Birthdays on December 31

Many readers ask The Old Farmer’s Almanac what happened on their birthday–or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we’ve put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Signs of the Zodiac

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

The Mountain Goat. Ruling planet: Saturn. Element: Earth. Quality: Discipline. Ability: Working for goals.You are the hardest-working members of the zodiac. Able to organize your thoughts and create specific plans, you set goals and work toward them. You seek to prove to the world that you are capable and efficient, and you don’t rest until you have either a title after your name or a business of your own.Born old, you begin life with a serious start. Responsibility is often emphasized in your youth, and you are encouraged to make something of yourself. Once accomplishment becomes yours, however, look out! All of a sudden, the fun side of you becomes apparent, and your dry wit finds increasing opportunities for expression.