We’re officially in the final stretch of 2023, cosmic angels! Even though Capricorn season is typically a time of rest and relaxation, this year has a few cosmic curveballs to throw us before we can welcome 2024. On Dec. 21, the sun moves transits Capricorn, the ambitious earth sign known to lead a crowd. The next several weeks will be all about planning, prepping, and coping with a few blunders à la Mercury retrograde. Keep reading to learn more about how Capricorn season can help you channel your inner CEO and how to ring in a successful new year.
Welcome to Capricorn season!
Capricorn season 2023 arrives between Dec. 21 and Jan. 19, domineering us with hardcore discipline and a practical common sense. In astrology, Capricorn is represented by the skillful seagoat, devoted to their ambitions and leaving a lasting legacy. As earth signs, Capricorns are tactful, grounded, and pay close attention to the details. All Capricorn season long, we’ll be focused on our material and professional gains as we trudge forward toward all the goals we want to manifest in the new year.
Ruled by Saturn—aka, the planet of time and responsibility—Capricorns have a stoic nature, meaning they cut through the B.S. and choose their battles. That said, expect Capricorn season to inspire you to take the high road. And when it comes to problem-solving, the earth sign’s energy offers a pragmatic approach. Your leadership skills come in handy during Capricorn season, so it’s taking charge, whether at work or in your romantic endeavors, is a must.
Between making vision boards and setting off on launching long-term projects, you’ll want to know how to embrace the Saturnian energy of Capricorn season 2023.
Winter was made for hot tea, oversized scarves, and classic R&R. In the eyes of astrology, the coming of Capricorn season is all about following our passions. ICYDK, Capricorn season arrives each year during the winter solstice, which denotes when half of Earth is tilted farthest from the sun, giving us the shortest day of sunlight. This is the time of year for introspection, per astrology, and in the same vein, Capricorn season offers us a chance to review our choices this year as we look ahead to the new year. In other words, naps, spa days, and self-care practices are all apropos to Capricorn season.
Emphasis on rest. That’s because Mercury, the planet of communication and ideas (which started its retrograde on Dec. 12, BTW), will be cascading into Sagittarius on Dec. 22, throwing off our travel plans and artistic ventures. You might experience a disruption in your creative flow, so trusting the process will be incredibly important. The full moon in Cancer on Dec. 26 offers a chance for us to look within ourselves for strength and compassion, then purge all of the things in our lives that no longer serves us. In a way, this is a pre-new year celebration of parting ways with our old selves and accept the transformations ahead.
As Venus, the heavenly body associated with romance and beauty, moves into Sagittarius on Dec. 29, our passions come into view, melting away some of the self-doubt and creative blocks that may have been simmering during Mercury’s pesky retrograde. The next few months are an especially potent moment to pick up an artistic project or business proposal you’ve been working on. It’s also a sensual time that’s practically begging you to try new things with a lover, whether that’s dining at a new Italian restaurant or getting creative in the bedroom.
Prepare for cosmic shifts once Mercury retrograde ends on Jan. 1. Once you feel the weight lifted off your shoulders, it’s safe to proceed with signing contracts and taking the next steps with your partner. Novelty is key right now, so don’t be afraid to welcome in changes, especially if they scare you. Those professional goals you’ve been meaning to conquer? You’ll have a boost of power and assertiveness once Mars, which rules aggression and action, joins the sun in the hardworking sign of Capricorn.
New beginnings take shape during the new moon in Capricorn on Jan. 11, (which make up 1/11, an especially hopeful angel number!). The hopefulness and extra dose of Capricornian courage come in handy when it comes to our professional lives and public persona. Supercharged by Mercury joining forces in Capricron, speaking up is the name of the game. In other words, ask for that raise! Demand attention online! Stepping into your resourcefulness and independence is what Capricorn season is all about.