Success, Commitment and Finding Balance | New Moon in Capricorn | February 8th, 2016
The New Moon in Sidereal Capricorn will reach its exact degrees mid morning on February 8th, 2016. This begins a new Lunar cycle, and the energy around it is active 2 days before and 2 days after the New Moon itself.
The New Moon is a time to “plant new seeds”, if you will. It starts a specific energetic theme in the collective consciousness. It joins together the Subconscious mind (The Moon without light) with our deeper Soul’s power (the Sun) inside a specific Sign. In this case, it’s happening in Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. Saturn brings a practical nature to Capricorn, where it is easily able to set boundaries, be responsible and commit to long term projects.
Saturn also reminds us of our limitations and causes us to face our fears around them. The limitations of time as well as our own capacity for work. The fear of managing deadlines, as well as fears of taking action without certainty of the outcome. There is only so much time in a day, and so much time in a lifetime. We can never truly know whether our strategy will succeed until we try it. We cannot effort 24 hours a day and expect to maintain focused, enthusiastic and successful.
Capricorn teaches us how to create success on a larger scale. The ability to set boundaries helps to define strategies towards success, and it also allows us to set emotional boundaries so that the actions we must take to succeed remain focused and unwavering. This energy supports the creation of a new strategy or plan towards success in business, or even personal projects that you may have.
With Saturn’s support, we can literally put structures into place, both with the strategies we create as well as the final results that come into form as a result of those strategies. That final form may be a business, or a marketing campaign, or a book. But, it manifests in such a way that it impacts others. This is also a time to re-commit to things that you know will bring you long term success, especially in ways that will impact others and expand your reputation in the world.
We must also learn to work within limitations. We grow through facing our fears and limitations, and that growth leads to success. The most recent Full Moon in Cancer showed us the balance point to this Capricorn energy. It reminds us that we must learn to be flexible. That we must take time to nurture ourselves and to balance our work life with our home life or our emotional center. Yes, the Capricorn energy helps us succeed by creating emotional boundaries and committing to our project. But, we must also allow for other areas of our life to include a healthy connection to others and to allow space for feelings, emotions and health vulnerability. Our greatest success will actually come through the balanced ability to remain emotionally open and connected, while also remaining committed, determined and focused in our actions. So keep that in mind.
On January 25th, Mercury returned to direct motion from its previous retrograde position. So it has been connecting our intelligence, speak and communication with a higher sense of truth, purpose and hope due to its location in Sagittarius. In the late afternoon of February 8th, several hours after the New Moon point, Mercury will transit into Capricorn also. This brings extra intelligent to our strategies. It also brings extra curiosity, and will support using the flexibility of mind to see multiple perspectives and find new ways of looking at your path to success. It will also support your ability to communicate your ideas and your vision.
Then, on February 12th, Venus will also transition into Capricorn. This will bring extra diplomacy and support for compromise. It will also bring in the themes of shared happiness, enjoyment and beauty. It can help to refine the final form of your projects or vision.
In the early Morning of February 13th, the Sun will transit into Aquarius. This shows the natural progression of taking our reputation and blue prints for success that are developed in Capricorn, and then carrying them into Aquarius where we activate our higher ambitions and become more motivated to serve others. Aquarius brings a greater humanitarian mindset, greater humility and motivation towards service. It reminds us that through our success, we can also have an impact on the world and that our efforts can do more than just serve our own needs for status, fame and wealth. In Aquarius we connect with society, with others and through that our success can be expanded as well.
With the recent Nodal Axis Shift, Ketu is also sitting in Aquarius. As out Soul’s power (the Sun) connects with Ketu it is likely to bring out some challenges. Ketu can connect us to Past Karmic wisdom, but often shows up as a feeling of dissatisfaction. It can cause us to feel critical or make us scrutinize things very intensely. So, in terms of connecting to and serving others, be aware if this critical energy may arise within you, and don’t allow it to create an obstacle towards your success.
At the same time, this Ketu energy may also create a feeling that even your highest ambitions don’t seem to bring the satisfaction and happiness you imagined they would. This is a natural, although often uncomfortable, part of the natural evolution of the Soul. Ketu’s truest desire is to let go of the world and dissolve into the peace of Consciousness. It brings about “dissatisfaction” as a way of causing us to question our attachments. To question where our true source of peace and happiness comes from. When we are honest with ourselves, or when life forces us to look at the deeper reality, we will eventually be forced to see that the things of the world that we have imagined to be the source of our Happiness will eventually fall away. There is no permanent “thing” in the world that can always make us happy. This is something we must all face eventually.
With Sun and Ketu in Aquarius, it can bring about that awareness towards our highest ambitions as well. That even when they are manifest, they may not be as satisfying as we imagined them to be. Ketu also eclipses the Power of the Sun. It may cause us to feel disconnected to our power. And it may also bring to awareness that our true Source of Power is not based upon our Ego-based individual Will, but rather there is a deeper Power that flows through us and all things.
Despite the challenges Ketu can bring, it also brings an intense amount of Karmic energy into the areas it touches. It can open us into deeper connection with our subconscious mind, and create a purifying effect which takes away the obstacles and blocks we have towards evolving into higher states of Consciousness. In this case, it will be purifying our relationship to Power, to serving others, to ambitions, and to our ability to remain humble. And despite it’s association with being “bad”, it can actually connect us to our latent Karmic talents and support us in success by knocking out obstacles and channeling these karmic powers towards higher expressions.
So, take some time to reflect on your own blue prints of success. What are you ready to commit to or recommit to that will create a new structure of success in your life? What strategy needs to be implemented? And how does that feed into your highest ambitions and your ability to serve others through your own vision?
The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.
For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.