Updated: Aug. 3, 2021
Capricorn Basic Zodiac Information:
Date Duration: December 22 to January 19
Sign Quality: Cardinal
Planetary Ruler: Saturn
From December 22 to January 19, the sun is in Capricorn. The period when the sun aligns with Capricorn marks the beginning of winter in the Norther Hemisphere. The last of the Earth signs of the Zodiac, Capricorn’s energy is very grounding and stable. During this period, everyone will be exposed to Capricorn’s energy, regardless of their signs.
As with any other zodiac energy, Capricorn’s energy affects people in different ways. How this energy affects you depends on your personality and your ability to adapt to change. There are stones and crystals that can guide you during Capricorn season to help you make the most out of Capricorn's energy; while they have a special affinity with Capricorn as they are their birthstones, everyone can benefit from them during this period when the sun is in Capricorn.
Capricorn is symbolized by a Sea-Goat, a mythical creature with a goat’s upper body and a fish’s lower body. The symbol is fashioned after Enki, the Sumerian god of wisdom, intelligence, and creativity. Much like their ruler Saturn, the planet that represents earthly limitations, patience, stability, perseverance, and discipline, Capricorns are hard-working and relentless in their pursuit of perfection, success, and stability.
As an earth sign, Capricorn emits a very grounding, earthly energy. People born under this sign know their limits, but are always working hard to excel within their capabilities. Capricorn is the opposite of Sagittarius, as the former emits a very stable and subtle energy whereas the latter emits a strong fiery energy. If you found the energy the past season a bit overwhelming, you might find Capricorn season more agreeable especially when it comes to working on your goals in a much more patient and stable environment.
Capricorn is a cardinal sign, as it is positioned in the beginning of winter. As temperatures start to drop even lower during this time of year, Capricorn’s energy encourages you to work on your pursuits even when the winter months make you lethargic. With patience and diligence, Capricorn will guide you to achieve your goals not in the fast and fiery manner that the previous season has, but in a steadier, more disciplined pace.
A Closer Look at Capricorn's Strengths and Weaknesses
Highly driven, persistent, and goal-oriented, Capricorns are a force to be reckoned with especially in the workplace. Heavily influenced by their ruler Saturn, Capricorns work best under defined rules and guidelines, as they love order in all aspects of their lives, particularly when it comes to work.
Capricorns value hard work and they don’t mind climbing the corporate ladder even if they have to start from the bottom, as they often succeed in making it to the top with their intelligence, ambition, and determination.
Capricorns are excellent at handling finances. As an earth sign, Capricorns have their feet firmly rooted on the ground and aren’t the type to embark on fanciful adventures. They spend their hard-earned money on material things instead of indulging in exotic experiences.
As they are governed by Saturn, the planet of discipline and restrictions, Capricorns are well aware of their limitations and often work within these boundaries. While they do work hard and are capable of pushing the limits, they know where to draw the line whether when it comes to work, relationships, and even when it comes to their spending habits. Capricorn is perhaps one of the most serious, disciplined, and ambitious of all signs, as it completes the earth triplicity of the zodiac, along with Virgo and Taurus.
Much like other earth signs, Capricorns are very practical people, but they do love to indulge in beautiful things when they can. However, they always make sure they can afford such material luxuries before purchasing them. Capricorns are not only practical, but also realistic, which is why they are good at handling and investing money.
When it comes to work, Capricorns are the best people to have in your team. They are intuitive, goal-oriented, follow deadlines, and aren’t afraid to work on large-scale projects whether as part of a team or as leaders. When a Capricorn starts a job or business, they take the time to learn everything about the industry- the ins and outs, ups and downs, and just about every small detail there is to learn. Their penchant for learning the tricks of their trade makes it easy for them to reach the top and succeed professionally.
Capricorns are very loyal to their family and friends. They love being around family and are very protective of their kin. As a friend, it might take awhile to get to know a Capricorn and break into their outer shells, but once you do, you’ll find that even the most serious Capricorns have a hidden fun-loving side and a great sense of humor.
Having a Capricorn in your family or circle of friends provides the stability that keeps the group together and as loyalty is one of the core principles of their value system, they will be there for you even through the toughest times and will help you out to the best of their capabilities.
