New Moons are all about new beginnings. The New Moon represents the start of a new lunar cycle and occurs approximately every 29 days. When there is a new moon, the Earth, Moon, and the Sun are positioned in a line. We can’t see a new moon in the sky because during this time, the Moon sits between the Earth and the Sun, with the sun shining on the side of the moon that we cannot see. This is the time to direct our thoughts and emotions towards what our soul craves.
New Moon in Capricorn 26 degrees on January 16th @ 9:17PM EST: This New Moon is deeply rooted in reality as six planets, the Moon, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto, are all in earthy Capricorn. Utilize this grounding energy from Capricorn to form foundations and focused intentions in your world. Look to the areas in your birth chart that contain these planets to fine tune your focus. You can pull a quick birth chart for free on astro.com or book a session with me to dive deeper into interpretation.
Be ambitious and design goals that far exceed your expectations and know that you have the ability to achieve them. Renew the commitment to yourself and your intentions. Release any limiting beliefs and shoot for the “New” Moon!
Think of this time as a resolution revolution!
Planetary Aspects during this New Moon:
Exact Conjunction between the Sun and the Moon in Capricorn- The Sun brings emotions (Moon) to the surface in order to achieve balance and to bring about a new perspective to your personal and professional goals. This conjunction in Capricorn creates structured energy to further define your ambitions and to give you confidence in achieving them.
Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: This represents a time of emotional intensity (Moon), typically tied to something from the past (Pluto). Don’t let these emotions overwhelm you. Instead, use this energy to push you towards your new goals/intentions. Your intuition will be heightened during this time, so follow that!
Moon conjunct Venus in Capricorn: This aspect creates warm and friendly energy to help bring peace and harmony to your life. It can increase your artistic or creative expression (Venus) in a very structured Capricorn way. This is a time to be social and open to new social circles and experiences. Because Saturn (Capricorn’s ruler) is involved, don't overindulge in any one thing.
Saturn conjunct Mercury: This aspect brings focused energy (Saturn) into the unconscious mind (Mercury), which means increased critical thinking, organization, concentration, and directness of speech. Watch out for going too deep into the mind or for negative thought patterns. The key is to stay positive and apply this energy to achieving your tasks, goals, etc.
Moon square Uranus: This aspect can bring about sudden unpredictable (Uranus) emotional moods (Moon). This is due to the need for extra stimulation and excitement for the new! No old routines here. Harness this energy to pursue new goals and endeavors, that are practical of course (Hello, Capricorn).
We can harness the energy of the New Moon to manifest our intentions and make our desires come true by creating a New Moon ritual aligned with the planetary energies mentioned above.
Start with a yoga sequence to calm the mind and prepare the body for your ritual.
New Moon in Capricorn Yoga Sequence: Time to use all this earthy grounding energy to build our foundations and open our hearts. This sequence is meant for all levels and feel free to modify according to your body’s needs. Listen to your body and do what feels best for you. For detailed pose descriptions and illustrations, please visit Yoga Journal.
Easy Pose (Sukhasana) → Mountain Pose (Tadasana) → Sun Salutation A (Surya Namaskara A) x 3 → Sun Salutation B ( Surya Namaskar B) X 3 → Mountain Pose (Tadasana) → Upward Salute Side Bend/Half Moon ground into your LEFT foot (Urdhva Hastasana) → Goddess Squat (Utkata Konasana) → Star Pose → Extended Triangle Pose on LEFT side (Utthita Trikonasana) → Pyramid Pose (Parsvottanasana) → Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) → Garland Pose (Malasana) → Low Lunge ground into RIGHT side (Anjaneyasana)→ Pyramid Pose (Parsvottanasana) → Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana) → Star Pose → Goddess Squat (Utkata Konasana) → Upward Salute Side Bend/Half Moon ground into RIGHT side (Urdhva Hastasana) → Mountain Pose (Tadasana) → Repeat X 2 → Childs pose → Locust Pose (Salabhasana) x 3 → Supported Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) x 3 → Knee to Nose Pose (Apanasana) → Reclined Twist on both sides (Supta Parivartanasana) → Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana) → Savasana
Crystals for this New Moon in Capricorn: I recommend carrying with you these or placing them around your home.
Fluorite- is a “psychic vacuum cleaner” as it aids in clearing your environment and mind from cluttered thoughts and negative energy. This will allow you to maintain focus and positivity when setting your New Moon intentions.
Garnet (Grossular)- is an excellent natural grounder of abundant manifestation. This makes a great tool for bringing your vision into reality. It helps create an eager confidence, a motivation to get down to business and make things happen.
Malachite- is one of the most important stones for protection from negative energies. It is also a powerful ally for those who are trapped in waiting for their reality to change. It can assist you in perceiving the cracks in the walls that blocks your progress, so you can utilize your will to break through limitations, barriers, and apathy. It stimulates your passion for life and creating.
Onyx- is a stone stone of inner strength. It enhances your endurance and persistence, enabling you to carry out even difficult tasks through to completion. It also increases your ability to maintain focus, control, and direct your will to bring about a considerable increase in your personal power.
Your New Moon in Capricorn ritual:
Create a sacred space. Find a quiet place to sit, declutter and clean, place your crystals around you in whatever pattern feels good to you.
Clear yourself, your crystals, and your space using sage or palo santo.
Start off by saying the following affirmation out loud: “I harness this New Moon in Capricorn energy to develop heart-centered and focused intentions to manifest the best year ever!”
Take a few deep breaths, center yourself and then begin to write on a piece of paper what you wish to manifest in your life. Write down your focused desires and intentions.
When you have finished your list, sign and date the page.
Read your intentions out loud. With each intention that you speak, start with “I intend to..” and end your sentence saying "This or more".
Sit in silence for a moment. You may want to journal as you sit, allowing inspiration to spark.
Then place your intentions somewhere where you can access them to read when you need a reminder! I like to place them under my crystals on my nightstand to read every morning when I wake up.
Happy Manifesting :)
Looking to go further with your New Moon intentions? Book a session with me to discover your soul signature and find out exactly how these energies are at play in your life!
Light and Love,
Ashley Tracey, MS RYT
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