NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN: The Summit of Self-Realization

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~

The New Moon  arrives at 15 degrees of Capricorn on Saturday, January 5 at 8:28 PM EST. 

It is the first New Moon of the New Year. As both events pertain to the birthing of profound beginnings, we are endowed with a deeper energetic potency in which to realize ourselves and the multitudes of dimensions that we have traversed thus far. Now, we embark upon a new phase of our soul’s journey. There may even be a sense of urgency. We are all longing for something. In the end, no matter what we may manifest, the ultimate longing is for that of one’s truest self.

It’s easy to get swept up and lost within the collective consciousness. We may feel ourselves flailing in the wind as world events unfold. Coupled with personal challenges within our own world, life becomes overwhelming. We strive to cope with the miasma of our times. And yet, we are doing much better than we may realize.

This New Moon in Capricorn is a partial Solar Eclipse. Eclipses bring an even deeper awareness of the dramatic changes in our lives that are inevitable. Capricorn is super grounded offering us an opportunity to catch our breath as we step off of the treadmill of our complicated existence. When we align with our own divine nature, we allow ourselves to step lightly into our experiences, allowing them to illuminate our lives. When we proceed lightly,we become en-lightened.

Capricorn The Sea-Goat is a cardinal feminine earth sign ruled by Saturn. The qualities of Capricorn include integrity, responsibility, loyalty, dutifulness, melancholy, tenacity, leadership, seriousness, aloneness, wisdom, and fortitude. Capricorn embraces the archetypes of The Wise Elder, The Builder, The Hermit, and The Father.

Capricorn The Sea-Goat has mastery over both the oceans and the mountains; water and earth; emotion and stability. Sometimes we find that we need our flippers and other times we need our trekking shoes. Capricorn vacillates between both terrains. However when this energy is assimilated, we can navigate both energetic realms as if they were one inherent of itself.

Each New Moon arrives with a cast of cohorts who embellish the energy of the cycle. This high powered New Moon includes the company of Sun, Moon, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto. All are in the sign of Capricorn. As Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, it figures as the most prominent  companion of the New Moon. Thus, as Saturn instructs, we are enriched by our willingness to climb mountains and swim oceans in order to arrive at a cherished goal or manner of being. We may recognize a tenacity unknown to us before. We have what it takes. We are both the student and the teacher.

When there is a strong profusion of one sign, we are gifted with the opportunity to embrace and more fully realize that sign within a specific region of our star charts. There is heightened desire and focused will to manifest that particular area of our lives with dedication, determination, and discipline. Paramount to this process is integrity.

Perhaps the greatest lesson that Capricorn offers is the ultimate significance of being who we truly are endowed with integrity and a willingness to seek higher ground.

During these next three days, while the climb may seem more arduous, know that there is a summit. Each summit, each shore, is but a stopping place in which to assimilate and integrate what we have striven so hard to achieve. There are more summits and shores to come. We are in a constant state of evolution. We peak within the process of becoming. Know, that there is no beginning and no end; there is only the ephemeral landing place. Once you have arrived, kiss the ground. For it is holding you.

Capricorn New Moon blessings upon you.

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung ~

“But above all, in order to be, never try to seem.”  ~ Albert Camus ~

“Being authentically you is an act of social justice.”  ~ Kierra C.T. Banks ~