Born December 26th? Your Sign is Capricorn

by Lucas Vanderlinden Were you born on December 26th? If so, then according to Western astrology, your zodiac sign is Capricorn, the sign of the makara, or sea monster. This means that when you were...


Were you born on December 26th? If so, then according to Western astrology, your zodiac sign is Capricorn, the sign of the makara, or sea monster. This means that when you were born, the Sun was in the stars that make up the constellation known as Capricorn. Let's delve into the basics of your horoscope and discover the unique traits associated with Capricorn.

Capricorn Overview

Capricorn is known as मकर (makara) in Sanskrit, which translates to "crocodile." Each zodiac sign is characterized by specific traits, including its symbol, planetary ruler, element, nature, and gender. Here's an overview of the Capricorn sign:

  • Sign of the Makara: Capricorn natives are peculiar and powerful. They possess great intelligence, but they can also have a mean streak.
  • Ruled by Saturn: Saturn is the planet of karma, poverty, disease, austerity, and mysticism. Individuals influenced by Saturn tend to be somber and mysterious.
  • An Earth Sign: Those with a Capricorn moon are grounded, thoughtful, and practical.
  • A Movable Sign: People born under this sign are fluid, spontaneous, and fond of change.
  • A Feminine Sign: Capricorn natives are receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.
  • Capricorn's Preferred Gemstone: Blue sapphire is the gemstone associated with Capricorn, but they can also benefit from blue spinel and amethyst.

Traits of the Sun in Capricorn

In Western Astrology, a person's sign is determined by the position of the Sun. If you were born on December 26th, then you're considered a Capricorn according to most people in the Western world. While the influence of the Sun in a birth chart varies depending on other planetary factors, here are some general traits often found in individuals with the Sun in Capricorn:

  • You are a natural businessperson: You have an inclination towards business, trade, and earning money. Independent and competitive business environments suit you, although it's important to be mindful of unethical practices. By giving a portion of your earnings to charity, you can counteract tendencies toward greed.
  • You like to be on the move: You have a deep desire to explore new places and enjoy traveling. You may have friends from foreign countries, and careers involving regular travel may be well-suited to you.
  • You have strong digestion: Blessed with a good metabolism, you have a fondness for food and tend to maintain good physical health. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of strong digestion for overall well-being.
  • You may struggle to live up to your full potential: Despite having many ambitions and ideas, you may lack the motivation and willpower to pursue them. Seeking a mentor can provide guidance and help you channel your energies more effectively.
  • You are likely to have a variety of professions in life: With diverse interests, you're prone to explore different careers. However, be cautious not to abandon good opportunities out of boredom. You can always engage in side jobs or hobbies without compromising your financial stability.

Capricorn Careers

Capricorn natives are known for their hard work and can excel in various professions. Some recommended careers for Capricorns include law, writing, science, philosophy, teaching, detective work, financial advising, administration, and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, careers involving negotiation or compromise, such as sales, diplomacy, or sports management, may not be the best fit.

Capricorn Mantras

Mantras are short phrases that uplift and cleanse 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:

ऊं वामनाया नमः (Om kurma-devaya namaha)

The Vedas offer many mantras customized to each individual's circumstances. However, some mantras are universal, such as the maha-mantra:

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)

Famous Birthdays on December 26

  • Jared Leto
  • Mao Zedong
  • Kit Harington
  • Shun Oguri
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Lars Ulrich
  • Beth Behrs
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Alexander Wang
  • Eden Sher
  • Andy Biers

Events in History on December 26

  • 2006: Spin bowling great Shane Warne becomes the first bowler in Test cricket history to take 700 wickets.
  • 2004: A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami, causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives, and edges of the Indian Ocean, resulting in the loss of 230,000 lives.
  • 1991: Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Joe Mullen scores 4 goals for the second straight NHL game.
  • 1990: Garry Kasparov defeats fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov to retain the world chess championship.
  • 1989: ODI cricket debut for Australia's Mark Taylor and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya at the MCG.
  • 1986: Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone.
  • 1978: India's former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, is released from jail.
  • 1976: AFC Championship, Oakland Coliseum: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-7.
  • 1972: Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins the award for the best European football player.
  • 1965: Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline.
  • 1962: Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Katerina Ismailova" premieres in Moscow.
  • 1944: Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago.
  • 1944: Battle of Bastogne: US General George S. Patton's 3rd Army repulses German forces.
  • 1943: Earl Claus von Stauffenberg's vain attempt to bomb Hitler's headquarters.

Learn About the Zodiac

Explore our complete guide on Capricorn to learn more about your Zodiac sign. You can also discover the signs of your friends and family!

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

Additionally, you can find the birth sign for any day of the year by visiting our comprehensive archive page.

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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