Your Mars in Capricorn Transit Horoscope: Rise through the Ranks in Love and More

How strong is your need to succeed in work? How about love? Passionate Mars steps into ambitious Capricorn from January 4 to February 13, 2024. Your Mars in Capricorn transit horoscope is a roadmap for making progress.

Don’t hate, accelerate! Make-it-happen Mars picks up steam and powers up ambition for six weeks, beginning January 4. Mars visits Capricorn every couple of years and can “cause” high motivation.

While you’re knocking down goals, avoid knocking down other people. Mars can bring out a combative side and a competitive streak!

Gifts of the Mars in Capricorn transit

While Mars is in Capricorn (January 4 to February 13, 2024) here’s what to expect:

A desire to do, be and have the best!

A Mars in Capricorn transit brings out your desire to be the best, at everything. Goal-getter Mars bubbles up this desire in you. Mars is exalted in Capricorn, meaning it’s in one of its most powerful positions on the zodiac wheel.

Harness the red planet’s power and rise through the ranks

To grab the brass ring, you’ll need to bring laser focus and serious hustle. But there’s more to it than just working hard. The endorsement of prestigious people may be your golden ticket into the big leagues. Find a way to mingle with the influencers and gatekeepers in your industry.

Already in the VIP lounge?

Make a point of supporting others who are just starting out. What goes around, comes around!


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Love likes boundaries during a Mars in Capricorn transit

Could your love be so legendary that it creates, a legacy? Such lofty ideals are top of mind as hot-blooded Mars settles down on Capricorn’s iron throne. After a wild romp in “anything goes” Sagittarius, it’s probably time to set some standards—and maybe a few boundaries while you’re at it.

Be discerning, but don’t raise the bar so high that no mere mortal can reach it. This phase is ideal for future planning and mapping out sexy #LoveGoals.

Playing with power dynamics in the bedroom can be titillating, too

Tie on the blindfold and choose a safeword!

Warning! You could become so fixated on a relationship’s trajectory that you apply unwarranted pressure. To combat a lover’s resistance, bring fun to the present moment.

This Mars cycle may be better spent discovering whether your long-range goals align and hammering out compromises where they don’t. Just sayin!

Your Mars in Capricorn transit horoscope

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for the Mars in Capricorn transit, from January 4 to February 13, 2024. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your aim is true, Aries, so for the next six weeks, direct it even higher! Your ruler, motivated Mars, charges into Capricorn and your success zone beginning January 4, revving up your ambitious drive until February 13. You’re excited to burn rubber in a race to the finish line, but be careful not to run roughshod over others in pursuit of your goals. The action planet’s competitive nature could cause you to come on a bit too strong. One thing’s undeniable: You won’t go unnoticed! In fact, your achievements could very well earn you major kudos during the Mars in Capricorn transit AND bigger responsibilities. Read more Aries horoscopes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Monotonous routines begone! Adrenaline junkie Mars barrels into Capricorn on January 4, activating your intrepid ninth house until February 13. Seek novel experiences! Embrace opportunities to try different things and cross paths with unfamiliar faces. You might book a big trip or jump-start your entrepreneurial spirit by diving into a mastermind program. Do strive for bolder adventures rather than doing the same old comfortable thing. If it scares you a little, it’s worth considering, during the Mars in Capricorn transit! Read more Taurus horoscopes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Easy-breezy won’t be the right pace for you once hot-blooded Mars rockets into Capricorn and your intense eighth house today. You may go from lukewarm to sexy fireball between January 4 and February 13 as this cycle unleashes a wellspring of passion. When it comes to your finances, the Mars in Capricorn transit cycle helps you play the long game. Start by becoming aware of where you focus your time and energy. Is this investment paying off? Stop waiting for opportunity to find you. Proactive Mars can help you scout out opportunities and relationships that bring a healthy, satisfying return. Read more Gemini horoscopes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

When proactive Mars bolts into Capricorn and your relationship realm beginning January 4, there’s potential for your duos to become insanely dynamic. The red planet rewards courageous action, which means it’s up to YOU to set the table, Cancer. Have you laid out a proper invitation? Made your offer so enticing that people would be crazy to refuse it? Rather than airing grievances during the Mars in Capricorn transit, focus on cleaning up your side of the street. Your existing partners could “magically” fall back into step with you when you’re operating from your highest vibration. Read more Cancer horoscopes.


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Leo (July 23-August 22) 

“Methodical” is magical starting January 4 as go-getter Mars zips into Capricorn and your wellness corner and settles in until February 13. Instead of suddenly ramping up your exercise routine or quitting caffeine cold turkey (ouch and ouch), take baby steps in the desired directions. Gradually add reps, weight or mileage. You could swap your third espresso for an afternoon matcha over the next six weeks of the Mars in Capricorn transit. But more than anything, focus on what you’ll add that’s both pleasurable and body-loving. If anyone can pull off “healthy hedonism,” it’s a Leo! Read more Leo horoscopes.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Let’s do some myth-busting right now. You are anything BUT a prude, Virgo; in fact, your earthy sensuality is the stuff that legends (and Beyonce’s visual albums!) are made of. As passionate Mars zooms into Capricorn and your ardent fifth house on January 4, it’s on!

