New Moon In Capricorn – Reset. Renewal

We have a New Moon in Capricorn on January 13th, 2021 at 23° Capricorn

The 1st New Moon of 2021 is an incredibly powerful one, because it is exactly conjunct Pluto

Imagine yourself cuddling on the couch next to your cat or dog. You feel cozy, comfortable and relaxed. Got the picture? Well, this is everything this New Moon is NOT. 

The New Moon in Capricorn is anything but comfortable – and anything but cuddly. The New Moon in Capricorn is serious and demands your utmost attention. 

New Moon in Capricorn – The Capricorn Archetype 

Normally Capricorn rules the Government, big corporations, big institutions, and global and national leaders. At an individual level, Capricorn is our ‘operating system’, how we ‘function’.

Every move we make, any decision we take is first filtered through our Capricorn operating system.

Capricorn is our Higher Self, and the reason why we don’t just eat 10 chocolates a day or get into a fight with a stranger – even if sometimes we may feel like eating 10 chocolates or getting into a fight with a stranger

Capricorn is our inner traffic light system, and we run all our decisions through it. We are not always aware of why we act the way we do, or how we seem to ‘know’ how to make sound decisions and how to stay out of trouble.

Capricorn is our inner boss, our inner guidance, our inner parent that sometimes says no, but wishes us well. Capricorn is our inner authority. 

Of course, our inner authority, just like any old computer or “rules and procedures” – needs an occasional reboot.

That’s why, every time we have a New Moon in Capricorn (Capricorn New Moons in Capricorn always occur at the beginning of the year, between Dec 21st and Jan 19), we push the reset button and start again.

Hence, the New Year’s Resolutions. And while we may not always stick to these New Year’s resolutions, there is a reason why we make them. That reason is the New Moon in Capricorn. 

You may have noticed that these New Year’s resolutions are always about serious matters, and are very much Capricorn-like. No one says “I want to eat more sugar this year!” or “I want to watch more Netflix”.

Our New Year’s resolutions are about getting fit, achieving some sort of professional success, and becoming better humans. Because that’s the essence of Capricorn. Capricorn wants us to rise higher, and become better and better versions of ourselves. 

Pluto – Total Transformation 

The New Moon in Capricorn is just 1 degree away from Pluto. Since we don’t have any other aspects, this New Moon in Capricorn is as Plutonic as you can get

In astrology, Pluto is synonymous with transformation and rebirth, however, we use these words so much that they have somehow lost their meaning. 

A caterpillar turning into a butterfly is a beautiful example of a deep transformation, followed by a rebirth. The butterfly is no longer a caterpillar. It is a completely new being. It no longer crawls. It flies. This is not just a one plus one equal two type of transformation.

It’s not that we add some wings to a caterpillar and we get a butterfly.

Its operating system has been completely reset. New rules and pathways have been created. The butterfly is a completely new being. 

New Moon In Capricorn Conjunct Pluto – Reset. Renewal. 

Every year we have a New Moon in Capricorn. How is this New Moon in Capricorn different from last year’s New Moons in Capricorn?

Last year’s New Moon in Capricorn shared the sign with Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and the South Node. It was a crowded house. 

Since Saturn, Jupiter and the South Node are no longer in Capricorn, we can now “do the Pluto work” without distractions. 

The theme of the 2020 New Moon in Capricorn was “Resilience”. Some sort of “hang out in there and become stronger, because you will NEED it”. 

The theme of the January 13th, 2021 New Moon in Capricorn is “Renewal”. You are now READY for rebirth.

There’s no more Saturn to slow you down – and the heaviness and containment associated with Saturn are gone too. No more Jupiter to blow things out of proportion. And no more South Node to remind you of your past – and the possible consequences and ramifications of your actions. 

The New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto will feel like spontaneous combustion.

Pluto will completely destroy our inner authority (Capricorn) so that a new operating system – a “new you” can emerge. 

Like any combustion, the process won’t be easy, and will require your total surrender. You can’t go on a round of negotiations with Pluto. You go as you are, stripped of any judgements or expectations.

Let the purifying Plutonic flames follow their own course and burn down what needs to be burned.   

Just like a Phoenix bird, you will too witness a total rebirth. From the ashes of the past will rise a new you – wiser, stronger – and also lighter, purer, and freer.

This metamorphosis process – while intense – will feel rather liberating. Fear not. You may even like your new pair of wings.


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7 thoughts on “New Moon In Capricorn – Reset. Renewal

  1. I oove the astrbutterfly explanation of planets and hapoenings. Well,Am a virgo sun with Leo ascendant @24 and my Venus is in Libra 2nd H @ 24. Now here i see incocjuction of Asc and Square to Venus (New Moon and Pluto) what should i expect? Will it be a tough new beginning accordibg to the New moon Square my Venus?

  2. Solar birthday, exactly at 23 ° in the New Moon. It will be, but what will be the transformation !?

  3. The 2020 description was right on. A year jam packed with releasing feeling from my past. Also my SN is in Capricorn and for several years I have been “in process”. I got accustomed to breaking, so I am a little nervous about rebirthing, finding the new me. Who could that be?

  4. Holy cow, buckle up! Wonderful and enlightening article. I especially liked “You may even like your new pair of wings.” Thank you for that light at the end of the tunnel.

  5. Thank you for this. It’s exactly what’s happening now in my life. I’ve been helping homeless people for 7 years, and what happened today completely showed me that I can no longer do this. (too long to explain) Instead, with Pluto in Capricorn in my 4th house, I need to pay attention to making my small apartment less cluttered and cleaner. Although I’m a Capricorn Sun sign (and I really relate to what you say in your article–thank you for writing about the Better Side of being a Capricorn. I have a lot of water planets and planets, etc. in the water houses, especially lots in my 12th house. I am in process of finally facing and dealing with my very bad dental situation – (Capricorn rules teeth and bones) – with a charity clinic that has so far given me some of the best dental experiences I’ve ever had. I need to make SELF-CARE be first now.

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