Jupiter in Capricorn: Tapping Into Inner Strength & Motivation

Jupiter in Capricorn

Jupiter is a bright spot in your birth chart. It's where luck shines on you. If your Jupiter is in Capricorn, you have a "whistle while you work" attitude about life and can tap into the luck you've been given through hard work and determination.

Jupiter in Capricorn

Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is astrology's "Great Benefic." It's the bearer of gifts and purveyor of luck. In a birth chart, Jupiter's sign reveals what gives you joy and where your fortune lies. Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, is the Cardinal Earth sign of the zodiac. Capricorn is stoic, serious, responsible, hardworking, and success-oriented. Those with Jupiter in Capricorn are motivated to be successful and achieve recognition in the material world.

Happiness and Good Fortune

Personal happiness for those with Jupiter in Capricorn rests upon their achievements. They have a head for business, a strong work ethic, and constantly raise the bar higher and higher for themselves. Individuals with Jupiter in Capricorn have fantastic instincts for reaching the pinnacle of success. Still, even then, they don't rest on the laurels.

Positive Traits of Jupiter in Capricorn

At their best, individuals with Jupiter in Capricorn are optimistic, generous, and fortunate individuals in their careers. Regardless of their Sun sign, they have a confident and commanding presence, a strong work ethic, high aspirations, and common sense. Also, they:

  • Have faith that they can do anything they put their mind to
  • Put their knowledge to work and study to further their endeavors
  • Have patience and plan carefully
  • Are self-motivated, ambitious, conscientious, and responsible
  • Have above average managing and organizing abilities

Negative Traits of Jupiter in Capricorn

Of course, it's easy to overdo Jupiter. When Jupiter in Capricorn becomes overly confident, it can turn negative. When it does, ambitions and the need for success can dominate their life. Negatively, those with Jupiter in Capricorn can:

  • Take on too much responsibility and lead a life that's all work and no play
  • Become rigidly puritanical and unrelenting in asserting their authority
  • Be dogmatic know-it-alls who believe their way is the right way and can't be given advice.
  • Worry and overthink every move, and hesitate when they need to take a leap of faith.

Making the Best of Jupiter in Capricorn

Those with Jupiter in Capricorn can be the most fortunate when they learn that mistakes and setbacks are part-and-parcel of climbing the ladder to success. They also do best with an older mentor in their corner who can reassure and advise.

Making the Best of Jupiter in Capricorn

Jupiter in Capricorn Dates

Jupiter returns to Capricorn for about a year every 12 years. Jupiter turns retrograde in each sign for about 121 days each year. So, there are times when Jupiter goes into Capricorn, turns retrograde, and goes back into Sagittarius before turning direct and moving back into Capricorn. If you were born between the dates listed below, you have Jupiter in Capricorn.

  • December 3, 1936 - December 19, 1937
  • November 16, 1948 - April 12, 1949
  • June 28, 1949 - November 30, 1949
  • March 2, 1960 - June 9, 1960
  • October 26, 1960 - March 15, 1961
  • August 13, 1961 - November 3, 1961
  • February 7, 1972 - July 24, 1972
  • September 26, 1972 - February 23, 1973
  • January 20, 1984 - February 6, 1985
  • January 4, 1996 - January 21, 1997
  • December 19, 2007 - January 5, 2009
  • December 3, 2019 - December 19, 2020

Jupiter in Capricorn and Society

Jupiter is a social planet. Many people are born during the year that Jupiter occupies a sign. Those with Jupiter is in Capricorn were born during a year when society, in general, realized it had to tone down the "happy-go-lucky" attitude of Jupiter in Sagittarius, get serious, and deal with the hard realities of material life. Jupiter in Capricorn reminds society there are rules, ethics, and limitations. That abundance and wealth come the most readily to those who are willing to work for it.

Jupiter in Capricorn Speaks

The celebrities below all have Jupiter in Capricorn. All have earned their fame and fortunes by hard work and determination. They have never been satisfied with their achievements and have always made an effort to do more.

Katy Perry

"I think you can have it all, you just have to work really hard because great things don't come easily." ~ Katy Perry, Scorpio Stellium with Jupiter in Capricorn

Jack Nicholson

"I stayed up late, but I slept in late, too. I always believed in taking care of myself. There was always a discipline within my partying structure. I've never kept a camera waiting, and in all my career I only missed one day of work, on The Shining." ~ Jack Nicholson, Taurus Sun with Jupiter in Capricorn


"If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down." ~ Eminem, Libra with Jupiter in Capricorn

Personalizing Jupiter in Capricorn

If you have Jupiter in Capricorn, you can find out how it personally affects your life by getting a birth chart calculated by date, time, and place of birth at AstroSeek.com. Then find the astrological house where Jupiter in Capricorn resides. This is the area of life where you'll find Jupiter in Capricorn's hard work, and determination can rain down blessings on you. Of course, a professional astrologer can give you the complete story as it relates to your entire birth chart.

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