Building Your Empire: New Moon in Capricorn 2014

Surprise! In 2014, I've decided to ditch the Weekly Forecasts. I love keeping you up-to-date on the cosmic movements, but it began to feel too limiting.

Instead, I'll be checking in on a bi-weekly basis with an astrological breakdown for each new and full moon. I'll also include a short tarot forecast from The Wildwood Tarot, one of my favorite decks.

I can't wait to share a year of moon magic with you! XX


It's no secret that I love new moons, and this one is especially exciting. Tonight's new moon in Capricorn is the your rocket fuel for 2014, giving you the stamina to turn New Year's dreams into reality. The Capricorn motto is “I build”, and this moon lays the groundwork for whatever you're building this year. With power-player Capricorn in play, think big.

The new moon in exactly on top of Pluto, the planet of transformation. This is a potent combination. Old structures that no longer suit you will crumble, whether you're ready or not. Be prepared to clear any skeletons out of your closet with a little psychic house-cleaning.

Mercury's also joining the party, hopping in just one degree away from the moon and Pluto. This means it's time to change the way you think. Negative self-talk and outmoded attitudes could be affecting you more than you realize, and this moon urges you to drop those toxic habits. Mercury is all about communicating, so talk it out, write it out, and be willing to state what you need from life.

With Mars in Libra squaring this moon there's lots of energy available, but without a channel it can wreak havoc! Feelings are exaggerated and people can act passive-aggressive. Don't let that get you down! The arts, socializing, and beautifying your life are a much better use of your time.

This moon is also opposite Jupiter in Cancer, so watch the tendency towards over-optimism. We're still in the holiday mindset, but it's time to come back to earth and settle in for the long haul. It's possible something will come up that seems a lovely distraction. Focus on your true desires and feel your way through the temptation. What is it trying to tell you?

The most volatile aspect here is the square from Uranus in Aries. The only thing you can expect right now is the unexpected, so plan accordingly. Batten down the hatches and brace for impact. Still, that doesn't mean whatever happens will be bad. Something excellent could appear just as easily as a crisis! Look to the house Uranus Is transiting in your chart right now for clues as how this will show up.

All the planets involved this time are cardinal, a message that we should call on our inner leader to step up and charge boldly into the new year. Ask yourself: where do you need to take a stand in your life?


This new moon is good for: divination, banishing, empire building, business planning, journaling, and protection work.


What do the cards say?

MESSAGE: 5 of Vessels/Ecstasy. This moon is calling you to experience perfect alignment with yourself. Art, music, magick, sex... whatever you love doing, get lost in it.

ADVICE: 9 of Stones/Tradition. Capricorn rules history, and this moon is a great time to explore your roots. What traditions do you come from? Deepen your practice by studying the history of your family, your job, your spirituality, and yourself.

HIDDEN THINGS: Queen of Arrows/Swan. There's a lot of wild energy swirling around, and it's more important than ever to handle whatever comes your way with grace and non-judgment. This new moon brings clarity, and “freedom in the midst of restraint”.


Happy New Moon, and a happy new year to you all!