A new moon in Capricorn arrives just in time to set new goals and intentions for 2017. This new moon occurs on December 29, 2016 and brings with it the energies of
STABILITY. BALANCE. WISDOM. AMBITION.
But the flip side of that is Capricorn’s shadow side which can bring the energies of
PESSIMISIM. STUBBORNESS. DETACHMENT. MOODINESS.
The key is to be aware of the duality and foster the energies to move in the direction you want to go.
Capricorn rules the 10th House governing Career and Social Status and this earthy energy of Capricorn calls us to create a new, grounded plan for the year ahead. The old Sea Goat asks us to develop procedures, apply discipline and create goals. What steps can we take to achieve these goals.
This New Moon in Capricorn Reading gives insight as to how we can harness the energy of Capricorn to embrace the energy for the period running from December 29, 2016 through January 26, 2017. What can we leave behind from 2016, what goals can we set and what energy is available to assist us in achieving these goals?
Every new year brings opportunity to set new intentions for the change we want to see in ourselves, but 2017 is different. After completing a nine year cycle with 2016, 2017 brings in a new cycle, 2+0+1+7=10=1. It’s like an extra special do over.
Take time to really think about your intentions and what you want to achieve beginning in 2017. Take advantage of the first year of a new 9 year cycle.
I learned about control in 2016–that I can’t control anything but myself and even have trouble with that at times. I learned the hard way to let go and let God. When we don’t pay attention and refuse to learn lessons, opportunity presents itself in a big wake up call way. 2016 was my year to wake up and while I’m so very thankful for what I’ve gained, I don’t wish the pain it finally took for me to learn this lesson on anyone.
While 2016 has been challenging for many, I’m hopeful we’ve gained opportunity for growth and positive change. As the year draws to an end, usually around the winter solstice time, I like to write down everything I wish to say goodbye to from the current year. While meditating on the lessons learned, burn the paper and release it to the earth. This helps clear the way for something new and good to enter for 2017.
Tarot also helps identify lessons learned, what to release and what to embrace for the new year. Now through December 31, 2016, I’m offering a reading to close out 2016 and identify what we can look forward to in 2017, the year of new beginnings!
December 21st–night of the standing still sun. The word Solstice is derived from the Latin word solstitium. Sun (SOL) stoppage (STITUM).Winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year, as if the sun has just stopped. One ancient definition of solstice is “standing still sun.”
Some refer to solstice as the rebirth of the sun. Many celebrate the winter solstice as a time to celebrate renewal, rebirth and gratitude for the coming light.
The solstice offers an opportunity to spend time reflecting inward and meditating on gratitude. Hold a ritual for letting go and set an intention for the coming year.
The final full moon for 2016 on December 13 offers us one last opportunity to release and let go before moving into the new year. 2017 breaks down to 1, sure to be a year full of new beginnings and fresh starts.
This Gemini Full Moon has the potential to propel us forward with a new way of thinking. Gemini is the sign of communication. Speak your truth. What area of your life will this full moon illuminate? Release that one thing that will create space for something new to enter during 2017, a year of new beginnings.
The Farmer’s Almanac calls December’s full Moon the Full Cold Moon. This full cold moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes because it occurs near the winter solstice–the night with the least amount of daylight.
Additionally, December 13 is also St. Lucy’s Day. Farmers lore says that if St. Lucy’s day be bright, Christmas Day will be dark and snowy. Likewise, if St. Lucy’s day is dark, Christmas Day will be clear and sunny.
Will it snow for you this Christmas? What will you release in 2016? What will you gain in 2017?