The Sun's entry into Capricorn marks the official start of winter and the longest night of the year. But the Winter Solstice (summer in the Southern Hemisphere) is also when the light returns -- the rebirth of the Sun God. This ancient holiday is a time for both deep reflection and celebration.
Capricorn the Goat is a pragmatic Earth sign ruled by Saturn, the Lord of Karma. Just like Santa Claus, Saturn represents the principle of cause and effect, giving back to you exactly what you have given out. During this dark season, you can attain great wisdom by contemplating the karmic lessons from the past year. This is also the time to incubate your new vision for the coming year. Learn more by looking up your Sun sign below.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
As the Sun fires up your 10th House of Destiny, you feel inspired to focus on achieving success. Your goal is for your work in the world to match your inner reality, and this month will give you clear signs of whether or not you're on the right path. If you seem to be climbing the wrong mountain, now is the time to reset your course and start trekking in another direction. Pluto's presence in Capricorn signals that your relationship to power and authority is ready for deep transformation.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
In your 9th House of Travel, the Sun inspires adventures -- though these may be business-related or otherwise practical. This is a time for broadening your horizons and expanding your vision, whether through physical, mental or spiritual journeys. Encountering new and different people, places and ways of thinking helps you clarify your own beliefs and spiritual values. With Pluto also in Capricorn and your worldly 9th house, you have several years to transform your understanding of the world.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The Capricorn Sun in your 8th House of Intimacy signals a time for profound bonding with others and perhaps getting more serious and committed about a current partnership. Being willing to explore your deepest emotions -- and sharing what you find -- opens the door to greater intimacy. Any subconscious blocks or fears related to getting close will also be lit up -- and transformative Pluto in your 8th house will motivate you to take steps to transform, heal and release them.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Lighting up your 7th House of Partnership, the Capricorn Sun brings the opportunity for new love, or for deepening a current relationship. A pragmatic, realistic and systematic approach works best now for reaching your relationship goals. Get clear about what you want, and take responsibility for making it happen. With Pluto also in this arena now, you can expect to attract intense agents of transformation into your life over the next several years.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
The serious Capricorn Sun in your 6th House of Work and Duties calls your attention to the nitty gritty details of day-to-day reality. Becoming more organized and efficient in your daily routines is your assignment this month, which frees up your energy to focus on what really matters. Pluto, also in Capricorn and your 6th house, deepens your desire to serve at a higher level. What skills will you need to hone or acquire in order to fulfill your mission?
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Capricorn is the only Sun sign that rivals your own in workaholic tendencies, but with the Sun in your 5th House of Play and Pleasure, all this hard work can actually be a lot of fun! Your task this month is to clarify what really makes you happy, and make a New Year's resolution to schedule more joy into your busy life. Pluto's presence in this same part of your chart signifies that you may need to let go of something in order to make space for your heart's true desire.