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Capricorn Season & the Solstice

Capricorn Season. December 21, 2023-January 20, 2023

Happy Birthday to Capricorn Sun Folk!

The Sun's transit through Capricorn begins on December 21 at the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This marks the longest night of the year, and the return of the light, as the days slowly grow longer. Cultures around the world have celebrated the winter solstice for centuries, often as a time of reflection, renewal, and the anticipation of new life.

The Suns transit through Capricorn also brings the year to a close and begins the new year.
Governed by Saturn, Capricorn embodies qualities of discipline, responsibility, and ambition. With Saturn currency making its way through Pisces, there is a visionary- other worldly quality to this years Capricorn season, which helps stir the imagination, connecting dreams to reality. 

Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, infused with practicality and purpose, making this a good time for reflection, goal-setting, and committing to future success, both in personal and professional spheres. Traditions and structures are also highlighted during Capricorn Season. If you need to shore up old foundations or lay new groundwork for what lies ahead, the Suns journey through Capricorn can help guide your plans.

Themes during Capricorn Season

Reality Checks & Balances
This is a good time to assess material and emotional resources, and make sound decisions based on a realistic understanding of the situation. The journey is as important as the destination, so make sure you balance ambition and discipline with rest and play.

Solid Ground
Capricorn season supports the creation of robust foundations that can support whatever you endeavor in various aspects of life. If you are formulating long term plans, this is a favorable time to bolster your base so whatever you build will stand the tests of time.

Real World Dreams 
Capricorn governs the reality of the material world and imbues this season with a sense of determination, ambition and focus when it comes to long term plans and goals. If you dream it, you can do it.  If you believe it, you can achieve it -so long as you also commit  to work diligently with patience and perseverance. As James Clear says “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were loading bricks ever hour”. 

Challenges and Rewards
Challenges that test your resilience or limitations may come up during Capricorn Season.  If you navigate obstacles with a steady and determined mindset, like the Capricornian Sea/Mountain-Goat it is likely you will reap the rewards and eventually reach your summit.

Personal Responsibility
While many things are beyond our control, we always get to choose how we respond to the fluctuations and events in our inner and outer worlds. You are the author(ity) of your life story. Capricorn season often provides opportunities to shift the plot by taking responsibility for your own human experience. Personal responsibility is the grace you give to yourself.

Throughout Capricorn season, there is energy and opportunities to climb the mountains in your life, reach new heights and emerge stronger, wiser, and more self empowered.  

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