New Moon Astrology Jan 1, 2014
- The New Moon is Wednesday, Jan 1 at 3:14 am PST
- Sun is 11° Capricorn, Moon is 11° Capricorn
- New Moon Theme (thru the Jan 30 New Moon): Charting Your Own Path in the World
- Next Full Moon is Wednesday, Jan 15
Current Lunar Cycle
The New Moon releases a wave of new potential and sets the overall theme for the entire month that follows. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month, allow the energy of this New Moon theme to guide you and help you adjust to changing circumstances. Each week of this month’s Lunar Cycle will offer new tools and momentum for energizing your life purpose.
Astrology Article: Charting Your Own Path in the World
Happy New Year to all my friends.
This month’s New Moon occurs early in the morning on New Year’s day (3:14 am). This provides the opportunity to use the New Moon energies to not only to set the intentions for the coming monthly Lunar Cycle, but to use it as an anchor for your intentions for the entire year.
The chart itself is extremely interesting. There are three distinct patterns available to help bring into alignment your goals for the month and even the entire year. The New Moon chart involves three interactive configurations: a grand square, a 5-planet stellium, and a prominent Jupiter retrograde.
The energies in the world are extremely complex and challenging right now. This is reflected in the chart which is complex, but potentially also very creative and dynamic. I would like to explain how to use some of these complexities to your advantage and at the same time make you aware of their shadow side to avoid any unnecessary hardships.
Grand Square: Stability and Security
The stability of a grand square leads to a solid feeling about life. Security and a feeling of stability will keep your feet on the ground in a practical way. With a grand square, change comes slowly and with plenty of warning. The grand square can also be rigid and limiting.
Successfully using its stability is based on flexibility, a sense of humor, and knowing when it’s time to make decisive decisions instead of “just letting things work out on their own.”
When it’s time change your perspective about something, don’t dig in and put up a needless fight. Often times, it’s a willingness to adjust your point of view which allows for your stability to continue to grow. Grounding practices are supported by this form and will help you remain flexible rather than stubborn.
The Stellium: Creative Ambition
With 5 planets lined up and focusing all their energies in Capricorn (capitalizing on the power of resources) there will be plenty of opportunity to line up the resources you’ll need to feel successful in the world. Capricorn will help you capitalize on the power of resources that become available. Your creativity will feel a new sense of power and conscious control.
With the New Moon conjunct Pluto, your sense of your own power combined with your projects will make you at times feel unstoppable. It’s important not to misunderstand the energy of the grand square and think to yourself, “Wow I’m invincible, there’s no way things can go wrong.”
In fact, the Moon-Pluto conjunction may lead to unpredictable results, so be prepared to release to attachment to outcome and remain flexible to what unfolds.
Use your creativity to expand your flexibility and ways to see challenges in a new light. See yourself building resources that will benefit others. The shadow here is ambition for the sake of your own power and control. The energies are aligning for the power you are feeling to benefit others or a future generation. Hording this type of power is short sighted and can have an unexpected outcome, much like misusing nuclear power without fully understanding the long-term effects of radiation.
Jupiter: Dynamic Internal Expansion
Jupiter governs both expansion and integration. In this particular chart, Jupiter’s position is also governing the distribution and quality of energy available for your personal use. It’s quite clear from looking at the chart that Jupiter plays a super important role in the overall pattern. The challenge is to understand how it might be working in your own life.
The way you will recognize Jupiter’s energy working is in the expansiveness you feel on the inside. This is an internal experience, because Jupiter is retrograde and in opposition to the 5-planet stellium. It will be working as an internal process to access your sense of power. This is not the power of “controlling in the world,” but the internal power that allows you to act from inner guidance. This is the type of power that comes from owning your own creativity and managing (a Jupiter function) your own perspective, even when your perspective doesn’t fit into the norm.
Ultimately, this Jupiter influence can start a new internal process of Self-realization. It’s an extremely dynamic process where your sense of stability begins to shift from circumstance and resources to the ever-creative presence of the Higher-self.
The shadow side of Jupiter in this configuration is the feeling that everything will work out without any effort, change, or decisions on your part. Another common misconception or shadow side of Jupiter in this position is related to the idea of false humility. This is where the ego expands its spiritual identity or ambition through piousness or anything short of authenticity.
Remember, Jupiter’s expansion and integration takes effort, diligence, flexibility, and a desire to fully know yourself and your Higher-self.
Complexity of Life
Life is complex and difficult in so many ways right now. This New Moon and the beginning of a new year presents many complex issues we all must navigate. I hope that the insights from this New Moon article will help you to navigate your own complexities.
Use this time to feel your own creativity emerging as a form of help from your Higher-self. Feel your own sense of stability and don’t be afraid to expand your sense of self this month and this year. This is an excellent time to integrate more of your Higher-self in a conscious way. Happy New Year.
New Moon Reading
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Have a wonderful week,
Steven and Elizabeth