• new moonOn the 10th of January there will be a New Moon at 19°13’ in the sign of Capricorn, this is the fourth in a series of five New Moons in a row at 19° of the relative monthly sign. The series started on 13th October 2015 with the New Moon at 19° Libra and will end with the New Moon at 19° Aquarius on 8th February 2016. Capricorn is a Cardinal, Earth sign, so persons with planets or angles of the natal chart at 19° of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra will be particularly interested by this lunation.

    New Moons are notoriously the best moment to set fresh intentions for the month ahead.

    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.

    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 “Forgotton 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 20° Capricorn is “a hidden choir is singing during a religious service” indicating the fulfilment of our creativity through taking part in a group performance consecrated to the transcendent realization of unity.

    On its way to exactness with the Sun, the Moon will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn at 15° and then square Uranus in Aries at 16° thus triggering the on-going square between these two planets which is still only one degree past exactness.

    Let’s use this New Moon to re-evaluate our priorities and goals!!