All You Need To Know About Capricorn: Dates, Symbol, Element, and Ruling Planet

All You Need To Know About Capricorn: Dates, Symbol, Element, and Ruling Planet

The Capricorn: Dates, Symbol, Element, and Ruling Planet

Capricorn is one of the three earth signs (the other two being Virgo and Taurus), and its ruling planet is the Saturn.

Want to know what John Legend, Bradley Cooper, and Michelle Obama have in common?

Is it:

A.) They are all incredibly famous.

B.) They are all crazy talented and gifted.


C.) They are all born under the Capricorn sign.

If you answered letter C (although both A & B is also right), then CONGRATULATIONS!

Your answer is correct.

John Legend was born on December 28, Bradley Cooper on January 5, and Michelle Obama on January 17 − meaning, they are all Capricorn babies.


If your mom gave birth to you in and between the dates of December 22 and January 19, then you also take Capricorn as your Zodiac sign.

Do you want to know more about the great Capricorn?

If yes, then put your reading glasses on because this article is for you!

Since we don’t want have much time, let’s start.


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The Capricorn: A Brief Introduction to the Sign

Capricorn is the tenth astrological Zodiac sign, coming after Sagittarius and before Aquarius.

It is linked with the period between December 22 and January 19, and it takes the symbol of a sea goat.

Like every other sign, Capricorns have their fair share of distinct traits and characteristics.

Capricorns are passionate, ambitious, and persistent.

If they set their minds on something, then they would do everything in their power to grab the ropes of their dreams and climb their way up to success.

Now – here’s the thing:

To further understand the unique nature of Capricorns, let’s take a closer look at the variables that is tightly entwined with their identity.

These are their Dates, Symbol, Element, and Ruling Planet.

Without further ado, let’s start with the first one – their dates.

All you need to know about Capricorn Dates

The Capricorn Dates – December 22 to January 19

Here’s a fact unknown to most people:

While the dates of the Capricorn normally fall on December 22 to January 19, these dates slightly adjust sometimes.

In some years, the beginning of the Capricorn season comes earlier, starting the cycle on December 21, which is a day earlier.

At the same time, the end of it could also adjust and fall on January 20, which is a day later.

If your birthday is on December 22 or January 19, you might ask: “Do I have to worry about this slight change in dates?”                           

Nope. You don’t have to worry about it. Phew.

Despite the slight date adjustment of the Capricorn cycle (depending on what year it is), December 22 to January 19 is still the general Capricorn calendar dates.

In short? The slight date adjustment isn’t really that big of a deal.

But wait – there’s more:

Although this very little alteration in the Capricorn dates isn’t something to worry about, some would still like to double check if their birthdays fall EXACTLY within the Capricorn cycle.

Like I said before, in some years the starting date of the Capricorn season can go from December 22 to December 21 and the ending date from January 19 to January 20.

Normally, December 21st is the end of the Sagittarius season, and January 20th is the start of the Aquarius cycle.

Because of this, some people who are born on December 21st would think they have Sagittarius as their sign when IN FACT they are a Capricorn.

Same goes to the people whose birthday is on January 20th.

They could spend their whole lives believing they are born under the Aquarius sign when the truth is they are a Capricorn. (This goes vice versa.)

You might be wondering:

”Is now the time to worry about the sign I’m taking?”

Once again, nope.

Since the change is relatively trivial (trust me, you won’t even notice it), there isn’t any reason to spend your precious time worrying about it…..

But…. if you take your newspaper’s daily horoscope seriously and would like to make sure of the sign you’re taking, then feel free to do your own research.

Just open Google and you know what to do next (I hope you do).

Capricorn Horoscope Sign

The Capricorn Symbol – The Sea Goat

Here’s an interesting fact:

Did you know that the Capricorn sign originated from the constellation of Capricornus?

“Capricornus” is a Latin word, meaning “having goat-like horns”, “goat horn”, or “horned goat”.

So…. want to take a wild guess what the Capricorn symbol is?

If your answer is a goat, then CONGRATULATIONS! You‘re almost there.

While the symbol they take is part goat, it is actually called a sea goat.

Synonymous to the meaning of its constellation, the Capricorn takes the symbol of a goat.

Only this time, it comes with a tail of a fish. 

