Born on January 20th? Your Sign is Capricorn

By Lucas Vanderlinden Welcome to the world of Capricorn! If you were born on January 20th, your zodiac sign is Capricorn, the sign of the makara, or sea monster. In Western astrology, your Sun was...


By Lucas Vanderlinden

Welcome to the world of Capricorn! If you were born on January 20th, your zodiac sign is Capricorn, the sign of the makara, or sea monster. In Western astrology, your Sun was in the stars that make up the constellation known as Capricorn. Let's dive into the basics of your horoscope and explore what makes you unique.

Capricorn Overview

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

  • Symbol of the Makara: Capricorn natives are peculiar and powerful. They possess great intelligence but also have a mean streak.

  • Ruled by Saturn: Saturn represents karma, poverty, disease, austerity, and mysticism. Those influenced by Saturn are somber and mysterious individuals.

  • An Earth Sign: Capricorn moon individuals are grounded, thoughtful, and practical.

  • A Movable Sign: People born under Capricorn are fluid, spontaneous, and fond of change.

  • A Feminine Sign: This makes Capricorn natives receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.

  • Capricorn's Preferred Gemstone: Blue sapphire is the gemstone associated with Capricorn. Blue spinel and amethyst also bring benefits.

Traits of the Sun in Capricorn

In Western Astrology, a person's sign is determined by the position of the Sun in their birth chart. As a Capricorn born on January 20th, you possess the following general traits:

  • You are a natural businessperson: You are drawn to business, trade, and earning money. Success in independent and competitive environments comes easily to you. However, be cautious of unethical practices. By giving a portion of your earnings to a good cause, you can reduce your tendency toward greed.

  • You love to be on the move: Traveling, discovering new places, and meeting people from different cultures fascinate you. You may excel in careers or professions that require regular travel.

  • You have a strong digestion: With a good metabolism, you enjoy eating and maintain good physical health. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of a robust digestive system for overall well-being.

  • You may struggle to live up to your full potential: While you have ambitious goals and numerous ideas, you sometimes lack the motivation and willpower to see them through. Finding a mentor can help you channel your energies and unlock your full potential.

  • You are likely to have a variety of professions: With diverse interests, you may explore different careers throughout your life. Just be cautious not to abandon excellent opportunities due to boredom. Balancing stability and passion is key.

Capricorn Careers

Capricorn individuals are hard workers who can thrive in various professions. Here are some careers that suit Capricorns:

  • Recommended Careers: Anything stimulating to the intellect. Capricorns excel as lawyers, writers, scientists, philosophers, professors, detectives, financial advisors, administrators, or industrialists.

  • Careers to Avoid: Capricorns may struggle in careers that require negotiation or compromise, such as sales, diplomacy, or sports management.

Capricorn Mantras

Mantras are short phrases that uplift and cleanse our mind, heart, and consciousness. They have the power to bring relief from suffering and negativity. Capricorns can benefit from meditating with the following mantra:

  • ॐ वामनाय​ नमः Om kurma-devaya namaha

Additionally, 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

Famous Birthdays on January 20

Celebrate your birthday with these famous individuals born on January 20th:

  • Bill Maher
  • Evan Peters
  • Stacey Dash
  • David Lynch
  • Olga Buzova
  • Dorothy Provine
  • Rainn Wilson
  • Omar Sy
  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Paul Stanley
  • Joey Bada
  • Lorenzo Lomas
  • Frederico Fellini

Events in History on January 20

Discover significant events that have occurred on January 20th:

  • 2017: Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America, with Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President.
  • 2009: Joe Biden assumes the office of the Vice President of the United States.
  • 2009: Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America.
  • 2001: George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd US President, with Dick Cheney becoming the 46th Vice President.
  • 1998: "Dawson's Creek," created by Kevin Williamson and starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, and Joshua Jackson, premieres on WB in the US.
  • And many more!

Learn About the Zodiac

To delve deeper into your Zodiac Sign, explore our comprehensive guide on Capricorn. You can also learn about the signs of your friends and family.

Find the birth sign of any day of the year! Check out our archive page, where you can easily look up the Zodiac Sign for any day of the year.

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

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