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Capricorn New Moon 2011 -Be the authority and move up!

Capricorn NEW MOON 2011  

By Tracy Cook

Many years ago I studied lunar phases with Robert Buz Myers.  It is my hope that he would be proud of my work today.  Blessings to you, Buz! 

What is a New Moon?

A new moon is the beginning of a 28 day cycle.  Technically, when you look up in the sky you only see a thin section of the moon illuminated.       

And the not so technical point of view?

Well, similar to farmers and indigenous people, who have used the eight phases of the moon for eons, Astrologers also utilize the different phases of the Moon.  Certainly on the New we know it is time to plant seeds.  But the other seven phases are equally important.


Where should my focus be during this next 28-day cycle?

When we draft a chart for the new moon we can get a sense of the energy that will be up for processing for the next 28 days. 


Okay what is this cycle about?   It is vital to look around us and see how we can improve our position.   For 28 days we will see flaws and cracks and it is our responsibility to stretch ourselves and fix them.    You may surprise yourself at the end of the cycle to see your new goals.  


New Moon

December 24, 2011

1:09PM EST

2 Cap 34


Sabian Symbol:


Capricorn 3:


Sabian Symbol:  The human soul is visualized as a hovering spirit eager and receptive to the lessons to be learned from life.







New Moon Phase

December 24, 1:09pm EST 


As always, by the time Capricorn New moon shows up, we are ready for it.  After 28 days of merrymaking and too much of too much, we are ready for the reality check that is Capricorn.    Let’s take the lampshade off our head and prepare for the ceiling to crash in on it!   I jest, Cap is not that negative but he is sober and very measured.   Cap knows the value of conserving, is wildly responsible and of course his discipline is legendary.   Capricorn knows how to construct a foundation and then build upon it.   At first Cap can be very modest but don’t let their sometimes shy appearance fool you.   They are always plotting and planning how to improve their position.   They may see disaster around the corner and have a garage full of preparation.  Or they may see themselves at a job that is beneath their skills and are preparing for their next rung up.    They have an eye for going up.


I remember when my son was young and we used to watch a lot of the animated series, “Thomas the Tank Engine.”  It was set in England and the trains were always having skirmishes with each other.  Eventually in most episodes there would come a point when one of the trains would complain about another train who was overreaching and not remembering their ‘station.’    Not train station but ‘station’ in life, as in class.  I always was humored by it and thought, “How Cap of those trains!”  


I have seen more than one Moon in Capricorn get their undies all bunched up:  When someone younger gets in a position of power above them.   When someone they feel has not paid their dues accomplishes something significant.   When someone they feel is pretending to be something they are not by buying something big.   Can you see the ‘station’ in all that?   My father who was a Capricorn often suggested that people were pretentious or phony based on their house or car.  I usually laughed (Sag that I am) because I never quite saw the pretentiousness.   I just thought they liked the house or car and had the money so why the heck not buy it?   Now, as silly as my dad was about his labeling, what was really going on was he was keying into the ‘station’ part of Cap.   And on one hand it seems silly but on the other hand it does speak to the greater part of Cap.  They know that humans need to excel and push themselves and they should break free from their station.   They should be looking at their world thinking, “What’s next?”


Remember, Capricorn is the mountain goat who spends his time high on the peaks.  During the Capricorn phase we need to stretch and put ourselves up high and make sure we are where we belong.     We are the ultimate authority (Capricorn word) of our life and from a high authoritative perch we can see our assets and our deficits and then decided what move to make to improve our situation.      Remember everyone has Capricorn somewhere in their chart.   Where is your Cap?   This is the house where you will stretch and make yourself an authority or a leader.   We are natural managers where we have Cap.   It is the part of our chart where we are the Boss.   Of course, the question is, “Are we Warren Buffett or are we Ebenezer Scrooge?”    


This Capricorn New Moon the Sun/Moon is in conjunction to Pluto and squares Uranus.   Ouch.  That is a tight spot.   Pluto has been ruthless to big business, big government and world economies since it moved into Capricorn in 2008 and we will be dealing with issues that are broken within government and big businesses for another dozen or so years


But what about us? Where do we personally fit in this big global financial mess and the upcoming changes?     That, my friends is the beauty of Capricorn New Moons.   Between now and 2023 there will be some Cap new moons that will be right in the sweet spot where they have a Pluto conjunction.  I say sweet spot because those New Moon and lunar cycles will  gives us a 28 day chiropractic adjustment to get with the program and make some changes or at least become an authority in our life on a new profound level that can prepare us for changes.   This year is one of those Cap New Moons.  


We will see flaws.  We will see cracks and fissures in some area of our life (most likely the house that has Capricorn).  We will feel insecure, we will feel ‘less than’.   But and this is a big but, from that place of insecurity we will get focused and do something.  Something that helps move us from the position we are currently holding to a more elevated position.     Where do we have vision? Where do we have executive abilities?  Where do we need to be an authority?   And why are we hiding our skills?  Or how come we have been so busy we have not focused on them?   And if we have been playing small and hiding are skills----well, good luck trying to stay small this month!    It won’t feel right.    


