First New Moon of the Year, January 16, 2018

Sandra "Sunny" Mosley Zodiac Arts New Moon News

Here’s the Chart for the Capricorn New Moon:


New Moon in Capricorn
January 16, 2018

Sabian Symbol for 27º Capricorn:

“Pilgrims climbing the steep steps leading to a mountain shrine”  This degree symbolizes the assent of individual consciousness to its highest realization. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar

Highlights of the New Moon at 26ºCapricorn 54′:

This Capricorn lunation cycle begins with a deep exploration of past events from the perspective of fate or destiny. Those who are willing to face the monsters lurking in the shadows have the opportunity of finding real hidden treasure (Jupiter sextile Pluto).  The key to this cycle is the use of your creative imagination to find beauty in the mundane and practical; it will renew your appreciation of realities (Sun & Moon conjunct Venus, semi-square Neptune). Intense feelings arise that may be challenging to verbalize (Mercury semi-square Mars). Impetuous actions produce unexpected and often irritating results; a leisurely and less direct route may offer pleasant surprises and a new path to healing (Mars quincunx Uranus, trine Chiron).

Our advice for this cycle:

Use this cycle to look at the past year. What were your goals for 2017? 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. Determine what is important as you look to the future. What is it you would like to accomplish over the course of the next 12 months?

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. This is the month for learning to work within the rules and boundaries to achieve your goals. Think of ways to work and grow within your current limits. Structure your resources to fulfill your needs now and going forward.

Take action to set aside the time this month to produce a practical plan. 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:

“The present is my point of power. All light, all love, all energy, pass through me now creating ongoing beauty, balance, and awakening on the path toward infinite bliss. From death, the pause of perfect peace, I am born to dance on top of the world.” — from The Medicine Woman Inner Guidebook © 1991 Carol M. Bridges

Quote for this cycle:

 “Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.”
~ Marianne Williamson (1952 – )  American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer.


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 16, 2018.


2018 Capricorn New Moon Mandala

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.

Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.

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