How to Make the Most of the New Moon in Capricorn

Posted on January 11, 2021
Updated on March 10, 2021

A New Moon sits in a dark blue night sky behind cloud cover.

Here we are at the beginning of 2021 with all its possibilities, and we can sense the excitement and hope for the future that we’ve all been waiting for. A new year brings a feeling, a freshness, and a chance to start over again – mirroring the refreshing energy of each month’s New Moon.

Every month, we experience a New Moon that wipes the slate clean and gives us the momentum to start new projects and try different things. This month, that New Moon is occurring in the sign of Capricorn, whose season we are currently benefiting from.

Just after the start of the new year, we get an opportunity to revive that sense of rejuvenation and take on a renewed sense of hope for the future. This is a time to make New Moon wishes, work on manifestation, and await your magical results.

If you want to know everything you need to about the New Moon in Capricorn, what it means for you, and how to make the most of this fresh, fantastic energy, keep reading! Your New Moon wishes are waiting for you.

Don’t forget. The January 2021 Astrology Calendar is here! Keep track of everything from New Moons to retrogrades and so much more.

What is the New Moon in Capricorn?

Each time a New Moon rolls around, you have the opportunity to make wishes and manifest the things you want in your life for that month – or even further into the future.

We often start to see the results of these New Moon wishes by the time the following Full Moon makes its appearance, which is why we recommend making a list of your New Moon wishes each month to sharpen your manifestation skills and begin building your dream life.

Capricorn Vibes

This time around, the New Moon – which takes place on January 13th, 2021– will be spinning through the Earth sign, Capricorn. Earth signs are grounded, responsible, and they have a good head on their shoulders.

This may be why we get so motivated to make changes during January, near the beginning of Capricorn season. And a New Moon in Capricorn has a similar motivating effect, encouraging us to begin looking toward the future and making plans to reach our goals!

Financial Security

Capricorn also rules over the 10th house in astrology, the house that deals with careers and finances. You can expect a wave of ambition and excitement regarding your career during this New Moon in Capricorn as the skies flood your mind with brilliant new thoughts and ideas.

You may feel more concerned with financial security and abundance, which you can and should address when making your New Moon wishes! As the New Moon in Capricorn is the first New Moon of the year, it’s the perfect time to start building manifestation habits and New Moon rituals that you can carry with you throughout the year.

Finally, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet connected to responsibility, discipline, and karma.

Saturn teaches us the tough lessons we need to learn in life to become better, more evolved versions of ourselves. And while those lessons may sometimes be challenging or even painful, they’re necessary on your journey to help you blossom into the person you’re meant to be. This energy may present itself during this New Moon, and you may feel like focusing more on your karmic duties and responsibilities than usual.

This is the perfect time to check in on your free daily money horoscope and your free daily career horoscope!

Darker Emotions

The New Moon is invisible to the naked eye, and that literal darkness is sometimes carried into our lives on an emotional level. While emotions aren’t quite as heavy as they can be during a Full Moon, you may feel more introspective than usual.

On top of that, Capricorn is one of the more serious signs of the zodiac, thanks to its ruling planet, Saturn.

You might feel lost or like you’re “in the dark,” which is why it’s so important to focus on New Moon rituals that lift your spirit and help you connect to the energies of the Universe.

Themes of the New Moon in Capricorn

Each New Moon takes on the energy and themes associated with the sign that it’s in – and with this lunar transit occurring in Capricorn, we can expect to see Capricorn themes popping up in our lives for about 48 hours before and after the New Moon takes place.

Let’s take a look at the energy you might experience during this part of the lunar cycle:

  • Financial stability
  • Responsibility
  • Family values
  • Tradition
  • Maturity
  • Ambition
  • Hard work
  • Pragmatism
  • Discipline
  • Self-control

Looking at these aspects associated with the zodiac sign Capricorn, you can see why the beginning of each new year – which takes place all cozy in Capricorn – is accompanied with resolutions and a desire to buckle down.

But even if you’ve already broken a resolution or two, you can count on the New Moon in Capricorn to revamp your energy and help you find your focus again!

Who Will the New Moon in Capricorn Affect the Most?

While everyone will feel and benefit from this energy, it may come on like a wave for certain signs of the zodiac.

For instance, those with strong Capricorn placements – like a Sun, Moon, or Capricorn Rising – are likely to be jolted by a bolt of energy during the New Moon in Capricorn. These folks need to remember to make time for relaxing rituals during this New Moon, as all this momentum may cause you to overextend yourself.

