The Capricorn New Moon today presents the most powerful energy available to set your intentions and resolutions for the upcoming year. For laser-targeted guidance for your New Moon/New Year ritual, download the Moon Guides for your sun and rising signs!

OVERVIEW

At its best, Capricorn represents the area of our chart where we strive for material gain through the integration of spiritual principles, where we can have our own needs met (in terms of personal satisfaction, yes, but also in the form of a paycheck) while simultaneously meeting the needs of those in the larger community. The shadow side of this energy can manifest as at-any-cost ambition, greed and an unrelenting quest for domination.

The integration fundamental here is difficult work — but once executed, it provides a solid platform to stand on enabling you to manifest your vision in the world simply and easily and in right community.

You’ll find a deeper explication of the New Moon below. Want just the facts? Scroll to the bottom of this post for the must-know bullet-points. 
 

THE BIGGER PICTURE

In Sagittarius, the sign just previous to Capricorn, we see the goal at the top of the mountain, and begin the long journey toward attainment. We don’t make it without our faith, our belief, and our passionate conviction in the rightness of our path, so the place we begin is in the mind. Once we’ve concretized our sense of purpose, we move into Capricorn territory where we begin the challenging task of actual ascent toward ultimately manifesting our own unique contribution to the whole. 
 

THE VITAL DETAILS

The chart for this New Moon features Mercury in close conjunction with the Sun, an aspect that offers us some much-needed clarity — our just reward for the deep introspection of the last week and a half of Mercury retrograde. We have the opportunity now to uncover major insights into the future of our life path. Where are the fissures, the energy leaks, the expired patterns that no longer serve us in the pursuit of our ambitions? This aspect asks us to be accountable for our choices, and more intentional in our actions.

Another prominent feature in today’s New Moon chart is both the Sun and Moon in close proximity to Pluto. With these planets activated, the potential for re-birth is enormously powerful. Our inclination is to tear down structures that no longer serve us and take giant leaps forward in manifesting ones that do. 

On a personal level, this is about self-revolution. Structural re-vision.

What is vital, what is life-giving enough that you will bear the true grit and work to bring that intention into being over the next 12 months? That’s where you need to focus in order to form your intentions this week.
 

IN A NUTSHELL

  • Re-evaluate priorities and goals. Use this opportunity to trim the fat from past intentions and focus on manifesting the few that pass muster.

  • Sun conjunct Mercury offers a moment of clarity through which we can take note of our perceptions, and cancel out ideas and beliefs that do not belong to us or don't serve our higher goals.

  • Pluto involved here signals the potential for radical transformation and re-birth.  

  • Ask yourself: What is your true work? And how will you manifest that work in the world in a way that also provides for others?

     

THIS IS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY OF THE YEAR TO SET INTENTIONS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD. TO HELP YOU GET FOCUSED, THE RETROGRADE PROJECT IS NOW 20% OFF THROUGH 12/31!