Name Your Achievements – New Moon in Capricorn

Sandra "Sunny" Mosley Zodiac Arts New Moon News

Here’s the chart for the Capricorn New Moon, which is also a South Nodal Partial Solar Eclipse:

New Moon in Capricorn
January 5, 2019

Sabian Symbol for 16º Capricorn:

“School Grounds Filled With Boys And Girls in Gym Suits”  This degree symbolizes the need for physical activity and play. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar

Capricorn Lunation Cycle,  January 5 – February 3, 2019:

This New Moon is receiving a lot of attention because it is also a Solar Eclipse and therefore a powerful portal for new beginnings. It is a south nodal eclipse, suggesting that we are being called to develop new skills, talents, and perspectives through our interactions with others. We can view this time, full of endings and beginnings, as fearful and something to resist, or as beneficial and something to embrace. We can look at the eclipse as an omen of doom and disaster or as a unique portal in time offering an opportunity to realign with our Solar Purpose.

The New Moon in Capricorn begins a 29.6-day cycle focusing on structure, organization, status, and achievement. It teaches the importance of responsible action and learning to work within the rules and boundaries to achieve your goals. This month is an excellent time for illuminating your executive abilities to re-balance and redirect your energies. 

This is the cycle to follow up on the seeds you planted last spring. Look at the past year. What were your goals for 2018? Did you achieve them? Note what things didn’t get completed and why. Release any attachment to them. List all your accomplishments, whether or not they relate to the goals you had set. Note what you learned about yourself and life last year and especially last month.

The strength of your beliefs developed in the last cycle provides the understanding and courage necessary to remove any obstacles that are blocking your path. Capricorn correlates to Cleansing on the Medicine Wheel. Now is the time to clear the way for a successful conclusion of the annual cycle as we prepare for a new beginning at the end of March. Determine what is important as you look to the future.

The more responsible you are about being who you are, expressing your truth, owning your past and your future, your pain and your passion, the more creative and successful your year will be.  A sense of restriction and annoyance can be frustrating. Think of ways to work and grow within your current limits. Structure your resources to fulfill your needs now and going forward.

Take care of your physical body; support strong bones through good nutrition and proper exercise. Treat yourself with love, beautify your workplace or do something to give yourself a beauty treatment with special care going to skin, hair, teeth, and nails.

Every morning ask, “What beauty will this day bring?” or even better, “What beauty can I bring to the world today?”

Questions you might explore for more personal insight include:

  • What kind of a role model am I?
  • How do I govern my life?
  • Who sees me as an authority figure?
  • When do I feel most competent?
  • In what areas of my life am I most organized?
  • Where and with whom would life be easier if I were a little less bossy or a little more sensitive?
  • What ideals do I hold dear and how can I give them substance?
  • In what areas of my life do I feel restricted?
  • Make lists of the people who nourished and supported you during the last year, during your adulthood, and during your childhood. What specific aspect of each of them are you most grateful?

Affirmation for this cycle:

I am a light that gives hope, inspiration, and belief to others to achieve their dreams.

Quote for this cycle:

“Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.”
~ Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940) American artist, metaphysical/spiritual teacher and author


More on the Zodiac sign of Capricorn including the astrological, tarot, medicine wheel, and miscellaneous correspondences.

Mandala Support

A mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our mandala based on the geometry of the Capricorn New Moon on January 5, 2019.

You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.

Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process.

Off-site Resources:

Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.”  Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.

CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.

Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.

Jessica Shepherd is always a good read at, as is Elaine Kalantarian at Blue Moon Astrology.

April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.

Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.

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