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.
New Moon in Capricorn – Video