How To Avoid Burnout With So Many Planets In Capricorn

If you know in what areas of your life you will have industrious energy, you can use this Capricorn influence to create long term stability in your life. With four planets in Capricorn at the beginning of January, here are some tips to help you relax and find balance. Capricorn is the most hardworking sign of the zodiac and it is about responsibility, stability and security.

In order to make sure we don’t focus so much on work that we forget to sleep or don’t feed ourselves properly, we wanted to let you know what you can expect from the planetary energies and how to navigate this unique time. Knowing what the cosmos are doing helps you manage expectations of yourself and others.

It can also allow you to help other coworkers and friends from getting sick this winter season. If you know someone tends to get obsessive, tell them it’s really important for them to stop and let their brain shut down and do some fun things to keep stress from building up. Here are the four planets in Capricorn and how you can use their energy to create some magic in your life!

Sun in Capricorn

The Sun entered Capricorn on December 21st and will be there until January 19th when it enters Aquarius. You’ll finally feel like working and will get an idea of what projects to get off the ground over the year. However, this is the most conservative, proactive sign when it comes to our careers and we must be careful not to become so obsessive we don’t take care of our health.

Take time to smell the roses or you’ll quickly lose emotional balance as well as physical health.

Capricorn is an earth sign and serious about security and saving money. We’ll feel the urge to prepare for the future and won’t be as interested in frivolous, emotional experiences. However, we do need to take breathers. Late-night talk shows are there for a reason, so use them! Some people’s entire careers are built around helping others when they’re too wound up in work.

Avoid trying to control everything and notice if you’re not willing to spend what you need on food that will keep you healthy. The Sun isn’t the only sign in Capricorn though, so we need to know which other areas in our lives are seeing the arrival of the fun police (or finally can get down to business).

Venus in Capricorn

Venus entered Capricorn December 25th and will be there until January 17th. Our relationships will be affected by this but it’s generally a positive affect. Venus is the planet of love, beauty, pleasure, and aesthetics. However, hard-working Capricorn colors our romantic eyes with a desire to be impressed.

We essentially raise our standards and get picky because we want to know that our commitments will pay off. If someone is toying with our emotions, they won’t last. We want things to be simple and clear with defined boundaries under this influence. What should you be aware of?

Don’t try to impress your partner so much by doing nice things for them that you lose yourself. Also, really make sure they are worth the effort. It will be helpful to know that most (not all) relationships will likely notice a maturity or coming to a decision point. It can help you emotionally to know that this type of shift is happening so it doesn’t catch you off guard.

Don’t be controlling or force your partner to decide on things if they aren’t ready. Your urges may be so strong towards creating a stable commitment that you may smother your partner. Be sensitive to people who are slow to make major decisions if you really feel it has potential. Basically, don’t just throw out something that feels promising because it’s not moving as fast as you’d like.

Saturn in Capricorn

Saturn entered Capricorn on December 19th and will be there until March 21st, 2020. Potential negatives you want to be sure to avoid behavior-wise include materialistic living, being controlling of others, being paranoid about finances, or isolating yourself because of fear. Keep reminders around that you can manifest when you ask the universe for help.

Thoughts are the most powerful wavelength in the universe. Lower stress by getting a massage, taking a bubble bath or watching a funny movie.

“There are two ways of life. Be the nucleus, let Time and Space come and serve you or go out and serve the Time and Space and be a nut.” – Yogi Bhajan

Capricorn is one of the signs Saturn rules which can help us in our careers when it comes to finding what is best. This sign likes to be thorough, so take your time. Don’t try to do it all in a day and rush, just bite off what you can chew and make slow, steady progress towards your goals.

You may feel extra pragmatic and realistic, but don’t forget you also can use your ability to focus on the positive to overcome pessimism that can come with this earthy sign. Saturn’s energy will help accentuate the positive traits of Capricorn, so the load from this aspect shouldn’t really be too heavy.

Just be aware that your energy is going to be focused on simplifying your career and improving the quality of your work.

Mercury in Capricorn

Mercury enters Capricorn on January 11th and will be there until January 31st when it enters Aquarius. We often hear of Mercury when it goes retrograde and that can bring up a negative connotation for many people, however, this transit is moving direct, so the planetary energy is different.

As if there wasn’t already enough seriousness in the air, we will be speaking straight to the point and want people to communicate directly. This can come across as cold but under the surface, it’s actually very loving. Capricorn energy wants to get to the heart of the matter and is willing to be direct.

Mercury controls our communication so when its in Capricorn, we talk business. It can be helpful not to push to much in our words because some people are sensitive and need to be spoken to lovingly, while other people just flat out do not like being told what to do. If you want to keep your relationships positive, be mindful to use humor instead of being overly factual or bossy.


We will have a New Moon in Capricorn on January 16th which is a date to be aware of for overworking and pushing yourself too hard. When both the Sun and Moon are in a sign, those traits are extra potent. This is the best day to book a massage! Mars will be entering Capricorn in March.

Mars is our passion, so we can expect our career goals to be defined in January and start to really be moving full speed ahead when Mars moves into Capricorn. If you’re feeling somewhat down, just know it’s a time to think, plan, work and yes, take breaks for fun, love and of course connection to your soul.

Don’t get so caught up in the earthly plane that you forget to meditate and keep that connection with your soul strong. The biggest risk with so many planets in an earth sign is that we forget our ability to manifest using intention and magic and we end up taking the long road up the mountain.

We can also feel more fearful, as if we are just our physical body. Take moments to remember that the whole universe is within you and you are co-creating with your thoughts and intentions! Capricorn energy focuses a lot on the root chakra. Carry your crystals with you to activate your crown and third eye chakras.

Related Article: Career Tips for Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn — Earth Signs

About The Author

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and been featured as a dream interpreter on Viceland’s Nuts + Bolts show as well as for Mercedes Benz and Refinery29. She has read Tarot for The Zoe Report, done readings for stars and aims to bring the empowering wisdom of astrology mainstream.With a bold voice, she wants to uplift consciousness to help us evolve to a healthier more spiritual society. Her classes can be found online at www.HOI.TV/authors/shannon and you can follow her daily inspirations on Instagram @shannonyrizarry. She also teaches kundalini yoga in Portland, Oregon. What gets her out of bed is helping people align with their soul purpose.Shannon is the author of two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide, Psychic Yoga and Modern Guide to Meditation Beads.
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