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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