Capricorn Symbol and Astrology Sign Glyph

The Capricorn symbol, or glyph is the Sea Goat. It is designed to depict the hoof of a mountain goat and the tail of a fish. This is the Capricorn horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

Each zodiac sign has a special symbol, or glyph, that’s associated with the mythology behind it. For example, Libra is ruled by balance and harmony, so its glyph resembles the Scales of Justice. Capricorn is symbolized by the hoof of a mountain goat and the tail of a fish. Almost all of the 12 zodiac signs are depicted by an animal, with the exception of Gemini, Virgo and Libra. The Capricorn symbol also has a unique meaning.

What animal is the Capricorn symbol?

The Capricorn horoscope symbol is the Sea Goat. The Capricorn sign symbol is usually depicted as the hoof of the mountain goat and the tail of a fish. As a grounded earth sign and a motivated cardinal sign, Capricorn is the zodiac’s workhorse, the sign known for making long-term plans, earning honors and awards, and achieving public image and critical acclaim. But with its magical, mermaid tail, Capricorn can also plunge to the deepest wells of the imagination and synthesize creativity with productivity. Capricorn dates typically fall from December 21 or 22 to January 19. Ambition, structure, goals and achievement are the main Capricorn traits. Thus, the Capricorn symbol of the hoof of a mountain goat and tail of a fish expresses the prestige and ambition of this over-achieving zodiac sign.

To remember the Capricorn symbol, here’s a handy chart of zodiac symbols:

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Zodiac symbols

Although there is a standard symbol used to depict each zodiac sign, Capricorn signs and symbols can vary based on the artist who renders it. You may see different Capricorn symbols, spanning from the simple Capricorn glyph of the mountain goat’s hoof and the tail of a fish, to a full-on detailed drawing of the Mountain Goat with the tail of a fish.

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which has a symbol of its own. The Saturn symbol is depicted by a cross of matter (reality) over the soul, indicating that material nature of man reigns supreme over emotions. Saturn’s symbol is similar to Jupiter’s, but inverted.

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Symbols of the Horoscope Signs

Aries Horoscope Symbol (March 21-April 19)

Taurus Horoscope Symbol (April 20-May 20)

Gemini Horoscope Symbol (May 21-June 20)

Cancer Horoscope Symbol (June 21-July 22)

Leo Horoscope Symbol (July 23-August 22)

Virgo Horoscope Symbol (August 23-September 22)

Libra Horoscope Symbol (September 23-October 22)

Scorpio Horoscope Symbol (October 23-November 21)

Sagittarius Horoscope Symbol (November 22-December 21)

Capricorn Horoscope Symbol (December 22-January 19)

Aquarius Horoscope Symbol (January 20 to February 18)

Pisces Horoscope Symbol (February 19 to March 20)


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