If you're intrigued by astrology-the study of the influences that stars, planets and other terrestrial objects have on human affairs and relationships-you're probably curious how your particular astrological sign in the zodiac tends to relate to those around you. Those born between Dec. 23 and Jan. 19 fall into the category of Capricorns-a complex astrological sign that originated from the Capricornus constellation. If you've ever asked yourself the question, "What signs are Capricorns most compatible with?" learning the defining characteristics of this tenth sign in the zodiac will guide you in the right direction for which signs you should gravitate toward most and which you should attempt to avoid.
The signs of the zodiac
The zodiac-named from the Greek word for "anima"-is a band of the celestial sphere that the sun, moon and planets all pass through at some point in the year. This imaginary band is broken into 12 segments, each of which is named for a constellation and comprises 30 degrees of longitude. These 12 segments are known as the signs of the zodiac, and those born within the timeframe each is named for are believed to exhibit similar personality traits and attitudes. Because each sign of the zodiac is so vastly different, people of certain signs tend to get along easier with others of compatible signs and have challenges in relationships with conflicting or contrasting signs.
The 12 signs are: Aries (the ram), born between March 21 and April 20; Taurus (the bull), born between April 21 and May 21; Gemini (the twins), born between May 22 and June 22; Cancer (the crab), born between June 23 and July 23; Leo (the lion) born between July 24 and Aug. 23; Virgo (the virgin), born between Aug. 24 and Sept. 23; Libra (the scales), born between Sept. 24 and Oct. 23; Scorpio (the scorpion), born between Oct. 24 and Nov. 22; Sagittarius (the archer), born between Nov. 23 and Dec. 22; Capricorn (the goat), born between Dec. 23 and Jan. 19; Aquarius (water), born between Jan. 20 and Feb. 19; and Pisces (the fish), born between Feb. 20 and March 20.
What signs are Capricorns most compatible with?
Capricorns are characterized as being hardworking, dedicated and sometimes stubborn. The sign is symbolized by the great-horned goat, a fitting symbol as those born into the Capricorn category are industrious and efficient individuals always working hard to get to the top, whether they are climbing the proverbial mountain of the career goals or personal relationships. Although they are determined to success at all costs, Capricorns are patient people who always play fair and respect the boundaries of others.
When it comes to compatibility, Capricorns tend to get along best with other Capricorns, particularly when one Capricorn is female and the other is male. The sign's dedication to making relationships work and its focus on trust and reliability will make a friendship or relationship between two Capricorns a successful one. A Capricorn also is quite compatible with a Virgo since both signs are determined to keep things organized and focus on maintaining a few close friendships rather than dozens of mere acquaintances. Because both signs are patient and driven with a desire to be successful, a Capricorn and a Taurus are compatible and will accommodate the needs of one another well. The Capricorn will inspire and encourage the often-aloof Taurus, and the passionate, sensual natures of each make for a healthy and compatible partnership. Capricorns and Scorpios also tend to mesh well since both signs prize safety and security in financial affairs and are practical and strong-willed in every aspect of life.