Curious Facts About The Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Facts about Capricorn



If you were born between December 22 and January 19, you are one of the world’s wonderful Capricorns.

While Christmas and New Year offer the perfect excuse for a party, Capricorns will often tell you it isn’t the best time for a birthday.

But despite this, Capricorns are determined and goal-oriented and will often be seen aiming for their big dreams.

There are many unique qualities that Capricorns have, and they are considered to be one of the friendliest of the zodiac signs.

In many ways, they are the perfect all-rounder. You might recognize some of these traits if you’re fortunate enough to know (or be!) a Capricorn.

What are Capricorns known for?

What are Capricorns known for?

Capricorns are known for being hard-working and ambitious.

They are generally willing to fight for what they want and find it hard to stop before accomplishing their goals.

Capricorns would instead set their own rules rather than follow others, so you will likely come across this zodiac sign in high-level positions.

Socially, Capricorns don’t keep large circles of friends, although they are known for being helpful and friendly.

They can become deeply attached to lovers, soulmates, and close friends.

Since Capricorn is an earth sign, water signs like Scorpio, Virgo, and Taurus can help to balance them out.

Their general personality is calm and approachable, although they can become irritable and moody if you get on the wrong side of a Capricorn.

They often have a strong focus on what they want to achieve and have the energy to match.

5 Interesting Facts About Capricorns

Five facts about Capricorns

  1. Capricorn is the last of the zodiac Earth signs. Earth signs represent discipline, commitment, strength, focus, and power. So it’s no surprise that Capricorn is one of the most hard-working of the star signs.
  2. The symbol used to represent Capricorn is a goat. But it is no ordinary goat – the mythical Capricorn has goat‘s hooves and a fish’s tail. This is symbolic of their ability to weather rugged terrain, travel to the depths of the Earth, and stay grounded.
  3. According to legend, the Greek god Pan metamorphosized into a half-goat, half-fish creature to escape the deadly giant Typhon. With his new body, he was able to jump into the River Nile to escape.
  4. Capricorn comes from the Latin word “capriconus,” meaning “goat.” The constellation Capricorn was listed in the 2nd century by Ptolemy, a Greek astronomer, and mathematician.
  5. Every zodiac has its lucky day, in addition to lucky numbers and letters of the alphabet. Saturday is Capricorn’s lucky day and is shared with its zodiac neighbor Aquarius.

Do Capricorns have good intuition?

Do Capricorns possess good intuition?

It’s rare to find a Capricorn who isn’t very perceptive and highly intuitive.

They can often make a pretty accurate judgment about a person within minutes of meeting them.

If you’re hanging out with a Capricorn, don’t try to cover up your real intentions because they might just find out!

What are Capricorn’s bad traits?

What bad traits do Capricorns have?

While Capricorns are known for being hard-working, intuitive, friendly, and disciplined, they can’t be perfect.

It may be difficult to believe, but Capricorn has some bad traits too.

Capricorns can be incredibly fussy and like things to be done a certain way.

They may struggle with change, but they often develop significant resilience and strength through this.

Capricorns tend to get a bit moody if things aren’t going right, leading to irritability and even anger.

Do Capricorns hide their feelings?

Capricorns and their feelings

A Capricorn’s confidence and hard-working nature can make it difficult for this zodiac sign to show their genuine emotions.

Capricorns tend to hide their feelings rather than expose themselves, particularly if they are sad or annoyed.

One of the main reasons they struggle to show their true feelings is that Capricorns do not like to appear weak or vulnerable.

Fun Facts About Famous Capricorns

Facts about famous Capricorns

Michelle Obama was born on January 17 and is one of the most famous Capricorns in the world. The determination and goal-oriented nature of Capricorns is undoubtedly true for Michelle Obama, who was the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Basketball pro LeBron James celebrates his birthday on December 30. In true Capricorn spirit, LeBron James believes in the importance of working hard and playing hard.

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born on January 7 and became the youngest-ever winner of a BET award at the age of eight.

Born on January 19, singer Dolly Parton just about made it into the Capricorn world. In 1986, she opened the theme park Dollywood – one of Tennessee‘s largest tourist attractions.

Actor Timothée Chalamet, born just two days after Christmas, is one of the youngest-ever actors to be nominated for an Oscar.


It’s clear to see that Capricorns are some of the most successful, well-rounded, and focused of the zodiac signs.

Represented by a goat symbol, this represents their confidence, focus, and ability to overcome challenges.

If you’re a Capricorn, maybe you’ve learned something new about yourself. And next time you meet a Capricorn, you’ll know exactly what to expect!

About The Author

Lizzie Robinson
Lizzie Robinson

Lizzie Robinson has been a freelance writer since 2011. She studied English Literature at university and enjoys sailing & playing the piano in her free time. Lizzie enjoys writing about current issues & business.

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