The first New Moon of 2021 falls in the sign of Capricorn on 13 January here in Adelaide, and 23 degrees of Capricorn. It was at this very degree in January last year, that Saturn and Pluto aligned, and the stirrings of what was to come kicked into gear. A year later, Capricorn may very well remind us of the journey we have travelled since 2020, not to mention, stirring up memories as we reflect back on much (or how little) we have all grown, and how much our lives have changed.
While new moons are normally a good time to set intentions, for the time being it seems as if we are being asked to set intentions from a new place of knowing. Rather than falling back into the old ways, we are being asked to think about who we want to be moving forward. Capricorn new moons are usually a grounding influence and offers an appropriate time to (re)connect with the earth, our ancestors, and our roots. As there are some volatile energies surrounding this upcoming new moon that could knock us off balance, it is advisable to keep this grounding and connection in mind.
No matter what challenges come our way, just like the Capricorn sea goat has the talent and skill to climb to the tallest mountain and swim to the deepest depths of the ocean, we too have the ability to overcome any hurdles that are sent our way.
The cosmic weather further indicates a chance of upheaval, shock, and restlessness. It seems there may be a push-pull dynamic or some opposing forces that create a feeling of division. This volatile energy is triggered in part by the dwarf planet Eris, the Goddess of Discord and Strife, being squared (90 degrees) to the new moon, as well as Uranus, Mars, and Black Moon Lilith also being active at this time. They all are pushing this idea of some shocking news or surprising change.
The above has been adapted from Intuitive Astrology. See their web page for the whole article.
I share some of my notes compiled from various astrological websites, in particular Pippastrology in this video.