This is where Uranus comes into play.   We all know that in June & September of 2012 there is a big ol’ fight between Pluto and Uranus.   It is going to get bumpy between now and the summer.  Globally there will be a lot of changes that start small and grow exponentially which will push everyone to wonder what is right and what is wrong?   However we get a taste of that future right now because Uranus and Pluto are not exactly squaring each other yet but they are both influencing the new Moon.   It is a 28 day canary in a coal mine.    Uranus is demanding that we be different and unique and Pluto cuts us to the bone.   One says “Make changes” and the other says, “What do you really need?”  “Not think you need, but really need?” 


For the next 28 days we will see flaws and at the same time we will begin changes.   Changes are tough because they ask us to trust.  And with Uranus in Aries we are going to have to trust big time!   Aries is fiery and I live in brush fire country so I can tell you once it gets started, a fire can burn fast and furious! Passions will be up.    We may all get a little OCD’ish for the next 28 days.   The tension of the Sun/Moon/Pluto/Uranus will be such that we will feel we are behind schedule.   Not just a schedule that is given to us by an employer but our own schedule.   Many of us will say, “How did I end up here and how can I change it now?”   We will be a wee bit obsessed as we work to get out of a spot or place.   Like Thomas the Tank Engine, we will be eyeing our next station.


Globally, there will be news events that just look like a big fat mess.   Change is not easy and it is not tidy but at its core, Uranus in Aries is demanding huge unique change and it doesn’t care who is with him or against him.  He’s just moving as fast as he can.     Watch what gets you fired up for the next 28 days.  It might be a harbinger of the summer.  Remember we have a lot going on between June and September of 2012 and this is 28 day window may connect to that time.

By the way, this is a side note, but when Capricorn is bad and insecure his ego is the worst.  He buys crap to make himself feel better.  Or he judges others by what they have or not have and sees himself as better.   For me, I do not think it is a coincidence that during this time of Pluto in Capricorn there has been a proliferation “Real Housewife” shows and their derivatives on TV.   People spending and fighting in gluttonous ways and all of us judging it?   What could be more Pluto in Cap!  



Jupiter to the Rescue


So, here we are at the base of a mountain, looking up and knowing we need to climb that mountain and get to the top.    The climb will be strenuous and the air will be thin.  Can we climb it?  And can our lungs adjust to the less oxygen?   The answer is “yes” we can do the climb, if we take it step by step in a measured (Cap word) way and “yes” we’ll be able to breathe up there if our load is light.  We will let go of stuff that is not working and is not practical with the help of Jupiter. 

A few hours after the New Moon, Jupiter turns direct having been retrograde in Taurus since August.    And on this new moon, where we are being forced to look at our position and figure out how to improve upon it, Jupiter is turning around and says, “I’ll help!”   Given he is the biggest mucky muck around, this is one auspicious helper.    What has been going on since August?   What has kept you busy since August?   Taurus does hard work, even manual work.  What has been sucking up a lot of your time and energy since August?   You should be feeling a light at the end of the tunnel.   After five months of hard work and extra responsibilities you are feeling it is time to release the yoke and lighten your load.    I don’t usually put much emphasis on the new calendar year (January 1st) since I’m astrologer and the real new year for me is in the spring.    But with Jupiter turning direct on December 25th which is right on the Capricorn new moon which is so close to January 1st I have a strong feeling that this is an extremely auspicious New Year to begin new things.    Jupiter turning direct will give us a sense of a fresh start. 


Another note about Jupiter retrograded in Taurus.   Taurus rules money, banks investments and properties.   Jupiter has been messing with the banks.  Up, down, saving the Euro, letting it crash, inflating then deflating commodities, all of these have been wonky since  August.   Now with Jupiter turning direct we are all going to learn more about what are our real assets.   Jupiter will remain in Taurus until June when it moves into Gemini.   This is going to be a tough for a world that is in a recession because to a certain extent Jupiter has been protecting and helping us for the last year or so while it has been in Taurus.  After all, Taurus rules banks.  But once it moves into Gemini we will no longer have its support.  Especially the real estate market.  But we’ll talk about that later in the year.  In the meantime, Jupiter is going to turn direct and get us to focus on what we want and what are our real assets.  We will all be getting practical about what we really need and want.


Additionally,  along with turning direct Jupiter is also in trine with the Sun/Moon.      Jupiter will help us keep our sights on our target.  We won’t wobble.  He is our coach, our priest, our rabbi, he is doing everything he can to keep us on track.     When we get tired and say, “I can’t do it.”  He is there prompting us, “You can do it.”     It is nice to have that kind of encouragement all 28 days.

Also, I want to add this... a gift from my Taurus (perfect of course) friend Ann.  She wants you Americans to check out this link and see if there are any  unclaimed monies owed to you!


 Together we say, "Thank you, Ann!"


Saturn Neptune

We continue to experience a Saturn trine Neptune which helps us get practical about our intuition.   Especially intuition around relationships.    If any of our relationships are out of balance our intuition will guide us to find a better equilibrium.  In some cases it is God and the Universe who is stepping in and fixing stuff.    And because it is a trine, the ‘fixing’ is not as painful as one would think.   Natural transitions are occurring.    Who are the people around us that our helping us?   In some cases it is friends and family that are dear to us who are giving us support.  And in other cases it is a perfect stranger who offers up something amazingly insightful that helps us.   Whatever the case our intuition and spiritual nature are being supported.  


