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New Moon in Capricorn

New Moon in Capricorn

The moon will be new this Sunday January 2 in the earthy sign of Capricorn at 12:33 pm CST.  

New moons occur every month with the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; for this particular new moon the sun and moon will be at 12 degrees of Capricorn.  New moons are the perfect time to make a wish or set intentions.


Zodiac Facts:  Capricorn

We can get a better understanding of Capricorn by looking at the sign’s element, modality, ruling planet and astrological house associated with this tenth sign of the zodiac.  

Every astrological sign belongs to one of the four elements (fire, earth, air or water) and Capricorn belongs to the earth element meaning results, reality and practicality take center stage.  Earth signs place importance on security and the pragmatic.  While the water signs love to express their feelings, Capricorns, like the three air signs, are more comfortable with analyzing their feelings.  Capricorn is typically an ambitious and goal oriented sign that knows how to get things done.  You’ll often find Capricorns in the corporate world taking on management and leadership positions.  

Each zodiac sign belongs to one of the three modalities; in astrology the modality of a sign tells you about the nature and attitude of that sign and there are three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable.  Capricorn belongs to the cardinal modality meaning it’s a sign that likes to initiate things.  Capricorn likes to get the ball rolling and has no problem giving orders to those around them, hence the reason they’re found in leadership positions.  

Every astrological sign is ruled by a planet and in the case of Capricorn that ruling planet is Saturn, sometimes known as the Cosmic Taskmaster.  Keywords associated with Saturn are karma, restriction, obstacles, responsibility, duty, patience, perseverance, tenacity and depression.  Unlike the jovial, gift-bearing planet Jupiter, Saturn won’t let us off the hook until we have learned our lessons and sometimes those lessons come the hard way.  If we try to escape Saturn’s lessons he’ll crack his whip and we’ll experience the darker side of this planetary force; depression, anxiety or disappointment.  The astrological house that Saturn is currently transiting in your chart is where your most important lessons are right now.  

Every zodiac sign is associated with one of the twelve astrological houses and Saturn is linked to the 10th House best known as the part of your chart related to career and public recognition.  The 10th House is also related to one of our parents (most commonly this house is associated with the father).  As mentioned earlier, career is typically important to Capricorn and being notoriously ambitious they won’t stop until they make it to the top.  


New Moon in Capricorn

It’s time to think about what intentions we’d like to set and what goals we’d like to accomplish in 2022.  Being in the sign Capricorn means we’ll need to be ready to roll up our sleeves and put in the work; nothing comes easy for the Mountain Goat.  This isn’t about instant gratification right now; this is about gradual, steady progress.  Needless to say, goals related to career or starting a side-hustle, work very well with a new moon in Capricorn.  If you work with crystals; citrine, the manifestation and law of attraction stone, is a great one to work with during this new moon.  Giving us a boost of energy during this lunation is the Great Awakener, Uranus.  Making a nice aspect to this new moon, Uranus will electrify our minds with creative and inventive ideas.  Now is the time to lay a solid foundation for your dreams.  Let 2022 be the year that commitment to your goals will result in manifestation on the physical plane. 

Think about the symbol for Capricorn, the mountain goat, the goat climbs to the top of the mountain.  If you’ve been feeling bored, restless or anxious you may need a “mountain” to climb, a project or goal you can really sink your teeth into; something that would restore a sense of purpose and meaning to your life.  How can you use your innate talents and skills to create something wonderful this year?  Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn is currently in the visionary and future-oriented sign of Aquarius.  What would you like to see happen in your life?  What are your long-term goals?  The last couple of years have been a challenge for most of us and some of us may have slipped into a habit of fearful and negative thinking.  If you’ve been wallowing around in pessimism or “poor me”, let this new moon in Capricorn be a reset for you.  The tarot card associated with this new moon is the Three of Pentacles, the card of focus, priorities and commitments.  If you have a tarot deck you can display this card on an altar or your work desk as a way to honor this lunation and your commitment to your goals this year.    


Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good fortune, moved into the sign of Pisces and will be there until May 11th.  Pisces is an ethereal, imaginative water sign that thrives on feelings, creativity, love and psychic vibes.  So, on a universal level this means Jupiter will bestow his blessings on us when we engage our imagination.  Instead of being small-minded and fearful we become vast thinkers. We become willing to imagine the impossible; we give ourselves permission to think outside the box.  

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    Denise Welling