A hybrid between a fish and a goat, if you will.

Its design represents the upper body of a goat, together with a goat’s hoof, horned head, and then the remarkable tail of a fish.

This Capricorn symbol is believed to be based on “Enki” which is the Sumerians' primordial god of wisdom and waters who has a goat’s upper body and a fish’s lower body.

Now – here’s the kicker:

Aside from its unique origin, Capricorns have a great deal of similarities with the sign they take.

Think about this:

Did you know that goats can climb trees? Shocker.

Although most people tend to overlook this fact, goats can easily climb their way up to the top of 30-foot tall trees.

Not only this.

Goats could also climb steep mountainsides and tree branches without spending a single dime buying fancy hiking gears like a lot of hikers do.

Because of their unique and inherent sense of balance, goats can perform not only difficult climbs but also tricky jumps.

Talk about animal parkour, right?

Their hooves−which have two toes that help create a more secure footing by spreading out−gives them a good advantage when it comes to the climbing department.

Now, going back to the point:

What does this have to do with Capricorn-born people?

Well, similar to the unique ability of goats to climb tall trees and steep mountain sides, Capricorn-born people also have the knack when it comes to reaching their treasured dreams and aspirations in life.

Like a goat using its hooves to grasp the rough edges of tree branches and rocks, Capricorn-born people are very much capable of reaching their dreams and goals through the use of their burning passion as their “hooves”.

The things they want in life might be hard to grasp….

… but like a goat that continuously climbs a steep mountainside one hoof at a time, Capricorns will take the long and challenging journey of life until their feet steps onto the mountains of success.

If you think you can stop a Capricorn from reaching success, then you better think twice.

The Capricorn is similar and based on a goat with horns

The Capricorn Element – The Earth Sign

If you don’t know it yet, the twelve astrological signs in the Zodiac are divided into 4 elements – air, water, fire, and earth.

Capricorn is one of the three earth signs with the other two being Taurus and Virgo.

Since they all take earth as their element, these three signs (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) get along well when put together in one room.

The same goes for other signs that take the same element.

Fire signs get along with other fire signs, water with water, air with air, and so on and so forth.

Zodiac signs with similar elements can easily connect with each other, and their friendship dynamic would probably be amazing and one of a kind.

Aside from this, earth signs also do well with water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) because their elements complement each other.

Think of it like rain and plants.

Now – you might be wondering:

What does it mean when you have an earth sign?

Earth signs are often known to be very passionate and determined in life.

They are goal-oriented, and so it’s easy for them to plan a course of action, follow it, and get real-life results.

They are hard-workers, and their career is the number one thing in their life more often than not.

If they set their minds on something, then chances are they would be able to achieve it.

However…. because of this, earth signs have the tendency to become workaholics and spend most of their days and nights hunched in front of their working desks with dark bags under their eyes (yikes).

They might start to develop an unhealthy lifestyle from being excessively concerned in collecting material possessions, and this will do more harm to them than good.

If you are a Capricorn, then it’s wise to know your limitation.


This leads us to our last variable for today: Saturn.

Earth is the sign for the Capricorn zodiac sign

The Capricorn Ruling Planet – Saturn

In astrology, Saturn represents limitations and boundaries. It symbolizes a line that we must draw for ourselves, swearing to never cross it until the end of time. says:

“When Saturn is well situated in the birth chart, the individual is sparingly diligent, persevering, reliable, stable, patient, and possesses the ability to concentrate.”

“When placed unfavorably, one is selfish and stingy; indifference prevails.”

As a Capricorn, you must always know your limitations and know when you’re close to the line you mustn’t cross.

Learn to say no. Take the time to breathe, relax, and reevaluate the things that are happening in your life.

If you do these things, you’ll be able to see the bigger picture in life and be at peace not only with yourself but also with the universe.

Remember: Know your limitations, but don’t let it stop you from becoming a better person.

The Capricorn is ruled and governed by the planet Saturn


Like every other sign, Capricorns are filled with a lot of distinct characteristics.

Their rich history explains their nature, making them the wonderful human beings that they are.

They are passionate, determined, and they always have their game face on.

If you think they’d give up without a fight, then you’re wrong.

A Capricorn is both a hopeful dreamer and a fearless fighter – something all of us could learn to be in time.