Ever seen a Capricorn, wise and serious in stature with a bit of that Earthy mystery, and wished that was you? (Spoiler alert: you have that energy within you too, whether you knew it or not).
Fun fact: we have every single zodiac sign within our birth charts somewhere, even if some energies are more prominent than others.
That means that even that zodiac sign you dislike or have a hard time understanding is likely within you somewhere, too (and learning how its energy works for you, in particular, can be a key to greater depth and understanding).
So what about Capricorn, as we settle into Capricorn season itself? Let’s find out how it looks for you!
Make sure to use the free birth chart generator to find your Capricorn placements!
Capricorn Zodiac Sign
Capricorn gets a reputation for their serious and hardworking nature — but where does the rep come from?
As an Earth sign, Capricorn exhibits some similar qualities to their Earthy peers (Virgo and Taurus), capable of focusing on the long-term and putting down the effort where necessary.
However, as a Cardinal sign, Capricorns are actually the leaders of the Earthy folk, and the question as to why they hold that role as the wise goat in all affairs is thus obvious — they have to, to succeed!
With all eyes on Capricorn to get the job done, leave it to the goat to pull through where and when necessary.
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The Impact of Capricorn Season
Like all other zodiac seasons, you’ll be experiencing Capricorn’s influence on the Sun for a whole month (December 21st to January 18th).
Where will you see its influence? Well, you’ll have to take a closer look at your birth chart to see what is getting truly highlighted. It’s a lot easier than it may seem, so don’t fret if you’re not so sure!
Capricorn in the Birth Chart: Planets
First, check to see where Capricorn lands in the planets of your birth chart, with these placements having a major impact on core pieces of your personality and who you are as a person!
Sun, Moon & Rising In Capricorn
With any of these placements in your chart, you’ll notice the energy of Capricorn come up quite prominently for you in many aspects of life.
For instance, the Sun, representing the ego and a core piece of the self, places the wise goat’s energy in many places of your life, including what you wish to put forth into the world — perhaps pointing you especially to care about your career or the work you put out.
The Moon, governing emotion and your inner world, allows you to connect with Capricorn in the emotional space (which can feel grounded, practical, and private with this particular sign). And finally, with a Capricorn Rising, the traits are projected outwards, making it a noticeable part of who you are to others around you.
Mercury In Capricorn
If you have a Capricorn Mercury, your grounded goat energy comes through most in how you communicate and share information.
You perceive the world and process thoughts in an incredibly grounded, down-to-earth way, always wanting to understand the real processes and pieces that truly make up a system, person, or environment.
When you express yourself, this comes through equally in a very direct, straightforward manner, not wanting to dance around the truth or miss what’s important. Others may appreciate that they always know where they stand with you!
Venus In Capricorn
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, ultimately shows us how we love. Venus in Capricorn may make you a seemingly hard target to please, but that’s only if one doesn’t know what’s really important to you.
You’re unimpressed by the frills and promises of a Prince Charming and more interested in what someone can practically offer and follow up on. When you do choose to commit, you’re serious about what that means and will equally follow through on what you say you will!
Mars In Capricorn
Mars, planet of war, ambitions, and will, shows us, as you may expect, how we express our aspirations and goals.
With Mars in Capricorn, you go after what you want with a kind of steadfast, practical ferocity. This placement knows and understands even the most intricate details and steps, as well as the long-term vision required to achieve their dreams.
At the same time, Saturn-ruled Capricorn is an energy of “get what you give,” ruled by the planet of karma and discipline. Nothing in life comes easy to this placement, as everything you receive will be gained from your own hands.
Jupiter In Capricorn
Jupiter, typically a planet we love to look for in our charts, unfortunately, has a hard time in stern Capricorn.
Jupiter shows us how we expand, grow, and broaden our horizons and is thus also known as a planet of luck and good fortune. In Capricorn, the placement is in fall and struggles to freefall in the typically happy-go-lucky energy Jupiter brings.
You’re rewarded when you put your practical, earthy, and ethical senses into the things you care about and trust that your work is enough to make your dreams happen.
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn rules Capricorn in the first place, so this placement is in a position of dignity when you find it in a birth chart.
Saturn shows us how to deal with restrictions and how we can use discipline and determination to get what we really deserve.
While this placement may struggle with the knowledge that nothing in life comes easy to them, it’s this awareness that can equally propel you to greater success. Self-trust and determination, as well as securing a long-term vision, are this placement’s greatest weapons.
Uranus In Capricorn
Some millennials may find Uranus in Capricorn in their birth charts.
Being a generation born into recessions and hardship, the Uranus in Capricorn subset of the millennial generation brings Uranus’ rebellious and change-making spirit to practical reality.
This placement seeks to reform and renew their surroundings through an intimate understanding of how systems and processes actually work and what it would take to create long-term change.
Neptune in Capricorn
Debuting mostly in the mid-’80s and ’90s, with some sprinkle of late 1998, Neptune in Capricorn folks dominantly consist of millennials with a hint of Generation Z in the mix.
The planet of dreams and illusions coupling up with one of the more grounded and serious signs of the zodiac is more than an interesting mix.
This group dreams big but in a practical way, hoping to even perhaps remove some of the existing structures and routines we once had in place, dissolving them altogether to make something new!
Pluto In Capricorn
Those with Pluto in Capricorn are literally growing up — still being born right now, with this transit starting in 2008!
