Moonology – Yasmin Boland
The key energies of this Moon are: hardworking, solid, realistic, explosive.
Time: 13th January, 4pm AEDT.
This full moon is super-charged as it’s taking place near the planet of power: Pluto. So expect this first New Moon of 2021 to pack a punch – and treat it with respect. This really is a New Moon to work with, but this one is (a) coming at the start of the year when resolutions are high, and (b) near the life-changing planet of Pluto.
Think about: if your life were to be totally transformed by the end of 2021, how would it look? What has been released, what have you kept, what have you drawn in? How would you reinvent yourself? Where do you want to be professionally by the end of 2021? This New Moon can help you with that. Keep all this in mind as you fill out your wishes and intentions.
There’s a rather tough Mars/Saturn clash happening just after the new moon too, so there could be issues around wanting to move forwards and being held back by fear, rules, an authority figure or something else. Make your plans anyway. The intentions you set will outlast this planetary clash.
The elevated or positive expression of the Capricorn new moon may be a desire to step more into our authority or become more self-sufficient. My favorite aspect of Capricorn is its ability to make things manifest in the material, Earthly realm through commitment. The shadow side, however, may become isolated or overworked with its focus on responsibility and stability. Pay attention to any feelings of coldness or distance as these are key indicators Capricorn may have gone too far into its heaviness.
Grounding and Physical Postures: Capricorn concerns itself with the past such as history or traditions and roots, connect to this Earthly dimension with good ol’ fashioned Tree Pose, or Vrksasana. Before beginning the posture spend extra time balancing the four corners of the feet on the ground and imagining your roots growing down into the Earth.
Reaching and Social Involvement: Understanding structures of society is an area of expertise for sometimes status-driven Capricorn, government being a major one. Maybe take a tour of your local city hall, volunteer, or find ways to get more involved in local politics.
Stretching and Philosophical Edges: One of the beautiful aspects of Capricorn is its ability to be in solitude, quiet, and stillness. I find Zen Buddhism to most represent this aspect of my Saturn self and the tradition of sitting or walking meditation may be the perfect way to honor this new moon and eclipse.
The New Moon in Capricorn is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Goat:
- set practical, attainable goals;
- work on developing maturity and common sense in the personality;
- considering the future, and preparing for it;
- focus on concrete ways of developing self- discipline and self-mastery;
- give satisfying form to wishes;
- make commitments and recognize responsibilities;
- accept that we are limited, and that, ironically, some of our limitations truly free us to explore deeper dimensions of experience by offering us a secure foundation;
- nurture our dreams in a realistic fashion.
from The HoodWitch
Our New Moon is in the Earthy cardinal sign of Capricorn the goat. New Moon’s magick is beneficial in helping to plant the “seeds” (intentions + goals) so to speak. Watch your “seeds” sown at the dark moon grow by asking to be supported in getting your new projects off the ground. From now until the time of the full moon is the time for culmination. Use the energy of Capricorn moon to stabilize your foundation materially. Capricorn New Moon concerns leadership, issues of security, and responsibility, it’s time to take care of business!
The new Moon in Capricorn is also excellent for using alternative healing methods. This not only helps to bring balance within our physical bodies but will also assist in intensifying our powers of concentration (mentally.
We can use the moon’s energy to pay full attention to our needs for security, our duties, our drives and also our obligations. What are your ambitions? Take time for yourself to relax, set these goals, and go for them. Capricorn moon energy ask us to be persistent and ambitious while remaining sensitive to others and staying out of negative or pessimistic mind states that may drag us down.
Spells Written By Lisa Stardust for The HoodWitch
Crisp Capricorn New Moon Spells for Abundance and Career
Experiencing a financial lull as bills arrive in the mail from this past holiday season? Is there a dream job you’ve fantasized about and think it is out of reach? With some quick magic, you can obtain the impossible and have a reversal of fortune. Under this Capricorn New Moon, January 17th, ask the universe for abundance. Push yourself professionally to bring in new opportunities—ask for more cha-ching to your bank account, by giving your life a much needed occupational and fiscal face lift. In true earthy fashion, where less is more, we’re gonna keep the Capricorn New Moon spell work simple, babes. By only using natural herbs which are easily accessible. Just be clear in your intention as you do your spell work. Stand in your truth and your power to manifest your most authentic dream. Here’s your manifestation guide to cosmic bling.
More Money, More Bling$
Add a splash of bergamot to your wallet, wrists, or even rub on your hands to attract monetary gifts from the universe during this New Moon. This citrus flavored oil attracts abundance and love from the heavens, and will make it rain with gold in your bank account. People will want to give you money with no strings attached. Nothing is easier than free money being given to you, simply because you are awesome!
