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New Moon in Capricorn- January 16, 2018

New Moon in Capricorn- January 16, 2018

On January 16, 2018 our first new moon of the year arrives in the earth sign of Capricorn!  This will have a much more grounding effect as compared to the last full moon in water sign Cancer. New moon periods are the time to set your intentions for what you wish to come into your life. Capricorn teaches us to be resourceful, organized, grounded, and determined so that we can use our personal power to be successful and achieve our goals! Planet Saturn has also entered Capricorn, which is the sign that Saturn is most comfortable in. This means that those already in a position of power (especially Capricorn) could become very busy during this time. If this is the case for you, I would advise that you don't become too obsessive in one particular area, as you could neglect other important factors in your life, including loved ones. As always, there are positive and negative components of each new and full moon, but as long as you're aware of these energies you can always choose to make the best of any situation! 

New Moon in Capricorn- January 16, 2018

New moon in Capricorn becomes conjunct to Venus, willing you to focus your attention on love, money, beauty and harmony. So if you've been wanting to improve on your love life, then now is an especially favorable time to take action on it!  A Venus new moon is also good for being creative and artistic, so improving your appearance or even your home could do wonders for your well-being. Capricorn also deals with personal transformation.  We can all sometimes get caught up in the mundane day-to-day life, so once in a while its necessary to seek out new ways of being if you want to grow as a person. By resisting change, we create a tension that makes it more challenging to let go of patterns that hold us back in life. Learn to embrace your ambitions and your purpose, but continue to choose kindness and humility along the way of your journey to success!  Use Capricorn's leadership skills to serve as an example of how to use your personal strength and determination to become truly victorious in life!  

January is one of the most action-focused months of the year, so use this time to your advantage and be willing to give yourself a push where its needed in your life! Plan for success!  Create a plan that you intend to follow. Even though plans rarely happen the way we expect, its important to create real and practical steps towards your goals. Avoid being too controlling. If you need to control something, control yourself.  What I mean by this is- shift your attention from analyzing others to looking at your own habits, your own obstacles, and your own feelings. Know that if you don't like the way things are going in your environment, you can make changes in your inner world so your outer world can, and will, reflect those changes back to you. The energy you put out is what you receive! 

Astrology teaches us the energies and vibrations we are experiencing from the cosmos, so that we can continue to better ourselves and actually create our ideal way of living here on Earth! The new moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. By becoming crystal clear on what you desire, you have the power to manifest your dreams into reality!  If you are going through a difficult time, remember that your mental, physical, and emotional well-being are so important to becoming truly successful!  If your intention is to simply be happy, do what is needed to become more joyful and content with your life, and do your best to help others do the same!  I end this article with one of my favorite quotes. 

"No matter how long the cold, bleak days of Winter may continue, Winter always turns to spring. This is the law of the universe and the law of life. As long as we hold on to hope, Spring is sure to come." -Daisaku Ikeda 

I truly hope this year brings good health and happiness to us all. Thank you!

Be well! -Juliana M. Fanucchi 

Author Bio:

Juliana uses astrology to understand how the planets can affect us on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level. Raised as a Nichiren Buddhist, she studies other metaphysical interests like numerology, music, tarot, and gemstones. She received her 200 hour yoga certification in December 2016. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. You can follow her on Instagram-

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