Every New Moon marks the beginning of an emotional cycle and provides impetus for growth. The New Moon in Capricorn on January 9, 2016, is even more powerful because it's the first New Moon of the calendar year, setting the tone for what's ahead. Capricorn is an Earth sign and blesses us with the strength and determination to deliver on our promises. We can put this New Moon to work by reaffirming our New Year resolutions. Setting sensible goals and sticking to a sustainable plan is more productive than expending short bursts of intense activity.
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The Capricorn New Moon focuses our attention on our ambitions. It instructs us to take our business and personal commitments very seriously. Although we may face unexpected distractions from the Moon's square to disruptive Uranus, her conjunction with unrelenting Pluto gives us the power to stick with our agenda. The New Moon's connection to Uranus and Pluto empowers us to overcome self-doubt and to take on meaningful challenges in our lives. Hard work enables us to climb the ladder of success without depleting our deep wells of energy reserve.
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Learn more about the impact of this New Moon now with your sign's New Moon Horoscope below...
Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
Assuming you have the right to boss people around won't necessarily demonstrate your ability to lead in the way you wish. Although the Capricorn New Moon intensifies your 10th House of Status, people are more likely to follow you when they see you're walking your truth, not when you run around barking commands at them. Ironically, you can produce the lasting impact you want if you adopt a gentler approach in all your interactions. In fact, all you need to do is take responsibility for your own actions and hope others will do the same.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
You might believe you know how your day will unfold, but an unexpected event may require you to change your plans. The sure-footed Capricorn New Moon grounds your 9th House of Big Ideas, but its square to wily Uranus adds uncertainty to the mix. Unfortunately, overreacting only makes matters worse. Well-considered modifications are your best bet, even if you don't see results from your actions right away. You still can reach your goals if you remember to take a few deep breaths, step back and broaden your perspective.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
You might experience a run-in with self-doubt if your day deviates from your expectations. You could even start to worry that your efforts for the past few weeks have been an exercise in futility. Nevertheless, change is slow and steady as the conservative Capricorn New Moon lingers in your 8th House of Transformation. Your key word is patience; it's a mistake to act recklessly just because you're frustrated with your apparent lack of progress. Be persistent; you will begin to feel more productive once you see the results from your recent hard work.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
You may be emotionally stressed by your relationship with a friend or lover, especially if you each approach conflicts in radically different ways. It's challenging to put your feelings out on the table because the reserved Capricorn New Moon lands in your 7th House of Partnerships. Thankfully, consistency is rewarded and your willingness to reveal your vulnerability in spite of a difficult issue could actually bring the two of you closer together. Even if a conversation seems strained, sticking with the process can result in a welcome sense of relief all the way around.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Your typical weekend routine may be turned upside down as the Capricorn New Moon triggers your 6th House of Details. You aren't happy about doing things differently, so a change of pace could be upsetting at first. Nevertheless, shaking up old patterns can reveal habits that might benefit from change. But don't waste too much time looking back; there is little to be gained by replaying your past, except for the taste of regret. Instead, create the future you want by modifying how you respond in the present.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
If you are waiting for the best time to share something near and dear to your heart with someone special, this may be your moment. The calculating Capricorn New Moon mobilizes your 5th House of Self-Expression, encouraging you to finally come forward. After much careful deliberation, you're ready to show your cards. Remember, keeping too many secrets could prevent you from having a shot at success, so be honest and turn this moment into the chance for happiness you deserve.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Your personal life might not be unfolding as you wish, but you will probably get what you want, anyhow. Although there may be a few unscheduled stops along the way, the ambitious Capricorn New Moon ultimately leads to stability as it energizes your 4th House of Foundations. Keep in mind that satisfaction could still take a while because you are building the solid base for future operations. Ironically, the longer you wait for something, the more you appreciate it once it's yours.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
It's time to initiate an overdue conversation about a sensitive topic, especially if you can feel tension bubbling just beneath the surface. Avoiding an uncomfortable discussion only adds to the strained relationship dynamics. Thankfully, the earthy Capricorn New Moon stabilizes your 3rd House of Communication, enabling you to make real progress toward creating common ground. But it's not wise to push for closure; allowing time for the current intensity to soften will help you reach a more palatable resolution for everyone involved.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Expressing your feelings is more challenging than it should be, but you're at a turning point and the resistance is finally ready to dissipate. Luckily, the Capricorn New Moon emphasizes your 2nd House of Self-Esteem and it seems as if your luck is improving. However, this current shift is more likely the result of all your hard work. You will enjoy the fruits of your labor soon enough, but don't expect too much too fast as you continue to build on your accomplishments.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You might believe you have all the answers, but recent events suggest otherwise. The pragmatic Capricorn New Moon switches on your 1st House of Self, but your blind optimism can backfire if you become too confident of your plan. Avoid extreme reactions; don't waste time getting excited about what's ahead or being sad for what you've left behind. Instead, maintain a positive attitude in this moment of heightened awareness where your thoughts are busy creating your future.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Everything may seem overly important, as if this current moment in time is more significant than all others. The formidable Capricorn New Moon's visit to your 12th House of Karma could stir up unresolved issues from your past if you think they could foil your ambitious plans. But you might not remember the events as they really occurred since your imagination is bending the facts out of shape. Take the current truth, as you see it, with a grain of salt; your perspective will return to normal in the days ahead.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
It's as if you're standing on a mountaintop on a clear day, ready to choose your direction off the summit. You can clearly see the horizon in the distance every way you turn as the shrewd Capricorn New Moon rocks your 11th House of Long-Term Goals. Although you might normally employ your imagination to create the next phase of your life, it's nearly impossible to replace reality with dreams. Although you're often inspired by fantasy, taking a matter-of-fact approach enhances your current chances for success. As Voltaire wrote, "Common sense is not so common."