Part II - New Moon in Capricorn - Back to Business - the NEW Work

Part I is HERE.

Today, Sunday, is the Winter solstice (shortest day, longest night of the year). The Sun has moved into Capricorn. The energies at play now are a good indicator of the season ahead - as with all cardinal ingresses. We also have a New Moon today a few hours later.

With all this Capricorn energy this is going to be very much a season of work.

Now work isn't a bad thing. We may think we want to be lying on a beach somewhere drinking margaritas, and no doubt we would for a while. It would get old though (yes, I know I'd like to let it get old, too - but we all know unless our life is terribly off-course we are usually itching to get back to our real life and our life's work by the end of any vacation).

Work doesn't have to mean doing what we don't want to do (although it might). It usually does mean something that isn't easy, something with deadlines and something with ... stress.

Stress isn't a bad thing either. We need stress to get structures to stand (ask any engineer or astrologer). Sometimes, and maybe most of the time, we need it to get ourselves standing, too.

Lots of fire energy still so we are all fired up and ready for change and because Saturn is at his last degree before changing signs in a couple days we are reminded of our journey for the last two years. We are looking back as we prepare to look ahead. We used to be happy with this and now we need that. Think about what we want now and what that looks like. Saturn can represent our career or our public life. When he shifts (as he will on the 23rd) the way we structure our lives shifts, too.

We have a Grand Trine with Jupiter that promises support. Remember back in early autumn I was writing about finding our flock - I hope you did. Even if you didn't, trust that you are supported.

We might find that the people, places and things we used to love are not so inviting to us now. Sometimes when our frequency shifts and it's time for us to move on there is an empty, fallow space, and that is ok - it's part of the grieving process. It's one of the signals that we have changed and don't fit in the space we are trying to cram ourselves into. 

There is an ending energy to this Christmas. This will be different for everyone, but next Christmas we will all look back at this year's holiday and say "that was our last Christmas when .... (fill in the blank)."

There might be a feeling that if we don't do it now it might not happen. This is probably accurate. If we don't do it now we are saying it's not that important. The stuff that is important is the stuff that is drawing our attention right now. There may be a better time, but we don't know that. Now (the next two weeks) is probably that better time. Say YES!

Now, obviously, we have the holidays and some things cannot be fully started, lots of people are on vacation now and lots of things are not fully operational - that's OK - just seed your new thing in some way - take some action to get something new started. Set the intention (New Moon) and take some action (New Sun).

This is another zero degree New Moon - so we start a new lunar (emotional) cycle and a new season for the Sun and the sign is cardinal so this is strong instigating energy. This is about just getting started; the energy will be here to keep whatever we start now going.

Early this morning Uranus stationed and turned direct which is about chaos and change. Our job with this is just to recognize that change is inevitable and our anxiousness about whatever is out of control in our lives is perfectly normal. It's what will push us into the action we need to take. The action will be our way or the highway, most likely.  

Anything trying to fence us in will have a hard time - also remember this with anything we are trying to corral - we are going to need a very big and very loose lasso!


my capricorn locket - handmade and recycled
Some Capricorn new moon affirmation areas to think about: security, time, self-discipline, your brand and image, ambition, opportunity, goals, delegation, releasing control, father figures, reputation, your bones, knees, skin and joints

Some I will be working with include:

1. I easily recognize, welcome and enjoy the work that leads to success.
2. I receive and enjoy positive recognition for my work.
3. I easily set personal and work boundaries that create time for me to do the things I love to do
- I shoot for 10 (see Jan Spiller's site for some ideas with these - she calls them monthly wishes, if wishes feels right to you and better than the word affirmation use that)

Get grounded - we're in an earth sign now, so this should be easier - always make affirmations from a  positive place (positive meaning certain) - write your affirmations down by hand in cursive, we want the letters all connecting and flowing together, speak them out loud. I used to write my affirmations on strips of paper and put them into a bowl of rice so I can mix them around every now and then with my fingers if things got stagnant - then release your attention from them knowing that your intention is known.

Lately I have been burning mine and releasing the ashes into moving water. I feel a little more connected with the finality of the results when I do this.  

Know these things are already yours. xo all


lynn bowes said...

You have no idea how much these posts help me gain perspective. It was a strange Fall this year with big changes, like 'em or not, happening that I have not encouraged or welcomed. Now it seems that the changes are forcing the issue and my handwork focus is not quite in focus yet. I guess Virgos don't like to be forced, can I get an amen? Still . . .

Catherine Ivins said...

Hey Lynn! Well, you've got Capricorn in your 11th house and with an Aquarius ascendant (Aquarius BTW really can't be forced or told what to do EVER!) Saturn in Sagittarius is about to transit your 11th house (for 2.5 years) - the 11th house is about your 'chosen associations', groups - Saturn (responsibility, hard work, restriction at times) is about to hunker down there - sooo what might happen - you could accept a responsible position in a group you belong to or have more responsibility in a group. Stuff will happen, might not always feel good, that will allow you to learn to set boundaries with friends and groups of people.

Some old friends you’ve been loyal to may leave your life - might or might not feel good. Old pals from long ago might pop up - might or might not be a good thing. You could make good business connections through belonging to groups. Older, experienced people may be impressed with you or you could become a mentor to someone younger .... stuff like this.

Also Saturn will be squaring Virgo - so that is like stop worrying about what you can't fix and focus on what you can, don't use perfection as a procrastination tool, Saturn will make you 'start' something - he likes us to work hard and hone our skills so we can succeed - some of this stuff could play out in partnerships - marriage, business ... not sure this is all that helpful! ack! xo

Catherine Ivins said...

Another thing you might feel is that your personal "circle" is superficial or just not where you fit anymore. You might feel alienated or you might begin to see the group(s) for what they are worth or not worth. This is all stuff you could work through. You might meet someone and establish a serious friendship or you might become a member of a group or affiliation that you devote a lot of time to - something you really love. It's really about your hopes and wishes and how they fit in with the collective.