New Moon in Capricorn – January 2021

Tarot reading + astrology for the coming moon cycle


written for the collective and informed by social justice

Our situation: Six of Wands
The positives and negatives of our situation:
Eight of Pentacles
Events of the immediate past:
Queen of Cups
Events of the near future:
The Chariot
What do we consciously want:
Nine of Swords (rev)
What do we subconsciously desire:
The Star
Our energy:
Queen of Swords (rev)
Others’ energy:
Ten of Swords (rev)
Advice from Spirit:
The Tower
Likely outcome:
Two of Pentacles (rev)

As we enter this moon cycle, there is a great deal of relief and celebration about not only a change in the year (goodbye, 2020!) but a change in governmental administration as well. Although the excitement about wins in Georgia has been greatly hampered by the tragic events at the capitol last week, there remains a feeling of accomplishment and optimism that now, finally, we may see changes that directly impact the quality of everyone’s lives.

We know there is a great deal of work ahead, but I am reminded of the “New Deal” that put Americans to work after the Great Depression. Because we are moving into a new age of ideas and communication, however, I think these kinds of initiatives will come as much from lateral community networks of support as they will from government initiatives. Both are needed, as clearly we have a long way to recover from our current challenges. But recovery is an opportunity to ensure the support and success of all people in a structure where power is shared laterally instead of via a hierarchical structure. We hardly know how to build such a culture – we are mere apprentices to our dream and ideas at this time.

We have grown weary of trauma, of worst-case scenario thinking, of nightmare thought. We want to break free from worry, to turn our vision toward hope and create new dialogue based around possibilities instead of problems. We are ready to discuss openly what must be done to bring about a just society.

We have many tough choices to make. Folks are being asked to recon with their values and determine if they are acting in alignment with their beliefs. Moving forward, we are asked to tolerate uncertainty. We must learn to live in the fog of the in-between, the space between what was and what has yet to come into being. This is an in between time, of yes, and… In which we have our feet in two realities, past and future, at the same time.

We feel ill-equipped to address this nebulous future with our current structures. We want our speech to encourage, not inflame; to express our values and intentions clearly. We want to communicate with new lateral networks, creating new structures of power.

Despite our overall optimism, there exist many defeatist attitudes, ideas of fatalism, and talk of the end of the world. This is indeed the end of one cycle of the world, one turn of the wheel, one cycle of humanity. We must remember that cycles of rest and resistance are necessary for the long haul. The fight for social justice, the dismantle racism, and to center love in our values is a long anchallengin one. There is no end line, only engagement. We must rest in order to rise again in support of the future we want to create.

For better or worse, more instability is on the immediate horizon. Now that we are seeing many of the “hidden mechanisms” of oppressive culture, we grow increasingly intolerant of such structures. We are in a true Tower moment, when things as we know them are falling away and we are being asked to gently release them, even though we have no idea of what may come next.

There continues to be little solid ground in the traditional sense, so we must create our own stability through self-care, establishing and nurturing supportive relationships, enacting proper boundaries, carefully evaluating our flow of resources, and engaging in meaningful work in support of the greater good.

Oracle: Divine Magic
There are significant astrological transits at play in this moon cycle. We can expect dramatic and astonishing events. Magic is everywhere around us. It is our resilience, our ability to ensure the challenges of this human life. As this full moon cycle grows and wanes, imagine the kind of transformations that bring about your wildest dreams of utopia.

Decks: Sharman-Caselli Tarot and Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle


This is my first attempt at giving energy readings for the coming planetary transits. I am very new at this so take it with a grain of salt. Please take what resonates with you (and let me know if you see a mistake, I’m learning 🙂 )

New Moon in Capricorn
The theme of this moon cycle is changing structures and ideas about authority.

Mercury moon conjunction in Aquarius
Our dreams take form, we can describe what we have imagined, the abstract becomes personal

Pluto sun conjunction in Capricorn
Hidden reasons and motivations for structures are revealed

Uranus stations direct, near Mars
We see the reasons for structures and want to break free of them, to change based on new knowledge and we’re not afraid to fight for the cause.

Jupiter Square Uranus
Tension between expansion and change

Sun enters Aquarius

Networks and communication are highlighted

Moon – Mars – Uranus conjunction in Taurus

We may feel some anger or resentment about the changes we are going through. There may be continued violence and protest events as power dynamics shift away from a dying regime. There may be eruptive, grassroots, volcanic-like energy.

Saturn conjunct Sun in Aquarius

We begin to see how the new administration will take shape, what structures are forming, what kind of support is available and what kinds of action we can take.

Full (Wolf) Moon in Leo

We see ourselves clearly, key ideas and issues are in the social “spotlight”

Venus Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn
How we love ourselves, how we see our bodies and how we care for ourselves may experience a seemingly magical transformation

Jupiter Sun Conjunction in Aquarius
There is a great deal of communication about big new ideas. Someone famous may play a role.

Venus into Aquarius
Our ideas of beauty continue to undergo a transformation. Our values and ideas inform the development of new social networks

Venus Saturn Conjunction

We may find a new self-care routine or feel like working out is less of a chore.
Oru values and ideals are clarified.

Pluto conjunct moon in Capricorn

We have dreams and visions of “what might be” in a new society. We are also nostalgic for the heritage we must leave behind in order to create a more just future.

Around this date, six planets (Sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn) are all clustered together in Aquarius.

There are bound to be huge transformations in communication and social structures. We may experience a mass shift in how we view reality. Perhaps the UFOs will arrive. At this point, everything is on the table. What is clear is that we cannot cling to baggage, trauma, or old cultural ideas that are rooted in systemic racism. We must truly embrace equality, which will require a dramatic shift away from the hierarchical value system that is at the core of much of our current imbalance as a society. Expect a renaissance of ideas and action surrounding the creation of a new Aquarian Age through the middle of February.