A new year opening up on a New Moon is quite rare and adds to the potential of any intentions you set for yourself at this time. A couple of things make this a potent time, including an alignment with powerful Pluto, followed by a conjunction to communicative Mercury and a supportive assist from serious Saturn. This is a year of transformation of your soul's purpose and the New Moon in Capricorn implies the instinctual need for becoming the master of your own destiny, aligned with renewed power to take action!
The Solar/Lunar alignment with Pluto at this time means you need fearless introspection as you lay the past aside and get real with yourself. You know what you hunger for and you know what you need to release in order to move forward. This New Moon empowers you to take action and make progress toward your own goals. Capricorn is a Cardinal sign, especially driven to setting business, career and professional goals in motion. Now is not the time to be hesitant... go, be, do and don't look back!!
Mercury also aligning with this New Moon adds to the ability to hone your mental skills in on your priorities. There is a lot of outside pressure from aspects to Mars, Jupiter and Uranus that are pushing you to take sudden, big moves or quick action; I would caution you against any far-flung moves that don't support your well thought out path at this time! Saturn in Scorpio is being positively aspected by the Moon for an opportunity to accomplish a step in the right direction, depending on how or who you align yourself with at this time. Notice how I keep saying at this time...?! That's because Saturn is the Keeper of Time and as the ruler of Capricorn, is reminding us that the time is now to take action and take care of business!
After all is said and done, you know you are ready for a change and that you need to rely on yourself to make said change... because no one else is going to do it for you. The Capricorn New Moon, forming this harmonious alignment with Saturn, brings both the energy for the hard work required and the opportunity to accomplish a step in the right direction. A few words here about f.e.a.r. (false evidence appearing real...) no one and no thing can stop you unless you let fear creep in. This is the time to banish fear and hesitation!! Again, go, be, do and don't look back.
Yes, we start the New Year under Venus and Jupiter Retrogrades, but I see that as appropriate for resetting of goals and identifying your core values. Venus retrograde allows you to get back in touch with yourself and what matters most of all to you. What resources do you have to work with and how can they best serve you? Be very specific about what gives you the sense of security you desire and how much you actually need. Saturn's limiting influence around all of this means that with honesty, hard work, focus and determination, you can be very productive. Just don't expect immediate results. Instead, be patient and look for signs of success down the road, maybe waaay down the road, like in early July.
Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, while writing your Wish List for the New Moon and the New Year ahead!!
Happy New Year to you~