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Capricorn Zodiac Sign: Personality Traits And How To Spot A Capricorn

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Dates: December 22 – January 19

Symbolised by: The Goat

Element: Earth

Modality: Cardinal

Ruling planet: Saturn

Ruling house: Tenth House – Career and Public Recognition

Tarot card: The Devil

Birthstone and crystals: Garnet, Onyx, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli

Colour: Brown, Khaki, Grey, Dark Green, Black

Essential oils: Sandalwood, Lemon, Bergamot, Lime, Geranium (Shop Capricorn essential oils)

Positive traits: Determined, Disciplined, Resourceful, Loyal, Responsible

Negative traits: Pessimistic, Stubborn, Critical, Reserved, Conservative

Fun fact: No matter what kind of Capricorn you meet, they all have one thing in common – ambition and determination.




When it comes to hard work, ambition and success, Capricorns are leaders in this field. They embody an enduring amount of determination and are almost always successful in attaining their goals. Capricorns dream big but they also keep a practical level-headed approach towards achieving their ambitions. They are highly disciplined and responsible – it is rare to meet a Capricorn without a clear strategy.

It should be noted that Capricorns are one of the most protective signs of the zodiac and value family and tradition. They are kind-hearted souls under all that ‘intimidating boss’ exterior. Once you’ve earned (yes, you have to earn it) the respect and trust of a Capricorn, they will be one of your most loyal and dependable companions. The wisdom of a Capricorn is invaluable and they often give the best practical advice.

Capricorns are natural-born leaders and love to share their knowledge and old-soul wisdom to others who are seeking guidance. Although they can appear super serious and reserved, Capricorns do have an unexpected sense of humour, albeit often dark and sarcastic. One of their personality pitfalls is that they can become quite mean-spirited when they meet someone whom they believe is not ‘worthy’ of their time. A Capricorn with low self-esteem tends to judge others based on status, in order to self-validate their own achievements.

Thanks to their grounded and practical nature, most of the earth signs are workaholics, but Capricorns take the cake for this title. Their intense hard-working attitude can sometimes cause them to focus on work and nothing else. This can cause dissatisfaction in their lives, which consequently can result in having a negative and distorted view on life. On the contrary, a balanced Capricorn can be one of the happiest signs of the zodiac, as they are often the ones living their dream life.


Spotting a Capricorn

How to spot the Capricorn woman:

The independent Capricorn woman loves success and is usually in a high position at her workplace. Even if she is not there yet, she will be putting in the extra work to get there. Entrepreneurship excites the Capricorn woman and she is often a founder or spends her spare time working on a side-hustle. She is level-headed, practical and not ruled by her emotions. At first she may not appear to be approachable due to her serious demeanor, but once you’ve gained her trust, she is one of the kindest and most inspiring people you will meet. 

How to spot the Capricorn man:

With his strong and silent demeanor, the Capricorn man isn’t really what you would call the life of a party. If you’re looking for someone to go on wild adventures with, it is best to look elsewhere. Capricorn men are traditionalists with gentle hearts, often sticking to routines and rarely thinking outside the box. They believe their role is to protect and provide for their loved ones and once they have an opinion formed, they will stubbornly refuse to change their mind. Although not the most romantic or affectionate, Capricorn men are reliable and will stand by you through thick and thin.

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Cassandra Chew

Cassandra Chew is the founder and content curator of Sun Moon Tribe. She has a keen interest in spirituality, metaphysics, sustainability and plant-based living. Being a small business owner herself, she is passionate about supporting and sharing the work of other local businesses. Along with running this journal, she pursues her creative interests through her design business and is an avid coffee enthusiast.

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