Let’s talk about the Capricorn sign. We’ll dive into their personality traits, best love matches, and good jobs. Oh and the juicy details of Capricorn men and women? We’ve got that, too!
This is going to be epic. Grab a latte (or a glass of wine – we don’t judge) and let’s have some fun…
The Capricorn Sign
- Capricorn dates: Dec 22 – Jan 19
- Element: Earth
- Symbol: Goat
- Zodiac quality: Cardinal
- Best Capricorn Match: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces, other Capricorns
- What are Capricorns scared of? Failure
- Best crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Sapphire (notice the blue theme!)
- Ruled by: Saturn
- Rules: House of Enterprise
- Position: 10th House
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You know that one person at work who’s been there longer than almost anyone else? They’ve out ridden all the office politics, mergers, and crazy co-workers with dedication and stability.
Their work is always on time while others are wondering if they can get an extension… again.
That steady Eddie is probably a Capricorn — and so is anyone else born from December 22st – January 19th!
Capricorn Sign Personality Traits
The number one question I get asked is: are Capricorns stubborn?
Yes! But when you look at their symbol, the mountain goat, their strong and persevering personality isn’t all that surprising!
And it won’t take long for anyone interacting with a Cap to realize they can be trusted to do the right thing.
Capricorns are known for being:
- Natural leaders
- Fun loving
- Super smart
>> For a Quick Overview Read: List of Astrology Signs and Traits
Yet, while “work hard, play hard” is their motto, the Capricorn sign rarely goes too far in their adventures.
In fact, they’re the ones making sure everyone has a safe plan to get home before they stumble into their own taxi!
And those same leadership skills help Capricorns dominate their chosen career!
Once they set their sights on a goal (like that OMG-GORGEOUS corner office), they don’t let up until they’re there.
Capricorn Sign Challenges
Capricorns are motivated, no doubt about it! They are so motivated, in fact, that they forget to celebrate the little wins along the way. (Yes, they are even said to be control freaks!)
Their friends are usually reminding them that while they’re not VP yet, they are Senior Managing Director… so live a little!
Capricorns and Friends
Caps are usually surrounded by those who have earned their bragging rights, just like they have. This can lead people with the Capricorn sign to a bit of an “elitist” mentality, but…
Even though they may initially come off as snobbish, it doesn’t take long for them to remember where they came from. Plus, they are super loyal! Speaking of which…
Are Capricorns Loyal?
Because they’re so goal-oriented, the Capricorn sign is naturally loyal. They stick to the plan and are whizzes at breaking large goals into smaller, actionable steps.
This makes them not only great employees, but romantic partners as well!
All in all, they balance out their hard-working side with a “let loose” and fun-loving side!
Friends feel motivated to get out there and do something after they’ve spent time with a Capricorn.
Some people say it’s hard to date a Capricorn. That’s because men with the Capricorn sign have all the qualities described above… with an extra dose of stubbornness, long-term vision, and family lovin’. WHEW.
In relationships, Capricorn men tend to take the dominant role and prefer a relatively “traditional” set-up…
Signing on for a long-term commitment with a Capricorn man is serious business. “Casual” is usually not in their dictionary. (And they need a lot of attention!)
Typically, they feel the need to look beyond themselves and even decide what kind of impact they want their kids to make on the world…
Yep, that means they take parenting very seriously (like, no cookies before dinner — ever!) and instill good values at a young age.
Capricorn Women Traits
Capricorn women know exactly what they want. And if they do make a misstep or misjudgment (like giving that one guy their number)… they’re quick to correct it and move on. No willowing wallflowers here!
Yet, while a Capricorn woman may be described as unshakeable, tough, and strong, she has a sensitive side, too.
Her focus on the “long-term good” often means she places others before herself. And in the process, she can get lost in the shuffle. She needs to make self-care a priority.
Speaking of care, Capricorn women are often the ‘mom’ in their friend group. When someone messes up or freaks out, a woman with a Capricorn female can come to the rescue!
All-in-all Cap women are the constant rock in any relationship they’re in.
Capricorn History and Myth
Capricorn is an earth sign ruled by the hard-working (no shock there) planet Saturn.
