This Capricorn New Moon has a lot going on. Of course the Sun is conjunct the Moon, both in Capricorn. They’re smack dab in between Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Capricorn. There’s a partial solar eclipse, and the Moon and Sun pass over Mercury in Capricorn just before the exact New Moon. Let’s start with the eclipse.
Eclipses shine their light on truths we need to know about. What they shine light on is a surprise. It’s hard to know just what we’re going to come face to face with. Whether it seems to be a big thing or small, it will be deeply powerful and transformational if we allow the light to shine on us in those deep places we fear. And often, what we fear is not as scary as our ego tells us it is. In fact, facing the fears, owning our beliefs, taking responsibility for ourselves are the big gifts from eclipses. And with all things Capricorn, it’s not a giveaway gift – it’s a gift we have to work for!
Eclipses also represent beginnings and endings. I find them to be like retrogrades in the sense that they can draw us inward to have some quiet time with our deeper selves. It’s good to honor all of this. Make time to reflect and be with yourself, no matter how uncomfortable or comfortable. As with everything, Spirit is working in our best interest (even if it seems like that’s not the case) and offering us the opportunity to work on our own best behalf, too.
Saturn and Capricorn also preside over our fears, our karma, the things we let stand in the way to our joy and living our purpose without anyone else’s restrictions on us.
This New Moon calls us to face our fears – what stops me from being honest with myself? What are my fears that I subconsciously use to create my world? We may know some things and we may be unconscious about some. Either way, for the next six months or so, pay attention to where you go with your thoughts, your reactions, where you don’t feel the loving flow to get where you want to go. And, pay attention to where you “blame” and project onto others. Own your own issues, problems, negativity, whatever your ego is using to create your life. Replace the fear and troubled flow with love. It’s like using redirection with a small child. You’re in charge, not your ego.
This specific degree of the New Moon/Sun is about the need for movement and joyful physical activity. Our bodies are going through changes much like those we go through as adolescents. This means our hormones, glands, brains, emotions, and chakras. With this this kind of cellular, chemical change, moving our bodies is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. The eclipse, combined with the cleansing properties of the major players (Saturn, Moon, Sun, Pluto and Capricorn), creates some deeply detoxing energies. The blessing of jouful movement, and physical activities to move the toxins out of our bodies is the loving gift from this Capricorn Moon to support us as we become more aware of the energies we’re opening up to.
Other things that will help us through these energies are:
*drink plenty of water
*watch the sugar and junky food and drinks
*watch the kind of information you put into your heads and emotions
Capricorn is also about building the future with resources on hand and the resources we create. Right now is when we’re creating our future, so let’s go!
How we value ourselves, one another, resources, and all life around us is one of the growth opportunities of this New Moon/Eclipse. Facing the fears we use to create our world can lead us to honestly and lovingly determine the REAL value of ourselves, others, the Earth and all other life based on love, not fear.
It may help to think of this New Moon/Eclipse as an opportunity to honor the beliefs we’ve been holding onto that are based in fear by recognizing they’ve been holding sacred space for you until you’re ready to let of the illusions that you’re not worthy, that you’re separate from love, that you’re small and unimportant. This Capricorn New Moon is a door that’s been flung wide open for all of us to see, hear, and face the old beliefs that hold us back from believing in ourselves, loving ourselves unconditionally, and feeling just how worthy we truly are. This is the time where all the paths of healing, truth and love come together, allowing us to transform.
The time is now…let’s embrace it and hold ourselves and one another in the highest regard, and the deepest love. No limits, no boundaries, no judgement, no domination. Simply honoring the unique beauty that grows and shines from the one love we’re all rooted in.
Love and Blessed Be