New Moon In Capricorn
The first new moon of 2018 is a big one: the Capricorn new moon falls over Amsterdam tonight.
In a month that’s packed with moon energy this is significant. The new moon brings a whole host of new energy to us. But what does it actually mean? Check out our simple guide to this energy powerhouse that will hit us tonight!
Full moon vs. new moon
Despite what you may think, what you will experience tonight is not a “full moon”.
Instead it is a new moon, and it means something entirely different for us energetically.
The difference between the two is the moon’s position.
A full moon occurs when the moon is on the far side of the earth from the sun. Energetically speaking, it amplifies our emotions. You’ll feel more during the full moon: if you are excited you might be running around; if you’re feeling low, you might just want to stay on the couch.
Regardless of which emotion it is, with the full moon, you’ll feel a lot of it. It’s like throwing confetti in the air at a party.
A new moon is the opposite. It occurs when the moon is between the Earth and the Sun. Because of this, it appears darker than normal to us here on Earth. It signifies the end of one moon cycle and is the beginning of the newest 28-day one.
Because of its symbol as a new beginning, the new moon represents a time of transformation. If the full moon is confetti in the air, the new moon is that same confetti on the ground. Now it’s time to step back and look at what is actually there and how it landed.
You might know the traits of a Capricorn already. They include:
When the moon enters this sign, we can benefit from these positive traits or fall victim to the negatives as well, regardless of what our personal sign is.
However, right now, it’s not just the moon that is in Capricorn. In fact, there are actually 4 planets that are aligned in this sign: Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto. This makes this new moon particularly special, and the effects will be powerful for the next two and a half days.
The Effects of the Planets, Capricorn, and the Moon
As the moon joins these other planets in capricorn, it will unleash a powerful new energy. As Tanaaz writes on ForeverConscious.com:
“Having a line up of so many planets indicates that this New Moon is going to bring a lot of earthy Capricorn energy for all of us to play with.”
In short, this series of planetary alignments will amplify this already cleansing and transformative energy that comes from the new moon. This is particularly enhanced by the fact that it is occurring in the Capricorn sign, and means that it is a great time for us to sit down and focus on the things in life that will move us forward.
“When the Moon is in Capricorn, we're more serious minded. It's harder to just hang out. We want to feel productive on something that has substance to it. Capricorn is an earth sign that means business. With the Moon here, emotional force can be applied to whatever is in process...These days are great for pushing past difficult obstacles. You've got extra discipline and patience. And you're able to forgo the satisfaction of short term gains for longer term achievements.”
This powerful planetary phenomena will bring a revitalizing and focusing energy to the next few days. So if you are feeling ready to begin a new venture, now might be the time to sit down and figure out how to do so.
Some activities that might be perfect to take on during this new moon cycle?
- That nerve-wracking meeting with clients
- A business planning session
- Tackling the overflow of paperwork that you have
Make these next three days the most productive you can—know that the power of the moon is behind you!
Here’s some more Astrology inspiration from:
“This first New Moon of the year in Capricorn is fertile ground for honoring, tracking and refining your intentions to move along a new path.” Pat Liles—ThePowerPath.com
“Once truth is revealed, and we accept the reality that has been stripped of its facade, we are motivated to rethink our priorities and to start to purge our systems of excesses and corruption.” —Pam Younghans, North Point Astrology
In Native American and early Colonial times, the Full Moon for January was called the Full Wolf Moon. This year we’ll also be treated to a Supermoon and a Total Lunar Eclipse!
The first New Moon of the year will be in a glorious Partial Solar Eclipse in the sign of the Capricorn. This partial Solar Eclipse takes place on the 5th of January and is the first of the several Capricorn Eclipses of the year. Since Solar Eclipses are rare occurrences, the start of 2019 is even more magical and meaningful now.
Of course with the ending of the year, it is inevitable not to look back and go through our year. This Cancer Full Moon perfectly wraps up our year and prepares us for the coming new year!
This New Moon falls in the intense sign of Scorpio and stands for forgiveness and compassion. Travel to the depths of your heart during this Scorpio New Moon to heal and transcend.
On October 24th, the Full Moon this time in the sign of Taurus will peak again! Bringing lots of unexpected changes!
On the 9th of October, a New Moon will once again rise! This New Moon falls in the sign of Libra and stands for new beginnings, retrials, and love.
From the organizational and practical Virgo, we enter the fiery Aries. This Full Moon is all about emotions.
This astronomical event that marks the transition to autumn also has an astrological influence on you because the equinox at the same time coincides with the shift from the Virgo season to the Libra season.
This new moon is a perfect time to self-reflect. Accepting who you are is not accepting only the good features that make you you. Acceptance begins with embracing both the good and the bad.
The last months have been way more intense than expected as we experienced three eclipses and seven planets in retrograde. Thus, it is time to use this fiery energy and “build the fires within using reflection, contemplation, communication, and inner imagination.”
August’s new moon falls in Leo. Expect a time of rebirth and connection!
In July there’s a full, blood moon in Aquarius. Expects lots of emotions!
July’s New Moon in Cancer will bring certain emotions to the surface but also gives us lots of positive vibes for heading in the right direction.
June’s Full Moon in Capricorn might feel a bit heavy but Capricorn’s stable and hardworking energy will help us through.
June has a New moon in Gemini and activates the thinking realms, the imagination and the mental channels, seeking patterns, connection and our purpose.
May’s Full Moon in the fiery and adventurous sign of Sagittarius will make you question yourself by looking at your fears and your desires. Read all about it here!
May’s New moon in Taurus is causing a lot of change in our life. But, here’s a guide to help you use these changes wisely.
The April Full Moon falls on the 30th in the powerful Scorpio sign. April’s Full Moon will bring lots of benefits to the table through planet Saturn, which means being more prepared, steady, determined and successful!
The April New Moon falls on the 15th-16th in the fire sign of Aries. This is a busy and highly active New Moon that is going to bring some powerful changes.
Tomorrow afternoon at 14:11 the new moon will rise over The Netherlands as many celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It signifies the start of the Pisces New Moon cycle, and the end of the Aquarius moon cycle. The perfect opportunity to take time to focus on yourself, and activities that connect you to your purpose.
After a rare February with no full moon, the month of March 2018 gets two!
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aquarius! The New Moon will be at 22:06:51 in Amsterdam on the 15th of February!
Read here about how to make the most out of the Capricorn New Moon!