New Moon at 26° Capricorn: Authority is Challenged

 

01-16-2018 New Moon

When – January 16th, 2018 ~ 09:18 EST / January 17th, 2018 ~ 02:18 am UST

Corollary Full Moon at 12° of Cancer
June 28th, 2018 ~ 12:54 pm EST / June 28th, 2018 ~ 04:54 am UST

Saturn at 3° Capricorn is only beginning to assert himself in his dignity of the 10th house, the place he feels most at home, where he keeps to the rules, enforces tasks, disciplines and brings with him a melancholic air.

Mercury at 8° and Black Moon Lilith at 7° are conjunct in this Saturnine house of Capricorn. There may be a female energy present who wants to flout authority, and Saturn might well let her, if her alignment with Mercury makes her charming enough to seduce old man Saturn. Or perhaps authority and sexual energy meet through communications, or, taken to a more abstract level, the seduction of business may have all the overtures of sexual advances – but without the sex. Saturn will frown at being taken advantage of unless there’s something in it for him.

Venus at 28° Capricorn is conjunct the Capricorn sun and Capricorn moon at 26°. Money and business flow without restriction, but responsibility and adhering to rules are key. Projects under this moon will have the potential to bear fruit, but they are ruled by Saturn, and so will require the effort and discipline Saturn so favors.

Our more taxing aspects come to us in the form of squares.

Uranus at 24° Aries squares Venus at 28° Capricorn, and the sun and moon at 26° Capricorn. Impulsiveness, brashness, or innovation may divert the careful planning of career-centered Capricorn. Recall the ancient myth of Saturn castrating his father, Uranus – this hard square between Uranus in the first house of the child Aries and the Saturn ruled Capricorn may indicate a similar castrating effect – something new enters the field of play, threatens the current status quo. Saturn is strong in his own house and will smother the new element before it has voice. Do not initiate projects that go against the grain of the established order, for they will not thrive under this aspect.

The North Node in Leo also squares Jupiter at 19° Scorpio, where Jupiter is also conjunct Mars at 24° Scorpio. Jupiter and Mars combine a potent, martial force, gearing up for a fight in the sign of Scorpio where Mars is trigger-happy. Our efforts to take charge will be undermined by this energy.

The semi-squares also give us a series of bitter pills to swallow. Mercury at 8° Capricorn semi-squares Mars at 24° Scorpio, once more reinforcing an undermined authority, but the process is slow and agonizing – could represent a failed business venture of a stock investment that promises more than it delivers through wild ups and downs, or a male figure who cannot communicate the necessary instructions to help a business operate effectively.

Jupiter at 19° Scorpio semi-squares Saturn at 3° Capricorn and the pain of the expanding planet against the planet of constriction here suggest a compartmentalization of underhanded doings or control issues in a business place or authority or even a field itself, where colleagues are revealed to be hiding something in the career field.

Neptune at 12° Pisces semi-squares Uranus at 24°, Venus at 28° Capricorn, and the moon and sun at 26° of Capricorn. This foggy Neptunian energy may give euphoria to a business venture or mislead us into a false sense of security – fraud may be at play.

One inconjunct stands out. Uranus at 24° Aries inconjunct Mars 24° Scorpio. The innovative ego child of Aries and the rapacious Mars soldier have nothing to offer each other here. Inconjuncts or quincunxes are incompatible and there may be no middle ground to work through – we can only try to pacify our self-centered needs (Aries) in a constructive matter and sometimes sports or physical activity, is a good way to off-set this.

 

~24TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL SA’D AL SU’UD~

The Luckiest of the Lucky. Gives marital happiness, victory of soldiers but prevents the execution of government. With moon here, build, marry, make friends and travel.

– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

 

Full Moon at 11° Cancer: Home and Career

Just a quick note: apologies for the lateness of this post! I’ve been working with the Amazon publishing platform to bring you Lunations, 2018! This is the first post of the new year, and it is also the first chapter of Lunations, 2018. Anyone who wants to see the moon cycles ahead of time, there will soon be a link to Amazon where you can buy the ebook if you like. If not, you can always check back here to get the new and full moon predictions.

I am working to make Lunations, 2019 even better than Lunations, 2018. We have an exciting year ahead of us! If anyone would like to let me know what they would like to see more of on this blog, and in my Lunations books, feel free to comment or email me at maria.starsbydesign@gmail.com.

