The Capricorn Zodiac Sign: Who Are They?

The Capricorn Zodiac Sign: Who are they?

The Capricorn Zodiac Sign: Who are they?

Capricorns are known for their flaming passion and strong determination in life. They are abounding with goals and dreams, and they work extra hard when it comes to reaching their treasured ambitions.

Are you a Capricorn?

If yes, then chances are you spend most of your days working, studying, and/or being generally active, right?

Let me guess -- you also have an overflowing list of goals in life, you’re working on them every day, and you always tell yourself: “I will NEVER give up until I’m successful.”

Does that sound right?

If you answered a big “YES”, then you DEFINITELY have the Capricorn spirit in you!


As kids, Capricorns will tell you about their dream of living in a 5-story mansion with gigantic swimming pools, 5 different cars that will make their friends jealous, and an overall life filled with luxury and grandeur….

…. And to be honest, that’s not surprising at all since Capricorns think big and dream bigger.

They go for the greatest things in life – nothing more, nothing less.

Now -- here’s the thing:

A great deal of traits and characteristics of a Capricorn is deeply rooted from the rich history they have.

Their symbol, element, and ruling planet play a great role on who they are now, and most importantly, who they can be in the future.

So… to help you understand the mysterious Capricorn sign, let’s start dissecting their roots, unravel their history, and get to know them better through their symbol, element, and ruling planet.

Let’s begin!


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The Capricorn Zodiac Sign Who are they


Introducing the Capricorn Zodiac Sign 

As you probably know, there are 12 astrological signs in the Zodiac.

These are:

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

Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign, coming after the Sagittarius (the 9th sign) and before the Aquarius (the 11th sign).

Aside from their given sequence, the Zodiac signs also take their own symbols, elements, and ruling planets which represent the distinct characteristics of each sign, including qualities that make them different from one another.

Capricorn is one of the three earth signs (with the other two being Taurus and Virgo), its symbol is a Sea Goat, and Saturn serves as its ruling planet.


First off, let’s take a closer look at the Capricorn’s given symbol – the Sea Goat.

Capricorn has The Sea Goat Symbol Sign

Capricorn Zodiac Symbol: The Sea Goat

So, what exactly is a sea goat?

A Sea Goat is basically a hybrid between a mountain goat and a fish.

The design of the symbol represents the upper body of a mountain goat (including the signature long, curving horns) merged with the lower half of a fish.

Originally, most people (astrologers, especially) believed that the Capricorn sign was derived from the constellation called Capricornus – a Latin word which means “having goat-like horns”, “horned goat”, and “goat horn”.

On the other hand, the Capricorn symbol is believed to be based on the Sumerians' primordial god of wisdom and waters named Enki – a god that symbolized the hybrid between a fish and a mountain goat.

Capricorn's symbol is believed to be based on a Greek God

But wait – there’s more:

In addition to this, the Capricorn symbol (which is the goat-fish hybrid) can also be interpreted in ways that show its similarity to people born under the Capricorn sign.

Think about this:

Did you know that mountain goats are exceptional climbers?

Their cloven hoops, resistant inner pads, and sharp dewclaws let them climb steep, jagged slopes without their feet slipping and sliding.

Their bodies are made to climb…. And they use it to their advantage.

Likewise, Capricorns have the natural gift of being able to climb their way to success.

In fact, Capricorns are believed to be the “CEOs” of the Zodiac.

Why? Because they set towering goals in life, and they push themselves to become the best of the bests.

Additionally, they know that hard work and determination is the key to unlock the doors of success.

Capricorns KNOW they need to continue working if they want to achieve the results they desire.

And for that reason, Capricorns often do succeed in life.

After all, like a mountain goat continuously climbing steep mountainsides, Capricorns are ready to head onto the mountains of success.

They might be stubborn and over-competitive at times, but quitting is never a Capricorn’s answer.

Capricorns are CEO's of the Zodiac

Capricorn Zodiac Element: The Earth

What do you think of when you hear the word Earth?

