New Moon in the sign of Capricorn
This New Moon ushers in the sign of Capricorn ruled by Saturn. Saturn was the Roman god of agriculture. The name Saturn is believed to derive from the Latin ‘satus’ (sowing) and Saturn was thought of as a seed-god. As we know seeds must be sown at their proper times and harvest can only occur at the time of their fruition. “We Reap what we Sow”. Therefore Saturn is esoterically linked to Karma. In a way, Saturn provides the law enforcement in the cosmos, giving us exactly what we deserve. True, Saturn is responsible for many of the tests/obstacles that plague our lives. But on the other hand, Saturn when connected to spiritual knowledge, disconnects from negative energy and through effort is therefore capable of delivering great wisdom.
Capricorn is an earth sign, and those born in this month have a strong need for material and financial security. Capricorn natives, like the goat are prepared to put up with harsh conditions in order to achieve their goals. They are usually disciplined, reliable, responsible, caring, thrifty, and prompt, with a tenacious ambition and a desire for status. However, Capricorns often only believe in what their five senses convey to them (which is often an illusion) and have trouble seeing beyond the apparent…The bigger picture.
This month is devoted to healing our guilt, our anger, our regret. In Kabbalah, it is taught that the most destructive process that leads to bad Karma, begins with the ‘evil eye’ of temptation because “What the eyes sees the heart desires”. It is suggested that this is why we have two eyes in order to constantly discern what to accept in life, and what to reject. As hard as it is, we must direct our (‘evil’) eye towards ourselves to subdue our ego, while directing our (‘good’) eye towards perfecting outer reality in any way we can, to heal our world.
Healing Keyword: TO REFINE and Correct your quality of Faith- Trust and Surrender through:
- Transmuting negative feelings of anger, hurt and regret by understanding that anger grows from a lack of spiritual faith.
- Trusting and believing that the deepest pain often precedes the greatest awakenings.
- Open up to others, allowing yourself to show emotion.
- Resisting the temptation to manipulate for our own desires.
- Nurturing yourself and ASKING for HEALING.
- Being grateful for what blessings you have received.
Eliphas Levi says in his book, Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual that:
“A reversed pentagram, with two points projecting upwards, is a symbol of evil and attracts sinister forces because it overturns the proper order of things and demonstrates the triumph of matter over spirit. It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns”.
Astrological Attribution: Capricorn
Dates & Timing: December 22 to January 19
Hebrew Letter: Ayin – Eye 70
Color: Blue-Violet, Indigo
Intelligence: Renewing Intelligence
Esoteric Function: Laughter & Mirth
Kabbalistic Path: Path 26: 6 Tipareth to 8 Hod
Translation of Path: The Beauty of Splendor
Keywords: Temptations, Self – Bondage, Materialism, Entrapment, Seduction, Lust, Ignorance, Greed, Fear, Arrogance, Confusion, Obsession, Doubt, Slavery, Limitations, Liberation and Healing.
The Devil was once the highest Angel. He deceptively tempts the seeker with all the power the material world has to offer. The Devil is the card of self-bondage to an idea or belief which actually prevents a person from growing or being healthy. Battling the Devil gives us strength. Submitting to him completely is an ego-death. Through battle with our own inner demons we transform. We get Satan behind us and see things from a greater perspective, which deepens our wisdom and joy.