The first New Moon of 2021 falls in the sign of Capricorn on January 12-13th (depending on your timezone).
This New Moon falls at 23 degrees of Capricorn, which all through 2020, was a sensitive degree in our cosmic skies. It was at this very degree in January of 2020, that Saturn and Pluto aligned, and the stirrings of what was to come for the year ahead kicked into gear.
If only we knew then, what we know now.
The New Moon arriving at this 23rd degree of Capricorn may remind us of the journey we have traveled since January 2020, and stir memories back to this time last year. How much we have all grown. How much our lives have changed.
We experienced so many rare astrological alignments last year, and while 2021 is quieter in comparison, we are still integrating all of these energies.
This January New Moon will be one of our first major integration points. It may stir up the past, but it may also guide us to reflect and to think about how far we have come over the last 12 months.
As it reactivates this sensitive degree in our cosmic skies, we may feel guided to think about how we have matured, and how facing the challenges of the last 12 months have changed who we are and our priorities moving forward.
How have your priorities shifted? How has your life taken on new meaning?
While New Moons are always a good time to set intentions, it seems like we are being asked to set intentions from a new place of knowing. Rather than falling back into the old ways, we are being asked to think about who we want to be moving forward.
No going back. Only forward movement.
A Capricorn New Moon is always a grounding influence and a good time to reconnect with the Earth, our ancestors, and our roots. We are going to have to keep these gifts in mind as there are some volatile energies surrounding this New Moon that could knock us off balance.
The cosmic weather indicates a chance of upheaval, shock, and restlessness. It seems there may be a push-pull dynamic or some opposing forces that create a feeling of division.
This volatile energy is triggered in part by the dwarf planet Eris, the Goddess of Discord and Strife, which will be in a tense square or 90 degrees angle, to this New Moon.
Uranus, Mars, and Black Moon Lilith will also be active at this time, further pushing this idea of some shocking news or surprising change. We may even notice Mother Earth speaking up by way of some strong weather patterns.
A few days after this New Moon on January 14, Uranus, the planet of awakening, will also turn direct, further enhancing its energetic effects and revealing the true colors of something that was stirring for us back in August 2020, when it first went retrograde.
No matter what challenges come our way, just like the Capricorn Seagoat has the talent and skill to climb to the tallest mountain and swim to the deepest depths of the ocean, we too have the ability to overcome any hurdles that are sent our way.
You are strong enough to handle whatever comes your way.
While there are many layers to this January New Moon, let’s not forget that New Moons also signal new beginnings and the start of a new cycle.
They remind us that there are always opportunities to start new things or to try again, especially if something didn’t quite go according to plan the first time around.
The January New Moon also offers rays of motivation that will inspire and fuel us to tackle any challenging tasks that need to be completed. We may also notice a sudden burst of confidence and clarity, allowing us to make difficult decisions.
There is cosmic support on offer, so know you are not alone under this dark New Moon sky.
Under the first New Moon of the year, as you are climbing your own mountain or perhaps swimming in your own ocean, take a moment to marvel at the journey you have traveled.
Honor just how much you have grown and matured, and how your priorities have shifted for the better.
2020 was not a wasted year. It was a year to wake-up, to realign our values, and to view things in a new way. Use all that you have learnt and apply it to whatever seeds of intention you plant on this New Moon night.