We’re now a fortnight into the New Year, but from a geocosmic standpoint, we’re still cleaning-up old business left from the solar-lunar cycle which began just before the Winter Solstice, a cycle marked by Mercury retrograde. We’re now moving through the final days of this cycle, confident that we’re consolidating the stuff that works for us and eliminating that which does not ahead of Tuesday’s New Moon in Capricorn.
In many ways, we could look at the New Moon as the real starting-gun of 2018 with little getting in the way of our individual resolve and determination. Capricorn is a productive and ambitious earth sign; down-to-earth and even more practical than its elemental cousins, Taurus and Virgo. Capricorn and its ruler, Saturn are symbolic of the crystallization/materialization of the liquid light of consciousness that pours unseen through the Universe; the place where thoughts become things and our ambitions fuse with the imagination to become realities.
The Capricorn New Moon will become exact on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9:17 p.m. (Eastern Time) in that late degrees of Capricorn (26Cap54), a location which suggests patience and perseverance in the face of delays and obstacles. Another contact embedded within the chart of this New Moon points to the ability to see past superficial features into the heart of the matter while making the most of opportunities presented (Jupiter sextile Pluto).
If you decide to use this New Moon in Capricorn to get a solid start on a project, plan or initiative; there’s a potent Cazimi Window open in the hour surrounding the exact time of the New Moon when the Moon is precisely aligned with the Sun (8:47-9:47 p.m., Eastern Time). It would be within this hour that our desires and designs take shape and begin to unfold according to our plan of action. If you’re unable to make use of the Cazimi Window, it would then be best to wait until the Moon exits the solar combustion zone on Thursday
Lunar Gardening Report
Considering the Moon remains in its darkened, Balsamic Phase ahead of Tuesday’s New Moon, there is little or no energy for growing anything. Following the New Moon, the Moon will occupy agriculturally-sterile Aquarius until late afternoon Friday when it enters Pisces, a prime lunar placement for planting and feeding conditions through the weekend.
Daily Forecast (For all signs)
(Times are Eastern Standard/-0050UTC)
Sunday, Jan. 14: The Sagittarius Moon continues to keep a lighter, more optimistic tone to whatever is going on this weekend, at least until the Moon slips over the cusp into Capricorn mid afternoon and things get serious. A continuing sense of restlessness and dissatisfaction predominates with sudden breaks and unexpected turns catching some people completely off-guard (Sun square Uranus). A case of the blues is quite possible this evening, with duties and responsibilities impressing themselves on our conscience; this would be a good time to write stuff down so it doesn’t follow you to bed.
Monday, Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Day. The Moon continues to move through no-nonsense Capricorn, placing a continued emphasis on cautious, conservative approaches and taking a stand. Most of the day is dominated by a contact that’s ideal for volunteer work or any kind of activity that involves a selfless or compassionate action (Sun sextile Neptune). Personal improvement also gets a big boost today, and for those of you waffling on resolutions, a signal to put your shoulder to the wheel and make stuff happen (Jupiter sextile Pluto). Collectively speaking, this might signal an important political development.
Tuesday, Jan. 16: A string of lunar alignments show the potential for breakthroughs in the late afternoon hours, but perhaps not the kind you would expect. This all leads to tonight’s main event: the Capricorn New Moon, becoming exact at 9:17 pm in the late degrees of Capricorn (26Cap54), opening a new cycle focused on goals, ambitions and tangible results over the course of the coming month. The Cazimi Window for new beginnings will be open during the hour surrounding the New Moon (8:47-9:47pm), but after that, it would be best to wait until Thursday to make your move.
Wednesday, Jan. 17: With the Moon now in Aquarius, the focus is placed on individual actions and how they impact the collective as well as lending greater objectivity. Potentially disruptive elements are indicated later today with even the best intentions going awry, making this a good day to take it out of autopilot (Mars quincunx Uranus). After having spent the past month in Capricorn, Venus crosses into Aquarius where she’ll show a slightly more aloof and emotionally-detached attitude for the next three weeks. New business and important initiatives should wait until tomorrow when the New Moon takes-on a sliver of light.
Thursday, Jan. 18: Today appears ideal for getting into a physical fitness routine or any action that improves your health and well-being (Mars trine Chiron). There could also be an over-extension or an overdose of something that might even appear to be good on the surface; but just because a little bit of something is good for you doesn’t mean a lot more of it is better. If you have pressing business you need to complete before the weekend, keep in mind that the Aquarius Moon will be void-of-course (VOC) for most of the day tomorrow in addition to the fact that the Moon is now out of the Sun’s “combustion zone” following Wednesday’s New Moon. It’s time to pull the trigger.
Friday, Jan. 19: Watch you don’t get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning when the Moon in Aquarius messes with Mars before going VOC at 7:00 am, remaining void until the Moon crosses over into Pisces at 3:30 pm. The imagination is very active tonight, ideal for reading, writing, movies, music or other forms of light entertainment (Mercury sextile Neptune). After having made its way through Capricorn since the Winter Solstice, the Sun crosses into Aquarius where it brings a desire for greater social participation as well as lending itself to innovations and eccentricities. Happy Birthday, Aquarians!
Saturday, Jan. 20: On the face of it, today appears to be a more laid-back, dreamy day than we’ve seen in some time; excellent for movies, baths or total immersion in a good book, particularly during the late afternoon. Tonight is good for extended conversations and the sharing of thoughts and ideas over just about anything although this probably isn’t the best time to make commitments.
Copyright 2018 Gary Paul Glynn