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♑ Capricorn emoji

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The Capricorn emoji ♑ depicts the sign of Capricorn, a constellation and one of the 12 zodiac signs in astrology. It is commonly used to represent Capricorn, people whose zodiac sign is Capricorn, and astrology in general. According to astrology, people who were born around December 22 until around January 19 have Capricorn as their sign. For this reason, you are more likely to see the Capricorn emoji ♑ used during this time as people celebrate their birthdays.

Capricorn is commonly known as The Goat. Capricorn’s name comes from the Latin Capricornus (a translation of the Greek aigókerōs, which means “ goat-horned”). Capricornus is the name of the related constellation shaped like a sea-goat. The Capricorn emoji ♑ usually depicts the symbol of Capricorn, which is a mythical creature that is half-goat and half-fish.

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Related words

🐐 Goat emoji, ♎ Libra emoji, ♏ Scorpio emoji, ♐️ Sagittarius emoji, ♍ Virgo emoji

Where does ♑ Capricorn emoji come from?

The Capricorn emoji ♑ was approved under Unicode 1.1 in 1993. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles the symbol of Capricorn (a glyph that depicts a simplified drawing of a mythical sea goat) in white and imposed on a geometric shape. On Apple, Samsung, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook, the Capricorn symbol is on a purple square with rounded corners. On Microsoft, the purple square has sharp corners and is surrounded by a black outline. On Google, the Capricorn symbol is instead on a purple circle.

On Twitter, many people put the emoji representing their star sign next to their usernames in order to identify themselves. As is the case with all of the other zodiac signs, this is also true for the Capricorn emoji ♑.

When the Capricorn emoji ♑ is used, it is often accompanied by the word Capricorn itself. This is likely done to help identify what the symbol means, as it may not be familiar even to fans of astrology. The sign Capricorn is commonly known as The Goat and so the Capricorn emoji ♑ is frequently used alongside the Goat emoji 🐐.

Examples of ♑ Capricorn emoji

Been the GOAT since birth ♑🐐
@dfleeezy, August 7, 2020
honestly surprised but not surprised at all the awesome people who are also capricorns ♑🐐
@estarLA, January 16, 2020

Who uses ♑ Capricorn emoji?

The Capricorn emoji ♑ is most often used by fans of astrology, especially those whose sign is Capricorn. It may also be used by non-Capricorns to refer to other people whose sign is Capricorn.

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