New Moon in Capricorn, January 12, 2021

This New Moon is at 23 degrees and 13 minutes of Capricorn and occurs at 11 PM Central Time January 12, 2021. The root energy in the date of this Moon is 9–Completion. With endings come beginnings. This New Moon feels linked to building new structures, foundations, stability and security. This is Earth energy.

 What stands out to me with this Moon is the fact that it’s occurring so close to Pluto within minutes of 24 degrees—that same degree where Pluto and Saturn tangled in January of 2020. Saturn and Pluto are associated with power struggles, redrawing boundaries. Historically, it has been associated with war.

A New Moon near Pluto may speak to the transfer of power. Capricorn is often associated with Government and Big Corporations. With Pluto and the Sun involved, it’s likely this new structure will involve battles of powerful egos and volatile emotions.

I think the ruler of this Moon in Aquarius is promising in that it speaks to building something with the perspective of what is best for humanity—society, the common man. I’m just wondering what it means that the overseer is away, in aversion to the area it manages, when this new beginning comes into contact with Pluto. Who’s minding the store?

It’s also noteworthy that this New Moon is close to Pluto in the United States Chart which speaks to a Pluto Return and the rebirth of America. Pluto is necessary in bringing to surface all the ugliness we sometimes would rather keep hidden but need to happen in order to clear out the toxins. It’s hard to move forward until the really dirty stuff is dealt with and cleared away.

As a country, we’re in the midst of a rebirth that will no doubt involve facing some harsh realities—clearing and cleaning up some ugly parts that have poisoned the system for a long time. It’s likely that things will continue to intensify with this transition, especially since Saturn also squares Mars. That can feel frustrating with moving forward as if one foot is on the gas and the other on the brake.

If you want to work consciously with this energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to take part in this process. I like to keep a journal and track this cycle which takes about 27 months to complete.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Capricorn New Moon on January 12, 2021 (again, the time is 11:00 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Capricorn rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Capricorn. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.

To help give some ideas about this archetype, Capricorn rules future security, responsibility, reaching goals, success, management skills, discipline and commitment to name a few. 

This is not a time of action but a time for planting.  Think about what you want to create until we can better see what comes to light with the next Quarter Moon in Capricorn October 13, 2021 at 20 degrees.

Something else to consider is the Sabian Symbol of this New Moon. At 23 degrees Capricorn, the symbolism is, “A Woman Entering A Convent.” I picture a spiritual retreat or satisfaction in something beyond the material world. Humility comes to mind as we cross a threshold into what we hope brings more peace. It’s hopeful yet uncertain. Where does this lead? With this Moon’s ruler in Aquarius, we can expect it to include a vision that seeks what’s best for humanity based on freedom and truth.

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Releasing The Past ~ Planetary Energies For Monday, August 12, 2019.

In looking at the planetary energies of this week and what it might mean for the collective, I looked at the sky for the moment this morning and saw that the Moon had recently passed over Saturn and was now conjunct the South Node. This stood out to me for a couple of reasons. It feels like a call to revisit a past issue so that we can finally release it. Combined with Uranus going retrograde yesterday it feels like we’re being asked to revisit something from the past that might be keeping us stuck. Uranus Rx in Taurus is asking us to re-asses our values. It could have something to do with money, possessions, self-worth. What do we truly value and what old belief or repressed emotion is keeping us stuck?
The Moon sitting with the South Node in Capricorn today stood out as a gentle reminder to ask ourselves where we’ve become stuck in the past. What feelings have we repressed that keeps us from moving forward to what we value?

Wisdom of the Oracle,” by Colette Baron-Reid


The cards “Flexible” and “Breathe” remind us that when we become too rigid, we lose potential to grow. We can get fixated in “us against them” thinking. Can we find a way that is mutually beneficial? “Breath” reminds us to slow down and review. Take time to think things over, meditate on where or what you need to let go of. Rethink and release. Breathe in (review) the information we need to (release) breathe out. Then we can move on to the energy of the Full Moon in Aquarius coming up on Thursday, August 15th.
Full Moons are illuminating and bring clarity. The work we do today in releasing past rigid thinking or beliefs will help pave the way for what the Full Moon reveals on Thursday.

Lunar Eclipse In Cancer and How It’s Bringing Me Back To Life.

Taken at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, Kentucky ~ October, 2016.

As a means of survival and protection, we have made choices based on what would keep us safe and secure. And part of us wants to stay there, but another part of us is pulling us into the new.

~ Mystic Mamma @mysticmamma.com

The Lunar Eclipse on July 16, 2019 is the first eclipse that I’m consciously aware of seeing just how directly the celestial energies can influence my life.

Eclipses open a portal. It can feel like a glimpse into what the future might hold if we continue to do nothing. It can also show us what is possible should we choose to walk through that door and break negative patterns that hold us back.

With the South Node, Saturn and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, this eclipse might be about letting go of something that feels secure or familiar, a job or anything that hasn’t been serving you. It might be something that feels financially secure but emotionally draining. It could feel like boundaries need to be set and old structures that haven’t served us need eliminating.

For some time now, this energy has been urging me to change something in my career sector and my ideas about security. Literally, I’ve been receiving messages like, “this job is killing you,” and “you’re dying on the vine.”

Full Moons can feel like a tug of war, going back and forth between the two polarities. It’s not surprising that with the nodes in Cancer and Capricorn that I have felt this indecision between financial security vs emotional security.

So much in my chart has pointed toward making this move. Even my Solar Return for this year indicated cutting back and tightening up the finances. When I first saw this for my upcoming year I couldn’t imagine how that would play out because at the time, there was no way I would have voluntarily left my job. And here I am. I’ve just a few days left, having given my two week notice the day before the lunar eclipse on July 16th.

In particular, this Lunar Eclipse along the Capricorn/Cancer axis has been the catalyst I needed to push forward toward something more emotionally satisfying. Something that brings me back to life. The Sun in Cancer has helped shine a light in the direction I need to take to find new life and nourishment that has been lacking for so long.

I’m learning to pay attention to what the planetary energies bring into my life and the direction I’m being urged to take. I’m leaning in to change rather than fighting against it.

At times it feels scary. The familiar seems more comfortable and safe but I’m realizing that we’re always being led toward paths that promote our soul growth. I’m learning to trust God and believe that the Universe really does have my back. This time I voluntarily choose to be in alignment. It feels liberating and right.

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