The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge. (Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14)
With our collective Shadows running amok, we each need to face our personal Shadows and bring them into the Light. With Jupiter in Scorpio helping us dive deep, we need to see where we are afraid, where we fall back into old unconscious reactions and projections, and let them go. Once we understand how our Shadows keep us from our true Self, we can use our self-awareness to break free from these old patterns (Karma) and actually choose our life. We have been given free will, but it truly comes into play when we break free of our unconscious compulsions and choose our heart's hope.
What's your new dream? How do you get there?
Capricorn New Moon
With 6 planets in Capricorn, the cosmos is telling us to get our goat on. Are you preparing diligently for your next move? With Saturn in Capricorn for the next 3 years, we'll have time to prepare ourselves. Stay focused, disciplined and become the author(ity) of your own life.
The Capricorn New Moon occurs on January 16th - 17th, 2018 at 6:17pm PST/ 9:17pm EST/ 2:17am GMT.
The Sabian symbol for this New Moon at 27* Capricorn is: Pilgrims climbing the steep steps leading to a mountain shrine. This symbol indicates that if we plant this New Moon seed with self-awareness, we can develop the mystical consciousness that can co-create reality. Like the Capricorn goat, we have to climb slowly and steadily, with determination and discipline.
Both Venus and Pluto bracket this New Moon. We have to evolve our understanding of the Sacred Feminine and Her Wisdom, and so this energy is part of the New Moon. That means we have to begin to listen to her gifts of Imagination, Emotional Intelligence and Vision.
The Sabian symbol for Pluto at 20* Capricorn is: A hidden choir is singing during a religious service. This image calls on us to participate in a community that is aligned with the music of the spheres. When we band together in this state of group harmony (which is sorely needed now), we are filled with the spirit of Life. And we see this happening. Groups of like-minded people are gathering on the internet and in our communities. We are stronger when we work with a group. Pluto want us to evolve out of the patriarchal belief of individualism, which has become selfishness, into a group of individuals that can help each other grow.
The Sabian symbol for Venus at 29* Capricorn is: A woman reading tea leaves. For too long, patriarchy has rejected the imaginative, intuitive wisdom of opening ourselves to Nature and the Anima Mundi. We have to reclaim our ability to see the hidden meaning in life. This is the power of the new Feminine.
For a moment, let's return to the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. The Sabian symbol for the eclipse degree, 29* Leo, is: A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form.
Something new is emerging in our collective consciousness. It is a feminine vision of life. And we see this idea repeated by the conjunction of Venus, Sun and Pluto on January 8th -- 9th.