New Moon: Endings & Beginnings

New Moon, light in the dark

New Moon [23 Capricorn 13] – January 13, 2021

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This week is the New Moon phase, traditionally a symbol of new beginnings. Yet, this month’s New Moon, the first in 2021 is very different and there are a couple of reasons why.

Endings & Beginnings

Firstly, note the degree of the New Moon at 23 Capricorn. This is where so much of the major planetary activity took place last year. In fact, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on January 12, 2020 – the Great Reset – fell at 22 Capricorn 46, very close to this week’s New Moon.

Secondly, Pluto is still in the house. Yes, the planet of death, loss & transformation, the Darth Vader of the universe, God of the Underworld in mythology is at 24 Capricorn 35 and sits next to the Sun & Moon during the New Moon phase.

So, what do we make of this. Well, firstly it’s a New Moon of endings and any new beginnings will arise out of what you ditch, quit or leave behind at the start of 2021. Some doors may slam shut, some tough choices may need to be made – it’s a major planetary reality check.

Some of you will be considering what’s too much work in your life or where you’re ready to stop and do nothing, if that possibility is allowed. It’s tough for many people right now and the slog of daily life, chores & responsibilities or the loneliness of a lockdown situation can weigh heavy.

Letting Go

So, do yourself a favour. Pat yourself on the back for whatever you’re able to achieve right now. And, if you are letting go of stuff, why not have a physical clear out, let go of emotional baggage and ditch any resentments or regrets on the way?

There are positives to comes out of our current global situation, although the reality is that for some people this is easier than others. Yet, it’s worth remembering that some endings are good endings and can transform a stuck situation.

Mars Square Saturn

In case, you’re not convinced by the New Moon symbolism alone, the ruler of this Capricorn New Moon is Saturn and what’s Saturn up to right now? Saturn is at 3 Aquarius and making a definitive square aspect to Mars at 3 Taurus, exact only a few hours later on January 13th (11:02 GMT).

Mars and Saturn square aspects are about slamming on the brakes – Mars wants action, do it now, Saturn is cautious and wants certainty. Yet, use these two planets together constructively and, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Once you’ve embraced the ending, whatever that means for you, only then can you start over or set off in a new direction. A good time to do this is when you first catch sight of the crescent Moon in the sky over the next few nights.

Capricorn New Moon

This is a Capricorn New Moon after all and always a good time to set some serious intentions and plan long-term, look ahead and commit to new disciplines or goals.

This isn’t about overnight success either. Instead, take a long-term approach and work steadily and diligently towards your goals, however big or small. Line up a new mountain to climb and take regular, steady steps day in, day out to reach the pinnacle.

You need to play by the rules when Capricorn’s in town and it’s wise not to cut corners. Instead, prove your worth and hone your discipline.

What Does It Mean For You

Here are the specific areas of life where the New Moon in Capricorn is happening and those key themes of endings & new beginnings are likely to be evident. Read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign for a thorough ‘Capricorn-like’ analysis:

  • Aries: career, vocation, status & reputation
  • Taurus: travel, exploration, higher education, knowledge
  • Gemini: joint finances, shared resources, metaphysical realm
  • Cancer: relationships, 1-to-1 interactions, contracts & joint ventures
  • Leo: work, everyday lifestyle, health, service to others
  • Virgo: love affairs, children, creativity, entertainment, luck
  • Libra: home, family, your past, where you come from
  • Scorpio: communication, education, local community, siblings
  • Sagittarius: personal money, possessions, values, resources
  • Capricorn: personal goals, physical body, image & appearance
  • Aquarius: retreat, secrets, inner work
  • Pisces: friends, groups, social networks, hopes & wishes

As I wrote to my weekly​​​​​​​ subscribers this week, please stay safe and well and find the moments of grace and joy that are evident in your life each and every day. Sometimes, you have to scrabble a little harder amongst the fog but beauty is everywhere, as it is in each and every one of you.

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Capricorn January 2021

Happy New Year! Hooray – 2020 is over and we’re moving into a brand new year.

Capricorn Time

This is your birthday month and the Sun remains in Capricorn until the 19th. Capricorn is your personal sector linked to your aims and goals, your image and profile. It’s a good time to focus on you and decide where you’re heading and why.

This month’s New Moon falls in Capricorn on the 13th, a symbol of new beginnings. However, there is a different vibe to this New Moon as it’s closely tied to Pluto, the planet of loss and transformation.

This brings added intensity and a reminder that sometimes you have to close the door on the past before you can start over.

