Capricorn is the tenth sign of the Zodiac, ruled by Saturn. In Vedic astrology, last three pada (of the four) or parts of Uttarashada , Shravana and first two padas of Dhanishta nakshatras are covered by this Zodiac sign. In Sidereal Astrology (that is in Vedic or Indian Astrology), Sun is in this sign from roughly January14th to February 12th, while according to Western astrology corresponding to Tropical zodiac, sun covers this sign from December 22 to january 19th. Capricorn is a Feminine, Negative, Earth, Cardinal, Semi-fertile and Harmful sign.
Capricorn born have strong body with no symmetry, slim and elongated face, uneven teeth, long arms and legs, thick and few hairs on head, have dark moles, crooked gait, small eyes and are tall. Capricorn born are persistent, sober, tolerant, patient, hard working, honest, possess endurance, sacrificing, working towards god-realization, suffering with patience, tirelessly working, far-sighted and humanitarian. They can also be lazy, dirtily dressed, dishonest, selfish, suspicious, melancholic, shameless, sycophant, coward and miserly, deceitful and pretentious. Capricorn born are compatible with Taurus and Virgo born.
These general characteristics of Capricorn born are influenced by the planetary aspects and positions in the horoscope. In Vedic astrology, Venus, Moon and Saturn are functional benefics for this sign. When Saturn in transit is in Sagittarius (Dhanu), Capricorn (Makara) and Aquarius (Kumbha), Capricorn born undergo Sade Sati.