Ready, set, #goals! The Capricorn new moon on December 29 fixes our eyes to the proverbial prize. It’s time to think big…and bigger still.
Early Thursday morning, the Capricorn new moon gives us a head start on our resolution making. Capricorn is the star sign of outsized ambition—the zodiac’s motivator who gets the job done right. New moons are powerful for planting potent seeds of intention, which we harvest under the light of the corresponding full moon six months later.
The Capricorn lunation puts progress and productivity high on our agendas. But ask yourself: Are those goals really ambitious enough? The Capricorn new moon wants us to challenge ourselves and raise the bar. That's what keeps the mission interesting, right? And it's not just about winning the shiny gold star here, either. With alchemical Pluto and Mercury retrograde also in Capricorn, we need to set some serious soul goals—ones that satisfy our deepest desires while bringing material rewards.
Meantime, radical Uranus snaps out of a five-month retrograde on this very same day, encouraging us to dream outside of the box. What new techniques—and technologies—can be embraced to bring our 2017 visions to life? And can we embroider any conscious directives into our grand plans? Retrogrades are when planets appear to go backward, and everything under their jurisdiction can get delayed, scrambled or mired in red tape. There may be a few do-overs required, but with Uranus powering forward in direct motion now, we have cosmic permission to weave future-forward and radical thinking into our projects and plans.
Capricorn is the eldest of the three earth signs, so the influence of the new moon nudges us to conserve natural resources and adopt environmentally-friendly processes as we build our empires. We may KNOW what we want, but it could take a couple extra weeks (or months) to properly execute those missions. Even as we create our master plans, we'll likely need to tweak them a few times to make sure our #goals are established on terra firma.
Don't get frustrated if your big ventures don't immediately launch into the stratosphere. Instead of pacing anxiously or obsessing, use the extra time to tighten up your game, and even to explore other avenues or options. (For tips on creating new moon rituals, click here.)
Here are few tips for tapping into the ambitious energy of the Capricorn new moon: