The Zodiac Report: Capricorn

December 22 - January 19 

Related To:

Capricorns get things done.

TZR Mountain Goat

TZR Mountain Goat

Photo by: iStock/Skouatroulio


Symbolized by the mountain goat, Capricorns always look ahead. They are resilient and determine to succeed, no matter the challenge facing them. Simply put: There ain’t no mountain high enough to keep them from meeting their goals.

Capricorns are ruled by the paternal planet of authority—Saturn. The influence of Saturn can be seen in a Capricorn’s desire to take charge of any situation they come across. They feel at home heading a conference table, delegating tasks to their peers and mapping out strategies for long-term projects.

Traditionalists to a fault, these earth signs are stubborn about sticking to a plan that’s been proven to yield results. In their mind, “the road less traveled” likely comes with its own complications—littered with potholes or rigid, worn pavement. Why would anyone want to drive on a road like that? 

Noteworthy Capricorn



Kate Middleton, Ellen Degeneres, LeBron James, Michelle Obama, Nina Dobrev, Liam Hemsworth, Jim Carrey, Kevin Costner, Dolly Parton, Gabby Douglas, Elvis Presley, Betty White, Kate Spade, Edgar Allen Poe, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Calvin Harris, Denzel Washington, Jared Leto, Martin Luther King Jr.


Blue and White Traditional Master Bedroom With Mirror

Blue and White Traditional Master Bedroom With Mirror

A custom upholstered headboard, tall rectangular mirrors and antique wood nightstands give stately colonial elegance to the master bedroom. Navy blue floral patterns cover the rug and are picked up again in the accent pillows.

Photo by: Ball & Albanese

Ball & Albanese

Antique armoires, monogrammed linens and tufted headboards—these are just a few of the traditional touches you can find in a Capricorn home.

Tufted Chair

Tufted Chair

A california guest room echoes its subtle palette of taupe and ivory. A plaid chair sits next to a wood cabinet and under an iron chandelier. Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo by: Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick

Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick

Unsurprisingly, these traditionalists have an appreciation for the finer things in life. Craftsman details, luxurious leather and one-of-a-kind finds are enough to enthrall any Capricorn. (No matter how pricey the piece might be.)

Traditional Home Office With Gray Rug

Traditional Home Office With Gray Rug

Sophisticated details like the plush Oriental rug and the tufted high-back desk chair give stately elegance to this home office.

Photo by: Chipper Hatter

Chipper Hatter

Being the hard workers they are, a Capricorn should (and will) invest in outfitting their home office. A luxurious leather armchair paired with a cherry wood desk will deliver our Caps with a handsome space that fosters their productivity.




Photo by: iStock/bukki88


London; Swiss Alps; New York City




According to the American Pistachio Growers, pistachios are a good source of vitamins B1 and B6. 

Photo by: Image courtesy of American Pistachio Growers

Image courtesy of American Pistachio Growers

Pistachios. Like we’ve said, Capricorns don’t shy away from a challenge. We have a feeling they won’t mind prying the tasty pistachio out of its salty shell.


G+T Capricorn

G+T Capricorn

Photo by: iStock/stocksnapper


Gin and tonic. A posh classic, this fizzy favorite never disappoints and always get the job done.


White Wine Beauty

White Wine Beauty

Glass of Chardonnay White Wine Close Up

Photo by: iStock/Victority


Pinot Grigio. Notes of citrus, pear, nectarine and apple combine for a sip sure to delight.


TZR Navy Plaid

TZR Navy Plaid

Photo by: iStock/tortoon


Navy; Forest Green; Ivory; Grey


Amber; Vanilla; Cedar; Coffee


Birthday Cake TZR

Birthday Cake TZR

Photo by: iStock/franckreporter


With December and January birthdays, Capricorns offer their loved ones yet another reason for celebration during the festive holiday season. Take note, though: A tacky Christmas-sweater party will miss the mark for our classic Caps. Instead, throw them a chic dinner party at a well-known, refined restaurant in the city.

Keep Reading

Next Up

The Zodiac Report: Leo

July 23- August 22

The Zodiac Report: Pisces

February 19 — March 20 

Make a Cookie-Cutter Pie Crust

Fancy up your pie by using cookie cutters to make a pie crust.

Luxurious Zen Garden Retreat

An upcoming party had designer Margie Grace on the move as she created this peaceful Zen garden for an elegant outdoor area perfect for entertaining.

Sparkling and Spicy Mimosa Recipe

Celebrate the warm-weather seasons with this sparkling and spicy mimosa that's the perfect wake-up call.

4 Fabulous Reasons to Party with HGTV on New Year’s Day

You’re invited. Watch All Premiere New Year and tweet with your favorite HGTV stars on New Year's Day.

Tuna Nicoise Tea Sandwiches Recipe

Our twist on the French pan bagnat is perfect for your next gathering -- inside or out.

Pecan Pie Tartlets Recipe

Pecan pie is a classic Southern dish that has been served at family gatherings for generations. Our twist turns them into miniature hand-held tartlets, making them a better option for larger affairs.

Velvety Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Cream, butter and Yukon gold potatoes make magic in the kitchen.

Top 20 Party Songs: Jazz

If feel-good music sounds good for your next gathering, we have your playlist.

Meet the Team

Get to know the talented writers and editors of HGTV's show and design blog. 

Go Behind the Blog

From the Archives

Take a look back at our past posts, from entertaining and design trends to up-and-coming HGTV shows.  

Read All Our Past Posts