Eclipsed New Moon in Capricorn – powerful New Year’s resolutions!!!

CapricornPartial Solar Eclipse / New Moon in Capricorn: Sun 6 Jan 2019, exact at 11.28am (eclipse at 11.41am) Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Capricorn

Total Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon in Leo: Mon 21 Jan 2019, exact at 3.16pm (eclipse at 3.12pm) Queensland time (AEST) at  0 degrees Leo

Skywatching: Venus and Jupiter can be seen as Morning Stars in the east before sunrise, moving closer together as the month progresses till they’re closest on the mornings of 22 & 23 Jan.  In the evening, after sunset, the red planet Mars can be seen in the western sky.


I hope everyone’s enjoyed a wonderful festive season!!!  You’ll know from my last newsletter that we’re in eclipse season now, with both the New Moon and Full Moon this month being eclipsed.  This means the energies are extra intense right now, and unexpected changes are typical.  Please be extra mindful at this time and take extra care in this eclipse season!

You’ve got a second chance at your New Year’s resolutions at this New Moon, with the full support of the Cosmos!!!  I always say that the best time to make your New Year’s resolutions is the New Moon in Capricorn, because it brings a sense of discipline to the new cycle that we’re about to start – in this case 2019!  This year the New Moon in Capricorn is also a solar eclipse, making the intentions you set now much more powerful than they would normally be.  This makes this year’s new Moon in Capricorn an excellent time to set your intentions for the year ahead!!


The New Moon in Capricorn on Sun 6 Jan is the absolute best time to make your New Year’s resolutions for 2019 as the energy of this eclipsed New Moon gives a very powerful boost to any intentions and resolutions you set now – so here’s a second chance at those New Year’s resolutions!

A New Moon always represents the beginning of a new cycle in some part of your life.  The Capricorn New Moon invites renewed focus on self-discipline, responsibility, dealing with material reality, setting goals, improving time management and introducing more structure into your life – all in the service of moving forwards on your chosen path.  Remember the image of Capricorn the goat, moving slowly but steadily up the mountain, one step at a time, guaranteed to reach the summit.

Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart is the area of life that will be most strongly affected by this New Moon – for example, if it is in your 6th house, this is an opportunity to bring more self-discipline into your daily routine and health regime; if it falls in the 2nd, this applies to your finances.  If you are not sure where Capricorn falls in your birth chart, think of the area of your life that could most benefit from some self-discipline right now – you will probably tune into it intuitively!

If your birthday falls close to this New Moon, this is the beginning of a highly significant new cycle in your life, especially in terms of your sense of identity and purpose in the world.  If 15 degrees Capricorn is strong in your chart, or if any of your planets fall at this degree, this indicates the beginning of a significant new cycle in the part of your life represented by that planet, eg relationships for Venus.

Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 11.28am AEST, and the partial Solar Eclipse is exact at 11.41am.  If you’re planning a New Moon ceremony, work with both timings when setting your New Moon intentions: for maximum effect, begin your ceremony just before 11.28am (AEST) and make sure it extends over the exact eclipse timing at 11.41am.  The eclipse makes your intentions much more powerful than they would normally be. 


If you’d like the detailed lowdown on the Astrology of 2019, join me on Tues 22 Jan for my online webinar If you can’t make that time, don’t worry, the recording will be available afterwards and the slides sent out to you as usual.  Register now!


Are you fascinated by the insights Astrology can provide?  Come study Astrology with me and be blown away by what you’ll learn about yourself and your loved ones!  I have Astrology classes on the Sunshine Coast starting at the end of Jan, and if you can’t make classes, there’s my online Astrology study programme I promise you won’t regret starting Astrology, the only thing you might regret is that you didn’t begin sooner!!!  Register today – early bird ends Fri 4 Jan.


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