The Sun Ingresses into Capricorn on Dec. 21, 2019 at 8:20 p.m. (pacific time).

The term solstice is derived from the two Latin words sol and sistere, which mean “Sun standing still.” The winter solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere when the axial tilt of the Earth is farthest away from the Sun. It is at this point that the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn and marks the shortest day of the year before it starts its journey back North again, whereby the days will slowly increase in length — signaling the summer solstice — the longest day of the year. 

This year’s winter solstice on December 21 is kicking off a plethora of important Capricorn happenings: A Solar Eclipse highlights Christmas day at 4° Capricorn, Mercury joins the Capricorn party on December 28,  and the long-awaited Saturn–Pluto conjunction will occur at 23° Capricorn on January 12. There will be up to six planetary bodies, along with the South Node, in the sign of Capricorn during the upcoming days and weeks. All combined, that’s a lot of super potent Capricorn energy!

Capricorn is the sign of winter, decay and death and is therefore, associated with time — maturation, aging and mortality. Along with Taurus and Virgo, Capricorn is one of the three zodiac earth signs which connect us to the cycles of our natural world. The sign Capricorn and the winter season is an optimal period to go within and spend time reflecting. In so doing, we may notice areas in our personal life where we need to be more cautious, reliable and/or disciplined — Capricorn!

The internal process of reflection provides us the ability to look backwards with the intention of integrating all that has occurred. Undergoing this process can create an awareness of what needs to be changed in order for us to grow and evolve. If we embrace this period and take responsibility for our choices, while honoring each step along the way, we will access Capricorn’s highest wisdom — the perfection of the journey.

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