In traditional astrology, the signs of the zodiac are said to have specific types of landscapes to represent them. Capricorn has harsh territory, mountaintops, and jagged crags. The only planet that can handle this kind of territory outside of Saturn, the planet that rules Capricorn, is Mars. This is why Mars is “exalted,” or honored in this sign.
Mars is also a key to how we express our energies, and where we exert the most effort. Astrologers measure this by finding the house in an individual horoscope through which Mars is moving through at any given time. Your Sun sign is positioned as your first house.
During the time that Mars is in the zodiac sign of Capricorn, from January 4th, 2024 until February 13th, 2024, it will help anyone overcome obstacles and persist in achieving certain objectives.
Although at times the work of Mars may seem to be brutal, violent or aggressive, you need to know that Mars is like adrenaline or your survival instinct. It’s Mars that gives you the strength to move forward in any circumstances. It symbolizes our ability to achieve, and contains the strength in reserve we need to deal with difficult situations, no matter what they may be. Mars gives us the power to break free of limitations, and to protect and serve those we love.
Mars shows how we’re driven, and during the six weeks of its transit through Capricorn, it has more power than usual. Now it’s time to explore the skills you need to handle it effectively.
Mars in Capricorn for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
With Mars in, your Solar 10th house, you’ll find that your career, status and reputation will be the focus in the next six weeks. This makes these weeks an excellent time for presentations or other activities; pretty much anything you do will cause others to increase their respect for you and take you seriously, Aries. This means that it’s time to do whatever is necessary to impress those higher in the chain of command. If you’re in business for yourself, the way you present your products or services will gain you more clients. Fulfilling your ambitions will be easy if you don’t aggravate other people by constantly talking about them.
Mars in Capricorn for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
For you, Taurus, Mars in Capricorn, your Solar ninth house, means that much of your energy will be directed toward personal growth or self-improvement. This is the best time to take classes that are relevant to your professional life or to present your research or studies. Your work will get positive reviews, and it’s likely that you will receive help from those in distant places, and maybe you’ll have an opportunity to journey to them. Don’t put off making plans for the long term. Your desire for travel is likely to be stimulated by this transit, so if you can, take advantage of Mars by visiting or communicating with someone someplace far away.
Mars in Capricorn for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
Mars’ transit through Capricorn should be very interesting for you Gemini. Sometimes, Mars in the Solar eighth house is usually difficult in terms of getting a return for your investments or efforts, and cause your resources to dwindle faster than usual, but in this case, it can actually inspire bold financial moves that could be profitable, or you might benefit from the actions of a partner or friend. The best way to get Mars under control is to target your spending: Think about something you’ve really wanted, and put your money in that direction, or take money you would have used for fun and use it to pay down debts. This is not a good time to buy anything that requires financing or to get involved in speculative ventures.
Mars in Capricorn for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
With Mars in your Solar seventh house of partnerships and negotiations, it’s not a good time to be too demanding of a partner, but it is very good for making any kind of deal that needs to be negotiated. People who would normally oppose your ideas or plans will not be able to stand against the power of this Mars, Cancer, so you will have the advantage over “haters” during the next six weeks. This is a good time to let others hear your opinions or to raise your voice against things you feel are wrong. You’ll find that others will gain respect for you once they know about your conviction and resolve. Those who don’t offer assistance or support will get out of your way, because during this time, resistance is futile.
Mars in Capricorn for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
Capricorn is your Solar sixth house, and this is where Mars resides during its current transit. You might hear that this position of Mars can cause all sorts of calamities, but in this case, it can actually be quite helpful; it can be easily turned into an advantage, because it’s a natural place for Mars, and it is exalted. Work is of the things the sixth house is famous for, especially hard work and this is where you should direct your efforts, whether at home or on the job. You might also try some aggressive work on wellness – hard exercise and deep tissue massage are favorites of Mars. If you need dental work or minor cosmetic surgery, this is certainly the time for that; it’s a great way to make Mars your friend.
