The moon is on her way to being new this Thursday January 11 in the earthy sign of Capricorn at 5:57 pm CST. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; in astrology this is known as a conjunction. For this particular new moon both the sun and moon will be at 20 degrees Capricorn. New moons are symbolic of new beginnings. This is the perfect time each month to set new intentions and make new wishes.
Keywords and the New Moon in Capricorn: ambition, tradition, command, strength, mastery, success, work, loyalty, melancholy, domination, classic, practical, power and serious. There is a strong Capricorn influence during this new moon, not only are the sun and moon in the sign of the Mountain Goat but so are Mars and Pluto.
The 10th House and the New Moon in Capricorn: Just like there are twelve astrological signs, there are twelve astrological houses. Each zodiac sign is linked to one of those houses and for Capricorn this is the 10th House. The 10th House is the part of your chart that rules career, status, reputation, authority, job titles and self-discipline.
Elements and the New Moon in Capricorn: Every astrological sign belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water. Capricorn belongs to the earth element meaning this is a sign that values practicality, results, reality and the material world. Stability and security are of the utmost importance to the earth signs.
Modalities and the New Moon in Capricorn: Other than the four elements, the signs can also be divided up by modality. A sign’s modality tells you more about the nature and attitude of that sign. There are three modalities cardinal, fixed and mutable; Capricorn belongs to the cardinal modality meaning this is a sign that’s a self-starter. Cardinal signs like to start things; get the ball rolling so to speak.
Putting It All Together: Being the first new moon of 2024 this is absolutely the perfect time to set new intentions. Take some time to think about what you would like to see happen in your life this year. If you have a journal you may want to jot these down. Once you’ve written these down think about one step, even if it’s a small baby step, you could take toward manifesting your intentions. This is an earthy new moon so intentions won’t be enough; Capricorn wants to see physical results. The last new moon of 2023 happened last month in the enthusiastic and optimistic sign of Sagittarius where the sky’s the limit. Now our job is to take our vision and bring it down to earth. Remember, Capricorn is a cardinal sign (self-starter energy) so we need to initiate a physical action. If we got a bit lax during the holiday season, we may need to invoke the 10th House keyword self-discipline to get us back on track. What about career, another keyword linked to the 10th House? Are you happy with your job or position? Have you been thinking about a career change? Power is another keyword associated with this new moon in Capricorn. Do you see yourself as powerful? Do you own and step into your power or do you continue to play small by pretending you don’t know what you really want? Capricorn like it’s ruling planet Saturn wants us to get real, to face our reality and neither will let us off the hook if we’re in denial or attempting to take a shortcut.
Crystals and the New Moon in Capricorn:
Garnet: Garnet helps us overcome self-sabotaging behaviors and resistance to change.
Moonstone: The moon is uncomfortable in the sign of Capricorn because it places restrictions on our emotions and difficulty with being vulnerable. Moonstone can help us lower our defenses and soften our heart.Sunstone: Since melancholy is a keyword linked with Capricorn, Sunstone can help turn our pessimism into optimism.