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Capricorn New Moon, New Year, New Start

For hundreds of years, perhaps since the beginning of Creation,

a piece of the world has been waiting for your soul

to purify and repair it. And your soul, from the time

it was first emanated and conceived, waited above

to descend to this world and carry out that mission.

And your footsteps were guided to reach that place.

And you are there now.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

The New Moon on January 2 at 12 Capricorn inspires us to step up to the plate, claim our inner authority, our sovereignty, and stride toward a great work we have been preparing to initiate or re-invigorate.

Resolve and Resolution

The New Moon supports setting a bold goal and backing it up with the conviction to bring the necessary discipline and commitment to realizing it. The energetic is not unlike a New Year’s Resolution. The Moon was dark on New Year’s day, so not the optimal day for making a resolution. But January 2, after 1:33 pm EST and for the next 24 hours, it serves us to take a moment and write down what the great work of 2022 will be and our intention around that. In the coming weeks, the growing light of the Moon and the current Retrogrades of Venus and Mercury will guide us to the conversations, the research, the formulation/re-evaluation of the plan, and to laying the cornerstones of what is ready to rise up.

For guidance on the nature of this work, we can look to what House 12 degrees Capricorn falls in our natal chart. The activities of that House direct us to the area of life where we can experience momentum, change, and growth in our life this year.

We can also take cues from the key astrological dynamics of the year in shaping our resolution

  • A movement towards simplifying our lives with an eye to sustainability – North Node in Taurus

  • Actively seeking spiritual alignment and enrichment – Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces

  • Letting go of secrets and breaking down life structures that are inhibiting growth so we can better live in integrity with our values and who we say we are – Pluto in Capricorn

  • Formulating a clear vision of who we want to become that inspires us to disentangle from ways of living that are familiar and habitual, but inhibit vitality and joy. Acknowledging that we have outgrown certain ways of living, we open to want wants to break through into our consciousness and life – Saturn square Uranus

Capricorn is Cardinal Earth

In a cardinal sign, the Capricorn New Moon ignites our determination to begin something, take initiative and set a plan in motion. Our ambition is stirred. There is something we are to achieve and give shape to this year and this New Moon is the moment this year's great endeavor is launched.

In an earth sign, the Capricorn New Moon has us feeling serious and pragmatic in relation to what we want to build over the long-term. We have the focus necessary to define or further define the structures, plans, routines, and agreements that will support the work. We are inclined to commit to disciplined and sustained engagement with the tasks ahead.

With the New Moon in Cardinal Earth, we assume the authorship of our life and not look for someone or something outside ourselves to change, to fulfill our dreams, or to grant us the empowerment we seek.

When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future,

my answer is always the same:

If you look at the science about what is happening on earth

and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand data.

But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth

and the lives of people, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse.

What I see everywhere in the world

are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and

incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice,

and beauty to this world.

Paul Hawken

The Shape and Structure of our Life is Ready for a Change

Earth New Moon Trine Uranus in Earth

Uranus gives us boost to start a new venture. It's presence reminds us that isn't about having all the answers, but stepping in the right direction and letting ourselves be buoyed by what comes into inform, gift, shape and lift us forward. There can be sudden changes in our thinking or in opportunities that arise. There may be a surprising shift in how we view something, finding that we can suddenly see something clearly that was previously hidden or obscured.

Staying within our comfort zone does not feel as comfortable as answering the call of adventure and experimentation. It is a beneficial time to make a new friend or open to a new form of technology that could support us in the work we are about. New business ventures are favored. Because of the current Venus Retrograde, it is also prudent to not be impulsive, rash or make a sudden decision out of some misguided sense of urgency. Risks are favored if they are coupled with a process of due diligence that lead to an informed decision.