Cast Off Debts
Snakeroot, a magical name for black cohosh, casts off creditors. While you manifest abundance during this New Moon, you may need some time to work your magic. Use snakeroot around your home to cast off debt collectors and bills from arriving in the mail as you create your new financial foundation. Snakeroot will buy you some time to attract prosperity.
Change Your Money Luck
Using soaps or lotions containing pennyroyal, aka mint, will cleanse you of bad money luck during this New Moon, clearing financial roadblocks. Not only will your body quiver from the menthol buzz, but, your bank account will start to tingle from the increase of funds available.
Bring In New Money
During these blistery winter days, we all love a good cup of chamomile tea. However, did you know loose leaf chamomile can bring money and abundance toward you? Not only will this tea calm your stress levels, it will bring an end to your financial woes. Brew a fresh pot of tea, sprinkle some chamomile around you, and meditate on gaining more bounty to your wallet. Simply drinking a cup of chamomile tea during this New Moon can revive your finances.
ORGANIC NEW MOON SPELLS FOR CAREER
New Moon Interview
Frankincense is an ancient herb used to bring in good fortune. Before emailing your resume out, or, having your job interview during the Capricorn New Moon, purchase some frankincense to expedite landing your dream job. By sprinkling some resin on your computer screen before sending off your resume, your skills will be swiftly noticed. Add a dash of frankincense behind your ear–and your interviewer will be enamored by your skill-set.
Get Your Career Goals Started
Sandalwood is great to manifest your career goals. Simply burn some sandalwood and cover your caldron with your handwritten letter of intention. Let the smoke set in to the paper, as it burns through into the air, your dreams will be sent off into the universe. Your spirit guides will help bring your plans to life under the watchful eye of Moon Goddess Luna.
Manifest Chill Work Vibes
Hawthorn, a herb associated with magical protection, can protect you against cruel conditions at work. Tired of having small talk with your annoying office mate, or, being nagged by your boss 24/7? Try adding some hawthorn berries to your office as décor to cast off the negative work vibes. You can make a tasty liquor from the berries to serve at the weekly office happy hour under this New Moon to create a chill work environment and bring in fresh energy.
Lusting after the new job opportunity available at your company? Want your boss to take notice of your hard work? Write your New Moon wish on a bay leaf and place in each of your shoes during this luminary. Bay leaf can be found at your local grocery store and is a herb used for gain. As you walk through your office, stand tall and proud. Your recent work efforts will be noticed by all, as well as your strength and drive. Bay leaf will bring the promotion and ambitions you desire to a head. And, don’t worry, you won’t smell like a salad!
from Rebel Astrology
Capricorns don’t get enough credit for their creativity and spiritual wisdom. Too often, Cap is represented by a Suit in an office, concerned exclusively with material success. But the list of famous Capricorns includes Patti Smith, David Bowie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Matisse, and Cezanne. The symbol for Capricorn isn’t a mountain goat. It’s a mythical animal called the sea-goat, half goat and half fish. While the front half of Capricorn is on solid land, making practical decisions to get ahead in life, the back half is swimming, dreaming, imagining and feeling. And those dreams become real. Because where there is water and earth, there is an extraordinary power to manifest. Saturnine discipline makes dreams come true.
In fact, Capricorn and Saturn were traditionally associated with witchcraft in western culture. In astrologer Marguerite Hafeman’s chart study of 30 magic workers, including Aleister Crowley, Sybil Leek, Jack Parsons, and Elsie Wheeler, she found patterns having to do with the sign of Capricorn and its ruling planet. Virtually all of the charts had “two or more of the following characteristics: at least two planets in Capricorn, Capricorn ruling on one of the angles or on the 6th, 8th, or 12th house cusps; Saturn located in one of these houses, Saturn angular; Saturn prominent by occult sign, e.g. Saturn in Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces. All but two charts had Saturn involved in complex aspect patterns…there seems to be a correlation between the more “potent” practitioners and complex, hard aspect patterns involving Saturn.”
This association probably contributed to the labeling of Saturn as a malefic. Historically in western culture, witches have been feared for their power. Capricorn is the sign of authority, and working magic puts one in a position of authority, manipulating the energy of the universe to manifest one’s will. In this era of late stage capitalism and scientific materialism, we tend to think of “authority” as synonymous with business and government, hence the depiction of Capricorn as a paragon of material success. But there is so much more to Cap than that.