January 1, 2014

New Moon in Capricorn – January 1st, 2014

written by Dipali Desai
[source: Celestial Space Astrology blog]

OVERVIEW: The earth element is strongly featured for the first New Moon of the New Year. The New Moon is in Capricorn at 11 degrees which suggests having a fresh fertile soil within the subconscious so the new “symbolic seeds” are planted for the year ahead. But first one has to prepare the soil through clearing it out and adding new nutrients to it. Remember, there is no rush with Capricorn, patience and timing is utmost important. The New Moon has the vibe of new beginnings in the Lunar Cycle, and with that this one occurs on the first day of the New Year.

During a New Moon, the Sun and Moon have a united focus, in this case in the sign of Capricorn. The New Moon phase signifies new slate or fresh new opportunities to create, to change habits and other wonderful things. Capricorn is an earth element, cardinal mode of energy, so it is highly dynamic and has the potential to be excellent at management, organization and delegation. Capricorn takes things seriously and is responsible. Key qualities of Capricorn are; patience, perseverance, integrity, discipline, focus and mastery. Capricorn at its highest potential aims to attain the highest level of mastery.

The New Moon in Capricorn’s themes are letting go and paving the way for rebirth and aligning with quality and integrity.Capricorn is a cardinal sign which signifies dynamic energy to initiate even though it is an earth element.

The climb to the top of the symbolic mountain may feel rough, yet imagine the new possibilities and view when you arrive at the peak. With persistence and gentle discipline, all things may be achieved. The New Moon in Capricorn has an intense energy due to the fact that it is connected to (by conjunction) to transiting Pluto in Capricorn (Uranus in Aries), Mercury in Capricorn and Mars in Libra. Transformation of stuck energy so things realign and move is part of this astrological configuration. The first round of energy with this aspect suggests “major detox and cleanse” and then comes the rebirth and new beginnings. The energy is dynamic yet very focused like a laser beam.

As a Soul, you are success itself. the ego/mind or human self, it may get caught up in the extremes of the physical world of “success or failure.” Know that there is a way beyond this dualistic perception and way of living. Living life from a perspective of Soul, helps you to know you bring the quality of success to whatever you choose to do. Consider that at times the most trying, testing, difficult situation may be a form of Spiritual initiation or rite of passage in some way to master something and raise consciousness. The overall astrological aspects suggest this is what is happening, each individual is testing themselves to rise to a higher level through a challenge in some form.

The preparation phase: Some people right now leading up to the New Moon in Capricorn, are feeling the strong driving push for purging, cleansing and letting go. It is downright uncomfortable and possibly full of grief, intense emotions or even deep fears coming up. This is par for the course now. Go with it, be with it, accept it. Get some rest if you feel exhausted. It will shift soon enough. Pay attention to about 3 days before hand, especially New Years Eve it is wise to have awareness, be alert and make conservative choices and actions. People may express pent-up aggression, anger, possible erratic driving on the roads or while travel, arguments or disagreements may occur. Energies want to clear out. Be responsible for what is your emotion and reaction and allow others to do the same. There is nothing to fear, but better be on the side of caution and wise decision-making than have regrets. It is your choice how you work with the symbolism and energy or if you buckle down into fear-based energy.

Upgrade the concept of resolutions: Rather than being consumed by making the same old New Year Resolutions and then being drawn into the black hold of woes of failures and lack of committed follow through. Change things up! Transform your approach altogether.

Use the New Moon in Capricorn’s potential towards making a more serious intention and commitment towards something you know you will follow through on. A grounded plan of action is the way to go for long-term success. Instant fixes may not work now. As an example, if you are not strong in follow through. This simple intention and commitment is what you practice each day in small ways. Do away with excess lists. Find 3 main things you know are utmost important for you now to follow through on and make real in your life.

With Venus Retrograde in Capricorn, some things may not be as defined or tangible as you may like them to be — especially around relationships, love and even money. Be patient. As it’s a phase of reorganizing, how something is defined will come in due time.

The New Moon in Capricorn urges each to be realistic with your approach to whatever is happening. Align with that which is healthy, loving, empowering and of quality. Whatever you produce or manifest, let it be with integrity and deliver quality product. This is being the living embodiment of the highest potential of the New Moon in Capricorn.

Happy New Year and New Moon!

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