How January's New Moon Will Work For You [Harper's Bazaar]
Rebecca Gordon shares how the new Moons can be a cosmic gift to create a fresh start in your life.
January delivers a New Moon in Capricorn on January 9 to help send off your New Year's resolutions into the vast universe. New Moons are cosmic gifts and key opportunities to create a fresh start in your life. Just because Mercury is retrograde does not mean you need to hide under covers and stop living your fabulous life. Just slow down a bit and hold off on any major sign-offs. I'd suggest you use the power of the potent New Moon in Capricorn to bring a fresh start to your New Year. Read on to find out what this New Moon in Capricorn will mean for you. And Join me on Jan. 21st in NYC to get a preview of your year to come.
You, Aries, must be the one who coined the term 'Girl Boss'. And that's exactly what's in the cosmic pipeline for you with a commando of a new Moon on January 9 beaming up the professional sector of your chart. Yes you, Girl Boss, will kick off 2016, by staking your claim in the business world. After the last 5 years of, perhaps, power struggles on the job and not fully being seen for your efforts, it's time to claim your spot at the top. Can we say: promotion, tenure, maybe a brand new job with more freedom? If you're not too hot to handle here, you'll get ample support from a colleague to truly step up your game. This person will give a generous helping hand when you allow.
You may be slowly thawing out to the idea that your world is about to expand way beyond your comfort level. The new Moon in Capricorn will boldly ask you to cast a wider net into this vast world. Translation: you may need to get hip to a new skill set and overcome a fear of being seen as a leader in your industry or being seen at all. Expand your reach through media or a new course of study. This could mean, broadcasting, blogging, publishing or a unique training abroad. It seems your creativity is awakening and nothing can stop you now, except for fear. Do your fears again and again and soon they will no longer be.
True, the option to refinance a home, sell or buy a property may not be what your partner had in mind, or even what you had in mind last month. Though suddenly, your real estate and financing aspects became quite strong and you may spend the month researching and working on ways to make this real estate opportunity become a reality. Perhaps the real estate investment or refinance will need to wait until September, when an eclipse will fully ignite your potential. However, this compelling new moon will help you to research your options, develop or discover a brand new source financing that is available. Investigate here, as Jupiter will shine golden rays of luck to your home sector for the next 6 months.
An erratic career landscape that seems to have thoroughly tousled your last few years, may have also put a strain on your partnership as well – or perhaps that strain may have kept you out of dating world all together. Matters in your partnership that have been glossed over, are now ripe to surface in the glow of this potent new Moon and you will have the opportunity to reconcile. The New Moon of Jan. 9 will herald a fresh start and opportunity to truly clear the air in your relationship. Those hard conversations will suddenly become easy with the help of lucky Jupiter sending beams of support to your communications sector. Single? Time to peek up from your Instagram and notice the butterflies-in-your-stomach stranger peering right at you across the way at your favorite local dig.
Your financial picture is certainly looking brighter as lucky Jupiter fully sets up camp in your income sector. The new Moon in Capricorn will reveal a creative work project in the offing that may not appear to be so promising at first glance, though explore this opportunity a little deeper and you may discover a brilliant diamond in the rough. Judging by the angle of Jupiter to this New Moon, it seems that your effort in getting this project off the ground will yield abundant results for the long run and will likely become quite rewarding for you -perhaps in a way that is not visible early on. Yes, Mercury is retrograde which means the terms are subject to change, though that can also work in your favor Leo.
The new Moon of January 9th will usher in a month of romance and creativity to blend those well-manicured compartments of your life. This new-found sense of confidence and optimism that has come over you, under the likes of Jupiter, will go a long way. As you departure from the shy or 'too busy' MO, explore new, daring encounters. However, the cosmic pulse says that you must leave your flat once in a while or perhaps not stay at work until 10:00pm if anything's to change. Yes, your usual MO could use a routine upgrade while you host Jupiter in Virgo. You can afford to be a little more fabulous and play in the magic of this new Moon. Enjoy the warm rays of golden Jupiter.
Looking for a new home or perhaps you are in need of a freshly colored pop wall, repurpose of a family heirloom or maybe a decadent mirror to open the space? A New Moon on Jan. 9 will appear in the base of your chart and will bring in help from the most unexpected places, so keep your eyes peeled for rare finds. A serendipitous solution could appear to transport your abode into your dream home. This new idea will actually find you so pay attention to synchronicities and clues as your perusing the internet or walking your neighborhood. It's a fine time to research your options and gems will resurface, however do not sign a new lease or begin your renovations till Mercury is direct after Jan. 25.
Upon exit of your dark and sultry cave, there shines a brave new Moon on January 9th, casting a new quality of light into your world. Not to worry, it shall not be too glaring for your sexy smoky eyes with sunglasses on a crisp winter day. This strapping new Moon enters your life along with an engraved invite not to miss. With the help of buoyant Jupiter in social quarters, your world looks much brighter these days, socially speaking. This light will awakens you from winter slumber into a beautifully lit room full of like-minded people. Say 'yes' to that social event, charity group or workshop. As you enter, you will know you have met your tribe and a key person there will brighten up your landscape for the year to come.
Seems that your last few years have been laced with a flurry of high expenses; some being children, your friends' destination wedding, and perhaps late night shopping that felt oh-so-crucial at the moment. This New Year begin with fresh start—a jolt of energy to grow your business. And rightly so – you have all the right ingredients to go 'next level'. Begin to clarify your messaging, your mission, your website and basically giving your business an overall 'facelift'. The New Moon of January 9th, will be a forceful nudge to flip your hobby into career or your career to empire, or simply ask for a nice raise. Jupiter sends rays of opportunity with this new Moon, though you will need to redirect spending to your business development this month.
You are a natural provider and would do just about anything to keep your company and your family happy. As much as these are admirable traits, a new Moon in Capricorn January 9th beckons you to indulge in what makes you fully come alive. What excites you? C'mon, other than more work opportunities… A new Moon in your own sign is a precious gift that only happens once a year. There could be an inviting opportunity to enroll in a course of study that has always peaked your interest, an international trip you have always wanted to take. Myanmar? Ski adventure? Sure, a family member may rather you not, though here you must stand up for yourself and make an agreement. Happy Birthday, treat yourself.
After years of deep soul searching, a break-through will be imminent with this revealing new Moon of January 9th. Secrets that you have held deep within, will enter into the light of consciousness and conversation this month will be both clarifying and healing for you. The new Moon shines a stark light on an important piece of information that has previously been hidden from view, perhaps a family secret or habit you are now willing to come clean on. You may uncover a hidden source of financing to help you work through this and get away for a bit. A little research and digging will be necessary. Explore habits to make and others to break for 2016. Mediation and Yoga seem to be high your priority list right now.
Mixing business and pleasure looks fortuitous in the glow of this Capricorn new Moon. Even work functions will become suddenly enjoyable as you develop a key relationship that may have been overlooked in the past years. You just may have more in common than previously realized and conversations could lead to a joint venture in your future. The slew of unexpected high expenses that have threaded these last 5 years, may have meant less going out and having fun, though times are-a-changing Pisces. The New moon in Capricorn will bring a not-to-miss formal occasion that will open the curtains of your social world. There, a friend or colleague may just casually introduce you to your future partner. Sparks will fly.