Certainly, there’s a theme of endings as well as new beginnings during January’s New Moon. It’s as important to focus on what you’re not taking into the year ahead, as it is to line up some new dreams and goals.

The Pluto theme is strong throughout the month as Pluto teams up with talk planet Mercury on the 5th, the Sun on the 14th and relating planet Venus on the 28th. This could mean that ultimatums are issued this month. Alternatively, you’re stepping into a new role or position of power.

Love & Lust

Love planet Venus is in Capricorn for most of the month from the 8th onwards. This favours kind and caring relations and it’s a lovely time to prioritise the ones you love. Yet, there is a theme of intensity or obsession.

Therefore, it’s important to recognise your own motivations around love and notice who you’re closely attracted to and why. This theme is especially strong towards the end of the month.

There is another reason why romance and love relationships are hotting up. This is because on the 6th, passion planet Mars enters your fellow earth sign Taurus and your romance sector. Mars remains here for the next two months and is particularly lively mid-January.

The key date to note is the 20th when Mars and Uranus unite in Taurus. Together, these two planets are impulsive, rebellious even and you could leap head first into a new love relationship or affair under these stars. Certainly, there’s nothing measured or cautious about this combination.

For some of you, this indicates that you’re going to be on a mission this month, to make the most of life come what may. Taurus rules the sector of your horoscope that’s not only about romance but all the good things in life. This includes children & pregnancy, creative activities, self-expression and fun.

You could throw caution to the winds mid-January and leap into a new adventure. This could prove controversial or flout convention. It’s bold and exciting but wild and irresponsible too. You may be wise to think carefully before you leap in.

Money & Finances

Freedom is a key factor this month and this is linked to the Jupiter-Uranus square aspect on the 17th. This combination is entrepreneurial and favours freelance work or speculation. You might be in the mood to take a big financial risk, especially as Jupiter is in Aquarius and your personal money sector.

This would be a great time to do so, as long as you know what you’re doing and you have all the facts and relevant information at your disposal. There are some lucky financial days for you this month, when Jupiter teams up with the fast-moving planets.

There’s a Mercury-Jupiter conjunction on the 11th and a Sun-Jupiter conjunction on the 29th. As Jupiter rules opportunity and growth, look out for ways to expand your income or be generous with your finances. You might be in benevolent mood this month. Or, you may be the one who’s gifted with money.

And, this is a good month to get your finances in order. Set new systems in place and use modern technology to help boost your progress. The Full Moon on the 28th lights up the financial axis of your horoscope cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.

This is an ideal date to make a clear decision about money, especially as communication planet Mercury will turn retrograde on the 30th. The more that gets put in place this month, the better.

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Aquarius January 2021

Happy New Year! Hooray – 2020 is over and we’re moving into a brand new year.

Capricorn Time

In the northern hemisphere, this is the quiet time of year. Up until the 19th, the Sun is in Capricorn and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. You may favour quiet time now. Or, at least, some moments of peace and solitude.

When the Sun is in Capricorn, this turns your attention inward. It’s your inner world that thrives and where you can sort things out. You might be coming to terms with a personal issue or realise the toll that 2020 has had upon you.

January is the ideal month to decide what stays and what goes, what you let go and where you make progress.

This is especially true this month as Pluto, the planet of endings and transformation, teams up with the faster-moving planets throughout January. Pluto encounters talk planet Mercury on the 5th, the Sun on the 14th and the planet of relating Venus on the 28th.

Therefore, before you leap into 2021 and start afresh, it’s wise to take stock and look at what you’re ready to close the door on. Complete the year that’s gone properly before you step into what’s new.

This is the theme of the New Moon in Capricorn on the 13th. Traditionally, a New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings but as this New Moon aligns with Pluto, new beginnings can only grow out of an ending.

So, the advice is to do the inner work and let go because there’s a lot to be hopeful for and to focus on moving forwards.

Aquarius Time

Aquarius is the star sign of the year and it begins now. On the 8th, communication planet Mercury moves into Aquarius followed by the Sun on the 19th and the start of your birthday month.

This turns your focus towards yourself and your personal goals and aims. It’s about you out in the world, where you’re heading and why. Plus, you have two key planets backing you.

Your traditional ruler Saturn is in Aquarius, helping you plan and think long-term. And, lucky planet Jupiter is in Aquarius, reminding you to hold on to hope and faith.

Jupiter is especially active in the first few months of the year and this will give you a flavour of what’s to come. Jupiter encounters Mercury on the 11th and the Sun on the 29th. Look out for new opportunities or news on or around these dates as Jupiter represents expansion and growth.

