New moon on January 1, 2014

Happy New Moon, Happy New Year!

By Trina Otero

A New Moon occurs on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, at 6:15 AM EST.

Early Wednesday, a New Moon occurs in Capricorn. This lunation symbolizes a new beginning in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. It’s a time during which we can focus on some of the constructive traits of the sign of the Goat–tenacious, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant–and consider how to positively incorporate these qualities into our lives. Now, we can focus on practical and attainable long-term goals, work on developing maturity and common sense, prepare for the future, make commitments and recognize responsibilities, and nurture our dreams in a realistic manner.

With this potent Capricorn energy, we have the chance to create some serious order in our lives. It’s time to make some solid plans, and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs.

One of Capricorn’s “lessons” is acceptance of the concept that reasonable boundaries and rules actually do offer us freedom–freedom from worry and chaos, for example. Setting goals for ourselves allows us to focus on what really matters. Read more at www.cafeastrology.com.

Astrological chart of New Moon on January 1, 2014

Astrological chart of New Moon on January 1, 2014. Photo from http://www.cafeastrology.com/thisweekinastrology.html

With Pluto joining the new Moon, our cosmic instructions tell us to give the great god Pluto the starring role. We often give Pluto (or the Greek Hades) a bad rap, making him the heavy who causes all our troubles. Oh no, I’ve got a Pluto transit to my Sun! That’s why things are so bad. We assign him all the dark, evil and twisted aspects of our own inner psyches as well as all the trouble the world dishes out to us. But that’s not who Pluto is.

Roman god Pluto, lord of the Underworld helps us with death and rebirth

Roman god Pluto, lord of the Underworld helps us with death and rebirth. Photo from http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/267173-3135-39.jpg

It’s hard being the Lord of the Underworld! At some point, every soul passes through his realm, carrying all those twisted desires. His is the force that contains and incubates them into new life. Without him, we’d be stuck on the surface of life, never experiencing the highs that are the other side of our lows. In our binary world, we need both experiences to be whole.

And things aren’t bad because of Pluto. Pluto energizes evolution. It’s our attitude which makes experiences bad or good. After all, Pluto is one of the gods of change, more specifically the archetypal energy of death, initiation, rebirth and transformation. It’s our cultural and therefore personal belief that change is bad that makes Pluto the villain. Pluto is one of the gods who helps us leave behind our patriarchal conditioning so we can become conscious agents of change. This is the initiation Planet Earth is going through right now–can human beings become conscious agents of evolution or will we self-destruct rather than change?

And with all this going on in the sphere of Capricorn’s influence, the outcome of the initiation is that it’s time for the human race to grow up, to grow in maturity and responsibility and stop acting like male adolescents–I include women in this statement. In our patriarchal version of adolescence, our being (the feminine) is swept away by our emotions (and therefore not to be trusted) and our doing (the masculine) is all about aggression and competition to be on top of the heap. Read more at www.opednews.com.

I hope you enjoy this info as much as I do! It is so fun to find this because I have had these feelings for a few weeks about the new year. To hear more about what I feel is in store for 2014, watch my New Years Video. I talk about choosing Love over Fear, in everything you do!

Namaste,

T.O.

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