Born on January 5th? Your Zodiac Sign is Capricorn

by Lucas Vanderlinden Were you born on January 5th? 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 January 5th? 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. Learn the basics of your horoscope below.

Capricorn Overview

Capricorn is known as मकर (makara) in Sanskrit, which translates to "crocodile." Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. Let's explore the general makeup of the Capricorn sign:

Sign of the Makara. Capricorn natives are peculiar and powerful. They are very intelligent but often have a mean streak.

Ruled by Saturn. Saturn is the planet of karma, poverty, disease, austerity, and mysticism. Saturnine individuals are somber and mysterious.

An earth sign. Those with a Capricorn moon are grounded, thoughtful, and practical.

A movable sign. Persons born under this sign are fluid, spontaneous, and fond of change.

A feminine sign. This makes the native receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.

Capricorn's preferred gemstone is blue sapphire. Capricorn can also benefit from blue spinel and amethyst as well.

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 January 5th, then you're considered a Capricorn according to most people in the Western world.

The influence of the Sun in a birth chart will change depending on its location in relation to other planets and other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native whose Sun is in Capricorn:

You are a natural businessperson. You are drawn to business, trade, and earning money. You can do well in an independent and competitive business environment. However, it's important to be aware of unethical practices and maintain a balance by giving a portion of your earnings to a good cause.

You like to be on the move. You love to walk and see new places. You enjoy traveling and are likely to have friends from foreign places. A career or profession that requires regular travel may suit you well.

You have strong digestion. You have a good metabolism and enjoy eating. This helps you stay in good physical health. According to Ayurveda, a strong digestion promotes overall wellbeing.

You may struggle to live up to your full potential. You have many ambitions and ideas about what you could do in life, but you lack the motivation and willpower to see them through. Finding a mentor can help you channel your energies and increase your chances of realizing your full potential.

You are likely to have a variety of professions in life. With diverse interests, you are likely to pursue different careers. It's important to avoid abandoning good opportunities solely out of boredom. If needed, you can always take up a side job or hobby without sacrificing your financial stability.

Capricorn Careers

Capricorn natives are hard workers and can be found in a wide variety of professions.

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

Careers to avoid: Consider avoiding 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 our mind, heart, and consciousness. By practicing mantra meditation, we can experience relief from suffering and negativity.

Capricorns can especially benefit by meditating with the following mantra:

ॐ वामनाय​ नमः Om kurma-devaya namaha

The Vedas contain many mantras that are effective for different people. However, a universal maha-mantra, or "super mantra," that is beneficial for people born in any zodiac sign is:

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 5

  • Bradley Cooper
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  • Hayao Myazaki
  • Suki Waterhouse
  • Diane Keaton
  • Robert Duvall
  • Kristin Cavallari
  • January Jones
  • Clancy Brown
  • Deadmau5
  • Umberto Eco

Events in History on January 5

  • 2019: Golden State and Sacramento combine for 41 3-pointers in Warriors' 127-123 win
  • 2019: Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Swiss pair Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic clinch 2-1 win over Germany
  • 2013: 25th Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Spain wins 4th title
  • 2010: Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins
  • 2007: Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 2002: Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Spain wins 2nd title
  • 1996: Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement
  • 1993: Brian Lara scores his maiden Test century with 277 for the West Indies v Australia in drawn 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1992: Indian cricket all-rounder Ravi Shastri scores 206 in 3rd Test in Sydney
  • 1992: Revival of Arthur Miller's dramatic play "The Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater, NYC
  • 1985: Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
  • 1982: Star center Darryl Sittler leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs on medical advice
  • 1974: Raul Julia appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Oh, Brother"
  • 1973: Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's debut album "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J."

Learn About the Zodiac

Learn more about your Zodiac Sign by checking out our complete guide on Capricorn. You can also explore the signs of your friends and family!

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