The Moon will be new in Capricorn on Monday, February 8, in the Nakshatra of Dhanishta.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of time in the pressure of time. Among other things, time is a great limitation that we must face. Facing this limitation forces us to grow up, or remain immature if we don’t. We experience these things on an internal, emotional level, through the sign of Capricorn
For the next 30 days, starting on February 8, our level of maturity and willingness to face the unpleasant truths in life will become big themes. This new moon happens in the Nakshatra of Dhanishta, ruled by the eight Vasus, the creative forces of the universe.
We have the potential to create on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
Capricorn (Makara) – The Crocodile
In Vedic astrology Capricorn is called “Makara” – a crocodile. The crocodile is a great symbol for this sign, as a crocodile is an ancient creature that moves freely and easily in the water – but not very well on land. This means, that when the Capricorn connects to the heart, and faces fearful emotions, a lot of movement and progress is possible. When trying to manage the affairs of the world, they can get stuck – like a crocodile trying to walk on land
Jupiter / Rahu in Leo
The very close Jupiter / Rahu connection in Leo continues the theme of re-evaluating our teachers, teachings and what inspires us in the world. We see this showing up in the political process and other things that are giving us meaning and purpose.
There will be a full moon in Cancer on Saturday, January 23, 2016; this will be in the Nakshatra of Pushya. This full moon is a time to harmonize the serious and practical nature of Capricorn with the more emotional and intuitive quality of cancer. These long winter days are good for introspection and facing inner truths. Yet, the end of January it can seem like a long haul. Summer seems like a lifetime away. It seems like there is work, sleep and little else.
So along comes the full moon to re-sensitize us to less practical matters. Emotions may run deep now. Connections to family and friends will be important.
This full moon happens in Pushya Nakshatra, related to the breasts. This shows the nurturing quality of cancer. Now is a time to connect with selfless love, as we experience with children, pets and others from whom we want nothing in return.
Full Moon in Cancer – Video
Jupiter / Rahu Conjunction The exact conjunction of Jupiter and Rahu in Leo is also very important now. We can see shifting tides in governments, politics, our relationship with our teachers, and even in the surprising and unexpected passing of cultural icons like David Bowie and Glenn Frey.
Saturn in Scorpio
The pressure of Saturn in Scorpio, since the end of 2014, is building up – and ready for a Mars explosion. Pretty soon we will not be able to manage or control the tenuous and worrisome circumstances worrying us.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, expressing his feminine nature. So, the reflective quality of Saturn is what Capricorn refers to. Saturn is a planet of time in our determined efforts over time. The awareness that we need to be safe and protected into the future comes from Saturn. We not only need to eat food today, or need a place to sleep today. We need a place to sleep and food to eat tomorrow and for the rest of our life. This awareness comes from Saturn. It’s also the awareness of the past and what has happened to us, and how we may hang onto the past and have it dominate our thinking in the present.
The enormity of time keeping us stuck or keeping us moving forward is the nature of Saturn and through Capricorn, we reflect upon this. We seal it in our mind and heart. The Capricorn is always a little bit scared of making mistakes, yet they are very calculating and rational about where they’re going and where that they must build something of importance. Capricorn is an earth sign which is related to structure and materiality. Saturn also rules the second house of wealth and resources from Capricorn. So, a Capricorn person may be a little bit greedy at times. They may also tend to see others through this material bent. They want everything to be useful and practical and Rational, and may also look at people in their lives as Commodities. So, a Capricorn person must be careful about now looking at others in a materialistic way, once they say “your my partner”, or “you are my child” or “you are my employee”, then, they have a stake in your outcome and this can create a certain amount of domination, fear and control.
Capricorn needs to be less rational and more connected to their feelings and emotions. Capricorn inherently is afraid of these emotions, because if we start acting emotionally, rather than rationally, we could lose everything. Because, when we start acting emotionally, we are not in control anymore. We’re not in control of time, we’re not in control of structure. The emotions are ruled by water and water dissolves earth.
Capricorn needs to balance this rational approach with a more emotional approach. Things related to the sign of cancer, which has to do with selfless love and nurturing. But in general, Capricorn is a hard working sign that is good with their family, they’re good providers with a strong ethical foundation. They must be careful about clinging to those principals and values out of fear, and learn to be more in flow with their heart.