Artwork- Emily Kell
New Moon is January 12th/13th 9pmPT/12amET
The First New Moon of 2021 lies at 24’ Capricorn aligned very closely with Lord of Transformation, Pluto. This is the fertile void of seeds cast for this entire year, and asks of us to dig into our depths if we want to rise to the highest heights. If we are tired of the status quo and wish to challenge it the stars say “heck yeah”, and make sure the vision that you hold is aligned with truth, beauty and love. Most of all, make sure that you are ready to accept the challenge of looking at and evolving yourself along with it so you can raise the collective frequency and attract others who are doing the same, since this is how the Quantum laws are activating in this New Age.
Whenever we speak of the Capricorn mysteries, we speak of the striving for excellence, for the peak of the mountain, for the highest level of integrity and wisdom we can stand. We also must remember the watery depths from which this half sea dragon originates, in the softness of the opposite sign of Cancer which sings of tenderness, understanding and nurturing. Both signs are about security, and interestingly The Sabian Symbol for the 24th degree of Capricorn is about the transcendent security of spiritual striving.
The very nature of spiritual practice is paradoxical. We cultivate discipline only that we may attain freedom, if we want to transcend our emotions, we must first dive into their deep waters, if we want to keep something, we must also be ready to let it go.
The Capricorn myths display this through the symbolism of the serpent (pure, raw, unrefined life force energy) being cultivated by the goats climbing the mountain to attain spiritual enlightenment and share it with the world. Saturn, ruler of Capricorn also rules the spine, a 33-step ladder to spiritual awakening through which we channel our kundalini energy, or upon which the serpent climbs.
The Capricorn mysteries therefore are about the wisdom achieved by channeling our pure, spiritual life force energy through the structures created by this dimensional, material realm. In ancient art and myth, the Capricorn and the goat are often depicted with the tree of life, or the world tree, which bridges the three dimensions and another symbol of climbing and the nature of truth. We are being asked to reawaken to the power held within these mystery teachings. That through our spiritual discipline, we achieve freedom. Once this is achieved, we bear the fruits of civilization, or at this time, a new civilization.
Being as the sign of Capricorn is undergoing great transformation at this time, it is of value to look to where we can rewrite this story once again. Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorn is in the sign of Aquarius, saying it is time to evolve this archetype forward. Let us reclaim once more the innovative, progressive and freedom oriented nature of the powerful discipline and self-mastery this sign carries. Let us look at where it has become distorted as control structures, government and law without heart and universal truth. If we climb the latter of matter with life force devoid of love and values of the heart, then what are we really gaining?
Capricorn is activated when we activate our inner wisdom. When we rise to the occasion and put ourselves aside for the greater good, in service to the collective. It is where we share the gifts we have acquired along our journey with the gentle firmness of a grandmother. It is the unshakable knowing of self wrought of deep introspection and committed action towards a goal. It is the honoring of our watery depths and our tenacity to keep climbing.
Perhaps most importantly, we are being asked to rewrite our story of self-mastery to include our humanness as well as our higher selves. To take back the power of remembering our watery depths along with our sights set for new heights. To honor our heart and our mind, our emotions and thoughts so that as we seek to achieve, we do so with wholeness.
Have we made some peace around the challenges we are facing as a species with both spiritual and practical understanding? We are graduating out of an age where it was ok to blame such events as terrible acts of God or as some inevitable consequence based on scientific statistics. From the failures and successes of both systems, the new vision is being born. The Astrology asks for one with more heart, beauty and personal power at this time. May we embrace inspiration even this challenging time to continue to strive for higher ways of living in this beautiful world.
This Lunation and the astrology for all of 2021 screams for evolution, innovation and progress while simultaneously dropping into our bodies, humanness and pleasure where we can. It begs that we not become complacent to the status quo or the way things have been done in the past, or rather, we may as well start embracing it since this year is sure to shake it up more. It asks that we look deep within to see where we have become emotionally stuck and stagnant, rigid of mind or routine and revolutionize that sh88. The Full Moon in Leo in two weeks promises powerful manifestations in real time, let’s get really clear on what we want that to look like.
Why? Because in the darkest of moments, there is everything to gain. In the face of the greatest tragedies comes the most beautiful sunrise you will ever see. And so down and into our depth we must go if we want to grow. Dare to ask yourself questions like- where have I been wrong in my convictions? Is it ok for me to change? Is it ok not to conform? Is it ok to challenge the status quo? To challenge my own status quo? Is it ok to be optimistic? What is the power of holding vision that is true? Am I ready to step into this new age and be a contributing member of the future of creators and visionaries that will lead the way to something better?
Uranus stations direct two days after the New Moon and Mars is with him in square to Saturn, ruler of this New Moon. This means it’s time to get ready to rock and roll in this new Aquarian Age. Let’s get really ready to let go of the limiting beliefs that were keeping us stuck, to become like interstellar love-space beings care-taking this beautiful planet we call home who are truly ready to consider all available options for positive growth, change and balance.
Utilize this time to set goals and visions higher than ever before. Maybe some old stuff is coming up that you thought was long gone, this is the time to look at it and let it go where you can. Call in the tribe that will support you in it. Surrender into the shadow work that is calling for attention. Along this mountain goats climb, perhaps success and struggle are not mutually exclusive. But are each given meaning and purpose by the other.
May we embrace the moment before us with bright eyes and restored faith in human ingenuity and the miracle of the human spirit. May we embrace one another in our times of need. May we make it ok for all humans to have whatever experience they are having, while continuing to strive towards living as our highest selves. And may we heal and begin to vision what a true, whole and activated version of ourselves really looks like. Aim high loved ones, shoot for the stars, but keep your feet firmly rooted in the Earth.
Blessings and Stardust,