Capricorn Horoscope 2022

Dec 17, 2022
Capricorn Horoscope 2022

'Tis the season of the Goatfish, an impossible half-goat, half-fish creature. Actually it's a weird metaphor for the human condition: we're always striving to climb upward, but must learn to coax our watery emotions to cooperate if we want to get anywhere. Capricorn lessons teach grit,  determination and patience. They aren't always fun, but they are the royal road to self mastery.

Each year, thanks to an ever-moving sky, Zodiac signs manifest a little differently. So, let’s dive into the astrological energies that set the 2022 Capricorn Season apart from other years.

(If you want to learn more about what the Zodiac sign Capricorn means in general, check out my post on how to Make the Most of Capricorn Season.

This year, the Sun enters Capricorn on Dec. 21, 2022, at 3:48 pm CST and remains there until Jan. 20, 2023, at 2:29 am CST. Here's the solar chart for the 2022 Capricorn ingress:


2022 Capricorn Ingress Astrological Data

  • Sun’s Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Aspects to the Sun: Sun square Jupiter
  • Location of Sign Ruler: Saturn in Aquarius
  • Aspects to the Sign Ruler: None
  • Location of the Moon: Sagittarius
  • Aspects to the Moon: Moon opposite Mars retrograde in Gemini
  • Important Upcoming Aspects this month: Mercury retrograde (Dec. 29-Jan. 18), Mars stations direct (Jan. 12) 

The Solstice occurs when the Sun arrives at 0 Capricorn. Astrology charts for solstices and equinoxes are used to forecast not just the energy for the upcoming month, but for the upcoming season (or the next three months). These charts are traditionally used in weather forecasting, as well as predictions for other events that impact societies, nations and the world.

Now let’s get into what sets the 2022 Capricorn Season apart from those in other years.

As this Capricorn season begins, the Sun’s squaring off with jovial Jupiter in Aries. Squares are like Mars, they encourage action; this tendency is doubly true in this case since Jupiter is visiting Mars’ sign Aries. The season brings a deep urge to take action, make changes, or just get moving in any direction. The biggest danger is rash action; but with Jupiter in the mix, even the most ill-considered ones tend to work out in the end.

Capricorn’s ruler Saturn is content moving through Aquarius, his home turf. Saturn is unaspected, so there’s little to distract it from its essential drive: to keep our feet on the ground. Pragmatic thinking wins over flights of fancy. Just remember to collect all the facts before you decide.

The Moon sets the emotional tone of the season, this Capricorn season the Moon’s galloping through Sagittarius, where it feels optimistic and adventurous. But it is a dark Moon (a waning crescent); months that begin with a dark Moon may seem more internal than most. You may feel an urge to wrap things up and move on. 

The Moon’s also opposite retrograde Mars in Gemini. An opposition to Mars lends assertiveness and aggression to the mix. Plus, both the Moon and Mars are out of bounds, meaning neither is playing by the ordinary social rules. It’s an excellent time to think outside the box. If you’ve been considering a change, but lacked the energy or courage to get moving, this may be the month to take a leap.

Meanwhile, Mercury’s retrograde in Capricorn this month from Dec. 29 to Jan. 18), calling the systems and structures of your life up for review. The Mars retrograde finally ends on Jan. 12, which means any projects stalled over the holidays may finally get back in gear.

Best Approach to Capricorn 2022

Your best approach this Capricorn season? The month ahead contains an interesting blend of drive and caution, which can lay the groundwork for a very successful opening to the new year. Make your plans over the first few weeks of January, and you’ll be ready at the end of the month to fully engage in the 88-day stretch of no retrogrades coming at the beginning of the year.

“You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.”
Jim Whittaker