The Winter Signs of the Zodiac

Winter is coming... but these zodiac signs have the exact qualities we need to not only make it through but to thrive!

This post is all about the zodiac signs of the winter season: Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces! ❄️

It's both a fun and reflective learning tool to think about what these three zodiac signs have in common as the three signs of the winter season in the northern hemisphere. (You can apply this technique to all of the seasons and signs of course!) The characteristics of these zodiac signs reflect qualities that are somewhat present in all of us during the winter season and present within nature itself.

The Winter Solstice

woman sitting with closed eyes surrounded by snow
Photo by Ben White / Unsplash
The winter solstice is the darkest night of the year and metaphorically it represents the Sun beginning its yearly cycle all over again. The themes are similar to a New Moon, which is the darkest part of the lunar cycle. This energy is a ripe opportunity for reflection and planting seeds for new beginnings.

Of course, we'll start below with Capricorn because, as a cardinal sign, Capricorn begins the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere with the winter solstice! This is the day that the Sun sojourns into the sign of the sea goat. El Sol reaches its lowest point in the sky, the Tropic of Capricorn, and (from our view), it appears to stand still in the sky for about 3 days. Then it slowly begins its journey back upward and we begin to have a little bit more light and heat each day until it reaches its highest point at the summer solstice, the Tropic of Cancer. This dynamic motion of the Sun during the solstices & equinoxes reflects the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) dynamic personalities, and instincts for action-taking.

But without further ado, let's jump into the energy of each of our winter signs!


Preparation, Resilience, Fortitude

How fitting that Capricorn starts our winter season as a cardinal earth sign because this is the sign that will likely be most prepared to make it through all of winter (or even through an apocalypse..)