NEW MOON (first of the year) in Capricorn – 13 of January 2021

First New Moon of the Year in Capricorn and the last in conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, since by 2024 when Pluto finally enters Aquarius (where it will stay until January 2044), there will be no other New Moon in conjunction with the “dwarf planet” that bears the name and intentions of the Lord of the Underworld, who always confronts us with our worst nature, with our shadow and as I like to call it, with our “Inner Beast”. This does not mean that the Capricornio story, which we have been living, for the last 12 years since Pluto first entered (in our lives), in this sign of the sacred goat, which, among other things, represents our institutions and our ability to establish law and order in the kingdom, will end. What happened last Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol is a clear example of the crisis of our institutions and our ability to implement law and order. But the most important thing about Capricorn and its regent, the Lord of the Rings, Saturn, is the importance of developing our own internal institutions and regulating system, without having to be ordered around or be “victimized” by exterior authority. Finding Saturn and its most positive expression within us is Capricorn’s legacy. What is the most positive aspect of this great archetype is that as we grow up, we no longer need our parents to set limits on us, but that we must learn to respond to “our own internal barometer” of what Integrity, Ethics, Honesty means for each of us. This New Moon is also formed in conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, so the journey to the underworld of our psyche will be inevitable. Our inner struggle to feel empowered or not is the issue. Wanting power is also a struggle for survival. The New Moon also activates the square between Pluto and Eris, which raises the tone of those oppressed, forgotten voices relegated to irrelevance, both within us and in the outside world.

The fact that we have been discussing and turned a simple mask into a political, conspiratorial matter shows us that we are in crisis of values and ideals. We should be the ones who decided to wear the mask, which obviously prevents us from transmitting our viruses to others, rather than waiting for the government to force us do it and then feel oppressed and dominated.

This is a New Moon which talks about this, as Mars, our “fighting” nature, is in a square (90º) to Saturn. According to Traditional Astrology, the two “malefic”, at war, therefore, something seems to “putting limits” (Saturn) on our ability to fight, defend, advance, survive. Frustrating is the word that explains it, but it can be much more than that, if you’ve committed a crime, for example. It can also be something as simple as the regulations to go to the gym in a period of a pandemic or just not be able to train in the streets. Someone or something (an institution for example) prevents us from doing what we want to do, how and when we want to do it. On Thursday the 14th, just for this New Moon, Mercury begins its pre-shadow period of this next Retrograde that begins on January 30 and culminates on February 21, although its post-shadow period, which really ends this cycle, is March 12. The pre-shadow period begins when Mercury reaches the degree to which it will retreat in its retrograde period, in this case the 11th Aquarius; the post-shadow period is the degree where retrograde station happens, in this case, 26th Aquarius. I mention this because with the square between Mars and Saturn, it is possible that the emphasis of arrears is on paperwork and the licensing permits, pensions procedures , etc. The delay of all this is its most negative aspect, but of course there is also a very positive side to it, which is the one that we will find by reviewing our labor, financial, our creative and / or business projects past, since Mars which travels through Taurus, at this time, can provide us with more positive or negative surprises in these aspects of life, depending on our actions in the past. Mercury forms a square to Uranus, just before the New Moon, which can bring us some ideas worth investigating.

This New Moon also begins with Venus in a fantastic aspect of Mars and Uranus, which reminds us that in order to create and express our creativity, we must let go of outdated values and believes based on old-fashioned “traditions”. Renovation, the innovation, even taking risks is what counts now. “Tradition” has led us to where we are and it shows us where we need to evolve, to start a new stage in our personal lives as well as in the world. Venus in Capricorn reminds us that we must all take responsibility and control our worst nature, for the good of the community. You also need control and awareness to create. We need perseverance and dedication, and that’s the best gift of the Capricorn archetype. Without work and dedication there is no quality. With Venus, Sun and Moon and of course Pluto in Capricorn this is a good impulse to understand that instead of complaining so much about being manipulated and the inefficiency of governments, we, all of us must act with responsibility and conviction. With Jupiter and Saturn already in Aquarius, the message is that we are all part of this Humanity and we must bring about the changes we would like to see, with a plan, not irresponsibly , with an internal certainty that it is our children and grandchildren that are inheriting what we do today.

