Transits & Forecasts

New Moon in Capricorn, January 17, 2018 – On the Mountain at Dawn

Image by Ronald Ong -
Image by Ronald Ong –

Peremptory and commanding, the Capricorn New Moon arriving on January 17, at 2:17 AM, 26 degrees 54 minutes of the sign, sets the tone for 2018, while reminding us what the Saturn in Capricorn era is all about.
As germinal and incipient as a New Moon can be, this one, occurring in the farsighted, goal-oriented sign of the Sea Goat, already contains the multitude of possibilities that unfold if and when we tap into our potential and accept the responsibility that comes with anchoring our vision down to earth. I usually write that the start of every lunation marks the ideal time to pursue an emotional and spiritual reboot; however, when it comes to work-oriented, pragmatic Capricorn, it’s wise to keep in mind that our thoughts hold the power to reverberate on our reality, and that, last but not least, our actions and willingness to show up for ourselves determines the final result. Under this sophisticated New Moon, we are not only seeding our intentions into the fertile, organic soil of our material experience, envisioning purposes that are realistically attainable and that can elevate us towards new phases of growth and progress. We’re also wholeheartedly (Capricorn doesn’t do half-assed) committing to the journey, getting real about the steps we need to take to reach our destination. Dreaming, AND doing.

Transits & Forecasts

Uranus stations Direct, January 2nd, 2018 – Tornado

"Break Free", by Erica Wexler -
“Break Free”, by Erica Wexler –

Uranus‘ direct station occured today, at 24 degrees Aries; and yet, this isn’t your average direct station.
Taking the insights that emerged during the retrograde phase, which begun last August, and applying them to our everyday life, allowing our inner changes to reverberate on the outside world is now more important than ever, since the planet of change, upheaval and revolution is leaving Aries for Taurus in May (I’ll soon write about Uranus’ transit of Taurus in a separate post).
The era of pioneeristic self-determination, of freedom of being, of forging our authentic Self, is drawing to a close, but the courage, passion and audacity this transit inspired in us will hopefully remain with us for the years to come.

Transits & Forecasts

Full Moon in Cancer, January 2nd, 2018 – Howl

"Guardian Angel", by Amelia Bauerle (1873-1916).
“Guardian Angel”, by Amelia Bauerle (1873-1916).

Few Major Arcana, at least in the classical Marseille and Rider-Waite Tarot decks, are as weird and enigmatic as the Moon. A surreal, foreboding scenery, populated by strange, rabid creatures, and dominated by a frowning, radiating moon, represents the traditional iconography of this card; an unseen, yet palpable magnetism binds Earth and Sky – a sense of tidal pull that eerily subjugates earthly creatures to a kind of inscrutable force.
Even though this card is usually associated with Pisces, the image of the crayfish emerging from the water pool evokes famed astrologer Liz Greene’s description of Cancer (the sign ruled by the Moon)’s heroic quest: “… midwifing the images of the inner world, and anchoring them in some creative form” [The Luminaries – The Psychology of the Sun and Moon in the Horoscope, 1992, p. 187]. 

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Venus enters Capricorn, December 25, 2017 – Patience

"A Haunt of Ancient Peace", by Fred Appleyard.
“A Haunt of Ancient Peace”, by Fred Appleyard.

Just as we cannot know light without first experiencing darkness, joy without experiencing pain, and anything without experiencing its opposite, we cannot truly grasp the meaning of genuine, honest connection without experiencing solitude and boundaries.
The heights of Capricorn are somewhat inhospitable for the luxuriant goddess of love and pleasure, yet, with Saturn transiting his domicile for the next three years, we have never been more in need of developing focus and accountability in all areas of life – including relationships. So, as Venus enters the sign of the goat, tomorrow, December 25, we might find that we need to spend some time away from the herd and get real about what we have, what we want, what we can work with, and what relationships patterns we need to leave in 2017.

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New Moon in Sagittarius, December 18, 2017 – Embrace the World

Image by Agnes Boulloche -
Image by Agnes Boulloche –

As it happened with Mercury’s retrograde station a few days ago, Saturn is leaving his mark all over the upcoming Sagittarius’ New Moon (arriving on December 18, 26°31, 6:30 PM UTC), right before he leaves the sign of the archer to come home to Capricorn.
A New Moon in itself is an energetic doorway that allows us to break ground for new cycles from within, a time for spiritual and emotional reboot. A moment for envisioning, seeding, incubating, setting intentions, a fresh start. Even more so when happening around the Winter Solstice, with the year coming to a close, and a new one right around the corner.