What Capricorn Season Means for You, According to Your Sign

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Welcome to Capricorn season. Where we are invited into the practical, the tangible, the purposeful, and the world of determination. Where we are invited to take the dreams and ideas of Sagittarius season and begin to ground the direction that is for us. Where we are invited to step into the responsibility to become all that we can be in our time on this Earth.

When is Capricorn Season?

The final zodiac season of the year, Capricorn takes us across the threshold of every new year, beginning December 21, 2023, until January 20, 2024. It invites us to reflect, especially with Mercury in its backward spin this year, while also planning ahead, inviting us to begin building out the practicalities of the year to come.

What Can Capricorn Season Teach You?

As the Sun shifts through all twelve zodiacs over twelve months, we explore twelve different expressions of what it means to be alive, twelve different perspectives of what it means to be a human, twelve different styles of moving through the world. Each of the zodiac seasons progressively takes us through a different journey that speaks to different areas of life and shares with us its unique wisdom.

As we enter the Earth sign of Capricorn, we come into our tangible reality, the dedicated building of our dreams. It is ruled by Saturn, the planet of responsibility, discipline, boundaries and ambition. This celestial body holds within it the essence of destiny, mastery, resilience, strength, and wisdom. Both Saturn and Capricorn are here to guide us into our own unique mastery.

Capricorn under the influence of Saturn shows each of us our unique mountain and beckons us to begin our climb and to continue until we reach the very top. But it’s not only about reaching the peak, it’s about each moment of the ascent. It’s about who we become as we continue to meet and move through moments that we may not have thought we were strong enough to withstand. It’s who we show ourselves to be, step by step, as we find the inner resources we require, the trust in our strength, in the determination and capacity to build our visions into reality and make magic happen.

The transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn season is intentional. Sagittarius season invited us to expand beyond the limitations of our mind to meet the dreams, ideas, and possibilities that were waiting for us. Capricorn takes these dreams, visions, ideas and possibilities, places them in front of us, and grounds them and us in reality as we create them in our everyday life.

Capricorn is the resiliency we call upon as we say yes. It’s the patience we lean into as our dreams demand time, consistency, practice, and commitment from us. It’s the empowerment that comes from choosing to be responsible for and devoted to something. It’s the fulfillment that comes dedicating ourselves to the life that desires to be created through us. And it is the discipline that compels us to bow our heads as we begin, and continue, our way forward.

We have a limited amount of time to spend on Earth. What do we choose to do with this time? Who do we choose to become? What do we want to build with these lives that have been offered to us? Perhaps our answers bring us back to the beginning, that we are here in this very environment, this very life, at this very time. And we are here with our own unique dreams. Sagittarius season whispered the divine purpose and meaning within all of this, even if we don’t understand the how. Capricorn season now encourages us to do something with this opportunity and to make those dreams happen.

What Capricorn Season Means for You

As the Sun shifts through Capricorn, it simultaneously shifts through the area of our birth charts where Capricorn resides. We all have this archetype alive within us, and this season it is our unique expression of Capricorn that is highlighted. By looking at our rising sign, we are shown the astrological house that the Sun is bringing life force to, and therefore the areas of life that desire to come to the surface for us this season.

The fire sign of Aries finds grounding in the earthliness of Capricorn. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Aries Rising

Although the end of the year is often when we step away from our work life, that space may be the very place that revitalizes your inspiration, dedication, ideas, and motivation to continue building this area of your life, Aries. Capricorn season invites you to begin looking at the plans that are waiting to be built throughout 2024 in your career life, in your own idea of legacy, in your sense of contribution and purpose in this world. To begin envisioning how it could look, how it could feel, the heights it could reach, and who you become in the process. Once Mercury finishes its retrograde on January 1, 2024, this season asks you to begin placing in front of you the goals that can bring it into reality.

Illustration of the astrological sign of Taurus, represented by a bull
Taurus becomes empowered by its fellow Earth sign of Capricorn. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Taurus Rising

An Earth sign in an Earth season, these next few weeks invite you to place your hands on this Earth that is our home and let it imbue you with meaning, purpose, and inspiration. It invites you, Taurus, to look at the bigger picture, the vast reminder that somehow, in all 4,137 discovered solar systems, we are here. That somehow, in all of time, space, and history, we are here now. And somehow, in all of that, you are you. What is your relationship with these truths? What does all of this mean to you?

