December Zodiac Sign: What Sets a Sagittarius and Capricorn Apart?

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Being born on December 21 as opposed to December 22 can have a huge impact on who you are. It’s the difference between being a Sagittarius or a Capricorn. But how different are the December Zodiac signs really?

Since they’re both December astrological signs, they do have some key similarities, but they also have aspects about them that make them unique from each other. Your astrological sign can say a lot about you, so it’s good to know where you fall among the 12 signs of the Zodiac for your sun, moon, and rising signs. You can consult your birth chart to find all three symbols.

Let’s take a look at the key traits for each December sign, and you can decide for yourself how truly different, or similar, these two signs are.

December Zodiac Signs

Overview of a Sagittarius

If you were born between approximately November 22 and December 21, you’re a part of the legion of Sagittariuses. The exact dates depend on the year you were born. Additionally, you are a fire sign, also with Aries and Leo signs.

A Sagittarius has all the qualities of a trustworthy friend; they possess loyalty, kindness, and sophistication. They highly value trust and honesty, doing their best to live a truthful, authentic life. They are great conversationalists due to their intelligence and philosophical view on life.

Once they find your people, they’ll have their backs until the very end. They don’t flee when the going gets rough. They’ll stay by their friends’ sides until they overcome whatever they’re facing.

A Sagittarius has a kindness that they share with everyone they meet. They don’t just save their compassion for close friends; they treat everyone with respect.

Even though they make a great friend, they’re also happy to be on their own. They are an independent person and don’t rely on others to help them or make them happy.

This quality has the potential to alienate friends; it’s hard to be the person in a friend group who always relies on someone but never gets to offer help in return. Every once in a while, it’s good to give their friends a chance to remember that they are needed, too.

sagittarius zodiac sign

Overview of a Capricorn

People born between December 22 and January 20 belong to the group of Capricorns. They also are an earth sign, just like Taurus and Virgo. Capricorns are valuable members of every workplace.

They’re hardworking, diligent, responsible, and tenacious: traits that are essential to excel in any role. This sign loves a challenge.

No matter what the task is or how difficult it will be to accomplish, you can trust that a Capricorn will get it done and do it well. Even if they don’t have natural talent or aptitude, they will not stop working until they achieve their goals, which arguably makes them more valuable than someone born with skill but no drive to improve.

You can trust a Capricorn, not only with work tasks, but as a friend. They’re responsible, so they won’t spill your secrets or flake on you by bailing on plans.

They’ve got your back, and will prove time and time again that they’re there for you and can be trusted fully. Need a friend to pick you up from the airport? Want someone to plan an amazing surprise party? Always call a Capricorn.

If you need the truth, talk to a Capricorn. They’re sensible, truthful, and will give it to you straight without sugar-coating it.

However, with all this tenacity and dedication comes a bit of stubbornness. If a Capricorn has their mind set on how they want to do something, there’s very little to do to convince them to go in a different direction.

So while it’s great to have someone so hardworking on the team, it’s tough to have someone who isn’t always willing to be a team player.

Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Differences and Similarities Between December Zodiac Signs

There are some key similarities between the December Zodiac signs, but in those similarities are different approaches and motivations for those traits. Let’s take a look at what links them and what sets them apart.


Both December Zodiac signs are committed to telling the truth.

A Sagittarius is passionate about creating an environment of open communication and honesty so no one feels like they need to hide their true feelings.

A Capricorn tells the truth because it’s the most sensible option. What is the point of lying and deceit? It’s just more practical to be honest with someone in the first place.


A Sagittarius and Capricorn are both someone you can rely on, but they excel at this in different ways.

A Sagittarius is always there for their friends with support and love. If you’re ever going through a tough time, you can always trust your Sagittarius friend to approach the matter with kindness, sensibility, and compassion.

A Capricorn is also reliable when it comes to helping their friends, but they really excel at work as the trustworthy candidate for any difficult project. They’re responsible and hardworking, so even if the project has sensitive information, needs to be handled discreetly, or must be free of errors, you can trust a Capricorn to get it done right.

Valued Employee

Depending on what your needs are for your employees, a Capricorn or Sagittarius would both be good candidates for the workplace.

A Sagittarius excels with their intelligence. If you need a solution to a problem from a new perspective, have intellectual work, or need someone with wisdom, hire a Sagittarius.

A Capricorn can excel in any role, from a construction worker to a project manager to a sports coach to a CEO. Their hardworking, tenacious attitude can take them wherever they want to go professionally, because they won’t stop until they get there.

Zodiac Sign Dates

While the exact end and start dates change depending on leap years, here are the dates of each of the zodiac signs. If you fall on a start or end date, check the specific calendar from the year you were born.

If you’re looking for more precise and detailed information, use our birth chart calculator to generate a free personalized birth report for yourself.

December Zodiac Signs Are the Signs of Responsibility

Despite their differences, the December Zodiac signs have something core in common; they can be trusted. Whether you need a friend you can rely on or you need someone who can get stuff done in the office, you can count on a Sagittarius and Capricorn to do it correctly.

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