Capricorns are very much attached to the physical world, they love being surrounded by things they love and often measure success through material possessions. However, their predilection for material things and order makes them susceptible to feelings of melancholy and depression when they feel like the order of things isn’t up to par with their standards of perfection.
Romantically, Capricorns make for great partners, provided they find compatible, like-minded partners. They are very loyal partners, and they love to shower their partners with affection and gifts. However, they do not like conflicts and they often treat misunderstandings like they would a work problem or a puzzle. They believe that hard work is just as necessary to make relationships work as it is to succeed in any professional endeavor.
Capricorns have a tendency, albeit unintentionally, to dictate how other people act whether in the work place or in their personal relationships. While a great quality in a leader, this can be problematic when working with teams and especially when it comes to their personal relationships.
Every sign has its flaws, the important thing is to be aware of them so you can work to fix your weaknesses and enhance your positive traits. If you are a Capricorn and you find yourself having relationship issues, you might need to take frequent moments of introspection to enhance self-awareness.
If you want to bring in more happiness in your life, temper your negative traits, and boost your positive ones, the stones and crystals listed below can help you welcome more positivity in your life and ward off negativity. They are especially useful for this time of year as the holiday season can be tough for some people. While they are especially helpful for people born under Capricorn and work for them all year-round, anyone, regardless of their sign can benefit from these stones and crystals as they are especially attuned to work with Capricorn’s energy during this season.
Recommended Crystals for Capricorn Zodiac Energy
Garnet is one of the primary birthstones for Capricorn and the traditional birthstone for January. It is considered by many to be an exceptionally powerful crystal to use during Capricorn season due to its metaphysical traits.
While the most popular variety of Garnet are of the scarlet, brownish-red to orange-red varieties, Garnet comes in other colors including green and brown, as well.
An Earth element stone, Garnet has a special affinity with Capricorn as it is a powerful grounding stone and it not only enhances one’s motivation to work on their professional endeavors, but it also boosts one’s love and passion for what they do. While Capricorns are already passionate workers by nature, they tend to fall in a rut when projects don’t go as planned. Garnet gives one that extra push to finish what is started in spite of setbacks one might encounter along the way.
Garnet’s sacral association depends on the color of the stone- red garnets are associated with the Root Chakra, orange-reds and browns resonate with the Sacral Chakra, and green garnets resonate with the Heart Chakra. While different colors possess different properties, all Garnets share certain healing properties. For instance, Garnet is an excellent protective talisman, it also boosts energy, and Garnets of all kinds are especially useful for Capricorns as it helps one see past through limitations and work beyond them, within reason.
Reddish-brown garnets are especially useful for their grounding properties and red-orange garnets help boost success in one’s career. Garnets, in general, helps amplify the energies you want to keep in your life and ward off negativity. It is also helpful in easing depressive and anxious thoughts especially when placed under the pillow while sleeping.
Wear Garnet as jewelry, such as in the form of a necklace or bracelet , or carry a piece to make the most out of its healing properties. It is particularly useful when worn on the wrist as a bracelet near your pulse to regulate the flow of life force energy throughout your body and keep you balanced mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Aragonite is one of the three common naturally occurring crystal forms of calcium carbonate, that was originally discovered in the Aragon River of Spain. Aragonite connects you with Earth’s energy to provide you with stability in your body, mind, and soul. It stands as your symbol of strength and knowledge, giving Capricorns a renewed sense of balance and purpose. Aragonite carries strong grounding energies that help you focus on what’s most important around you.
Aragonite brings emotional stability by reassuring you that whatever emotional pains or stresses that you are feeling will pass, empowering, and encouraging you to use all of your energies constructively. It helps to clear the mind, boosting motivation and courage within you to do whatever it takes to meet your challenges.
As an Earth sign, Capricorns are often desire to be connected to the physical world. Keeping a piece of Aragonite on you can help you establish a deeper connection to the planet. Aragonite crystal opens your eyes up to the power of nature and staying healthy. It reminds Capricorns to attune to nature, slow down, listen to the silence, and enjoy all the simple pleasures life presents us with.
