They are trustworthy and can be relied upon blindly. They shoulder life stresses, responsibilities even failures with the inner strength of their being.

Capricorn is the 10th of the 12 zodiac signs. All those born between Dec. 22 and Jan. 21 are considered Capricorns and all those who believe in its power and effects come under its influence. It is symbolized by a sea goat. The planet that rules this zodiac month is Saturn.

They are not show-offs which mean that they are never found boasting about themselves. They prefer not to push themselves up to the world's admiration. They are a pleasing personality and are peaceful, and their looks and behavior prove what they really are: harmless. Others find it comfortable and safe to be with them. In other words, they are the 'cool' personality.

As a 'fish takes to water' so do the Capricorns find it easy to merge with other groups and gatherings. Still, they have only very few, sincere friends to themselves in whom they confide. Because of their meek selves, it may seem they are slow about their responsibilities and incapable of doing anything worthwhile but that would be a wrong assessment of them because 'slow and steady wins the race' is the slogan of their personalities. They are persistent in keeping track of their goals and make sure they accomplish them. They are not much influenced by the competitiveness of those around them. Instead, they admire those who do better than them, even excel yet at the same time not losing focus of their own goal. They have a respect for those senior to them in age, experience and achievements because they are satisfied with their own way of life. They do not interfere with others' lives. Unless asked for, they prefer not to advice anyone about anything. Capricorns are analytical and can not be easily taken for a ride. That is why they are successful and do well at managerial level.

A Capricorn woman seeks security in married life and once she finds it, she showers all her love, attention and care on her husband and children. She is reliable and efficient in keeping account of family finance. She proves herself to be a perfect home maker.

Capricorn men are shy to start with but soon get over with it. They take longer to establish relationship with the fairer gender and so she needs to be patient with him. They express their love in practical ways not just in words and are reliable partners .

Some great personalities born under this sign are Ava Gardner, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, Louis Pasteur, Rudyard Kipling, Nat King Cole, Mao Tse Tung, Steve Allen, Joseph Stalin, Elvis Presley to name only a few amongst the long list of famous hard working Capricorns.

Birthstones allotted to Capricorns are agate, ruby, onyx and garnet.