Your star sign Aquarius is linked to modern technology so you may find your voice online. Alternatively, you could decide to play your part within society, politics or the collective.

This year’s astrology is about the future, not only for yourself but for the world as well. You may have a unique role to play moving forward.

Freedom & Action

Your modern ruler Uranus is also involved in the planetary action, especially on the 17th when there’s a Jupiter-Uranus square aspect. This combination promises freedom and this could be a direct response to restrictions or feeling held back.

Uranus is currently in Taurus and your home and family sector. It’s about the past and where you come from and this planet/sign combination is restless and favours change.

Who or what are you breaking free from? Where do you need to take steps to move away from the past and find your own place moving forward?

Action planet Mars adds to the heat in your home and family sector as it moves into Taurus on the 6th. There’s a volatile impulsive Mars-Uranus conjunction on the 20th, great for being independent and taking a leap of faith. Yet, this could signal issues at home or arguments and conflict.

It looks as if you have a lot to rebel against or fight for this month and you’ll be one of the people leading the way. These are exciting times, although rarely stable or easy.

Keep your eyes firmly fixed on your future goals and bring your noble Aquarius characteristics to the fore.

If you’re typical of your star sign, you’ll care about others and where the world is heading. Or, perhaps you have your own personal nirvana you’re searching for. Either way, it feels like a pivotal month ahead.

The Full Moon on the 28th could prove decisive for a relationship or your next steps. The light of the moon illuminates and brings clarity. Act fast before Mercury turns retrograde on the 30th as you’ll be reined in or slowed down for most of February. The time for action is now.

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Pisces January 2021

Happy New Year! Hooray – 2020 is over and we’re moving into a brand new year.

The themes of 2020 and 2021 are pulled together in the month ahead as there’s a clear theme of endings and new beginnings.

Capricorn Themes

As January begins, the Sun is in Capricorn, the dominant star sign in 2020. The Sun remains here until the 19th and is joined by the planet of relating, Venus, on the 8th.

Capricorn rules your friends and group activities, it’s linked to your role within society, politics or community issues. It’s about your place in the world and the people you care about the most.

Yet, this month could prove to be a decisive turning point, whether you’re letting go of a group, club or society that’s been important to you. Alternatively, you’re saying goodbye to a dear friend or social group.

This is because Pluto is in Capricorn and active this month. Pluto teams up with talk planet Mercury on the 5th, the Sun on the 14th and Venus on the 28th.

Pluto’s the planet of loss and transformation. When it’s pulled into the planetary activity, things can’t remain the same. One door has to close before a new door can open.

It may become evident what this means to you on or around the New Moon in Capricorn on the 13th. Pluto sits next to the Sun during this New Moon and this could indicate an ultimatum, a letting go or saying goodbye.

Yet, you could also find yourself being called forth during this New Moon to take the lead in a group or step into a position or role of power. Pluto works both ways and is not only about endings or loss.

Aquarius Themes

You are entering into a phase that may connect you more with the spiritual world as Aquarius is the star sign of the moment. Your traditional ruler Jupiter entered Aquarius at the end of December 2020 and is active in the first few months of the year.

Aquarius rules the most hidden sector of your horoscope and turns your attention inward. It can be a time of preparation, when you need to restore your hope and faith. You might be learning to meditate, be on retreat or find yourself listening more to your inner voice.

Aquarius is a social star sign linked to the collective, so this could indicate coming together with other people for a good cause. You might be meditating for peace or become involved in spiritual or philosophical teachings.

Follow wherever your heart leads you on this journey. In particular, notice who or what appears in your life on the 11th and 29th when Jupiter lights up first Mercury, then the Sun.

Jupiter expands what it touches and is the planet of opportunity and growth. These may turn out to be lucky dates, a time when synchronicity or coincidences abound.

Finding Your Voice

Also, you could find your voice this month and become an activist or take the lead in other key areas. This is because of what’s happening in Taurus and your communication and community sector. Action planet Mars moves here on the 6th and on the 20th Mars unites with rebel planet Uranus.

You may find it hard to hold back mid-month. Instead, you want or need to get involved with what’s happening around you, either out in the world or in your local neighbourhood.

You may be fighting for other people or defending the underdog. You might be caring for others or helping those less well-off than yourself. It’s lively planetary activity calling you forth.

The Full Moon on the 28th is part of the same picture, except it’s linked more to gaining or passing on knowledge. This Full Moon lights up the educational axis of your horoscope, whether you’re the one studying or teaching.

Get things moving this month sooner rather than later and fire some arrows high into the sky. Sign up for a course or share your views online.