Mars in Capricorn for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
With Mars in your fifth Solar house, it’s a great time to work on your physical skills. If you’re into exercise, spend some extra time in the gym, or even do something competitive. If you’re not, play some games, but make sure they are social games where there is a clear winner and loser – card games or chess will do the trick. Even a visit with friends to a casino will make Mars happy, but be careful, because it may not make your bank account scream with joy. If you have a reason to take a competitive exam of any sort, try to schedule it for this period. And, Mars transiting your Solar fifth is a great time to work with sexual energy in any way you choose. “Aggressive fun” is the keynote of this transit.
Mars in Capricorn for a Libra (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)
Mars is now transiting your Solar fourth house of home and family, making this a perfect time to renovate, paint or do a seriously deep cleaning where you live. Disturbing the layout of furniture or otherwise disturbing the serenity of the home by choice is much more fulfilling that allowing Mars to do it in a random way. You may need to do favors for a parent or older person, and if so, you’ll have plenty of energy to burn. However you decide to work with Mars, it will be easy to find someone to cooperate in the, and make the work a lot more fun. This is also a very good time for real estate or property transactions.
Mars in Capricorn for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
Mars is your favorite planet, Scorpio, and now it’s transiting your Solar third house of transportation, your local area and communication. If neighbors or siblings are bugging you in some way, try not to get into it with them. Focus, however, on things like vehicles, computers, mobile phones and the like, because this is a good time for replacing or repairing them. While traveling in your local area or commuting, expect disturbances like malfunctioning traffic lights or road construction to frustrate your regular routines. Similar disturbances to your communications network may be more common during this transit, especially during its first three weeks or so, but readiness is the key to handling it with grace.
Mars in Capricorn for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Since Capricorn is your second house, this Mars transit will stimulate your determination to bring in more money. Sometimes this transit can take on the tone of making money by any means necessary, but if you’re lucky, you’ll take on extra work, rather than trying to make a big score. If you decide to pick up more work, it will come to you easily and will certainly be easier than you think. Be careful about spending, because Mars will burn through your cash without thinking. The best way to work with Mars during this transit is to target your expenses to specific items; in other words, set yourself up with a no-frills budget and stick to it. This is a discipline that will be both liberating and fun.
Mars in Capricorn for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
With the exalted Mars transiting your zodiac sign, Capricorn, it’s a time to be ready for action. It brings a combination of opportunity, motivation and energy to the table. You’ll be focused on getting things done. You might still be riding the wave of recent business profits, an increase in personal authority or a rise in popularity. Recent events at home may also have a motivating effect. You’ll probably feel unstoppable most of the time, and others will probably wonder out loud where all your energy and force came from. This can be an exciting time that will get you plenty of attention, so just be yourself, be careful to avoid antagonizing others, and let Mars help you move forward.
Mars in Capricorn for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
Mars will be transiting your Solar 12th house while it’s in Capricorn. Concentrate on ways to work with it, rather than expecting it to bring benefits on its own. You’ll need to think about how to keep a regular routine and develop your plans in private, Aquarius. In fact, taking action behind the scenes and aggressively working to uncover secrets or solve existing problems is probably the best way to make use of this powerful transit. If you’re a student, it’s a perfect time to ramp up your studies, since unexpected help will make it easier than you think to prepare for exams or write papers. If you’re not, keeping a low profile and working on your own is the key to success now.
Mars in Capricorn for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
Since Capricorn is your Solar 11th house, you’ll find that Mars will point your energy and enthusiasm toward your friends, allies and group activities, Pisces. Since Mars is exalted in this house, your friends might help you fulfill an ambition or long-held wish. Be up-front and vocal in any group activities. Joining an organization aligned with your spiritual goals or business plans will also be quite beneficial. Working with like-minded people could increase your business profits or your regular income. It’s also a good time for travel with friends. Don’t try to do anything on your own if you can find other people to help, because this transit is more likely to reward mutual success and happiness.