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New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Deep Dive into 2019

new moon solar eclipse in capricorn

Happy New Year! The new moon solar eclipse in Capricorn, happening at 15 degrees of the goat on January 5th at 8:28 pm ET, is our first new moon and the first eclipse of the year. After the intense energy of 2018, most of us were more than ready for an extended holiday break. I know I was. In fact, I spent the holiday break literally learning how to breathe better underwater while on a scuba diving expedition with my husband. Totally immersed in a soundless, ocean cocoon, watching technicolor clouds of sea life swim by—a sorely needed reboot.

Yet, this Little Cayman scuba diving adventure challenged me like crazy, too. Not having dove for a few years, I had trouble equalizing the pressure in my ears at first. So much so, I had to abort my first dive completely. Once I finally descended though, my mind blew open.

Diving the Bloody Bay Wall taught me the importance of patience in an acclimation process, as opposed to running from resistance. After all, breathing 80 feet underwater while swimming beside turtles, fish—and yes, even sharks—takes a bit of getting used to. But OMG—such a cool experience! Definitely worth the process of moving through resistance and learning how to get comfortable while being uncomfortable all over again.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: A Dynamic Strength

I’m back home now, albeit embodying a rocking sensation from being on the water for so many days in a row. And synchronistically, the beginning of 2019 calls in similar dynamic energy. On January 5th at 8:28 pm ET, we’ll welcome our first solar eclipse of the year in the sign of Capricorn, a harbinger of institutions, leadership, and tradition.

Positioned at 15 degrees and conjunct Saturn (who represents discipline), as well as Pluto (who unearths shadows), this new moon solar eclipse ushers in a serious—but not stifling—vibe. A helpful aspect to dreamy Neptune offers a bit of nuance to this Capricorn eclipse, encouraging you to put some hustle behind your daydreams. This is an excellent new moon to plant the seeds for your year-long business plan, especially with Jupiter in entrepreneurial Sagittarius for most of the year. Whether you are an entrepreneur, or not, this eclipse encourages you to concretely commit to your ambitions and dreams.

Eclipses: The Cosmic Wildcard

Eclipses are unpredictable in nature. They punctuate time with crescendo like lunar events that simultaneously commence and end longer cycles at play. Eclipses can be measured via two different types of cycles. Metonic cycles relate to a to 19-year cycle of the moon’s nodes (235 lunar months). Saros cycles sync up exactly every 18 years, 11 days and 8 hours.

This particular eclipse—a partial solar eclipse at 15 degrees of Capricorn—belongs to Saros Cycle 122. The last time we had a solar eclipse in Saros Cycle 122 was December 25, 2000, at 4 degrees of Capricorn.

Can you remember back to the end of 2000? Where were you? What were you up to?

In my own life, I had just moved to Lake Tahoe and started my job at Squaw Valley teaching ski lessons. While I might’ve never been more broke than when I taught ski lessons for a living in Lake Tahoe, my experience there felt like one of the richest times of my life. It was then that I learned how to live in sync with the phases of the moon. I met some of the closest lifelong friends I’ve made to date. And I really began my healing journey in all earnest.

As we commence another iteration of Saros Cycle 122, I am humbled to think of how much my life changed since I made the decision to live in the mountains way back when.

Eclipses are the wildcards in astrology. They initiate new beginnings and bring older stories full circle.

They are potent harbingers of change, often lacking the clear understanding of how they will impact you in advance. (I had no idea how moving to Lake Tahoe on a wing and a prayer just in time for winter solstice in 2000 would change my life forever!)

And similar to my story then, of digging my heels (or the edges of my skis) into the life I most wanted—a life that exploded with joy and excitement—we are all faced with that same opportunity now. To actively choose what we most want!

With the new year just kicking off, we come face-to-face with a year that will most definitely bring challenges. But thankfully, this year will also serve as a softer year of integration. Especially compared to the intensity of 2016-2018 and what 2020 potentially has to offer, too.

Given this, now’s the time to unequivocally make some decisions about who you are, what you want, and where you are ready to draw a line (or two) in the sand.

I mean, life just keeps marching on. Deliberately choosing where you want to go from here will support you immensely.

In 2019 we’ll have five eclipses in total:

  1. Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 5, 2019
  2. Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo on January 21, 2019
  3. Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 2, 2019
  4. Partial Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn July 16, 2019
  5. Annular Solar Eclipse in Capricorn December 26, 2019

So, shortly after this new moon eclipse, we have a total supermoon lunar eclipse in Leo. However, the good news is that Uranus, who currently travels at 27 degrees of Aries, will station direct on Sunday, too. When he does, there will be no major planets in retrograde motion. None.

2019 takes off—and the question is: How do you want to harness this potential?

Capricorn Season: Get Ready To Make Moves In 2019

While 2019 won’t be as intense as last year (phew!), you can still expect the kind of energy that will ask us to expand. It will stretch you beyond self-imposed limitations, toxic relationships, and anything not in alignment with your highest good. All in the name of putting your best self forward to do your part on this planet.

Solar eclipses, like the one we are having now, invite you to initiate new beginnings. With five planets in Capricorn (the sun, moon, Mercury, Pluto, and Saturn), this new moon offers some significant power. Couple it with the start of the new year and Uranus going direct, and the days that follow this new moon present an open road for you take off in the direction of your most aligned life.

