When I started really looking at the upcoming New Moon in Capricorn, it dawned on me this will be THE New Moon for 2007 in terms of setting forth goals for the year. As it will also be squaring my natal Sun in Libra, these issues need to be moved to top of my to-do list. Anyone else out there with their Sun, Moon & ASC at about 28-29 degrees please heed this fabulous New Moon on January 18th.
When considering Capricorn one tends to forget it is Earth therefore feminine/yin in polarity. We tend to see Capricorns as hard-driving business types focused on material success and moving up the corporate ladder, and forget Capricorn is part of the Cancer/Capricorn axis that deals with renewal and the natural world. Cancer is easy to associate with Gaea in full bloom but Capricorn is when Nature rests and prepares herself for the bloom time.
Perhaps a good analogy would be planting tulip bulbs . . . . we plant them in the late Fall and during the Winter, the bulbs settle in underground and begin to grow roots. There is nothing visible above ground even though there is lots of activity below the surface. When Spring arrives, the tulips send up green leaves, followed by the flowering stalk which blooms in late Spring. Capricorn is our “underground” preparation time. It’s the time to do our homework, plan our next move and do it thoroughly . . . . just like Saturn always asks us to do!
Lisa Dale Miller outdid herself with her New Moon in Capricorn report. Here is just a snip that really resonated with me:
‘Our culture has a funny relationship with creativity and success. Many of us are told that we can’t make a living doing what we love. The truth is we can, if we are willing to make the sacrifices that are necessary to follow a path that is less chosen. Success in creative or spiritual endeavors is achieved by those who believe in themselves and work hard at what they love every day. Though our media makes it seem like there are many overnight success stories, when you look deeper into these lives, there is always a long-held dream and a lot of hard work. So let go of the need for instant gratification and overnight success. There is no free lunch and no easy way out. Capricorn is the sign that understands all too well that real success happens though sustained effort.’
Here is a link to the full article: http://www.astrowisdom.com/thisnewmoon.htm
OK, this photo is not of the New Moon . . . but it’s one of my favorites so far and it is of the Moon!
1/13/07 More photos added to Winter Scenes & one decent closeup of knitted edging to baby blanket to craft album!
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