Hello Everyone and Happy New Moon/New Year 2020!!
As I am writing this on December 21, it is the Capricorn Winter Solstice and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Traditionally, Yule logs were burned to remind people to give thanks to the solar gods for light, warmth and life. No matter what our religious affiliation, most of us in this day and age, experience this time of the year as a whirlwind of Christmas trees, sparkling decorations, and gift-giving with family and friends; but few realize that what we are really celebrating is the “birth of light in the darkness”, the birth of Christ-consciousness in Humanity, and the re-birthing of our own Divine Spark within. Blessings to all in this Season of Light!
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NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN SOLAR ECLIPSE DECEMBER 26, 2019:
This New Moon in Capricorn breathes new life and momentum into our New Year’s intentions as it also a Solar Eclipse! This month’s “stellium” line up, of no less than 5 planets in Capricorn, (Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto) reinforces our “mission” to be the builders of our own reality. How strong are our psychological and emotional foundations? The upcoming eclipse cycle may test us by bringing up all kinds of past fears, whether real or irrational (“the shadow”). The good news is that with Jupiter added to the mix, we now have the opportunity to “reformulate” and “restructure” past beliefs and attitudes, which have hindered our growth.
Solar Eclipses are usually outer-event oriented; bringing new circumstances, people (especially male energy), and decisions into our lives. More often than not, there are endings or final closures before the new beginnings can occur. Solar eclipses have a way of serving up things that have been “cooking” over a long time into immediate focus. Look back to the previous Cancer/Capricorn eclipse of July 2019. What has been happening in your life since then? A major chapter is closing, so that a new one may begin. Themes around money, power and security are all in the mix. Where the New Moon eclipse falls in your personal horoscope (by house and aspects) will reveal the new potentials and possibilities available to you.
The New Moon solar eclipse “ring of fire” appearance will be visible in parts of Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Pacific Islands. This may indicate significant , economic and environmental volatility in those regions over the next 6 months.
PLANETARY PICTURES: The Capricorn Stellium (5 planets):
As previously stated, this New Moon Solar eclipse has five planets (Sun, Moon, Jupiter), and the two outer “karmic” planets (Saturn & Pluto) are all in the sign of Capricorn. Saturn is the planet of Mastery, but we must be committed, focused and disciplined in order to achieve our goals. WE must recognize our strengths, as well as, our weaknesses. In the words of the ancients: “Know Thyself”. The transformational planet, Pluto, in the sign of Capricorn signifies the themes of power and secrets. Pluto also has to do with “the Shadow”; the world of big business, finances and world governments. When Saturn and Pluto join, empires rise and fall. Jupiter, “the great benefic” in the sign of Capricorn adds a dose of positive energy to the mix. This can be a very productive time, if we know how to “walk our talk; take care of our physical bodies; and keep a positive outlook. The Capricorn signature of this solar eclipse is the Universe’s way of saying that Humanity can evolve beyond archaic limitations, old timelines and collective fears, if we have faith (Jupiter) that new solutions/ paradigms are possible.
If you have Capricorn Sun, Moon or Ascendant, this is a very important Moon of “new beginnings” for you. Releasing old memories and long held belief systems that no longer serve you will help to clarify your goals now. Capricorns are not afraid of hard work, but they do not like to feel “uprooted”. It is always good to remember that change is not necessarily disruptive; it can also be exciting and life-affirming. On the positive side, Capricorns are extremely alert to advantageous opportunities and the best way to utilize them. The Capricorn theme is “wisdom learned through experience”.
Capricorn rules the physical support system of the body: skeleton, bones, teeth, and skin. Capricorn teaches us to take responsibility for our bodies in physical reality. We cannot complete our spiritual work unless our bodies can handle the immense influx of energies pouring into this planet at this time. Scientific headlines in the news are of solar storms, sun spots, plasma flares, and even magnetic pole “slippage”! We are living through a new planetary field of electro-magnetic activity (the “photon belt”). It is time to work with the healing gifts of Mother Earth to help ground and stabilize our physical bodies.
