I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I've written several books about astrology. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
Capricorn Dates of Birth
Is Your Zodiac Sign Really Capricorn?
Ephemeris, table of planetary positions, from the Renaissance.
Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there's an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it's evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.
The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Capricorn starts on December 22, right after the winter solstice, and ends on January 20, but that's just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.
Here are the leap years of the last century:
If you were born on the 22nd of December or the 20th of January, you have to check if you're really a Capricorn or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Capricorn is on the 21st or 22nd of December, and the end of it almost always on the 20th of January. People born on other dates need not be concerned.
Cusp or not
It's particularly important with this check If you were born far away from Greenwich, England, since that's the base for the dates given for Capricorn.
You can get your exact complete horoscope computed for free on several websites. Go here to find instructions and links to them: Your own complete horoscope.
If your sun is at the very end of Capricorn, you may show personality traits of both Capricorn and Aquarius, but If you were born at the very start of Aquarius, no matter how early in it, you're most definitely an Aquarius.
That's because each sign is the most powerful at its beginning, its cusp.
Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign. That means its most typical part is the first one - the ten degrees making its first decan, 1°-10° Capricorn. That corresponds approximately to the dates December 22-31. If your birth date is within this range, you're likely to be a very typical Capricorn.
If you were born in early January, the 1st-11th, you're still a Capricorn, but with character traits comparable to those of Taurus (the fixed earth sign). If you were born on January 12-31. you have some tendencies similar to those of Virgo (the mutable earth sign).
But the most important thing to decide is what sign you are. So, If you were born on December 21st-22nd or January 20th, please have your correct horoscope calculated to be sure of your star sign.