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Sun in Capricorn: Climbing the Mountain

Keen Category: Astrology Advice

An illustration of the Capricorn goat's head with a sunset in the background

The Sun is making its annual trek through the sign of the Goat. The signal for this journey is when the Sun crosses the Tropic of Capricorn. This is its most southern alignment with earth. While it is the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the beginning of summer in the southern half of the globe. While in reality the earth is simply spinning on its axis as it rotates the Sun, our closest star appeared to be lining up to the ancients and they were able to map out this movement into an annual level of precision that still occurs today. The Sun will now spend three months appearing to move toward the equator, where it will line up in late March to begin the spring.

Winter's chill to us means that surf is up on the beaches of Brazil, but the meanderings of the astrological goat that represents Capricorn are immune to the season or temperature. The goat slowly climbs the mountain, chewing grass along the way. Subsisting on what he finds, he never stops rising on his journey to the top. If there is a group of goats, so be it, he works with the group. If he is alone, the slow climb up the mountain is conducted without company. While the Sun is in Capricorn, members of every zodiac sign have a chance to review their recipe for success and get a push on moving up the mountain of whatever they define as life's challenge to be met and matched.

The Sun enters Capricorn at 3:38 PM PT on December 21, marking the December solstice.1 Ancient pagan rituals might be reenacted at places like Stonehenge in England as the Sun is visibly in a location in the sky from which it will travel no further south. For those of us in the working world, holiday shopping and wrapping up the year probably take precedence. But the southern tip of the Sun's experience still has an effect on you and everyone in your world. The Sun will be in the sign of the astrological goat until January 20. Read below to see if the influence of the Sun's visit to Capricorn will shine on your love life, your career or somewhere in between.

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    This is an excellent time for advancement, especially if you are in a field where being assertive and bold is rewarded with promotions and pay raises. In love, find out what it takes to win the person of your dreams and be aggressive in making romantic inroads. Do not dawdle on holiday sweets when the real treats are there for the taking. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    The Bull can find love in easy order while the Sun visits Capricorn. Avoid manic men who are in love with the idea of being in love. Someone stable is out there and even if you move slowly in forming a relationship, the discovery will be mutually pleasant. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    Your lover will be especially attentive while the Sun is in Capricorn as you give off a vibe that demands to be pleased. If you are single, watch out for men who promise you the world but only seek to satisfy you on the physical level. Get the world from him first before you give in to temptation. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    Capricorn is the natural partnership section of the zodiac for your sign, so expect a great offer from a future soulmate. The most casual encounter could lead to love. Be on the lookout for a future partner, but don't fall into the trap of being clingy or appearing desperate. Make him do some of the work. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    So many commitments will frazzle you as the Sun's visit to Capricorn brings in plenty of distractions. You have made too many commitments and may be paying the price now as your scattered energy leaves you juggling without making any progress. Deliver the work you have promised and move on. Capricorn energy rewards a clean slate. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    An intoxicating romance will be centered on the fulfillment of some dream or vision that you had months or years ago. Be careful to find the reality amidst the illusion. If a man seems too perfect to be true, do a little investigating. Your attention to detail will discover whether or not he is the real thing. If it all matches up, it is a match! Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    Fixing things around the house could preoccupy you while the Sun visits Capricorn. A social schedule will also pull you away from career and romantic developments. Are you looking for love or advancement? Can you combine hanging out with friends with your professional networking? It will go a long way early in the year. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    This window of opportunity allows you to meet up with some people who carry the real power in your sphere. You could be getting a little more influential just by being yourself and explaining your side of the story. The Sun in Capricorn emboldens the Scorpio without making you seem desperate. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    Look long and hard at your finances and tell the people closest to you the truth about where things are going. If you are upbeat headed into the New Year, this is a chance to expand what is working. If things look tenuous, it may be time for the big gamble. A soulmate should be supportive either way. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    Happy Birthday! You have a spark this time around and this energy is like a magnet; it attracts the interest of anyone at whom it is aimed. Are you going to be sentimental and aim it at the past in order to revive a relationship with an old flame or will you aim high at a new love interest? Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    As your birthday is not too far off, thoughts of the big picture will dominate your mental process. You cannot balance the past with the future if you have unfinished business. Getting ahead of yourself only complicates things. Don't plan your birthday party until you finish unwrapping last year's presents. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    There is a bit of frenzy in your world while the Sun visits Capricorn. Old friends look you up and vie for your time. You may be living in the present, but you are too popular with your old friends to ignore what once was. A current lover may feel ignored, so make time to plan for the future together. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

1. Specificity in dates and times courtesy of the U.S. Naval Observatory.