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Make The Best of The New Moon In Capricorn

As New Year celebrations go we find ourselves entering 2016 on a surprisingly muted note. You can thank Jupiter in Virgo who guides the majority of the heavens as we enter the new year. We may find ourselves asking what’s the point of making resolutions if we never commit to them? If you’ve made New Year’s resolutions or intentions that seem to feel hollow do not fret, thankfully we have a serious yet creativity inspiring Capricorn New Moon approaching on the evening of January 9th to help recalibrate our compasses on our destined north star.

 

After the festivities of the holidays have faded away, we look at the New Year with as much hope as we do pessimism. Once the newness of 2016 wears off will we fall back into the same patterns we’ve resolved to leave behind because they’re familiar? Do we even know what our hearts want from us anymore? Do our ambitions really fill us up with personal joy, or are we doing them for the sake of doing them because it’s the expectation?

 

What do you really want for yourself?

 

Throw out some keywords about the sign of Capricorn and usually the first you’ll hear are: ambition, status, conservative, powerful & ruthless. Those can easily describe Capricorn’s shadow if she’s not careful about why she seeks glory. Rarely heard is Capricorn’s true guiding light: Integrity.

 

Under this coming New Moon, find your integrity. Put to rest what you think you should want for yourself under the watchful eyes of family, friends & society at large. Instead connect to what you & you alone desire in your deepest of hearts. If you can, do this alone to keep your energy clear of the desires of others around you. Connect fully to your own heart rhythm and listen to what she says.

 

Carve out some time as the moon wanes to make this an enjoyable process.

The New Moon will join Pluto & Mercury in the 5th house of pleasure & joys. What makes you happy? Typically seeking happiness is what drives us in our ambition to succeed. It’s the expectation that in achieving what we desire that we will find happiness. But in reality its the reverse. Achieve happiness first and success quickly follows.

Take this opportunity to sit in solitude while doing (or not doing) activities that give you happiness. Align with yourself sense of integrity (and no one else’s) Color, dance, play music, meditatie, draw tarot cards, watch your favorite films & see how deeply you can align to the resonant chord of your soul and then start setting your intentions.

 

With 80% of planets below the horizon, shrouded in darkness and Mercury & Jupiter retrograde this new moon will be particularly introspective. Our minds will be turned inward as well as our sense of faith. Trust that even though the outward expressions of change aren’t visible, things are happening deep beneath the surface. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge what no longer works, be brave in discarding what isn’t in alignment anymore.

 

Jupiter in Virgo is also tied to North Node of Destiny, asking us to put serious faith in the path that we’re taking. Get serious about your purpose here on earth, know that the only way to get better at what you want to do is with practice. Stay in integrity with your heart as you set your intentions.

 

Try this out for size while writing ( or drawing, dancing, singing, or meditating) out your intentions:

 

It is my intention to ____________ because it fills me with feelings of _____________ and those feelings keep me aligned to my integrity.

 

If you need more structure in your intention setting, draft a blueprint of what actualizing your intention would look like from the ground up. Start from the base of the mountain by drafting simple steps you can do on a daily basis to achieve your vision. Infuse it with something fun to give yourself steam to keep chugging along.

 

Above all pace yourself, if there’s one lesson Capricorn teaches us, it’s patience. If you can dream it you can be it. Allow it to unfurl joyously for you. Enjoy each step on your way to the mountain top.

 

Wishing You New Year & New Moon Success

Janelle

New Moon In Sagittarius: Climbing Every Mountain

Such an inspired New Moon above us. When studying this chart I got the distinct vision of Maria from the Sound of Music up in the Austrian Alps singing. Weird, I know! However the song playing in my head was from Mother Superior’s Climb Every Mountain.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Sound of Music it’s a little bit of hero’s journey as most stories are. Maria, the main character doesn’t quite fit into her current environment, so she’s sent out to discover herself out in the world. When the reality of who she is and what she really wants becomes too real for Maria, she attempts to run back home to the safety of the abbey.

Owning the dream she used to sing about while getting lost in the alps was too real to handle. Dreams are often fine while they’re intangible, they fill us with a seductive longing when our current lives aren’t satisfying, though when faced with the possibility of dream life coming true we often run away.
Mother Superior recognized the jig Maria was playing and told her to go back out there and climb the mountain of her dream. She wouldn’t stand by and allow her to punk out at the last minute.

That’s where this New Moon in Sagittarius finds us, with the Sun – Moon conjunction in the first house of I AM, asking us to renew our sense of who we are with optimism and a greater faith.

Align yourself more fully with your purpose. New Moons represent an alignment of Yin (Moon) and Yang (Sun) energy. There’s a sense of focus, single mindedness and direction moving you forward. New Moons present opportunities to not only start fresh, but to take control of your fate. This is why we set intentions under the New Moon, we shift from talking about this vision to actually showing up with intention to fulfill it.

Events may start coming down hard and fast with the chart ruler Mars in Libra being in direct opposition to Uranus in Aries. Things can happen very quickly when the energy is ripe for it. This the exciting or terrifying elements of Fate, but with the Sun & Moon in Sagittarius go for the excitement. Sagittarius is known for its sense of humor. If things get too hectic, take a break and laugh at all the synchronicity, you did ask for this might as well go along for the ride!

