The New Moon in Capricorn - Tuesday Jan 17/ 2018 8:17 pm
Intent is the seed of the souls desires.
Discipline is a beautiful gift of the Capricorn archetype to all of us mortals that wonder whether or not this is a simulated game and if any of it matters. If life WERE a simulated game, Capricorn might be considered the Operating System. Its is the boundary. How we as humans do things in order to carry out a specific task. This is the lesson and the potential of the New Moon tonight. Saturn and Capricorn embodies the clock. The clock is a very important part life. Time rules our lives, and brings us gifts such as being aware of when a New Moon might be. So, Saturn and Capricorn can be beautifully expressed, if you will, by the act of tracking the stars and calling it a pattern. The Moon and the Sun come together tonight in this rather stoic sign. Oh but they are not the only cosmic objects that have convened in Structured Capricorn. We have a seemingly unprecedented (at least in my lifetime) conjunction, which is when two or more planets/objects come very close together in the zodiac, in Capricorn. Venus, which represents our values, and Pluto, which represents Karmic Transformation are there with the Sun and Moon and not too far away we have Saturn and Mercury conjunct in earlier degrees Capricorn.
This build up of energy asks, what rules do we have for ourselves and how do our values change when our own rules change? Alternatively, how are the rules forced to change when we decide to change our values? The answer is, both are dependent on one another. We all have a mountain to climb and we all possess free will. Sometimes we make it to the top of our chosen mountain, and sometimes we don’t and instead choose a safe descent and a different mountain. It is time to decide what your goals are. Which finish lines are worth pushing towards and do we need to run this particular race at all? Another factor in this New Moon is that it will be square to Uranus in Aries which pulls us towards personal revolution, and will also be Sextile to Jupiter, the expansive planet, and Mars, how the ego takes action in Scorpio, which is calling on us to take action on transforming ourselves by ending the things that need to go away and beginning a new birth. Deep relationship is also affected in this sign and with the Venus/Pluto/New Moon rendezvous, all of us will likely experience some change or transformation with our relationships, whether it be romantic, friendship, and/or business.
One of the more interesting pieces of this Astrological puzzle is the Saturn/Mercury conjunction in Capricorn. Saturn naturally rules the sign of Capricorn and when a planet that rules a sign returns to that sign again we naturally would call it a home-coming. So the homecoming here is one that will bring about a strong and possibly unwavering focus on the very things that Capricorn and Saturn embody - structure, time, personal rules. Mercury here assures that our mind will be looking towards what we are doing to further our own relationship with this earthly body, and how we take care of ourselves and our loved ones.
It is important in the next day or so to center yourself and ask the observer inside your mind where your own personal authority lies and where it needs a revamp. Where could you tighten up and where could you loosen up. What needs work? What do you value? how do you interact with what you value? Can those values change to better fit your life? Or does your everyday life need to change to fit your own personal values?
If you are familiar with your own personal astrological chart please consult it and find where Saturn in Capricorn falls for yourself. This area will be highlighted over the next few years.
Author: Mandi Rae Trott
Content creator of Ecstatic Astrology, Mandi, a mother, musicia, and writer, resides in the Heart of Dixie and has a uniquely southern approach to interpreting the patterns of the cosmos.