New Moon in Capricorn | the climb

climb by little-moonshine
Today's New Moon is at 8 degrees Capricorn.

The New Moon is always a time of Sun conjunct Moon. They come together once a month (from our perspective) - the Moon is hidden/dark and we start a whole new cycle.

Let's look back at 2016 and see what we have survived and what we have achieved. Let's not worry about where we 'should' be or what we 'should' have done. Let's just look at where we are now. Where we are now is the perfect place to be to get to where we want to be next. There is nothing pie in the sky about Capricorn energy, It's a 'just the facts Jack' time of year.

Things are serious. Serious doesn't scare us.

This month we also have a retrograde Mercury joining the Sun and Moon. This is significant. It gives additional significance to this Mercury retrograde, too.

If you remember Mercury was just about to conjunct Pluto when he stationed retrograde pulling his energy away from Pluto. We know the things Mercury rules - communication, transportation, our local neighborhood, siblings - as well as the theme of our natal Capricorn house (where is Capricorn in your natal chart?), will have important roles to play over the next 28 days.

There is a lot of energy in Capricorn now (ruled by Saturn) -  responsibility, stability, maturity, security, ambition - this is serious stuff.

Can you feel the weight of everything that is happening in the world; the seriousness of it all? I can, too.

The Moon is squaring Jupiter (in Libra). Jupiter is opposing Uranus (in Aries). Uranus is trining Saturn (in Sagittarius) and tomorrow Uranus will finally move direct. There is momentum here. It feels a bit like a powder keg to me ...

Maybe the most important aspect is that Uranus trine (brakes off) to Saturn since a stationing Uranus is uber powerful and we still have Saturn in Sagittarius for the entire year of 2017 and Saturn is the ruler of this Capricorn New Moon.

There are opportunities here for people who are not distracted by the newest bright, shiny objects and can stay focused on the work necessary to make these opportunities pay off.

This isn't the best time to make choices, but choices are really mostly our rationalizations anyway. The reasons we cite for our choices are often coming from some other space in the past. Moving away from old habits is tricky ...

It is almost accurate to say we should make our choices based on what feels good. This way of looking at things breaks down the habit of self-rejection/sabotage by allowing us to embrace pleasure as our friend

(and for those who think making choices based on what feels good means the dishes never get done and the trash piles up - well, that might happen for awhile, but at some point it will feel good to clean it up - and that's when we'll clean it up). 

And 'what feels good' is different than addiction, which feels familiar, and that's something else to think about.

The energy of 2017 is very different than 2016 which was dominated by the Saturn/Neptune square of dreams vs. reality (and often illusion vs reality). The Saturn (sobering) in Sagittarius (truth) is sticking around though. Good-bye 2016, don't let the door hit you on your way out - or maybe go ahead and let the door hit you 2016, you deserve it.

The first two thirds of 2017 will be dominated by the Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto stuff and of course we still are dealing with that 'sobering truth'. And we have so many retrograde planets next year! We'll talk about this later.

Let's look at what this New Moon energy squaring Jupiter (with Jupiter opposing Uranus) might look like through the signs. Plus that Saturn trine. This is complicated, so your sign might sound a little all over the place.

Anyway here goes .... (if you know your rising sign - 1st house sign on the cusp - use that for best accuracy, and also check your Sun sign)

ARIES - this New Moon is in your 10th house of career and reputation in the world. Maybe you are reviewing and revising old contracts and commitments. You are stepping into new responsibilities. There could be a new job offer on the table. With Mercury retrograde here there could be some delays and some situations may need adjustment before things can fall into place. If there is something you have been avoiding dealing with or are not prepared for, it will probably show up. With Uranus moving direct in your sign you will almost certainly feel a real push to get 2017 started!

TAURUS  - this New Moon (in a fellow earth sign) is in your 9th house of higher education, travel, foreign people, places and situations, legal situations, media, publishing - something here is changing, ending or beginning. With a retrograde Mercury here there could be delays or re-evaluations. With Uranus direct in your 12th house, maybe a secret, addiction or something behind the scenes comes to light or you are intuitively guided toward what you need to do. Your work (Saturn/Sag) is about your finances and your financial obligations.

GEMINI - this New Moon is in your 8th house of transformation, the taboo, psychology, sex, death and rebirth. The Mercury retrograde is asking you to look at a promise you made around December 2nd (think back to conversations you had at that time) - did you place yourself in debt? Your challenge (Jupiter square) is about your responsibility toward a romance, creative project or children. The work (Saturn/Sag) is about your relationships/partnerships - maybe you are making a bigger commitment here or revising one.

CANCER - this New Moon is in your 7th house of partnerships - this is about the ending of a relationship or ending of a contract. Remember a new beginning always follows an ending. The Mercury retrograde could mean the break-up will be temporary or a person from the past could reappear now. The challenge (Jupiter square) comes from your family responsibilities. There may be career changes, and career progress, when Uranus moves direct at the end of this week. Your work (Saturn/Sag) is about your health and your day to day activities. A focus here will pay off big time when Saturn leaves Sagittarius next December. Get fit!

