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New Moon Capricorn | A Veiled Prophet Speaks


Capricorn New Moon
7 degrees Capricorn
Dec 28 10:54pm PST
Dec 29 1:54am EST

“Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand — but tell it.”
-Zadie Smith

The Capricorn New Moon falls during this liminal space between the December Solstice and the New Year, a time when our inner stirrings become more apparent to our consciousness and we journey deep into the heart of the matter of our lives. The Capricorn influence has us reflect on our mortality, face our limitations and take responsibility for the karma we create.

The Sabian Symbol of the New Moon is “in a sun-lit home, domesticated birds sing joyously,” suggesting that joy and illumination is possible once we tame our natural instincts and reach for higher wisdom available through the mysteries of life. Birds often symbolize the ethereal spiritual nature.

Mercury retrograde joins the New Moon asking for focused intention and brutal honesty. The Sabian Symbol for Mercury rx at 6 degrees Capricorn reads:

“A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a god.”

I’m personally familiar with this symbol because it’s the degree of my natal Capricorn Sun, so this symbol reflects on my personal life purpose. When I think of a ‘veiled prophet’ I consider how the wisdom of astrology comes down to the interpretation of the astrologer. Some of the most valuable insights are a combination of study, observation, inspiration and even channeling. The focus is not (or should not be) the astrologer, but on the power of the message itself.

Oracle messages are often enshrouded in mystery yet resonate with profound truth. This Sabian symbol invites us to explore the messages available through inspired creativity and other-worldly divination.

What immediately comes to mind is the music of George Michael, who recently passed away this week. In an interview about his song “Praying for Time,” Michael said that the initial inspiration came to him randomly and that once he began writing, it was “almost like channelling.” Here’s a sample of the lyrics which I find quite prophetic for our times ~

“The rich declare themselves poor

And most of us are not sure

If we have too much

But we’ll take our chances

Because God’s stopped keeping score

I guess somewhere along the way

He must have let us all out to play

Turned his back and all god’s children

Crept out the back door

And it’s hard to love, there’s so much to hate

Hanging on to hope

When there is no hope to speak of

And the wounded skies above say it’s much, much too late

Well maybe we should all be praying for time”

This is a time for prayer, contemplation and connection to the innate joy of the spirit. Before making your 2017 resolutions, apply some Capricornian discipline toward the inner resolve needed to live your truth and go the distance.


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Thank you to each and every one of you as we navigated 2016 together with the guidance of the cosmos.

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