Do you think of tiny sprouting plants? Wide-trunked trees? Colorful flowers? Or muddy grounds?

Whatever you’re thinking of, one thing is for sure − Earth symbolizes the beauty of life.


Similarly, Zodiac signs who take earth as their element are known for their love of life.

As mentioned before, Capricorns are one of the three earth signs with the other two being Virgo and Taurus.

These signs love spending their time outdoors, and they won’t say no to an exciting adventure, especially when it involves a stroll on a well-planted park or anything that has to do with nature.

Just call their name, and they will be there.

Moreover, Capricorns are also passionate in life.

They find pleasure in being active, and they try to live their lives to the fullest as much as possible.

They love trying new things, seeing new places, and stepping onto new, undiscovered grounds.

Curiosity often drives them to further explore the world.

On the other hand, Capricorns hate doing nothing.

They easily get bored and will often find a way (and a reason) to be out there and enjoy their lives. They love spending time with their friends, family, and loved ones.

And basically, they would be up for anything that involves human interaction.

Like the earth symbolizing life, Capricorns brings joy and warmth to the people around them.

They are bright, cheerful, and overall fun to be around with.

The bottom line?

Capricorns truly belong with the earth sign.

Capricorns element is Earth

Capricorn Zodiac Ruling Planet: Saturn

Last but not the least is the Ruling Planet of the Capricorn – Saturn.

In astrology, Saturn portrays the boundaries and limits one must know in life. It encourages the knowledge of when to continue and when to stop.

In addition to this, the Saturn also influences the Capricorn sign to develop characteristics that would greatly help them in life.

When Saturn is in a good position in the birth chart, the person is bound to sprout amazing traits and values such as patience, stability, perseverance, diligence, concentration, and reliability.

In contrast, if Saturn is placed in a bad position in the birth chart, Capricorns could start developing unfavorable traits such as selfishness, indifference, and apathy.

And as a result, this could potentially cause great danger in their lives.

Capricorns planet is saturn


To avoid adding fuel to the fire, Capricorns should learn to control their emotions as well as their urges and desires.

They must always know their limit to avoid reaching a breaking point of no return.

If they do this, their lives will dramatically be so much better.

They will learn to be at peace with themselves and live a healthier lifestyle.

Capricorn Zodiac Sign: What are they like?

At this point, you probably know how passionate Capricorns can be.

But aside from this, Capricorns are also overflowing with other amazing characteristics such as persistence, reliability, discipline, and highly strategic.

Because of these qualities, Capricorns can often get the things they want in life.

They are highly intelligent, and they know how to use it as their own power.

If a Capricorn comes face to face with a challenge, they use their natural, inherited skills to get through whatever it is they need to get through.

They face the problems of life with their burning passion acting as their weapon.

Capricorns love to travel


While this great characteristic mostly helps them succeed in life, it could also cause them harm in more ways than one.

Because of their powerful urge to reach new goals, Capricorns have the tendency to become workaholics.

Their drive to succeed might blind them from the damage that is happening not only to them but also to other people.

Sometimes, they fail to look after themselves, and their well-being will inevitably suffer.

Capricorns are workaholics

Not only this.

Their occasional impulsiveness could also bear negative effects in the people that surround them, hurting their existing and future relationships.

If a Capricorn wants to put a stop to this, then they should be willing to control their negative tendencies and push themselves to develop better characteristics and qualities.

This way, a Capricorn will gain a better understanding of their true essence and become the best version of themselves.

Final Thoughts

Like the history they have, Capricorns are full of mystery.

They might show terrible behaviors at times, but deep down into their bones, an undiscovered beauty is waiting to be seen.

A Capricorn is passionate, disciplined, and responsible.

And with the help of their other strong and powerful characteristics, Capricorns are bound to achieve great success in life.

Like the symbol, element, and planet they take, Capricorns are armed with unique qualities, ready to take on the world.