January 14, 2018

Dear Friends,
The first New Moon of 2018 brings a powerful focus on what is really important and your intention to start the year with clarity. What do you want to build? What would you like to endure? It is time to get real, it is time to make it real. Look at what is and go from there. Let go of the past and what you thought it would be like at this point and move forward. Take a good look at the part you played in it all and get with the program. It is time for renewal. Saturn is in Capricorn, at home in its own sign for the first time since 1988/89/90. We need to be focused on the here and now. Lots of growth and changes have taken place since Saturn was in its own sign. The instructions are for us to restructure so we have the support inside and out to be present, viable and valued.

A NEW MOON WILL OCCUR ON JANUARY 16, 2018 AT 9:16PM EST AT  26 DEGREES CAPRICORN 54 MINUTES

THE SIGN CAPRICORN:    
The sign of social responsibility. This is where you build your foundations in the outside world. What mark will you make? What will you contribute? Capricorn describes the need to define your social territory, to find security within your social level. Its house describes where you are territory-conscious, where you need to feel secure. Here, you need respect, recognition, and approval from the outside world.  The responsibilities and limitations encountered in this area of your life involve finding a responsible place and establishing security. The challenge for this house in your chart is perseverance and hard work. Patience is necessary.

THE DECANATE: VIRGO
Taking care of endless details and routine jobs. This is the sign of humble service and patience. Your state of mind in this area of your life has a direct bearing on your health. Certainly, this area of your life is a work in progress. The never-ending maintenance of life, spotting flaws, and correcting mistakes. The goal is not to become lost in the detail, but to understand the need for it.  The experiences attracted in the Virgo house will make you aware of what needs your attention. Are you willing to do the work?

THE DWAD:     SCORPIO
This is one of the most powerful signs, because people with this sign have a strong will and determination to accomplish whatever they attempt to do. An analytical mind, strong intuition, reasoning power, perception, long range planning ability, magnetism, and energy are assurances of success. Where you have this sign in your chart is where you want to merge with others. This sign has the power to control and has a need to delve deeply.

RULERS:            SATURN/URANUS/MERCURY/PLUTO:
Pluto went into Capricorn on November 26th, 2008. It has now been there almost ten years, and has 6 more years to go. This sign is undergoing intense purification and change. It is a long process.
This New Moon is offering the opportunity to build a new structure after some years of challenges. Saturn is in Capricorn for the first time since 1988/1989/1990. Saturn in its own sign will join with Pluto the next couple of years and what needs to be built will be accomplished. Venus and Mercury are also in Capricorn. It is time to get on track in your life. You may need to bring forth a plan that you can sustain. This New Moon could give you exactly what you need for long term security. Saturn in the same sign as Pluto requires an intention and discipline on your part.

THE SABIAN SYMBOL: A MOUNTAIN PILGRIMAGE.
This is a symbol of a pyramiding reality on the side of inner or spiritual realization in a complete harmony of all the ideals and values ever developed by man. Here is an indomitable integrity of human comprehension, and an intensification of every vision to which intelligence might aspire. The individual is encouraged to hold unswervingly to the ultimate course he has chosen for himself. The keyword is PERSERVANCE. When positive, the degree is a total reconciliation of mind and heart in an unquestioned devotion to some worth-while task at hand, and when negative, satisfaction in superficial allegiances and a parade of false virtue.
 “Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.
Blessings, Brenda
All times are for EST time and when appropriate EDT.

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