Everything You've Ever Needed To Know About Capricorn Zodiac Signs

Meet the zodiac's goal-crusher.

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Capricorn season falls between December 22 and January 19 each year, motivating us all to channel our inner boss and deepen our commitment to the people and matters that are most important to us. If you were born during these dates, you are a hardworking and pragmatic Capricorn sun sign who knows how to get things done right!

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"Capricorn energy is real and honest — it’s just not an open kind of honesty that everyone gets a ticket to," Capricorn-born astrologer Jasmine Wolfe tells Bustle. "Capricorns wear a hard shell to protect themselves from the world, which is why they often get erroneously pegged as boring and cold. However, when you get past the walls of a Capricorn, you get to see just how tender and goofy they are."

Capricorn zodiac signs are all about chasing their wildest dreams and being a figure of support for others. Here’s everything you need to know about these dedicated and self-reliant earth signs, and why they are the most determined leaders of the zodiac.

Capricorn Zodiac Sign Facts

  • Capricorn Season Dates: December 22 to January 19
  • Capricorn Element: Earth
  • Capricorn Modality: Cardinal
  • Capricorn Symbol: The sea goat ♑
  • Capricorn Ruling Planet: Saturn
  • Capricorn Ruling House: The tenth house of ambition, reputation, and recognition.
  • Capricorn Twelfth House: Sagittarius
  • Capricorn Birthstone: Garnet

Capricorn Personality Traits

Capricorns are symbolized by the mythological sea goat. They have an inner vulnerability that motivates them to approach their goals slowly, steadily, and effectively. Capricorn's ruling planet is strict Saturn, which imbues this sign with their strong sense of discipline and responsibility. As one of the self-starting cardinal zodiac signs, Capricorns excel when it comes to laying out the foundation of a tangible plan. And because they're earth signs, Capricorns tend to focus their energy on the material world, which is why they're notorious for being good with money.

Among Capricorn’s strengths, they have an effortless ability to take charge and conquer their goals. The secret to their success is foregoing any risky shortcuts in order to take the route that's guaranteed to bring them to their destination. They tend to have old souls which influences them to be more traditional or old-fashioned in the way that they do things. Having the patience to power through challenges is Capricorn’s strong suit. They know that good things come to those who wait and work hard, and even if it takes them longer to climb to the top, they know they’re sure to arrive.

Capricorns are usually faced with responsibilities early in life and find that people naturally take them seriously without them having to say much at all. They have a commanding and powerful presence and give off the appearance of being very much in control and put together.

Despite their seriousness, Capricorns have a spunky side too, and are known for their dark, dry, and intelligent sense of humor. They tend to shy away from sharing their feelings as they’re used to being the support system for others and don’t want their emotions to be a distraction from their goals. Nevertheless, when they are surrounded by people who they trust and feel safe around, they’re likely to open up and show off their sensitive side.

Capricorn Compatibility

To a decisive Capricorn, commitment isn't scary at all. Because they value their careers and being able to achieve highly as an individual, Capricorns tend to surround themselves with people who are equally ambitious and driven. They’ll seek out relationships that can develop that allow them to pursue their professional interests. The ideal partner for a Capricorn is someone who has their sh*t together and is willing to take time to develop a strong and intimate partnership.

Capricorn Compatibility In Friendship

Capricorns have an attractive confidence that helps them to easily build trust with others. While they love to be the person that others turn to for support, they seek to develop strong friendships with people that they know they can count on. Passionate and committed Scorpios are most likely to develop strong friendships with Capricorns. Their intuitive and creative perspective would bring a refreshing contrast to a Capricorn’s life by challenging them to loosen up and reveal their sensitive side.

Capricorn Compatibility In Love

Because they’re earth signs, Capricorn’s desire stability in their relationships. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re always looking for a soulmate, of course. It’s simply that they are no-nonsense players by nature, so they can't help but weigh whether it's worth pursuing someone in the long run. Steady earth signs Virgo and Taurus would make a great match for Capricorns in love compatibility. They both share Capricorn’s honest nature and will be committed to building an empire with their significant other, rather than rushing straight to the altar.

Capricorn Compatibility In Bed

Capricorns typically prefer to invest their valuable time, energy, and love into relationships that are long-lasting, rather than shallow flings or one-night stands. When it comes to sexual compatibility, they’re best suited to partners who also understand the importance of trust and feeling safe enough to lower your guards during intimacy. Compassionate Cancers are sexually compatible with Capricorns because of their intense initial attraction and ability to give and receive in the bedroom. Cancers have a way of opening up Capricorn’s heart to develop a euphoric connection that can only come through emotional connection alongside sex.

Capricorn At Work

As an earth sign, Capricorns can sometimes get overly focused on work, success, and achievement and might forget to have fun along the way. They need a challenging work environment where they can progress to new heights and earn significant rewards. They can be materialistic once they have a taste of the finer things in life, but they mostly love having tangible proof of their hard work to keep them motivated. Because of their diligence and focus, they perform well at work and make good bosses. Any field that requires them to be good with money or management would suit them well; for example, working in the legal or government sector, as an accountant, or even a teacher and mentor.

Additional reporting by Alexandria Lettman.

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