January 13th the Sun and Moon once again conjunct at their monthly meet-up, and we have the first new moon of 2021. As always new moons represent new beginnings, and with this new moon being the first new moon of 2021, the energy of new beginnings, is even more powerful than usual.
Moreover, with the sun and moon conjunct in the ambitious and determined sign of go-getter Capricorn this new moon is truly encouraging you to get your intentions clear and turn your focus to your long-term goals. To help you along, Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn, has moved out of this sturdy earth sign (where he has resided since the end of 2017) and into the visionary of the zodiac – airy and expansive Aquarius. If the Saturn + Aquarius energy had a slogan it would be “if you can dream it, you can do it!”- so let’s get started! Let these planetary aspects work in your favor. Draw on the energies you need and see if you can leave the rest. Embrace the ideas of visionary Aquarius in combination with the discipline and commitment of the wise sea-goat, Capricorn, and ground your highest dreams into the physical plane.
Make some solid plans, not air castles, and really dig into this powerful new moon energy. What does your heart long for? What does your soul need? Dream it. Visualize it. Climb the mountain and go for it! This is a time to think big, and to plant fertile seeds for your biggest visions to come into fruition. Remember to give it time though. Be patient. Rome was not built in one day.
If climbing your mountain seems impossible at this time, don’t despair. Trust the timing of your life – you will move when you are meant to. If your life feels like a never-ending series of lessons, bringing you one step forward and three steps back, the darkness and introspective energies surrounding every new moon brings the perfect space to stop, pause and just breathe.
Do a bit of personal inventory. Look back. What do you see? What have you learned? With transformative Pluto conjunct the new moon, you will get the push needed to face your shadows, rip out the blockages that stops you from living your life once and for all. When the going gets tough, know that life is always trying to teach you something, and if patterns keep repeating themselves in your life, you have simply not learned your lesson – yet.
Whatever resides in your shadow, find the courage to face it, so you do not have to drag along this sluggish energy into 2021. Then give yourself permission to move on. No matter what hardships you are facing; do not let life make you hard. Soften the walls around your heart. Let your challenges make you stronger, wiser, and more loving towards yourself and others. After all, you are here for the story – the story of your heart and soul – not to impress anyone through false perfection. And remember, more often than not, it is just a change in perspective that is needed to create a positive shift, so start with your thoughts and the way you think about things.
Remind yourself that the best is yet to come and get ready to rise, shine and truly welcome in the new moon, this brand-new year and most of all the new you. The first two weeks after the new moon, is the best time for manifesting, so this is indeed a time for breakthroughs! Shake off your old fears and beliefs and do not be afraid to truly embrace that uniqueness that is you. And keep in mind that it does not matter if the people around you do not always understand your need for change or a new beginning. Do not belittle yourself for anyone. This is your life and your journey, and even though it through times of transformation and change will sometimes feel lonely, know that when you start to believe in yourself, become a leader in your own life, and start to embrace that uniqueness that is YOU, opportunities will start to blossom as the Universe delivers her magic to you! Brave hearts are always rewarded.
New Moon Blessings to All,