With Neptune still transiting its own sign, Pisces, which has confirmed to us that everyone, no matter your race, social or financial status, sexual or religious orientation, can become infected by a microscopic virus, because it affects the human race, of which we are all a part. It also confronts us with the state of media confusion we are seeing, and helps us to understand what it means to have freedom , (initiated when Neptune transited Aquarius between 1998-2011) and the power to give our opinion and publish all that comes to mind, to share with the world. This also requires the internal responsibility of Saturn, which as it transits Aquarius for the next three years, will will begin to put some limits on that newly gained media freedom. Some of this we started to see, when Twitter and Facebook canceled the U.S. President’s accounts.

Right for this New Moon in Capricorn, Uranus, finally stations direct, thus ending its retrograde period of the year that began on August 15, 2020, and it will begin to move forward from the 6º to 15º of Taurus from now until August , when it will retrograde again until the 11º of Taurus during the second half of the year, until January 2022, when it’ll stops again to re-start its movement forward. If you have planets around 6º and 15º degrees from Leo-Aquarius-Scorpio and Taurus, something is screaming inside you to free yourself from self-imposed chains in the aspect of your life denoted by the houses affected in your natal chart. If you have planets in those degrees in Virgo or Capricorn, liberation will occur more naturally. From February, Uranus will be in square to Saturn, almost all year round, therefore, the cry of self-affirmation and liberation will be confronted with that fact that to do so, we must follow certain rules, imposed by ourselves and our society. Still, squares are often, internal struggles, conflicts of our different internal voices that lead us to duality but also to the development of our deepest sense of values, both social and personal. In the myth between Saturn (son) and Uranus (father), it is Saturn who castrates his father, and it is from those amputated testicles, casted to the the sea, that Aphrodite is born.

As we have already seen with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, we begin this year, with the certainty that we must take individual and social responsibility in many respects and that does not mean that life will be more boring, but quite the opposite. From the castration of Uranus, the Venus, Goddess of Beauty and Creativity, was born. Translated: Internal Beauty and Creativity have the opportunity to manifest themselves, when there is an act of castration and limitation. When our wings are cut off, we invent new, more creative ways to fly.

NEW MOON in Capricorn – 1st of January 2014!!!!!!!!!

