New Moon in Capricorn, January 16, 2018
By: Scarlett Singleton
Happy New Moon, everyone!
If you’re like me, you’ve noticed the realness has kicked in and people have definitely gotten into serious mode. That’s because we currently have six, yup SIX planets in Capricorn. If you know a Capricorn, you know they’re hard workers and that is exactly the energy that is taking over right now. This is an amazing time for personal and spiritual growth! What about those New Year’s Resolutions that you just made two weeks ago? Have you fallen off already? Time to get back on that horse and follow through!
What is a New Moon?
A New Moon happens when the moon and the sun are orbiting close together in the sky at the same degree; in this case, it’s in Capricorn at 26°. The night is so dark and the Moon is away because the Moon is with the Sun! A Full Moon, on the other hand, is directly opposite the Sun in the sky; the sunshine literally fills the Moon’s surface with light! Babies that are born under a New Moon come into this world with a natural ‘knowing’ of what they want and what direction they need to take to get it! Because it’s a dark night, these babies have natural ‘night vision’ when it comes to life. These are the people that are naturally good with directions and never need GPS. These are the people that have always known what they want in life; they’re very decisive and tend to be the leaders in their group of friends. Sound like anyone you know? Maybe they’re a New Moon baby!
These two weeks in between the New Moon in Capricorn and the Full moon in Leo and the Lunar Eclipse is a major time to be focusing on what you do want in your life as well as what you don’t want in your life and what is no longer serving you. The energies over these next two weeks will be building up for a release come the full moon in Leo on January 31! This will also be the second full moon already in the first month of the new year – the energy will be high! If you’ve been too busy to focus on yourself so far in 2018, now is the time to get on it! What have you been desiring? I want you to think big!
A simple “I want to pay all of my bills on time this month” is not sufficient! You want that new car? You want to travel to Europe this year? Right now is the perfect time for manifesting just that! I’ll mention some great manifesting techniques below!
There’s lots of Capricorn and Scorpio energy in the atmosphere right now! The Cap/Scorpio combo is the perfect energy for someone that is focused, driven, and ambitious. Capricorn energy tends to be an extreme of either/or. A baby born with this energy will have one of two personalities. There are those who love to learn, since education is very important to Capricorns. If they have the opportunity, they’ll go after that Masters or Doctorate degree and will not stop until they have it. These Capricorns will be very structured, organized, and all about work. They understand that discipline will get them to where they need to be and as a result, they’re not much of the party type. Or, the opposite will occur – they may be extremely lazy and feel entitled. They overworked themselves and therefore consistently burn themselves out. They feel like they’ve already put their two cents in when it comes to working and now feel like they should be handed everything. They’re unmotivated and can come seem boring at times. So, depending on how the energy is in their natal chart and how they use it, the Capricorn personality will play out in these two ways. Does this sound like someone you know? They might have Capricorn energy in their natal chart!
Planets in Capricorn during the full moon on January 16, 2018:
New Moon 26°54’
What is a “Degree” when talking about planets?
Just like the Sun has his own rotation – right now he’s in Capricorn, next he’ll move into Aquarius, then Pisces, etc. – the Moon and the other planets have their own orbits as well. For example, it usually takes the Sun about 30 days to orbit from one constellation to the next. It takes the Moon 2-3 days, Saturn 2 and a half years, Jupiter about 13 months, etc. Planets orbit in degrees of 30. So the full moon is at 26°Capricorn, and once it moves a little further it will then be in Aquarius. Each new degree the planets change into, releases a different energy. This is why it is so important to find out your energy in your Natal Chart. We all have the 12 signs within us and they all play out so differently depending on how the planets aligned at the time of our birth.
New Moon and Venus Sextile Mars in Scorpio is excellent for getting social and affectionate! It’s the perfect time for chatting up that hot guy in line at your fav coffee shop or flirting with that girl you always see at the gym. The strong, confident energy of Venus in Cap sextiling the very assertive and passionate Mars in Scorpio will have you feeling sexy, ambitious and ready to go after what you already know is yours!
New Moon Sextile Jupiter in Scorpio is basically, everything you’re manifesting right now will have an easier time coming to fruition. The Sextile with the New Moon and Jupiter is meant to help you see yourself from an outer perspective to help you grow your sense of self. Be harder on yourself when necessary to help you see your true self in a new light. This energy will be strong over the next two weeks, so make sure you use it to its fullest potential.
