Makar Sankranti 2024: Effects of Sun Transit in Capricorn on All 12 Signs

Indian Astrology | 01-Jan-2024

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What is Makar Sankranti?


Makar’ means Capricorn and ‘Sankranti’ means the entry of the Sun. Therefore, Makar Sankranti marks the ingress of planet Sun into the sign of Capricorn. Makar Sankranti is an annual festival which is celebrated all over India with great joy & enthusiasm.

It has phenomenal cultural & celestial significance as so many activities coincide with this date. In many parts of the country farmers cut their winter harvest on this very day and pray to Lord Surya (the Sun God), thanking Him for the produce and seeking His blessings for having good harvests in the future as well.


Makar Sankranti 2024: Celebrations, Date and Timings


Makar Sankranti is going to take place on 15th january 2024. The festival will be celebrated by countless people all over India and the celebrations will vary as per the region. For example- In Gujarat people come together & celebrate by flying kites on this day while in the southern regions of India, people celebrate Pongal. In Assam this festival is celebrated as Magh Bihu.

The exact timing when Makar Sankranti will take place is 02:55 AM on 15th January 2024. However, the auspicious time or shubh muhurat for celebrating the festival is from 07:16 AM to 05:45 PM.


Start of the Uttarayan


Uttaryan is the period during which the Sun starts its movement towards the north and it all begins on Makar Sankranti. Uttarayan is considered as highly significant from a spiritual perspective as the flow of cosmic energies is very favourable for those who are walking on a spiritual path. This period elevates the consciousness of a spiritual seeker.

In the holy text of Mahabharata, it is mentioned that ‘Bhisma Pitamah’, a great warrior and the son of Mother Ganga (the holy Ganges) left his body on the day of Makar Sankranti and attained eternal spiritual peace.

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Astrological Significance of Makar Sankranti


‘Surya Dev’ (Lord Sun) is the father of ‘Shani Dev’ (Lord Saturn) and the relationship between the father and the son is believed to be turbulent. It is on Makar Sankranti, Lord Sun visits the home of His son Lord Shani since Makar or Capricorn is a sign ruled by Saturn. So it is considered a very significant astrological phenomenon and more often than not it exerts a huge impact on certain domains of people’s lives.


Donations on Makar Sankranti


Besides worshipping Surya Dev by chanting His mantras on Makar Sankranti, people make donations to the poor or the needy. It is believed that by donating food, clothing etc. on Makar Sankranti, a person receives the blessings of Surya Dev (the Sun God).

People donate food items made from jaggery and sesame seeds apart from blankets or useful clothing. There is a spiritual tradition of taking a holy dip in rivers like the Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Godavari and Krishna to positively charge your aura or subtle body.


Effects of Sun Transit in Capricorn


Since the Sun will transit in the sign of Capricorn starting on Makar Sankranti and will remain in this sign for a month, it will cause significant effects on people. Let us look at how this transit of Sun in Capricorn will affect you as per your ascendant sign!



Sun will transit in the 10th house of your horoscope which signifies Name, Fame, Power, Position, Status, Reputation and Career/Profession. This period will bring drastic changes to your life. Your father’s health is at a risk so take good care of him. Your performance in the professional domain of your life will improve but make sure that you stay away from office politics. New job opportunities will come your way but take every decision after weighing in all pros and cons. If you are appearing for some competitive exam during this time, then this transit will support you to succeed. You are advised to take good care of your health as this period could bring stress and anxiety in your life.



Sun will transit in the 9th house of your horoscope which represents Higher Education, Spirituality, Dharma, Pilgrimage, Fortune and Long Distance Travels. This period is promoting the purchase of a vehicle. You will get support of fortune while striving to achieve your objectives. If you have been facing problems in the business or job sphere of your life, then you will get back in the game and will move ahead confidently. There will be an improvement in the environment at your workplace with respect to the relationship that you share with your colleagues. Be a good listener and you will get along with everyone in your family without any friction. Do not take too long to make a decision.



Sun will traverse through the 8th house of your horoscope which mainly points towards Accidents or Mishaps, In-Laws or Spouse’s Parents, Inheritance, Insurance, Sudden Gains or Loses and Longevity. This is not a good time for you as your relationship with your siblings could deteriorate. Your mental health will be negatively affected as your stress & anxiety levels are likely to rise during this time. You could get associated with people who are not conducive for your positive growth & development in life. You will miss out on good opportunities if you do not maintain your focus on your goals. Your financial state could suffer if you do not manage your spendings wisely. The key to ensure a good relationship in your family lies in understanding the point of view of the other person with an unbiased approach.

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Sun will transit in the 7th house of your horoscope which signifies Spouse or Life-Partner, Business and Partnership. Your strategy to make money from money will work. You will recover money that was stuck for quite a while now and you will also pay off your debts. You will form new connections and will learn new tactics to advance towards your goal. You might be perceived as arrogant so be courteous in your approach towards others. This is a favourable time for business in terms of exploring new avenues of growth & expansion. If you are unemployed then chances are high that you will land up with a great job opportunity. You might go for buying something new and selling the stuff that you do not need. Your energy levels will be high during this time.



