We're entering Capricorn season, and it'll bring the energy we need for 2022

'It's a good omen,' astrologer Narayana Montúfar says of Capricorn season's Jupiter and Pisces conjunction

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The cosmos are in full swing as Capricorn season gets underway. 

Between Venus retrograde, the Winter Solstice and Jupiter entering Pisces on December 28, our astrological year is ending on a busy note, but it's a welcomed transit. 

"It's a good omen," astrologer Narayana Montúfar, who just released Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power (opens in new tab), says of Capricorn season, particularly December 28. 

After such an intense and turbulent time, we're all looking forward to starting fresh. Find a calendar and notepad—great gifts astrology fans need this holiday season—and prepare to manifest a few new goals as we welcome 2022. 



When is Capricorn season?

Capricorn season will run from Tuesday, December 21 to Wednesday, January 19, 2022. 

It'll certainly be a hectic time, as we're expecting the following events to take place during this season: 

  • Venus retrograde from December 19, 2021 to January 29, 2022
  • The winter solstice on December 21 
  • Jupiter entering Pisces on December 28
  • Mercury retrograde from January 14 to February 3, 2022 (we know, we know...)

What to expect from Capricorn season

Prepare to feel those positive vibes on the 28th! (No need to tell us twice.)

"It's a great way to end the year and transition us into 2022," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "I think it adds a really nice, light tone to Capricorn season." 

Though we've been experiencing a period of difficulty, to say the least, we can put a positive foot forward and prepare for new beginnings. Plus, there are a few other noteworthy events taking place during this time. 

"The astrological chart of the Winter Solstice also shows the Capricorn Sun in a sextile (a very harmonious aspect) with Jupiter, which is a promise that some recovery from the previous year will happen," Montúfar says. 

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What areas of our lives will be affected during Capricorn season?

"We're going to have Venus retrograde, which already looks at the structure of our romantic commitments and our financial commitments, so we're rethinking how we view romance, money, even beauty," Simmons says. 

We can even use Capricorn energy to get creative. Simmons suggests that it's a great time to look into how we structure future projects and even tackle some interior redecorating, which is fitting for the start of the new year. 

Montúfar concurs. "Capricorn season also brings good artistic and spiritual opportunities, as the Capricorn Sun will form a sextile with Neptune in Pisces, on January 10," she says. "Compassion and love will be in the air."

A *slight* downfall of Capricorn season

Yes, this season will also usher us into our first Mercury retrograde of 2022. If you haven't heard the good news, we're getting an extra dosage this year, as the planet will spin backward four times instead of three. 

But rather than panic, the pros insist that this is a time to readjust (and buy extra iCloud storage, just in case). 

"While Mercury retrograde can seem scary, there is a lot to gain and benefit from during this time," insists astrologer Renée Watt, who offers a handy Mercury retrograde survival kit (opens in new tab)! "Give yourself permission to take things easy."

Capricorn season, we're ready—and we are especially excited for Jupiter and Pisces' tango. Let's soak up those good vibes as we head into our next 365 days around the sun.

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)