Being a Capricorn born on January 17th, you are well known for your intelligence, discipline and loyalty. You have an agile mind, which makes you an unstoppable problem solver when assisted by your attention to detail and appreciation for structure. It is then no surprise that you overcome challenges and meet goals with great fortitude. You may be surprised to know that your family and friends greatly admire your discipline, but it may be your loyalty that they appreciate the most. You commit yourself fully to loved ones and always seem to have their best interest at heart.

Your sign's elemental pair is Earth and of all the zodiac signs, you have the only cardinal connection with the element. Your unique connection with Earth makes you a self-starter and more active than other Earth signs. However, you do posses the same earthly prudence that is shared by all Earth zodiac signs. You do not enjoy wasting time in the realm of fantasy, instead choosing to create goals and expectations based on reality. Your practicality is one of your greatest strengths, but it can become detrimental if your cautiousness causes you to miss worthwhile opportunities.

The Capricorn's ruling planet is Saturn, but as you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive the planetary influence of Mercury. While Saturn's influence can be witnessed in your discipline, authority and responsibility, Mercury's special power is witnessed in your gifts for communication and mental agility. Your unique combination of planetary influences makes you more of a natural communicator than other Capricorn Decans. You are intellectually driven and will always pursue knowledge in one way or another. You may be hindered by a tendency to hold grudges, but with effort you can let go of the past. In love, you are extremely loyal and faithful. Find a partner that shares in these values to find the most happiness and fulfillment.

Your natural discipline and intelligence will give you a variety of career opportunities to explore, although narrowing your choices down to one may be easier said than done. Your attention to detail and ability to understand others could be a perfect fit for administration or management. Similarly, your intellectual pursuits may lead you to a career in education, teaching or research. On the other hand, your gifts for communication may lead you toward the political arena, much like Benjamin Franklin, who was also born on January 17th. If the entertainment industry is appealing, you may find making others laugh is your passion, such as the case for long-time entertainer Betty White, another of your celebrity birthday twins.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is a large aviary. This symbol relates to the growth of personality by familiarity with spiritual values. In another sense, this symbol can relate to mental confusion or the importance of seeing the significance of all things.

Here are a few Capricorn celebrities born on January 17th and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Maury Povich (Capricorn) and Connie Chung (Leo)
Jim Carrey (Capricorn) and Jenny McCarthy (Scorpio)
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January 17 is associated with Birthday Number 9
January 17 is associated with Tarot Card 3 of Pentacles

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