The Sun and Moon will come together at 14° of Capricorn on the evening of January 27, in the United States. This conjunction of the sun and moon will begin a 30 day cycle based around themes related to the Capricorn. They include hard work, commitment to our long-term goals, facing emotional difficulty and the “hard truths of life”.

These are themes related to Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn. Through Capricorn we feel those attributes internally, in our heart. Facing these harsh realities, which are actually not that harsh once we face them, gives us the maturity to grow up and the capacity to persevere and eventually make peace with our fears.

Until we make peace with our fears, we are controlled by them. Then we try to control external circumstances, and people, as a hedge against the inevitable march of time and the feeling of powerlessness we have before such enormity and helplessness. Eventually we have to work through this salvation in solitude, one breath at a time, honoring the simple moment, one after the next. That is the great power of Capricorn energy. When we can do that, we master time itself, and enter timelessness.

Shravana and the Power of Hearing
This new moon is in the Nakshatra of Shravana, which literally means hearing. This is a great time for mantras and chanting, as well as other spiritual practices. This Nakshatra is ruled by Lord Vishnu who maintains creation through careful and meticulous attention to detail, and willingness to change and transform based on new information.

Pay close attention to the information coming your way now, and be diligent the slight changes and modifications that need to be made to your environment, your relations with people, and other “voices in your head”.

I. Saturn Changes Signs – Moves into Sagittarius
Capricorn themes can be pretty heavy. But this cycle may be surprisingly lighter and more inspiring. This is because Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, is moving into Sagittarius now. This is a much more hopeful placement then it has been for the last 2 1/2 years. We are undergoing a shift, where our commitments will be more aligned with hope (Sagittarius) not fear and paranoia (Scorpio).

II. Venus Is exalted in Pisces
adding greater beauty and connection, is the transit of Venus into Pisces now, also occurring on January 27, the same day as the new moon. Venus is exalted in Pisces, the sign of a mystical connection with God. This is the place where our desires become aligned with something higher than just our personal pleasure or relationship happiness. Connecting to the source of love and joy itself, something internal, cosmic and mystical – is possible for the next four months!

New Moon in Capricorn – January 27, 2017 – VIDEO

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