We have a Capricorn new Moon giving us a cardinal opportunity for new beginnings just in time for the start of 2017.
The best part of new beginnings, I find, is having a look at what's gone on in the past year or so. I love to have a look at all of the accomplishments that have come to fruition thus far.
It shows me, as I embark anew, day in and day out, that things do progress and evolve and work out.
For me, an accomplishment can be getting up and dressed and out the door.
It can be getting dinner made and having a laugh.
Accomplishment can be adding something great to my routine and letting go of routines that no longer work.
If I am grateful for doing the day to day – the natural trine of Capricorn to Virgo, then, the structure of my life allows me to let in the things that I may consider to be more momentous or scary or challenging. The Capricorn new moon is conjunct Mercury retrograde at nearly the same degree. Mercury will return forward motion on January 8. So we have some more time for reflection. As Capricorn is concerned with authority – personal and otherwise, it is a time to look at authority in our own lives – where we use it, where we give it away, where we think we have it or don't.
We can look at how we act in this life. When we acted, when we didn't, when we wish we had or hadn't. These are all Capricorn reflections.
Capricorn rules time and it rules fear. So it is also time to look at the breadth and depth of courage in our lives. Our own and the courage of those we watch and perhaps admire.
Many are sad about the passing of so many daring favorite humans in 2016. David Bowie was a leading edge Capricorn. One way to learn to be brave is to see how a hero dared to express their personal authority. We can reflect on what that expression can look like when we dare to be and do and express.
So, we have a perfect time at the turning of the year for the Capricorn new Moon.
We can reflect on the foundations on which we've built our lives. We can look at authority – our own and that of the structures of society. We can look at our work and how we spend our time. When did we act and when did we hang back? When were we brave and when were we frightened? Sometimes hanging back is the perfect response. Timing is key in all things.
The opportunity is here to move through the earth plane in some new ways. We can carry ourselves into 2017 with renewed strength – exuding the energy of a self that understands its own unique power and amazing ever- expanding abilities.
Much love to us all. Lydia