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” – Buddha 

Mercury has finished up his time in Sagittarius to enter the empire building sign of Capricorn until February. (Mercury will retrograde at the beginning of January 2016) Our minds are starting to put definite lines and strategies together concerning our dream. From the top of the mountain our minds can see the steps needed to reach the next peak.
Jupiter the ruler of Sagittarius is in Virgo until next summer, Sagittarius’ energy is more focused and quiet in its pursuit of its destiny. We’re being taught how to keep faith while we also deal with the multitude of everyday details. Have faith that even without knowing how every detail will work out, everything is fitting into the larger picture.
Not knowing how the details would work out was what pushed Maria to run away to begin with.

She was a nun
He was a widower
She was about to take her vows and commit herself to Christ
He was engaged to be married to someone else
She was only supposed to be the family governess.
He his children were falling in love with her

Often the details are messy, but its courage and faith that keeps us steady enough to follow through. So this New Moon commit to you. The you you were always dreaming of being. Allow the details to work themselves out as you plan to go for the dream.

Spoiler alert: Ultimately Maria realizes the truth about herself. She’s not meant to be locked away in the abbey, her soul was crying out for a different experience, when she followed through she was rewarded with a sense of fulfilled purpose.

On this journey called life, there is no “making it” there’s never a point of completion. When one peak is reached, another appears in its place. You are unfolding always. Go forth and climb your mountain.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
‘Till you find your dream.

A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life
For as long as you live.

What mountain are you daring to climb with this New Moon energy? Leave a comment below! 

New Moon In Scorpio: Aligning With Your Passion

Happy New Moon in Scorpio!

This particular New Moon has overtones of releasing emotional & physical clutter as Scorpio is so skilled at doing, but also of honoring our unique strengths & focusing them down into a powerful laser beam of potent energy.

With eccentric Aquarius rising at the time of the New Moon, our outward vision is focused through the lens of visionary Aquarius.

Are you being authentic or are you conforming to the crowd? Are you playing it safe? Aquarius holds the freedom to be exactly who they are at the top of their priority list. When Aquarius finds themselves going along to get along, life loses its meaning. They become robotic in their everyday responses, losing their sense of inspired idealism. This is what we’re eliminating under this New Moon.

The time has arrived to let go of the soul numbing conformity and align deeply with your passion as shown by Scorpio while allowing Virgo to push us to work quietly and diligently to attain our vision.

 

Uranus, Aquarius’s ruler is in innovative & courageous Aries where he’s been since 2011 creating youth driven revolutions around the world, breaking up old paradigms and infusing the world with fresh inspired vision for the future.. Presently Uranus is retrograde (appearing backwards in the sky) meaning his revolutionary energy is turned  inward where its compressing while building momentum, clarity & strength. Remember energy doesn’t always need to be seen in order to be felt.

Look to your natal chart to see where Uranus is currently sitting & demanding changes to be made. He’s the focus point for this New Moon as he not only commands the chart, but also creates the apex behind the Finger of Fate (Yod) in the sky with the Sun and Moon in passionate Scorpio sextile to Jupiter in discriminating Virgo.

 

What is a Yod or Finger of Fate/God?

The Finger of Fate is a astrological configuration usually between 3 or more planets that looks like an isosceles triangle.  At the base of the triangle are two sets of planets creating what we call a sextile or a flowing or easy aspect consisting of 60° between the two sets of planets.

Sextiles create ease of communication between planets. They have a certain aptitude in working together, between them lies skill and opportunity.

Joining the sextile is an aspect called a quincunx which connects to the sextile by 150°.  A quincunx is not quite as conflicted in energy as say a direct opposition or a square, instead it creates irritation and friction. It nags at us just enough to spurn us into action.

Together this configuration allows for the easy flow of skilled energy in the sky to be motivated and focused down into a point, to take fated action. Here we take advantage of our skills and put it to work to move us along our fated path.

 

Making The New Moon Work For You

So what are you moved to take action on now that you’ve cleaned out your emotional closets? What fear has Scorpio presented to you that you are now ready to release and move forward toward your destiny?

Scorpio asks us to align with our passion, here we connect with our deeper more potent emotions to find our way in the dark. What fills us with fear is also what can fill us with joy. Typically it is our fear that shows us where our work is to be done, there lies our joy underneath the rubble. Virgo shows us our ability to be dedicated to our work. We’re willing to dig in and stick with something until we refine it to its purest state of being.

This New Moon is asking us to align with and work with our passion, cultivate our skills and shoot it down to Uranus who will use the energy to break new ground in our lives. Be willing to stand in your unique and seemingly unusual way of living and being… its what makes you, you. The work that you’re passionate about is the work that you came down here to do.

Look to your Scorpio, Virgo, Aries and Aquarius houses to see where your fate is taking you. Planets and angles at and around 19° will be activated by this energy, they too will shed light on your way forward.

Transformative Pluto in Capricorn and Mars in diligent Virgo are sending earthy support to the Sun-Moon connection in Scorpio. Pluto will help add a healthy dose of authority & power to your backbone. Be a boss about your vision and the work you seek to do. Who else is going to do it if not you? Mars in Virgo will fuel you to keep working, creating to do lists, planning, refining, and editing. Take advantage of Mars while he’s focused in Virgo, he moves into diplomatic & indecisive Libra on November 12th at 4:40pm EST

 

Talk to me about your New Moon in Scorpio experiences! Use the comment section to share your unique story or find me on Twitter @JChiron18

 

I wish you an inspired and ground breaking New Moon in Scorpio. Release. Align. Dare To Be Unique.

 

– Janelle
Need help figuring out how this New Moon is affecting you? Schedule a reading with me where we can discuss your chart’s individual journey.