Capricorn Horoscope

Major Trends

Last year was a prosperous year, and this year should be even more so. There is much focus on finance, more so than on the career. There’s more on this later.

Health and energy are also much improved over last year – and far, far better than in 2018 and 2019. If you got through those years with your health and sanity intact you did very well indeed. More on this later.

Your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests has been strong for many years now, and it is even more powerful in the year ahead. Students should be successful in their studies. Writers, teachers, bloggers, sales and marketing people will also be having good years – prosperous years – and next year will be even better.

Uranus has been in your 5th house of children, fun and creativity since March 2019, so there is great focus here. Children and children figures in your life are more rebellious than usual, and more difficult to handle. You can’t deal with them from a place of blind authoritarianism. They will listen if they understand the reason why things have to be done. They also seem to be testing the limits of their bodies; as long as this is done in a mindful way it is a good thing.

Those of you working in the creative arts are more inspired and original than usual. Many of you are breaking barriers in your creative expression.

Pluto has been in your sign for many years – since 2008. This is excellent for losing weight and for detox regimes. However, it could also have brought near-death kinds of experiences or surgery. This trend continues in the year ahead.

Your main areas of interest this year are the body and image; finance; communication and intellectual interests; and children, fun and creativity.

Your paths of greatest fulfilment will be health and work; finance (until May 14 and from July 29 to December 30); and communication and intellectual interests (from May 14 to July 29 and from December 30 onwards).


(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both these perspectives were identical. But these days there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health should be good this year. There is only one long-term planet, Pluto, in stressful alignment with you. All the others are either in harmonious aspect or leaving you alone. Of course, there will be periods where your health and energy are less easy than usual. These periods come from the transits of the short-term planets, but their impact is temporary and they are not trends for the year ahead. When the transits pass your normally good health and energy return.

Those of you dealing with longer-term pre-existing conditions should feel improvement this year – perhaps even cure. You are prone to these things because of low energy levels, and when that energy returns they disappear – or go into abeyance. Perhaps some therapist, therapy or pill will get the credit, but the real reason is the shift in the planetary energies.

Good though your health is you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflex points are shown in the chart below):

Try to massage all of the foot on a regular basis – the top of the foot as well as the bottom – but pay extra attention to the points highlighted on the chart. When you massage, be aware of ‘sore spots’ as these need special attention. It’s also a good idea to massage the ankles and below them.
Try to massage all of the foot on a regular basis – the top of the foot as well as the bottom – but pay extra attention to the points highlighted on the chart. When you massage, be aware of ‘sore spots’ as these need special attention. It’s also a good idea to massage the ankles and below them.
  • The spine, knees, teeth, bones and overall skeletal alignment are always important areas for you Capricorn, as they are ruled by your sign. Back and knee massage, and regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath should be part of your normal health regime. It’s very important that the vertebrae are kept in alignment. Good dental hygiene is vital as well. Give the knees more support when exercising.
  • The lungs, arms, shoulders and respiratory system. These too are always important for Capricorn: Mercury, the ruler of these areas, is your health planet. Regular arm and shoulder massage should also be part of your normal health routine. Tension tends to collect in the shoulders and needs to be released.
  • The heart has become an important area for you, Capricorn, since 2008 when Pluto entered your sign – and it will remain so for a few more years yet. The important thing with the heart – according to many spiritual healers – is to avoid worry and anxiety, the two emotions that stress it out. Cultivate faith rather than worry. (Worry is defined as a lack of faith.)

As regular readers know, your health planet Mercury is a very fast-moving planet. He will move through your whole Horoscope in the course of a year, visiting and activating every sign and house in your chart. So, there are many short-term health trends that depend on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. These are best discussed in the monthly reports.

Mercury will go ‘out of bounds’ a few times this year – from January 1 to January 4, May 8 to May 29 and from December 4 to December 31. Generally, you are a conservative type of person – and probably that way when it comes to health as well. You tend to gravitate to orthodox medicine. But during these periods you too seem to go ‘out of bounds’ – outside your normal sphere – when it comes to health.

