Lunar Planner

New Moon 1º Cap Dec 23, 2022


〰️ The deeper the roots, the greater the fruits 〰️

This new Moon is particularly potent as it is close to the solstice turning point and also square to Jupiter, the king of expansion, who just entered Aries to begin a new cycle. As discussed in the December 21 Pele Report, this square reflects the natural tension between Aries, our inherent need for freedom and independence to truly be ourselves, and Capricorn, symbolizing the laws, rules, and boundaries of time, space, family, and societal institutions. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself at odds with one authority figure or another this upcoming month because if you aren’t, you’re probably not doing your work!

Speaking of authority, authority figures, and institutions/corporations that exercise power over others, we have the rather foreboding Sabian symbol for this new Moon: “Three Rose Windows in a Gothic church, one damaged by war.” The symbol invites us to focus on the law of three, the trinity, and the threefold nature of the human being. The windows bring light (illumination) and air (spirit) into the church, or metaphorically, the temple of our body. Of the Mind, Heart, and Body, violent acts of war and aggression mainly damage our heart and its ability to remain open to love, sharing, caring, and uniting with others. This symbol for the new Moon stresses the importance of being mindful, mature, and disciplined this month and consciously controlling and directing our energy lest it causes damage to ourselves or others.

This intense Capricornian energy (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto) signals an excellent time to organize ourselves, make plans, and get real. During some of your holiday downtime, you may want to pull out that planner, sit with lovers, friends, or business associates, and set some goals and strategies for the coming year. The energy is favorable for objectively assessing your life situation and committing to stretching, modifying, eliminating, or inviting different elements to enhance it. Establishing boundaries, enforcing them, changing them, or removing them will help strengthen an inner sense of security, self-respect, and accomplishment. The challenge will be to remain firm while being warmly sensitive to the fears, needs, and feelings of others.

After the full Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Uranus go direct (on the 18th, 12th, and 22nd, respectively), and it will be time to put all those plans into action! All the planets will be in direct motion for the rest of January, February, March, and April, and we will see the pace of change speed up, new frontiers challenged, and old ways left behind. The more solid, grounded, safe, and secure you are by the end of this cycle, the more you will be able to take advantage of the new energy available, and the less likely you will be to get thrown off balance by any surprises. The deeper the roots, the greater the fruits.

So Much Love,

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