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Eclipsed New Moon in Capricorn ~ January 15, 2010

New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This New Moon occurs on January 15 at 2:11 a.m. (EST) is preceded by a Solar Eclipse at 2:07 a.m., highlighting Capricorn qualities (ambitious, determined, disciplined, conservative) and 10th house themes (professional pursuits, long term goals, public reputation).

Capricorn is natively ruled by Saturn, who is retrograde in Libra. In Capricorn, the Moon is goal-oriented, unemotional, practical, structured, and organized.

Eclipses are powerfully charged full and new moons (Understanding Eclipses), extending the usual influence of approximately two weeks to a reach of up to six months! A downside to eclipses is the tension in the air as the energy builds up to the eclipse itself. The days approaching an eclipse bring unexpected events or issues that can be disruptive and have long-term effects. Dealing with these unexpected situations require a sensitive touch and wisdom must be applied, even in the midst of chaos and/or uncertainty.

This Eclipsed Capricorn-New Moon (heart & soul) conjunct the North Node (life path) and Venus (love & money) plus both the New Moon and Venus sextile Uranus (awakening & change), giving this already powerful new moon even greater depth. The Sun, Moon, North Node and Venus in Capricorn are open to restructure existing foundations, give established ways/methods a renewal and create a new norm. The link to Uranus allows for what needs rebirth/reformation to be unconventional, unique, and perhaps, even radical.

Elsewhere in the sky, retrograde-Mercury (thought/communication) conjunct Pluto (endings/transformation), giving our minds the ability for deep concentration as we reflect upon where we've been and make plans for where we'd like to go. Both are square Saturn (reality/restrictions), reactivating the Saturn-Pluto square from November, while simultaneously, feeding into the tension building up for the same square between Saturn and Pluto that perfects again the day after this month's full moon.

This new moon occurs at 25 degrees of Capricorn. Those born within 3 days of January 15 or July 16; or have planets/house angles on or around 25 degrees of cardinal signs may feel the effects of this new moon stronger than most. Those born within 1 day of January 15 may be celebrating your solar return and may have an exceptional year coming up! yey :-)

For me as a Virgo-rising, this New Moon falls in my 4th house and conjunct my 5th house; trine my Ascendant and Pluto; and quincunx my Midheaven; and as a Cancer-Sun falls in my 7th house. I expect this solar eclipse will continue work I've done, which were triggered by last July's eclipses. The changes (Pluto) I've gone through on the outside (Ascendant) that have affected my long term goals (Midheaven) will have significant affects on my relationships (7th), family (4th), and creative projects (5th).

How will this new moon influence your life? Look to the natal house/s this new moon will occupy in your birth chart. Match the sign and degree to the sign on the house cusp/s. Use the list below to identify the Capricorn zodiac sign then click here to read about the New Moon in Houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for an explanation of New Moon illuminating those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 9th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 11th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart by clicking here for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Schedule your session for a reading. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join a discussion.

For those doing the new moon wishes ritual, the moon will be new on January 15 at 2:11 a.m. (EST) and will be void of course at 4:02 a.m. (EST). Click here for Jan Spiller's article, briefly explaining new moon wishes. (opens a new window)

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Illustration credit and copyright to James Legaspi.

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