Jupiter enters Capricorn on December 3rd, 2019. Jupiter will leave Capricorn on December 19th, 2020. Jupiter in Capricorn is one of the most important transits of the year and will influence you deeply and profoundly.
Imagine you have a friend who’s always up for a joke, even when the joke is not appropriate. In fact, they’re up for pretty much anything, and if you call them at 1 o’clock in the morning to plan your next adventure together, not only do they pick up the phone immediately, but they keep you awake till 5. We all have this friend.
Imagine you have another friend, friend no. 2. You call them at 6 PM (you wouldn’t dare to call them late at night) to ask if they want to meet up for dinner. They say “sorry, I have to work. Why you didn’t let me know in advance?”. When you finally go to their place (one month later) they won’t let you touch anything, let alone do the dishes, because there are house rules not to be messed with.
Now imagine your first friend goes to your 2nd friend’s place. Not only to have dinner, but to move in and stay there – not for the night, but for like, one year. How do you think your 1st friend will put up with your 2nd friend’s structure, rules, and what they would call “lack of spontaneity”?
This is how Jupiter in Capricorn will feel like (your first friend is a metaphor for Jupiter, and the 2nd friend is, of course, a metaphor for Saturn, Capricorn’s ruling planet).
Now, if your 2nd friend – let’s call him Saturn – would just give your 1st friend – let’s call him Jupiter – the house keys, Jupiter would still have to follow the house rules, but hey, he will still be Jupiter. He will still have some fun, even if he’s in someone else’s house.
But nope. Saturn is at home, and he will be living with Jupiter under the same roof for the whole year (Saturn is in Capricorn, and will stay there throughout 2020).
Now, to make things even more interesting, imagine that your friends Jupiter and Saturn don’t actually interact with each other. They live in the same house, they see each other, but they don’t exchange any words.
Throughout 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will agree on what to disagree. In Capricorn, Jupiter will play by the rules, but will also show Saturn those rules that are too restrictive and create an unnecessary division.
Jupiter In Capricorn And Saturn – A Long Term Affair
Jupiter and Saturn finally meet up in a conjunction ONLY once they both move to a ‘new home’, in Aquarius.
Believe it or not, even if they share the same sign for the whole year, Jupiter and Saturn only conjunct on December 21st, 2020 (at 0° Aquarius), when they both leave (a few days from each other) the haunted Capricorn house. This is when they finally reach an agreement.
PS: yes, I said the house was haunted, because Pluto is also in Capricorn (sharing the same roof with Jupiter and Saturn), to stay there until 2025.
This was a long introduction. But I wanted to paint the overall picture of Jupiter’s one year transit in Capricorn.
Does this sound gloom and doom? No more fun for you in 2020? Not necessarily.
Saying that Jupiter in Capricorn is not fun is like saying intelligence is not sexy. Jupiter in Capricorn can be hysterically funny, because he’s not the stereotypical Jupiter, telling the same jokes over and over.
Yes, Jupiter will not feel at home in Capricorn. Jupiter is in “fall” in Capricorn, after all. But he will find creative ways to bring his Jupiterian agenda to life.
In Capricorn, Jupiter will get clever and pragmatic. He will dump those goals that are outrageously unrealistic and focus on what can practically be achieved. Jupiter will still seek consensus. BUT he will become more political and will learn how to use his position to call for real change.
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto – “I’m Your Father”
Jupiter will be very active in Capricorn, but the most important aspect Jupiter will make is, of course, the triple conjunction with Pluto, aka the Lord of Darkness, aka Darth Vader.
Truth be told, Pluto is quite comfortable in Capricorn. He’s been here since 2008 and he has pretty much claimed his reign.
But now, with Jupiter’s ingress in Capricorn, things will change.
Yes, Pluto is powerful beyond measure, but Jupiter is powerful too. He’s the largest planet in our solar system afterall, and the king of all gods.
Jupiter expands everything it touches, even when he’s in the restrictive Capricorn. He will want to blow off some steam. To release some skeletons from the closet.
Jupiter conjunct Pluto will be like a full-on therapy session. Some deep truths will be revealed. Truths about our mission and role in life. Truths about what’s possible, and what’s not. Truths about where we stand in the hierarchy of power and success.
Jupiter will have to come to terms with some hard truths that he’s been ignoring for 12 years. (The last Jupiter-Pluto conjunction was in 2007). Jupiter loves to be positive and to focus on the bright side, but everything has a shadow. And we all ultimately come to a point when we have to face it.
Jupiter will also influence Pluto. This ‘larger than life’ planet wants to find cohesion, wants to find the ‘obvious’ truth. So Pluto will have to be more upfront and stop hiding. The master of puppets will have to reveal his agenda.
Jupiter In Capricorn – Vision And Implementation
Jupiter’s one year cycle makes Jupiter the best planet to invoke and work with when we set one-year goals.
Also, thanks to his larger than life, big-picture approach, Jupiter notoriously is a great planet for intention setting, dreaming big and visioning.
Capricorn is the go-getter of the zodiac.
Jupiter comes with the vision, and Capricorn with the implementation. Jupiter in Capricorn is a great opportunity to set new goals and take on fresh challenges.
But when is the best time to set these new Jupiter in Capricorn goals?