As a stone of abundance, prosperity, and peace, Aragonite protects Capricorns from feelings of sadness and depression as it activates clear thought patterns and helps you to set pure goals for the future. Using Aragonite can help to attract prosperity and abundance, as it carries energies of luck and fortune, perfect for those Capricorns who are on the constant path to success and wealth.
Tiger Eye is one of the most powerful manifestation stones for Capricorns. Its abilities to enhance perception and to view all aspects of a situation as a whole, rather than in small parts, makes it an excellent stone for Capricorns who are known to be keen observers and in constant pursuit of knowledge especially when it comes to their professions.
While Tiger Eye is commonly yellowish-brown in color, the stone also comes in varieties of blue and red. Yellow Tiger Eye corresponds with the Solar Plexus Chakra, red with the Root Chakra, and blue with the Throat Chakra.
Different colors have distinct metaphysical properties, but in general, Tiger Eye is a manifestation stone. It encourages the full utilization of one’s skills, talents, and intellect to manifest their goals into reality. It is also a stone of abundance, helping one not just to secure wealth, but also keep it, traits that Capricorns are already inherently gifted with.
Tiger Eye enhances vision, intellect, good judgment, and it opens up one’s mind and heart to learn to accept change. Capricorns, while already gifted with intelligence coupled with intense perseverance, can sometimes have difficulty accepting change, Tiger Eye helps Capricorns to become more adaptable new experiences.
Blue Tiger Eye usually comes in dark blue colors with gray or green bands. It’s a very soothing stone that can help Capricorns ease their stress and anxieties around their work. It enhances a state of relaxation and clears your thoughts so that you are ready for universal truths. Blue Tiger Eye also works to enhance good luck and fortune. When you require a push to bring your ideas to life, the energies of Blue Tiger Eye will help turn your dreams in work or play come to life.
Red Tiger Eye is especially attuned to Capricorn’s energy. It is essentially Yellow Tiger Eye that has been exposed to more heat than its yellow counterpart. Red Tiger eye boosts perseverance, hard-work, confidence, and discourages procrastination, making it a perfect fit for Capricorns. Despite its fiery red color, it also has calming properties and is particularly useful in tempering excessive negative emotions like rage. It also gives one a boost in energy and stamina needed to finish projects especially as the end of the year approaches.
Turn to Tiger Eye whenever you need a boost in energy or when you are in the process of starting or finishing a project. Wear Tiger's Eye jewelry or meditate with it whenever you feel lethargic or melancholic so you can benefit from its positive boosting energy.
Black Tourmaline, is a powerful grounding and purification stone. It has been used since ancient times by shamans and psychics to purify the mind, body, and spirit of negative energies. It is still heavily used today in purification rituals and as a protective stone against negativity. It is a stone that resonates with the Root Chakra, which is why it is an effective grounding stone.
It has a special connection to Capricorn because of its ability to purify negativity whether within oneself or in one’s surroundings. It also clears the mind of cluttered thoughts, allowing the goal-oriented Capricorn to focus on what’s important and let go of thoughts and energies that no longer serve them.
A particularly useful stone to have in one’s place of work or business, Black Tourmaline repels negativity and boosts confidence in oneself and one’s abilities. It eliminates toxic and unwanted energy in the workplace to allow for the free flow of creative and productive energy. Just as you can’t focus in an office cluttered with too many things, you also can’t focus when a space is cluttered with conflicting energies. It is especially useful in hectic work environments or when working with extremely difficult people.
You can also place black tourmaline strategically all over your house, particularly in areas that are exposed to too much bad energy. An effective stone to ward off toxic energy from other people, you can also opt to sprinkle black tourmaline chips around your house especially if you have neighbors who are constantly fighting. They can also serve as extra protection for your household to ward off threats.
Whenever you start to feel negative thoughts overpowering your mind or when you feel anxious or depressed, meditate with black tourmaline to cleanse your mind of dark thoughts.
Wearing black tourmaline as jewelry or carrying a piece with you is also an excellent way to ward off negativity and keep you protected from both tangible and perceived threats. It’s also an excellent choice for children who suffer from anxiety and depression, and it also serves a protection stone against bullies and other threats.
