New moon and solar eclipse in Capricorn

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capThe new moon is at 25 degrees Capricorn today. It’s also a solar eclipse!

Like the mountain goat that symbolises this sign, Capricorn is sure-footed and thoroughly practical. In the end the Capricorn goat always reaches the heights, beating others who are faster but less determined.
Use the energy of this new moon to set goals on your stamina and determination to see things through to the end. There is great self-discipline to be found here and you will easily be able to put aside instant gratification in favour of long-term goals.

Patience and commitment

This new moon is all about achievement and security for your future. Capricorn has great patience and commitment. Think of it in terms of ‘The hare and the tortoise’ – the slow, steady determination of the tortoise that won the day!

The task today is to climb to solitary heights where no one else can get to and offer a vision of what we might create together. What is the mountain you choose to climb on this new moon? When you are devoted to something larger than yourself, you are afforded the chance to build a structure that serves the collective being – you have to scale the mountain and return to deliver the sermon that inspires all to build a just society.

Release fear

Capricorn is often associated with fear, but this is the new moon to see fear for what it is. You will have the power here to move through your fears and achieve success – use fear as a motivator, rather than running from it.[amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″][/amazon-product]
So often, fear is a symptom of loss of authority: We give away our authority too readily;  to our father, our lover, our employer or society because we have a tribal dread of being deemed an outcast. It is time to accept the responsibility of being author of your own life and to reclaim your authority, without being authoritarian.


If you feel chained or duty bound, this often shows up as depression. If you have a fear of being alone then you are encouraged with the Capricorn new moon to embrace loneliness by spending reflective time alone; in order to learn what supports you when you cannot support yourself. This experience will give you an indestructible foundation. We live in a culture where much ‘entertainment’ is merely a distraction from the terror of being alone – partying will not cure loneliness, solitude is the cure.


Your career comes to the fore when the new moon is in Capricorn, so if you are after a new job or promotion this would be an excellent personal goal to set at this time. It is possible to work at something you love; so if your current job does not satisfy your soul then set about finding a more appropriate job for yourself. Jobs are related to money and Capricorn doesn’t like to unnecessarily spend money, so if you are an impulse buyer, or frequently buy what you can ill-afford then this would be the time to set a goal to stop this negative habit.

Visualisation for new moon in Capricorn

Identify a goal or aim in your life in which it is your highest intention to succeed.
Visualise the goal as being at the top of a mountain and accept yourself as a master mountain climber.
Imagine yourself climbing the mountain, with your best effort, and also with joy at undertaking the task.
See yourself reaching the top and claiming the goal as now belonging to you.
Finish with the affirmation, “My abilities find their highest expression”.

Visualisation taken from Donna Cunningham’s ‘Moon Signs’ book.

Photo credit: Josephine Wall.

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