Welcome to the first (Super) New Moon of 2022 (which will be on the 2nd-3rd of January).

Just after Jupiter enters Pisces. As the sign of initiation you can guarantee this Capricorn New Moon is calling you into a new level of conscious awareness. A task it does by creating restriction, unnecessary structure and order so that you might be given the opportunity break through. That’s right this New Moon and the coming 6-18 month cycle it is driving are gifting you with the grace of realizing that the only person who can save you is you. This is the ultimate empowerment.

New Moons Like This Start A Cycle Just a brief refresher. New Moons start energetic cycles; and Full Moons shift that energy into material form (generally speaking). So you might label the New Moon as a time of intention setting; and the Full Moon as a time of manifesting. This particular New Moon at 12’20 of Capricorn is kicking off a 6 – 18 month cycle that will start to bear fruits around the 13th of July 2022; and ultimately be called to a close on the 3rd of July 2023. This is a time to get clear, get out of your head and co-create with the universe to make some magic. What is this Capricorn new moon all about? Capricorn is the sign of initiation, construction and self-realization. It is the place where, at the most basic level, we face into the ways we create structure and order (all values of the masculine) that ultimately limit ourselves. Essentially, when we first start working with this energy, we face into the unhealed face of the masculine. The heart of which is a fear of what cannot be controlled. That starts at the personal level with how you might over-value discipline, order and logic to the point of repressing your own feminine or ability to flow – and extends all the way to society + government where this is mirrored back at you. Remember as long as this unhealed energy exists within you, it is manifest in everything around you as reality is a mirror to the self.
This New Moon is calling us on a journey to ‘clean up’ our inner masculine. To start to come to terms with the scary truth that ‘you’ are not in control and it is not your job to control. ‘you’ being the ego. It’s time to work through this energy and allow it to be burnt out of your system. There’s no point in pushing for this to happen. Otherwise, ironically you’ll end up even deeper in this energy than before. Know that if you’re not ready to give up control then the time’s not quite right for you. You can only give it up when you have got to the point where surrender is the only option you crave.

Themes of the January 2022 New Moon In Capricorn

Cardinal earth sign Capricorn, symbolized by the Sea Goat, is ruled by Saturn, the planet of limitations, boundaries, commitment, and discipline. The planet might sound like the Debbie Downer of the zodiac, but it oversees all of the aspects of life we need to grow up, evolve, mature, foster security — and mainly, take care of business.

That said, Saturnian Capricorns are perpetually motivated to achieve. Framing life as an ongoing climb up a series of increasingly steep mountains, they’re driven to put their noses to the grindstone, succeed, and earn recognition. While they may have a rep for being workaholics, they’re also true-blue, exhibit a fantastic dry sense of humor, and model just how easily you hit even your most ambitious goals if you’re willing to put in time, energy, and then some. It’s fitting that people born during Capricorn season are so disciplined, hardworking, and practical given all the challenges that arise this time of year — from less sunlight to frigid temperatures.

That said, regardless of its aspects to other planets, Capricorn new moons ask us to be driven in the most down-to-earth way possible, setting intentions that are grounded in reality and can be achieved with step-by-step action plans. They motivate us to take the initiative and vow to work perhaps harder than we ever have to transform our loftiest dreams into something tangible and concrete. They’re lunar events brimming with equal parts rationality and ambition. But because the main aspect this year’s Cap new moon makes is a harmonious trine to change-bringing Uranus, which oversees rebellion, revolution, and breakthroughs, currently moving through fellow earth sign Taurus, the vibe around this January 2022 new moon will be buzzier and more electric than it would otherwise be. It’ll feel like surprise twists, turns, and epiphanies — ideally, positive ones — are just around the corner.

The positive connection between the January 2022 new moon and Uranus makes for more creativity, too. And thanks to the fact that both la luna and the bulls-eye planet are in sensible earth signs, you can easily pair any brilliant, inventive, eye-opening ideas, realizations, and brainstorms with a pragmatic game plan for getting the wheels in motion.

It bears noting that because sweet Venus is still retrograde in Capricorn, slowing down matters related to romance, money, and beauty that might be at the crux of your new moon wishes. Thankfully, just days after the new moon, Venus will conjunct the confident sun, offering a bit more self-assuredness around these subjects. You could feel like any self-reflection around these subjects you’ve been prioritizing since December 19 is beginning to pay off.

Because Saturn rules this January 2022 new moon, it’s also helpful to see what the taskmaster planet is up to on the new moon day, which is continuing to form a fairly close square to Uranus. The aspect was exact on December 25 (the third and final one of 2021), which means it’s considered a separating aspect — in other words, the tension it creates is on the way out versus building. But as the new moon spotlights Saturn, in its long-lasting square-off with Uranus, you could gain clarity around this ongoing theme. In what ways will you be better off if you stick to the status quo versus break free? Whichever direction feels right to move in, this new moon could serve as your runway to launch your mission.

Who the Capricorn New Moon Will Affect the Most

If you were born under the sign of the Sea Goat — approximately December 21 to January 19 — or with your personal planets (sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) in Capricorn (something you can learn from your natal chart), you’ll feel this new moon more than most. More specifically, if you have a personal planet that falls within five degrees of the full moon (12 degrees Capricorn), you’ll be especially reflective and fired up to harness its assiduous energy.

Similarly, if you were born in a fellow cardinal sign — Aries (cardinal fire), Cancer (cardinal water), Libra (cardinal air) — you could feel the electrifying, eye-opening, inspiring power of this new moon in your tenth house of career (Aries), seventh house of partnership (Cancer), or fourth house of home life (Libra).

The Game-Changing Takeaway

Every month’s new moon stirs us to reflect, get intentional with our energy, and do our best to muster up as much positivity as possible to fuel motivation. When a new moon falls in a practical, gung-ho sign like Capricorn and in the first couple days of the first month of a promising new year, all of that might come a little bit easier (or, TBH, feel tougher, depending on how 2021 treated you). But the game-changer this time around is a sweet trine to shocking Uranus, which can’t help but deliver surprises and eye-opening epiphanies galore. If you’re feeling stuck, the planet of rebellion could serve to inspire and shake things up — ideally, for the better.

And thanks to the Sea Goat’s ruler, Saturn’s co-starring role, you’ll be motivated to find a way to both strike out on your own and embrace boundaries and structure. It is that delicate balancing act, after all, that might set you up for the most satisfying, successful results.

Don’t forget your law of abundance check on this new moon !

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