• New Moon in CapricornNEW MOON IN CAPRICORN

    How long must we cling to the past?

    The New Moon at 01°32’ Capricorn (antiscion 28°28’ Sagittarius) is the 2nd of a series of 4 on this degree of the relative consecutive signs.

    With the New Moon making part of a five-planet stellium in Capricorn (Moon, Sun, Venus, Mercury and Pluto) and Uranus R and North Node both in a trine aspect to Venus and Mercury, this New Moon has definitely got an Earthy feeling to it. Cardinal energy is also the most prominent, forging ahead yet keeping doggedly to the rules and whatever they may represent seems to be the theme for now if Uranus doesn’t mix up the cards.

    Saturn, the dispositor of this New Moon is in its own sign of Aquarius and separating from the long-standing square to Uranus R in Taurus. Nevertheless, something totally out of the blue and unexpected could still happen to our rigid structures and thought processes and with the Moon very OOB in the Southern hemisphere (27°18’) tidal events and earthquakes may still be very in the news.

    The New Moon is separating from a tight square to Jupiter, newly arrived in Aries – a long term vision (possibly obtained through brute force) is at odds with the short-term goal. We can either follow outdated rules (Saturn//South Node and c//UranusR) or rush in like a bull in a china shop to change the status quo, the end results will probably be the same but the effects along the way that apparently come from nowhere (square aspect) may be devastating.

    There are three planets OOB; Moon, Venus (just) and a singleton Mars which has no aspects to other planets in the lunation chart and is also retrograde. No-one to play with and a seething mental mess, the tail planet of the locomotive pattern with Moon leading in this chart, the Moon sets the pace and seems emotionally on top of things, Mars completes the action in a scheming, aggressive way. Sun, Mercury and Pluto are all parallel and point to a joint effort to control or sway with words.

    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 the New Moon at 2° Capricorn “Three rose windows in a Gothic church, one damaged by war.” Indicating the necessary realisation by any individual making a violent use of collective power that it will lead to inevitable destruction of some of the values ensuring group integration.

    For the antiscion at 29° Sagittarius: “A fat boy mowing the lawn of his house on an elegant suburban street.” Indicating the need to attend to everyday tasks which both ensure social worth or respectability and benefit one’s constitution.

    “What is the biggest tragedy you wouldn’t be conscious of? Letting life pass you by. Living like a starfish, clinging to your one unchanging colourless rock.” – Julia Glass



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 225-232, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 227, 230, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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