The Sun and Moon meet in Capricorn this week for the first new Moon of the new year. When setting intentions for a new Moon, consider the qualities of the sign it’s in. Capricorn is pragmatic, more concerned with the trek up the mountain than with the views from its peak. A dour Capricorn tends to make mountains out of molehills, creating more work for themselves. They take on the burdens of others, preferring to deprive themselves. Not that the Earth sign sees this as an inconvenience. Despite any pessimistic spin they may put on it, diligent and disciplined, Capricorn is happily self-sacrificing. Much like the mountain goat who perches adeptly upon a precarious ledge, Capricorn can turn seemingly adverse circumstances to their own advantage.
Capricorn also rules structures and institutions, such as governments and nations. So, a Capricorn new Moon presents an opportunity for us to set intentions to meet the increasing vitriol surrounding the transition of presidential power with resolve and a prudent, down-to-earth sensibility. Capricorn implores us to stand by the democratic process and to speak truth to power, no matter how hard the climb. Faith can move mountains. Unifying believers born under this sign include M.L.K, Ben Franklin, and Joan of Arc.
March 21 – April 19
The new Moon in your 10th House of Enterprise calls for fresh intentions for your public image, profession, and social contribution. You can be it all.
April 20 – May 20
The new Moon in your 9th House of Purpose makes way for clearer objectives when it comes to education, travel, and philosophy. Broaden your mind.
May 21 – June 20
With the new Moon in your 8th House of Transformation, re-evaluate your shared commitments, especially in terms of sex and money. Reinvigorate where needed.
June 21 – July 22
With the new Moon in your 7th House of Relationships, find equilibrium when it comes to personal and business affairs. Diplomacy is a good place to start.
July 23 – Aug. 22
The new Moon is in your 6th House of Wellness, giving you space to assess both self-care and work-life routines. Being of service is a skill to master.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
With the new Moon in your 5th House of Pleasure, set some intentions to maximize leisure and limerence. Have fun but don’t play games.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
The new Moon in your 4th House of Home calls for reflection regarding your roots, and if rampant growth is truly the best approach to being reborn.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
With the new Moon in your 3rd House of Connection, define your objectives in terms of communication and direction. Know where you want to go.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
The new Moon is in your 2nd House of Value, bringing attention to your possessions as well as your self-worth. Not all things of substance have a cost.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
With the new Moon in your 1st House of Self, make time to consider your initiatives for the year and how they will benefit you. You’ve earned it.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
The new Moon in your 12th House of Sacrifice makes this a good time to set an intention to forgive and forget old wounds. Healing sometimes manifests as a stroke of luck.
Feb. 19 – March 20
With the new Moon in your 11th House of Blessings, consider your purpose and how it benefits the people around you. Wish for blessings all around.