Zodiac Sign
Sanskrit or Vedic Name : Makara
Key Traits : Persistent, Realistic, Practical, self-reliant, disinterested, Ambitious
Deepest Desire : Respect & Admiration from All
Noteworthy Qualities : Responsible, Diplomatic, Analytic, Workaholic, Diligent, Can-Do-Attitude, Disciplined, Sacrificing
The motto for Life : I use

Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac out of a total of twelve signs that originate from the constellation of Capricorn. It extends to the 270–300th degree of the zodiac, corresponding to astronomical longitude. Capricorns use their inner grit to overcome whatever stands in the way of their long-term goals. They don’t get distracted by anything that distracts them from moving forward.

Capricorns are considered to be the quintessential worker bee. Ambitious, organized, and practical, these people never care for hustle and bustle. They are ready to make sacrifices if necessary to achieve their goals. Capricorns set their own rules which encourage them to reach the pinnacle of success. Humility is the basic quality of the native and, it can be a rare sight to see Capricorns enjoying pride or flaunting their success. They are the workhorses of the zodiac who make long-term plans, and have an excellent public image with qualities and rewards to earn!

A practical headpiece is Capricorn’s workshop which allows them to tackle and solve complex difficulties that would completely baffle others. With little help or resources at hand, they are looking for real-world solutions! Diligence, tolerance, and persistence help them to adhere to things and conditions for a long time. “Stop not till the goal is achieved” an inspirational quote from Swami Vivekananda is the life principle of Capricorn! Monotonous work often makes people dull! On the contrary, Capricorn moves forward even in difficult situations to fulfill its set goals and objectives!

What is Capricorn?

It comes from the Latin word Capricornus, which is a translation of the Greek Agokaro, meaning “goat-horned”. In astrology, the different signs of the zodiac are believed to be associated with certain personality traits. Traits concerned Capricorn include creativity and self-confidence.

Meaning of Capricorn 

C – confident

A – analytical

P – practical

R – responsible

I –  intelligent

C – caring

O – organized

R – Realistic

N – neat

Dates of Capricorn Zodiac Sign: (December 22 – January 19)

1st Decan (December 22- December 31) 2nd Decan (January 1- January 10) 3rd Decan (January 11- January 19)
Planet Saturn Venus Mercury
Traits Philosophical, Idealistic, Faithful, Intelligent, Leadership skills, Enthusiastic Soft, Artistic, Affectionate, Charming, Imaginative, Flexible Disciplined, Ambitious, Good Communicator, Insightful, Inquisitive

Quick Insight Into Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Capricorn Symbol

Capricorn Symbol: Alligator

The symbol of Capricorn depicts a mythical creature with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish. The Babylonians associate it with the mermaid goat. A goat can measure the biggest height very easily. Its magical, mermaid tail lets it fully explore its imagination and integrate creativity with productivity. The symbol is an accurate representation of Capricorn which justifies their skillful nature of navigating both the material and emotional spheres.

Capricorn Element: Earth

The last earth sign of Capricorn is also a sign of initiation and rule. This esoteric sign is the most worldly and the most spiritual at the same time! The earth element keeps Capricorn determined, dedicated, and hardworking. Capricorn clings to the earth’s element of reliability and solidity. Just like a goat struggling over a dangerous mountain cliff, Capricorns leave no stone unturned to make their dreams a reality!

Capricorn Element
Capricorn Ruling Planet

Capricorn Ruling Planet: Saturn

The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn. In Greek mythology, Saturn is known as Cronus, which literally means “Father Time”. Saturn rules Capricorn, and Capricorn rules love! Saturn is a karmic planet and a difficult task master related to discipline, punctuality, and conservation of material resources. Saturn teaches a tough lesson, but Capricorns are no strangers to growing pains. This keeps a check and ensures a straight path to the finish line. Capricorn knows how to operate freely when the boundaries of commercial convention and possibility are clear.

