How Jupiter in Capricorn 2019-2020 Impacts You

The planet of expansion moved into a new sign, leaving its home sign of Sagittarius on December 2nd 2019 (1:19PM ET) and entering sober Capricorn, to stay until December 19th 2020 (8:07AM ET). We start a new Jupiter journey in a new Jupiter sign.

Jupiter in Capricorn focuses on expanding on the Capricorn energy. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, and expands on anything it’s touching. So, the focus is on Capricorn now. What does Capricorn rule?

Capricorn is the sign of goals and ambitions. This is often the sign of career, but know that goals and ambitions don’t have to automatically be professional, and can be personal. It’s whatever we’re striving for in our lives, whatever we’re trying to succeed in some way with. This may be trying to get a promotion at work and get some career recognition, but it also can be trying to get pregnant, trying to get married, trying to start a charity, etc. Whatever your ultimate goals are!

Jupiter in Capricorn can make us more ambitious, striving to achieve and succeed, to make more progress on our path, and to feel like we’re getting somewhere. Capricorn rules our direction, the path our lives take, and we can focus on trying to get on the right path and stay on the right path. If we’re already on the right path, we can become more committed to it; if we’re not on the right path, we have to make hard choices and get disciplined. We may see a lot of people embark on some new career paths.

Discipline is a Capricorn thing as this sign wants us to achieve as much as possible and set up our lives not just for now and the present, but for the rest of our lives. This sign thinks long-term, so we’re not just focused on instant gratification. Instead, we want to make sure that we’re doing things in a way that will sustain us for years to come.

Capricorn is naturally ruled by Saturn, and Saturn is the teacher. Saturn wants us to learn lessons and do things the right way and for the right reason. When we go with that, we can get rewarded in the biggest ways, so those who have been doing that can see the biggest rewards with Jupiter in Capricorn. When we don’t go with that, we can experience major setbacks, delays, failures, and frustrations, so those who haven’t been doing things right can feel pushed down, held back, and have to look in the mirror and re-evaluate.

Capricorn is a responsible sign, so we can take responsibilities more seriously, and focus more on how to manage them. We may feel like we have a lot more of them, and we may not actually have more of them, but we feel like we do because we’re taking things more seriously.

On a personal level, you can experience any or all of this over the next year in the areas of life ruled by the house(s) transit Jupiter will move through in your natal chart while in Capricorn.
You can get your chart to find Jupiter here:

How Jupiter in Capricorn Differs From Jupiter in Sagittarius
Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius, so the planet is very at home in Sagittarius. Jupiter in Capricorn is a lot more buttoned-up! Sagittarius is free, wanting to wander, to explore, to have new experiences, and to open up to opportunities. Capricorn is practical, focused, committed, and takes a steady approach. Sagittarius thinks big and bright while Capricorn thinks realistically.

These things aren’t really opposed to one another though! Sagittarius is the sign before Capricorn, which means that Sagittarius energy is what leads to Capricorn energy and makes Capricorn energy possible in the first place. We go from the big ideas of Sagittarius to creating realistic plans to achieve them with Capricorn; we go from opening up to opportunities in Sagittarius to making progress and achieving success in Capricorn; we go from wandering and exploring in Sagittarius to growing wiser from our experiences in Capricorn.

The Capricorn Stellium of 2019-2020
Jupiter in Capricorn isn’t a typical transit. Not even close! Why? Because Jupiter won’t be the only planet in Capricorn. Jupiter joins Saturn and Pluto already in this sign!

This is a big deal! It creates what is called a stellium in astrology, which is when 3+ planets are together in one sign. In your natal chart, a stellium is a source of tremendous power and ability (once you learn how to use it). When there is a stellium in transit of the slower-moving planets (as Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are), this is a huge deal for the entire world, every one of us. It means there is a highly concentrated energy out there, and we’re suuuuper focused on something. Like, the whole world may literally be crazy focused on some very specific events, causes, subjects. (Impeachment, Catholic Church).

In mundane astrology, Capricorn rules our governments and politics. It has not escaped me in the slightest that we in the U.S. are going to have a pretty pivotal election in 2020 while this stellium is happening! All of that rhetoric about it being one of the most important elections in our history? Not a joke! (especially since the U.S. also has Pluto in Capricorn in the national chart, and is going to experience its first Pluto Return as a country in 2021) Brace for impact, folks .

I doubt this will just be a U.S. thing though (albeit I do understand the rest of the world is quite concerned about our politics!). The last time we had a Capricorn stellium was late 1980’s-start 1990’s with Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and during that time, we saw the fall of the Soviet Union. That makes sense considering Uranus the rebel and change-maker and Neptune the dissolver were involved; this time, we’ve got expansive Jupiter and transformer Pluto in the mix. So it seems to spell major transformations, potentially of entire countries/governments.

Capricorn is also ruler of institutions, so we may see some big institutions get even bigger, and others completely collapse. Some important people may get more respect and success, while others may suffer huge falls and blows.