Saturn is known as Cronus (a.k.a. “Father Time” in Greek mythology). So it’s not surprising that Capricorns are punctual and finish tasks on time (bosses love that about them).
Legend says that Saturn had a rebellious streak and overthrew his father to assume power. And that NEED for power is often visible in the Capricorn-born. (That’s why they’re sometimes dubbed the “daddy” sign of the Zodiac!)
Saturn is also the planet of repression (which is about as fun as it sounds).
Although Saturn’s influence makes the Capricorn sign practical and responsible, it can also make them:
- cold (Yep, the rumors are true… Cap’s can be cold!)
Capricorn Symbol: The Sea Goat
As mentioned above, the Capricorn symbol is a goat… but this is a little deeper than the typical “stubborn as a goat” mentality we’ve heard about…
It’s called the “Goat of Fear” and is said to represent FACING fear and creating panic in a threat. (I know, it’s so brave!)
The symbol also has the tail of a fish. This symbolizes its ability to face anything and shift into something else if needed.
A Capricorn does best dating and marrying a:
- another Capricorn
But not everyone is going to get along with this head-strong and dominant sign. In fact, they are least compatible with:
Plus, the Capricorn sign is quick to act if they think something is threatening their carefully crafted 3, 5, or 10 year plan.
So if someone is not making the cut, they will know it after the first date. The good news is, the feeling will most likely be mutual. (OMG did they really just ask me how many kids I want… before dessert?!)
Best Love Matches for Capricorn
So, what sign is Capricorn attracted to? Their number one romantic match is a Taurus! But they do well with other mutable signs, too!
Taurus and Capricorn
A Taurus and a Cap can be the match made in heaven that no one saw coming!
On the outside, they may look like a pretty boring (even stiff) couple. But their relationship runs way below the surface. Both Taurus and Capricorn signs lay strong foundations and work towards long-term goals.
They have different (but complementary) natures that can bring out the best in each other.
While they may not always understand each other, the Taurus will enjoy uncovering the soft side of their mate. On the flip side, the Cap will feel like someone finally understands them.
Virgo and Capricorn
This match-up is usually founded on mutual analysis and detailed examination. Hot, right?
Both of these signs are in a near constant search for satisfaction and perfection. Yep, that means each potential partner MUST stand up to their scrutiny.
And while such analysis may bother other signs, these guys appreciate someone who knows what they want…. and they aren’t afraid to keep looking for it.
Obviously this scientific approach can lead to a pretty stiff looking exterior. So it’s important for this pair to embrace their wild(ish) sides and enjoy life together.
In time, this relationship can grow into a practical, loving, and unshakable partnership!
Cancer and Capricorn
This swoon-worthy pair can be credited (in part) to the fact that they’re direct opposite signs! That’s right, “opposites attract” is not just some old saying… and that’s demonstrated here.
While other Capricorn matches project a cool or stiff exterior, a Cap and Cancer can really light it up!
Ironically, these signs are the most (Cancer) and least (Capricorn) emotional signs in the Zodiac! That’s because the Cancer sign can draw a rarely seen emotional side out of Capricorn.
Cap may struggle to understand why their partner is upset over something “illogical.” And the Cancer sign may have a hard time grasping why Capricorn can’t be more sensitive.
This may result in some, “How could you say that?!” “…Because it’s true, duh!” debates. But overall, things balance out.
Pisces and Capricorn
If someone can balance out the rigged, sometimes cold Capricorn, it would be a Pisces! Much like the Cancer match, this couple may experience some “opposites attract” goodness.
They can share a deep emotional bond if it’s allowed to build for years until it blossoms. But that time aspect can be tough for a Capricorn who wants to know immediately if someone fits in to their life plan.
Otherwise, this pair can experience almost constant growth due to their different perspectives. The Pisces can draw an emotional side out of their Cap. The Cap can offer a solid place to land for the creative and emotional Pisces.
Worst Love Matches for the Capricorn Sign
Gemini and Capricorn
This pair may survive in the short term, but the sensitive and expressive Gemini and the distant, cool Capricorn won’t be the next iconic couple.
Gemini’s seem to be on the constant hunt for someone to ground them, and they do not find comfort with a Capricorn.
To a Capricorn sign, the Gemini seems unpredictable and unstable. They may view them as a threat to their future plans and part ways before it gets serious.