Jet is fossilized wood that forms into coal, carrying great wisdom from the Earth. The black Jet crystal brings energies of prosperity, protection, and release. If a recent life event has bought you down, use Jet to help you draw out dense energies, like fear and depression. It gives you the physical, emotional, and spiritual guidance in helping you to achieve your goals of success, and at the same time remind you that balance is the key to getting it all. For driven Capricorns, Jet inspires you to reinvent yourself, or your lifestyle where necessary. The Jet stone will show you just how to use your skills, talents, and own touch of magic to accomplish what you dream to.
Capricorns can use the stability of Jet to enhance their ability in keeping control over their finances. You may be starting with a new business venture, so use the energies of Jet to bring that mental stability into your life with so many things happening at once. By boosting the confidence in yourself, Jet stone gives you the conviction you need to follow through with business plans or high-risk projects with the knowledge that all will come right in the end. The protective vibrations of Jet stone can be carried with you to reassure you of your path and remind you that you are filled with clarity and positivity.
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Scolecite is associated with the upper chakras, especially the Heart and Third Eye chakras helping to facilitate deep inner peace and spiritual transformation. The slow, calming vibrations of this crystal cleanses your whole aura and promotes self-healing throughout all of your energetic centers.
As a peaceful crystal, Scolecite counters anxiety and stress in a busy Capricorn’s life. It’s especially helpful in helping you go to sleep and catch up on much-needed rest. After a long day at work, Capricorns can meditate with this crystal to help them wind down.
Scolecite crystal can also aid you in understanding your dreams and making the connections between them and your daily life. Everything within our dreams has a meaning about something in reality, and Scolecite stone helps us to discover these meanings. Being able to understand our dreams can help us move forward and inform our intuition about where we want to go and how we’re going to get there.
Fluorite is one of the most versatile crystals on this list. It comes in a wide-range of colors ranging from purple, blue, and green, to pink, yellow, clear, and even rainbow. Rainbow Fluorite showcases the multitude of colors Fluorite comes in all in one convenient stone.
While Fluorite’s chakral association depends on the stone’s color, with Rainbow Fluorite resonating with all chakras, all types of Fluorites are revered all over the world not just for their enchanting transparent, almost glass-like beauty, but as well as for their ability to promote mental clarity and enhance one’s mental faculties.
Fluorite is associated with Capricorn because of its powerful healing energy to clear the mind and enhance focus, allowing the persistent and hard-working Capricorn to focus on professional projects with meticulous attention to every small detail.
Purple Fluorite is especially useful for boosting one’s intuition and is helpful for introspection and meditation. Capricorns need to take the time to engage in quiet introspection especially when they feel out of control or when they have the urge to dictate everyone’s actions. It promotes peace and harmony in all aspects of one’s life.
Clear Fluorite, on the other hand, not only enhances mental clarity, but also helps in cleansing the aura and promoting a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit. It also helps you to see past self-imposed restrictions and look at things through other people’s perspective. It is especially useful for the sometimes stubborn Capricorn who are set in their ways and tend to impose their rules on others. Clear Fluorite opens you up to other viewpoints so that you can gain a better understanding of the people around you, making it a particularly useful stone when dealing with personal relationships.
Rainbow Fluorite is the most versatile of all fluorites because it combines the unique properties of each type of Fluorite in one stone. It resonates with all chakras and allows for the free flow of energy throughout all the body.
All Fluorites are useful for promoting stability and harmony, balancing energies, boosting intuition and mental clarity, and helps open up the mind and spirit to connect to other planes of thought, not just what is logical and tangible.
Use Fluorite whenever you feel mentally drained or you have trouble focusing on your goals. Fluorite also makes for an excellent study stone for children, as it helps them focus on the tasks in front of them. Wearing Fluorite as jewelry in the form of a necklace or bracelet is a great way to receive it's benefits as you go about your day. When used as a study aide for children, taping Fluorite under their desks or chair can help boost their concentration especially when working on mentally taxing subjects.
Malachite is a beautiful stone showcasing various hues of greens, from the deepest greens to the lightest. Even when unpolished, malachite is a sight to behold, as it is reminiscent of a forest with lush green trees or of green corals under clear beaches.
It is a stone that resonates primarily with the Heart Chakra and is loved not just for its mesmerizing color but for its healing properties as well.