LEO  - this New Moon in in your 6th house of health and day to day activities including your work. Be sure you are not burning the candle at both ends now. You will be focused on work projects and setting healthy habits. Take some downtime. Maybe some work is ending now. The Mercury retrograde is also health or work related. Think back to December 2nd - if some work issue or health issue cropped up around then, or created a focus, you will need to attend to it now. The challenge (Jupiter) is around your belief systems - the way you express yourself, your writing, communications, issues with siblings. Your work (Saturn/Sag) is about romance, children or a creative project - there is some commitment here that needs your attention in 2017.

VIRGO - this New Moon (in a fellow earth sign) is in your 5th house of romance, children and creative projects - something here is wrapping up or evolving. The slate is being cleared here. There could be an issue with someone or some situation from the past now (Mercury retrograde). The challenge/expansion (Jupiter) is most likely financial - your financial responsibilities, your resources, valuing what you have and tending to it. There are opportunities for growth here. The Uranus energy for you is about something taboo, maybe a secret comes to light or it could be something involving a hospital or addiction. Or maybe your imagination bursts forth with a new idea now! The work (Saturn/Sag) is about your responsibilities within your home and family in 2017, also tending to your physical body.

LIBRA - this New Moon is in your 4th house of home and family - maybe something here is being restructured. You could be remodeling or something within the basic structure of your home or life is being upgraded. The square (Jupiter) is in your own sign - so whatever is happening is coming through you. There is effort required here. Uranus is waking up in your relationship house. The work (Saturn/Sag) is about speaking the truth, writing, teaching, interactions with your local neighborhood and siblings.

SCORPIO - this New Moon is in your 3rd house of communication, transportation, siblings, your local neighborhood - something here is concluding, evolving and/or beginning. If you think back to December 2nd there was some verbal or written agreement you will be reviewing during this Mercury retrograde. Your expansion/challenge (Jupiter/12th house) is about something behind the scenes or hidden. Your muses are working overtime for you! Addictions could expand so you can deal with them. Great energy for imaginative work. The work (Saturn/Sag) is about what you value including your money and resources. Serious attention paid here will pay off big time when Saturn leaves Sagittarius at the end of 2017.

SAGITTARIUS - this New Moon is in your 2nd house of money and resources; the things you value - everything money can buy and everything it can't. Something new could be lucrative here. The Mercury retrograde has you reviewing bank statements, financial papers, etc - think back to December 2nd - anything around that date that has to do with your finances will be reviewed. Your challenge (Jupiter) is about your friendships and dreams - maybe there is a dream with a friend or a secret wish you have for your life that is expanding. It could be challenged now by Uranus waking up in your 5th house of children, romance, creative projects. Someone from the past or an idea or dream from the past could reawaken now. The work (Saturn/Sag) is in your home sign - you have Saturn here for one more year and then you are done for 28 years! You can do this! What do you really believe??

CAPRICORN - this is YOUR New Moon. This one is influencing your identity. What do you want to be? This is YOUR new cycle. The Mercury retrograde is asking you to review your whole life the way you review your finances and your business. The point of tension for you is about business deals and contracts - there are opportunities for advancement here is 2017 - the opposition to this now is family obligations. There could be news about new family members, maybe someone moves into or out of your home - something radically changes here. The work (Saturn/Sag) is in clearing karma. You have one more year to deal with your addictions and secrets. Use this time wisely or it will kick your ass. Surrender Capricorn.

AQUARIUS - this New Moon is in your 12th house of the invisible realms. This is not the best New Moon for you - but know that stuff behind the scenes is happening to make you more flexible. Stay hydrated and get some rest. The Mercury retrograde is a karma cycle for you - addictions, self-sabotage, fixed attitudes and beliefs - are all being reviewed. The square to Jupiter is about opening your expansive mind through the shadow side of your relationships. The work (Saturn/Sag) is about friendships, your secret wishes and dreams - maybe there is something to learn from an older friend now. Get some sleep.

PISCES - this New Moon is in your 11th house of friends, groups - maybe there is one particular friend or group that is being highlighted for you. The Mercury retrograde is about a friend or dream from the past coming back around. The challenge (Jupiter) is about expansion and big changes in your life. The opposition to these changes is your financial luck - you could get or lose a lot of money during this cycle. Uranus coming direct in your 2nd house is like money running through your hands - in and out. The work (Saturn/Sag) is about your business integrity - no shortcuts or gambling. Do the work. Yes, again - more work Pisces - it will pay off for you.


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

I would do your affirmations/intentions before the Moon moves into Aquarius on New Year's Eve.

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.

Then release your attention from them knowing that your intention is known.

This month I will burn mine with a white candle, let the candle burn down and then bury the ashes in the ground. I feel a little more connected with the finality of the results when I do something like this. You don't have to. Do what feels right to you. With Capricorn - serious is best.

Know these things are already yours. xo all


stregata said...

Wishing you a New Year filled with health, love, peace and abundance! xo

Catherine Ivins said...

A wonderful 2017 for you, too, Renate - thank you so much! xo