Mercury also has three retrograde periods this year (his norm). These are from January 30 to February 20, May 29 to June 21 and September 27 to October 17. These are times to review your health goals and gain clarity on health issues. Having major diagnostic tests or procedures are best avoided then. Avoid making major health decisions during these times.

Home and Family

Your 4th house of home and family is not prominent this year. This will change in a few years, but now the trend is to the status quo. There is a basic contentment at home and with the family and there is no need for undue attention here. Of course, there will be times when more focus is needed, but these are only short-term trends caused by the transits of the fast-moving planets. They are not trends for the year.

Your family planet, Mars, is a relatively fast-moving planet; during the course of the year he moves through nine signs and houses of your Horoscope. So, there are many short-term trends in the home and family life that depend on where Mars is and the kinds of aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

One of the parents or parent figures in your life has been renovating the home in recent years, and this can continue in the year ahead too. But moves are not likely. Perhaps there have been deaths in the family in recent years as well. This parent or parent figure has multiple job opportunities this year – and good ones. The other parent or parent figure is prospering and being very experimental in financial matters – making serial changes there. A move however is not likely (but there’s nothing against it either).

Children and children figures are very restless these days. They crave change – freedom. If they are married, the marriage is being tested. If they are single, marriage is not likely (or advisable). They are having a stable home and family year.

Grandchildren (if you have them) or those who play that role in your life can have some emotional upheavals and family dramas – there are two eclipses in their 4th house – but a move is not likely. They will be having a very strong love and social year, and if they are of appropriate age, marriage or a serious relationship could happen.

If you’re renovating the home or making major repairs, January 1 to January 7 and March 20 to April 20 are good times. If you’re merely redecorating, beautifying the home or buying objects of beauty for the home, March 21 to April 15 is a good time. The aesthetic sensibility will be stronger that period.

Finance and Career

Last year was a strong financial year and this year will be even better. Prosperity is happening.

There are a few factors in play this year. First, you have more energy in general. So, you can do more. Secondly, your money house is very powerful and filled with beneficent planets. There is a lot of cosmic support for your financial efforts.

Last year Saturn, the ruler of your Horoscope – and thus always friendly to you – moved into your money house. He will be there all this year and well into next year too. This indicates a few things. You’re personally involved in finance. You’re not delegating things to others (and if you are, you’re very involved with those you delegate to). You feel and look wealthy and prosperous. You dress that way. You cultivate this kind of image. People see you this way. You would spend on yourself as well. Personal appearance and overall demeanour are playing a huge role in earnings, and this is perhaps why you spend on yourself – it’s like a business investment.

Jupiter, the planet of abundance, will be in your money house for most of the year – until May 14 and from July 29 to December 30. This is a classic indicator for prosperity. Assets you own will increase in value. Happy financial opportunities and perhaps windfalls will come. Your financial horizons will expand – your goals will be higher – and this tends to wealth. Your financial intuition is very good.

Your financial planet, Uranus, is also fortunately placed this year. He will be in your happy 5th house. This too gives many messages. Money is earned in happy ways, while you’re enjoying yourself, or perhaps at a resort, or party, or involved in leisure activities. You enjoy the act of money making. And you enjoy your wealth as well. You spend on fun things – on leisure activities. Your money planet in your 5th house indicates luck in speculations too – but always do this under intuition and not automatically.

The financial planet in the 5th house shows that you spend on the children or children figures in your life. But you can also earn from them. This is a long-term trend. If the children are young they can have profitable ideas – there are many stories of fortunes made because a child gave the parent a money-making idea. But they can inspire you to greater wealth as well: you want to earn so that you can give them a good life. If the children are older, they can provide more material support. This position – the financial planet in the 5th house – signals a good affinity for companies and industries that cater to the youth market, such as music, entertainment, theatre, children’s clothing or toys. The high-tech and online worlds are favourable as well.

