Mars in Capricorn • January 24 – March 6, 2022

Business time!

The pace of life settles, and the mood turns serious as Mars exits freewheeling Sagittarius and enters goal-oriented Capricorn on January 24. Mars in Capricorn lights a fire under your focus, ambition, and work ethic. Astrologers consider Mars to be “exalted” in Capricorn, meaning the energies are a good match. The initiative and drive of Mars, expressed through the focus and discipline of Capricorn, tends to work out to a useful result.


  • What action steps can you take to rise to the top?
  • Solidify your intentions now. Write down the results you want, and get to work.
  • It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Take it as it comes.
  • Motivate customers to buy, motivate the team with rewards, recognition, and status.
  • Complex plans, especially repairs and construction, should go especially well on days when Mars aligns favorably with other planets (☼☼ days). 
  • On days when Mars makes difficult aspects (☂☂ days), frustration, negativity, and pessimism can be stumbling blocks.


  • Mars gets serious and focused on the long term as he lights a fire under Capricorn, sign of trust, commitment, and longevity.
  • Attractions to people at work, different ages, different status.


  • Energy and vitality pick up as Mars moves into Capricorn. The vitality battery holds a steadier charge.
  • It’s a great time to train for endurance sports like cycling or marathon running.
  • Inflammation in the joints, especially on ☂☂ days. Take extra care to avoid potential triggers.
  • Movement is important. Be as active as you can, especially on good Mars days (☼☼ days), when energy is more abundant and steady.
  • Eat for bone health! Mineral-rich bone broths give your body the raw materials it needs to build and repair bones and joints.
  • Exercise for bone health! Even very low-impact weight-bearing exercises like T’ai Chi and gentle yoga stimulate the body’s bone-building mechanisms.
  • On Mars’ stress days (☂☂ days), be careful. Accidents and injuries from overexertion are more likely; so don’t push beyond your limits.
  • If you were born with Mars in Cancer, this will be your weak period in the 2-year Mars cycle. Go slow, avoid processed foods, and be careful not to burn out. (Don’t know your Mars sign? Go to and calculate your birth chart to find out.)

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  1. After many months (has it actually been a year or more?) of feeling “blah” I got us this morning with amazingly positive attitude and a great deal of energy. Not frenetic energy, but the desire to get things accomplished. It’s a complete 180 turnaround. Have completed half a dozen things I’ve had on hold because of lack of interest.

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