NewMoonCapricorn-300x300What a strenuous way of starting the year as from January 1, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!, with a New Moon at 11º of Capricorn forming an ‘almost’ exact Grand Cross, yet not as exact as it will be in April 2014. But close enough to shake us a little. We go into this lunation with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Pluto at 11 ° of Capricorn, (Venus also in Cap but further away at 28º).
A conglomerate of 5 planets in the same sign and degree and all forming a virtually exact 90 ° angle to Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries, which are opposed. Jupiter in Cancer at 16°, completes the missing leg of the cross.
You don’t have to be a genius, nor an astrologer, to realize the symbolism of a Cosmic Cross, formed by 7 planets! In popular language when we say. “what a cross!”, usually we are complaining about an unwieldy situation. As if something external to us, a heavy load that we must carry on our shoulders, as that man whom we call Jesus, did more than 2000 years ago.
People who make demands from us, demands we can’t easily meet, situations that collapse, bosses, professors, teachers, parents, lawyers, the Bank, business partners, etc, which in more than one way obstruct our freedom and prevent us from moving forward, by holding on to old values, old-fashioned mentality, in total disagreement with current needs and times.
This is a month when we will have 2 new moons, the second is in January 30 at 11º of Aquarius, with the full moon in Cancer, on the 16. Strong cardinal activity, which only means one thing: ACTION!
Without wanting to be “a bird of ill omen”, which ever way you look at it, it sounds like a “challenge”, to once more take a look at situations that must be resolved, because things are not as they should be.Even if you are in a good moment at this time, even if you divorce yourself from what happens in the rest of the world, the situation is like this: Spain, just adopted the law that makes abortion illegal. Once again!!! India and Uganda, passed laws which make homosexuality illegal, again! If you are found in a situation that shows or suggest your homosexuality, you can go to jail for the rest of your life. WHAAAT!!!!!!!! and it’s the situation in South Sudan, in Istanbul and Ukraine, and the 2 million Syrian refugees in the Lebanon borders. Insecurity, poverty and corruption in most of the world escapes our hands. Question: Have we all gone crazy or what’s going on? This is what this Grand Cross in Cardinal signs is showing us. Let’s pay attention. We are confronted with the fact that we must act in a way and make decisions that none of us want to take, but it does not leave us another option. As Uranus opposes Mars, we feel we must start a revolution, we must say NO to the established corrupted systems, because we want honest politicians and officials who engage in organizing our lives in the best way possible, for the good of the community. While it is very difficult that everyone is in agreement,that’s what a Government is for, to try to resolve those differences. Isn’t it?
The pressure to get rid of that which prevents us from feeling free and happy will be so intense, through out January and April.If we had already resigned themselves to a particular situation, everything begins to shake inside of us again, to remind us that that is not ok. We can not resign ourselves to being unhappy, because the Cosmos will always push us to achieve our goals and our desires, to become all that we have come here to be. The “crappy” (vulgar or not sophisticated) version of ourselves, is not allowed in this lifetime, we must strive to become the best version of ourselves. Otherwise, we get sick, we go out of balance and harmony with ourselves and live a half-gas life, which only ends in disease. Jupiter, in turn, forms a Trine to Saturn already at 20º of Scorpio. These two planets are forming a trine during the month of May too, due to the retrograde motion of each. This is a positive influence and which prevents us from surpassing our limits, becoming aware of our limitations and talents.
Pluto represents our need for evolution and survival, and there is no way of saying to that:-“sorry, but I stop here, I don’t want to evolve anymore” – that is impossible! If you’re alive, changes and developments follow. It doesn’t matter what age you are. One of the most important qualities of Capricorn, is that this sign sets its goals and arrives there, yes or YES. The NO option, is OFF for these people. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. They know how to wait and do it safely without losing too much on the way. They know that it should be a step forward and often two back, but always returning to the forward and upward motion. The conjunction of Pluto to Mercury, will reveal to us more corruption of the individuals in power. At an individual level, it’ll help us confront our secrets and ponder on why we hide what we hide. What is that we do not want to show even to ourselves?
If all this sounds a little dramatic, is because it is. But drama is not synonymous of disaster, but of “pivotal”. These are vital moments, when the actions of each of us are very important. Our awareness of the world that surrounds us and the importance of our decisions is perhaps the most positive lesson of this lunation. Good time for resolutions of the new year. I encourage you to leave behind those parts of you that choke you and stop you from evolving. If you’re saying goodbye to someone, focus on the good things that the situation or relationship have left you with and open the door to the new. Remember that everything that comes to a close is because it has nothing else to offer you. Never mind how sad is to say goodbye.

