"Let Ambition rule, and the door stand wide."
Our first New Moon of the year is in the Earthy cardinal sign of Capricorn. Being that this is the first New Moon of 2016, allow it's energy to help support you by setting the foundation for your journey throughout the rest of the year. New Moon's magick is beneficial in helping to plant the "seeds" (intentions + goals) so to speak. Watch your "seeds" sown at the dark moon grow by asking to be supported in getting your new projects off the ground. From now until the time of the full moon is the time for culmination. Use the energy of Capricorn moon to stabilize your foundation materially. Capricorn New Moon concerns leadership, issues of security, and responsibility, it's time to take care of business! The new Moon in Capricorn is also excellent for using alternative healing methods. This not only helps to bring balance within our physical bodies but will also assist in intensifying our powers of concentration (mentally), which for some can be especially difficult during times of Mercury Rx ( Mercury rules thought/communication) and will be retrograding from now until January 25th.
We can use the moon's energy to pay full attention to our needs for security, our duties, our drives and also our obligations. What are your ambitions? Take time for yourself to relax, set these goals, and really go for them. Capricorn moon energy ask us to be persistent and ambitious while remaining sensitive to others and staying out of negative or pessimistic mind states that may drag us down.
Sarah Gottesdiener, Author of The Twelve Moons Workbook created this very special affirmation for the Capricorn new moon : "I create loving systems and strategies to help me along my path. I am my own best support."
Try including some of these Capricorn Moon correspondences to your New Moon ritual.
- Essential Oils: Patchouli, Cypress
- Candle colors: Dark blue, Green, Brown, White
- Stones: Obsidian, Clear quartz, smoky quartz
- Goddess of the Capricorn moon: All crones, Buffalo woman, Green witch, Kuan Yin, Medea.
- Planet: Saturn