Patti Podgornik of The Celestial Garden has graced us with another post!
New Moon in Capricorn
January 16, 2018, 7:18 p.m. Mountain Time
Grace and Our Unique Original Gift
This New Moon in Capricorn allows the ancient wisdom of the time when the Goddess was revered and honored as the Source of All Life to come through with great power and clarity. During this ancient time, Capricorn was known as a healer, a teacher of the healing arts, creative, a seeker of knowledge and a seeker of one’s personal, unique gift, agile and flexible while being strong and steady while climbing toward their own unique gift and light.
We’re experiencing a brilliant and powerful shift to the path we’ve been on, giving us the opportunity find our unique gift, that special “something” we are each born with. Rather than the idea of “original sin”, we’re really born with Grace and an original gift that is uniquely our own. Our purpose is to find that gift and with discipline, focus, work and deep healing, protect it, share it, and maintain our integrity in connecting with others with it.
The Moon and Sun are sandwiched between Pluto in Capricorn and Venus in Capricorn. When we honor and respect Pluto as the energy that helps us remove the clutter and energies we no longer need, the things that don’t serve us on our journey toward self-discovery and enlightenment, we can do some deep healing and transformation. Pluto rules death, so what are we each willing to allow to “die” and release in order to get to our truth, our true gift?
Venus adds beauty, balance, strength, power, love and relationship to our awakening and our journey. Venus in Capricorn calls you to willingly embrace your Self, your gift, with unconditional love and joy. As we release what doesn’t serve us, we’re better able to find our authentic power that is rooted in Love. In Capricorn, this opens us up to deep healing, creativity, our intuition and our ability to ground our souls in our bodies.
The discipline and intensely focused aspects of Capricorn (and Saturn who rules Capricorn) serve to help us find our path up the mountain that is our unique journey – not the journey of anyone else. With this New Moon, beginning with Pluto in Capricorn, we have the opportunity to, more easily than other times, work WITH the energies to clear away all kinds of clutter and energy cords that keep us from being free to explore who we are as unique individuals. Pluto, Saturn and Capricorn are about getting down to the business of the hard work of walking away from relationships and things that distract you, try to define you in “their” terms, try to get you to be like them or like the group and cutting energetic cords.
It’s up to each of us to find our unique gift, and in Capricorn goat terms, climb the mountain that’s exclusively ours to get to the top of our purpose. No competition, no trying to fit in somewhere that isn’t for you. This is about YOU doing YOUR work, one solid step up the mountain at a time. With patience and endurance, pushing through when it gets hard in YOUR way, on YOUR terms, for YOUR gift and purpose. Bringing all of our senses and abilities together so we live in a more awakened multi-dimensional way is also part of what this new opening is about.
There’s no rush to hurry up and get your stuff cleared out, find your singular gift, and get your work out there. It’s a process, working steadily so you don’t burn out, finding a way to be balanced within yourself regardless of what the outside looks and feels like.
There is a drive to bring our unique gifts together to create a powerful, leadership group energy while maintaining our individuality within the group, creating a stable structure within which to do our work, individually and together. We’re sensing this draw to be part of a group, but the real clarity and light shining on this comes with the Full Moon in Leo on January 31, so just be aware of the call, but focus on YOUR work this Moon cycle.
This New Moon brings us a great need for protection – to protect ourselves as we do this sacred, important, vulnerable work primarily as individuals primarily, then as part of a group. Even as part of a group, protect yourself within the group. We have brought the ability to protect ourselves from the pressures of anything outside our own beings with us from other lifetimes and experiences. The more creative and sensitive the person, the greater the need for protection. Say no to anything that doesn’t feel right to you; release anything or anyone who doesn’t make you feel love, safe, supported without them crossing your boundaries; if you feel the need to be alone to focus on yourself, that’s fine, too. Find our unique gifts and nurture them, hold them in our wombs to become healthy and whole until it’s time to give birth to them. This is part of our calling – to be the powerful Mother Goddess to ourselves, our gifts and the multiverse.
Patti is an intuitive astrologer who also blends elemental energies together to create deep healing and sacred space. To learn more about Patti and her work, visit her at www.thecelestialgarden.com.