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Capricorn Season: the Vibe Is Ready to Help You Step Boldly Into the Next Chapter

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

The sun's time in the sign of the Capricorn happens annually from approximately Dec. 21-22 to Jan. 19-20. This year (at least in US time zones), Capricorn season is from Dec. 21 to Jan. 20.

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The end of one year and the beginning of a new one are often devoted to self-reflection, making memories with loved ones, and stepping boldly into the next chapter. This tradition-loving, go-getter wintry season is hosted by Capricorn, the pragmatic earth sign ruled by taskmaster Saturn, the planet of commitment.

As the sun moves through the sign of the Sea Goat, a grounded, practical, particularly adult vibe sets in, encouraging you to focus on the concrete realities of everyday life, whether that's showing up for your family's annual holiday event, adopting a new wellness habit, or getting organized ahead of tax season. Taking responsibility isn't all that Capricorn season cares about, though. The cardinal earth sign's season was also made for initiating big projects — and taking slow, steady, rational steps toward achievement and, ideally, recognition.

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The Overall Vibe of Capricorn Season

For an idea of how Capricorn functions in astrology and influences the tone of mid-December to mid-January, consider the sign's ruler: Saturn, the planet of commitment, limitations, boundaries, rules, organization, and responsibility. It's the tough professor of the solar system, pushing you to step up, grow up, and put your nose to the grindstone to graduate to the next level of whatever challenge it presents you with. In turn, Capricorn is one of the most goal-oriented, coolheaded, and driven signs, intent on developing step-by-step game plans for turning lofty aspirations into their daily reality.

Desiring recognition, Capricorns tend to put in more than their fair share of hard work. They're the first of any sign to put in overtime and go above and beyond. Anyone with a Capricorn placement (meaning their sun or one of their big three or even big six is in Capricorn) believes that by precisely following a recipe, they'll get that blue-ribbon-winning pie. (click here for your birth chart reading

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In other words, steadily sticking to the step-by-step should ultimately translate to the result they've trained their eye on. Associated with the 10th house of career and public image, Capricorns aren't the first to bask in a spotlight, but they do aim to be held in high regard by higher-ups and basically anyone they respect and admire.

That said, while the sun moves through this sign during Capricorn season, we're all a bit more practical and eager to be recognized for our efforts. It's no wonder we share posts that document our achievements of the past year and then resolve to shoot for the stars.

Key Dates: 

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Although the sun moves through Capricorn annually, the moon and other planets each have their own unique paths through the sky, making for a unique astrological picture of Capricorn season that differs from one year to the next.

Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21, bringing the Winter Solstice with it. As Capricorn season kicks off, , about to move backward into Sagittarius, which occurs on Dec. 23. Once it moves forward on Jan. 1 — which is kind of brilliant timing, if you think about it — you'll be able to apply whatever you were reflecting on, revisiting, and revising during the retrograde.

December 21: The Sun moves into Capricorn, bringing the Winter Solstice with it. As a new season begins, we will have a more reflective time, as Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation, and technology, will be retrograde in Capricorn, we assert ourselves into improving our lives and working hard to make situations better.

December 23: Mercury retrograde re-enters Sagittarius, taking us back to the events of late November. This is our chance to utilize ways to improve situations and relationships as the energy from that time resurfaces.

December 26: The Full Moon in Cancer occurs, allowing us to head into the new year with a fresh start, and bringing us a big emotional release. This will allow us to let go of any lingering emotions that have been lingering in our lives throughout the past year. 

December 29: Romantic and financial planet Venus enters Sagittarius, making our love life more exciting and adventurous. We'll take more risks when it comes to investing our money, and our hearts. 

December 30: Lucky planet, Jupiter turns direct, ending the retrograde that began on September 4th. As the expensive planet moves forward, we will be able to create more opportunities and growth for ourselves.

January 1: Mercury ends the retrograde story that began on December 13, when the communication planet began its moonwalk. In the weeks ahead, we will be clearing up many of the miscommunications and misunderstandings that occurred at this time.

January 4: Action planet Mars enters Capricorn, giving us the stamina and determination to enthusiastically complete all tasks. We will want to take on new endeavors and activities.

January 11: The New Moon in Capricorn allows us to set our intentions for the new year concisely and gives us a fresh start in attaining our 2024 goals. 

January 13: Mercury moves back into Capricorn, allowing us to understand the events that unfolded during the retrograde. This is our third pass, allowing us to get the story that unraveled in the past week straight.

Inner-G Message for all who are guided here:

Capricorn season is a time of blazing our own path for the future and embracing amazing opportunities that can lead us to greatness. However, in order to know where we are going, we’ll have to reflect on the past to understand ourselves on a deeper level. We have to know where we’ve been to know where we’re going. If you need guidance, book a session so I can help you navigate your path forward. Also, if you don't perform your own ritual for the Full Moon, consider booking an energy healing session focused on your wellness like my Remote Reiki Healing or schedule your Spiritual Bath session taking place in Virginia's Short Pump area thru January 2024, which includes reiki attunement and The Essence Experience.

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