Capricorn, being ruled by Saturn, is also a restrictive sign, confining and limiting, so we may in general feel like some things become more confined, more restricted in some way. We may feel overwhelmed by some of the big things we’re dealing with as companies, societies, and countries (heck, even as a species fighting for survival!). Responsibilities just weigh on us more. Heavy is the head that wears the crown . . .

Special Periods During Jupiter in Capricorn
When Jupiter enters Capricorn, Saturn and Pluto will already be in Capricorn, as will Venus (until December 20th), so we’ll have 4 planets in this sign. Hopefully Venus makes the transition a little smoother! The Sun enters Capricorn the day after Venus leaves on December 21st, so we’ll be right back to 4 planets in Capricorn, and we’ll have a solar eclipse in Capricorn December 25th that is conjunct Jupiter (and Jupiter triggers right around the eclipse on December 20th). So we’re REALLY feeling the energy pretty much at the start! But it should be in a more positive way where we’re working on managing it and sticking to those plans!

Mercury enters Capricorn December 28th, and we’ll have 5 planets in Capricorn for almost 3 weeks! (the Mercury leaves Capricorn January 16th 2020 and the Sun leaves Capricorn January 20th 2020) Kicking up the Capricorn energy even more, we’ll be super focused on plans and realistic ideas with Mercury, and take on responsibilities and act like adults with the Sun. Saturn and Pluto will conjunct on January 12th at 22 degrees Capricorn, to add some icing to the cake. Supreme responsibilities, supreme goals, supreme transformations – we can handle it, we just have to keep with it!

Mars is in Capricorn February 16th 2020, and the planet of energy and drive brings more focus to the Capricorn energy. More goals, more plans, more progress, more limitations! But Saturn starts moving toward Aquarius, leaving Capricorn March 21st and not coming back until July 1st (until December 17th). So there is a slight break of over 3 months where it’s only Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn gives us a break. But just as Saturn comes back in July, we’ll have a lunar eclipse in Capricorn July 5th; thankfully it’s not conjunct Jupiter, Saturn, or Pluto, but Mercury will be retrograde in Cancer, so emotional energy is sure to be high, and we can feel pretty off. Not a huge fan of July!

Jupiter turns retrograde May 14th at 27 degrees 14 minutes Capricorn. It’s in orb conjunct transit Pluto and trine the Sun. But Venus turns retrograde the day before on May 13th! At 21 degrees Gemini, so not aspecting Jupiter, but with Saturn turning retrograde May 11th to boot, we’re likely going to feel like things are swirling quite a bit mid-May 2020.

Jupiter retrograde ends September 12th at 17 degrees 24 minutes Capricorn. It’s in orb sextile transit Neptune and trine the Sun again, but on September 9th, Mars turns retrograde. Aye! So we may feel like we’re moving forward again in some ways, but may be frustrated by the lack of progress or the way things have been going and have to keep in control of energy.

Jupiter leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius December 19th 2020, two days after Saturn does! In fact, Jupiter and Saturn won’t conjunct in Capricorn. They’ll conjunct in Aquarius right after on December 21st at 0 degrees, perhaps signaling a fresh new focus for the future after we’ve survived the Capricorn stellium. Crossing fingers!

Horoscopes for Jupiter Entering Capricorn

Happy December. Jupiter has now entered Capricorn,  joining Pluto, Saturn, and the south node. You’ll find a ritual for Jupiter entering Capricorn as well as more information about the area of your life Jupiter is impacting in.   Take what works for you, leave the rest. Jupiter in the north node: This increases the importance of Jupiter throughout life.

With North Node conjunct Jupiter good deeds in the past bring opportunities for spiritual/material wealth.

There is a healthy desire to acquire material things and many advantages may result from developing financial self-sufficiency … If you haven’t gotten where you’d like to be in terms of love and relationship, you’re just going to have to try a little harder. Life is full of lessons, and so are your love affairs; but you have to not only take it all in, but put it to use. Trust and faith have likely been an issue for you in your past affairs; maybe you got involved with someone who wasn’t trustworthy, or maybe you refused to have faith in your sweetie or in the relationship, and ended up damaging what could have been a good long-term thing.

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Get Proactive About Love And Life

You have a way of going with the flow of life that isn’t very productive in terms of personal growth. You stick with what’s comfortable, what’s known, instead of facing the scary prospect of the unknown future — even if what’s known and comfortable isn’t that great. What you need to learn about both love and life is that it’s supposed to be about progress. You’re supposed to grow, not continue to repeat the same lessons and patterns over and over again. Making mistakes is fine, as long as you don’t repeat them more than a few times. You have the strength and intelligence needed to start living and loving more proactively; you just need to put them to use.

 Aries & Aries Rising

Choose the accolades you want wisely. 

2019 closes out the year by encouraging you to make definitive moves towards your career dreams. It’s easy to mistake the illusions of other’s lives for an ideal you want to aspire to, however. Spend some time separating the captivating fiction others spin from the reality you want to live in. Strip each opportunity that comes your way down to its core. Get clear on your reasons for taking an offer or leaving it on the table. Get specific about what you want to accomplish over the next 12 months and what kind of effort it requires of you. The skies are encouraging you to strive for the kind of long-term, soulful success that an excess or a lack of popularity could never tarnish or take away.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Pack your bags and bring extra provisions. 