Come the 30th, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius and you may find it harder to have your say in February.

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Sagittarius January 2021

Happy New Year! Hooray – 2020 is over and we’re moving into a brand new year.

The key themes of 2020 and 2021 are pulled together in the first month of the year. The things you end and put in place now are pivotal with regard to your future path.

Capricorn Themes

Firstly, the Sun is in Capricorn and your personal money sector until the 19th. Talk planet Mercury is here too until the 8th and both planets do battle with Pluto, the planet of loss and transformation, on the 5th – Mercury and the 14th – the Sun.

This seems to indicate that you need to wipe the slate clean or close a financial deal. Pluto is the planet of power but when it’s involved with personal planets, it can be about issuing an ultimatum or making a decision that’s final.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 13th also pulls Pluto into the planetary picture. Yes, a New Moon promises new beginnings but they stem or grow out of an ending when Pluto’s involved.

Set your money intentions on or around the New Moon but be aware that there could an added cost to new financial ventures. Try and think of the theme of closing one door in order to open a new door to help guide you.

For example, it might be plugging a financial black hole or stopping an ongoing payment. Alternatively, starting a new money-making venture in an area that’s not entirely of your choosing.

If you have done well financially in 2020 – and some people surely have – then this is a time to consider your next steps regarding money and this might include helping others.

The other planet to move through Capricorn from the 8th onwards is Venus, the planet of relating, linked to caring and kindness.

Aquarius Themes

Your planet Jupiter is now in Aquarius and the focus turns away from personal matters to issues within society and the wider world.

Aquarius is the star sign linked to the collective, it’s about community and all things local. If you’re involved in a new neighbourhood initiative, you’re in tune with your stars.

Talk planet Mercury enters Aquarius on the 8th followed by the Sun on the 19th and these themes kick in quickly in 2021.

This is your communication sector, ideal for marketing, promoting yourself, sales and collaboration. Reach out to others, go viral, get online and use modern technology to find your voice.

The luckiest dates are the 11th and 29th when your planet Jupiter teams up first with Mercury and then with the Sun. Look out for new opportunities or good news. This might be with regard to a sibling or neighbour or other people in your local community.

The Full Moon on the 28th highlights the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. This is the education axis of your horoscope so study and teaching could be foreground this month.

Get involved with other people, reach out and make new connections. Full Moons have a theme of illumination and lighting the way. Start a book, write a blog post, find your voice.

All Change

For some of you, this could be a month when you’re looking to find a way out of regular employment. Alternatively, you’re seeking freelance work or new online employment. These areas of your life could be lively mid-month.

Action planet Mars enters Taurus and your work and lifestyle sector on the 6th but really gets fired up on the 20th when Mars and rebellious Uranus unite. This is the time of the Jupiter-Uranus square aspect linking the star signs Aquarius and Taurus.

The theme is freedom and breaking away from close ties. Jupiter and Uranus are entrepreneurial planets, they embody risk-taking, vision, hope and faith.

You do need to be flexible, however, because change could come unexpectedly. Yet, you’re wise to embrace all things new this month as there’s no going back to the old ways.

Plus, it’s important that you work on new ideas and plans sooner rather than later. This is because on the 30th, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde and February will be more of an ‘inner’ than an ‘outer’ month. Get things moving fast in January.

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Scorpio January 2021

Happy New Year! Hooray – 2020 is over and we’re moving into a brand new year.

Your ruling planet Mars finally leaves Aries on the 6th after six long months in this sector of your horoscope. Aries rules work and health, your lifestyle and routine and you may have been fighting hard in these areas. It’s time to take a breather or find a different way to go about things.

Capricorn Themes

Venus, the planet of relating, is in Capricorn from the 8th onwards and this could be a positive sign for you. Venus is about compromise and negotiation and smoothing over any troubled waters.

If you’ve been involved in an ongoing conflict or argument for some time now, Venus is urging you to hold out the olive branch of peace.

At least, that’s one alternative. You could just as easily decide to close the door on a problem or issue that’s not going away and you realise this month that the best solution is to take a step back. This could be linked to an issue with a sister or neighbour or be about an argument that’s not dying down.

Pluto is a key planet this month, your co-ruler, also in Capricorn. When Pluto’s active, events are final and ultimatums are given. Pluto is strong on the 5th, 14th and 28th. Also, during the New Moon in Capricorn on the 13th.

Pluto represents power as well as loss and you could find yourself taking on an influential role or getting your voice heard. Capricorn is your communication sector and Pluto’s theme is regeneration and transformation.

