Hopefully, you are as seriously ready to get down to business as this New Moon in Capricorn is, featuring a stellium of Sun, Moon, Venus, and Pluto in Capricorn. Saturn, the ruler of this New Moon, makes ANOTHER Capricorn stellium with Mercury and Black Moon Lilith. Yes, this moon is serious, and yet, the aspects of Sun/Moon to Pluto and Saturn/Mercury to Lilith, says it’s a slow, deeply thoughtful and feeling-based, patient, step by step move forward.
Capricorn is the sign of the mountain goat who climbs to the top of the mountain to get perspective on things, so as to plan a great life’s work and purpose that will yield something that can be left behind to nourish the future generations. Capricorn is focused and tenacious. Whereas Sagittarius has to do with laws of nature and the universe, Capricorn is human-made law and institution, organized government, banks, corporations, and other overarching structures—the bones of our civilization. On a personal level, it is our capacity to be the wise, objective elder in our lives, putting our personal needs aside, stepping into the most effective role to create order. Capricorn is about personal responsibility, accountability, and duty. At this New Moon juncture, we find ourselves more conscious of the work we need to put forth to build our new realitites.
If you’ve felt that 2018 is off to a strange and slow start, you’ve felt accurately. The first of the year was the emotionally-oriented Full Moon in Cancer, and this past Sagittarian lunar cycle began with Mercury still in retrograde, making the last month incredibly reflective, and slow to make or execute plans. Also, the last few weeks of Venus conjunct the Sun AND Pluto have been asking us to die to ourselves, and birth a new version of our inner selves: our values, self worth, relationships. Venus made an exact exterior conjunction to the Sun within hours of Venus and the Sun conjuncting with Pluto, god of the underworld, in Capricorn on January 9th. These three cycles ending and beginning on the same day have given long outdated values and relations to our personal power, life purpose, and authority a chance to die and be birthed anew.
The New Moon in Capricorn gives us a bold invitiation on the other side of this intensity to make manifest what we want, and really ground our purpose into action. In its purity, Capricorn wants to build something that will last, and that can be offered to the future generations. Capricorn is associated with old ancestral wisdom, plants and plant consciousness, and a structural application of Virgo, it’s preceding earth sign’s sense of divine order and right relationship. Many earth-based spiritual practices and indigenous peoples’ traditions have kept this wisdom alive, and organizations like the Counsel of the 13 Grandmothers make it publically accessible. Can you identify life’s work and a higher purpose that is important to you while benefiting humanity as you express your innate gifts?
With transformational, metamophosizing Pluto conjunct this New Moon, we are in for a Capricorn lunar cycle that asks old paradigm, and patriarchal manifestations of Capricorn to die. Pluto continues to expose all the corruption in our patriarchal constructs of civilization: whether government, jails, banks, medical systems, foreign policy, or human rights. On a personal level, this can be about our unwillingness to go into the emotional body, becoming so cold, hyper-focused and calculated that we forget the sweetness of life and desires of our inner child that likely inspired our purpose in the first place. Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, sees through anything false in order to get us down to the essential of what any archetype/zodiac sign it touches is about in its purest form. It’s time to give a deeper authority to the earth herself, and connect to a purpose that is balanced with the divine feminine aspects of life. The ultimate authority is mother nature herself, without whom there is no life for us. Evolved, conscious Capricorn energy calls us to put new plans into action that support an interdependent reality and a multitude of ecosystems.
Mercury has joined Saturn and Lilith in early Capricorn, and is ready to send the emails and text messages, set up appointments, make the phone calls, put plans into concrete action, and generally get to work! With Lilith sharing the same degree of Capricorn as the messenger god of communication, we’d better get ready to claim and assert our inner authority, listen to what the earth wants from us, and give authority to feminine feeling. Lack of consciousness of our own personal sovereignty can bring power struggles with exsting authorities if we aren’t grounded in our own intuitive wisdom.
Mars and Jupiter are still conjunct in Scorpio, which seeks death of the ego to birth a transpersonal awareness through merging. These Scorpio planets make a harmonious sextile aspect to this New Moon, giving us plenty of fortitude, tenacity, and high energy to make things really happen. Because Jupiter is still square the North and South Nodes of the mood, we have a sense this lunar cycle of needing this merging, transformational energy in order to bring our creations into the world. Chiron, the wounded healer, in Pisces, is also sextiling this New Moon, so it’s important to think of plans we make as supporting a deeper spiritual healing.
To shake things up a bit, the New Moon stellium is making a square to Uranus, the planet of unexpected changes and awakenings. As the Capricorn cluster tries to ground and make a lot of things manifest, Uranus could potentially rearrange things in unexpected ways, asking us to remember to keep counscious of our individual Arian needs to keep waking up, challenging status quo, and to remain in a progressive mindset as we move forward.
Commit to the long term health of yourself, your work, and your life this New Moon. Now is the time to put those new years resolutions into decisive action, coming from a wholeness and fullness of consciousness with all parts of yourself and how you really feel. New Moon blessings to all!