While we have yet to really see the imprint this generation will make on the world, this placement links the transformative urges of Pluto with the practical applications of Capricorn. Want to see the change they’ll have in store? Ask to see the blueprints; rest assured, they’ll be making plans first.
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Chiron In Capricorn
Chiron shows us where we hold some of the deepest wounds.
With Chiron in Capricorn, the wounds may be due to authority positions you experienced or witnessed throughout your life, and you may have a hard time trusting that the work you put out into the world will be adequately recognized by those in power.
Capricorn in the Birth Chart: Houses
Even if you have no planets in Capricorn, you can still see where the energy of Capricorn lands in your chart through your houses!
One of your natal houses should fall in Capricorn (depending on the house system, some may have more than one; and some may have none)!
The 1st House
If your 1st house is in Capricorn, the qualities of this deeply driven and grounded sign are projected outwards.
So even if you feel like you don’t typically resonate with the “hardworking” reputation of Capricorn, others may seem to perceive you this way anyhow.
The 2nd House
If your 2nd house is in Capricorn, you work for everything that you own. On the one hand, this means that nothing in life appears from miracles or thin air.
On the other hand, there’s an element of predictability here — you’ll always know what you have to do in order to achieve the wealth or finances you desire. Hardworking and steady, you tend to acquire abundance through traditional means.
The 3rd House
If your 3rd house is in Capricorn, you’ll find its qualities highlighted in how you communicate with others.
The 3rd house is the house of communication amongst some other things (like siblings), which places even some of Capricorn’s typically private qualities in a particularly wide-open space.
This placement makes for good leaders and managers — it’s not always about being the first or the star of the show for this placement, but really knowing what words and advice will help the group.
The 4th House
If your 4th house is in Capricorn, your foundations and sense of home will be structured around Capricorn qualities.
You tend to look for structure and stability in your home life and prefer an organized environment to come home to. Even if you don’t adhere to what others may traditionally consider “organized,” you know where everything belongs and what practical usage every possession in your space has.
The 5th House
If your 5th house is in Capricorn, the qualities of the wise goat can come out in love and with your hobbies.
Typically, the 5th house comes with a dramatic flair, but this placement tends to seek moderation even when it comes to the more theatrical or sensual pursuits in life.
In other words, you may be more reserved when it comes to romance and large gestures, but on the flip side, you also know how to lend a pragmatic eye to any hobby (or even date).
The 6th House
If your 6th house is in Capricorn, you assist and help others with your sensible contributions to the tasks at hand and a logically grounded aid.
Additionally, when it comes to your own health and wellness, you tend to require some structure and schedule in how you practice self-care. Getting in tune with a stable routine is your key to staying in shape (mind, body, and spirit)!
The 7th House
The 7th house in astrology rules over partnerships and shows us how we intimately connect with others in a one-on-one space.
As such, a Capricorn in 7th house placement requires practicality and groundedness in their connections with others and looks for other peers that can match their desire for long-term foresight and stability.
The 8th House
With the 8th house in Capricorn, you may find power in unexpected places or connections where no one else could seem to find them.
As the 8th house rules over all things hidden (including the occult and death), as well as things like inheritances and finances, responsible and dedicated, Capricorn brings a sense of structure to what typically may seem like a messy house.
You bring structure and stability to the chaos that otherwise may have remained disorderly and can be rewarded greatly (with time and patience) because of it.
The 9th House
If your 9th house is in Capricorn, you aren’t one to budge easily on the things that you believe in, whether that is value, important philosophies, or spiritual beliefs.
With a desire to understand things like philosophy and spirituality with respect for tradition and tried and true research, this placement learns well when established structures are well already in place (think: a religious system).
The 10th House
If your 10th house is in Capricorn, the qualities of the wise goat take over in career — and good thing, too, since this is the house ruled by Capricorn in the first place!
Your career is a big part of your life, seeming to have a looming, ever-constant presence in your path, no matter how resistant you may initially be.
Others tend to expect great responsibility and dedication out of you, and you tend to do best when you can learn under an established system, routine, or structure of some kind (rather than winging it).
The 11th House
With the worldly 11th house ruling over friendships and community, you’re likely to find “your people” in the places where you throw your skills, effort, and leadership.
In other words, it’s likely that your peers may be more than peers, but also soulmates in matters of work and creation, in being a part of a team that you care about. Friendship and community are best experienced for this placement when you feel like you’re contributing to something bigger than just your one connection.
The 12th House
With the 12th house holding illusions, mysteries, and the subconscious, this placement is an unexpectedly difficult but powerful one to possess.
This is because Capricorn demands hard work and foundations in all that it touches, bringing a notably grounded approach to the table. Yet, the 12th house is elusive and intangible and can seem to cloud our vision with its dreamy touch.
Finding your footing may be harder with this placement, but the reward of seeing the paths you seek through to the end is all the greater because of it.
Use Your Capable Capricorn Energy
Are you ready to seize the day, look ahead bravely, and take a hold of your goals with your greater understanding of your own Capricorn energy?
Maybe you’re still wrestling with the idea of the wise goat sitting in your birth chart at all, or maybe you’ve known Capricorn is a big part of your life path already.
Either way, if you’re a Capricorn, follow your horoscope — and for everyone else, make use of the astrology calendar to keep track of when Capricorn season starts and ends, and where other transits may be impacting this special season.
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