I am also working on doing these moon reports on Youtube in the near future.

Without further ado, let’s look at what the first full moon of the year holds for us ….

01-01-2018 Full Moon

When – January 1st, 2018 ~ 09:25 pm EST / January 2nd, 2018 ~ 02:25 am UST

– Corollary to New Moon at 2° of Cancer
June 23rd, 2017 ~ 10:32 pm EST / June 24th ~ 02:32 am UST

You can read about this corollary lunation on the post, here: https://stars-by-design.com/2017/06/23/cancer-new-moon-june-23-2017/

A Grand Water Trine forms at this full moon between Mars at 14° Scorpio and Neptune at 11° Pisces with the Cancer full moon at 11°. Our actions and expressions will be dreamy, emotionally driven as we start the New Year with the Cancer moon in dignity in the 4th House of home life, private life, and emotional sensibility and concerns.

This lunar cycle was begun in June of 2017 with the corollary new moon at 2° of Cancer. Our home lives were changed, irrevocably shaken up, taken into new environments, family order rearranged, break-ups and endings. The consequences are here with us to stay. Marriages or living arrangements initiated then are reaffirmed now or reach an emotional peak.

The moon at 11° of Cancer forms an opposition to Venus at 9° of Capricorn. This polarity could reveal a clash revolving around money or romance, with Venus in Saturn’s 10th house of constraints and rules and authority and career. The emotional moon in the cardinal sign of Cancer that represents our inner/private life, the life at home gives rise to an issue pulling us between these two fields of career and home. Perhaps business and pleasure, love and money are forcing us into uncomfortable decisions which can no longer be denied or put off. Perhaps co-workers or family members, or you yourself don’t know when to leave the personal at home. This could indicate at change in career or marriage.

Mars at 14° of Scorpio is conjunct Jupiter at 17° Scorpio. Jupiter’s expansive power intensifies the Scorpionic needs, increasing sexual activity, elimination, all-or-nothing attitudes, our need for control and our investment in pride/ego, and the tendency to manipulate. Beware of accidents and the after effects of intense frustration when power and control are thwarted.

Black Moon Lilith conjuncts Saturn at 1° Capricorn. This may further indicate a troubling dalliance with authority, romance affecting career or using sexual charm to get ahead or the expression of this pent-up energy could take the form of harsh criticism or scape-goating.

Further emphasizing this Capricorn theme emerging during this Cancer full moon is the Sun at 11° Capricorn and also conjunct Venus at 9°. Use Venus’s seductive gifts and blend them with the Saturnine house of Capricorn: diplomacy is the way forward as schism emerge in this Cancer/Capricorn polarity.

Semi-squares in effect include Saturn at 1° of Capricorn semi-square to Mars at 14° of Scorpio and Jupiter at 17° Scorpio, indicating further complications in matters of career as Saturn is in his dignity in his home domicile of Capricorn. This can be contentious as authority/career might face opposing interests or challenges – perhaps a project needs extra effort or is sabotaged and someone’s job is on the line, or maybe a great deal of frustration is coming from the top down, or a powerful rival stands in your way. Either way, the issue may finally reach culmination at this full moon.

The North Node is also active with several aspects. The North Node in Leo trines Mercury at 19° Sagittarius. Communications flow up with ease and meet approval with authority; contracts move forward with ease.

The North Node in Leo squares Jupiter at 17° Scorpio and Mars at 14° Scorpio. Revealing a ruling authority figure is undermined by an aggressive, militaristic force, arguments and unrest may reflect in your home life, or these may be scenes played on a larger political stage – in the wider sociology-economic world of governments and civilizations, the outer planets suggest frustrations in the macro-arena.

Neptune in Pisces at 11° forms a semi-square to Uranus in Aries at 24°. Technology or innovation is stalled by more dreams than means. How is that solar farm working out for you? Money is squandered or lost in a speculative gamble, whether the stock market or casino, an even an apparent “win” comes with a costly consequence, standing in the way of the prize.

~ 8TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL NATHRAH ~

The Gap or Crib. Causes love, friendship and society of fellow travelers, drives away mice, afflicts captives and causes their imprisonment. With moon here, navigate.
– Vivian Robson

 


A compilation of the full and new moons of 2018 will be available within the next few days, called Lunations, 2018, available as an ebook.