At 5:28 pm PST today begins a new lunation cycle in the sign Capricorn, which is an auspicious time to set intentions towards getting our New Year’s resolution off the ground, if we haven’t done so already, as well as toward achieving our ambitions, working on our goals, organizing and structuring our life, accomplishing tasks and responsibilities, setting boundaries and rules, focusing on our career and professional life, taking charge and strengthening our backbone and sense of authority.
The Capricorn New Moon is also a Partial Solar Eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon, the Earth and the Sun align with the Moon’s nodal axis and the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth’s view of the Sun. During a partial Solar Eclipse the area of the Earth, which falls within the penumbra of the Moon, where the Sun is partly covered and its light dimmed to varying degrees, sees how the “Moon is taking a bite out of the Sun”. The phenomena of this transition is so palpable to our senses that it transcends the boundaries of space and time as fate seems to unravel right in front of our eyes and the pace of events accelerates.
Things that have been eclipsed in the area of our life, represented by the house in our natal chart, where the Eclipse has an impact, now have a chance to be brought into the light of conscious awareness, triggering individual and collective transitions, marked by endings and new beginnings. An Eclipse is a pattern-setting event with duration for up to half a year and longer. Eclipses belong furthermore to a larger pattern; each Eclipse is a member of a family and each family has specific characteristics.
The current Solar Eclipse is a member of the Saros Series 2 South, which means the Solar Eclipse is conjunct the South Node of the Moon, a point of extraction that is triggering the release and filtering of accumulated energies. This Saros Series was the last time around on December 25, 2000. What was happening in your life then and how could this relate to events unfolding now? A personalized reading can help you understand the patterns playing out in your life and provides guidance.
The hallmark of this particular Saros Series is that the nodal axis is on the midpoint of Mercury/Jupiter; Jupiter is on the Pluto/Node midpoint; Mercury is on the New Moon/Venus midpoint and Neptune is on the Uranus/Pluto midpoint, for which Bernadette Brady gives the following interpretation:
“This eclipse is concerned with unusual groups and the individual’s involvement with those groups. This could be the time when the individual notices or suddenly desires to find a particular group whose concerns would be with healing, the arts or the love of humanity. The individual will feel that through involvement with such a group he or she will gain a great deal.”
(Bernadette Brady, “Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark”, Appendices, Pages 310-311)
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 15:25 Capricorn states:
“School grounds filled with boys and girls in gymnasium suits. Keynote: The need for physical activity and play, especially in adolescence – EXERCISE.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 239)
The common theme here is to join a group through which we can express our individuality and at the same time further our knowledge or education and this could be to our advantage.
Retrograde Eris in Aries, Pallas in Libra and Ceres in Scorpio are connected in a lesser asymmetrical triangle configuration that brings new angles to a situation, where adjustments need to be made. Parties or groups of people will either confront individuals with conflicting mindsets (regarding their selfishness, mindlessness or carelessness) or integrate them in their network and mutually empower each other, depending on the character and attitude of the person (Eris symbolizes our ‘state of mind’). This could lead to a breakdown or a breakthrough. Venus in Scorpio forms a trine to Chiron in Pisces and a quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Aries, which is indicative of the successful bridging of an issue that was a long-standing source of wounding through value and priority adjustments and reform that was long overdue.
With this South Node Eclipse being wedged between Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, there is a sense of heaviness, stark realism and accountability. Charges could be brought forward in cases where power was abused; checks, rules and regulations could be put in place to curtail such abuses and some people could fall from power or be removed from their positions. Institutions could be shut down or undergoing an overhaul. People mean business, influence is being demonstrated and affairs are being brought into order. There will be disclosure of sealed or hidden ‘histories’. As Mercury is now transiting through Capricorn as well, conversations are rather serious and the tone quite somber as well as based on reality.
Tarot card of the day is “The World”, which signifies the end of a cycle or matter and the final and successful completion of any issue at hand. What goes around comes around. We reached our destination and are ready to proceed with the next step.