In conclusion:

The pull to do the right thing for our future will be great these next 28 days.   However, the ‘right’ thing can only be defined by us.   Not our friends, our employers, our employees, our government or our husband or our wife.  We have to be the authority.  Of course we can share our thoughts and get feedback but remember we need to be the one who makes the decision about our future.  Luckily our intuition will be high and spirit is working on our behalf to get us where we need to get.     Have a beautiful Christmas and Happy New  Year.  It will be an extraordinary year and I wish the most for you! 




New Moon Phase

Dec 24 1:09pm EST


New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map but you should put out your Intent.  


Focus:   Where are you the authority?  Where are your managing skills excelling?  If you have been hiding them, why?   What adjustments can you make that better your position in life?   Are you where you need to be or should be?  What are you doing to improve your position?



Special Focus:  

12/24: Jupiter turns direct 5:08pm EST **  (see above)





Crescent Moon Phase

December 28, 2:22 EST


Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything.  Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?


Focus on:   What information are you getting that speaks to your friendships?  How about the groups of people that are your tribe?  How do the people who you hang out with at work connect to your inner executive?  How about the groups of people that you hang out with socially?  Do they ‘get’ your executive side?  Do you hide it from them or relish it?   How do you show others your leadership skills?  Where are you innovative in your life?  How would it serve you now? 



Special Focus:

12/28  Pluto/Sun:   What evolution needs to take place to evolve your position?

1/1: Mercury/Mars-ooh, watch thy tongue!   Watch your driving!  And really watch your driving while talking!!!!   Passions are too much.


First Quarter Moon

January 1, 1:14am EST




First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received.  Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted.



Focus on:   What actions can you take right now that show your independence?  Where have you been afraid to go it alone?  You want more in your life, you want to be at the top of your game but there are actions that need to be taken that can only be done by you alone---are you willing to do them during this phase?  If not all of them at least a few?   Where can you break ground? 




Gibbous Moon

January 5, 4:37am  EST




We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, we organize  to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions. 



Focus on:    What are you forgetting that is extremely practical?  How can you be as practical as you can right now?  Where can you show stick to itness and fortitude to get through something?   The beauty of being a top executive or CEO is that you don’t get rattled easily.   How can you right now show that you are not rattled by anything?   Get your practical on!



Special Focus:

1/8 Mercury enters Capricorn

1/8:Mercury/Jupiter: Big visions and big thinking.  Ability to cut through things, see what you need, believe what you need and figure out the practical applications to get it.

1/8:Mercury/Uranus:  Abrupt breaks in lines of communication.  A drive to be independent.   Impatience abounds.


Full Moon Phase

January 9, 2:30AM  EST


Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us.  There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you? 



Focus on:    How is your family impacting you?  How are your roots coming through?  Are they helping you or hurting you as you work to climb up the ladder? 



See my blog for more on full moon.





Disseminating Moon Phase

January 12 5:04pm EST


Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information. 



Focus on:      Look around you, what details can you share with others?  What stuff did you learn in the last three weeks that can help others?  What did you almost forget?  Double check everything.  Who can you seek advice from that can help you cross your Ts and dot your i’s? 


Special focus:

1/12:  Sun/Mars.   Swift actions.  Being practical on the big and the small things excel. 

1/13: Venus/Saturn.   Strong, practical values are highlighted and improved upon.

1/13: Mercury/Pluto: Amazing deductive thinking, sharp, analytical insights.   Evolution thinking.

1/13: Venus/Neptune:  What is your intuition saying about your values?  And do you value your intuition? 


1/14: Venus in Pisces

1/14: Venus/Jupiter:  Accent on creativity and generosity, big love, big money.



Last Quarter Moon Phase

January 16, 2012  4:07am  EST




Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.



Focus on:   How do your relationships fit into your life if you move up?  Do people get that part of you?  Or are they resistant?   How can you find balance if people hang on to you so hard that it creates pressure for you to stay small?   Is this working for you any longer?   How can you be true to self and your goals while also maintaining relationships?   How can limiting exposure and creating new boundaries help you? 




Balsamic Moon Phase

January 19, 2:30pm EST


Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new. 


Focus on   

We release our goals.  We release our opinions.  We release our judgments.  We release the part of us that is too youthful.    We release our inner Peter Pans.  By releasing we are preparing for the new us and how we connect to the right people for us.



Special focus:

1/20 Sun enters Aquarius.   Take your Aquarian out for a hike or walk or some place unique.  They are ‘game on’ for time with you provided that it is different.

1/20: Venus/Pluto: Deep practical understanding of money and values.  Including love.

1/21:Sun/Uranus: Brilliant, creative breakthroughs. 

1/22: Sun/Jupiter:  Too much expansiveness.  Stretching too far can boomerang.


January 23, 2:39am - Aquarius New Moon –(Mars retro later in the day! )


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