Meaning: “Goat” or possibly “Capricious”
Gender: Unisex
Pronunciation: CAP-rih-corn
Origin: Latin
Other forms of the name: Capricornus

The astrological sign Capricorn is the tenth sign in the Zodiac, it is considered feminine and is an earth sign. Capricorn’s are said to be faithful but prone to jealousy, they are well grounded and tenacious with many goals in life. It comes from the constellation Capricornus and is ruled by the planet Saturn; you’re a Capricorn if you were born between December 23-January 20. It’s symbol is either a regular goat or more commonly, a sea-goat. The sea-goat is a goat with a fish tail, one myth is that the God Pan was being attacked by the monster Typhon so he dove into the Nile, his lower half which was under water turned into the tail of a fish while his other half stayed faun-like.

Another legend is that the goat in the constellation is that of Amalthea, the goat that suckled the infant Zeus when his mother hid him away from Cronos. The sign Capricorn governors over bones, so broken bones is quite common for a Capricorn. Some of the Capricorn’s flowers are red carnations, camellias, magnolias, orange blossoms, and baby’s breath.

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