New Moon in Capricorn-26 degrees—January 16, 2018
Instead of dreaming about a vacation to the beach, this New Moon guides us to focus on building a life that supports what we need and what we understand is in our best interest and the best interest of our loved ones.
This New Moon in the sign of Capricorn awakens us to embrace reality. The Moon, the Sun, Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Pluto are all in the sign of Capricorn with this New Moon. Saturn just entered Capricorn in December and Saturn rules Capricorn. Saturn, planet of practicality, regularity, hard work, time keeping and the honoring of ancestors, is totally at home in Capricorn. The down-side of Saturn in Capricorn is “clocking in” for a job. Too much structure, too much authority, the critical parent, and a rule-book that is too heavy, leads to sourness and discouragement. Mercury is also in Capricorn and sitting right beside Saturn. We have a choice. Be depressed and overwhelmed by reality, or face it squarely and give life your best, no matter what mountains you have to climb. Pluto has been traveling through Capricorn for a number of years. Pluto in Capricorn is forcing us to look at the secrets of our collective psyche and hence the secrets of our government and the systems we have been attached to. Many systems are in upheaval and chaos, trying to transform into more workable systems. Venus is finishing its short visit in Capricorn. Venus in Capricorn causes us to value substantial items and ways of doing things. We are less attracted to what is popular in the moment and more drawn to methods and items that are proven to work and to be helpful and enduring. And now the first New Moon of 2018 is, of course, in Capricorn. The Moon in Capricorn puts the focus on security. How secure do we feel? We want to feel physically, financially, emotionally and mentally secure in our lives.
If we have areas where we don’t feel secure, this New Moon will motivate us to find our way to be and feel more stable and confident. Sometimes the energy of Capricorn is laced with fear . . . fear of authority, fear of the future, fear of not meeting our responsibilities, and fear of not being good enough. If you have a lot of fear, this New Moon is a good time to address it. Put that fear out in the open at home, with friends, and with a good listener. Saturn can turn into feelings of burden, heaviness and fear. Lay your burden down and find a new path. Being responsible doesn’t have to be a drag. Saturn in Capricorn can show us our highest potential. Capricorn invites us to do our job because it needs to be done, not because we are expecting a reward. We can end up feeling very good inside when we do something because it’s the right thing to do.