Though this is a strong financial year, the career doesn’t seem prominent. There will be periods in the year where it becomes more prominent than usual, but these periods come from the movement of short-term planets. They are temporary and not trends for the year. Your 10th house of career is basically empty for most of the year. ALL the long-term planets are below the horizon of your chart. So though you are always ambitious, this year less so than usual. I read the empty 10th house as a good thing. Career should be status quo and doesn’t need undue attention. Your career planet, Venus, is a fast-moving planet. She will move through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope in the year ahead. So there are many short-term career trends that depend on where Venus is and the kinds of aspects she receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Love and Social Life

Your 7th house of love and romance is not prominent this year, it is not a house of power. It is basically empty. Only short-term planets will move through there and their effects tend to be short lived. So, it is a stable love year. This has been the case for many years now. Singles will tend to stay single; those who are married will tend to stay married. There is a basic contentment with the status quo and you have no pressing need to pay too much attention here.

The Moon, the fastest of all the planets, is your love planet. Where the other fast-moving planets will move through your chart in a year, the Moon will do so every month. So, there are many short-term trends in love that depend on where the Moon is and the aspects she receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

In general, your social magnetism (and enthusiasm) will be strongest on the new and full Moons and when the Moon is waxing (growing).

Though romance seems quiet and stable, the area of friendships seems active and happy. Pluto, your planet of friends, has been in your sign for many years and will be there for a few more years to come. This shows that your friends are devoted to you. They go out of their way for you. There is nothing special that you need to do to attract friends. They find you. You just need to go about your daily business.

Friends are having their marriages tested these days, however, and some have got divorced. If they are single, marriage is not advisable for them this year.

Siblings and sibling figures in your life are prospering. If they are of childbearing age they are very fertile (and will be next year too), but they have a stable love year this year.

Children and children figures in your life should not marry this year. They need to sow their wild oats. They are too enamoured of their personal freedom to be committed to anyone else. Grandchildren (if you have them) or those who play that role in your life will have a wonderful social year. Next year will be even better. If they are of appropriate age a marriage or committed relationship can happen.

Parents and parent figures are having a status quo love year. If they are married, they will tend to stay married. If they are single, they will tend to stay single.


Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets, has been in your 3rd house for many years now and will be there for some more years to come. This is a long-term trend that has undoubtedly been discussed in previous reports. Your intellectual faculties are being refined, sensitized and spiritualized. Your reading tastes are becoming more refined as well. There is a greater interest in reading spiritual-type books and magazines. Books and magazines relating to the fine arts are also appealing.

One of the challenges with this position is that one becomes attuned to what is ‘behind’ the words – written or spoken. Students can be misdirected because of this. If the teacher is upset over a marital or financial issue, the student could hear this and not the actual lesson. This can happen with non-students too: it can happen in a business or social conversation. So, there is a tendency to mis-communication. It is good to hear what is behind the words, but it is also beneficial to hear what is actually being said! This can save a lot of heartache later on.

This position also indicates that siblings and sibling figures are under strong spiritual influences. Their dream lives are more active than usual. They are more interested in spiritual things. They are having all kinds of ESP and synchronicity experiences. Many are on or entering a spiritual path. This should be encouraged and not pooh-poohed.

Your spiritual planet, Jupiter, spends most of the year in your money house. We have discussed the material effects of this earlier. But this position shows that you are also going deeper into the spiritual dimensions of wealth, exploring the relationship between spirit and material wealth. The relationship is very strong, but different attitudes are involved.

In the worldly perspective, one earns one’s bread by the ‘sweat of the brow’; one ‘makes it happen’ by brute force. But the spiritual perspective is quite different. One connects to the ‘Spirit of Affluence’ and ‘allows’ it to operate in the mind and worldly affairs. Sure, actions will happen – they are necessary in fact – but they are not the cause of things. They are side effects of the activity of the Spirit of Affluence. This is quite a different perspective.

You will be more generous and charitable this year. This too is the activity of the Spirit of Affluence. Where, in the world, wealth is measured by how much you have, spiritually it is measured by how much you can give. Those who give more – from the right motives and frame of mind – will immediately be replenished. They create the karmic condition of being able to receive from the universe.

Capricorn is a very down-to-earth sign, and these teachings will seem strange to you. But it is happening this year.