New Moon in Capricorn, conjunct Pluto (23 degrees Capricorn)

The first new moon of 2021 is intense, powerful and transformative. Speaking with Pluto, this new beginning, new chapter will uncover more of the buried content existent in the collective or personally. This week we can plunge and dive deep into our feelings, relationships, structures, foundation. The themes of 2020 that have been dealt with on an external level will emerge again for more purging and letting go. This is going to feel intense, especially if you have planets in late 10 degrees of Capricorn, Libra, Aries or Cancer. And when we look at the frustration and tension brought by Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius, the picture looks like a big pot under pressure. The repressed emotions, the lies we told ourselves, the situations we accepted for too long, the compromises we made...this week all of that repressed energy will provoke deep long lasting change.

With Mercury and Jupiter square to Uranus, communication may seem disruptive, radical or progressive. The crisis we are living is asking for new developments that antagonise the traditional and conventional. There may be shocking news in the media or unexpected new information being revealed in our personal lives. Communication may be used as a rebellious act, with the need to uncover and speak up about a truth that cuts through hypocrisy and ambivalence. Our thinking may go through massive change that makes room for a breakthrough.

While many things shifted in the last two months of 2020, with this lunation there is a determination, a stubbornness to eradicate from our lives, from our deep internal structures what needs to be let go of, of what can't be carried further into the future. Personally if your chart is affected by this new moon, you may need to be bluntly honest with yourself and cut from the roots any attachment, habit, attitude that you have been trying to work through last year. The skeleton in the cupboard, the secrets we tried to live with, the things we can't see about ourselves but they are so loud that we wear the self -sabotage on our sleeves, all this is called for processing, integration and transformation.

A transformative time, with a clear definite purpose of breaking away from the things that keep us hostage. Because things can get intense, we should be mindful of our behaviour and witness our emotions, as heavy and devastating as they may feel. The real work this week is to break a cycle. Every outward change stems from the ability to hold light and shadow without judgement. This week will be a test for most of us, and what a better way to change than fully embrace the truth of who we are, even if that truth is painful.

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