The January New Moon 1/9/2016

The New Moon this month will be extremely powerful. The Sun and Moon will be Conjunct at 19 degrees of Capricorn, with both of them also Conjunct to Pluto at 15 degrees of Capricorn. Pluto is seen as the higher octave of the Moon, which rules the subconscious mind, the intuition, and the emotions. Having the Moon and Pluto in the same sign, at almost the same degree, is enormously transformative. The Sun Conjunct to Pluto is empowering. The Sun rules self-worth, vitality, and the Solar Plexus Chakra. Pluto rules alchemy, magic, and the Void. These three together on the 9th will usher in a true new beginning for those who are ready to release the old, and embrace the limitless possibilities of the Void. Anything is possible.

At the same time, all three planets are forming a fabulous Trine aspect to benevolent Jupiter, the planet of faith, abundance, and Sacred Law. This trine brings opportunities. Increased optimism, a willingness to trust the self and the Universe makes this a perfect time to do ceremony, affirmations, and intention work.

Speaking of Sacred Law, the Conjunction of the Sun, Moon, and Pluto are all making a challenging Square aspect to Uranus. Uranus is the freedom planet. The rebel. Pluto rules governments and large institutions. We have seen these two giants go head to head several times over the past few years. Each time, on a global level we see people acting in extreme ways. Religious radicals trying to control everyone around them… The news is full of reports of those who want to break the laws of the land to get what they want. A group of 150 armed men have seized a Federal building in Oregon, and have threatened to kill anyone who attempts to remove them. This is actually an act of sedition, where two or more people seize Federal property. I expect tensions to mount as we draw closer to this New Moon.

This week, Mercury, the planet that rules travel and communications goes retrograde for the first time this year. It goes retrograde on 1/6, until 1/26, when it turns direct. Mercury retrograde is an excellent time for meditation and self-reflection, an inward, rather than outward journey. Try to avoid signing contracts or traveling during this period.

In a recent session with Merlin, he described 2016 as the year of the Crow and the Raven. He said it will be a breakthrough year for Lightworkers, a time of manifesting dreams and visions. This New Moon can push us forward, if we have the courage to ride the energy of it. It invites us to trust, to take that leap of faith into the Void, into the unknown. And that’s where the miracles live. This is an incredible opportunity. May we all ride this powerful energy into our dreams. Blessings, Judith