Other fellow Earth signs – Taurus and Virgo – are also likely to feel a surge of this energy rushing through their body. Taurus may be more goal-oriented than usual, while Virgo may choose to use this energy to organize their surrounding spaces.

Water signs – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces – can expect a bit of relief from the typical dark emotions associated with New Moons, as the grounded energy of Capricorn helps them detach from their emotions. Air signs – Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius – will find it easier to focus on their chores and projects. And Fire signs – Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius – will finally be able to turn that passion into action during this New Moon.

Make sure to read this article next: New Moon Cleansing Rituals for Your Zodiac Sign

How to Make the Most of the Capricorn New Moon

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Now that you know a bit more about what to expect during the New Moon in Capricorn, you might be wondering how to best utilize this energy. The following tips and tricks will help you ensure that you’re making the most of this fresh, motivating energy.

Re-Evaluate Your Goals

While the New Moon in Capricorn may encourage you to work hard towards your goals and dreams, it’s an even better time to reconsider those goals and make sure that they align with your spirit currently.

The Great Conjunction that took place on December 21st is shifting many things around, including our philosophies, ideals, and spiritual energy. You may be working your fingers to the bone toward a goal that no longer fills your soul with delight and passion.

So, take this time to sit down and truly consider your momentum, your path. Are you working towards something that aligns with who you are, who you want to be? If not, this may be the time to start considering other options.

Look for Signs

Let’s say you’ve re-evaluated your goals and found that you might want to shift your path – but you’re not quite sure where to go next. Fortunately, the New Moon is a time when signs from the Universe are flowing like water, and those signs may be exactly what you need to make your next move.

To amplify and focus your intuition, spend some time balancing and opening the Third Eye chakra, the chakra associated with your intuitive center.

Imagine healing, indigo light surrounding your body, and penetrating the Third Eye. Working with labradorite and moonstone is fantastic for healing this chakra and aligning your spiritual energy with the Universe.

Pay special attention to flashes of insight or overwhelming emotions you have right now, as these may also be celestial messages meant just for you. You can also try this New Moon in Capricorn Tarot spread to gain even more insight right now.

Pamper Yourself

A New Moon in Capricorn is associated with the concepts of hard work and responsibility, but that doesn’t mean you can forego your self-care routine. This is an excellent time to pamper yourself, allowing your body to regain the strength it needs to keep up the hard work.

Draw yourself a bubble bath, complete with a glass of wine, your favorite album, and a fizzy bath bomb. Take a long stroll through your favorite park, soaking in the sunshine and crisp air. Pop some popcorn, put on your pajamas, and cozy up in front of the fireplace with your favorite book or movie.

Taking care of your body and mind is essential, especially when making your dreams come true.

Organize Your Space

This momentous energy is great for taking care of things around the house, like organizing and decluttering your sacred space. And as this is the beginning of the year, it’s the perfect time to make space for all of the experiences and new things to come into your home this year.

Take a day to purge anything that you haven’t used in the last six months. Taking these items to your local donation center will not only help your space feel lighter and more refreshed, but it will also help those in need!

You can also check out: Crystal Healing & Cleansing for the New Moon

Focus on Your New Moon Wishes

The New Moon is always a great time to make New Moon wishes and work on manifesting your goals and dreams because this is the beginning of a new lunar cycle – a chance for new beginnings and transformation. The things you manifest now can begin to show up in your life in as little as two weeks – when the Moon is full – so now is the time to start bringing these wishes into existence.

Try lighting a candle, burning some incense, and sitting down with a notebook and your favorite crystals on the night of the New Moon. Begin by breathing deeply and settling into a comfortable position. When you feel aligned with the celestial energy surrounding you, make a New Moon list of all the wishes you wish to come true in your life, big or small.

When you’ve finished compiling your list, thank the Universe for beginning to make way for your dreams to come true.

When is the Next New Moon?

The next New Moon will take place on February 11th, 2021, in the sign of Aquarius. Get ready for progressive thinking and humanitarian vibes!

Use the New Moon in Capricorn to Your Advantage

This is the start of a new year, and the New Moon allows you to set your intentions for the year to come. Don’t sell yourself short by overlooking this magical energy; take the time now to start bringing your dreams into your reality. The New Moon in Capricorn sets the stage for you to manifest the things you truly want in life.

What will you wish for?

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