December 22 - January 20
Capricorn's Planet: ♄ Saturn.
Capricorn (Latin name Capricornus) in traditional astrology is a mythical animal, a fish-goat, depicted with a mermaid-like fish tail. However, on some ancient star charts, this constellation was simply referred to as Goat or Ram, while the Arabs called it al-Jady, meaning Kid.
In Australia, the constellation of Capricorn was even named the constellation of Kangaroo, and it was chased by Sagittarius - the celestial hunter.
The constellation of Capricorn holds many mysteries that attract astronomers. For instance, within this zodiacal constellation lies an amazing star: Alpha Capricorni. This binary star consists of two unrelated stars, each of which, in turn, is a binary star system...
But the most interesting fact is that in its actual outline, the constellation of Capricorn does not resemble any animal - neither a kangaroo nor a kid. And even less so a goat with a fish tail. In appearance, it rather resembles a giant smile.
Capricorn Months: December, January
Capricorn is the 10th sign in the Zodiac. The Sun enters the constellation of Capricorn on December 20 or 21, depending on the year, and stays there until January 19 or 20.
Capricorn's Season: Winter
Capricorn is the first winter sign. During this time of year, nature goes into a deep freeze: the earth becomes solid and icy, rivers are bound by frost, and animals hibernate. To survive in such harsh conditions, one needs an enormous reserve of patience, perseverance, determination, and vitality. Nature has generously gifted Capricorn with all of these.
Capricorn's Element: Earth
The Earth element is the embodiment of solidity, stability, practicality, and reliability. In astrology, Earth governs three Zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
As an earth sign, Capricorn is resilient, reliable, peace-loving, and able to realize their ideas. They possess a strategist's mindset: pragmatically assessing the present while always keeping an eye on the future, looking ahead. The practical Earth element has bestowed Capricorn with wisdom and prudence: they set ambitious but achievable goals for themselves, and thanks to their determination, persistence, and endurance, they nearly always achieve success.
Capricorn's Ruling Planet: Saturn
The planet Saturn knows one thing for certain: nothing in this world comes easily. It's under Saturn's command that everything in our lives marked with the word "Must" happens: discipline, organization, self-organization, responsibility, education, duties, work... Work and work again. Saturn's motto is: "I know how it must be!"
In the horoscope of Capricorn, the planet of responsibility, Saturn, shines in all its splendor and grandeur, making the character of Capricorn disciplined, assertive, persistent, ambitious, and very, very goal-oriented.
Capricorn's Color: All shades of purple and brown.
Capricorn's Metal: Lead.
Capricorn's Gemstone: Amber, onyx.
Opposite and Complementary Sign of Capricorn in the Zodiac Circle: Cancer.
Geographical Locations Most Associated with Capricorn
Countries, places, and cities that possess energy akin to Capricorn.
Countries and regions: Albania, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, India, Mexico, Lithuania, Macedonia. Cities around the world: Brussels, Capri, Constanța, Mexico City, Oxford, Port Said.