• Obey…

    The New Moon will occur at 23°13’ Capricorn (antiscion 6°37’ Sagittarius) and will be OOB.

    The Moon’s transit through the declinations will cycle between nominal highs and extreme highs over a period of about 18 years. The last cycle of extreme highs ended in 2011. The present cycle of extreme highs began in April 2020.*

    Capricorn is a Cardinal, Earth sign, so persons with planets or angles of the natal chart at 21-26° of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra will be particularly affected by this lunation.

    New Moons are notoriously the best moment to set fresh intentions for the month ahead and with Capricorn involved, this will be done in a very serious, responsible fashion.

    In traditional astrology Capricorn rules the 10th house so this New Moon falls on the 10th-4th house axis; public vs private, one parent vs the other parent, work vs home etc.

    The lunation chart has all the planets on the Eastern side of the chart (which in astrology corresponds to the left-hand side) all enclosed by the nodal axis. Eastern chart emphasis hints at leadership and being in charge of one’s own destiny. Again, a lunation chart with a heavy emphasis on the Earth/Air elements and with no Fire and only Neptune in the Water signs. Planning ahead in practical way. The Cardinal/Fixed emphasis (all planets except Neptune in a Mutable sign) suggest going forward in very set and stubborn way.

    All the planets are paired up in this lunation chart.

    Moon and Sun are conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – authoritarian power and control – perhaps too much of it. Especially so since the Moon is OOB, exaggerating Moon qualities, in this case in the sign of Capricorn which smacks of law and (enforced – Pluto) order to me.

    Saturn (dispositor of this lunation), Jupiter and Mercury are all conjoined in Aquarius and square Mars conjunct to an almost stationary direct Uranus in Taurus. Old rules (Saturn) need to be keyed to the future (Jupiter) as concepts and ideas (Mercury) embrace a more social all-for-one and one-for-all attitude (Aquarius). These new ideas are hard (square) to put into being on a tangible, practical level (Taurus) as the energy needs time to get moving (Mars in Taurus) and when it does it’s sudden and life-changing (Uranus).

    Venus in Capricorn in a trine aspect to the Mars-Uranus conjunction may add a softer more enthusiastic note to the upheaval.

    Neptune is still square the Gemini-Sagittarius nodal axis. We find it challenging (square) to discern (Neptune) the veracity of old doctrines (SN Sagittarius) against new ideas and concepts (NN Gemini) and this adds a new level of uncertainty to present day living.

    According to the late Alice Bailey, a renowned English astrologer, (16th June 1880 –15th December 1949) the sign of Capricorn is represented by three stages and images: the more instinctual phase of development is represented by the crocodile, followed by a more mature phase envisaged by the mountain goat and finally the unicorn whose single horn represents the unified vision of the third eye.

    On a more modern note, author Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” describes this as the “Forgotten one’s Moon”. Likening this New Moon to the child who no-one notices. On this New Moon he posits that we should remember our early experiences of being “left out” and the feelings and fantasies that we used to carry around with us during that painful period. We now have the opportunity to re-examine those ambitions of ours that may have been stunted or set aside because of this early trauma. Therefore, according to him, this is an excellent time to sort out those areas in our life where we lose our power and what steps we might be able to take to change our status here.

    The Sabian symbol for 24° Capricorn: “A woman entering a convent.” Indicating total commitment to a transcendent goal.

    For the antiscion at 7° Sagittarius: “Cupid knocks at the door of a human heart.” Indicating a stirring-up of individual longings for romantic love.

    “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” Mahatma Gandhi


    * https://www.moontracks.com/moon-declinations.html?fbclid=IwAR3Do7d5vWvpmjcYjxZP1FS9_LpLIR6FWkO1EDIPulkXEH7TVZejDLMMKeQ accessed 07/01/2021

    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 52-54, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 213, 243, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA