On Jan 17th, 2018 at 1.17pm (AEDT) the New Moon will take place in the sign of Capricorn at 27 degrees.
The symbol of Capricorn is the Mountain Goat. It is a grounded earth sign which is known for its practical and consistent focus on achieving its ambitions. Like the mountain goat, Capricorn energy is about setting your sights on something, strategising how to get there and slowly, steadfastly making your way towards it.
Think intelligence and goal orientation sustained by perseverance and patience.
Capricorns thrive on getting things done and they have a responsible leadership quality associated with them. In fact the archetype of Capricorn is strongly linked to the business world. Give them a task to do and you can rely on them getting it done. Even with setbacks, they consistently get back to task to achieve what they set out to, I'm sure you all know of Capricorns who have worked in corporate or run their own business (born between December 21/22 and January 19/20 depending on the year).
In Australia, January provides space for much needed "down-time". Even if you're still working, the pace tends to slow and there's a lot more time spent socialising and enjoying the summer weather. It also creates an important pause for reflection and to think about what you want to achieve.
Since the Super Full Moon in Cancer which took place on Jan 2 here in Australia, we've all been given a couple of weeks to tap into our intuition and consider what we want to build this year.
With this month's New Moon in Capricorn, we now have a strong platform to formalise our intentions, set goals and make plans for the year ahead. This is heavily emphasised by the fact there are 6 planets in Capricorn at the time of the New Moon (hardworking Saturn, quick thinking Mercury, transformational Pluto and relationship oriented Venus). With so many planets in the sign of the Mountain Goat, it enables us to come up with practical, tangible plans that we can stick to in order to manifest our personal and professional vision for the year!
In addition to creating goals, there is a theme of partnering with others.
The New Moon is sitting right next to Venus - giving all of us an opportunity to create new beginnings around relationships - both personally and at work. In fact, this new Moon is really supportive for partnering with others at work to achieve your goals.
Extra Energy available to us to kick off our professional dreams in 2018
The New Moon makes an easy connection to action oriented mars so there is support available to not just make plans but get onto them straight away!
WHAT IS THE NEW MOON?
Every 29 1/2 days, the Moon travels through an 8 phase lunar cycle. The New Moon phase is the first of the cycle and occurs when the Moon is at the exact same degree in the Sky as the Sun.
From Earth she therefore appears as a Black Moon.
The New Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another and is a POTENT time for starting things anew to manifest the dreams of our Heart.
It might feel like a quiet time, when life is veiled in darkness and things are brewing... but for thousands of years it's been considered a powerful time for planting seeds, making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf or beginning any new project
USING THE CAPRICORN NEW MOON TO CONNECT TO OR ENHANCE YOUR PURPOSE/VISION
With Capricorn's ambitious energy being activated this New Moon, it's a powerful time to set intentions for what you want to build in 2018 and who you want to partner with.
To help you achieve that, below are 3 questions for you to ask yourself and journal responses to. You can then work with your answers to conduct your own New Moon Ritual.
1. PLAN & SET GOALS
Use this time to think about what you want to achieve this year. Take the time to write things down as planning and then taking action is the key to manifesting your dreams. Journal responses to these questions....
2. BE AMBITIOUS & GET STRATEGIC
This is the time to aim high - set your sites on big goals and get strategic around how to execute them. Journal responses to these questions....
What do I want to be known for by the end of 2018?
What am I willing to work hard towards to achieve success?
How can I set myself apart from others in my professional space to make my offering more attractive?
With Venus connecting to this New Moon, partnering with others to achieve your ambitions is a big theme for the 2018. Journal responses to these 3 questions.....
Who can I partner with who is aligned to my way of working and supports my ambition?
How would I like to work them?
What steps do I need to take to make connections with them?
ACTIVATE WHAT YOU WANT WITH THE NEW MOON RITUAL
Knowing what you want is one thing, the next step is to activate it using the Capricorn NEW MOON ritual.
To access the ritual, click here.....
Unless we set intentions for how we want our career/business and life to look, we can't expect change to happen.