Capricorn December 22 - January 19

People born between December 22 and January 19 have their Sun in Capricorn. If your Moon is in Capricorn or if it is your rising sign, the traits of this sign will mix with your Sun sign characteristics (Sun/Moon = your light and dark sides).

Duality: Feminine
Element Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Planet Saturn
Symbol: Goat
Polarity: Cancer
House 10th
Part of the Body: Bones, joints, knees
Lucky Day: Saturday
Lucky Numbers: 2 and 8
Birthstone: Garnet
Color: Dark green
Flower: Carnation
Animals: Goats and others with cloven hoofs
Be careful of: People using your past against you

Capricorns want to get ahead and usually do. Money, social position and power are very important to them. Determined and focused, people born under this sign rise to the top slowly and stay there.

A Capricorn feels that there is one person in the world they can count on, the one they see in the mirror. This comes across sometimes as coldness or selfishness. Deep down, however, they are caring and sensitive.

People born under this sign value security above all else. They are conservative, particularly with money. Capricorns appreciate money for the stability it provides. Luxury seems like a waste to them.

Capricorns test the loyalty of those who care about them. They need to feel loved, wanted and needed. A Capricorn won't let on that they crave these things . They often mask their vulnerability with sarcasm and humor. Once you get past a Capricorn's tough exterior you find a caring, loving person.

By Henri Matisse, Capricorn

"What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs. "

-Henry Miller, Capricorn

Famous Capricorns Speak

"I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round."

- Muhammad Ali boxer

"I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me." - Humphry Bogart, Capricorn

"Things are never so bad they can't be made worse. "

- Humphrey Bogart actor

"I am going to St. Petersburg, Florida, tomorrow. Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor the best they can. I'm sick of the job-it's a thankless one and full of grief. I've been spending the best years of my life as a public benefactor. "

- Al Capone gangster

Carlos Castaneda author ( The Teachings of Don Juan )

"In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact."

- Marlene Dietrich actress

"I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me."

- Cary Grant actor

Joan of Arc Saint

"I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. "

- Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights activist

"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. "

- Henri Matisse painter

"True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself."

Henry Miller writer

"Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity."

- Elvis Presley singer

"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."

- Edgar Allen Poe writer

"I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. "

J.D. Salinger writer

"Not all who wander are lost. "

J.R.R. Tolkien writer

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