New Moon of Capricorn 2018 - Entering into a New Reality (con traducción en español)

Updated: Apr 16, 2019

With the holidays upon us, the month of Capricorn always brings up a sense of urgency. Whether it be rushing to buy gifts, travel to see family, or tie up loose ends in your business, this month always seems to add an extra dose of pressure to get things done. One of the greatest things about this month is its capacity to bring us closer to our potential. Capricorn and its ruling planet Saturn are both concerned with our potential and the responsibility we have to live up to it. Much of this is carrying over from last month as Capricorn was the ascendent in the chart and Saturn was conjunct with it. Over the last year, every planet in the solar system went retrograde. This was a full on reassessment of every aspect of our lives and our priorities. Things shifted, adjusted, and went completely topsy turvy because a new energy and new story is beginning to take shape. With Uranus's brief entry into Taurus and Saturn's slow trudge through Capricorn, all of the things that we felt gave us security and safety were suddenly losing their stability. This was a year of complete change and new goals dawning on the horizon, but we had to clear out those things in our lives which no longer serve our full potential. Depending on your ability to be flexible and dynamic, this was either a welcomed, yet challenging new development, or it was gut wrenching and earth shattering. No matter your experience, the Kabbalists teach that all new blessings must be preceded by challenge. The challenge is what makes way for the blessings to take form and manifest for us. As we look forward into this month, which will lead us into the new Gregorian year, we will have an opportunity to find healing, forgiveness, and open our eyes with optimism and hope.

Let's look at the chart and then the horoscope for each sign:

As with every chart, we look to the ascendant first. This time, we find it in Virgo with its ruler Mercury in Scorpio freshly direct from his recent retrograde. His ruler, Mars, is exactly conjunct Neptune in Pisces in the seventh house, and both are ruled by Jupiter in his home sign of Sagittarius, joining the Sun and the Moon in the fourth house. We also mustn't forget the month's ruling planet, Saturn, is still in Capricorn but now in the fifth house. Thank you for trudging through all that technical jargon with me. Now, let's get to the meat!

For many, if not most of us, the Venus retrograde in October/November, which was then followed by the Mercury retrograde, brought up many challenges for us, particularly in the areas of relationships and communication. Both retrograded through Scorpio, which always indicates a confrontation with darkness of some sort. It was a tough time, indeed, but with this new moon, we now have Mercury direct. This means we can begin to seek out and understand the deeper meaning and purpose of why we had to experience those challenges. We will also feel like we are finally getting back on our feet and able to get ourselves and/or our lives back into working order. Mercury's trine to Chiron in Pisces means that any painful feelings we carry from our recent experiences can be healed through forgiveness and compassion for others and for ourselves. It opens up the lines of communication so that we can talk to each other openly and honestly as long as we do so with love. Mars's conjunction to Neptune further strengthens this desire to let go of our battle flags and, instead, take the initiative to find that forgiveness and let the past go by accepting it as part of our spiritual process. With their ruler, Jupiter, in his home sign of Sagittarius, along with the Sun and Moon, in the fourth house, we are blessed with a dose of optimism and hope that will begin to well up from deep within us. If we reach inside and are able to pull that happiness out, we will begin to feel the relief and find that forgiveness and healing. But let's not be totally blinded by optimism. The month is still ruled by stern Saturn in Capricorn, which means that if we want to achieve all this, we will need to take full responsibility for being the cause of this forgiveness and let go of any feelings we hold on to that make us feel victimized. Remember that responsibility is not the same as placing blame or taking on guilt. It is the higher consciousness of knowing that everything we go through is the result of our tikkun (karmic) process. Without it, we would not be able to achieve our potential. This month, take it upon yourself to be the initiator of forgiveness, to be the cause of your own healing, and to embrace your inner Light that shines forth with hope. Knowing that you are exactly where you need to be right here, right now.

And now for the horoscopes! Don't forget to read for both your ascendant and your sun sign.

ARIES (Sun or Ascendant) - While putting your best foot forward and taking action has never been a challenge for you, this month will bring a need to step back, rest, and recharge. The only issue is that over the last few weeks, there is so much that has piled up, you now must take care of it. And, truthfully, you do not feel particularly motivated to do it. Do not let yourself be dismayed by what you may think is a lack of support from others. Your efforts to pick up the slack will not go unnoticed. Push yourself to continue forward, and let go of any animosity you have. Your commitment to getting the job done will pay off in the end.

