What to Expect in Motivating Capricorn Season

Posted on December 19, 2020
Updated on March 10, 2021

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Each month, we experience a new astrological season as the Sun moves into a different zodiac sign. As the Sun transits through each sign, the energy of the planet changes and ushers in new themes and information to discover.

This time around, the Sun is moving into responsible, grounded Capricorn, helping us feel more motivated and goal-oriented than ever!

The Sun moves through each of the 12 zodiac signs throughout the year. With each new astrological season comes new energy, a shift in consciousness, and a deeper connection to the themes that a particular sign possesses.

Every astrological season has different themes, different energy, and a unique path to lead us down to bring us closer towards our biggest goals and dreams. Capricorn season is a particularly potent time of ambition and determination to get things done.

Capricorn is an Earth sign, accompanied by the energy of hard work and a focus on our careers. So, if you’re ready to learn about this surge of motivation and how to make it work for you, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Capricorn season!

The Meaning of the Sun in Capricorn

As a new year approaches, Capricorn is that energy that guides us towards motivation and the endless possibilities that a new year can bring. In fact, Capricorn’s earthy energy may be the reason we get so motivated to make changes during the new year, as Capricorn reminds us of all the hard work that needs to be done to meet our goals.

Capricorn’s grounded energy helps us focus on practical matters – those parts of our lives that are neither glamorous nor exciting, but that are necessary nonetheless.

This may be why we are attracted to new workouts and dieting routines, new planners and notebooks to keep our thoughts and ideas organized, and a desire to turn over a new leaf when a new year approaches. It’s that ambitious energy of Capricorn that propels us forward into unfamiliar territory.

However, like each zodiac sign under the Sun, Capricorn has both strengths and weaknesses.

While you may feel more motivated than ever before, you might also feel more emotionally reserved, less able to connect with your friends, family, and loved ones. In fact, Capricorn can be so hyper-focused on career and success that personal relationships may suffer.

Every sign has its own skills and its own blind spots, and we’re here today to help you understand both so that you can make the most of Capricorn season – accomplishing great things that bring you closer to your dreams while also maintaining your most precious connections.

It’s important to find that balance between work and play, especially while Capricorn is in charge!

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Capricorn Season Dates

This year, the Sun moves into Capricorn on December 22nd, where it will remain until January 20th of 2021. We will also experience a New Moon in the sign of Capricorn on January 13th, further amplifying this energy.

Capricorn Season Themes


As an astrological sign, Capricorn may be the most associated with the certainty of success because a Capricorn is willing to do pretty much anything it takes to reach their goals. Capricorns will stop at nothing to get what they want – even if that sometimes means missing out on other opportunities.

When the Sun is resting (or rather working) in Capricorn, it’s an excellent time to take a look at your long-term goals and what you could be doing right now to move closer towards them. The wonderful thing here is that Capricorn energy also clarifies what actionable steps are the most appropriate for helping you reach your goals.

For instance, let’s say you’ve been dreaming of starting your own company.

This astrological energy will propel you forward, helping you take the first steps toward your dream of owning a small (or big) business. Or, if you want to create a budget for yourself, Capricorn season is the perfect time to do so! Capricorn energy will help you understand where you’re overspending and how you can cut back.

When it comes to connections, Capricorns are loyal to the bone – which is no coincidence, considering that Capricorn as a sign rules over the skeletal structure of the body.

Capricorns will go hard for those they love, but they’re reserved regarding their emotions. Meaning that you may feel overwhelmed with love for your friends and family, but you may also feel incapable of sharing this love with them.

This is a good time to stand back and observe the intentions of those around you, especially because you’re better able to detach yourself from your emotions under this planetary influence. It will be easier than ever to understand which of your connections deserve the time and energy you put into them. Those that do not are probably ready for you to release them, making room for new, more intimate, and symbiotic connections.

There’s a comfort in Capricorn season because it’s so much easier to tend to the tasks that make our lives run more smoothly. Stability is the name of the game during Capricorn season, and these feelings of stability and security will help you gather even more trust in yourself – convincing yourself of your inevitable success.

How to Make the Most of This Capricorn Season

While the Sun in Sagittarius greeted us, we felt more alive, more outgoing, and excited about this thing called life – friendlier and more aligned with fun and adventure. However, when the Sun is in Capricorn, we feel the element of Earth grounding us and helping us connect more to rooted, earthy concepts such as responsibility, stability, and hard work.

We are no longer as relaxed and concerned with enjoying life and more focused on doing the work it takes now to make life feel better, easier, and more enjoyable later.

Furthermore, Sagittarius season shined a light of sociability on us last month. At the same time, Capricorn helps us determine which connections are worth the time, effort, and energy that we put into them. Because Capricorn helps you detach from your emotions, it’s easier than ever to determine which friendships or relationships are no longer serving you because your feelings towards them don’t drag you down.

In fact, feelings are not a highlight of Capricorn season.

You’ll be much more focused on logic and reason than emotion and intuition. This can make it difficult for you to embrace and connect to your emotions, but it also gives you a break from feeling bogged down or trapped by emotions.

However, you may have to make an extra effort to focus on the things that make you feel good, like meditation, yoga, self-care, bubble baths, and listening to relaxing music. Spending extra time concentrating on your spirituality and self-care will help you find the balance you need to avoid burning yourself out emotionally and physically.

And one thing to keep in mind is that Capricorn energy, when left unchecked, can slowly wade into materialistic energy.

Capricorn wants to work hard for their goals and dreams, but they want to enjoy luxury along the way – and at the end of the long, hard road of responsibility. You might feel more aligned with material concerns than spiritual concerns this month, which can throw your balance all off.

Just try to remember that self-care is just as important as hard work. Remind yourself of your self-worth and try to focus on the needs of your soul this month, alongside the needs of your physical, corporeal body.

Learn more about this grounded Earth sign: Which Tarot Card Represents Capricorn?

Capricorn Season Lessons


While you’ll feel more motivated than ever to get things done, the lesson here is to find the balance between your reasoning skills and your emotions. While being successful in your career is an admirable goal, it’s important that you tend to your own needs, including physical and emotional affection.

Celebrities Born During Capricorn Season

If you were curious about the potential of a Capricorn, you need to look no further than the following list of Capricorns who’ve made a very successful life for themselves:

Work Hard This Capricorn Season!

This is an excellent time for our careers and our responsibilities in life, as Capricorn encourages hard work, focus, and more logical reasoning than most of us are used to. So, take advantage of this incredible energy and allow it to propel you even closer to your dreams than you’ve ever imagined!

Related article: Chakra Work for Capricorns

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Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about… Learn More About The Author »

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