New Moon-New Year 2014!
January 1.2014 New Moon in Capricorn 6:14 a.m.
We kick off the New Year with the Moon New in the astrological sign of Capricorn- the Sea Goat. Capricorn is of the element Earth which gives its energy one of foundation, strength and the ability to manifest. It is a Cardinal sign meaning that its energy is one of initializing and acting as the first outpouring for what will be gathered into form as it flows into the Fixed sign of Aquarius on Thursday afternoon.
This timing offers a triple bolstering of new and vibrant energy to draw from. The first day of a New Year boasting a New Moon phase in a Cardinal (Beginnings) astrological sign. We are also still in the hold of a Venus Retrograde so, the opportunity to connect the re-balancing of heart (Venus) and weave that energy into the new paths available with a New Moon in an Earth sign are all supportive towards plummeting the depths (Capricorn- Sea) and sure-footedly scaling the heights (Capricorn-Goat) to lay the ground work for lasting and durable change.
Capricorn’s planetary ruler is Saturn, so structure, order and timeliness are keywords for accessing the sea-goat’s energy. Self-discipline creates the boundaries that can fertilize and inseminate the fertile ground of our manifest form. The aspect of determination in achieving the goal desired and the appropriate pacing of energy, focus and adequate time for expansion and contraction of that focus establish a rhythm and orderliness that ensures an outcome. Notice that I did not say positive, as the determination of whether the outcome is positive or detrimental is all in how discipline is applied and the correct timing for the planting of the seeds. A detriment of Capricorn is that the individual can get so caught up in the process; creating barriers and faulty structures that are self-perpetuated that what should be glorious success withers into frustrated repetition. This is where Saturn as the Gatekeeper of time exerts his will in stirring up the pot so it can move freely and of its own accord if the lessons are heeded.
A New Moon Working in Capricorn*:
Workings may include: career- ambition-organization- stabilizing- structuring
My intent for this New Moon (New Year) is one of building a solid and heart-centered foundation for personal growth this upcoming year.
I will light a white candle to illuminate my mind and thoughts as I reach deeply into the stores of memory. I will sit quietly and reflect on what I have carried forward from this past year. My achievements, my goals and those things that I did not quite hit the mark in the way I had hoped.
I will light a black candle as the fertile space of incubation and setting held within the mask of the New Moon’s shadow of veiling. I will draw from each of these memories the seeds of new planting to begin the fertile ground for this year. I will breathe my Intent and Will into this candle and these seeds of aspiration. I envision it as lit from within ready to shine fully and brightly at the next Full Moon.
So Mote it Be!
* A side note.
In astrology, each of the zodiacal signs rules a specific house (1-12) when placed in order around the flat wheel. Capricorn sits as ruler at the place of the Midheaven in the 10th House of the flat astrological wheel (This is the wheel that follows the order of the Zodiac from Aries in the 1st House counterclockwise around to Pisces in the 12th House and is not associated with anyone’s birth). The Midheaven is the point in the natal astrological chart where “you shine”. It is the space where recognition for achievement and success are held as potential. Capricorn carries this as latent energy wherever it shows up.