The Moon joins the Sun tonight at 19 degrees of Capricorn. This next lunar cycle is all about practical matters and taking care of business, whether it involves personal or career ambitions. The Cardinal earth sign is known for persevering and their ability to achieve their goals. Sometimes, the all-business, no-nonsense approach of the mountain goat gives the appearance of being too constricted. This is partly due to Saturn's influence as Capricorn's ruling planet.with it's tendency toward thriftiness of emotion, time and resources.
Use this New Moon energy to hone in on your goals and get things done. Mercury, having moved back into Capricorn by retrograde motion aligns with the Sun and Moon to play a supporting role in reviewing facts and figures. Take advantage of this time to do any needed research or revise the steps to succeeding on your chosen path. Mercury will turn direct on January 25th at 14 degrees of Capricorn and won't leave this sign until February 14th when it reenters Aquarius, allowing plenty of time to work on your goals.
Another assist comes from expansive Jupiter in the Mutable earth sign Virgo forming a harmonious trine to the Sun and Moon in this New Moon chart. Since Mercury rules Virgo, the practical organizing skills of this adaptable sign are increased under Jupiter's aptitude for increase and abundance! Look to your higher purpose and how to magnify the positive steps you've made as we begin another lunar cycle.
The planet Uranus plays an active role here bringing inventiveness and intuition into play as it supports individual freedoms and the right to express one's vision of the future. Uranus thinks outside the box, unlike Saturn which is keenly aware of limitations; in this case they are working together to move forward. Whatever practical steps you can take, however slowly it feels, keep your vision of what will give you freedom and independence clearly in mind. This is the month to set the groundwork for success!
Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~