Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Capricorn New Moon

From an astrological viewpoint, the Capricorn New Moon (exact on Saturday, December 24 at 10:07am PST) symbolizes "New Year's Day" much more than the first day of January. Some years, the Capricorn New Moon occurs in January -- but this year, it occurs in December, and less than three days after the Solstice. This means we're getting a "jump start" on 2012! So, no more waiting. We're there. We're Here.

This is a powerful New Moon for other reasons as well, since the Sun and Moon are conjunct Pluto, square Uranus, and trine Jupiter at the time of the lunation. The alignment with Pluto emphasizes the deep transformation we are experiencing now, an energy shift that is urging us to claim greater levels of personal empowerment, along with a stronger knowing and commitment to our individual and group purposes.

The square to Uranus shakes us free from the attachment to what has been, and opens us to the possibilities before us. Uranus is in Aries, urging us to rebel against any definitions of self or statements of intent that are not One Hundred Percent Authentic. This planet always plays a bit of a "wild card" role, which means we can't control its effects, but must be flexible and openminded if we are to take advantage of the hand that it deals.

The trine to Jupiter in Taurus provides the moral support to help us move through the changes as gracefully as possible. Jupiter offers us a plate with equal portions of optimism, a knowing of what we value most, and a belief in a greater meaning beyond the personal. As the song says, Jupiter helps us "believe we can fly."

The Sabian symbol for the location of Saturday's New Moon puts it all together:
"A Human Soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment: A powerful yearning for whatever will increase the scope and depth of one's contacts with other living beings."
Which one of us does not relate to that powerful yearning for the More, for the Connection, for the Community? We all seek new "embodiment" -- not in the human body, since we already have that -- but we long for the physical embodiment of our passions, our mission, our purpose, our potentials. It is this "eagerness for new experiences" that keeps us moving forward, continuing to open our hearts and our minds to the new.

And, it is this eagerness, this desire, this yearning, that takes us -- openhearted and openminded -- into 2012.




  1. How exciting to know we're getting a jump start on the New Year! Merry Christmas Pam and thank you for all the wisdom, insights, soulful sharing and love you gift to us. I Am so appreciative. Namaste and I guess it's okay to say, "Happy New Year!" Wishing you an abundance of Your Highest Good. XO!

  2. Wow, Beautiful, powerful. And right one! =)
    Happy New Year to you, beautiful Pam, full of peace and joy.

  3. Thanks for your kind comments and good wishes! It is starting to feel like a New Year already, isn't it... Enjoy the last "official" days of 2011!

  4. I am really glad you kept this week's journal short and sweet. We are in limbo. I have been feeling it for weeks and its kind of weird for those of us who are channelers and antennas. We have just completed a whole cycle which was over thousands of years old. The new one is yet to begin. So new that when I look into my future timelines, there is nothing! Its overwhelming.

    Uncertainty can be disconcerting but I know that we are headed in a positive.......5-D direction :)

    TIRED :)


  5. Hi TB - I've heard that from others, too, about having difficulty looking into future timelines... And yet, I've been feeling something shift since the New Moon on Saturday, so my sense is we'll have some breakthroughs soon. Welcome to 2012!