The Capricorn New Moon arrives on Tuesday, at 9:00pm Pacific Time. This is a tense and transformative lunation, forming a tight conjunction to Pluto, Lord of the Underworld. Pluto destroys for the sake of growth, confronting us with painful truths so we can meet them and alchemize. We may notice power struggles as we reckon with old karma, patterns, and mistakes. We now have the chance to break out of our ruts if we haven’t yet. For those who’ve been doing our work, integrity and truth are ready to pay off, as we enter this next cycle with sturdier foundations. But peace will not come without struggle, especially for those who’ve been avoiding their Plutonian lessons.

With Jupiter and Saturn almost squaring Uranus, and Neptune squaring the Lunar Nodes, we are in the midst of chaos, submerged in uncertainty and disorientation. Reality as we know it is dissolving and revolutionizing. The key now is to harness the power of Capricorn’s diligence and organization, and to lay steady roots. This way we can weather the insanity of the world around us. Going within, we can find our strongest anchors and most fundamental truths—

I am here in the room, feeling my heart, feeling the gentle pull of gravity supporting me.

Now is the time to release harmful stories and narratives, soften our beliefs, take responsibility, and forgive ourselves where we’ve gone wrong. Neptune is teaching compassion, while Capricorn holds us accountable.

The past several years have presented us with similar lessons, as the planets have sparked us to ask — How can we uphold strong boundaries while keeping our hearts open? How can we blend discernment and logic with unconditional love? We may realize that we now have a better understanding of the answer.

With the North Node in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces, we are learning to hold these types of paradox in our hearts. Meanwhile, the Capricorn New Moon is still holding us accountable, insisting that we finally acknowledge and rectify our wrongs. Then we can begin the long process of collective healing as we envision a new reality—with stronger ideals, greater equality, and kinder systems in place that truly support us.

More revolutionary energies are on the horizon. The sooner we embrace Aquarius’s highest potentials of egalitarianism, positive change, and respect for all, the easier this transition will be. Even amidst the chaos, we can feel the light of hope, and the joy of what could be, as we break down our divisions and misconceptions, and return to reason, unity, and love.

Sending love to everyone! Stay safe!


On this Capricorn New Moon, may we reflect on all of the work we’ve undergone and appreciate our internal power and resilience. May we continue to face our outworn patterns and misconceptions, allowing our struggles to transform into our gifts, mastery, and crowns of adornment.

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Juliana McCarthy

For more than twenty years, Juliana McCarthy has been studying and practicing Western Astrology, finding it to be a powerful tool for self-exploration and examining how we relate to others. She loves working with people to help them understand their authentic selves—their complexities, gifts, karma, and life paths. In particular, she finds Astrology to be helpful for major transitions, unexpected life changes, and for better understanding relationships—romantic and otherwise. Juliana also practices Energy Healing, using a blend of Reiki and shamanic methods. She helps facilitate powerful breakthroughs by clearing blockages around physical, spiritual, relationship, and emotional difficulties. A longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism, she's an avid meditator and spiritual practitioner.

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