Saturday, December 24, 2011

New Moon In Capricorn, Christmas Eve...

(Artist: David Palladini)

Today, December 24, 2011, marks the last New Moon of the year, with a New Moon in Capricorn.  The sign of Capricorn is a feminine earth sign, and this Moon is focused from a natural perspective, and a "ground"ed place.  We just saw the passing of the Winter Solstice here in the northern hemisphere a couple of days ago.  During this time of mid-winter, the landscape is one of serenity as nature takes a rest.  Things may appear in a complete state of dormancy, but there is a lot going on under the snow.  Under the dead and withered detritus released from flora.  Under it all, the and preparing for the arrival of Spring.

A God closely associated to Capricorn, is the God Pan.  Pan is the ruler of forests and mountains.  These natural realms can cause us to become calm and cause our minds to lose focus.  It is important to balance the sense of relaxation and calm with a focused mind so the way isn't lost. 

New Moons mark the time for new beginnings.  A time to look at things with a fresh perspective.  The current Moon and cycle is rife with positive energy.  This cycle is about aligning us with our sense of the goodness life has to offer.

This New Moon in Capricorn is close with Pluto in Capricorn.  It symbolizes deeper expression and feeling.  Tap into and pull from the love and happiness you have from within, and wash away any negativity that  may be trying to harsh your mellow.

A Trine from Jupiter in Taurus has been in effect, and still is.  There is a tremendous boost of goodness and positive energy.  Taurus is all about laying an organized foundation, forming solid plans before moving forward on something.  Capricorn is all about this, as well.  There is going to be an extra boost from this Trine on Christmas Day as stations will go direct.  During this period, it is not advisable to jump into a new situation too quickly as you could end up having to jump out just as quickly.  Take a moment to assess things to make sure expending the energy is worth it.

We can attract the important things to us.  The things we need.  Not the things we want.  Regardless of any anxiety we may be experiencing over 'what will happen next', our needs will be met.  We should take some time to strengthen our individual base structures, both external and internal.  With effort, anything is possible.  By boosting our positive healing energy, we can overcome doubts and bring hope into the equation.  Out there in the outside world, more often than not we measure individual success by level of prestige and money.  With the New Moon in Capricorn being connected to Uranus in Aries, now is the time to be inventive.  Think outside of the box rather than bending to the status quo.

There are two Semi-Sextiles.  1) The Sun/Moon in Capricorn will be in Semi-Sextile to Venus in Aquarius.  2) Mercury in Sagittarius will be in Semi-Sextile to Pluto in Capricorn.  This all favors strongly in the relationship department. Aquarius expresses its preference to approach a relationship in an open and even experimental way, whereas Capricorn prefers things to move slowly. Trying to find a happy medium between the two is advisable.

There is quite a bit going on here.  Pluto getting a brushing touch from Mercury can indicate the presence of obsession.  Sagittarius is partial to being right, and Capricorn can overstep pushing things too far.  During the holiday season, put the brakes on if feeling the need to be right.  Work on your listening skills.  It will most likely save you from a difficult and uncomfortable situation.

New Moons are full of possibility.  Relax and breathe it in.  Move forward in a slower calm manner, and enjoy time with friends and family.  This is not a time for big changes.

Trine:     An aspect of easy energy.  It creates an ease in life, enhances natural talents or abilities, and is an  enjoyable area of life.  Trines are generally positive.

Semi-Sextile:     A 30 degree Aspect.  A helpful Aspect, but not enough to considered an enhancement.

Aspect:     Planets within specific degrees of each other that create beneficial or negative attitudes, habits and energy.

Station:     The point in the orbit of a planet when it becomes either retrograde or direct; so termed because it remains stationary there for a few days before it changes it's course.

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