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Capricorn Zodiac Sign: Dates, Personality Traits, and More

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The GOATs of the Zodiac: A Complete Guide to the Capricorn Star Sign

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Are you a Capricorn, or is a loved one a Capricorn? Symbolized by a horned goat, Capricorns are the achievers of the Zodiac (truly the GOATs!). Learn about Capricorn dates, personality, and compatibility.

What are the Capricorn Dates?

The tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus, Capricorn is symbolized by the horned goat. Generally speaking, Capricorn dates are December 21 through January 19.

What Element is Capricorn?

Capricorn is considered an earth sign along with the Zodiac signs Virgo and Taurus

Capricorn Personality

You knew at a very young age that society has levels, and you do not want to be stuck at the bottom. This makes you quite an ambitious, often serious child. You study. You watch. You learn. You put in that extra time on the homework that allows you to excel in the classroom. You intuitively know that you want a career and not just a job. Others may find you to be overly serious but you understand that the game has winners and losers, and you want to come out on the top.

You are incredibly responsible and can be counted upon to do what you say you will. Because you want to do it well, you analyze the pieces and study how they can best be put together. Friends trust you, and they come to see you with their questions. You always have the answers.

You are almost single-mindedly focused on having a title and allow nothing to get in your way until you do. You want your friends and neighbors to be able to say, “You) are a (career title).”

Once you have achieved this goal, you lighten up considerably. With your name on the corner office door, you begin to seek out some fun. Your wit is dry, and you sincerely appreciate truly well-made things. You seek out hand-crafted furnishings and prefer superior entertainment in movies, books, or music.

Culture is significant to you, and you will always treat your guests to the best table settings when hosting a dinner party. You choose quality name brands over the ones currently in vogue as you know they will pass the test of time.

Capricorn Compatibility

Best matches for you: With Virgo, the two of you can build an empire as you are both well aware that the details make the difference. Taurus will help to keep you grounded and provide you with culinary delights.

Good matches for you: Scorpio wants the same things out of life and will strive to excel. Pisces will help you leave your troubles at the office by providing a soft landing.

Famous Capricorns

Throughout history, there have been many celebrity Capricorns! Some famous Capricorns of note include:

  • Ben Franklin
  • Michelle Obama
  • Kate Middleton
  • Denzel Washington
  • Betty White
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Muhammad Ali

Learn More About Each Zodiac Sign

Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces

Does this describe the Capricorn in your life? Are you a Capricorn? Tell us all about your traits in the comments below!

About The Author

Celeste Longacre

Celeste is The Old Farmer's Almanac astrologer. She has also been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. Read More from Celeste Longacre

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