The moon will be new this Tuesday, January 12 in the earthy sign of Capricorn at 11:00 pm CST. A new moon occurs when the sun and moon are in the exact same sign at the exact same degree; this is known as a conjunction in astrology. For this particular lunation the sun and moon are both at 23 degrees Capricorn.
Capricorn Zodiac Facts
Capricorn is an earth sign meaning reality, practicality and results are of utmost importance. Earth signs are security-conscious and value the practical and the pragmatic. While air signs love to talk about the abstract and theoretical, earth signs seek tangible experiences that lead to longevity and security. Capricorn is an ambitious and goal oriented earth sign that knows how to get things done.
Every sign belongs to a modality; in astrology a modality refers to the attitude and nature of a sign and there are three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable. Capricorn belongs to the cardinal modality meaning it’s a sign that initiates, starts things. Cardinal signs don’t want to just sit around they want to get the ball rolling. The other cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer and Libra. True to its cardinal nature Capricorns can often times be found in leadership positions at work, especially at a corporation.
Every sign is ruled by a planet and in the case of Capricorn that planet is Saturn, the teacher and cosmic taskmaster. Keywords associated with Saturn are karma, restriction, responsibility, duty, patience and perseverance. Wherever Saturn is placed in our birth charts lies some of our most important karmic lessons. Being the taskmaster, Saturn won’t let us off the hook until we face those karmic lessons. If we try to run and hide we’ll experience the darker side of Saturn; delays, obstacles, depression, anxiety and disappointment. When we face Saturn head on we can accomplish great achievements.
Every sign rules an astrological house and in Capricorn’s case that house is the 10th House the area of our chart that’s associated with career, public reputation and one of our parents (most astrologers associate this house with the father). Career is typically very important to Capricorn and being notoriously ambitious, the Goat, is determined to make it to the top.
New Moon in Capricorn
New moons are linked to new beginnings. Magically and spiritually speaking a new moon is the perfect time to set an intention or make a wish. Since Capricorn is linked to career and the 10th House this would be a great new moon to set an intention about your career. What would you like to see happen in the career sector of your life? Do you want a new job, a new position or maybe an entirely new career? If the thought of making a change feels overwhelming, Capricorn is a very focused sign so you can use this new moon to focus on one thing, just one action you can take this week that gets the ball rolling. Capricorn energy isn’t in a hurry; crossing the finish line first isn’t a priority. Capricorn’s goal is stability, security and quality. If we’ve been procrastinating we can experience guilt and depression; one of the darker faces of Saturn and Capricorn. The only way around this is by taking concrete action and follow–through.
Since Capricorn, Saturn and the 10th house can be associated with the father you may have some “daddy-issues” to resolve during the new moon in Capricorn.
The symbol associated with Capricorn is the goat, the goat climbs to the top of the mountain (another keyword for Capricorn/Saturn). If you’ve been feeling anxious and restless this could be a sign you’re stuck and bored and what you really need this year is a “mountain” to climb, some big goal or project that’s really meaningful to you; something you can really sink your teeth into. Our desire to change and transform can get a big boost this week with Pluto, the ruler of all things dark, deep and intense making a conjunction to the new moon in Capricorn. This could be the boost we need to shake off our fear and self-doubt.
As mentioned earlier, Capricorn can be very security-conscious and for many of us 2020, with all its craziness, brought us face to face with our security and financial anxieties. Will I lose my job? Can I make my mortgage payment? Adding fuel to the fire is Capricorn’s tendency to give negative thoughts and fear free rein. Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 so we’ve had experience with this darker side of Capricorn/Saturn. This new moon could be a great reset. If you’ve been wallowing around in fear and pessimism, think about the hardships from your past. What were some of the greatest setbacks you had? What are some of the most difficult times you had in the past? Times in your life when you didn’t know what to do because you were in so much fear. Think about them and remind yourself you’re still here, you made it.