Are You Setting the Right #LoveGoals? December’s Venus in Capricorn Transit Can Help!

What’s next for your love life? Sharpen the focus of your romantic goals as the planet of amour shifts into structured Capricorn for the December 9, 2022 to January 2, 2023, Venus in Capricorn transit.

Venus, the planet of love, beauty and luxury, lends its decadent energy to every zodiac sign for three to five weeks each year. When Venus visits driven Capricorn each year, it makes us get serious about relationships.

When is the Venus in Capricorn transit?

Venus hunkers down in Capricorn on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 7:54 PM EST. The Venus in Capricorn transit lasts until Monday January 2, when the experimental Aquarius takes the helm.

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What does the Venus in Capricorn transit mean?

When passionate Venus swings into structured Capricorn, look at relationships as the investments that they are—of your time, energy and heart. Are they paying dividends…or do you need to cash out? Or, have you not been making enough deposits in the old, emotional bank account? Love “invoices” come due during the Venus in Capricorn transit.

Capricorn is the zodiac’s master planner and over the next few weeks of the Venus in Capricorn transit, we could all benefit from pulling back and taking a cooler, more dispassionate view of amour. There’s a time to be swept away, but this ain’t it. In the sign of the Sea Goat, Venus helps us get our hooves on solid ground before we sail off into the sunset.

After weeks of living and loving out loud while Venus journeyed through Sagittarius, the Venus in Capricorn transit can make us all a lot more reserved. Wild PDA may be off the menu, but the “horny goat” can certainly spice things up behind closed doors.

Pro tip: While Venus in Sagittarius likes to get down n’ dirty, Venus in Capricorn has longevity and stamina. Add an extra hour (or two) of slow jams to that playlist! (Try ours below, created for this transit by Team AstroStyle’s Jennifer Newman, AKA Astralselector)

Our Venus in Capricorn transit playlist

How does the Venus in Capricorn transit affect me?

Couples can align around your shared future, discussing your 2023 dreams by the fireplace.

If you’re single and looking, search for someone who is ready for meaningful co-creation, like now. Matters of the heart will get serious…but they don’t have to be as serious as a heart attack!

Playful, seductive Venus likes to keep the mood light. Defining nebulous situationships could be a fun game of “You show me your bucket list, I’ll show you mine!” Or, if you’re the type who doesn’t even think about bucket lists, well, maybe it’s time to write one.

With driven Capricorn ruling romance for the next few weeks, couples could achieve something memorable—and profitable—as a pair. No apologies for being attracted to status now. If you’re looking to “date up,” ‘tis the season for strategic mistletoe placement.

When Venus visits an earth sign

A Venus in Capricorn transit highlights this zodiac sign’s element, earth. These are the stable, provider signs, so don’t be surprised if pillow talk gets practical.

These transits come around while Venus is in Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn for approximately four weeks each year.

While they might not be the most adventurous spells, they are times when we can rest in the heart-opening security of knowing that there’s someone who wants to care for us, create long-lasting security with us…and maybe build a legacy together, like a family or another venture.

A Venus in Capricorn transit horoscope for every zodiac sign


What are your long-term plans for amour, Aries? After a few weeks of unfettered independence, you’re probably craving a bit more security. On December 9, the Venus in Capricorn transit begins in your tenth house, helping you set new goals in the game of love.

Relationships are investments. And with Venus here until January 2, 2023, place your bets on people who not only intrigue you but also have staying power. Already attached? Venus’ tour of Capricorn could find you starting a business with your boo or making even grander plans for your shared future.


Visions of white-sand beaches and side-by-side massages dancing through your head, Taurus? On December 9, your ruling planet, Venus, slips into Capricorn and your ninth house of travel until January 2, 2023.

End-of-year vacation plans are blessed by Venus’ romantic beams, so please…go! Pore through travel blogs until you find that dreamy location that’s ideal for a couple’s getaway or, if you’re single, where you have a high probability of getting your groove back.

Closer to home, cross-cultural relationships sizzle. Sidle up to a sexy tourist rolling through your area.


You’re the sultriest siren in town for the next few weeks as the Venus in Capricorn transit slinks through your erotic eighth house from December 9, 2022 to January 2, 2023.

Your charms will be nothing short of magnetic, Gemini, but beam them selectively. Although a game of cat and mouse can be exciting, you’d rather play for keeps.

For coupled Geminis, it’s time to spice things up in the bedroom. If you’re feeling more sleepy than sexy, get moving. Physical exercise helps boost your mojo by bringing you back into your own luscious body.


Ready to put a ring on it, Cancer, or maybe just make a union a little more official? On December 9, love planet Venus heads into Capricorn and your seventh house of relationships until January 2.

Talks could turn to the “c word”—commitment, that is—so make sure you’re on the same page as your love interest about what the future holds. Still searching? Don’t take too long to find out whether your Tinder date is looking for something serious or just playing around.

Negotiating compromises will be easier than usual with diplomatic Venus at the helm. Meet people halfway, but don’t bend over backwards just to please!


Give your body some love, Leo. The radiant Venus in Capricorn transit heads into your sixth house of health, blessing you with bonus vitality, from December 9, 2022 to January 2, 2023.

