New Moon in Capricorn

The new moon of the 16th of January (in the United States. In Europe and in Australia on the 17th) occurs at the 26°54′ of Capricorn. New moons mark the beginnings of a 28 day cycle and they are also favourable for fresh starts, especially on the areas of life where they fall on your chart.With a stellium in the sign ( Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Pluto) the current one can be considered the peak of the Capricorn season.

It is also important to mention that new moons or full moons give often hints about the major alignments taking place later in their signs. The current new moon occurs nearby the degrees of Saturn- Pluto -Jupiter alignment of 2020, thus the events and the meaningful coincidences of these days will be in one way or another related to the challenges of this potent triple conjunction. You can also get hunches about the special tasks Saturn in Capricorn has for you. (Your dreams may carry important messages, so it is worthwhile to write them).

Capricorn’s energy is heavy – especially along with Saturn, the Taskmaster in its home sign, and his guest, Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld. However, since Capricorn is one of the most realistic and goal oriented signs, the current new moon cícle can be a productive time, too. It offers an excellent opportunity to get finally serious, get things done and make something real !

New moons also provide opportunity to take a critical look on your old habits, and attitudes. If you conclude that they don’t serve your growth any longer, you can replace them gradually with new ones. These adjustments will open later new ways for growth.  Capricorn is the natural ruler of the Xth house, associated with career, vocation, priorities, business and banking. Very simplified, the Sun symbolises our conscious mind, creativity, vital forces, the Moon our subconscious, emotions, relation to the past, emotional patterns, gut reactions. Mercury shows the way we think, communicate, learn. Venus represents our emotional and security needs, the way we relate to other people, the way we show affection. It is also a money significator (together with the Moon). Saturn symbolises boundaries, tangible results, discipline, limits and endings. Pluto also is associated with endings, transformation and rebirth.

Thus the current new moon is an invitation to do some relevant changes related to our career, jobs, finances, social status, relationship. On a long run this will help us create a happier, more satisfactory life. Due to the Saturnic nature of the sign this “invitation” doesn’t come necessarily in a pleasant form. It can be a lost job, a financial breakdown, a breakup, etc. Additionally, with a stellium in Capricorn there is no quick fix. The sign’s motto is: slowly, but surely.

New Moon in Capricorn, 17th of January 2018, London, 02:17 a.m

Fortunately the Pluto – Jupiter sextile gets exact one day before the new moon so it’s influence is strong in the chart. Sextiles are very helpful aspects as far as you make conscious efforts to take advantage of their energy. They favour growth, regeneration, expansion on the areas of the birthchart influenced by them. (This differs from person to person, thus only a comprehensive chart analysis can give relevant informations about the special tasks, opportunities and priorities on your individual level.) Although not exact any more, the Mars – Jupiter conjunction is still within orb, fuelling your endevaour in a big way. It also gives the courage, energy, enthusiasm, inspiration, persistence necessary for any new initiative.

However Uranus squares the new moon and Venus. These are challenging aspects, which means a disruptive, unpredictable energy. The quincunx between Mars and Uranus also is associated with irritations, impulsivity and imaptience. Volatility rules the whole lunar cycle, things can skip out of control. Count with surprises, or take into consideration that you may end up with your plans somewhere else than you initially wanted.

Here are some scenarios typical to these alignments:

  • At its  worst the erratic Uranic energy may prone you to search freedom at any cost, trying to skip away from your duties and core responsibilities. You can attempt to break every rule, violating even the healthy boundaries necessary for keeping society work. Needless to say that under the stern eyes of Saturn, such attitude can only have grave consequences.
  • You can make the best of the Uranic energy, if you break up voluntarily with the improductive old ways while you start a new chapter. This new moon gives an excellent opportunity if you want to give up an addiction, break out from an intoxicating relationship/ working environment, etc.
  • Forced changes may also occur. Using the energy of the sextiles between the planets in Scorpio and Capricorn, you can turn the initial failure and sorrow into success. For instance, whatever painful is, a break-up, the loss of a working place will help you to find the person, the vocation, etc which gives you lasting happiness and satisfaction.
  • The Uranus square can also signify  unforeseen events. Pleasant or disturbing, they will come by surprise, but the energy of the sextiles will enable you maintain your balance and focus Thus, in spite of the difficulties you will achieve your goals.


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