Sure, their different perspectives on life could help each sign grow, but they would need to work their value differences out first.
- Read: Guide to Gemini Astrology
Aries and Capricorn
The Aries has a lot of similar qualities as the Capricorn sign, but that doesn’t do them any favors in this relationship.
They are likely to be too similar and too different in all the wrong ways. Both signs are dominant and stubborn, leaving little room for compromise,
Yet, both zodiac signs place high value in honesty in a relationship. Because of that, it’s possible that this imperfect match could have an open and trustworthy relationship.
But all in all, this would not be an easy, made in the shade match.
- Read: Guide to Aries Zodiac Sign
Leo and Capricorn
Leos are inherently ‘fiery’ (due to their fire sign and general personality). So if nothing else, a Leo/Capricorn match will be interesting!
But, these signs have a major departure in values.
While a Cap will plan everything out, a Leo doesn’t mind flying by the seat of their pants.
Further, a Leo’s love is very passionate… and when their partner doesn’t appreciate it, they can become depressed or unhappy. Plus, the Capricorn sign doesn’t always “get” the romantic gestures and displays of affection which Leos thrive on.
- Read: Leo Zodiac Sign
Yet, if the pair can align their values and meet each others needs for affection/space, they can make it work!
Sagittarius and Capricorn
These neighboring signs have similar needs in a relationship. But while they have a lot in common, it soon becomes clear that there is too much of one personality type in this pair.
But since both signs value intelligence, they may enjoy great conversation and witty banter. For example, the Sagittarius will get the Capricorns sense of humor. If nothing else, this could lead to a strong friendship.
What Are Good Jobs for Capricorn?
If you’re going to keep up with a Capricorns career, you better have your running shoes on! Once they have their goal in mind, they rarely slow until they get there.
The Capricorn zodiac sign places a HIGH value on status. Titles and positions are very important to them… flashy business cards, anyone?
Capricorns aren’t afraid to put in the time or work to achieve their lofty goals. They will likely stay with a company long-term and work their way up the ladder every time they get the chance!
Their work spaces are very organized (they will KNOW if the cleaning lady moved something last night), and their paperwork is in perfect order. They like to cover all their bases and be above reproach.
Capricorns may find strong careers as:
- Real Estate Developers or Agents
- Consultants (marketing, business, or IT)
- Business Managers
- Financial Planners
- Software or Systems Analyst
- Data Processor
No matter what they do, Capricorns make it their own and develop systems for even the most creative of tasks.
They gravitate toward careers that:
- Puts them in control
- Are dependable
- Provides an opportunity for growth
Are Capricorns Good With Money?
Money will rarely be a problem for a Capricorn sign. Not just because they tend to make a lot, but because they’re inclined to handle it well.
They also have no trouble putting some aside for a rainy day and making wise investments.
You won’t be surprised to learn that there are plenty of Capricorn eminent personalities! Do you recognize the Cap traits in these famous men and women?
Famous Capricorn Men
- Dax Shepard
- Stephen Hawking
- Jim Carrey
- Bradley Cooper
- Orlando Bloom
- Nicolas Cage
- Joe Manganiello
- Mel Gibson
- Patrick Dempsey
Famous Capricorn Women
- Zooey Deschanel
- Betty White
- Diane Keaton
- Dolly Parton
- Michelle Obama
- Nina Dobrev
- Meghan Trainor
>> Read: 184 Celebrity Zodiac Signs
Capricorn Sign Takeaways
- Capricorns are the strong and steady of the Zodiac. But their cool exterior can give way to a soft and sensitive side with the right partner.
- They value trust, honesty, hard work, and intelligence. And they rarely deviate from their master plan.
- Family is very important to them. But since they can only focus on one thing at a time, they tend to get the other areas of their life in order first.
- The Capricorn sign tends to go “all in” and master whatever career they choose. Their sights are often set on the corner office and “VP” title.
- Their determination and sometimes cold presence can lead people to believe they’re arrogant. And they need to be reminded to relax and celebrate small victories as they work toward their goals.
- This dedicated, loyal, and strong willed sign gets things done and creates paths for others to do the same. Plus, they’re always in good company. (Jim Carrey is a Capricorn too!)