Welcome to the first New Moon of 2019! As usual, this first New Moon of the year occurs in the sign of Capricorn, lending us responsible energy to create plans and structures for the year ahead. This New Moon is super charged, too, as it also a solar eclipse along the Capricorn-Cancer axis of the sky. This astrological event gives an extra bump to the intentions you set now ton continue over the next six months, especially in the areas of career, achievements, accountability, and your public life out there in the world.
Capricorn is disciplined and practical so today holds a wonderful dose of get ‘er done focus. Take out your planner or just a sheet of paper and create a map for your year ahead. What do you want to accomplish? Try not to get too anxious about your long-term vision, just use what you know now. You can simply plan in times to check in on your vision and readjust your goals. Nothing is set in stone and being flexible and adapting to changing circumstances are the best ways to get you where you want to go anyway. The key now is just to start, to dream, to structure, to say to yourself that there is a way for your dreams to become reality. You can also organize your environment, decluttering and cleaning up, but especially getting rid of old things so you can make room for the things the new year brings you.
Here are a few questions you could ask the tarot now to help you with your intention setting and goal planning at this amazing New Moon in Capricorn:
- What do I need to let go of so I can create room for the new in my life?
- How can I take responsibility for my life and increase my ability to be accountable?
- How can I commit to my success?
- What does my body need from me at this time to feel cared for?
- How can I make the world a better place for all future generations?
Now here is a reading for the collective at this time using the prompts above!
What do you need to let go of so you can create room for the new in your life?-
Knight of Swords
There is too much restless energy and hasty action in you now. You need to slow down! You need to stop writing more To Do Lists, seriously, put that list away right this minute! The Knight of Swords represents a whole lot of action, but not necessarily the values behind the frenzy. Take a step back and ask yourself why you are creating these to dos. Do they fit your life vision, do they make you happy, are they in balance with your personal belief system? There’s a real need to step back right now and stop acting for the sake of action itself. This life is not a race, this life is not a To Do list with lots of checked off items, we don’t exist to be busy all the time. Create more space for quiet, relaxation, and stillness.
How can I take responsibility for my life and increase my ability to be accountable?-
IX of Wands
You need to start following through on your plans, even when the going gets tough. So often, when we are met with challenges, especially multiple challenges to our goals, we just stop trying. It’s too hard. It’s not worth it. I can just be happy with what I’ve got. This attitude will not earn you any responsibility points with the Universe, though. When you give up on your dreams, the Universe responds by letting you sink back to your initial level, gives you a break, and then challenges you again when you next try to uplevel. It’s not easy to stay on track towards progress! If it were easy, everyone would be meeting goals left and right and becoming the best versions of themselves overnight. You need to find your courage. You need to be resilient. You need to be flexible on the how but not on the outcome. Persistence is the key, especially when your faith is tested and you feel like giving up. Hold yourself accountable by reminding yourself that only you can create your best life, and luckily you are a strong, brave warrior goddess who doesn’t give up EVER.
How can I commit to my success?- King of Swords reversed
The King of Swords reversed asks you to put away indecisiveness and pick a direction. Perhaps you are waiting for “things to make sense” or to gain some kind of amazing mental clarity which will tell you what to do. Maybe you’re even waiting for a super intelligent person to lay out your best path for you and push you in the right direction. It’s time to put those limited notions aside. Yes, it’s hard to make commitments without all the information. You’re worried that you will make the wrong decision and ruin the rest of your life. Delaying a decision and a path because you can’t predict the future is a sure way to stay stuck forever, though. It’s time to trust your intuition, to put logic aside and listen to the voice of your inner knowing. You’ll be surprised how much it has to say to you if you stop in to listen. Tell your divine essence that you acknowledge yourself and will no longer delay in committing to the life you want, no matter how many of your personal demons you will have to confront. The King of Swords has a mighty sword to confront his demons with, you are not powerless or impotent. You can meet your issues, you can solve your problems, you can get to the next layer of your soul.
What does my body need from me at this time to feel cared for?- IV of Cups reversed
The IV of Cups reversed asks you to meet your body in your current state. There is a strong desire to look at your body as it was in your youth or at some point in the past when it became the way you see yourself today. The important thing to know is that your body is different now. You are aging overtime and you can’t revert to some previous version of your body that needed different things or felt a different way. This applies to whether you loved your body more in the past or if you have drastically improved the physical health of your body but still see yourself as the past unhealthy version of yourself. Women especially have a hard to really seeing what the mirror is reflecting back at them. Your body wants to be loved the way it is RIGHT NOW. Take a moment to look at your body and associate positive and grateful feelings for it. Now matter what state of health or appearance your body is in, it is ALIVE and slowly moving towards death. Isn’t it interesting to know that we all have that in common every single day?
How can I make the world a better place for all future generations?- VIII of Cups rx
We all need to sit down right now and acknowledge that the way we treat ourselves, the ways we treat each other, and the way we treat the Earth all create the world we are living in and will hand down to the next generation. We are all responsible for making this world the best place it can be, which I think we all agree can be a hold heck of a lot better than it is currently. We each need to commit to walking away from certain outmoded ways of living. We can’t continue to create as much waste just because it’s convenient to use disposable products. We can’t continue to eat foods that ruin our environment just because they are convenient and what we’ve always eaten. We can’t continue to other and marginalize people who aren’t like us just because our religious or political leaders are telling us that is the only way to be safe. We aren’t safe! The world is deteriorating into chaos, hate, violence, and pollution all around us. The best thing you can do is walk away from this world… and start walking in the world you want to live in in the future. Act as if what you are doing to create more love in the world is making a different, because it is!
Okay, that’s our New Moon Reading for Capricorn on this January 5th, 2019. I hope you find some time to do a personal New Moon reading for yourself using these prompts. Let me know if you do! If you’re interested in getting a reading from me, just order one up and I’d be more than happy to offer you the insight and empowerment that the tarot has for you at this time. Happy New Moon!