Malachite is associated with Capricorn because of its powers as a transformative stone. Capricorns tend to be inflexible, especially when it comes to how things should be handled, and while these qualities are part of the reason most Capricorns are successful in their careers, they can also add a strain in your relationships.
Malachite encourages one to accept change when necessary, it opens the mind to new perspectives and experiences.. Capricorns, while not as emotional as other signs, tend to hold onto resentments when things don’t go their way or when the feel they have been slighted, Malachite opens the heart to forgiveness and acceptance.
As a stone of the Heart Chakra, Malachite helps with any issues of the heart, including issues with giving or receiving love. It is perfect for Capricorns who have difficulty dealing with conflicts in their relationships as it opens not only the heart but as well as the mind to expressing and accepting love. Malachite also helps ease strong emotions including, anger, anxiety and depression, feelings that Capricorns are prone to when they don’t get what they want.
Malachite is a highly protective stone especially when traveling, making it perfect for Capricorns who want to get out of their comfort zones and explore the world. In addition, Malachite promotes financial abundance and success, an excellent stone for the already financially-savvy Capricorn.
Meditate with Malachite whenever you feel anxious about any upcoming changes in your life. You can also wear a malachite necklace close to your heart chakra to protect you while in transit and against negativity and pollutants.
Azurite is a mesmerizing deep blue stone that has been used for thousands of years as a stone of enlightenment, believed to be a heavenly stone by some ancient cultures. As such, it was used by psychics to reveal the deepest truths of the universe.
Azurite is associated with the Third Eye Chakra and is commonly used to boost one’s intuition, ability to connect with the Divine, and ability to access one’s subconscious mind. It is a powerful stone of enlightenment that allows one to reveal truths they keep within themselves, even those that they are not aware of. For Capricorns, Azurite calms the mind, makes one more decisive, and clears confusion.
Amethyst has been used since ancient times as a protection stone, especially against intoxication, but also against both immanent and perceived threats. Amethyst, with its pale to deep purple color, is a very soothing stone.
Amethyst is the perfect stone for the highly driven Capricorn, as it puts their minds and bodies at ease, allowing them to take a step back and calm down when necessary. As a soothing stone, it also helps to calm the mind especially when rest is needed; it is an excellent cure for insomnia.
As a stone of both the Crown and Third Eye Chakra, Amethyst is an excellent stone for connecting to one’s intuition and the Divine, especially when used for meditation. Wear Amethyst as jewelry such as in the form of a necklace or bracelet while traveling, as it is a powerful protection stone for travelers as well.
On the other hand, if you feel drained and want to take it easy but find it difficult to do so, wear Amethyst or place a stone near your head or underneath your pillow before sleeping to help you relax. Capricorn energy can come off as quite strong and sometimes authoritative, so Amethyst is one of the best soothing stones to help bring out the lighter side of yourself in work and relationships.
Onyx is another stone known for its powerful grounding and protective abilities. It is a variety of chalcedony featuring black and white bands on the surface, giving it a unique charm.
Onyx has a deep history in ancient times and was heavily feared in China as they saw it as a stone of bad luck and was thus, exported to other countries where it was greatly revered as a protective talisman. It is a stone that resonates with the Root Chakra and is associated with Capricorn because of the stone’s connection to the earth and its grounding energy.
Metaphysically, Onyx can help you harness your inner strengths and transform negative emotions into positive ones. It tempers anger and aggression and encourages you to use the strong energies behind these feelings and preserve them so you can use the extra energy for more productive tasks instead.
Onyx is not only an excellent protective stone, but it is also a great stone to wear or have in the workplace. Carrying Onyx or placing a stone on your desk at work boosts one’s physical and mental stamina especially when working on large-scale or long-term projects. This is especially useful for Capricorns as they are always hard at work. Onyx is a beneficial stone not just to boost one’s intellectual acuity, but to protect one’s physical health during long days at work.
Onyx is also a particularly helpful stone for the sometimes critical Capricorn, as it allows one to hold back on non-constructive criticisms and conversely, it also helps ward off other people’s negative emotions and feelings.