As we move closer to a brand new year, this season invites you to bring together the two perfect ingredients of vast dreaming and practical planning. It invites you to expand beyond your narrative of what is possible and to let this expansion show you new realities that you can steward into becoming.

An illustration of the zodiac sign Gemini, with its twin energy.
The heady intellectual side of Gemini finds security in the groundedness of Capricorn. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Gemini Rising

Capricorn season holds within it invitations of vulnerability, honesty, and intimacy with yourself, Gemini. To be your body and psyche and tend to your inner self. To find a sense of safety, resilience, inner strength, and meaning within these spaces of you. To step out of the mind and come into the body and the emotions of it. How can you feel strong within yourself? How can you feel proud of yourself? What life would you be proud of? What life would hold a sense of meaning, fulfillment, and purpose? And who would you need to become as you bring it into reality?

This season calls for creating space within yourself for inner reflection. There is much within desiring to reveal itself over these coming weeks.

The emotional waters of Cancer take comfort and find challenge in the grounding of Capricorn. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Cancer Rising

You and Capricorn are opposite signs to one another, Cancer. Opposites yet partners. While your domain sits within the inner emotional foundations, Capricorn relates to the outer foundations we create in the physical world. As you tend to the emotional currents of your body and the roots of your being, this season invites you to tend to the extension of those roots out in the world. It invites you to explore the meaning you feel within your body, the inner nourishment, and the awareness of self and ask what you desire to create with it all, what you desire to build with it all, what legacy you desire to leave behind.

Capricorn season holds the space for meaningful conversations, the kind that supports this creation and may open up opportunities for practical support. It invites you to step outside of the space you generally occupy and begin to look at the world through an alternative lens. You might find exactly what you need from this new vantage.

It’s a time for Leo to focus the attention on yourself in a way that enhances your self-supporting routines and practices. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Leo Rising

Capricorn season is all about tending to your days, Leo. To your habits. Your routines. Your daily movements that become the life you are living. Does your way of living and being support who you are growing into? Are you feeding, nourishing, supporting, loving, creating the most favorable environment for yourself?

This season is an opportunity to redesign your routines, habits, and small movements in a way that you deserve. Psychology tells us that we are our environment. What do you need in your environment so that you are supported? So that you feel strong? So that you can go about building your life? Give yourself the daily habits, routines, practices, and movements that allow for that.

Capricorn reminds you to bring pleasure into your everyday life, Virgo. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Virgo Rising

What are the activities and the environments that bring you pleasure, Virgo? That bring a sense of purpose? That remind you that you belong? Capricorn season asks you to go there this season and to let these spaces ground, inspire, and bring you home to yourself as we cross into this new year. To let these spaces clarify where you desire to go, how you desire to be, who you desire to be, and what you desire to create in this year ahead. To let these spaces recharge you, offering the energy and fuel to step into the new year revitalized and reconnected.

A practical Earth sign in a practical Earth season, Capricorn brings an invitation for planning, yet it asks within this invitation to find the pleasure in your planning and to plan for plenty of play, too.

Illustration of the astrological zodiac sign Libra, depicted by scales hanging in the balance
Libra is often depicted as scales hanging in the balance. Capricorn brings structure to your contemplating. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Libra Rising

Capricorn is structure. It is foundations, boundaries, authority, and resilience. And as the Sun moves through its realm for these next few weeks, it invites you to explore your inner structures and the foundations and tend to those structures and foundations, to rebuild where necessary, strengthen where needed, and revitalize where offered. As we tend to the roots of who we are we, the season holds space for and offers an inner authority, a resiliency and strength that can only be found at the core of ourselves. As we tend to our inner foundations, we move through life supported, held, strengthened, and with purpose.