TAURUS (Sun or Ascendant) - The intensity you've felt in the area of relationships has had a deep impact on you these last few weeks, and now you're finally getting a moment where you can start to ease up and have some lighter fun with your sweetie, or maybe even meet him or her if you're single. This will be a time to take a little break and enjoy those holiday festivities. You may be called upon to give empowering support to a friend or someone from your community. Take the opportunity and lend an ear, it will give you insight into the last few weeks, which can help you see things much more clearly.

GEMINI (Sun or Ascendant) - Your family and home life will take center stage this month, but you may not get as much quality time with them as you like since you will also need to be taking care of a lot of business. The area of your career has been uncertain, and you may feel it slowing down or stalling. Take this time to look inside to determine if where you are and what you are doing is truly serving your aspirations. As you spend time with your family or in your home, listen for advice from your parents and the wisdom of a partner, they will help guide you to finding the clarity you've been needing.

CANCER (Sun or Ascendant) - This month, there is a sense of excitement inside of you to get to know your surroundings more. It's possible that you've had quite the change in your immediate environment, and now you finally have the time to explore it and have fun with it. Invite friends into your home and enjoy fun times with them. This month, you'll finally get a sense of what new tools and tricks this change will bring you. Children will also be a source of joy for you this month. Embrace the new energy and let go of the past. Your new movie starts now.

LEO (Sun or Ascendant) - Money and personal finances are a focus for you this month. Make sure you are not spending too much on yourself or others. You'll have many fun holiday parties to attend, and you do not want to run your well dry. The challenges of the last few weeks may make you want to go all out and release your energy while at the same time isolate yourself at home. Both can help you find balance as long as it is tempered. Make an effort to let go of family feuds and forgive any grievances with your parents that may have come up. By facing your inner demons, you can heal what you may be trying to cover up or run away from.

VIRGO (Sun or Ascendant) - This month you will finally be able to get back to doing you. The last few weeks have been dizzying to say the least, and now you'll get a chance to come back to your center. You're always willing to give a helping hand to those in need, and your generosity extends most fervently to your family and partner. Use this time to share with them, but don't forget to take time for yourself. As you start to get back to normal, use this time to let go of any lingering resentments you may have towards your partner by listening and clearly communicating your needs with love and compassion. You are just as important and deserve just as much support.

LIBRA (Sun or Ascendant) - While you may be famous for brining balance and harmony into your world, you often make excuses as to why you can't do something by finding everything that is wrong with it. This month, you'll need to overcome and transform that tendency if you want to fix what may not be working in your personal finances and investments. Your mind is strong and nimble, but it can often glance over important details. This month, push yourself to focus on those details, but with the consciousness of optimism and hope. This will help inspire you to get to work and make it happen. As you do so, you will strengthen your sense of responsibility by injecting a brighter energy.

SCORPIO (Sun or Ascendant) - You have never been one to be overzealous about things on the horizon, but this month will bring you opportunities that will be so fantastic you may not want to believe it's true. You enjoy familiarity, but the opportunity that will present itself this month will require a lot flexibility on your part. Even with the difficult things that you have lived through in your life, it does not mean that you are not worthy of good fortune. Go out of your comfort zone and put yourself out there. Let go of the fear you may feel of embracing it. The universe is promising that if you manage it responsibly, it is yours to receive.

SAGITTARIUS (Sun or Ascendant) - As the dust begins to settle and you finally have a moment to breath, you are now faced with the mounting set of responsibilities that were put aside in the tizzy of the last few weeks. And while you may want to run away and hide to recharge, you are being called to step up, take center stage, and lead. Do not worry. You will have time to recharge, and you will have time to bring yourself back into alignment. But you should not push away that which is calling you to come forward. You have a voice that is now being heard, and as you begin to use it, more people will come to listen to what you have to say. You have been given the gift to inspire and uplift others, and now more than ever, they need your wisdom.

