Capricorn Solar Eclipse

Our first 2019 directives from the universe to enter and operate from the Miracle Zone come from steady and disciplined Capricorn. The new year greets us with a Capricorn solar eclipse new moon, which has a realistic, sobering, yet inspiring tone. Practical themes dominate. Realism gains a strong footing, giving weight to anchor in responsibility and common sense. We are required to deal with limits, set boundaries, respect the constraints of physical reality, and honor the choices of others. The more we do so, the easier it will be to focus on our destiny path and climb our life mountain.

This eclipse comes with the idealistic interaction of Neptune in Pisces providing us with healing and inspiration. Working with the planets in Capricorn, we are encouraged to bring vision into form. Earth sign Capricorn teaches us that all manifestation and resources come from Mother Earth. The Ace card from stoic Capricorn is a powerful emotional drive that fuels our desire to succeed in the world and our ability to initiate and take action.

January 5-6 – Capricorn Solar Eclipse New Moon

5:28 PM PST (1:28 GMT) at 15 degrees Capricorn

A solar eclipse happens only every 6 months at a new moon, when the shadow cast by the moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. This happens when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned or nearly aligned in a straight line. The Moon interrupts the flow of solar radiation, disrupting existing energetic matrices, which facilitates a reconfiguration in our consciousness.

Eclipses amplify the effects of the new moon (or full moon with a lunar eclipse). This is a partial eclipse, but still very intense and impactful. If you have been waiting to take action, now is the time.

In addition to the Sun and Moon, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node are all in Capricorn. The concentration of celestial bodies in one sign is called a stellium. We can’t ignore the energies of a stellium, and we don’t want to.

Eclipses and the Nodes

Eclipses occur in relationship to the Lunar Nodes. The North Node points us towards the future and challenges us to evolve in ways relative to that sign. Now in Cancer we are drawn to focus on our relationship to our feelings, emotions, the feminine, Mother Earth, food, and family.

The South Node now in Capricorn signifies our past and what we must leave behind, especially our entrenched patterns, wounds, and misperceptions. The South Node in Capricorn brings up old behavior patterns, which we must look at and release to climb our personal Capricorn mountain.

The shadow side of Capricorn includes the misuse of all forms of power and control — manipulation, greed, abuse, domination, and authoritarianism. The selfish ego side of Capricorn is driven by power and status and strives to dominate and win at any cost. But we are always at choice — power, authority, and influence can be wielded with either good and malefic intentions.

The dark side of Capricorn also manifests and as victim-hood and personal disempowerment, abdicating our power and projecting powerlessness. We seriously limit our choices by negative attitudes and letting ourselves be overly influenced by what others think and want from us.

The Capricorn mountain goat develops discipline, patience, and determination by dedicating its life to climbing its own mountain. We ascend up our mountain as we discover and focus on delivering what our soul came to offer to the world. We each determine our own view of success, which comes from achieving our own sovereignty.

Saturn, Pluto, and Capricorn Play the Long Game

Saturn, Pluto, and Capricorn all play a long game, for which we need to develop patience, persistence, and the ability to deal with painful feelings. There are no free lunches in their territory.

Saturn is in Capricorn from 19 December 2017 to 16 December 2020. Pluto is in Capricorn from 2008 to 2024. Together they compel us to release the shadow side of Capricorn and become responsible, conscious co-creators of our lives.

Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) is the planet of rules, limits, boundaries, and consequences. Saturn, strong in its home sign, teaches us that when we follow some basic rules and persist with self-honesty there is a sense of rightness that is very rewarding. Almost anything negative can be turned around when we wisely use the energies of this potent solar eclipse.</