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New Moon in Capricorn, January 1, 2014

New Moon in Capricorn

New Moon in Capricorn

© Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Considering the punch the New Moon at 10° 57′ Capricorn on 1 January 2014, 03:15 AM PST will be delivering, we might want to forgo ringing in the New Year with a wild party. It will be challenging enough to deal with this New Moon sober, much less with a raging hangover. The cardinal T-Square is fully activated, locked and loaded for bear.

The heart of the matter is a tight stellium composed of the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn squaring a Mars in Libra-Uranus in Aries opposition. There are EIGHT planets in cardinal signs and that guarantees plenty of driving energy. As I see it, the need to enforce the status quo (the Capricorn stellium) will be in conflict with a powerful need for taking direct, independent action. We might end up learning more than we want to know about our obsessions with security. Squares have a way of highlighting the less attractive side of the signs involved and Pluto’s presence assures us control issues are going to be in the spotlight. Confrontations are likely and relationships could be tested. No matter how justified a break up might be it will still hurt. Learning to forgive ourselves and others is a part of this process.

Whenever Mercury conjoins Pluto, words have far more weight than usual making it even more important to think before speaking. Listen carefully to what the other person is saying before formulating your response. With Mars and Uranus pressing for immediate action, the likelihood of wild assumptions and rash decisions is increased. Negotiate for more time if at all possible before making a final decision. We are darn lucky Neptune in Pisces is sitting this lunation out because matters would be far more complicated if the Neptune fog machine was confusing everything.

Venus in Capricorn is also outside of the main show. It is now retrograde and probably only affecting those who have personal planets in the cardinal signs at 25° to 27°. Venus ruled Libra and Taurus may find themselves being more reflective and introspective these days.

The waning trine between Jupiter in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio does gently ease some of the effects of the cardinal T-Square via Jupiter’s opposition to Mercury in Capricorn. Choosing patience and forbearance over aggressive verbal attacks is what Saturn and Jupiter counsel. Restraint and kindness are equally valid.

With earth and water dominating the elements and cardinal the modes, it is cardinal earth (Capricorn) that speaks the loudest. Traditions are important whether following old ones or developing new ones. Respect, consistency and dependability are all necessary ingredients to launching new projects on this Capricorn New Moon. There are vast amounts of energy being generated, so take special care to direct it carefully.

On a personal note: The New Moon Capricorn stellium is exactly sextile my twelfth house Part of Fortune in Scorpio whilst Saturn in Scorpio exactly conjoins my Mars. Venus in Capricorn is sextile my Ascendant and all these Capricorn planets are in my second house. Maybe I’ll finally be able to come up with some better ideas about increasing my income. Sure hope so!

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13 comments to New Moon in Capricorn, January 1, 2014

  • Kaz

    My Christmas day tomorrow then a week off work to recoup my energy. Packed first house stellium. Do I just get a makeover? :)

    • Diane L

      Hey Kaz!
      Packed first house stellium. Do I just get a makeover? :)

      Very possible! The only aspect to your natal stuff is a semi-sextile from the Cappy stellium to your Moon. Otherwise it is a first house event . . . you might feel quite visible for awhile which might not be comfortable for you. :) You could end up in a leadership role of some type whether you want to or not!

      xoxoxoxxo diane~

  • Kaz

    Lol bring it on…I need an ego boost ha ha :)
    Note to self must get highlights and hair cut…. xox

  • Linda

    Hi Diane,

    Second house Capricorn stellium here and I’m hoping for an income increase too. Jupiter in Capricorn is in my natal, maybe that will help. However, I have a good feeling about 2014. Women’s intuition maybe or just wishful thinking after the previous 5 years.

    • Diane L

      Hi Linda!
      However, I have a good feeling about 2014.
      Uranus conjoining your North Node in July is potentially the most noteworthy transit for you. Otherwise it will be Mars in Libra making three passes over your Neptune, S. Node & Sun. I am thinking Mars in Libra is going to help us stand up for ourselves and say “NO”! :)

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  • Tammi

    Thank you for your insights!
    I am probably overly hopeful with this new moon. It is in my 7th Exactly sextile natal jupiter in 5th which is part of my grand water trine involving cancer moon at 13deg in first and pisces sun at 14deg in 9th. Please bring good news!!!!!!!

    • Diane L

      Hi Tammi!
      It is in my 7th Exactly sextile natal jupiter in 5th which is part of my grand water trine involving cancer moon at 13deg in first and pisces sun at 14deg in 9th. Please bring good news!!!!!!!

      Looks like a very relaxing transit to me. :) Stay alert to opportunities because sextiles and trines are so harmonious they don’t prod us to do much of anything. Good luck!

      xoxoxoxoxo diane~

  • acquagal

    1H, conj my 13 degree SN, opposing my sun at 7 degrees cancer in my 7H, squaring my mars in libra at 12 degrees in my 9H.
    venus rx is squaring my moon/pluto at 28 and 24 degrees libra in my 10H.
    the new moon is conj the gemini’s jupiter at 7 degrees cap, opposing his mars at 7 degrees cancer, and squaring his moon/uranus at 12 and 13 degrees libra.
    venus rx is conj his NN at 27 degrees capricorn, and is trining his pluto at 29 degrees virgo.
    im definitely practicing patience and being non reactive this week. that is what the early squares taught me.

    • Diane L

      Hey acquagal!

      im definitely practicing patience and being non reactive this week. that is what the early squares taught me.

      Whew! That looks like the pot is begin stirred vigorously! The Venus Rx aspects are the ones I vote for being least likely to cause problems. His Moon/Uranus is in the line of fire this year from Uranus sq Pluto, specifically in April. *wince*

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  • Sabri

    I guess I should keep a low profile until later that day. Libra moon in the 1rst well within te orb…New Year resolutions? Reset. Cleanse from within. From home. Get practical and simplify? Best wishes for 2014!

    • Diane L

      Hi Sabri!
      New Year resolutions? Reset. Cleanse from within. From home. Get practical and simplify?

      Those are excellent! :D Best wishes for your new year!

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  • Rodney

    “Venus in Capricorn is also outside of the main show. It is now retrograde and probably only affecting those who have personal planets in the cardinal signs at 25° to 27°. Venus ruled Libra and Taurus may find themselves being more reflective and introspective these days.”

    Absolutely! naval gazing is the in thing for me these days lately… What with Libra Sun and Mercury @ 25 and 27 degrees… hmmmmm! and then all those Capricorn planets in my 1st house….
    What will become of me…lol…

    • Diane L

      Hey Rodney!
      Absolutely! naval gazing is the in thing for me these days lately… What with Libra Sun and Mercury @ 25 and 27 degrees… hmmmmm! and then all those Capricorn planets in my 1st house….
      What will become of me…lol…

      LOL! You will do great! Thanks to your excellent sense of humor. :D At least your Sun-Mercury are well out the line of fire from the Uranus-Pluto sq this year. :D

      xoxoxoxo diane~