An illustration of the sign Scorpio
Scorpio, you’ll find the foundation you need to tackle those limiting beliefs in Capricorn. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Scorpio Rising

The season invites you into your mind, Scorpio. To dream, plan, journal, and organize. To learn and communicate, share, and listen. To tend to your belief system and the narratives that shape your reality. To bring visioning into small steps, reachable goals, and grounded objectives. The season invites you to harness the force that is inherent in the magic of Scorpio, to stand at the altar of the year ahead, and claim with your words what you will build and create. To lean on the determination and resiliency of Capricorn to not only rewrite any belief or thought pattern in your mind that says you can’t, but to change these thoughts and beliefs through action.

An illustration of the astrological sign for Sagittarius.
Dreams become reality for you, Sagittarius. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Sagittarius Rising

We’re in the land of tangible resources, of practical planning, and of long-term building, Sagittarius. Capricorn season invites you to look to your desires, hopes, and plans for the year ahead within the world of tangible resources. Your role as an archetype is to meet the meaning behind it all, to break down barriers into greater possibility, and to live so fully that all of life seems to be held within your every breath.

Capricorn season invites you to bring all of this into your relationship with financial and other tangible resources. To bring your dreaming into the financial reality you desire to create for yourself, your life, and your loved ones. To look honestly at the life you desire to live and the resources required for it to come into fruition.

Time to step more into yourself, Capricorn. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Capricorn Rising

As the Sun moves through the first house of self, there is vast opportunity for self-renewal. There is an opportunity to welcome in more life force, more insight into yourself, and more energy to bring your self-identity and self-concept up to date with the inner growth we have been moving through these last 12 months. You have been changing, growing, shifting, and evolving internally, Capricorn, and this season is an opportunity to begin to integrate and ground these changes into your identity. To step more into yourself. To claim more of who you are and the life you are building. To own your energy and your magic.

Capricorn season invites you to reflect upon the narrative of yourself that you embody and project into the world, to explore who you desire to be, how you desire to move, what energy you desire to emanate, and begin to make space for more of yourself in this way.

Your idealism meets reality, Aquarius, when supported by Capricorn. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Aquarius Rising

A divine paradox is that the tangible and intangible exist simultaneously and, perhaps, are dependent upon one another. That matter cannot exist without frequency. That the building of dreams into reality cannot happen without first reaching into the essence, the spirit, the vision of that dream.

Capricorn may be an Earth sign concerned with your tangible reality, Aquarius, but as the Sun shines through your twelfth house of the unseen, you are invited to reflect on the energy that lives behind, underneath, or perhaps above and within this physical world. There is an invitation to return to the dream, the meaning, the connection from which all is born. It is here that all resources to begin building are offered. Space in sacred solitude, contemplation, and reflection are calling your name, for we are weeks away from your new beginning as Aquarius season inches its way closer.

Illustration of astrological symbol for Pisces, a water sign of the zodiac according to astrology
Your daydreaming becomes even more expansive in Capricorn, Pisces. (Illustration: ProVectors | Getty)

Pisces Rising

Capricorn season invites you to feel supported, loved, and a sense of deep belonging within the community that you are held within, Pisces. To let this community resource you, bring life force, ideas, inspiration, and meaning. And to begin to ponder on what you desire to bring to your community, or the larger collective as a whole. What legacy you desire to leave behind or what impact you feel called to make. We all have our own path in this larger pool of humanity, and as you say yes to walking yours, it affects the whole.

Allow space for daydreaming, visioning, journaling on what this impact could look like, exploring goals and possibilities. Once Mercury finishes its retrograde on January 1, 2024, greater clarity will come. Any goals based on these explorations will be met with greater ease.

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Learn more about the influence of astrology in your life, including astrological events the Moon cycles, your Sun and Moon and rising signs, how journaling can help you connect with the current influences, and more with Jordane Maree at Girl and her Moon.

About Our Contributor

Jordane Maree is the founder of Girl and Her Moon, a platform and community exploring Soul through the lens of astrology, tarot, and energy healing. She is a writer, intuitive astrologer, energy and soul guide, and host of Girl and Her Moon, The Podcast. She is inspired, every single day, to be the mirror for you to see all that you truly are, you in all your infinite abilities, in total expansion, in infinite opportunity and love.


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