Sometimes, just before the New Moon, we are so eager to leave the energy of the past month behind that we jump-the-gun in our excitement to start anew... this is not a good idea in general and a really bad idea today, in particular! Please read the earlier Blog post I wrote this morning and know that being on the dark side of the Moon is the primary reason for this advice. Add to that, the fact that the Capricorn Moon is ruled by "father time" himself - Saturn, and it makes complete sense to exercise caution and restraint for the next few days. Just take care of business already begun and follow through on things - do not begin anything new or really important, especially as it involves security or business!
Monday's Capricorn Moon only makes one aspect and that's a square to Saturn. Sound familiar... Saturn... Capricorn ...? Let me remind you of their attributes: Saturnian energy is that of discipline and necessity, consolidating, delaying and restricting, while Capricorn is the zodiac sign of practicality and efficiency. When the Moon is in the sign of Capricorn, the principle of contraction is at work; it has just left the expansive realm of Sagittarius and the time for fun and games is over. Even though Capricorn is a Cardinal sign, seeking status and security, it is important to do only what you can within your means, making every effort count while you bide your time waiting for an opening to present itself.
A few words about the square aspect... think four corners, hard edges and difficult negotiations, as well as not being able to go over, through or around with any degree of ease. Squares serve a purpose in pointing out where we may need to find a way to break-through something, but butting your head against a brick wall doesn't help! Tomorrow's Moon/Saturn square makes it a just plain hard day to get people in positions of authority to help us... instead, they want to tell us the rules, set limits and say "NO!" They don't care about our feelings, when all we wanted was a bit of consideration. Don't go there... be patient and plan for Wednesdays' New Moon in Aquarius.
A Mercury/Moon alliance late Tuesday morning promotes stating the facts, being succinct and saying only what you need to say, no promises you cannot keep. The Capricorn Moon saga continues until 2:32 p.m. when it aspects Uranus and while you may be pleasantly surprised with a feeling of accomplishment or a sense that your hard work is paying off, the Moon goes VOC for the rest of the afternoon and evening before entering Aquarius and getting ready to join the Sun Wednesday night. (Remember, the void-of-course Moon is a time for introspection, spiritual work and cleaning off your desk of the old.) When the Moon enters Aquarius at 10:12 p.m. it forms a supportive aspect to optimistic Jupiter, increasing our anticipation of new starts, insights and exciting connections... while we just breathe in ... and... out... patiently awaiting the cosmic energies to work with us.
Venus joins with Neptune in the wee hours Wednesday morning and you could have very sweet dreams indeed, but comes the sunlight and Uranus makes an appearance, jolting you awake with the phone ringing or the alarm only going off in your head, making you hop up out of bed to hit the ground running! You've been anticipating this New Moon day, haven't you?! Well slow down, because technically, we're still on the dark side of the moon... oh no... you didn't want to hear that, did you? What does she mean...?! Just this, Luna comes up Sol at 9:31 p.m. and THEN we have the Aquarius New Moon!
This day is also known as Imbolc, Candlemas or Groundhog Day - it's the mid point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere; another indication that astrology is aware of and based on the seasons. Meditate for clarity with one or more people of like mind this evening, clearing your head of expectations and allowing cosmic insights to flow in. If you're not calm and your head is filled with worry, fear or trying-too-hard, you won't be ready to receive the higher vibrations that will guide you in the month ahead.
Thursday is the best day to begin things you've been wanting to do. Finally... a harmonious aspect between the Moon and Saturn! We can start to make new connections, implementing those ingenious ideas we've been bombarded with since Tuesday night -yay! Oh, and Happy Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rabbit! Rabbit energy is peaceful and in a Rabbit year we can breathe more easily if we practice negotiation while focusing on home, security and family, especially paying attention to women and children.
Venus moves into Capricorn just after midnight on Friday (EST) enhancing efforts of conservation and appreciation of what we have. Putting resources into those areas we want to see grow and become solid foundations for the year ahead is your best use of this earthy energy! The Pisces Moon also arrives Friday morning taking us through the weekend and promoting paying attention to our hunches and insights. Being attuned to the unseen vibrations can benefit your quest in group endeavors and humanitarian pursuits. make sure you take some time to unwind and enjoy a movie, art gallery or your favorite music.
As always, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~