I don’t have to tell you these are powerful times. Today’s New Moon brings us even deeper into the process of personal and collective transformation. The joining of brother Sun and sister Moon is known as the ‘Conjunctio’ or ‘Sacred Marriage’. This sacred meeting of yin and yang, inner and outer is an alchemical event – a seed moment that occurs as the Sun and Moon merge together. The seeds we plant at this time are filled with New Possibilities; new energies become available and new intentions get set in motion. Wherever we focus our intention ~ becomes our reality, especially in the most concrete of signs, Capricorn. This is about manifestation at its most powerful.
To thine own self be true, and thou canst be false to any man(or woman).
We are in deep need of healing and transformation as the world undergoes an extended period of profound disorientation and crisis. The metaphor of a sacred marriage is about the transformation that comes about through the sacred union of opposites. The metal associated with the Sun is Gold ~ which represents the Purity, Flexibility, and Connectivity of the sovereign Self as it incarnates here on earth. This outward yang principle is balanced by the yin, receptive aspects of the Moon, which is linked to Silver ~ the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind, of self loving and emotional nurturing. Silver brings patience and perseverance to the wearer while gold brings inner radiance. Gold and Silver entwined signify the sacred alchemy of a New Moon, and in Capricorn, symbolizes deep commitment.
So what are we committing to? This New Moon is aligned with Pluto, master of death and transformation, power and control, and it occurs at almost the same exact spot where last years Saturn/Pluto conjunction occurred. Remember that message about a karmic reckoning? Here we are again!
This New Moon sets the energy for the coming month, interesting to start the year by revisiting and reactivating that powerful and very difficult energy field. Perhaps this year can be different in some way. We are undergoing a profound shift as we enter the new era – so much of what has gone before must now give way to what is to come. Given all that, it’s not surprising that things are very intense right now. And it could get worse for a bit before it gets better (sorry to say), but in general things should even out as the year unfolds (with the odd bump). Although these current energies will linger and repeat throughout 2021 – January may end up being the most challenging month of the whole year.
The meeting of Saturn and Jupiter heralded a new ruler (Jupiter) and the death of the old ruler (Saturn). Jupiter in Aquarius offers an expansive experience of the collective consciousness as it shifts to a more inclusive and egalitarian way of life. To get there, the old (patriarchy, power structures, materialism) must give way, and something tells me it is not going to ‘go quietly into that good night!’
As the week unfolds, warrior planet Mars is heading toward a meetup with Uranus – the Awakener – and all bets are off as to how that will manifest. Saturn (rules, restrictions, authority) will square off with both Mars (anger, aggression) and Uranus (freedom and rebellion) over the next week. Tensions will reach boiling point. Things could get crazy (ier).
This is all a part of the deconstruction/reconstruction that occurs at the start of any new cycle. All is chaotic, unformed, dark. Confusion reigns. Yet there is always hope. New Moons bring in a new wave of energy, and there is a potential now for profound breakthroughs. Some sort of crisis (Pluto) will bring things to a head and catapult us to the next phase of this death/rebirth. We are in a process of initiation… there are tests and trails to be undergone. It will take courage. We have to step up tho the plate and see what our part is. Perhaps you are a social justice warrior. Or a healer. Maybe your job is to take care of the children. Or to bring beauty and creativity into the world. We will always need beauty. Some are here to hold the light or to hold space for others. Some are here to witness those who are passing.
Whatever it is- do it with heart. And trust that something wonderful will emerge out of this time of difficulty; this is a wake up call – there is a LOT that has to change on this planet. Pluto is stripping us down to make way for new growth. After a fire, new buds emerge.
On a more personal level, if you find yourself more OCD than usual, or getting into control dramas as you confront parts of yourself reflected in others, this is a time for deepening and for examining those hidden parts. Pluto brings up our shadow aspects- those aspects we don’t want to look at that are much easier to project onto others than to own in ourself. There is so much projection going on – everyone is highly triggered and polarized. Try to remember that every human being is merely a reflection of you. Yup – even the ones you hate. Especially the ones you hate.
“All human beings have the same needs ~ what differs is the strategies we used to meet those needs.”
Marshal Rosenberg ‘Nonviolent Communication’
There is a lot of blame going around right now and the finger is always pointing at someone else. Taking responsibility is part of what this Karmic Reckoning is about. Do the work. Face your stuff. Take responsibility for what you are creating in your world. Stop pointing fingers.
Our task ~ should we choose to accept it ~ it to invite a new vision, and help find new solutions, rather than contribute to the problems. Stop hating, start loving. Underneath ever conflict is a need… even those who you consider to be in the wrong have a need to be heard. We all have a need for autonomy and agency; a need to be acknowledged. A need for love. And as I see it, the only way we can change the dynamic, is to start with self love. Find the peace that lies inside of ourself first, then pass it on. Be a warrior for peace.
You know you want to!
Focus on your intention. Let it be so.
New Moon ~ New Moment