Happy beginning of the year to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Partial Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Capricorn – January 4th, 2011

Mercury stations direct today and begins its run forward once again, from the 19º of Sagittarius. It won’t come out of its shadow zone and go back to the 5º of Capricorn, where it originally stationed retrograde until Jan 17th. So, flights and communications in general and air controllers in Spain, should function better. Skype is back to working mode and they decided to give everyone of their members 1 dollar credit! for the inconveniences. It just makes some 30 minutes difference in phone calls to landline numbers.
Just few days into the New Year and we have the New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn, when the the Moon is in between the Earth and the Sun. Whenever there is a New or Full Moon near the Moon Nodes we get an eclipse. It would be silly to say that everything is going to be fine, since eclipses have not only a bad reputation, but they really are times of trouble. Many wars have started just at the time of the eclipse, great floods and earthquakes and tsunamis have happened as well. Too many times to say that it is a coincidence. Only last year in the first eclipse of the year in January, also in Capricorn, we had Haiti’s earthquake, just 2 days before the Eclipse as Saturn was going retrograde and Mercury about to station direct, but still retrograde in Capricorn. The situation is not identical, though, it never is. So don’t panic.
The actual event will be seen from most of Europe, in Barcelona you will have to get up at 7:58 and it will last until about 9.
What makes this eclipse especial is that Jupiter and Uranus come to the last conjunction in Pisces, right about the same time. This does not happen since 1334. They meet every 83-84 years, but not exactly at the same degree. They have come together in Aries in 1596, 1679, 1762, 1845 but not in Pisces.
This actual conjunction has been happening since May 2010, you may read my other articles about it here in my notes or in my blog in English and Spanish in my webpage at: http://www.astrologiaarquetipica.com/.
As I mentioned before the fact that it happens in the last degrees of the last sign of the Zodiac, it truly represents the end of an era. When they met in Aries in July for a brief moment, It kind of set the mood to a new beginning. As they both dipped back into Pisces for the last time, and since none of us alive today will experience this again, since it will not happen until 2093, we can safely say that it is the end of an era, in our times. If you are not feeling it, you must do some serious meditating.
Meditating is good with Pisces around and it helps us connect with the Universe and the laws of Nature.
It’s quite simple really, if you try to function against these laws, you will have a terrible time, whereas if you can read what the Universe is telling you, or demanding of you at a particular time, then you will have it easier. You will flow at unison with the Universe.
Jupiter and Uranus also make an angle of 90º or square to the Galactic Center, situated at about 26º of Sagittarius. This also speaks of some sort of important and pivotal moment in our History. Saturn makes also a square to The Eclipse, meaning the Sun and the Moon, and this never is a happy combination, it can be a powerful and meaningful one, but rarely a very happy one, since it is a time to face up to responsibilities, the result of past decisions, debts from the past, financial and spiritual ones-
None of this is a bad thing, it just simply isn’t necessarily fun. But it can be if you are a Capricorn who enjoys hard work or for anyone who has very clear ideas of where he or she is going. It will fill us with determination and courage to move forward! like most squares in Cardinal signs.
So in your list of New year’s resolution, you must include your financial goals and face up to your absolute reality.
Venus from Scorpio also makes a square (90º) to the Neptune-Chiron conjunction in Aquarius, for the last time before Neptune moves into Pisces. This should impulse us to find a cure for our relationships, of all type. To leave our egos behind and look at that person we have the relationship with and try to connect. Truly connect. With love and responsibility. Finding Venus in our soul is indispensable, in our creativity, in our power to seduce and feel beautiful. If you dare to be yourself, you will see your own beauty. Venus reveals herself when we are brave enough to be ourselves, when we can stop being cultural puppets for a while to reach in our soul and be it. Let’s take our projections back and let us be who we really are, we only have one life to be this that we are now, let’s not waste it, trying to be somebody else.
Jupiter and Uranus are shouting from the Heavens, dare to be! They remind us that we are part of this only race of people, the Humans, who live in this most beautiful planet called Earth. It’s our home, our playground, our stage, our bed, our North, our South, East and West, full of flowers and mountains and seas, trees and birds and dolphins, and we must look after it, to keep it as beautiful as we found it, when it was given to us.
Let us use this contact of Venus to Chiron and let us heal, ourselves and the planet, and our relationships, and let us enjoy our differences and our similarities, which are many.
Let us listen to the Heavens and Nature and enjoy and look after this beautiful planet!
Happy New Year Everyone