What sets a person with a December Zodiac sign apart from everyone else? Anyone born on this month could have personality traits of a Sagittarius or a Capricorn; two very different astrological signs who share the same unshakable work ethic.
Being born on December 21 instead of 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 have some key similarities, but they also have aspects that make them unique. 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
Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, while Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign. People with a mutable sign often “go with the flow” of life. They are highly adaptable to change and love a challenge. Other mutable signs aside from Sagittarius are Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces.
On the other hand, cardinal sign people like Capricorns are leaders, innovators, and trendsetters. They are initiators and implementers of new ideas and are not afraid to go down the road less traveled. Aside from Capricorn, the other cardinal zodiac signs are Aries, Cancer, and Libra.
Sagittarius’ ruling planet is Jupiter, the “King of the Gods.” Jupiter is all about good luck, growth, expansion, and abundance. Jupiter in the natal chart represents tolerance, having an open mind, and generosity. This is why most Sagittarius tend to be very accepting of people who come from all walks of life.
Meanwhile, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of hard work, public life, career, and responsibilities. As Saturn is the planet of order and structure, Capricorns love proving their worth by working from the ground up. This is why Capricorns thrive in careers and environments that adhere to a certain structure or hierarchy.
Sagittarius Personality Traits
If you’re born on November 22 to about December 21, your sun sign is in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. It’s also the Latin word for “archer,” commonly represented by a mythological creature known as a centaur. If you look up at the sky, you can almost trace the fire sign Sagittarius as this constellation of a half-man, half-horse holding a bow and arrow.
As earlier mentioned, this fiery sign is ruled by Jupiter, the fifth and largest planet in the solar system and is all about expansion. Combining the qualities of the Archer and Jupiter, Sagittarius are people who value forward movement in all aspects of life. They despise stagnancy, and would rather lose an arm and leg than to stay in one, undesirable place in terms of career, relationships, and the self.
Also, Sagittarius rules the lower half of the body, such as the hips, thighs, liver, sacrum, and lumbar vertebrae. Being a ruler of the lower half of the body, it is Sagittarius’ challenge and mission to be in touch with their root and sacral chakra.
Having this connection with the sacral chakra, which is the chakra for creativity, it’s no wonder why there are so many famous Sagittarius celebrities. Some of the most famous Sagittarius stars are: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, Ben Stiller, Jamie Foxx, and Britney Spears. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius bear classic fire sign qualities – passionate, driven, ambitious, and tend to seek high-powered careers that elevate their social status.
Regarding relationships, Sagittarius are most compatible with their fellow fire signs and air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius).
Friendship with a Sagittarius
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 views 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 face.
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 respectfully.
Even though they make a great friend, they’re also happy to be on their own. They are independent and don’t rely on others to help 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.
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. Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac. They are some of the most disciplined and materially gifted people on Earth.
Symbolized by the mythological sea goat, a creature with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish. This symbolism perfectly captures the duality of Capricorns – they are good at handling the material world but are also emotionally intelligent. Capricorns can sometimes scale the steepest mountains with such ease that, in Gen Z lingo, they can be rightly called “The G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time)” of the zodiac.
Ruled by the planet of professionalism, responsibilities, and public image, this zodiac sign has no problem with managing groups of people. With their authoritative nature, Capricorns often find success in careers that call for leadership skills. Michelle Obama? Kate Middleton? They’re a Capricorn! Other famous Capricorn celebrities include Dolly Parton, Jim Carrey, Timothèe Chalamet, Elvis Presley, and David Bowie.
Regarding relationships, Capricorns are some of the most committed persons of the zodiac. Because they value their image, Capricorns rarely break the promises they make unless absolutely necessary. Although they may seem strict and serious to other people, they can be very tender, affectionate, and sensual towards their partners.
Capricorns value privacy and a no-drama approach to relationships, so they often go well with fellow earth signs (Virgo and Taurus) more than others. The next compatible signs with Capricorn are water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), as they can teach Caps to be in touch with their emotions.
Capricorns at Work
Capricorns may have a knack at “securing the bag” and “getting that bread,” but they don’t play about their money. Some look at Capricorns as stingy and materialistic, but they are actually just masters at honoring the energy of money.
They’re hardworking, diligent, responsible, and tenacious: traits that are essential to excel in any role. This sign loves a challenge. And they’re also valuable members of every workplace.
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 and 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.
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.
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.
- Aries Dates: March 21-April 19
- Taurus Dates: April 20-May 20
- Gemini Dates: May 21-June 20
- Cancer Dates: June 21-July 22
- Leo Dates: July 23-August 22
- Virgo Dates: August 23-September 22
- Libra Dates: September 23-October 22
- Scorpio Dates: October 23-November 21
- Sagittarius Dates: November 22-December 21
- Capricorn Dates: December 22-January 20
- Aquarius Dates: January 21-February 18
- Pisces Dates: February 19-March 20
December Zodiac Signs Are the Signs of Responsibility
Now that you’re acquainted with the December Zodiac sign and their personality traits, it won’t come as a surprise if you have a new and deeper understanding of the Sagittarius and Capricorn people in your life.
These two astrological signs are constantly elevating, finding ways to reinvent themselves. Whenever they achieve something, best believe they always take their cherished friends to the summit.
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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