Happy New Moon!

Emily Balivet

The new moon of Jan 24 (1:42 PM PT) marks an important cosmic turning point. Saturn, the planet of limitation and structure, is finally moving signs into Capricorn, where its grounding influence can help make long-term goals a reality. If you’ve been waiting to see results, this new moon heralds real progress.

Like Saturn, the new moon also falls in sidereal Capricorn, doubling the influence of this practical and determined sign. Specifically, this dark mid-winter moon falls in the Vedic nakshatra, or lunar mansion, known as Shravana. Sometimes called the ear of God, or the star of learningShravana magnifies the power to listen and communicate ideas. It also slows things down so you can better absorb knowledge and observe the world around you.

The Hindu goddess Saraswati—the mother of music, sound, and language—dwells in Shravana. Like the ancient river named for her, Saraswati births words and ideas that flow invisibly from our hearts and minds. Subtle messages from the spirit world can also be heard around this time, so listen closely.

Meanwhile, Saturn’s mission in Capricorn is to build a more solid and sustainable structure for the future. In Vedic Astrology, the sign of Capricorn is called Makara, which means crocodile. Crocodiles are tenacious survivors that take things slow and move with strength. With Saturn in Capricorn, you can work through challenges that may have previously seemed insurmountable, and take on new responsibilities in your work or home life.

Since the beginning of 2017, Saturn has been in the idealistic sign of Sagittarius, creating waves of disillusionment and casting a cynical eye on corruption, hypocrisy, and the unsustainable status quo. Since Saturn refuses to support blind faith in Sagittarius, you may have found yourself chasing your dreams in a sea of self-doubt, or wondering how to move forward. Now, with Saturn in Capricorn until January of 2023, you may find yourself capable of building what before you had only dreamed of.

This Shravana new moon marks a time of profound change. It represents nothing less than a paradigm shift, so be prepared to step into your power as never before.”

~ Kari Field, anandastrology.com
Art by Emily Balivet

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