The January 2nd New new is in Capricorn. This new moon is at 12 degrees trine to Uranus and semisextile to Saturn. Saturn and Uranus were in a square in 2021. They were responsible for the clash between rules and control and freedom and revolt that we saw displayed all over the world over lock-downs and mandates. Difficult and divisive on a global scale, these issues also crept into our homes, work and relationships. and they caused us to review the structures in our lives. Maybe we ended a relationship or a living situation. Maybe we left a job. It may be that we were forced out, either by a decision-maker outside of ourselves or by circumstances that left us feeling like we had no choice. This New Moon is throwing light on these two planets still in a relationship, but starting to separate. While the experience is still fresh, we are given a chance to look at the circumstance it brought to us and to set intentions for what we now want. Trines and semisextiles bring opportunity, but they require us to act and can easily be missed opportunities.
Not to worry, the asteroid Toro is conjunct the New Moon helping us to “take the bull by the horns”. Toro is the asteroid that signified moving forward with precaution, unusually in a dangerous situation.
The New Moon is also conjunct Tantalus. This asteroid tempts us with something we desire but is likely out of our reach. Maybe we are tempted by the idea that things will go back to normal… pre-2020. These very real temptations represent our needs and our desires, but the temptation, should we decide to indulge, will certainly fall short. Don’t let the temptation lead you away from the opportunity that is now available.
The final asteroid conjunct the New Moon is the asteroid Sphinx. The Sphinx conjunct this New Moon helps us to peer into the mysteries of the ages. The sphinx represents the fixed signs of Taurus (the body of a bull), Leo (the feet and tail of a lion), the Scorpio (the wings or an eagle), and Aquarius (the human head). These are also the elements of Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. The Great Sphinx of Egypt tracks the cardinal directions and the turn of the seasons. The Great Sphinx is also aligned with the procession of the equinox and the turning of the ages. Said to be built in the age of Leo, we are now embarking on the age of Aquarius, the opposite sign to Leo.
Edgar Cayce channeled that the Great Sphinx was created by the Atlanteans. He also said that the sphinx contained a hall of records, containing records from that time and that they would be found at the opposite time of Leo, the Age of Aquarius. If we are really at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, this new moon may bring those mysteries further into the light.
In the series Initiation on Gaia, Matias De Stefano explains from his memories that we are in a direct timeline to the time of Atlantis – time and space dimensions allow us to connect with that time. What do we have in common with that age and what does it suggest about the times we are in now? Plato told the story of Atlantis and described an advanced society. Said to have been so advanced that it became evil, it was submerged underwater. If we in these times somehow mirror the Atlantian times, what lessons can we learn so that we don’t repeat mistakes?
In his Yosoy project, Matias De Stefano suggests that the key is to align ourselves – a process that Matias, suggests started on November 11, 2011 (11.11.11). At that time we began a process of balancing ourselves in line with the turning of the ages – the processional clock reset of Dec 21, 2011. Now, he suggests this window comes to a close and we move into a time of balancing the world on Feb 22, 2022 (02.22.22). This job of balancing the world he says, cannot be accomplished without first balancing ourselves. The sphinx conjunct the new moon brings in the elements, the seasons, the directions, and the passage of time for us to reflect on just how well we have accomplished this and points to what we do now as being very important to the turning of the ages.
This New Moon is a great time to bring in any ceremony that brings in the elements and the concept of space and time. Indigenous cultures with shamans have a wonderful practice – the sand painting. To create a sand painting draw a circle, call in all of the elements, collect sticks, stones, leaves representing the elements, and then blow into each item the items of your being calling to be balanced. If you have anger towards your mother… take that stone and blow with your breath and intention… “clearing the anger I have for my mother”. If you have money issues, take a stick and blow into it “my issues with money”… and so on. Then place them into the center of the circle and allow mother nature.. the matrix of life, to balance.
Happy New Moon.