Astro-Notes on January 12, 2021 – Capricorn New Moon

The New Moon in Capricorn will transpire tonight at 9:00 pm PST in conjunction with Pluto, lord of the underworld and ruler over the process of death and rebirth. This means the new beginning associated with a New Moon or the seeds we plant at this time have the potential to be life-transforming, cathartic, and initiation-like. Stirring us at the necessary depth, this energy challenges us on a fundamental level, leading to a restructuring of our affairs or particular set of circumstances.  

Juno in Sagittarius forms a semi-square to the Capricorn New Moon and Eris in Aries is casting a square to it, indicating that a long-standing relationship situation has reached a critical point, where we need to break the silence, put things into perspective and take a position or stand in our aim for justice. In order to overcome the state of discord that keeps us deeply divided, we can’t tolerate the spread of lies, false claims, accusations, hatred and ignorance any longer. We have to understand what is at the source of it and then systematically root it out, starting with our own attitude and state of mind.

The squares from Venus in Capricorn to Chiron in Aries and Mars in Taurus to Saturn in Aquarius show that we feel the ‘fallout’ and the burden from all these problems we’re struggling with. It is time to come to our senses and stop hurting each other. The violence, the blaming and the fighting have to end. We can expect to see consequences for stubborn insistence on certain courses of actions, for breaking law and order or for resistance to new rules and restrictions that have been implemented. As Mercury in Aquarius is approaching a sextile to Juno in Sagittarius and Venus in Capricorn a trine to retro Uranus in Taurus, we’re being offered a chance to make a choice that can return rewards or result in acclaim and recognition in a relationship situation or put a positive spin on it.

A New Moon in the sign Capricorn is a good time to set our intentions on bringing forth our ambitions, accomplishing tasks and achieving goals, on displaying maturity and integrity, establishing structure, control and autonomy, on constructive parenting, managing, organizing and governing as well as on taking responsibility, earning respect, being accountable, capable, reliable and self-sufficient.  

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 23:13 Capricorn states:

“A woman entering a convent. Keynote: Total commitment to a transcendent goal – TRANSCENDENT SECURITY.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 243-244)

Implied is the consecration to an ideal by leaving the old or lower Self behind and renouncing attachment to an old way of life.

Tarot card of the day is “Strength”, suggesting that we draw upon our inner strength and the power of our spirit and will. With compassion and understanding can we handle the most difficult situation and also tame the beast within. We have the ability to be tolerant, forgiving and accepting and thus can gently influence our environment. Furthermore, we can be assured that we have enough endurance to see things through to their end and get a lot accomplished.

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