Some Brief Notes on the New Moon in Capricorn on Dec 28th/29th 2016 by Margaret Gray

‘If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?’
― John E. Lewis

Key Planetary Energies Today:

This New Moon feels particularly important as it comes just a few days before the ending of 2016 – and what a year that has been! Not surprisingly, every single planet and point in the sky is activated today in some way!
The New Moon is conjunct Mercury (1’) as well as exactly sextile Mars in Pisces, which is still within 2’ of Neptune! It also aspects the Nodes via a trine to the North Node in Virgo and a sextile to the South Node in Pisces (3’). Although the conjunction to Pluto has a wide orb of almost 9’, it is still a powerful energy that needs to be added to the mix!
In addition to the New Moon energies, we are also still undergoing the powerful opposition between Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries and Jupiter is also sextile Saturn, quincunx Chiron and trine Venus (4’)!)

So how is all of this likely to affect us?

This New Moon draws our attention to the core foundations in our life, particularly to do with our emotional and mental structures. This is an ideal time to re-visit the past year and re-consider how we have chosen to communicate with ourselves and others. How honest have we been in our relationships with our friends, family, co-workers and with our intimate other? What does ‘integrity’ mean to us and how are we living it out in all areas and aspects of our life? What aspects of our inner and outer structures and boundaries may need some re-vising and re-adjusting as we prepare to move into 2017? If our structures and boundaries are too rigid and exclusive we might consider relaxing them a bit and if they have been too lax we might try new ways of strengthening them in a flexible manner. Notice any fears that may arise when we consider making these changes and then consider how our lives might be enhanced if we take the chance!

Don’t be surprised if some old pain may come to the surface to be released and healed to do with the issue of ‘truth’ in our life – either our truth, or a perceived or actual lack of truth from others over the past year or longer. Compassion and empathy for ourselves and others can help to form a bridge between the ideal and the real.

This New Moon will particularly resonate if your Sun, Moon and/or angles are between 6’ and 9’ Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces and/or Virgo. Notice also if you have planets between 19’ and 22’ Aries, Libra, Pisces and/or Virgo as they are awakened at the moment and will be kept busy over the next few months with some exciting changes afoot!

Some suggestions for this New Moon:

1. This is a great time to journal about 2016 – unexpected gifts, lessons learned, new friendships, challenges overcome, magical moments, special connections, losses, creative projects started or completed, love…
2. Taking some time alone to meditate, contemplate…
3. Making a list of what you would like to work on in 2017 within yourself.
4. Listing 4 things in your life that bring you immense joy.

In our Relationships: Feel free to listen to the YouTube Recording by Armand Diaz and myself on the  New Moon in Capricorn and Relationships here 

The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is: ‘In A Sunlit Home Domesticated Birds Sing Joyously’. One interpretation of this is that something primal within us that has been suppressed can find an audible voice when we shine the light of consciousness on it.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year and many thanks for reading my posts and blogs throughout 2016!

Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray Dec 2016 MSW D.


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