Sun will move through the 6th house of your horoscope which represents Job, Competition, Litigation, Open Enemy, Disease and Loan. Your enemies will become stronger and you have to tread with extreme caution. Avoid speaking in a harsh tone as that would cause damage to your relationship with those around you. Your expenses will rise and this will create a dent in your finances. Focus on finishing your pending tasks and work on developing a practical strategy to accomplish your goals. If you are doing a job and want to start a business of your own then, this is not a conducive time to get into that. If you are already running a business of your own then, avoid the idea of expansion. Work consciously towards maintaining a harmonious married life.      



Sun will be transiting in the 5th house of your horoscope which signifies Comprehensive Intelligence, Children, Love Relationship and Speculation. You will benefit from a social connection of yours. Innovative ideas and willingness to positively transform yourself will open new doorways of opportunities for you. You will get social recognition and will try to acquire new skills that would improve both personal as well as the professional aspect of your life. You will enjoy a cordial atmosphere in your family. If you are in a love relationship then you will have a good time with your loved one. This is a very good period for you if you are an artist. There will be expenses during this time but all wise and on a good account. Favourable travels are on the cards.



Sun will traverse in the 4th house of your horoscope which represents Home, Mother, Primary or Early Education, Vehicle, Property, Comforts and Motherland. Watch out for the health of your parents, especially your mother. If you are looking to establish a start-up of your own, then this is a good time. You will get the required help if you get into trouble during this period. You might get irritated by the rising workload in your job profile. Avoid getting into arguments with your colleagues at the workplace and do not offer any unsolicited advice to your seniors. Some misunderstanding could strain your relations with people around you. Try to ignore differences of opinions with your spouse and focus on ensuring a blissful marital relationship. Make it a habit of going early to bed and rising early in the morning.



Sun will move across the 3rd house of your horoscope which points at Neighbours, Younger Siblings, Courage, Struggle, Short Travels, Documents and Communication Skills. There will be positive changes in your professional life that will instill confidence within you. However, getting into a state of overconfidence will get into trouble and might undo much of the positives that you have gained. If you are in a business, then this is a good time to move ahead with expansion. Also, this period is conducive for starting a new venture altogether. You will diligently strive to ensure the best for your family. Relationship with your spouse will be blissful. There is a surprise in store for you from your spouse if you are married and your lover if you are unmarried and are in a love relationship.  



Sun will traverse in the 2nd house of your horoscope which is the house that signifies Accumulated Wealth, Bank Balance, Financial State, Family, Speech and Food Habits. Your fortune will rise resulting in new opportunities coming your way for generating wealth. There will be an increase in your rental income or your overall income for that matter. You will get a new & promising job opportunity during this time. If there has been some friction in domestic relationships of late, then that will be resolved through constructive dialogue. This is a time when your professional trajectory will rise and you will scale new heights of success. However, remember not to mix your professional life with your personal life as this will negatively impact your productivity in both the domains.



Sun will transit in the 1st house or the ascendant house of your horoscope which represents Self, Ego, Perspective, Attitude, Personality and Outlook. Your personality will get refined and you will approach life with a great sense of confidence. If you are in the field of research & development then, this period will bring significant advances in that area of your life. A favourable job change or a well deserved promotion is on the cards for you. Your business relationship with your clients will improve resulting in new orders and opportunities of profit & growth. Your relationship with your life-partner will remain harmonious and you might go on a long-distance trip together. This is a favourable time for students, especially those who are pursuing their higher education.



Sun will move through the 12th house of your horoscope which signifies Expenditures, Losses, Hospitalization and Foreign Settlement. Travels are on the cards but so are expenditures particularly on luxuries. If you are unmarried and looking forward to tying the knot, then you are likely to get a decent marriage proposal during this time. Situations in the professional sphere of your life will pan out in your favour. You might come across an additional source of income during this time, but do perform due diligence before taking the final call. Students should concentrate on their studies and give their 100% for achieving their academic objectives. This is not a good period for you as far as your health is concerned. Some issues related to bones or teeth could bother you.



Sun will be moving in the 11th house of your horoscope which represents Gains, Fulfillment of Wishes, Realization of Desires, Social Network, Elder Siblings and Friends. Your efforts in the job place will get you the recognition that you deserve and it will eventually open up the door to growth in terms of position & income. Be creative and do not be afraid of challenges. If you are unemployed then, you will get a job opportunity but the job role might not turn out to be exactly what you were expecting. New purchase or spending on luxury items will deplete your savings. This is a good time to plan for your future and chart a viable course of action to be followed diligently in the times to come. You are likely to travel to a hill station to unwind the stress from your day to day life.


Wishing You a Very Happy Makar Sankranti 2024!