2023 Capricorn horoscope and astrology forecast for love, career & money, wellness and friends & family. Plus how the major planetary transits will affect you.
Your 2023 Capricorn horoscope calls for your long reinvention tour to be nearly complete! Since 2008, your sign has been going through a slow but intense inside-out transformation. In spring and summer 2023, you’ll get a sneak peek of what life will feel like on the other side, as you emerge with new levels of power and influence!
You may start putting your money where your morals are, and long to make a greater impact with your work. On a personal note, your home is a hub of activity all of 2023, and possibly the site of your next genius innovation! Family ties, especially with female relatives, can reach healthy new levels of honesty. You might hunt for a home or upgrade your current abode.
In the second half of the year, love takes top billing as a romantic renaissance sweeps in. This is also a prime period for fame, so get yourself camera-ready. The company you keep is crucial now. Preserve those cherished lifelong bonds, but start moving in some new, established circles where you can meet industry colleagues who will open doors. For the next couple years, it really is about “who you know.” Bring YOUR generosity to the party, and foster a genuine network that helps each other thrive.
Capricorn will be lucky with: Home and family, romance
Capricorn will be challenged with: Communication, financial management
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Key dates for Capricorn in 2023
Sun in Capricorn 2023
Capricorn season begins December 21, 2023, at 10:27 PM ET, which is also the winter solstice.
Full moon in Capricorn 2023
The full moon Capricorn is on July 3, 2023, at 7:38 AM ET.
Harvest time! During a full moon, you reap the seeds that were sown six months prior during the corresponding new moon.
2023 Capricorn horoscope highlights
You’re Cupid’s darling in 2023—try not to let it go to your head, though.
Keep on stretching, Capricorn! The destiny-driven North Node lingers in Taurus and your romance house until July 17, bringing nonstop insights about dating and relating. Once lucky Jupiter arrives in Taurus on May 16, you’ll be Cupid’s darling—and ready to cash in on all your self-discovery work. Single Sea Goats might mesh with someone from another culture or spark up a long-distance love affair.
No matter what, your 2023 Capricorn horoscope brings on the decadence, pleasure and playtime. A sexy summer is in store as Venus simmers in Leo and your intensely seductive eighth house from June 5 to October 8. Schedule any “state of our union” conversations before Venus turns retrograde from July 22 to September 3—a time that could spin up jealousy and lovers’ quarrels. If you’re ready for that next big step, this Venus-in-Leo cycle gives you the courage to leap.
Heavy is the head that wears the Capricorn crown.
Switch it up! Powerhouse Pluto, which has been touring Capricorn and your self-authorized first house since 2008, darts into Aquarius from March 23 to June 11, beginning a 20-year cycle that could evolve your approach to work and money. Capricorns who have been paying your dues could soon cash in on a venture.
Do you need more consistency with your income or time to yourself? You may give up some “excitement” for the ease of a steady paycheck. When the karmic South Node slips into Libra on July 17, it begins an 18-month trek through your leadership zone. Duty calls, but that crown will get heavy if you don’t delegate. You’ll connect to all kinds of power players while convivial Venus launches a charm offensive in your eighth house from June 5 to October 8. If you want to secure funding or a loan, you’re in luck—but vet people carefully and negotiate favorable terms, especially while Venus is retrograde from July 22 to September 5.
Vegan potlucks and hiking clubs? Capricorn, where do you sign up?
Your year is off to an energetic start as of January 12 when action planet Mars powers forward through your wellness zone until March 25. You might even join a health club that has a social component or take your winter vacation at bikini bootcamp or a yoga retreat.
Preparing healthy meals could become your favorite way to socialize, as feast-god Jupiter hangs out in your nourishing fourth house until May 16. Forget the wine club—how about a vegan supper club? Structured Saturn heads into Pisces on March 7, putting focus on your hands, wrists and arms. If you do computer work, prevent carpal tunnel with stretching, posture and an ergonomic mouse.
Rediscover your roots in 2023, Capricorn.
Family time is always important to your devoted sign, whether with blood relatives or your esteemed “chosen family.” And with both Jupiter and the destiny-driven North Node visiting Aries and your house of kin this year, you may go out of your way to connect to your inner circle. (Time to take that trip to your ancestral homeland!)
Get involved in activism while the South Node’s in Scorpio and your community zone until July 17. With serious Saturn in your BFF sector starting March 7, you may outgrow certain people, but never fear! A new friend circle will form quickly, especially if you get involved in local activities.
Your 2023 Capricorn horoscope, by the planets
Jupiter in Aries and Taurus
Jupiter in Aries:
On December 20, 2022, maximizer Jupiter barreled back into Aries for its second (and final) lap through your “big feeling” fourth house, moving your personal life to the front burner until May 16. What have you been sweeping under the carpet could come flying forth for examination?
Jupiter in Taurus:
On May 16, Jupiter exits your lowkey fourth house and blasts into your fellow earth sign, Taurus, heating up your fifth house of passion, romance and playful expression until May 25, 2024. After a lowkey entry to 2023, your joie de vivre returns with a vengeance. But watch your footing!
Mars in Gemini
Since the sixth house rules wellness, pay attention to stress levels. Hard- driving Mars can cause you to bite off more than you can reasonably chew— and in overthinking Gemini, it can provoke anxiety from spinning thoughts.
Saturn in Pisces
Heavyweight Saturn, your galactic guardian and the planet of authority, is broadcasting from Pisces and your communicative, cognitive third house starting March 7. Your words carry more weight than ever during this cosmic cycle, which lasts until February 13, 2026. Saturn, the planetary disciplinarian, challenges you to be impeccable with your messaging. But how?
Pluto in Aquarius
Values change as Pluto makes its glacial drift into Aquarius and your second house. Starting this year, don’t be surprised if you find yourself longing for more of life’s basic pleasures: quality time with loved ones, meaningful interactions, time in nature.
While Pluto can be icy, in Aquarius, it could melt some of your reserve and bring out a warmth you haven’t experienced for years.
Venus Retrograde in Leo
From July 22 to September 3, Venus spins retrograde, an unavoidable cycle that comes around every 18 months and leaves lovers shaken and stirred. During these six frenetic weeks, you could confront everything from buried desires to a few deadly sins.
Aries North Node
Starting July 17, the destiny-driving lunar North Node anchors in Aries and your fourth house of home, family and roots. While we’re not suggesting you hit the brakes on your dreams, come on down to ground zero and fortify your foundation.
This cycle hasn’t happened in 19 years, Capricorn, so consider it your once-every-two-decade integrity check. (Inconvenient though it may be to slow your roll.)