Sun in Capricorn
The Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21st at 5:03am EST which coincides with the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice marks the moment the earth is tilted as far away from the sun as it is all year, it’s the shortest day of the year which also means it’s the longest period of darkness. A time to go within and deep into your shadows, to understand your depths and how you can bring your shadow self into the light.
As the Sun moves into Capricorn, we may begin to feel more ambitious, practical, and grounded. Motivated to take action towards our goals but only if there is structure, discipline, and practicality. Capricorn energy is all about ambition, success, hard work, structures, order, leadership, patience and responsibility. Also as an earth sign it may really influence us to ground our personal energies, to find more structure and practicality, to learn to move slowly yet wisely.
Capricorn wants to take their time and make sure they are always doing things the right or best way. They can be a bit self-centered at times so be cautious of this influence and always ask yourself if your actions are serving the highest good of all. This transit will motivate us to focus on the long term, to make sure our goals and actions are bringing long term fulfillment and success rather than instant gratification. As well we may feel a need to be more disciplined and accountable; to not procrastinate for so long or begin taking responsibility for your actions, understanding the consequences, and to admit when you are in the wrong or have messed up, as this will allow you to liberate yourself from the many binds of the ego.
You will likely begin feeling more determined and productive as the Sun moves through Capricorn. There may be a need to be more responsible, as many may come to realize that the actions and choices you make determine your future. This will be a great time to really get clear on your goals, to create practical plans, to use your creativity with productivity, learning to be more patient and disciplined, organizing things and to really focus on what you want to achieve.
As well with Capricorn as an Earth and Cardinal sign there may be a strong influence to help others, to teach others, to be of service to others, but be cautious of over-stepping or trying too hard to fix things. Sometimes people just need someone who can listen, show compassion and sympathy, so be willing to offer your help or guidance rather than just immediately jumping in to fix or control things without permission.
During this time, you may feel a strong desire to begin building strong families, communities, businesses, resources or simply just stronger boundaries. There may be lessons and challenges during this transit to learn the importance of failures and mistakes, to learn to not be so critical on thyself, to let go of any perfectionism. To understand that through these failures and obstacles your faith and strength are being tested, and you will achieve what you desire through perseverance and application. A known ancient symbol of Capricorn is the Mer-goat: a half goat, half fish creature that derives its wisdom from both the physical and intuitive realms. Which may influence a strong desire to explore the spiritual dimensions of life in very practical ways. To unite the heart and the mind. This is a time of endurance and hard work, yet it’s also a time of learning to enjoy the pleasures of life, moving from limitations to liberation and learning how to transcend the physical by accepting it for what it is.