When the Capricorn New Moon rolls around, it’s time to plant that seed, set that intention—oh how Capricorn loves to have a plan!
Not just any plan, though–one that will lead to success.
Time To Build Your Foundation For Success!
Accomplishing goals is something near and dear to the heart of anyone who carries Capricorn energy.
And, as anyone with such energy knows, it’s vitally important to establish a foundation upon which one can build toward their success. Without such a solid foundation one may flounder, or lack the ability to be responsible enough to help oneself accomplish these goals.
The Cap archetype, ruled by the planet Saturn, is about being one’s own best parent & one’s own best authority, but also about being able to manifest on the physical plane.
This New Moon brought the Moon & Sun together in the sky in the sign of Capricorn precisely so that we may establish an intention, an idea, a goal, that will bring us closer to the capability to either build a solid foundation, or to further fortify an already established foundation.
Without these foundations we have no structure. And without structure we have no parameters or containment. Capricorn is the sign of containment in the sense that it provides boundaries.
I always say that Capricorn energy is about the fact that you must have a solid foundation because once you do, you can erect walls. Once these walls are up, you can then put on a roof. Now you have a building, a home–someplace to keep yourself warm, dry, safe, & secure from the elements.
At its heart, the Capricorn archetype is about survival. How can one survive if one doesn’t have one’s basic needs–food, shelter, clothing—met?
Success Is Important–But At What Cost?
While Capricorn energy thinks a lot about safety & security as a necessity in order to assure success (a.k.a., survival), it’s a little less concerned about emotional security.
How many of us have heard stories about successful people being unhappy once they’ve achieved all they thought they desired?
Many work their way up the corporate ladder, become the CEO, or the manager, or the judge, or the top guy or gal, but when they add up all the accompanying entrapments–expensive cars, the finest schools for their children, the best house in the neighborhood, money in the bank, etc., etc.—they are left still feeling emotionally empty…
However, those with Capricorn prominent in their energetic makeup need love, just like the rest of us…so, in the end this archetype DOES seek emotional satisfaction, it simply loses sight of that fact sometimes.
December 25’s Full Moon in Cancer two weeks ago highlighted for us all the polar opposite of Capricorn, which is to say: Don’t lose sight of the fact that we must allow ourselves self-compassion & self-love in order to be whole.
Those who carry Capricorn energy sometimes need to be reminded that it’s not all about success for successes sake. It’s about success because what we achieve is what we believe will make us truly happy.
Set Your Intention Wisely
Those with Cap energy can both lose sight of the reason why they are building and climbing that ladder of success, and/or they may think that their goal will bring emotional fulfillment when, in fact, in the end it does not.
During this Capricorn New Moon period we are tasked with asking ourselves: what kind of foundation do I need to build to achieve ultimate success—success that includes emotional happiness?
You see, we are ahead of the game if we know from the beginning that our definition of “success” includes happiness as well as material gain. It doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves that it’s best for our heart and our mind to be in alignment.
During any New Moon, the Sun receives the kiss of the Moon as she passes quickly by. Thus this serves as a monthly reminder that in order to be happy, we must plant a seed that ultimately allows us to be whole.
No parts can be left out of that whole. During this Capricorn New Moon period, eschewing the emotional in favor of the ego is to be done at our own expense.
While Capricorn energy can fall into the trap of becoming fear based because it’s so focused on survival at all costs, this Capricorn New Moon says “fear not, I am with you. I love you, we are one, and you are not alone.”
Plant your seed with care, think about your best intention, make sure it involves both your mind and your heart. Then how can you fail when you take into consideration the whole and not just parts of the whole?
Don’t you stand a better chance of achieving not only your externally oriented goals, but your internally oriented ones as well?
Accomplishing your mind’s–or your ego’s–desire can be in alignment with accomplishing your heart’s desire. The key is to ensure that their goal is ultimately one and the same…