This New Moon falls in a close conjunction with Venus, who is just about ready to exit Capricorn. Fresh from her Cazimi last week, she too is at the beginning of a new cycle. This offers an opportunity to start afresh on relationship or emotional matters. Unlike mountain goats, humans are social creatures who do rely on support from our lovers and friends. Your goals will be easier to obtain with help and influence of those you love.
Generally, when a rare astrological transit occurs, there will be an obvious embodiment of that at a public or global level. With this weeks powerful and intense triple conjunction between the Sun, Venus and Pluto, was demonstrated via Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe speech.
Whether you’re single or partnered, this a rare and opportune time to assess your value to others and theirs to you. Evaluate your situation in important relationships including friends and colleagues. Are you getting less than what you’re worth, financially and/or emotionally?
Sensitive emotions may rise and fall as soulful Neptune triggers this lunation. Logic and reason may be overcome by intuition or your gut instinct. The nebulous nature of Neptune prefers to err on the side of fantasy and imagination. If things don’t make much sense under the Full Moon, accept that and allow your feelings to guide you.
Overall, 2018 reflects the concept of ‘be the change you wish to see in the world.’ Deep introspection and questioning of your personal priorities is a must. It’s not about change for changes’ sake, but rather aligning the changes within your heart to create the life you want.
Venus doesn’t like being in Capricorn much. You see, Venus likes shiny things, she loves to play, dance and have fun. Saturn is the cranky old man who complains the music is too loud. With a restrictive influence on Venus, you may have reduced spending, socialising or had ‘low vibe’ Christmas this year.
So, while there is still plenty to do, I feel a stillness I couldn’t reach until now. Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn, the Solstice and Mercury stationing today, I feel I can finally breathe.
As I collect my thoughts on 2017 and focus forward on 2018, there is certainly the changing of the guard on many levels.
If you have some major inroads you’d like to make on a particular goal over the next 3 years, then Saturn in Capricorn can help you get clear. Facing some harsh realities will be very likely, but kidding yourself isn’t going to do you any favours. Short term pain for long term gain is an ethos worthwhile adopting now.
It must also be noted that this all happens within the final degrees of Sagittarius, where Saturn will depart and not return for 30 years. Mercury retreating through the archer’s fire asks us to reflect on life topics that required a higher level of responsibility since December 2014.
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