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Achieving Goals and Building Success: The Impact of New Moon in Capricorn

Updated: Jan 9

On January 11, 2024 at 6:57 am EST we have our first New Moon of the year, in the sign of hard working Capricorn. In astrology, a new moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction, meaning they occupy the same degree of a zodiac sign. Each new moon represents a new lunar cycle and is associated with different energies depending on the zodiac sign in which it occurs. To better connect to this energy and learn even more, check out my article and hypnosis session here. Are you a part of the New Moon Sip n Stars group yet? We meet on a monthly basis to work together on the lessons of the new moon and how to best manifest with it. Sign up here before our next session. There is a chance you will get your chart read live as well!

When considering a new moon in Capricorn, several key themes and qualities are associated with this astrological event and are great areas to focus your new moon wishes/intentions on:

  1. Capricorn Characteristics: Capricorn is an earth sign ruled by Saturn. It is associated with qualities such as discipline, responsibility, ambition, and a focus on long-term goals. Capricorn is also linked to the tenth house in the astrological chart, which is traditionally associated with career, public life, and achievement.

  2. Ambition and Goal Setting: New moons in Capricorn are often seen as a time to set ambitious goals and lay the foundation for long-term success. Capricorn's disciplined and determined nature encourages individuals to plan strategically and work hard toward their objectives.

  3. Practicality and Realism: Capricorn is a practical and realistic sign, so this new moon may encourage a practical approach to problem-solving and decision-making. It's a favorable time to assess your goals with a clear and realistic mindset, taking practical steps toward their achievement.

  4. Professional Development: Given Capricorn's association with the tenth house, a new moon in Capricorn is particularly relevant for matters related to career and professional development. It can be a time for setting career goals, making plans for advancement, or considering long-term strategies in your professional life.

  5. Time Management: Capricorn values time and efficiency. During a new moon in Capricorn, there may be a focus on effective time management and a commitment to using time wisely. This could involve reevaluating priorities, setting boundaries, and organizing schedules to maximize productivity.

  6. Self-Discipline: Capricorn is known for its disciplined nature, and during a new moon in this sign, individuals may find it easier to tap into their own self-discipline. This can be a valuable time to establish routines, break bad habits, and commit to personal and professional growth.

  7. Reflection on Authority and Leadership: Capricorn is associated with authority figures and leadership. During a new moon in Capricorn, it may be beneficial to reflect on your own approach to leadership, authority, and responsibility. This could involve considering your role in various areas of life and how you can exercise leadership in a constructive and responsible manner.


The way planets interact during a new moon add more 'flavor' to your new beginnings. Important to note are any planets within 5 degrees +/- the new moon, or your natal planets. For this event we are looking at contacts between 15-25 degrees. The closer to 20 degrees the more impactful the contact will be.

Sun and Moon at 20 degrees Capricorn - This conjunction represents a blending of solar (conscious) and lunar (emotional) energies, both infused with the qualities of Capricorn. The combination of the Sun and Moon in Capricorn suggests a focus on achievement and recognition. This is a good time to set high standards for yourself and work diligently to climb the metaphorical ladder of success in your career and personal life. Capricorn is not known for expressing emotions overtly, and this influence can manifest in individuals with the Sun and Moon conjunct in Capricorn. You may have a reserved or controlled demeanor during the new moon, preferring to keep your emotions in check and not display vulnerability easily.

The Nodes 20 degrees Libra/Aries- In astrology, the lunar nodes refer to the points where the Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic, and they are associated with the path of the soul in its evolutionary journey. The North Node represents the soul's path forward and growth, while the South Node represents past experiences and tendencies. A square aspect (90 degrees apart) is considered a dynamic and potentially challenging aspect in astrology, indicating a point of tension or conflict. When a new moon in Capricorn squares the nodes, this configuration can have several implications. The square may indicate a challenge in finding a balance between career ambitions and personal or spiritual development, especially true with the North Node in Aries. It could prompt you to reflect on whether your ambitions align with your soul's evolutionary path. The South Node's influence in a square suggests a connection to the past. This can be a time to learn from past experiences, especially relationships, because of Libra energy, recognize any patterns that may be hindering progress, and make conscious efforts to move beyond them.

Venus and Chiron - Chiron the one who helps us identify and heal our wounds, is near the North Node in Aries, and that square to the New Moon. You have to change something in order to heal. With its trine to Venus in Sagittarius , there may be an opportunity for healing through self-expression and embracing one's unique qualities. This aspect can support the exploration of your personal identity and values in relationships. A relationship may be healed.