Gemstones, crystals, essential oils, and medicinal herbs all work well with the Capricorn earth energy. Spend time in nature; have a hot-stone massage; begin a healthy diet regime. Honoring our bodies as Temples of Light is part of the program now.
Taking responsibility, maintaining order, and creating stability in our own lives is the primary lesson of Capricorn, the Great Teacher. Capricorn often receives a bad rap for being too unemotional, too ambitious, and too concerned with money. This is the Capricorn “shadow” of becoming too entrapped by the material world. However, Capricorn is also the cardinal Earth sign which symbolizes our connection to Mother Earth (the Pacha Mama); as well as our spiritual lineage, and ancestral traditions and roots. Capricorn grounds us in physicality and in our bodies; it allows us to build a solid foundation for the future.
In esoteric astrology, Capricorn is the sign of the Master, as well as the Initiate. It is the “Hermit” of the tarot deck, whose message is to seek our own inner guidance and listen to the messages from Spirit. We can draw great comfort from our spiritual teachers and lineages right now as we deal with the challenges of the 3D world. It is also important to remember that “Mastery” is not automatically given; it is achieved ONLY after hard work and self-discipline. This is the optimal time for letting go of limiting habits, addictions and situations. The help of a trusted therapist, mentor or teacher can go a long way. New hope and inspiration is only a breath away, so remember to BREATHE deeply, as you set your intentions for the New Year.
In astrology, Saturn rules the concepts of three dimensional “time” and physical boundaries. There are no short-cuts when we are under the auspices of Capricorn and Saturn. It is essential to understand the importance of “good timing”, as well as patience. Shamanic teachers embody this aspect of Capricorn. They truly honor the Mother Earth by respecting the human body, and by the proper use of plant medicines, herbs and stones. They also know the secret of “no time” and “dream time”, as they teach us how to stretch time and become more in synch with our multidimensional aspects.
CAPRICORN NEW MOON: TREE OF LIFE MEDITATION:
Find your quiet inner space and relax. Light a white candle. Take a few deep breaths, centering yourself in the moment. Take a piece of white paper and write down your intentions for this New Moon. Fold the paper and keep it near you. Now, imagine yourself in a beautiful green meadow filled with lush, green grass. You notice a slight breeze with the scent of fragrant pine needles in the air. You lie down beneath a majestic pine tree, whose branches stretch miles into the sky.
This is your personal Tree of Life. Its pine needles make a soft, fragrant cushion beneath you, and you feel totally relaxed and at one with the Earth. You can smell the soothing essence of pine, fresh grass and wild flowers all around you. Lying here, you look up and see a clear, cloudless sky above you. Even though it is daylight, you can see the outline of the Crescent Moon and a brilliant blue/white star pulsating above it. This is the perfect “wishing” star, the Star Sirius.
You remember your list of intentions and repeat them to yourself (or out loud) while concentrating on this star. (If you don’t remember them all, they are already written on the paper, which is sufficient.) You remember that the Goddess Isis is connected with this Star Sirius, and she is the Goddess of magic, miracles and healing. See yourself planting your “wish list” below the big pine tree. Then, imagine the light from the star shining down and “watering” your list, as well as the roots of your magical tree.
Now, feel the light from this star penetrate your crown chakra and proceed down the meridians of your body to your feet. You wiggle your toes with delight! You are pulsing with star light in your body. You feel energized, refreshed and more alive! Now, picture each of your intentions as if it had already come true, and imagine how you would feel if that were really your reality.
Now, ask Isis (however you envision her) to assist with this process of creative manifestation in your life. As you sit with her, you can feel her beautiful unconditional love and support for you. You truly feel like her Divine Child. After a few minutes, you thank her and say goodbye. Bring your awareness to the present. Take the paper with your intentions and place it on your altar (if you don’t have one, you can create one with a few of your favorite crystals, sacred objects, yellow or white candle and fresh seasonal flowers). Allow your intentions to be nurtured by Isis over the next 14 days until the Full Moon and know that you may return to your magical Tree of Life at any time.
Blessings and Light, Mary