It’s the first New Moon of the year and waves of fresh inspiration will be coursing through the cosmic skies, inspiring us to get excited about the year ahead.
If you are still feeling lethargic or sluggish from the wrap-up of 2023, breathe in this New Moon energy, which peaks on January 11. Allow it to lift your spirits, boost your motivation, and remind you that it’s time to begin again.
The Capricorn New Moon on January 11 is the first New Moon of the year, and while this New Moon is ripe with fresh new energy, there is also the energy of endings attached to it too, thanks to Pluto, which is hovering at the powerful 29th degree of Capricorn.
Pluto will dip in and out of Capricorn until November 2024, when it will finally leave for good, but this is the last Capricorn New Moon where Pluto will be close, bringing a sense of closure and endings to this journey.
Pluto first entered Capricorn back in 2008, making it hard to remember life any other way! We have all grown so used to Pluto in Capricorn that we may find it a little more challenging to discern the lessons this vibration has been teaching us.
In Capricorn, Pluto has been guiding us to recognize what makes us feel stable and secure. It has been working on the deepest layers of our soul, helping us to transform and recognize our own power.
Pluto is considered the Lord of the Underworld, and while it has journeyed through Capricorn, we all would have been confronted with something from our own underworld. Something would have died, and in its place, something else reborn.
Pluto is our reminder that nothing lasts forever and that all things must eventually fade. But with every fading, with every falling away, something new is reborn.
As this is the last Capricorn New Moon with Pluto in Capricorn, it seems fitting that there is some rebirth that follows this transformation we have been moving through all these years. It seems fitting that perhaps the final layers are being shed, and we are now able to stand fresh and renewed in our true selves.
So, while this New Moon is very much about setting the stage for 2024, it is also about honoring the past and the transformations we have moved through. It is also about acknowledging what has risen up from our own underworld and how that has fuelled our own death and rebirth journeys.
This is a truth-seeking New Moon. One that allows us to really see things for what they are. While it can be easy to get caught up in new year resolutions and the welcoming of fresh energy that this first New Moon of the year brings, be sure to acknowledge and pay homage to the past, too.
Honor the road you have traveled. Honor the journey you have witnessed. Honor all the moments of death and rebirth that have led you to where you are right now.
Although this January New Moon offers some deeper work, there is also a way we can access its energy on a more practical level.
Capricorn is a grounded earth sign, so we can use this New Moon to create structure in our daily routine and take responsibility for all that needs to be done. It offers a wave of ambitious energy, too, helping us to feel determined and motivated to climb the mountain we wish to climb.
It is said that intentions or goals made on a Capricorn New Moon hold the promise of longevity. So, if there is something you really want to commit to for the long term, set your intention and then take a small action in that direction under this New Moon.
Your action will be sealed into the energy of the New Moon, helping you to stay the course for a long time to come.