50 Super Cool Capricorn Facts For January Babies

Amy Lines
Feb 29, 2024 By Amy Lines
Originally Published on Dec 01, 2020
Capricornus is the constellation of stars that represent this sign.
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Were you born between December 22 and January 19?

If so, this makes you a Capricorn! If not, then perhaps you are curious about the Capricorns in your life, well we have looked to the stars and found some pretty interesting facts about our earthy friends.

Whether you check your horoscope daily, or hardly know one sign from another, we can probably all agree that it's pretty fun to see if our star signs really match up to our personalities! Although it is super interesting learn some cool facts about the stars and what they can tell us, astrology is not a science, so we would advise taking it all with a pinch of salt. That said, if you are reading this as a Capricorn, one of the more shrewd signs of the zodiac, you probably already did!

Read on to find out some of the Capricorn horoscope facts that make those born under this sign so unique, and see if any of it rings true for you and the Capricorns you know!

After you've checked out these Capricorn fun facts, why not take a look at these Gemini facts and Scorpio facts, you could be impressing your friends and family with your knowledge of the zodiac signs in no time.

Capricorn Astrology Facts

There are a few aspects to each star sign that help build up the profile of those born under it. These are, their ruling planet, their element (Earth, Fire, Water or Air),  their modality or quality, and their symbol. If you are interested in Capricorn zodiac facts as well as things about Capricorns in general, this is a great place to start.

1. The dates for Capricorn fall between 22 December and 19 January. The Zodiac does not follow our months exactly, so the signs will overlap into more than one, in this case Capricorn is the zodiac sign for January and December.

2. The symbol for Capricorn is the Sea Goat, this is illustrated as a creature with the hoofs of a mountain goat and the tail of a fish. This symbolizes Capricorn's ability to climb from the farthest depths to the highest heights.

3. The Capricornus constellation is located in the fourth quadrant of the southern hemisphere, this constellation is the 40th biggest in the entire sky!

4. The word Capriconus means "goat" in Latin, this constellation was first recorded by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy, in second century.

5. The ancient Greeks associated this constellation with the forest deity known as Pan, and in other stories as the the goat who cared for a baby Zeus, Amalthea. Pan once escaped a monster by jumping into the river Nile, and transforming his lower body into that of a fish, this is believed to be why Capricorn is symbolized as a goat with a fish tail.

6. The Capricornus constellation contains at least three notable stars, as well as the famous globular cluster Messier 30.

7. Capricorn's ruling planet is Saturn, believed to be the "planet of karma".

8. Along with karma, Saturn rules structure, order, and the lessons that our experiences can teach us.

9. Saturn also rules Aquarius, another of the zodiac signs of January.

10. Saturn takes between 28 and 30 years to complete its orbit of the zodiac.

11. Capricorn is the 10th sign of the Zodiac and the last Earth sign.

12. Along with Capricorn, the other Earth signs are Virgo and Taurus.

13. Earth is believed to be the element of patience, stability, discipline, commitment, strength and permanence.

14. Earth signs have been called the builders of the zodiac, a reference to the firm and grounded element.

15. The signs of the zodiac, as well as being divided by the elements, are also divided into three 'modalities' or 'qualities'. These are cardinal signs, fixed signs and mutable signs.

16. Modalities represent the ways that each sign may express themselves, how they react to certain things and how they move through life day to day.

17. Capricorn is one of the cardinal signs, along with Aries, Cancer and Libra.

18. Those who fall into the cardinal sign category are often full of energy, with a strong ability to focus.

You can look deeper into your starsign and create your own birthchart.

Traits of Capricorns

If you are a true believer when it comes to star signs, you may find yourself guessing the sign of certain people before they tell you. Check out these Capricorn personality traits and see if anyone you know springs to mind, or if you are a Capricorn yourself, can you relate?

19. A Capricorn friend will be one of the most loyal you can have, but beware! They do not take kindly to nonsense or being messed around, Capricorn knows the value of their time.

20. One of the most well known Capricorn traits is that they do not give up easily, whether that is with work or relationships, they have an immense ability to persevere and try to work things out.

21. Capricorn characters love useful and constructive praise, meaningless compliments will not be as well received as something they will find helpful!

22. A Capricorn is their own biggest critic, they will set themselves ambitious goals and work themselves into the ground. Luckily they are often successful due to their confidence and self assuredness.

