The first New Moon of the year occurs on 12-13 of January at 23 degrees and 13 minutes of Capricorn, where stability, cautious planning and structure come into focus. A New Moon in Capricorn is a good time for committing to personal goals, setting realistic and practical intentions while focusing on developing self-discipline.
At the time of this lunation, Mars, the planet of action and drive is already in the stable sign Taurus, slowing the energy down. As a result of that, it might take a while until we decide to make a move, waiting for the right moment, but ones we do we will see it through the end.
This New Moon is conjunct (closely aligned) the transformational planet Pluto, making our feelings more obsessive and profound. Any events in our lives that occur around this time may allow us to learn more about our real feelings regarding another person or a situation. Also, relations with others could be unusually intense at this time, leading to deep emotional experiences.
The Moon sextile mystical planet Neptune, make us more sensitive towards other people’s moods. If you are a rather sensitive type, negative people could make you feel drained quickly. For that reason, it is a good time for being surrounded by individuals who make us feel good. A feeling of great compassion towards others is also possible, making it a good time for doing some volunteering or charity work.
Saturn, the Moon’s dispositor is in the sign of Aquarius, where the focus is on equality and fairness. With Mercury and Jupiter travelling through this humanitarian sign, there is a sense of heightened integrity in our choices and actions.
Whilst Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury square Mars and Uranus in Taurus, any plans or projects that we have, might get interrupted or challenged.
Fortunately, Venus trine Uranus alignment balanced these energies, stimulating our affections and bringing some excitement into our love life, whilst allowing us to reduce the level of tension caused by the challenging aspects formed at the time of this lunation.
With Uranus going direct on January 14th, we may experience both original and challenging experiences and events. Uranus is the planet of sudden, unforeseen circumstances and surprises, but its energies were repressed while in retrograde. Uranus moving away from its retrograde motion gives us collectively an opportunity to move toward a better future.
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