New Moon in Capricorn: Building Collective Structures. The January New Moon in Capricorn occurs at 20º Capricorn on January 11, 3:57 AM Pacific time. This New Moon shows a balance of tense and harmonious aspects. This makes it an interesting moment to set new intentions in order to catalyze change.
New Moon in Capricorn: Emotional Control and Need to Achieve
The Moon in Capricorn is in her sign of detriment. As such, she has no mercy for crybabies. In the Cardinal Earth sign, the Moon conveys discipline, responsibility, and an almost premature adulthood. For example, she prefers to take care of others than to recognize her own vulnerability. In Capricorn, she also has the profound need to achieve something in the greater world.
Therefore, our ambitions and aspirational yearnings will be at their peak during the January New Moon. Furthermore, we find that we possess the grit and the determination to achieve great things. It’s best to channel this energy by setting goals, and working steadily in practical ways to achieve them. Capricorn is ruled by taskmaster Saturn, and doesn’t believe in overnight success. On the contrary, Capricorn knows that success comes by consistent effort. Nevertheless, we must watch out for emotional coldness, a lack of emotional awareness towards ourselves and others, and neglecting our self-care.
New Moon in Capricorn: The Struggle for Individuation
The Moon forms a T-square to the Nodal Axis in Aries-Libra, setting the stage for some tension. The North Node in Aries shows that our collective growth is rooted in our ability to be independent and in touch with ourselves. Correspondingly, the North Node has been conjunct Chiron. This suggests that there is a collective wound in the area of selfhood, and our ability to carry out our individual desires. By contrast, the South Node in Libra tugs at our collective tendency toward codependency. Therefore we must avoid people-pleasing, and hiding who we really are for the sake of peace.
The New Moon in Capricorn squares the Nodes in Aries and Libra. Thus it is Capricorn’s job to mediate the tension between independence and interdependence, individuation and social sensitivity. During the January New Moon, we may find ourselves furiously working to build our career as an antidote to our relationship issues. Alternatively, our work could be distracting us from a persistent feeling of not being in touch with ourselves. However, when it comes to T-squares, it is always helpful to note the missing leg of the square: in this case, Cancer. This suggests that some emotional presence and understanding can also help us to strengthen our relationship to ourselves.
New Moon in Capricorn, January 11 2023, 3:57 AM PT
Planting Seeds for Collective Goals
New Moons are moments of new beginnings and incubating new ideas. Granted, during the January New Moon in Capricorn, we realize that we can build more by combining our efforts with those of others. Perhaps, in a more collective understanding of achievement, we can inadvertently find a solution to the Aries-Libra issue of self-realization versus relationship.
Now is a good time to get introspective about your relationship to your career and achievement. For example, you may ask yourself: How does working on my career help me get in touch with myself? Is my career self-actualizing or a form of escapism? What can I do to transform the social habits that are holding me back from my authenticity? How can I maintain independence while also allowing myself to be interdependent and share my life with others?
Understanding the New Moon’s impact on your Natal Chart
incredibly useful for help in envisioning new goals
and new beginnings in our lives.
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aspects your chart and how to use it to your advantage,
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Grand Earth Trine: Building with Others
The New Moon in Capricorn trines Juno in Virgo, as well as a retrograde Uranus in Taurus. We call this formation a Grand Earth Trine. Notably, under the auspice of this Grand Earth Trine, we will find that we are easily able to achieve our goals by working together with other people. Furthermore, we will find that goals that incorporate collective values and concerns, that are collaborative, will almost achieve themselves.
With the help of Juno in Virgo, we are able to collaborate in ways that truly eschew personal recognition in service of the work at hand, to achieve something larger than ourselves. Likewise, with the help of a retrograde Uranus in Taurus, we are able to reflect and imagine what is worth achieving through a lens that benefits the people. Additionally, we are able to imagine the ways that we must revolutionize our attitudes towards economics, farming, and ownership of property.
Does the January New Moon Affect Me?
If you have a planet in your chart placed between 15º and 25º of a Cardinal sign, you’ll feel this January New Moon very personally.
Similarly, this is true if your birthday falls in any of the following date spans:
January 5 to 16
April 4 to 15
July 6 to 17
October 7 to 18
If you are curious to learn more, a professional reading is the best way to get tailored information to your chart. To learn how this January New Moon functions in your chart and how to use the lunar cycle to your advantage, book one of the three Pandora Astrologers for a Natal and Transits Reading.
Or try casting your own chart and looking at it yourself.