First Quarter Moon
Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Aries
The First Quarter marks the time for an action step in the direction of your intention. This is likely to contain some challenge or at least require an adjustment. For Aries, the Moon’s sign at this phase, the challenge is personal. There is likely to be internal rebellion, impatience and/or aggression and that aggression could be active or passive. Take note of resistance from ego to do the work you know has to be done. Use the steadfast and just a bit stodgy energy of the Capricorn Sun to find a practical solution. It may be things just need time.
Another great strategy for dealing with this resistance is to wear it down with gratitude. Take time to make a gratitude list. You might want to look for situations where you were acknowledged for your hard work or where the reward and recognition was all or part internal. Gratitude for bosses, mentors, parents who saw you at your best and brought that out. Gratitude for people you may have found useful to reach your goals.
The attitude adjustment that comes with gratitude will aid in harnessing the action oriented energy of the Aries Moon and will help light the way to the next indicated step. There is no need to know all the steps, just the next logical one. Take that step even if it’s a small one. Even if ego or the little "I" doesn't want to, take that step anyway.
Sun in Capricorn/Moon in Pisces
The Crescent Moon is our opportunity to focus on one of the items on our manifesting list and line up the energy to bring it to reality. This is intention.
If you have engaged the Capricorn energy, your list is ambitious. You might feel embarrassed to have asked for recognition, a great career, or the secure and burden free life you want. That is just the critical aspect of Capricorn making sure you know you deserve it and you are willing to do the work.
Breathe and feel yourself concrete and present. Capricorn and Saturn are just reminding you there might be some effort on your part required. The Pisces Moon helps you connect with that Power greater than yourself. Trust that connection to assist you in opening to inspiration that will guide you to your goal. This Moon phase helps with the focus necessary to get a plan or strategy in place to go about doing your part.
Use the discipline of Capricorn to focus on just one item on your list. It may feel difficult, but remember, any activity on any one item on your manifesting list activates all the items on the list. Attend well to this one item and all else will fall into place.
New Moon in Capricorn
January 5, 5:28 pm pst
Sun and Moon in Capricorn
As the Sun and Moon meet in the sign of Capricorn, we begin a Building Cycle in the element of earth. This year, 2019, the New Moon with the Sun in Capricorn follows the Full Moon. We have been releasing impediments and obstacles, now we are ready to begin our building cycle. Mercury has just moved into Capricorn. The Sun and Moon are between Saturn and Pluto and there is a solar eclipse for this New Moon. Saturn is helpful in making things real. It is that which manifests in this world. It may take longer than you would like, but what comes through Saturn lasts. These cosmic weather conditions bring an intensity and somber quality to this first New Moon of the year.
Capricorn is a Cardinal Sign in the Element of Earth. The personal self reaches its zenith. Position, usefulness, structure, and discipline can be the focus of this Building Cycle. Cardinal signs bring in the new season and change. Now is the time to focus on the structure of the year to come. This is the time to be concrete and practical in plans, goals, and intentions.
Your manifesting or building cycle list is meant to identify for yourself and the Universe what you would like to have in your life. When you make your manifesting list for this cycle, make it ambitious and practical-these are traits of Capricorn. Include accomplishment and recognition for jobs well done, but make sure there are items on the list that will be easy for you to accomplish as well. While you work the building cycle you will pick one thing as a focus. Just one is plenty because work on any one item activates all the items on the list.
Write out your manifesting list. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a very special place. During the Gibbous Moon phase, you will read your list once more and use your power of imagination to fully and completely experience fulfillment. Then bury your list, plant it, as an expression of trust that the Universe is listening and good fulfillment is on the way.
Here are some things I am putting on my list, you might want to use them as a guide to making your list.
Career options open to me that use my abilities and bring success and recognition.
I am comfortable with my age and aging.
I have healthy, strong teeth, knees, and bones.
I use my personal power and position kindly and effectively.
Those in authority aid me.
I take care of business and enjoy it.
I cooperate in manifesting Divine structure.
I am comfortable, safe, and secure, in holding positions of authority in harmony with my soul’s calling and destiny.
