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!