This is the Winter Solstice, the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun moves into somber Capricorn at 6:03 pm EST, reminding us of the arduous journey back to summer. Emotional growth is challenging, but intense feelings can bring pleasure to this special day with a lingering Venus-Pluto conjunction. The Moon’s shift into Capricorn at 8:25 pm, swiftly followed by the New Moon at 8:35 pm, prompts us to carefully calculate our next move.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Persuading someone to change their feelings through coercion or empty promises is not a viable way to get what you want today. A smarter strategy is to let go of control and surrender to your emotions now. The ambitious New Moon falls in your 10th House of Career, requiring a brand new approach to your responsibilities. Though compromise isn’t normally your style, calculated actions alone will only box you in. Take a chance and express what’s in your heart.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Your emotions run particularly deep today but you should be able to maintain your sense of balance, nonetheless. People may not even realize that your feelings are in turmoil because you can appear calm, cool and collected as long as you keep your mind on the business at hand. However, the Capricorn New Moon stirs the energy of your 9th House of Future Vision and you cannot suppress your dreams for adventure. Let your passions rise to the surface without fearing the outcome; you’ll gain more self-assurance if you don’t try to hide your heart from view.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You may be more emotional today than others think because you bury your feelings so well that everything seems normal. Nevertheless, your closest friends can still tell something is brewing beneath the surface as the Capricorn New Moon rattles your 8th House of Intimacy and Transformation. You might be happily surprised if you overcome your own resistance and share your inner process with a trustworthy confidant. What happens next is up to you; you can keep swimming in shallow waters or you can dive in the deep end for maximum impact.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You gain inner strength by exploring options on your path to emotional satisfaction, but it’s tricky to do this work on your own. Thankfully, someone special could bring you a much-needed dose of objectivity now that the Capricorn New Moon highlights your 7th House of Relationships. Unfortunately, the feedback you receive might not substantiate your original perspective. Processing your changing feelings quickly enables you to integrate an entirely new way of looking at the current circumstances.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You have a number of loose ends to tie up, yet you may work yourself into an anxious state by trying to beat an arbitrary deadline. Your struggles might indicate there’s a more complex set of issues at play now that the Capricorn Moon activates your 6th House of Daily Routine. Although your unrelenting drive could become obsessive, it’s perfectly acceptable to leave some chores unfinished today. You don’t have to impress anyone with your competence; just do your best and call it a day.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You believe that your decisions are rational and you’re willing to debate anyone who has the audacity to question your choices. However, the Capricorn New Moon’s presence in your 5th House of Self-Expression suggests your protests are misplaced. Don’t waste energy justifying your practical approach; just admit what you want and move on. You have a much better shot at satisfaction if you don’t try to convince others that your way is the best. Deciding which path to take is less critical than maintaining your integrity along the way.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
It may be rather inconvenient when sudden waves of desire crash onto the shores of your awareness today. Your first impulse is to reinforce your emotional boundaries as the conservative Capricorn New Moon falls in your 4th House of Security. However, your ruling planet Venus is currently in cahoots with dark Pluto, conjuring up a powerful mixture of innocent love and ruthless passion. Don’t close down in fear; a soulful interaction can take you to a magical and mysterious place if you remain open to the beauty that’s all around you now.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Containing your emotions is no small feat now that the Capricorn New Moon lands in your 3rd House of Communication. Your need to express your desires with incisive clarity and unwavering determination is triggered by passionate Pluto’s dance with sensual Venus today, amplifying your feelings of love or lust. Life is especially sweet if you connect with a willing playmate or partner, but unrealistic expectations can blind you to something special that’s right in front of your nose.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You could have big plans for a great escape, but you sadly realize that there are more pressing things to do as you get closer to the time to leave. Your fiscal affairs demand your attention now that the Capricorn New Moon focuses on your 2nd House of Finances. But don’t get lost in your dreams of the future; make a serious commitment and get to work. Take tangible steps, however little they may be, toward achieving your long-term goals.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Navigating intense emotional territory is second nature for you today as the Capricorn New Moon camps out in your sign. You intuitively know that going deeper helps to create a stronger foundation upon which to build a relationship. However, you don’t want to react irrationally because you’re afraid that you could lose control of the situation. The journey to love is a complicated one, but facing your own resistance to intimacy might be the hardest part. Open your heart and let the chips fall where they may.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Today you’re motivated by a desire to show someone how much you know. However, the Capricorn New Moon energizes your 12th House of Spiritual Mystery, drawing you into metaphysical realms. You will gain more from this spiritual experience if you can admit that whatever is happening is beyond your current comprehension. It’s time to get out of your head and into your heart because that is where the real action is today.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
It’s easy to tell who your real friends are because they tend to show up with emotional support when you need them the most. But the reserved Capricorn New Moon’s presence in your 11th House of Social Networking indicates you may prefer more cerebral interactions now, based on logic not passion. Nevertheless, you’re still pleasantly surprised when someone comes through with the goods. Expressing your vulnerability enables you to be open enough to receive the assistance that’s kindly offered.