well as Sun Sign compatibility, other planetary connections also need to be taken into consideration to obtain a full picture of the astrology compatibility. If you would like to explore this further, please see our range of personal birth chart compatibility analysis reports available to order from this site.