Capricorn Quality: Cardinal

The quality of Capricorn is cardinal. Cardinal signs are action-packed signs. They’re aligned with the start of the season! As a cardinal sign, Capricorn welcomes us to the Arcadia of winter! Reality is the prized possession of cardinal signs. Thus, Capricorns are trendsetters and trendspotters who like to do things their own way! Under the influence of this quality, the energy of the Goat inspires you to move forward with your dreams and aspirations. You can definitely count on them to launch a winning idea or plan! Read More About Cardinal Sign

Capricorn Quality
Capricorn Gemstone

Capricorn Gemstone: Blue Sapphire/Neelam

The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn. According to astrological gems, Capricorn people should wear blue sapphire. It remains auspicious. If the natives of Capricorn wear Blue Sapphire, then they get financial benefits, health benefits, fame, and self-confidence. Wearing blue sapphire brings happiness, fame, and wealth. Brings positive thoughts to the mind. The child gives happiness. Blissful in diseases like flatulence, arthritis, and hernia.

Capricorn Rudraksha: 10 Mukhi Rudraksha

Saturn is the lord of Capricorn, which is the factor of justice. To reduce the inauspicious effects of Shani and to rectify bad deeds, people of this zodiac should wear nine 10 Mukhi Rudraksha. Wearing this gives freedom from witchcraft, ghosts, etc. and wishes are fulfilled.

Capricorn Rudraksha
Capricorn Ruling House

Capricorn House: Tenth

Capricorn rules the tenth house which is known as the house of career. It holds a powerful location in the zodiac chart and represents aims, aspirations, authority, and the public domain. The tenth house complements Capricorn’s dynamic determination to excel, strive, and perfect. The Goat is an achiever and has a tendency to climb and grow toward greater heights. No matter the size but slowly and surely, it achieves its goals!

Capricorn Nakshatra: Uttarasadha, Shravana, Dhanishtha

From 0 degrees to 10 degrees, the remaining three stages of Uttarashada Nakshatra come.

There are four phases of Shravan Nakshatra from 10 degrees to 23 degrees and 20 minutes.

From 23 degrees 20 minutes to 30 degrees the first two phases of Dhanishtha Nakshatra come.

Capricorn Nakshatra
Capricorn Color

Capricorn Color: Blue

Blue is considered to be the luckiest and most powerful color for Capricorn, as it symbolizes its ruling planet Saturn. The blue color relates to the depth of Capricorn’s intelligence and honesty. This color helps to dispel negativity, sadness, the feeling of timidity, and incredulity, thereby helping Capricorns to gain faith in themselves. Other favorable colors that increase positivity in Capricorns are grey, brown, green, and white.

Capricorn Tarot Card: The Devil

The Devil is the tarot card that represents the zodiac sign of Capricorn. The symbol has its roots deep in the Greek god Pan, who is a half-man, half-goat lord of nature and rules over the dark fiery hell. The Devil card shows that a person is a prisoner of his negative attitude and mindless desires. This means that Capricorn’s blind ambition can at times make them prisoners of their thoughts or conditions! Hell signifies the mind which becomes immobile due to bad or wrong influences!

Capricorn Tarot Card
Capricorn Mantra

Capricorn Mantra

ॐ ऎं क्लीं ह्रीं श्रीं सौः |

Om Aing Kleeng Hreeng Shreeng Sauh

Capricorn Compatibility

Incompatible Matches : Aries, Leo, Libra
Neutral Matches : Cancer

The earth signs of Virgo and Taurus are practical and down to the earth which makes their pairing with Capricorn extremely harmonious. Moreover, the relationship between Aries and Libra is also extremely volatile. However, dealing with a Libra in Capricorn is less stressful than dealing with a Leo, who they find most difficult to relate to! Leo’s constant need for admiration anger Capricorn while they are in a power struggle with impulsive Aries. Capricorn forms a 50/50 co-partnership with Cancer because the two do not share the same wavelength in all tasks.

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