Are you ready to live cosmically aligned in 2019? In the comments below, let me know what major change you intend to create in your life. What are you doing to align the trajectory of your life with your most desired outcome?

Remember solar eclipses initiate 18-19 year cycles. Actions taken, intentions set, and decisions made now, potentially have a long-term impact! Choose wisely and sincerely.

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  • Samantha

    I am learning to embrace the shadow so that I can shine my light. Mostly right now I am unifying my actions towards my goals and relinquishing that grasp on the fruits to come.
    <3 <3

  • Cindy

    This week I spent in a tiny little cottage on an island in Puget sound working on my website finally!! This new moon will also see the launch of the corporate-friendlier version of the event production side of my business. I feel like I’ve been percolating for a long time, but now finally launching myself out there. Setting strong intentions for lots of good creative work, abundant affirmation of the offerings and clients who are happy and generous. As I hope to be.

  • Crystal O'Gorman

    18 years ago, end of 2000, I was courageously stepping forward with my college application and working several jobs to buy a car. I set things in motion, and eight months later, all my intentions came true as I drove onto campus with the first car I ever purchased for myself. Right now, I am researching schools and scholarships to go back to school for my Master’s degree and a MAJOR life fulling career change! Talk about synchronicities!!

  • Rachel

    I’m committed to putting out a weekly blog to support growing myself as a writer and finding my voice and identity, as such. I’m also committed to finishing my book I’ve been working on for two years and finding a team to support me in getting it out to the world. Thank you for your wonderful blog. Happy New Year!

  • Stacey

    18 years ago, I had rekindled my relationship with my high school sweetheart in the fall. We made the decision in Dec:Jan to give it another try and I was to potentially move cities to be with him in the new year. Today I am married to that man. However we lack communication, we want the same things in life but have a hard time getting on the same page and completely misunderstand each other most of the time. I want this to change and I suppose this year is a good year to start fresh.

  • Fah

    In 2000, I picked my self up and moved away from people who I finally got fed up with. It took me 6 months to pack up and go and I have regretted nothing. I have accomplished much in the past 18 years. But now 18 years later, I am being confronted with the same thing only with different people. I know I am destined for something incredible otherwise people would not work so hard to run interference on me. I am excited and energized. I know 2019 is going to be an incredible year for me. I am letting nothing stop me. Thank you Jennifer for leading us into greatness.

  • Becca

    I’m am so excited for this year and have felt it brewing. My sun sign is Sag, so I’m especially looking forward to the way things play out, particularly because I am running fiercely into 2019 with a clear and passionate business plan! Thank you, Jenn, for always providing valuable info that helps me to validate what I have happening in my life ❤️

  • Jaz

    This year I intend to create more health and peace in my relationship with my finances by spending the time learning new healthy habits and unlearning the patterns of behaviour I have had with finances in the past. 2018 was a year of pulling up and sitting with deep truths, pains and also overwhelming joy and change. My soul feels lighter and wider and I am also constantly asking myself for more flow, more listening and more connecting with the energies and planets and spirit to find the guidance I need to make the changes I desire to make. I am going to set those intentions today and I can feel already how powerful the changes will be. And the long term 19 year aspect of it also thrills me! 2018 brought forward many lessons on time, flow and surrender and a daily practice of mine is consciously accepting that time is as time does and is constantly flowing. There is no need to rush and everything just happens as it does and sometimes that takes super long and that’s okay 🙂 also on time is how we create the time to make the changes and do the things our deepest and highest selves need. So, here is the setting my intentions and surrendering to the flow 🙂

    Thank you for your work and writing and for inviting us to share and affirm our intentions 🙂

    Love and more love

  • Marissa Lucky

    I have a couple themes that I am focusing on for 2019. Self validation and abundance, being and speaking with authenticity, and connecting more with seekers on the same vibration as I am.
    In 2018, I burned myself out trying to check boxes, trying to be perfect and seeking validation everywhere beyond myself. In turn, I lost track of my true calling, became unstable with finances and had horrible anxiety with a lack of drive/motivation. The heaviness kept piling up, where I could not take it anymore and randomly quit my job with no backup or enough money saved to support myself longer than a few months. It was hard to sort things from what felt like a black hole, but I now see these hardships as a blessing, because it really brought out the fire in me, I never thought I had (I am VERY Libra with water moon and rising signs) – It pushed me to tune back in to my core values as the drive to my actions.
    In applying for jobs, I told myself I would be the interviewer just as equally the interviewee. I asked the tough and taboo questions you wouldn’t normally ask in an interview and showed up honest to my core. I turned down job offers that did not feel right – part of me thought I was insane for doing this but I knew the worst thing for myself would be to fallback into the pattern, I had just release myself from. Searching for ~2 months, I locked in a job that resonates with my values which I start tomorrow! During the same time, I also started building out my business plan for a dream I have had in mind for years and am slowly executing on that. (Already co-hosted 1 event and it went AMAZING!).
    I pulled the chariot tarot card as my theme for 2019 which represents overcoming of an obstacle “due to the diligence of the seeker” (Casey Zabala, Wanderer’s Tarot). This card is ruled by the heart chakra which was my greatest lesson of 2018: self validation, self love, self abundance. All the resources are within me – all I need is to trust my inner genius. (: I am so ready for 2019!

  • Patricia Houston

    I’m expecting to meet my soul mate. I working with crystal for the first time to bring new energy into my life. I’m on a new spiritual journey.

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