Born December 24th? Your Sign is Capricorn

by Lucas Vanderlinden Were you born on December 24th? If so, then let me tell you about your zodiac sign – Capricorn, the sign of the makara, or sea monster. According to Western astrology, when...


by Lucas Vanderlinden

Were you born on December 24th? If so, then let me tell you about your zodiac sign – Capricorn, the sign of the makara, or sea monster. According to Western astrology, when you were born, the Sun was in the stars that make up the constellation known as Capricorn. Let's explore the basics of your horoscope below.

Capricorn Overview

Capricorn is known as मकर (makara) in Sanskrit, which translates to "crocodile." Each zodiac sign has its own unique characteristics, including symbols, planetary ruler, element, nature, and gender. Here's what makes up the Capricorn sign:

  • Sign of the Makara: Capricorn natives are peculiar and powerful individuals. They possess intelligence but may also have a mean streak.
  • Ruled by Saturn: Saturn, the planet of karma, poverty, disease, austerity, and mysticism, governs Capricorns. Saturnine individuals tend to exude somberness and mystery.
  • An Earth Sign: Capricorn moon natives are grounded, thoughtful, and practical.
  • A Movable Sign: People born under Capricorn are fluid, spontaneous, and open to change.
  • A Feminine Sign: Capricorn natives have a receptive, sensitive, and empathetic nature.
  • Capricorn's Preferred Gemstone: Blue sapphire is the gemstone associated with Capricorn. Blue spinel and amethyst can also bring benefits.

Traits of the Sun in Capricorn

In Western Astrology, a person's zodiac sign is determined by the position of the Sun. As a December 24th baby, most people in the Western world consider you a Capricorn. The influence of the Sun in your birth chart varies depending on its location in relation to other planets and other factors. However, here are some general traits often found in individuals with the Sun in Capricorn:

  • You are a natural businessperson: You are drawn to business, trade, and earning money. Independent and competitive work environments suit you well. However, be cautious not to resort to unethical practices. By donating a portion of your earnings to charity, you can counteract tendencies toward greed.
  • You like to be on the move: Exploring new places and traveling are activities you enjoy. You may have friends from foreign lands and could excel in careers or professions that involve frequent travel.
  • You have strong digestion: Blessed with a good metabolism, you enjoy eating and maintain sound physical health. Ayurveda teaches us that strong digestion promotes overall well-being. Weak digestion can lead to various health issues.
  • You may struggle to live up to your full potential: While you possess numerous ambitions and ideas, motivation and willpower are sometimes lacking. A mentor can help you channel your energy and increase your chances of achieving your full potential.
  • You are likely to have a variety of professions in life: With diverse interests, you are inclined to pursue different careers throughout your life. However, be careful not to abandon good opportunities solely due to boredom. You can always explore side jobs or hobbies without sacrificing financial stability.

If you're interested in learning more about Vedic astrology, we recommend checking out our articles on various zodiac signs, planets, houses, and nakshatras.

Capricorn Careers

Capricorn natives are known for being hard workers and can excel in a wide range of professions. Here are some recommended careers for Capricorns:

  • Anything stimulating to the intellect: Capricorns make good lawyers, writers, scientists, philosophers, professors, detectives, financial advisors, administrators, and industrialists.

On the other hand, the following careers may not be the best fit for Capricorns:

  • Careers that require negotiation or compromise, such as sales, diplomacy, or sports management.

Capricorn Mantras

A mantra is a short phrase that uplifts and cleanses the mind, heart, and consciousness. By practicing mantra meditation, we can experience relief from suffering and negativity. Capricorns can benefit from meditating with the following mantra:

  • "ॐ वामनाय​ नमः" (Om kurma-devaya namaha)

The Vedas offer many mantras tailored to individuals based on their unique circumstances. However, some mantras are universal. The following maha-mantra, or "super mantra," is beneficial for people born under any zodiac sign:

  • "हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे" (Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare)

If you're curious about the differences between Western and Vedic astrology, be sure to check out our article on this topic.

Famous Birthdays on December 24

  • Ricky Martin
  • Louis Tomlinson
  • Burak Ozcivit
  • Satomi Ishihara
  • Ava Gardner
  • Lemmy
  • Carol Vorderman
  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Howard Hughes
  • Ranee Campen
  • Masaki Aiba

Events in History on December 24

  • 2001: "Time Magazine" names New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani 'Person of the Year' for his leadership after the 9/11 attacks.
  • 1999: Pope John Paul II opens St Peter's Holy Door in anticipation of the 3rd millennium.
  • 1996: Borussia Dortmund's German sweeper Matthias Sammer is named the best football player in Europe, winning the Ballon d'Or.
  • 1992: US President George H. W. Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger for his involvement in the Iran-contra affair.
  • 1990: Saddam Hussein declares that Israel will be Iraq's first target.
  • 1989: Panama's dictator, Manual Noriega, seeks asylum at the Vatican embassy.
  • 1974: Former US astronaut John Glenn joins the Senate for Ohio.
  • 1969: Curt Flood writes to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, refusing to accept the Cardinals' right to trade him and advocating for free agency.
  • 1955: Author Aldous Huxley takes LSD for the first time.
  • 1943: US President FDR appoints General Eisenhower as the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces.
  • 1941: The first ships of Admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan.
  • 1939: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace amid World War II.
  • 1930: Sukarno is sentenced to four years in prison by Indonesian authorities.
  • 1893: Henry Ford completes his first practical petrol/gasoline fueled engine.

Learn About the Zodiac

To discover more about your Zodiac sign, check out our comprehensive guide on Capricorn. You can also learn about the signs of your friends and family members!

Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

If you want to find the birth sign for any day of the year, our comprehensive archive page can help you easily look it up.

Discover Your Nakshatra

In Vedic astrology, the nakshatra plays a crucial role in determining various aspects of your life and personality. Use our free nakshatra calculator to find your nakshatra.

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