The next six weeks could heat up romantic chemistry to exothermic levels. Whatever floats your boat, this is your time to go after what you desire and grab onto life with both hands. An urge to roll the dice in pursuit of love and pleasure may override your usual meticulous M.O., and a dash of drama could ensue between now and February 13. But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained! Read more Virgo horoscopes.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Home sweet home could become a hotbed of passion and fun starting January 4 as dynamic Mars jets into Capricorn and your domestic province, where he’ll be camped out until February 13. What interiors projects have you been putting off? Refinishing the vintage coffee table you scored at a flea market or putting up a subway tile backsplash in the kitchen could be a worthy winter goal. If you’re not all that handy, ask friends who ARE to pitch in. (Pizza and craft beers are on you, naturally.) Warning: The Mars in Capricorn transit cycle can stir the pot with agitating relatives. Interact with them selectively over the next six weeks. Read more Libra horoscopes.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

What’s on your mind, Scorpio? You won’t feel like your secretive self starting January 4 as bold Mars barges into Capricorn and activates your loquacious third house until February 13. With trusted people, you’ll be eager to share your ideas. Get ready! You may be flooded with partnership offers once you do. Bullies who have trampled over you will be in for a surprise during the Mars in Capricorn transit. With support from backbone-strengthening Mars, you’re pushing back now. Don’t fly to the opposite extreme and dominate conversations trying to get your point across—something that’s easy to slip into with feisty Mars in this position. Read more Scorpio horoscopes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Time to make those money moves, Sagittarius—and we can already hear the cash register ca-chinging! Proactive Mars charges into Capricorn, lending its can-do energy to your finance realm between January 4 and February 13. During the next six weeks, you could make serious strides to improve your bottom line, like scoring a client with deep pockets or starting a side hustle that opens up an added stream of revenue.

But bear in mind that Mars is quick on the trigger. This can all too easily lead to impulse shopping, followed by buyer’s remorse. Keep a tight rein on your budget during the Mars in Capricorn transit, and factor in a surprise expense that might pop up. Read more Sagittarius horoscopes.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

With fearless Mars surging into your sign, you are officially on fire! The courageous, motivated planet is “exalted” in Capricorn, which means it’s at its most powerful when it visits YOUR sign every 18 to 24 months. You’ll be virtually unstoppable during the Mars in Capricorn transit, as the go-getter planet fuels you to charge full-speed ahead after your biggest goals between January 4 and February 13. Figure out the best place to start and create a surefire game plan you can unroll in Q1. Warning: Impatient Mars can make you a bit of a bulldozer, so go easy on people if they can’t keep up!  Read more Capricorn horoscopes.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) 

After motivated Mars sneaks into your R&R sector beginning January 4, you may need more time to fly under the radar. ‘Tis the season to be productive, but for the next six weeks, your best strategy will be to work quietly behind the scenes rather than striving to make a big splash. (You can do THAT in six weeks when the red planet zooms into Aquarius!)

In the meanwhile, tap into your imagination and channel energy into creative work during the Mars in Capricorn transit. Whenever possible, screen out the busyness of daily life and tune into your spirit. With your subconscious zone getting activated by Mars, you can process old wounds with surprising speed by working with different healing and therapeutic modalities. Read more Aquarius horoscopes.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

It feels so rewarding to team up for a higher purpose, Pisces, and lucky you! Action star Mars zips into Capricorn on January 4, mobilizing forces in your eleventh house of collaboration and altruism. Even if you’re not normally the first one to get out in front and rally the troops, this progressive Mars in Capricorn transit cycle can inspire you to take the lead for a good cause. Anything from spearheading a fundraiser for war victims to rallying support for a friend going through a tough time will enable you to express your compassion for humanity in the next six weeks. You’re all heart, Pisces! Read more Pisces horoscopes.

Where will Mars be in 2024?

Mars is also the last of the personal inner planets—the planets before Jupiter which are closest to the Sun. The red planet hangs out in a zodiac sign for approximately 6-8 weeks, directing the global temperament and fighting style. Lusty Mars is the forthright companion to seductive Venus and can bring out the “cosmic cave(wo)man” in us all. Our raw desire is on display during certain Mars cycles, while other zodiac signs provoke a more discreet style of pursuit.

Mars transits 2024:
• Mars in Capricorn, January 4-February 13
• Mars in Aquarius, February 13-March 22
• Mars in Pisces, March 22-April 30
• Mars in Aries, April 30-June 9
• Mars in Taurus, June 9-July 20
• Mars in Gemini, July 20-September 4
• Mars in Cancer, September 4-November 3
• Mars in Leo, November 3-January 6, 2025

Read about recent Mars transits in the zodiac signs:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in Leo
Mars in Cancer
Mars in Gemini (plus the retrograde, which occurs every two years)
Mars in Libra
Mars in Scorpio
Mars in Sagittarius

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