New Moon square Uranus in Aries is going to make you realize that maybe you don’t have it all together like you thought you did. Are you still confused with what path you want to take? Are you still working jobs just to pay bills but haven’t really thought of what you want to do career-wise? If this describes you, New Moon squaring Uranus is going to give you a big reality check! We’re all born with a passion and a purpose. Now is the time we’ll start to figure out what that is and work on building the structure in our lives to attain it!
Pluto in Cap Sextile Jupiter in Scorpio is all about new directions! Creating new paths to smash our goals, and the natural flow to make it happen. This will somewhat consume the challenging square with Uranus so the change that’s happening with feel less forceful and have more of a natural flow. This is an amazing time for personal and spiritual growth!
Personal Development Practices for Clearer Manifesting
I’m sure you’ve heard it everywhere. There are bullet journal, day planners, manifestation journals and more. The reason everyone promotes journaling is because it
actually works! Not only can it help you to become organized, it can also help you manifest your true desires.
Think about that. Every single thing in your life started with a thought. Then through hard work and determination, your life became what you see today. Your iPhone, that new MAC lipstick, your dream car … Everything was created with just a thought! So, if our thoughts are that powerful, let’s write them down! Play pretend and imagine you already have everything you want. Write about these things like they’re already yours! It may feel silly but the excitement that builds up inside while playing ‘pretend’ is part of the process of manifesting!
The other day, I got a copy of my bank statement and edited all of the amounts to what I wanted them to be! I added a few zeros and my whole perspective of my bank account completely changed! Even though it wasn’t real at the time, I was still so excited to see each amount, because …
1) I knew that one day, my account would actually look like this.
2) It made me even more motivated to go after what has really just been waiting for me all along!
So write down your thoughts, your dreams, your ideas, and anything that you want to have in your life!
Affirmations are extremely important because we deal with a lot of negativity on a daily basis and it tends to happen so frequently that we dont realize how much negativity we’ve been exposed to and how much we’ve started to accept it as our own. Especially as women in this society, everywhere we turn we’re told to look like that girl or use that product or weigh a certain amount. When it comes to loving ourselves, truly and authentically, sometimes we don’t even want to try to look at ourselves positively because what we see in the mirror doesn’t equal up to what we have been told to look like.
Well let me just tell you if you weren’t aware – it’s all a marketing ploy! It’s an attempt to make the powerful women feel ‘less powerful’ so they’ll feel the need to buy and use our product. Boom. Profit goes up! Realize that it’s all a lie to get into your pockets and don’t fall for it!
It is so important to speak to ourselves positively. Let’s really make a conscious effort to pay attention to how we speak to ourselves every day and to stop those negative beliefs as they creep into our mindset.
Here is a list of Positive Affirmations to remind yourself daily:
I am powerful.
I am a businesswoman.
I am a successful entrepreneur.
I have tons of clients who pay me in full and on time.
I am surrounded by positive and inspiring people.
Money flows easily and abundantly in my life.
I already have my bills paid up 6 months in advance.
I already have the man/woman of my dreams and he/she loves me unconditionally.
My life is absolutely perfect in every way.
Meditation is essential to our everyday lives if we want to stay sane in this crazy, negative world. Meditation can calm the nerves if you’re an anxious person and can help you discover a sense of happiness if you’re feeling down. The reason most people don’t even attempt meditation is because they’ve heard they have to ‘clear the mind’ and they think it’s impossible! Well, it is impossible to not think anything and that’s not the goal of meditation! Meditation is about sitting in calmness, feeling the body and acknowledging each thought as it passes through your mind without attaching to it. It has nothing to do with pushing thoughts away or shutting them off and then later feeling guilty for falling off track. Feeling your feelings as you feel them, visualize your ideal outcomes and go into the thought and change the thoughts that are coming into your mind and adjust them so they measure up with your goals. Check out some of the links below for some short but powerful meditations from Anita Wing Lee. She quit her job awhile back and now travels the world living her passion and has made a lifestyle doing it.
Guided Meditation to Release Negativity
Guided Meditation for Positive Energy
Guided Meditation for Traveling the World
All in all, this time after the New Moon is all about releasing what is no longer worth your time and manifesting all of your desires for the life you know you deserve! Watch out for my next article on the Full Moon in Leo on January 31st! It’s going to be intense! 🔥
✨High Vibes ✨