Relationships & Breaking Free

Your traditional ruler Mars also moves into one of the people sectors of your horoscope as it enters Taurus on the 8th.

Taurus is your opposite star sign and rules your relationships. People are important now, whether you’re seeking a role model, you meet an influential teacher or you’re getting on the right side of the people who count.

Alternatively, you could be the one influencing or teaching others. Either way, work your relationships but, at the same time, don’t let other people get away with bad behaviour.

Mars is in feisty mood this month which could still make for some tempestuous or argumentative battles – new ones perhaps. You might be fighting for other people’s rights, defending the underdog or taking on your own personal battle.

Mars brings passion and excitement your way too and a relationship could start unexpectedly and suddenly. Notice what occurs on or around the 20th when Mars unites with unpredictable Uranus in Taurus.

There is a theme of freedom too, especially when Jupiter is pulled into the mix. Mars squares up to Jupiter on the 23rd and there’s a Jupiter-Uranus square aspect on the 17th. Who or what are you breaking free from is a good question to ask.

Aquarius Themes

Jupiter is currently in Aquarius, the star sign of the moment, linked to your home and family, your past and where you come from. Talk planet Mercury moves here on the 8th followed by the Sun on the 19th. Jupiter’s bringing opportunity, expansion and growth to these key areas of your life.

Note in particular the 11th and 29th when Jupiter unites with first Mercury and then the Sun. These are potentially lucky dates, whether you’re emigrating, reuniting with family or you find your dream home. Have hope and faith that things will work out.

The Full Moon on the 28th is a stand-out date to make a clear decision about your foundations and your future path. This is about the home-work balance and setting new structures in place, making new plans that you can build on moving forward.

The more you put into these key areas of your life the better as Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius on the 30th, the last day of the month. It’s a month to be bold and brave-hearted and to fight hard for the things and people you love.

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Libra January 2021

Happy New Year! Hooray – 2020 is over and we’re moving into a brand new year.

Capricorn Themes

Your ruling planet Venus moves into Capricorn on the 8th and your home and family sector, where it remains throughout January. Capricorn was the dominant star sign in 2020 and some of you may have experienced endings or loss in your life.

There could have been a family rift or lockdown challenges. You might have lost your home or said goodbye to a beloved family member. Venus’ role this month is to smooth things over, to heal and hold, to bring solace and love.

If you need to start over in some way in these key areas of your life, this is a good month to do so. It might mean closing the door on your past and some moves will be final.

However, use the New Moon in Capricorn on the 13th to begin again in some way. And, use the Venus-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on the 28th to say goodbye.

Aquarius Themes

This is a year to embrace all that’s good in your life and it might start with adopting a positive attitude. You have the stars on your side in 2021 as Aquarius is the key star sign, a fellow air sign.

Plus, Aquarius rules all the good things in life like romance, children & pregnancy, creativity, entertainment, self-expression and fun.

Planets in Aquarius urge you to do more of what you love and prioritise play over work. Talk planet Mercury moves here on the 8th and the Sun enters Aquarius on the 19th.

Plus, there’s a glorious celebratory Full Moon in playful Leo on the 28th. This pulls in lucky Jupiter, so do something special on or around this date.

Jupiter often brings new opportunity your way, as it’s the planet linked to expansion and growth. Jupiter’s positive vibes are strong on the 11th and 29th when Jupiter unites first with Mercury, then with the Sun. This could coincide with good news or herald the start of a new romance.

Money & Freedom

Money matters do require close attention and things are hotting up in this sector of your horoscope. Action planet Mars moves into Taurus and your joint finance sector on the 6th and unites with Uranus, the planet of change & the unexpected, on the 20th.

When it comes to finances, it’s important to stay up-to-date with modern trends. Don’t take money for granted and push hard to get what you deserve and fight for your financial rights. Mars and Uranus’ energy is rebellious and strongly active.

It’s important that you find the right people to team up with, perhaps someone who backs your plans or ideas. Earth sign energy is productive now and the lovers of the heavens Venus and Mars unite in Capricorn and Taurus on the 9th. For you, this is about partnership and getting the right people on your side.

Also mid-month, there’s a freedom-loving Jupiter-Uranus square aspect linking the star signs Aquarius and Taurus. This might be about breaking free from financial ties or pursuing an entrepreneurial dream. Jupiter is the planet most closely linked to hope and faith and it’s an ideal month to line up some new dreams and goals.

Do so quickly, however, because on the 30th, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde and this can indicate that plans are stalled. Make some bold moves this month and use the Mercury retrograde phase in February to research and plan.

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