Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Moon In Capricorn - Be Clear Now!

A New Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28 day cycle. When the Sun is conjunct with the Moon, it signals that you can put you and your plans for the future in the forefront. This is the best time to make a fresh start, to begin new projects, or adopt new challenges. It's also the best time for dropping all behaviors or mindsets that don't serve you well any longer.
This New Moon's first test is by its alignment with Mercury. Normally, this would be interpreted as focusing on communication and transportation. All good, right? Right now, not so much - Mercury has been in retrograde and it will have a detrimental effect on your communication skills. It might even throw a monkey wrench in your travel plans, so plan accordingly. But, interestingly enough, we're advised that this focus on communication will be about misinformation. Also, because of the always uncomfortable Mercury-Saturn aspect with this retrograde, expect that you may dwell on things past, and maybe meet up with people from your past.
We are urged to keep Capricorn's lessons in mind for this New Moon. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and as such, is the task-master of the Galaxy. He's also the Lord of Karma, so the lessons we take away are to stay disciplined, motivated, and determined when making your plan for 2017. What we can do now with un-festive energy is to make two lists, one for the things we'd like to discard and one for all your goals and objectives for the next year. This is the time to get detailed and use the Capricorn juice of this New Moon to get focused!
Also, watch the skies in early January - if we have clear skies, look for the Crescent Moon conjunct (near to or a part of) Venus because it's so pretty! We'd also like to share some words from the Andean Institute, via Shaman Carol Woodliff (who presides over our monthly Full Moon Celebrations):
"Consciousness is not linear – it is relational, and all of its processes occur simultaneously. This is the basis of a key teaching imparted to us from one of the great mountain spirits, Chaupi Orco. He reminded us that first we must exercise presence, and then craft each day with vision. In order to do this, things cannot be linear – first one thing and then the next – because we must always be present, and continuous presence isn’t possible in a linear mindset. The secret to exercising presence is this: as we bring closure to each day, we must simultaneously bring forward the vision of each new day – in this way we’re always present. This simple, elegant teaching of consciousness applies to all types of cycles, including this emerging Solstice. However you celebrate the return of the light, the ending/beginning of the world ages, be present and timeless. In this state you will experience full consciousness and collectivity. Remember your experience and live into it every moment, in full presence."
Hoopla! Emporium wishes you and yours a happy New Year!                                                                                 

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