December sees you setting out on a year-long journey of self-inquiry, asking you to up your dedication to the practices that encourage your healing, help you gain perspective, and keep you on track. This kind of journey helps you to appreciate the valleys in your life as much as the peaks. It’s the kind of trip that demands you develop a more mature relationship to your goals. We humans naturally want good things to come quickly and tend to get discouraged when they don’t. You’re being asked to refuse the need for immediate gratification, delay self-pitying tendencies, and instead focus on the successes along your path that may be small, invisible to the world even, but far from insignificant to you.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Abundance comes through those you partner with.  

2019 asked you to grow your understanding of what you need in a partnership and as a result, asked you to learn new ways of sharing yourself and your life. Over the course of the next 12 months, you are being asked to take these lessons a step further and expand your awareness of how you and others can build together – not only emotionally, but also professionally. The gifts that others are about to bring you are bountiful, but they require an exchange. Whatever you have to give, add to it a commitment to your own healing; the only ingredient that ensures that the structures of your inner world are strong enough to hold the immense potential of your partnerships.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Care constructively and commit carefully.

Over the past year, the abundance of work projects and professional opportunities were most likely a total blessing and a point of overwhelm. In the midst of all of it, the need for daily routines that keep you clear-headed and feeling physically cared for has been obvious. You’ve been asked to hold more than ever before, and in doing so have come to understand just how capable you are. Take a moment to appreciate your efforts, the strides you’ve made this past year will serve you for many more to come. Your next growth spurt comes via professional and personal partnerships. Learning how to care constructively and commit thoughtfully is a fine art, one that you are being asked to master next.

Leo & Leo Rising

It’s time to get down to business. 

Knowing how to best work with your talent is one all its own. Over the past year, you’ve been asked to grow your appreciation for your creative self-expression. This affection will keep unfolding but there is a marked shift in your development come December. Over the course of the next 12 months you’re being asked to commit to the most important aspects of your work-life, your professional projects, and the practices that keep your physical, emotional, and mental well-being intact. Choose what to work on thoughtfully, the commitments that you make will require your every effort and you don’t want to spend that kind of energy on just anything.

Libra & Libra Rising

Fertilize your root systems. 

The past year has encouraged you to grow through your ability to communicate, express, and share your ideas with your world. The sheer volume of sentiments exchanged, lessons learned, and invitations in your inbox were most likely at an all-time high. Come December, and over the course of the next 12 months, your growth edges want to dig into your foundations and family life. You need a place to call home, both internally and externally. Building yourself a solid base will take your commitment, your patience, and your craftsmanship. Built brick by brick, one floorboard at a time, 2020 sets its sights on getting you to make the ground floor of your life as sturdy as possible

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Tell them the truth.

2019 was a year that promoted the development of your relationship to your finances and professional opportunities. It was a time that taught you much about the value of your talents and how to put them to work in the world. 2020 is a year that is dedicated to making sure that your messages reach a much wider audience. Be explicit about what you hold dear. The truth isn’t always easy to get to, uphold, or center – but that’s the point. Doing what you know is right often means doing what will take a little more effort, cost you a little more energy, but bring you the rewards of some serious, and eternal self-respect.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Get serious about your coin. 

2019 was a year of remarkable personal growth, expansion, and possible overwhelm. Big mountains and deep valleys require stamina to move through and yours has been tested and fortified in extreme ways. 2020 comes bearing new growth edges for you to push past. Your assets, resources, and talents demand your attention, dedication, and strategic planning. You’re being asked to take what you’ve got in this moment and position it in such a way that you can make the most of it for many years to come. The more you take ownership of your talents and their capacities the more they will teach you how to harness their inherent abundance. Whatever you create, make sure it has the capacity to be long-lasting and sustainable.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Opportunity is about to meet up with your preparation. 

Few years in your life will be as defining as 2019 has been, and 2020 will be. Astrologically speaking, you are being asked to own what you have studied, toiled over, worked towards, and made attempts to master. The more seriously you take your creative energy and your talents, the more seriously they’ll reveal to you what they can do. This next year brings tremendous opportunities for your personal growth with no shortage of ways for you to make an impact on the world. The set-up requires that you become incredibly specific about what you dedicate yourself to, as you’ll feel called to pursue things that demand your all. Make sure they are worth the work you are bound to put in.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Don’t sweat the small-minded ones.

Over the course of 2019, you have been asked to grow your professional profile. Making the most of these opportunities demanded that you first acknowledge the obstacles that have been in your way. Growth requires clarity, both in what we are moving towards and what we are working on letting go of. The next chapter of your unfolding asks you to commit to the networks and social gatherings that will add more meaning, depth, and richness to your life. If the people you gather with don’t captivate you, move on. 2020 is about aligning with those that know the power of their dreams and are able to work what they need to in order to bring them to fruition.

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