Sun in Capricorn: Get Your Resolutions Ready

Illustration of Capricorn Goat's head over the Sun

As the Sun moves through each sign of the zodiac, we are all influenced in aspects of our lives. The zodiac sign that the Sun is moving through is activated during the visit and this release of energy is absorbed differently depending on your birth sign.

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of status, position, influence and understanding the limits of your position in life. The Sun is the ruler of the human ego. The ancient festival of Saturnalia took place as the Sun moved into Capricorn. Saturnalia was a festival that celebrated social status by playing a role-changing game whereas Roman slaves became “masters for a day” at a banquet where their masters would serve them. The festival balanced this mocking of the social order with a tradition of gift-giving that confirmed the true social status of the givers and the recipients. Just a simple analysis of this reveals that the influence of Capricorn – which is ruled by the planet Saturn – could not be any more apparent even in ancient times. And just as it influenced the Roman citizenry, stop for a moment amidst the hectic holiday shopping and notice that the desire to reflect one’s social class is at the heart of almost every holiday purchase.

Beyond the holidays, Capricorn lasts three weeks into the new year, once again underscoring this zodiac sign’s tendency to rule over all things of an official nature. For twelve months, we write the numerical year established during Capricorn – that is a lasting example of how the sign of the Goat likes to see influence grow and be maintained.

The Sun’s entry into Capricorn is marked by the Winter Solstice, the point at which our glowing star is at its southernmost point in relationship to Earth’s equator. This year it occurs at 9:47 AM Pacific Time on the morning of Monday, December 21. It leaves for zodiac Aquarius on the evening of January 19, 2010. In that time look for a reaffirmation of your social status. Additionally, your need for a lover who reflects your aspirations in life comes to the front of your partnership activity. Meanwhile, Capricorn allows your true career desires to manifest in ways that inspire you to move forward – the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions is in itself an affirmation of the Capricorn energy that asserts what is possible in the current social structure.

Read below for your sign’s chances at love and success in the 32 days of the Sun’s southernmost journey.

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    The pursuit of power will dominate the next four weeks.
    Love: An on the job romance could heat things up or motivate you to look for new work.
    Career: Long-term goals are being met with some recent measurable progress.
    Status: Your quest of the past six months makes you stand out in a new light.

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    A getaway will put you in a memorable, romantic encounter.
    Love: Someone who appeared unattractive at first will suddenly look irresistible.
    Career: Your education comes in handy.
    Status: A renewed optimism about the future makes you appear as moving up in the social strata.

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    Capricorn puts you in line to benefit from an investor or a romantic admirer
    Love: What manages to heat up inside will stay hot.
    Career: The chance for a promotion is high as you make a good impression early in the new year.
    Status: Riding the coattails of others gets you into parties and meetings you could never enter alone.

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    Your lover or closest friend has an itinerary that brings you much success.
    Love: You will have to dance with the one that brought you.
    Career: The light at the end of the tunnel is a dream job. It may be miles away, but it is in sight.
    Status: Enjoy being the special guest of the guest of honor.

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    The steady pace will win the new year’s race.
    Love: If you have been paying attention to the signals he has been giving, there should be no problem.
    Career: Advancement and a holiday bonus are likely.
    Status: You know exactly what you have earned and you will receive it by early January.

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    The poetry and inspiration of a romantic time of year makes for a light and free four weeks.
    Love: Your compatibility with a lover will make you feel like you two may be melting into one consciousness.
    Career: You are making creative progress that will benefit your long-range goals.
    Status: Your concern for the pecking order is lost in a haze of love-bliss.

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    Activity around the house will be intense.
    Love: A snugglefest will be in place, as you two cannot get enough of each other.
    Career: Keeping track of a single job at a time impresses everyone.
    Status: Expect a shocking revelation about how many people look up to you.

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    Prepare for news of opportunities; you are hungry for a chance to prove yourself while the Sun is in Capricorn.
    Love: Will a new partner be what the doctor ordered?
    Career: Your mastery over the flow of information is opening doors.
    Status: People will rely on you to point the direction of where fashion and trends are going.

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    Your next four weeks are spent obsessing about the people who feel like you do.
    Love: Physical attraction takes a back seat to high standards.
    Career: You will seek something that is more in line with how you feel and view the world than an ordinary path to success.
    Status: You may amass a few followers with your newfound convictions.

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    Your reputation is on the line and that is the way you like it.
    Love: You are in a giving mood and for that you receive more from your partner.
    Career: What a firm handshake does not accomplish, giving your word will.
    Status: You know where you stand … and that may be what bothers you.

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    Winding down the year may take an extra three weeks – luckily Capricorn extends through January 19.
    Love: Your blissful state will attract a low-maintenance partner
    Career: Convince your boss that your oversleeping is better than sleeping on the job.
    Status: You will not be paying attention to this superficial class structure.

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    Ending up in the center of the crowd, four weeks of celebration cannot be a bad thing.
    Love: You are more comfortable going out than staying in.
    Career: Taking credit for your part of a project will make your co-workers trust you.
    Status: All that attention will yield more party invites than you can count.

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