Capricorn symbol

Element: Earth.

Quality: Cardinal.

Animal: the Goat.

I use.


Ruler: Saturn.

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun.

The glyph of Capricorn represents the beard of the goat and the tail of a fish (the animal originally associated to Capricorn was a sea-goat).

Gems related to Capricorn



The name comes from the Greek word "adamas" or "adamanten", meaning "invincible", because of its hardness.



The real onyx is a variety of quartz, either black or with stripes in black and white. Certain kinds of alabaster and calcite are classified as onyx, when they are not this gem at all.

Notables born under the sign of Capricorn

Manuela Saenz

* Manuela Sáenz.

* Teresa Carreño.

* David Alfaro Siqueiros.

* Ruben Darío.

* Martin Luther King.

* Juan Ramón Jiménez.

* Umberto Eco.

* Isaac Newton.

* Giacomo Puccini.

How much Capricorn do you have?

If your Sun sign is Capricorn, it is quite probable that you think "I use Capricorn's characteristics", as Capricorn's motto is "I use". However, there may be some Capricorn in you even if your natal Sun is not in that sign.

The position of the Sun describes our core, our essence (it is not a coincidence that the Sun's symbol is a circle with a dot in the centre!). Therefore, a person born when the Sun was in Capricorn can identify with the Goat's attributes in a disciplined and serious manner ... discipline and seriousness are certainly very Capricornian! However, every person is a mosaic of energies and each astrological factor represents various facets of our configuration; that is why the Capricorn energy can be part of your potential at a different level from the Sun. Some people may have several astrology points in Capricorn, while others just have a few or none in this sign.

I will describe in broad brushstrokes what Capricorn can mean when it manifests through some astrological variables so you may have an idea.

If your Ascendant is Capricorn (a.k.a. Rising sign), you will recognize certain level of prudence and structure in you as far as the way you begin your activities is concerned. In addition, you will tend to present yourself to the world with sobriety and discretion.

The Moon can be in any sign of the Zodiac independently of the Sun's position at birth. Consequently, your emotional style may have the reserve so characteristic of Capricorn, even if, for example, you are a eloquent Gemini.

If your Sun sign is Sagittarius, Capricorn or Aquarius, then it is possible that Mercury was in Capricorn when you were born and this will grant you a structured mind as well as a very formal communication style (for example, a person with the Sun in Aquarius can be very original, but he/she will tend to be prudent with words if Mercury is in Capricorn). Likewise, if your Sun sign is Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces, it is probable that Venus is in Capricorn in your birth chart, which will influence you to manifest a conservative tone in your personal relationships and to value reputation a lot in them, even if you have a rather relaxed essence (e.g. a Sun in Sagittarius).

The planet Mars can manifest in your case through Capricorn no matter what your Sun sign is and if so, you will not waste your physical energy and you will try to apply it to achieve specific goals, as you will tend to reaffirm yourself by defining and accomplishing concrete objectives. Analogously, Jupiter can be in Capricorn in your natal chart independently of your Sun sign, which will express enjoyment of activities that allow you to earn respect from others (sometimes leaving aside the opportunity to relax), as well as authority exertion with a discipline and control approach.

If Saturn is in the sign of the Goat in your birth chart, you will try to assume responsibilities with efficiency as well as commitment and you will acquire experience through work activities and with the passage of time.

If you belong to the generation of people born under Uranus in Capricorn, you will try to promote changes as a utilitarian modification of what has been previously established.

The essence of Capricorn is to build firm and functional structures, which can be expressed through any of the areas referred above and at different levels, both positive and not so evolutionary, depending on your birth chart as a whole and your free will.

You can make good use of the best Capricorn can give you in the area where you have received that energy, but it will all depend on the conscious choices you make. The need to attain concrete and long-lasting achievements can lead to certain pessimism because of an extreme adherence to what is tangible, but it can also promote a responsible and efficient resources use in the establishment of enduring channels.

Do you recognize something of Capricorn in you?

Body parts ruled by Capricorn

The bones, the knees, the skin, the nails and the joints.

Colours associated to Capricorn

Navy blue

Navy Blue


All shades of Brown

Dark green

Dark Green