23. Capricorn personalities can be a little more prone to burnout, because thy work themselves so hard! If that's you, remember that rest can actually help us be even more productive!

24. An amazing trait of the Capricorn sign is how resourceful they are, their practical mind can help them find solutions that would leave other signs totally confused!

25. Although they can be eager to get on with things, one of the best traits of the Capricorn is their patience, and the fact that they know ultimately, slow and steady wins the race (and they love winning!).

26. Capricorn is one of those signs with a potential to have a bit of temper, for the most part they can stay calm but if you really push their buttons...watch out!

27. One of the most common aspects with personality of a Capricorn is their ambitious nature, these guys don't tend to sit around daydreaming, they are all about making it happen!

28. Perhaps due to being an Earth sign, Capricorns are known for being dependable, and literally down to Earth!

29. Your Capricorn friend is unlikely indulge in chit chat or gossip, this sign likes to operate with facts and does not have the time to entertain something that may or may not be true.

30. Much like their Earth sign pal Virgo, Capricorns like to be organised, time is precious!

31. The problem solving and practical thinking nature of the Capricorn makes them excellent at giving advice, even just a chat with your Capricorn friend can leave you feeling more sure of yourself.

32. Capricorn can be known to bottle things up, this fiercely independent zodiac sign could do with opening up a little (just every now and again!).

33.  Many people with Capricorn friends will know that they love alone time, even the more extroverted Capricorn needs some time to just chill in solitude.

34. Not everything about Capricorns is so practical, some things rely on instinct and many Capricorns have an amazing ability to figure people out in seconds.

Capricorn is represented by the symbol of the mystical sea goat.

Famous Capricorns

People from all walks of life fall under this zodiac sign, many different careers are complemented by the qualities of the Capricorn horoscope. We have rounded up a few recognizable people that happen to be born during this December and January horoscope.

35. Kit Harington, of 'Game Of Thrones' fame, celebrates his birthday on 26 December.

36. Jade Thirlwall , one quarter of pop group Little Mix, was born on 26 December.

37. Timothée Chalamet, another Capricorn actor was born on 27 December.

38. The well known actor, director and producer Denzel Washington is a Capricorn, his birthday falls on 28 December.

39. Capricorn crooner John Legend  will get to celebrate his birthday on 28 December.

40. LeBron James, or King James as he is known by many, was born on 30 December.

41. Everyone's favorite magizoologist, Eddie Redmayne was born right in the middle of the dates of Capricorn on 6  January.

42. Blue Ivy Carter, born 7 January is the eldest daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z, and the youngest ever winner of a BET Award, sounds like a Capricorn to us!

43. Noah Cyrus, the youngest of the talented Cyrus siblings, was born on 8 January.

44. Known as Nancy Wheeler on the sci-fi thriller 'Stranger Things', Natalie Dyer's birthday is 13 January.  

45. Regina King, star of the incredible 'Watchmen' and winner of countless awards, joins the almighty Capricorn club with her birthday being 15 January.

46. Another of the January signs, the multi talented Lin-Manuel Miranda's birthday falls on 16 January .

47. The former FLOTUS herself,  has a Capricorn horoscope, Michelle Obama celebrates her birthday on 17 January.

48. The unmistakable voice of Mufasa, another strong character (could be a Capricorn!) James Earl Jones' birthday is also 17 January.

49. New Girl Zooey Deschanel  is another Capricorn celebrity born 17 January.

50. Almost at the end of the Capricorn dates, the legendary Dolly Parton (possibly one of the most all round high achieving Capricorns) was born 19 January.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly facts for everyone to enjoy! If you liked these interesting facts about Capricorns, then why not take a look at these zodiac facts, or these love facts?

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Written by Amy Lines

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Fashion/Apparel Design

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Amy LinesBachelor of Arts specializing in Fashion/Apparel Design

With a degree in Fashion Design from Falmouth University, Amy has a passion for textiles, tiles, art, ceramics, and houseplants which she enjoys filling her beautiful home in Hampshire with. She also has a keen interest in infant and child sleep patterns and mindfulness for adults and children, inspired by her energetic and chatty three-year-old daughter. When not exploring the outdoors, Amy can be found painting, knitting, and dancing at home.

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