Wear Onyx or carry a loose stone with you especially when confronting other people or dealing with conflicts, whether in your personal or professional life, as it helps keep you calm and collected even during emotionally draining encounters. Onyx also helps clear negative emotions like anxiety, sadness, and fear.
Smoky Quartz, with its brown (sometimes grayish) color, is a stone that has strong ties to the earth. Like Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz has powerful grounding and protective energies. It is a stone that resonates with the Root and Crown Chakras and has a special affinity with Capricorn because of its grounding powers. It not only offers protection to the wearer but it also grounds both body and spirit, strengthening one’s ties to the earth- the physical plane.
One of Smoky Quartz’s most powerful abilities is to transform negative energy to positive energy. It also amplifies positive energy and when paired with other quartzes, it amplifies their healing energies.
Aside from strengthening one’s connection to the earth, Smoky Quartz, especially those that are more gray than brown boosts one’s connection to one’s subconscious mind. Whenever you have trouble solving a problem or you find yourself clouded by dark thoughts, meditating with Smoky Quartz can help you connect to the Divine and your higher self, revealing truths that you have hidden in the deepest areas of your mind. It also helps balance your physical and spiritual existence, allowing you to discover the missing pieces you might need to solve your problems.
Smoky Quartz’s ability to turn negative energy to positive energy can be very helpful to Capricorns who sometimes succumb to depression, anxiety, and a cycle of negative thinking whenever they experience setbacks in their professional lives. It is also a particularly useful stone to have in your reservoir during the winter and holiday seasons, especially for people who find this time of year emotionally taxing.
Wear Smoky Quartz as jewelry or carry a tumbled stone with you to protect you from negativity. Meditate with it frequently especially whenever you feel down or when you need grounding and spiritual guidance.
13. Ocean Jasper
Ocean Jasper is just one of the many varieties of the stone Jasper. While most Jaspers share similar metaphysical properties, especially when it comes to balancing energies and manifesting goals, different varieties have unique energies as well.
Physically, Ocean Jasper is an incredibly mesmerizing stone, reminiscent of the ocean and the world underneath it.. As it is predominantly green with splashes of browns, whites, and other earthen hues, Ocean Jasper resonates with the Heart Chakra. It is a very tranquil stone that promotes compassion, forgiveness, and unconditional love of all types.
It also cleanses the aura of negative emotions and is an extremely effective stabilizing stone, particularly when it comes to strong emotions, which makes it an excellent meditation stone for Capricorns who thrive on stability.
Since Capricorns have a tendency to be inflexible and aren’t always patient with people who disrupt their natural order of doing things, Ocean Jasper encourages patience, understanding, and opens the heart to acceptance. It allows one to see beyond one’s limitations and understand other people’s perspectives.
As a stone of the Heart Chakra, Ocean Jasper boosts unconditional love, which is especially helpful for Capricorns who have a tendency to control the way their partners do things. Ocean Jasper allows you to accept your partner, friends, and family for who they are- flaws and all.
Wear Ocean Jasper as a necklace to keep it close to your heart and meditate with it especially when you feel a lot of pent up anger and negative emotions. Meditating with this stone clears your mind and eliminates excessive negative emotions so you can live a tranquil life and improve your relationship with other people.
As emphasized repeatedly all over this post, all the stones and crystals listed above can benefit everyone, regardless of their zodiac signs during Capricorn season. If you’re a Capricorn you might want to add some of the stones and crystals on this list to add to your collection, as they are not only useful during this period, but they can also significantly help you keep a healthy balance in all aspects of your life all throughout the year. Wear your Capricorn jewelry as you prepare to take on new ventures in the coming year; they’ll help you achieve both your professional and personal goals for the new year.
Those who have been sensitive to the previous season’s energy can especially benefit from the calming and grounding stones listed above. If you want a head start on planning for the next year, these stones, with their positive and soothing energies, might just be what you need to keep you focused on your goals.
We recommend wearing these crystals as jewelry, as their vibrations are especially effective with skin contact. Crystals are intuitive and when you wear them, they adjust their vibrational frequency to match your own’s. However, as we always also recommend, it’s best that you set an intention before using any crystal whether as jewelry or loose stones for meditation and cleansing rituals so that they are attuned specifically to the purpose you intend to use them for.
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