I celebrate and cherish the precious gift of a human incarnation.
Remember as you make your manifesting list to keep some items practical and doable. Guarantee yourself a sense of success. I like to add to my list "This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned" (this thanks to Beatrex). Also, it’s never too late or the "wrong" time to add to your list.
Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Scorpio
The Balsamic Moon is the last phase of the releasing cycle. The Moon loses Herself in the central light of the Sun and re emerges as the New Moon, in complete union with the Sun.
The Balsamic phase is the time to move within and rest. In this state of receptivity, our only task is to be present and available for the work of the Divine. It’s time to drift in the sweet swamp of creativity embracing magic and inviting new life and mystery. Consider that structure will come organically and perfectly according to the deep pattern already present.
This Balsamic Moon is in Scorpio, the sign of fixed water and deep transformation through completely letting go. Trust in the Unknown and Unknowable to set in motion the patterns that will find form in the future. Relax and trust that outworn structures can be transformed as though by deep magic.
Make sure to find a quiet moment to read your release list aloud. Notice areas of your life where you may already be experiencing a sense of relief and release. Bring to mind the magic of the generosity and forgiveness practiced in the disseminating and last quarter phases. Then burn your release - let it go completely. Then simply be present in empty and open anticipation for the coming new life and light taking form.
Sun in Capricorn/Moon in Libra
At the Quarter Moon the Sun is in Capricorn and the Moon in Libra. All quarter moon phases present an opportunity or challenge to make adjustments that allow release of baggage from the past and forgiveness. Capricorn asks us to be efficient, focused on appearances and status and in control, while Libra insists on a relational approach that is balanced and fair. This presents the challenge and opportunity to mediate between career and relationship, between our public life and our intimate life.
The power of forgiveness is a powerful tool for this phase. It helps us let go of resentments and wounds. To forgive doesn’t require forgetting nor does it mean allowing abuse or mistreatment to go unchecked. I like what I found on line regarding forgiveness and would like to share it with you:
What Is Forgiveness?
Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.
Just as important as defining what forgiveness is, though, is understanding what forgiveness is not. Experts who study or teach forgiveness make clear that when you forgive, you do not gloss over or deny the seriousness of an offense against you. Forgiveness does not mean forgetting, nor does it mean condoning or excusing offenses. Though forgiveness can help repair a damaged relationship, it doesn’t obligate you to reconcile with the person who harmed you, or release them from legal accountability.
Instead, forgiveness brings the forgiver peace of mind and frees him or her from corrosive anger. While there is some debate over whether true forgiveness requires positive feelings toward the offender, experts agree that it at least involves letting go of deeply held negative feelings. In that way, it empowers you to recognize the pain you suffered without letting that pain define you, enabling you to heal and move on with your life.
A positive use of this configuration might be to keep in mind bridging a singular power structure (J) and a relational approach that allows give and take through connection (G) to examine past wounds, enemies, and injustices. As you look at your release list, find some thing you have written that reminds you of past hurts, slights, or injustices. Let feelings come. Experience them as fully as possible and you will find, if you breathe and let them follow a natural arc, feelings will intensify, peak, diminish and finally the feelings will pass. You may wish to ask, “What is my part in this situation? What do I need to see or understand to let this go?” As you own your part and are willing to know, understand and integrate the wisdom that comes as a result release occurs and the possibility of liberation. This is a very rich opportunity to let go and release limiting patterns, behaviors, and habits. You will find forgiveness is good for you.
This practice of forgiveness is a great way to prepare to move into the coming year. It is a way to leave behind resentment and prepare to start anew. The experience of forgiveness comes to us as grace in its own time. By doing our part of the work, we invite that grace and affirm it. We embody the divine qualities of compassion and mercy as we forgive ourselves and others.
LUNAR NEW YEAR OF THE DOG
This New Moon marks the Lunar New Year. In Chinese Astrology the zodiac is represented as 12 different animals. This year is the Year of the Dog.
More on this later, but for now here is a picture of the dog in my life. He is loyal, kind and dutiful. He is a source of happiness. Happy year of the dog!
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