The first New Moon of 2018 occurs in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn’s gift is taking anything extraneous off our plate. You may find yourself prioritizing and cutting the “to do” list down to the most important tasks…the ones that are pertinent to moving you forward.
Anything that fails to support your efforts to move toward achievement and excellence will fall away, to help you prioritize. The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon is 27 Capricorn, “A Mountain Pilgrimage”. The emphasis is on spiritual grounding and striving toward a goal. There is also the element of time required to reach this ascension we’re aiming for.
Capricorn demands we climb the mountain…one step at a time. Inner fulfillment and achievement are rewards we earn. Grounding our energy in nature will help relieve stress along the way.
What gives this month a tone of seriousness is a Lunar Eclipse on the 31st. The eclipse is described as a new chapter and is “concerned with ideas and their enthusiastic expression”.
Plan time to explore ideas and options that support your vision for 2018. Positive outcomes will be the promise of changes you make toward authenticity now.
A line up of planets in Capricorn push you to burn the midnight oil. The options with all this striving will leave you with two distinct choices. You can either work hard and be exhausted, or procrastinate and be depressed. Harsh, but true.
The Sun will move into Aquarius on the 19th, shifting our consciousness to be more independent and inventive in our thinking. Words carry more weight when the communication planet Mercury catches up to transformational Pluto on the 24th. There’s a definite intensity to your conversations around this date. Honesty is the best policy, because truths will be surfacing.
A restlessness can settle in around the 26th when the planet of action, Mars, moves into Sagittarius. Our energy gets a boost, and travel, sports and higher education all get he nod.
On the 31st, Mercury moves into Aquarius to join the Lunar Eclipse. Breakthroughs and inventiveness are easy to grasp when we look to the quiet inside ourselves. Utilize meditation and visualization for this insight.
Flashes of genius can slip off your radar, so be sure to jot ideas down quickly this month. If you would like to know how this eclipse will affect your chart, schedule a session with White Owl Astrology today!