Merge pleasure with self-care. Drop the “no pain, no gain” approach to exercise and jump into lively, entertaining cardio classes. Keep the seasonal indulgences healthier too. Sweeten those treats with maple syrup or use a different flour than the standard white.

Your creative energy is in high demand at work now. Socializing could lead to an end-of-year career coup!


It’s high season for romance, Virgo, as the Venus in Capricorn transit lights up your fiery, flamboyant fifth house from December 9, 2022 to January 2, 2023.

For the next few weeks, let passion be your guide. Pursue activities that light your fire—and people who turn you on. If your heart isn’t into a situation, stop giving it energy. There’s no need to suffer just to prove that you can endure, Virgo, not when you could be enjoying yourself thoroughly doing something else. Besides, once you get out and have a little fun, those “stuck” relationships could finally gain some traction. Just put them on ice for a while.


There’s a little love shack with your name on it, Libra. Head there today, as your celestial sentinel, Venus, downshifts into Capricorn and your fourth house nesting zone from December 9, 2022 to January 2, 2023. ‘Tis the season for playing house with your hygge-season honey, or maybe even co-signing a lease with your long-term bae.

If you’re planning to introduce anyone to your crew in the next few weeks, this family-friendly Venus cycle will help the introductions go smoothly. Although you’re a hopeless social butterfly, don’t fill up every square inch of white space on your calendar. If cooking dinner and getting cozy on the couch isn’t your idea of heaven, hosting a dinner party and Chez Libra might be. (And yes, you CAN have it catered.)


Ready to add some spice to the season? Beginning December 9, the romantic Venus in Capricorn transit flutters into your expressive third house, sounding a code-red flirt alert. With your seductive charms in top form, you won’t need mistletoe or any other props to magnetize interested parties between now and January 2, 2023.

But wield that silver tongue with care, Scorpio! It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and you don’t want to tease a friend who is secretly smitten with you. Looking for love? With Venus making moves in your mobile-optimized third house, the dating apps could deliver better options than you might expect.


Start spinning the slow jams, Sagittarius. After a few high-visibility weeks, ardent Venus waves farewell to Sagittarius and settles into Capricorn and your sensual second house on December 9.

This tactile Venus in Capricorn transit will make you especially affectionate. When you’re not out feting your birthday season, cuddle on the couch with your favorite person or pet…or both.

But run a security check! Does the object of your affections give you enough reassurance to feel safe in the relationship—or are you constantly waiting and wondering what their next move will be? With Venus here until January 2, 2023, prioritize stability over the “excitement” of unpredictability.


You’d never settle for less than the best when it comes to your material possessions, Capricorn, so why should your love life be any different?

With romantic Venus shimmying into Capricorn from December 9, 2022 to January 2, 2023, keep your standards elevated! Since this Venus in Capricorn transit blesses you with more charm and magnetism than you’ve felt in months, there will be no shortage of admirers.

If you’re in a relationship, express your desires more assertively—with words AND actions. Absence makes the heart grow fonder during this three-week phase. Mingling independently can build up romantic tension in an LTR. Just don’t break any rules (or hearts) enjoying all that mistletoe mischief.


Surrender, Aquarius, and open your heart. As romantic Venus drifts through Capricorn and your limitless twelfth house, the most titillating thing you can do for your love life is to just let go.

Your future-oriented sign likes having major-scale plans to look forward to, and who could blame you? But between December 9 and January 2, all that scheming will interfere with your enjoyment of the present moment. We’re not telling you to stop dreaming—in fact, this Venus in Capricorn phase is all about fantasy! Just focus your starry-eyed energy on the next 24 hours instead of the next six months. If you’re mourning a loss, take time to process your feelings while leaning on the key supporters in your life.


Is that you, Pisces, dancing on the bar and swinging from the chandelier? It wouldn’t surprise us! On December 9, party girl Venus cruises into Capricorn and your rebellious eleventh house until January 2. With the wildly experimental parts of your personality lit up, you won’t take kindly to people “limiting” you. Just don’t get swept into anything self-destructive, especially when it comes to love.

This team-spirited Venus in Capricorn transit cycle is ideal for group celebrations. Research cultural events to help your entourage soak up the magic of the season. If you’re looking for romance, let friends—and dating apps—play matchmaker. With Venus in your tech sector, you could meet your match through a lucky swipe.

Want more? Learn your Venus sign!

Venus directs your personal style, from your taste in clothes and decor to what you find visually appealing. Here’s where you’re creative, indulgent and romantic. You may have greater ease receiving gifts and support in the realms your Venus sign rules.

As the zodiac’s peacekeeping diplomat, Venus helps you negotiate compromises. Just beware the “nice disease” in the area of life your Venus placement rules. This conflict-averse planet can also make you a bit too quick to settle or accept peace at any price. You may need to strengthen your backbone a bit, so that you don’t wind up saying “maybe,” when you mean “no.”

Use our cosmic calculator below to discover what zodiac sign and house Venus was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time.

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What does your Venus sign mean?

Once you know your Venus sign, you can read about what Venus means in each of the houses.

Now you can read your Venus in Capricorn transit horoscope in this article for your Sun sign and your Venus sign! This can give you a more tailored prediction for how you’ll experience the transit. For example if you’re an Aries but your Venus sign is Pisces, you can read both the Aries and the Pisces Venus in Capricorn transit horoscopes for a fuller picture.

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