Capricorn is the sign of the zodiac for those born during 22 December - 20 January.
People born during this time are said to have been 'born under the [astrological] sign of Capricorn'. Many books and websites refer to such people using phrases such as 'Capricorn Man', 'Capricorn Woman', 'Capricorn Lover' etc..
Capricorn is one of the three "Earth Signs", the other two being Taurus and Virgo. It is traditionally referred to and depicted as the goat. There are many different styles of illustration used to portray and represent astrological signs. The goat may be shown from the front or side and as various or no particular breed. The simple black line symbol used here is a version of a widely used symbol for the astrological sign of Capricorn.
Capricorn characteristics are generally said to include:
When capricorns set out to accomplish things they are determined to succeed. They tend to enjoy occupations such as managers, directors, and executives as they are ambitious, pragmatic, and goal-oriented. They aspire to positions of power and authority and admire those who attain such positions. Capricorns want to be admired and respected; not to appear weak or ineffective. This can make it difficult for them to admit when they are wrong or to ask for help from others.
Despite outer-apperances capricorns can lack inner confidence, which can cause them to be defensive. As a general trait, people born under the sign of capricorn react to their experiences by assessing the potential value of things. That is, they try to work out what tangible advantages are likely to be gained from any particular experience.
Capricorns often have a good sense of humour - but will not tolerate being ridiculed or teased on a personal level. They tend to look more mature than their years when they are young. Yet when they reach middle age the reverse occurs: They often retain youthful appearance well into old age.
Some people like to choose crystals and gemstones according to the astrological sign of the person they are for.
For more about the gemstones for each sign, see Crystals & Gemstones for Signs of the Zodiac.