This is a year of growth and transformation for you, Capricorn. This year is full of change, metamorphosis and regeneration. Not only that, but the year both starts and ends with Mercury retrograde in your home sign. While these transits are not particularly positive or negative, they can be disruptive. However, it is how you work through them that determines the role they will play in your year. Being less attached to extrinsic outcomes, surrendering control and being compassionate toward yourself will improve your year dramatically. This year, the more you let go, the happier you will be.
Who You Really Are
Persevering yet sensitive, Capricorn is symbolised by the sea goat, half fish and half goat. This unlikely pairing represents the meeting of the vulnerability and flexibility of fish and the resilience and hardiness of the mountain goat. Externally, Capricorn achieves magnitudes. Thriving on hard work, responsibility and leadership, they blaze trails and conquer mountains.
Internally, Capricorn feels deeply, loves intensely, and protects its soft centre. When developed, Capricorns are successful, loving, organised, and inspiring. When underdeveloped, they can be oversensitive, arrogant and overworked. Balance, vulnerability, and trust are traits Capricorns are here to acquire.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign ruled by Saturn. Cardinal signs are leaders who are emotionally intelligent, social, and determined, while earth signs are wise, grounded, and reliable. Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn, is the planet of structure, discipline and responsibility, giving them a heightened sense of obligation. They are at home in the 10th house of career, reputation and work, making their vocation incredibly important to them. Capricorns are hard workers who care deeply and have a knack for success. You can truly achieve anything, Capricorn. So what do you want to do?
Career and Money
On the 6th of April, the full moon in Libra brings a time of reflection on your career, work life, and long-term goals. Issues that may come up are work-life balance, career indecision and aligning your work with your moral philosophy. Work with this full moon by reflecting on your values, reviewing your long-term plan and taking part in meditation or journaling. From the 27th of August until the 4th of Libra it is a great time to take chances in your career, as well as network, collaborate and begin new projects.
2023 starts with a focus on money, especially when it comes to building financial resources and structures that last. From the beginning of the year until the 11th of June, it is a fantastic time to explore new options for revenue. The 23rd of January may bring a sudden and unexpected change to your finances, so ensure you have a safety net to fall back on just in case. On the 1st of August, there is a full moon in Aquarius that is perfect for reflecting on the massive financial change of the year so far. Review your systems, beliefs and organisation, and decide what you want to change going forward.
Friends and Family
During the lunar eclipse in Scorpio on the 5th of May, problems, changes and suppressed emotions about your friendships, social life and connections to people may surface. If you are struggling with beginning, deepening or ending a friendship for your greater good, this is a time when the eclipse may take matters into its own hands. From the 12th of October until the end of the year, you can socialise more easily than usual. Use this time to develop trust with one or two close friends, flex your vulnerability muscle and get to know people on a deeper level.
The year begins with a lot of positive, if somewhat chaotic, energy surrounding your home and family. From the 20th of February until the 15th of May, you are well placed to improve family relationships, your living space and your self-care. Take on a leadership role within your family circle to ease tensions, tackle big projects to make your space more your own and allow spontaneity and fun into your home and heart. On the 29th of September, there is a full moon in Aries, during which it is a convenient time to reflect on your family relationships, living arrangements and sense of security.
Love and Romance
2023 begins with a full moon in Cancer in which themes of relationships, commitment and sharing come to the surface. Work through these themes by being emotionally honest with yourself, facing any internal insecurities and having compassion for your partners and yourself. From the 7th of May until the 23rd of July you are primed for romance and long-term love. Use this time to be vulnerable with those who deserve it, nurture yourself and your loved ones and connect with others on a personal level.
On the 5th of June, a transformation of sorts will occur, either of your current relationship or your own beliefs about relationships as a whole. On the 27th of December, we finish with another full moon in Cancer, providing the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year and what role partnerships and commitment have played in your life.
On a less serious note, this is a fantastic year for flirting, dating, and romance for you. Big, sudden changes, exciting opportunities and amazing personal growth await between the beginning of the year and the 4th of September. Take advantage by leaning into your sensuality, moving at your own pace and taking time to smell the roses.
Your Year in a Nutshell
This year may feel very full, but it’s full of chances to show yourself love, learn the power of the unknown and learn how to trust the process, your loved ones and yourself. You are building a better you, but not in the way you might think. All your biggest achievements are within, and they are accomplished when you show yourself grace, acceptance and compassion.
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