Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

About Me

I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer, as well as an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Here's my personal website:


Capricorn
Capricorn



OTHER DIVINATION

Tarot Meaning
Tarot Meaning

Try the old Tarot deck of cards with a free online divination. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.


I Ching Online
I Ching Online

Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.


Books by Stefan Stenudd:

Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative method of reading the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, since it consists of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients

All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



Capricorn Dates of Birth

Is Your Zodiac Sign Really Capricorn?


Ephemeris - table of planet positions.
Ephemeris, table of planetary positions, from the Renaissance.


In astrology, your Capricorn Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it's not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That's why we have leap years.



     Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there's an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it's evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.

     The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Capricorn starts on December 22, right after the winter solstice, and ends on January 20, but that's just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.

     Here are the leap years of the last century:

1904
1908
1912
1916
1920
1924
1928
1932
1936
1940
1944
1948
1952
1956
1960
1964
1968
1972
1976
1980
1984
1988
1992
1996
2000
2004
2008
2012

     If you were born on the 22nd of December or the 20th of January, you have to check if you're really a Capricorn or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Capricorn is on the 21st or 22nd of December, and the end of it almost always on the 20th of January. People born on other dates need not be concerned.


Zodiac Sign Calculator

If you're unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know on what degree (between 0 and 30) of the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It's very easy to use, and then you'll know for sure. Here it is:
Zodiac Sign Calculator


Cusp or not

If you were born on December 21st or 22nd, your sun may be on the very cusp (the starting point) of Capricorn, or right by the end of Sagittarius. If you were born on the 20th of January, your sun might be at the very end of Capricorn or at the cusp of Aquarius. You need to check the Zodiac sign calculator (see the link above) or your exact horoscope, because on those dates it depends on what time of day you were born - and in what place.

     It's particularly important with this check If you were born far away from Greenwich, England, since that's the base for the dates given for Capricorn.

     You can get your exact complete horoscope computed for free on several websites. Go here to find instructions and links to them: Your own complete horoscope.

Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius.

     Now, If you were born on December 21st or 22nd at a time when your sun is at the very end of Sagittarius, you probably have a mixture of Sagittarius and Capricorn in your character. It's a Sagittarius inclined to be more of a Capricorn. If your sun is at the very start (cusp) of Capricorn, though, you're definitely a Capricorn - and a firm one at that.

     If your sun is at the very end of Capricorn, you may show personality traits of both Capricorn and Aquarius, but If you were born at the very start of Aquarius, no matter how early in it, you're most definitely an Aquarius.

     That's because each sign is the most powerful at its beginning, its cusp.


Decans

The strongest is not equal to the most typical, though. A Zodiac sign is its most typical at the part of it (decan) corresponding to its quality: cardinal, fixed or mutable. Each Zodiac sign is one of the four elements fire, earth, air, and water. It's also one of the three qualities. So, four elements and three qualities make twelve possible combinations.

     Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign. That means its most typical part is the first one - the ten degrees making its first decan, 1-10 Capricorn. That corresponds approximately to the dates December 22-31. If your birth date is within this range, you're likely to be a very typical Capricorn.

     If you were born in early January, the 1st-11th, you're still a Capricorn, but with character traits comparable to those of Taurus (the fixed earth sign). If you were born on January 12-31. you have some tendencies similar to those of Virgo (the mutable earth sign).

The Earth element Zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.

     Astrology is rather complicated, when dealt with seriously.

     But the most important thing to decide is what sign you are. So, If you were born on December 21st-22nd or January 20th, please check with the Zodiac sign calculator (see the link above) or get your complete horoscope to be sure of your star sign.


Zodiac Sign Dates of Birth

Here are all the twelve Zodiac signs and their dates of birth, i.e. the period when the sun passes through them. For more about the dates for a specific Zodiac sign, please click the link.

Aries dates March 21 - April 19
Taurus dates April 20 - May 21
Gemini dates May 21 - June 21
Cancer dates June 21 - July 22
Leo dates July 23 - August 22
Virgo dates August 23 - September 22
Libra dates September 23 - October 23
Scorpio dates October 23 - November 21
Sagittarius dates November 22 - December 21
Capricorn dates December 22 - January 20
Aquarius dates January 20 - February 19
Pisces dates February 19 - March 20


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My Astrology Book

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology. You learn what the Zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.