First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May you attract all that you desire and more in 2018.
It seems fitting that we start the year on the Cancer/Capricorn axis.
The Sun is in Capricorn and the full Moon is in Cancer. On the astrological wheel they oppose each other and we start the year somewhere on the line between the two. Cancer is the Mother, early childhood and the home of our Ego. She is watery and she is ruled by the Moon. The crab doesn’t exactly have eyes on the back of her head but they sometimes swivel.
Cancer can see with an inner eye through her emotional body.
She is so good at feeling her way into things she needs a hard outer shell to protect her.
Both Cancer and Capricorn are cardinal signs. They are both receptive signs – as all earth and water signs are receptive.
Capricorn is an earth sign ruled by Saturn. Capricorn is the executive of the zodiac: the authoritarian, the patriarch and the time lord.
He gets bridges built and he likes to know it all. And he often does.
When we balance these two — we have someone who knows when to act and when to rest. We have someone who knows when to speak and when to listen. We have someone who knows when to risk and when to play it safe.
We have someone who knows when to go out on the field and when to stay in.
It is the spectrum of mother and father. In evolutionary astrology it is the spectrum of sexuality — and each person, experiences their own wave on that spectrum.
Now that Saturn started his two-year journey through his home sign of Capricorn; joining Pluto who has been there for a while, we are experiencing the structure of the patriarchy and how it’s timber’s are being shivered.
Cancer is learning to be responsible for its own emotional body- remembering to avoid project on of our feelings into others.
Capricorn is learning to be at home with its personal authority- to experience it and embody it. And to allow others to experience and embody their own authority.
It does make life easier to release projection and attempts to power over others. We can each move in our own homely bubble and allow others to do the same. The letting go of control may feel strange at first but it becomes more freeing with practice.
With the full Moon in Cancer on the in-breath of the New Year we know that the feminine is working her magic on the old structures.
Our higher self knocks at the door that we are standing behind. So what door are we standing near asking the universe and our higher self to open wide into 2018?
The door could be in our heart, on a glade or in our own home.
It could make a fun meditation to greet the New Year. Standing ready and able to open the door to ourselves, launched into the waiting arms of the Beloved who will guide us into the new.
Sometimes we can feel like visitors in our own lives.
We spend so much time exploring and setting goals and intentions, we may lose sight of what makes us feel good in our own skin, in our own home, and life.
Cancer rules the home and our emotional life.
If we can recognize what feels good to us we can attract more of what feels good to us – be it things, friendships or experiences.
In Capricorn we are the master of our domain- we make a home of our castle.
So as we ponder the new year, tune into your domain – mental, emotional, physical, spiritual- and check how at home you are with each. How would you like to feel in each area?
Are you at home and comfortable with some more than others?
The areas of life with which you are at ease can teach the areas that you are experiencing, at the moment as, perhaps, less so, how to relax and move into the flow.
The emotion can lead the intellect and ambition to what they want by feeling good about where you are right now and by feeling good in your own skin.
Saturn, Venus and Pluto are all in Capricorn as we start the year. Venus is conjunct the Sun at the Full Moon. Venus in Capricorn invites us to structure a life that feels secure and comfortable, orderly and stable. A secure and stable home base is a terrific launching point for any endeavor— including a new year.The desire to build, to mature, to be in tune with fortuitous timing are all with us now.
Cancer/Capricorn are cardinal signs – signs that like the initiatory impulse. They like to begin again. They relish a new year. A new chance.
No surprise, then, that the new year always begins in Capricorn. Time, structure, accomplishment, authority are all Capricorn’s domain.
The moon in watery Cancer will trine Mars in Scorpio so the actions we contemplate and take today are a symbol of our commitment to our own power and transformation.
The full Moon will also trine Neptune in Pisces today - so the dreams wishes hopes and desires that we envision today can be on their way to clarity and embodiment.
Happy 2018, Friends. May the day and year be an unfoldment if that which you truly desire.
Much love, Lydia Trettis