We all like to set a New Year’s resolution around January 1st because a New Year is a new beginning.
January 1st is normally a great time for new beginnings and intention-setting also because January 1st occurs around the 1st New Moon after the December solstice. This is when the Sun finally resumes its downward movement and starts moving up again.
However, this year the 1st New Moon after the Solstice is a South Node Solar Eclipse. Eclipses, in general, are not the best time to set intentions, because they are just too loaded with karma, especially South Node Eclipses.
Moreover, in the first days of 2020 Jupiter is applying to a conjunction with the South Node, the Node of karma and past lives. The Jupiter-South Node conjunction will become exact on January 8th, 2020.
So if you set new goals before the 8th of January, these new goals will be too anchored in the past, which goes pretty much against the idea of setting goals for the future.
That’s why my recommendation is to set your 2020 goals after January 8th, when Jupiter has already crossed over the South Node.
My yearly Vision Board challenge will also take place after January 8th, so you may want to wait until then (I will send more info about the Vision Board in the 1st week of January 2020).
Jupiter in Capricorn – Grit
If it’s one word that would describe the Jupiter in Capricorn transit, that would be grit. The definition of grit is “the individual’s perseverance of effort combined with the passion for a particular long-term goal or end state”.
“Grit” is such a great fit for Jupiter in Capricorn. Not only we have Jupiter’s “passion for a long term goal”, but we also have Capricorn’s “perseverance of effort”.
And when we dream big, and we also find the inner strength to stick to our goal, we’re unstoppable. There’s nothing we can’t achieve.
According to psychologists who have extensively studied this trait, grit is more important than talent and IQ. Yes, grit is more important than talent. Grit is a greater predictor of success than your IQ!
So there you have it: the secret to success. Jupiter in Capricorn is indeed a transit to look forward to.
Of course, you will have to wholeheartedly embrace the transit. Many times we believe that good things should feel easy, and if they don’t feel easy, if they don’t feel natural, they’re not the right things for us anyway.
Jupiter in Capricorn is here to tell us that good things don’t necessarily come easy. But this doesn’t mean we should stop pursuing them.
On the contrary. Good things become even better when we work hard, when we put in some sweat and tears, when we feel we have ‘earned’ them.
So if anytime during Jupiter’s transit in Capricorn you feel like giving up on your goal, just give yourself some more time. Jupiter in Capricorn will test you. But if you stay there, if you show grit and persistence, Jupiter in Capricorn will reward you big time. It will be well worth the effort.
Jupiter in Capricorn – Important Dates:
Let’s have a look at the most important dates of Jupiter’s transit through Capricorn. (make sure you put them in your calendar):
- December 3rd, 2019 – Jupiter enters Capricorn
- December 15th, 2019 – Jupiter at 2° Capricorn trine Uranus at 2° Taurus
- January 8th, 2020 – Jupiter conjunct the South Node at 8° Capricorn
- February 20th, 2020 – Jupiter at 17° Capricorn sextile Neptune at 17° Pisces
- April 4th, 2020 – Jupiter conjunct Pluto at 24° Capricorn
- May 15th, 2020 – Jupiter goes retrograde at 27° Capricorn
- June 30th, 2020 – Jupiter (retrograde) conjunct Pluto (retrograde) at 24° Capricorn
- September 13th, 2020 – Jupiter goes direct at 17° Capricorn
- November 12th, 2020 – Jupiter conjunct Pluto at 22° Capricorn
- December 19th, 2020 – Jupiter leaves Capricorn and moves into Aquarius
- December 21st, 2020 – Jupiter conjunct Saturn at 0° Aquarius
If in Sagittarius, Jupiter was not aspected much (apart from the square to Neptune), Jupiter in Capricorn is heavily aspected. He will have a lot of work.
It looks like Jupiter in Capricorn has no time to breathe, which is pretty fitting for a planet that transits the sign of hard work and ambition (Capricorn).
Once he’s done with one aspect, he gets engaged in another one. He doesn’t stop! This means in 2020 you will be busy too – or more exactly, the area of your life ruled by Jupiter will be busy.
If you have a Sagittarius or Pisces ascendant (the two signs ruled by Jupiter), 2020 will be especially busy and will bring lots of changes and developments.
Also, if you have personal planets or angles between 21°- 25° Capricorn, you will be especially affected by this transit, since these are the degrees where Jupiter conjuncts Pluto.
Jupiter conjunct Pluto will blow things out of proportion in the area of your life that is connected to the planet and with the transited house – for good and for bad. Of course, in retrospect, it’s always “for good” because planets always have our best interests.
So if for example, you have Venus at 24° Capricorn, your relationships may “blow up” which means that relationships will be extra emphasized. If the Jupiter Pluto conjunction takes place in your 10th house of career, you can expect a very eventful year in career matters. And so on.
With a heavy outer planet stellium in Capricorn, 2020 will be a year to remember.
Pluto, Saturn AND Jupiter will share the same sign for the whole year! We will not have 3 outer planets in the same sign anytime soon. Next time we have 3 outer planets in the same sign is 2060! – so this is BIG.
And Jupiter will make the difference in what you will be remembering 2020 for. If you want to have a great 2020, your ingredients for success are an unshakable faith, grit and a willingness to embrace some hard truths.