Happy New Year! Happy New Moon! There couldn’t be a better lunation near the start of the new year than the New Moon in Capricorn to begin 2022. The cardinal-earth sign; ruled by integrity-driven Saturn which together has us all meditating on our systems for growth and responsibility.
I caution to mountain-climb right into Capricorn’s prevalent symbolism of resilience and perseverance given the state of our world. I’ve seen many voices and scholars I admire who remind us that surviving a pandemic is a triumph in and of itself. I couldn’t agree more. And we’re all doing the best we can with what we have. So let us normalize this very time-specific juxtaposition with a Capricorn lens of honoring where we’re emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally at while strategizing ways to go higher; to climb the metaphorical Capricorn mountain. More on that Capricorn juxtaposition later. But again, let me remind you - your worth, your value is inherently intrinsically given. You were given a birthright for love, joy, and belonging. That can never be broken or changed. And there are possibly some thought-forms, emotional habits, and relational choices that you would like to change in order to become the person you want to be? That’s what the New Moon in Capricorn wants to know. It also wants you to know that you can rewrite systems for personal development just like the New Moon affirmation inspires us to think about. How would your system improve if you saw worthiness as your birthright so that you can grow at your own pace and let that conviction drive you more responsible and integrity driven behavior?
To the point of the Capricorn juxtaposition, we often discuss the symbolism of Sea Goat as the ambitious, resilient, and concentrated earth energy focusing on goal accomplishment. That’s the upper half of the Capricorn Seagoat. Let us remember the lower-half of the Seagoat which can dive deep in the emotion ocean. This topic is supported by Neptune in Pisces sextiling the Venus-Pluto conjunction in the chart of the New Moon. So often we underdevelop that symbolism. But the Seagoat wants us to manage and regulate our emotion - rather than being taken down by it! - as we become the people we’re capable of. So let us name and understand the emotions we’re feeling as we climb the Capricorn mountain. The permission to feel is a valuable foundation that drives meaningful behavior change and success. I can’t imagine a more integrity driven method than normalizing the feelings that are a function of our complicated world today and then reminding us and each other just how resilient we are while we feel what feel. May the New Moon in Capricorn bless each and every one of you with an awe-inspiring view from the top of the mountain you’re meant to climb.
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
You’re a leader, Aries! The New Moon in Capricorn wants your intentions on career. Especially if you’ve been thinking about how to contribute more of your leadership skills and/or begin a self-employed adventure. The more systems and people you have in place to help you navigate the tricky thought work and messy vulnerabilities around being seen in a big way, the better!
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
You love an “Ah-ha!” moment, Taurus! The New Moon in Capricorn is helping you see a situation very differently. From there, you’re being asked to apply what you now know. It’s always weird to try a different approach but you’ll be impressed with the quality of your results. And you’ll wind up in an exciting space that contrasts what you’ve known in a wonderful way!
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Take off the … armor, Gemini! The New Moon in Capricorn wants your intentions on sexuality and intimacy. You typically like to keep it light and breezy - which has its value! - but this New Moon wants you to take off any defence, self-protection, and/or habit that stops you from revealing the most meaningful interior dimensions of you to the people who need to hear it.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Opposites really do attract, Cancer. The New Moon in Capricorn is inspiring you to see how your life could become even more meaningful as you attract and understand people who are different from you. When you integrate what they teach you and then teach them from your skills and strengths, you’ll create a little more connection, love, and understanding across opposites.
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
There’s no such thing as small things, Leo! The New Moon in Capricorn helps you see how the little things add up to major changes in your life. Especially in the realm of habit formation, routine, morning strategy, and rituals. Think about how you can optimize your morning activity with proactive behavior that cultivates mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing in the new year.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Share the story of your heart, Virgo! The New Moon in Capricorn helps you reveal a hope, dream, desire, fear, and/or emotion in a powerful way to someone who really needs to hear it. Yes it’ll be vulnerable and messy but you’re brave and can do hard things! Share the story of your heart because no act of courage ever goes unrewarded by the Universe so speak up, speak now!
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
Need some alone time, Libra? The New Moon in Capricorn wants your intentions on home and family so consider all that you want to feel safe and grounded. Capricorn also rules boundaries so if you need some alone time to just hear yourself think and know what you’re feeling, this is the New Moon to spend in gentle solitude so you can hear what you need to hear from the small still voice within.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Use your words, Scorpio! The New Moon in Capricorn helps you frame communication in a way that structures your behavior. You’re definitely a sign that values actions over words - which is a fantastic attribute ! - and this New Moon just wants you to speak on behalf of your words so that people can know just feel you but know a little more about the person you are.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
How do you stay grounded while the ground keeps moving, Sag? The New Moon in Capricorn is the great adaption and helps you maintain a sense of embodiment, safety, and security even in these uncertain times. Remember to clarify your values and find ways to live into them because that’s the highest version of security is knowing you’re exactly who you say you are.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Happy Birthday, Capricorn! This New Moon shines just for you. So tell the Universe all your birthday wishes fearlessly so it can get to work on manifesting them for you. Remember to, as Esther Perel teaches us, see “desire” as owning the wanting. You’re allowed to want and own the wanting even if you feel like you haven’t earned or worked for it yet. May all your birthday wishes come true!
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Radical responsibility is the name of the game, Aquarius! The New Moon in Capricorn wants you to take ownership of all the small to major parts of your life that need to be changed. So you can have 100% of the power to transform it! It’s hard to change what we’re not owning. So lean on that radical responsibility for the amazing effects just before the start of your season!
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Who helps the helper, Pisces? The New Moon in Capricorn wants your intentions on mutual, reciprocal friendship. You’re the first one typically to show up for others. Who shows up for you? Make sure you’re asking for what you want by your friends and then tell the Universe your best case scenario outcomes for friendships so that you can feel more supported by them!