With this New Moon there is a maximum level of obscurity in the night sky of the Northern hemisphere. Elements of separation, darkness and conflicts may be released in these days, yet no matter what we experience, the return and triumph of light is certain. The New Moon in Capricorn implies expressing the firm choice of allowing pain and misery to be released. We realise that we do not intend to hold onto our grievances anymore. We become aware that it does not serve us to keep our grievances so as to demonstrate how unfortunate we are, how awfully someone has hurt us, how desperate our life is.
With the New Moon, or Lunation, an old cycle ends and a new one starts. Each lunar cycle starts with the New Moon, reaches its climax with the Full Moon and ends with the next New Moon. The sign where the Moon is positioned at the initial New Moon determines the energy and Intent of the entire cycle. For example, with this New Moon in Capricorn, the whole lunar cycle will be characterised by Capricorn topics, also when the Sun moves in the adjacent sign Aquarius. The current New Moon’s astrological sign (Capricorn) embodies both the features of your current intention and the way of dealing with the release process of the previous cycle.
The New Moon is a period of transition when the seed is present, yet it has not taken a definite form. At this stage dreams or insights, and prominent situations developing at a physical, emotional or mental level can provide clues about the upcoming form. The New Moon is an active phase, with the male energy being prevalent. It carries a new awareness and a shift of perspective. This allows to set the Intent and foundations for new projects or to release old cycles and grievances. Yet, since the whole scenario is obscure, it may be a time of vulnerability and uncertainty.
This strongly encourages abstention from relevant enterprises or initiatives in the outer world. It is an ideal moment to relate with one’s multidimensional self, or Guide, to take some rest and reflect upon the lessons of life, to release what is no longer needed.
The general question here is: “What do I truly want?” In the context of the current Capricorn New Moon other questions may be: “What are my pragmatic objectives in life? What are the different stages of manifestation of my objectives, their priorities and short, medium, long-term achievements? What are my primary responsibilities in life? in which areas to I need to exercise discipline?”
On a New Moon questions require an honest answer, which is not conditioned by general or cultural ideas about what is desirable and strictly refers to one’s own uncontaminated awareness.
During each New Moon it is empowering to tap into the energy of your intention at a shamanic and visionary level. This may be strategically done through a specific journey or astroshamanic ritual Be aware of your intention, no matter whether it appears as a sheer illusion or fantasy to your ordinary mind. This is not the time to be pragmatic or to be concerned about how to accomplish things. It is the moment to open up to your pure Intent, as you fully envisage it with no limitations. Later, as the cycle progresses, there will be chances to refine the Intent, orienting it towards manifestation and understanding its practical implications.
At its core level Capricorn concerns the search and finding of your primary purpose and the original Intent of your presence in a physical body. Here you have the chance of voyaging into time and space, experiencing and healing most ancient mythic recollection, activating vivid memories of your potential future self. Just as in the ordinary life there are places and people who give temporary shelter and nourishment, also in the non-ordinary realms there exist similar areas. Yet their protection is not based on time and space. It is founded on other patterns of dimension and can be eternal, abundant and unlimited. There you can receive free and unconditional love, gradually releasing co-dependence to the perception that has produced the ordinary world where you believe to live.
© Franco Santoro