New Moon Ruler - Saturn is the ruler of the sign of Capricorn. It's placement at the time of the New Moon is of importance. Saturn is in the sign of Pisces, where it spends the next 2 years, creating structure and discipline to the intuitive and compassionate qualities of Pisces. It is part of a powerful trio as it sextiles to Mars in Capricorn, and Jupiter in Taurus, both hard working grounded signs. Mars and Jupiter trine at 5 degrees, activating the full moon lunar eclipse from last October. There may be work still to complete, and Saturn gives you the rules to follow to do that work. This new beginning opportunity may be the result of something you let go last year. Or, finally let go now.

Uranus - as the last planet in retrograde from the 2023 cycle, Uranus offers a bit of a surprise during the new moon, as it is in a sextile to the Sun and Moon. Retrograde means there is something you are reflecting on, or reviewing from the past. This is again a nod to something from your past that has an influence on this new beginning. Uranus trine the New Moon in Capricorn encourages innovative and unconventional approaches to stability and long-term goals. There may be a willingness to embrace change, adapt to new circumstances, and experiment with different methods to achieve success.

The following is a brief description of what you may expereince based on your Sun, Moon and most importantly Rising sign:

Aries: Aries individuals may feel a sense of determination and ambition during this New Moon, as it happens in your 10th house. There's a desire to set clear goals and take practical steps toward personal success. Setting intentions for career advancement, establishing long-term professional goals, and building a solid reputation may be emphasized.

Taurus: Taurus individuals with the 9th house activated may find this New Moon encouraging higher education, travel, and philosophical pursuits.  Setting intentions for educational goals, expanding horizons through travel, and seeking long-term spiritual growth may be key themes.

Gemini: Gemini individuals may experience a desire for a complete restructure in their debts, with this happening in the 8th house of death and transformation. Financial transformation, shared resources, and intimacy are highlighted. Setting intentions for improved intimacy, managing shared resources, and establishing long-term financial goals may be important.

Cancer: Cancer individuals may feel a pull toward establishing a solid foundation in their homes and personal lives, in particular their marriages and serious relationships. This New Moon encourages you to set intentions for creating emotional security and building a sense of stability within your relationship, or living environment.

Leo: Leo individuals may focus on their ambitions and career goals during this New Moon. There's a desire to achieve recognition and success in your chosen field with this occuring in your 6th house. Setting intentions for efficient work habits, health improvements, and practical approaches to daily life may be key themes.

Virgo: Virgo individuals may find the New Moon in Capricorn resonating with their practical and analytical nature. There's an emphasis on setting intentions for creativity, self-expression, and romance with a 5th house new moon. Setting intentions for creative projects, establishing long-term goals in romance, and cultivating a sense of joy may be important.

Libra: Libra individuals may feel a desire to establish balance and stability in their family relationships. Setting intentions for creating a stable home environment, family goals, and emotional well-being may be emphasized.

Scorpio: Scorpio individuals may be drawn to deep and transformative intentions regarding their communication style, or their thinking. Communication, learning, and short trips are emphasized. Setting intentions for focused communication, skill development, and practical learning may be key themes.

Sagittarius: Sagittarius individuals may feel a pull toward setting intentions for broadening their horizons in regards to finances, values, and personal resources with a new moon in. the 2nd house. Setting intentions for financial stability, building resources, and establishing enduring values may be important.

Capricorn: Capricorn individuals are directly influenced by the New Moon in their sign. This is a powerful time for you to set intentions for personal and professional success, as well as establishing a solid and enduring path for your ambitions. Setting intentions for self-improvement, personal goals, and taking on new responsibilities may be emphasized.

Aquarius: Aquarius individuals may feel inspired to set intentions for spiritual growth, releasing old patterns, and establishing a connection with the spiritual realm, when the 12th house is highlighted. There's a focus on integrating unique ideas into practical and long-lasting projects, especially those related to social or humanitarian causes.

Pisces: Social connections, friendships, and group activities take center stage when the 11th house is activated. Pisces individuals may find themselves setting intentions for building enduring friendships, contributing to group goals, and pursuing long-term social ideals. This is a great time to find your tribe.

How this new moon will affect you is based on the actual houses and personal planets that will be aspected during the event. I would love to help you navigate the energies of the new moon! To learn more book a reading with me now.

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