New moons mean new beginnings, and the January 2021 new moon is set to be extra powerful, given that it’s the leading light of the calendar year. 2021’s premiere new moon peaks on the night of January 12 (or just after midnight on January 13, if you’re on east coast), and it’s offering every zodiac sign the chance to align their New Year’s intentions with the lunar cycle.

This new moon rises in cardinal earth sign Capricorn’s territory, which charges the moon with the sign’s classic sense of drive, determination, and discipline. It’s a great time to set goals related to financial stability and work — we’ll all be more motivated to create a solid plan for building upon in the future. The sun and moon in Capricorn also align with powerful planet Pluto making us even more scrupulous about reaching our objectives. Virtually nothing can stand in our way under this astro-weather, so get serious about what you want.

This New Moon has some interesting energy. It falls at 23 degrees of Capricorn, which was around the same degree that the Saturn Pluto conjunction took place back in January of 2020. Some old wounds from this time may be triggered, we may even receive new information or insights in regards to the pandemic or government restrictions. While this New Moon may reactivate some of this energy, it may also refresh it too. We may start to see things in a new light, or perhaps some new information filters through that guides us to view things in a new way.

This New Moon falls in the sign of Capricorn, making it highly ambitious and a good time to get some hard or challenging tasks out of the way. While it does carry some heavy energy, there is also the opportunity here to channel this into fuel for our own rebirth. After all, it’s the first New Moon of the year, making it a good time to get to work on those new year goals.

The New Moon in Capricorn marks the beginning of a new cycle. The Sagittarius New Moon cycle ends and the Capricorn New Moon cycle begins.

The New Moon is exact on Wednesday, January 13th, just after the day begins, when the Sun and Moon align in the sign of Capricorn. This moon symbolizes a new beginning in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. It’s a time during which we can focus on some of the constructive traits of the sign of the Goat–tenacious, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant–and consider how to positively incorporate these qualities into our lives. Now, we can focus on practical and attainable long-term goals, work on developing maturity and common sense, prepare for the future, make commitments and recognize responsibilities, and nurture our dreams in a realistic manner.

With this potent Capricorn energy, we have the chance to create some serious order in our lives. It’s time to make some solid plans and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs. One of Capricorn’s “lessons” is acceptance of the concept that reasonable boundaries and rules actually do offer us freedom–freedom from worry and chaos, for example. Setting goals for ourselves allows us to focus on what really matters.

This moon aligns with Pluto, emphasizing an intense, focused, and ambitious period ahead of us.

This phase of the Moon occurs at 23 degrees and 13 minutes of Capricorn, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 19 to 27 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) most significantly.

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