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Astrological sign of Capricorn
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: December 22 - January 21

First Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Goat

Birthstone of Capricorn: Garnet

Alternate Birthstones of Capricorn: Onyx, Ruby, Turquoise, Blue Topaz and Lapis Lazuli

Ruling Planet of Capricorn: Saturn

Ruling Element of Capricorn: Earth

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Capricorn, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs. The Zodiac sign of Capricorn represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Capricorn, influences people who were born between the dates of December 22 - January 21. The Zodiac sign of Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Saturn rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Garnet. The Garnet has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Garnet gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Capricorn is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Capricorn.

Capricorn Characteristics & Personality

Capricorn (the sign of the Goat) is the tenth sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between December 22 - January 21. The Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are associated with sensation, stability and practicality. Combined with other elements, earth feels that air will dry it, fire will parch it, but water will refresh and nourish it. Those born under the sign of Capricorn possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

  • Stable

  • Trustworthy

  • Persistent

  • Ambitious

  • Patient

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

  • Rigid

  • Materialistic

  • Dull

  • Conservative

  • Cold

    The Capricorn Birthstone - the Garnet
    The birthstone for Capricorn is the blue sapphire. The Zodiac sign of Capricorn also responds to Onyx, Ruby, Turquoise, Blue Topaz and Lapis Lazuli. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Garnet is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Saturn with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

    Properties of the Garnet- the Capricorn Birthstone
    The properties with which the Garnet, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, is associated are as follows:

    • purity, truth, faithfulness and friendship
    • awareness, commitment, regeneration, insight and removing negativity

    Healing Properties of the Garnet
    The healing properties of the Capricorn birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

    • Blood, heart, lungs and infection

    • The garnet is also used to enhance sensuality and sexuality.

    Gemstone Garnet

    Myths & Legends about Garnet

    January Birthstone: Garnet

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