CAPRICORN (Sun or Ascendant) - While the last few months have forced you to deal with the parts of you that you prefer to sweep under the rug, this month gives you the chance to shine with what you have learned through the experience. Your mind is expanding and your experience is growing. With this new personal growth, you will be given the opportunity to share it with your community, friends, or even apply it to a long lost dream you may have given up on. Your reliable and responsible approach will give you all you need to take the next step. And don't push away the optimism; use it to its full potential.

AQUARIUS (Sun or Ascendant) - You pride yourself in your ability to be self-sufficient and independent, but this month, you will need to allow yourself to ask for help. You have a new aspiration mounting on the horizon, and as much as you would like to believe you can do it alone, you know you can't. Not to worry! Your intense devotion to making this dream a reality will attract the right people who will give you all the support you need. The only trick is not getting lost in self-sabotaging pessimism, and instead, embracing the optimism of what you're ready to create.

PISCES (Sun or Ascendant) - This month you will find yourself wanting to bound forward and make the new goals you've set a reality, but a sense of lethargy could take over and make you feel like you've got no drive. Confide in your partner or a close friend and ask them to help keep you motivated. There are so many goals you are meant to achieve this month, and the last thing you want to do is check out and miss the chance. Listen to their advice, because it comes from real experience. They will give you everything you need to keep your head up and your feet moving.

The Kabbalists gave us tools we can use to control the energy of each month. These tools are the Hebrew letters that control the sign and planet that rule each month. According the Zohar, the Hebrew alphabet is not just any normal set of letters. It is the physical manifestation of spiritual vibrations of energy. When we gaze upon the letters, their vibrations activate the Light of our soul. Once this Light is activated, we are given the power to overcome any negative influence, thereby taking our power back. This month, the Kabbalists teach we can use the Hebrew letter "Ayin" to control the sign of Capricorn and the Hebrew letter "Bet" to control Saturn. Any time we find ourselves becoming reactive. Allow their Light to enter your consciousness and activate the Light of your soul. From there, you can clear your mind and move forward acting with your divine essence. Save and use the image below throughout this month to take your power pack, and reconnect with your true, inner Light.

As we move forward into this new reality that the universe is setting up for us, look into the future with hope and optimism. Commit yourself to making the most out of what these changes bring, and let go the past knowing that it was simply there to bring you to this exact moment.

Wishing you an incredible month!

With Light,


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La Luna Nueva de Capricornio 2018 - Entrando a una Realidad Nueva

Con las vacaciones encima de nosotros, el mes de Capricornio siempre nos trae un sentido de urgencia. Ya sea apresurarse para comprar regalos, viajar para ver a la familia o atar los cabos sueltos en los negocio. Este mes siempre parece agregar una dosis adicional de presión para realizar las cosas. Una de las mejores cosas de este periodo es su capacidad para acercarnos a nuestro potencial. Capricornio y su planeta regente Saturno están preocupados por nuestro potencial y la responsabilidad que tenemos para cumplir. Mucho de esto se está trayendo desde el mes pasado ya que Capricornio fue el ascendente en la carta y Saturno estuvo en conjunción con él. Durante el último año, todos los planetas del sistema solar estuvieron retrógrados. Esto fue una completa reevaluación de cada aspecto de nuestras vidas y nuestras prioridades. Las cosas cambiaron, se ajustaron y se pusieron completamente revueltas para que una nueva energía y una nueva historia comenzara a tomar forma. Con la breve entrada de Urano en Tauro y la marcha lenta de Saturno a través de Capricornio, todas las cosas que sentimos que nos daban seguridad estaban repentinamente perdiendo su estabilidad. Este año fue un año de cambios completos y nuevos objetivos que se avecinaban en el horizonte, pero tuvimos que aclarar aquellas cosas en nuestras vidas que ya no sirven a nuestro potencial completo. Dependiendo de tu capacidad para ser flexible y dinámico, esto fue un nuevo desarrollo bien recibido pero desafiante, o fue un desgarramiento y una ruptura de la tierra. Sin importar tu experiencia, los cabalistas enseñan que todas las nuevas bendiciones deben ser precedidas por un desafío. El desafío es lo que abre paso para que las bendiciones tomen forma y se manifiesten para nosotros. Mientras esperamos este mes, que nos llevará al nuevo año gregoriano, tendremos la oportunidad de encontrar sanación y perdón para abrir los ojos con optimismo y esperanza. Veamos la carta y luego el horóscopo para cada signo: