Date: January 10, 2024
New Moon at 22°44′ Capricorn: Embracing Transformation and Bold Ventures
The New Moon perfect at 4:57 AM MST, 6:57 am EST and 3:57 AM PST. As the celestial curtain draws open for the New Moon in Capricorn, we are invited into a realm of ambition, discipline, and transformative potential. This lunar phase, steeped in the pragmatic spirit of Capricorn, is not just a time for setting intentions but a profound moment of alignment and opportunity, accentuated by significant astrological aspects that impact its influence.
New Moon Square the Lunar Nodes
A pivotal aspect of this New Moon is its partile square to the lunar nodes, creating a T-square in the sky. The Sun and Moon in Capricorn square the North Node in Aries and South Node in Libra, symbolizing our collective path and karmic direction. In the context of Capricorn, it urges us to evaluate our goals and structures critically, questioning what needs to be released or restructured for our true growth. This square is particularly significant as it serves as a foreshadowing of what the spring eclipses have in store. This is a time of reckoning, where the past and the future intersect, demanding balance and thoughtful choices.
New Moon Trine Uranus
Adding an electrifying twist to the New Moon, there’s a harmonious trine to Uranus in Taurus. Uranus, the planet of sudden change and innovation, trine the New Moon brings an air of unpredictability and excitement to our endeavors. This aspect encourages breaking free from the old ways and embracing new methodologies. The stability-seeking Taurus combined with the transformative energy of Capricorn can result in practical yet revolutionary changes in how we approach our ambitions and life path. Expect the unexpected, and be open to embracing new methods that can lead to long-term success. The best way to navigate Uranus is to go with the flow and be flexible; the tried and true methods won’t have the results we would hope for.
Jupiter Trine Mars
Further enhancing the earthy energy of this lunar event, Jupiter in Taurus forms a trine with Mars in Capricorn. This aspect is a powerhouse combination for manifesting our goals. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance, in the resourceful sign of Taurus, encourages growth in tangible ways. Mars, representing our drive and action, finds a comfortable and powerful expression in Capricorn. Together, they create a synergy that fuels our ambitions with both vision and practical execution. This is an excellent time to take bold steps towards your goals, as this aspect provides both the optimism and the endurance needed for substantial achievements.
Lack of Air
This lack of air persists until the Sun moves into Aquarius on the 20th of the month. This lack of air sign influence suggests a grounding in practicality and a focus on tangible outcomes, rather than the intellectual and communicative energy typically brought by air signs. During this time, we might find ourselves more focused on action and materialization, rather than ideation and discussion. This can be both a challenge and an opportunity, as it calls for a direct approach to our goals and aspirations, encouraging us to turn ideas into concrete plans and results, but may also limit our perspective and hinder our ability to think abstractly or consider multiple viewpoints. An effective tool for navigating a period when we lack air is to simply breathe. If you find that life is overwhelming during this airless period, take a few time outs a day to do some deep breathing (as few as 5-10 deep breaths can work miracles)- this will clear your mind and settle your nervous system.
The New Moon in Capricorn brings with it a confluence of energies that call us to allow transformation, practical innovation, and bold action. The square to the lunar nodes challenges us to find a balance in the way we choose to move forward, urging us to let go of what no longer serves our highest aspirations. The trine to Uranus injects a spark of originality and unexpected shifts, while the Jupiter-Mars trine empowers us with optimism and determination. The absence of planets in air signs until the Sun’s entry into Aquarius adds an extra dimension, focusing our energies more on tangible results and less on theoretical or communicative explorations-this is a “less talk, more action” phase. This period is an invitation to ground our dreams in reality, to build solid foundations, and to embrace the changes necessary for our evolution. As we navigate transits, let’s remember the importance of staying adaptable, practical, and open to new methodologies, while also making room for fresh perspectives once the Sun enters Aquarius. Be kind to yourself as you embark on this journey of personal and collective growth. When you’re setting New Moon intentions, focus on things that are practical and actionable. xoxo