Born December 26th? Your Sign is Capricorn

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by Lucas Vanderlinden Were you born on December 26th? 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 December 26th? 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, or “crocodile.” Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. This includes Symbol, Planetary Ruler, Element, Nature, and Gender. The general makeup of the Capricorn sign is as follows:

  • Sign of the Makara: Capricorn natives are peculiar and powerful. They are very intelligent, but they 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 December 26th, 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 various 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, you may resort to unethical practices. By giving a portion of your earnings to a good cause, you can reduce your tendency toward greed.
  • You like to be on the move: You love to walk and see new places. You enjoy traveling and may have friends from foreign countries. You may also excel in a profession that requires regular travel.
  • You have strong digestion: You enjoy eating and have a good metabolism. This helps you stay in good shape and in sound physical health.
  • 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. By finding a mentor, you can properly channel your energies and have a greater chance of realizing your full potential.
  • You are likely to have a variety of professions in life: You have diverse interests and are likely to pursue different careers over time. Just be careful not to abandon a good opportunity 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 who 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: You may want to avoid 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. Most suffering takes place only within the mind, and by practicing mantra meditation, we can experience relief from all suffering and negativity.

Capricorns can especially benefit from meditating with the following mantra: ॐ वामनाय​ नमः (Om kurma-devaya namaha)

The Vedas contain many mantras that are effective for different people. However, some mantras are universal. The following maha-mantra, or “super mantra,” is beneficial for people born in 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 December 26

  • Jared Leto
  • Mao Zedong
  • Kit Harington
  • Shun Oguri
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Lars Ulrich
  • Beth Behrs
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Alexander Wang
  • Eden Sher
  • Andy Biers

Events in History on December 26

  • 2006: Spin bowling great Shane Warne becomes the first bowler in Test cricket history to take 700 wickets.
  • 2004: 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives, and edges of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.
  • 1991: Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Joe Mullen scores 4 goals for the second straight NHL game.
  • 1990: Garry Kasparov defeats fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov to retain the world chess championship.
  • 1989: ODI cricket debut for Australia’s Mark Taylor and Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya at the MCG.
  • 1986: Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone.
  • 1978: India’s former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, is released from jail.
  • 1976: AFC Championship, Oakland Coliseum: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-7.
  • 1972: Ballon d’Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins the award for the best European football player.
  • 1965: Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline.
  • 1962: Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera “Katerina Ismailova” premieres in Moscow.
  • 1944: Tennessee Williams’ play “Glass Menagerie” premieres in Chicago.
  • 1944: Battle of Bastogne: US General George S. Patton’s 3rd Army repulses German forces.
  • 1943: Earl Claus von Stauffenberg vain with a bomb to Hitler's headquarters.

Learn About the Zodiac

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

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