January 5th, 2019 ~ New Moon + Solar Eclipse
Our first New Moon of 2019 is in Capricorn and is also the first Solar Eclipse of the year, too. Even though it is a partial solar eclipse, the potency of its energy, combined with that of the new moon, creates a magically potent opportunity for us to really set ourselves, and our year, up for success.
Zodiac, Planets & Stars Worth Mentioning:
~ Solar Eclipse
~ Fixed Star Vega
Overall, the energy of this new moon+solar eclipse is positive thanks to the brightest star in the northern sky: Fixed Star Vega.
Every new moon provides us with an opportune time to set intentions and begin working towards manifesting our goals and ideas over the following four weeks. This cycle, however, has the energy of a solar eclipse, too, which is even more powerful and, combined with the upcoming Lunar Eclipse on January 21st, provides us with its energy for 6 months - all the way until July!
With the solar eclipse occurring between Saturn and Pluto, a dark and weighty energy is draped over us. However, with the sextile to Neptune as the strongest aspect of this solar eclipse, lightness relieves the otherwise grave energy. Plus, the strongest single influence on the solar eclipse is the brightest star in the sky: Fixed Star Vega.
Vega is a particularly good omen and it gives us a harmonious nature, filled with kindness, hopefulness, ideality, and refinement. Be weary, though, as Vega is associated with the ego, and can make us critical, grave and sober, have insincere friends, and fleeting honors. To compliment the energy of the new moon and solar eclipse, Vega also brings us success in business, which is especially helpful as the new moon is an ideal time to begin/expand business.
Although the grave and sobering effects of Vega are intensified with the solar eclipse conjunct Saturn, Saturn does provide us with the discipline and patience needed to fulfill our intentions, responsibilities, and goals! Adding structure to our lives will help make this time one of great satisfaction and accomplishment as we bring efficiency to our lives so that our goals are easier to achieve.
With the solar eclipse sextile Neptune, the harmonious nature of Vega is amplified and the coldness of Saturn lessened. Neptune brings us greater empathy and receptivity in our relationships as we are better able to read people and situations. This is a great time for group activities and other acts where you can share your compassion and empathy as doing so will not only boost your self-confidence, but will bring you a deeper connection to yourself and an overall feeling of contentment.
A deeper understanding of your spiritual goals from Saturn sextile Neptune allows us to accept our limitations, but continue to push forward with a smile and bring material gain. Without being self-sacrificing, we’re able to be patient as we bring our dreams into our reality.
~ Write down your goals, as this is the perfect time to put yourself in the captain’s chair of any new plans for your future with the combined energy of the new moon and solar eclipse
~ Simplify and add structure to your life, relationships, and home to easily achieve your goals
~ Spiritual Work will bring you a deeper connection to yourself
~ Trust your intuition, as it and your psychic abilities are being heightened
~ Having empathy and serving others will be easier to do and will boost your confidence
~ Remaining ethical and serious in your business approach will lead to great fulfillment and financial independence
New Moon Activities:
~ Write down your intentions/goals for the next four week cycle
~ Read aloud your intentions/goals, and feel their energy soak into your entire body
~ Create a mandala out of crystals, flowers, herbs, stones, etc, to physically represent your intentions/goals
~ Place your list where you will see it and read it every day to continue to create the energy needed to manifest them into your reality
~ Attend a New Moon Ceremony!!!
Kristen Medina is the founder of Maeve Movement. She's passionate about empowering women through knowledge, movement, self-care, self-love, and sisterhood.