Sun in Capricorn: Dec 21-January 20, 2023

We mark a major milestone of the year when the Sun moves into Capricorn–the Winter Solstice. This year, the event takes place on Wednesday, December 21st, at 4:49 EST. Greet the sun on this very special day. Check your local news to get the precise time for your location. The Sun remains in Capricorn through January 20, 2023. The lunar highlights for Capricorn season are the New Moon in Capricorn which is on the 23rd at 5:18am EST and the Full Moon in Cancer on January 6th.

The sign of Capricorn is known for being in control, grounded, and often humorless though I personally find that to be untrue. They’re rarely silly, but they do have a wit that has its finger on the pulse of humanity. This is likely due to the ruling planet Saturn having a good laugh at our antics. “They think they’re so smart,” he smirks and decides then and there to teach us a lesson or two.

Astrological Events during Capricorn 2022/23

  • Dec 29: Mercury turns retrograde at 24Capricorn.
  • Jan 02: Venus enters Aquarius
  • Jan 12: Mars turns direct at 8Gemini
  • Jan 18: Mercury turns direct at 8Capricorn

The Winter Solstice: December 21

I love using the tarot with astrology. They are such beautiful tools to use together.

The 2 of pentacles is the card associated with 1-10 degrees of Capricorn and marks a change in direction of this never-ending balancing act of life. You know what they say, “What goes up must come down.”

At the Winter Solstice, the Sun takes a well-deserved rest while the night becomes the longest of the year.

That isn’t just an infinity symbol our juggler is tossing around. It’s also the pattern that the Sun makes in the sky from the beginning through the end of the year. Isn’t that fabulous symbolism?

Have a delightful solstice and a beautiful season of lights.

“In astronomy, an analemma is a diagram showing the deviation of the Sun from its mean motion in the sky, as viewed from a fixed location on the Earth. Due to the Earth’s axial tilt and orbital eccentricity, the Sun will not be in the same position in the sky at the same time every day.” (Wikimedia Commons)