“Understand however that every man is worth just so much
as the things are worth about which he busies himself.”
―Marcus Aurelius

The New Moon shines its dim light in the last decan of Capricorn only a few days before the Sun enters the vision cleansing waters of Aquarius. The Sun and Moon at 26º Capricorn will be joined by Venus at 28º Capricorn emphasizing long-term desires, and the work required to find lasting pleasures on this Earth. Since the 19th of December, we have gotten acquainted with Saturn in its home sign of Capricorn. What is worth our time, and what is not is becoming increasingly clear; the process of replacing short-term frivolity with activities that will bring lasting legacies is well underway.

Time is of the essence, and time is money has never rung so true.

The Earth sign of Capricorn brings an emphasis on the concrete actions and the work required to upgrades one’s lot, whether this has to do with material reality or bigger goals we have set for the year ahead. The New Moon in Capricorn on Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning is the obvious sign post at the beginning of our climb. Our desires could feel quite ambitious against the stark reality of our circumstances and what lays ahead. However, there is a lot of power and momentum behind us and the timing is right.

Since mid-December, we have surveyed the paths, rivers, structures , and obstacles that surrounds us and took note of what is helping or deterring us from advancing in our climb. We now have a pretty good understanding of the territory, and we can see where we are in relation to where we want to be. We are in a foundational phase of our ascent; some ties will need to be cut, some structures will need to be solidified and some new anchors will need to be installed.

The New Moon in Capricorn is a grain of sand in Saturn’s hour-glass; we can see with lucidity what must stay, what must go, what is working, and what is broken. Capricorn’s rational is such that no time is wasted on things that can’t bring quality and lasting results to one’s life. We can sense the important momentum hidden in the decisions we make, the actions we take, and the influence our choices will have on the future. If all of this feels a bit too heavy, keep faith and embrace your current challenges without letting pessimism take over.

Realism and pragmatism is part of this cycle; do not shun the hard work you have chosen for yourself and develop your tolerance. Lastly, know your worth and don’t settle for too little. The mountain is big but your Soul is eternal.

“A cucumber is bitter. Throw it away. There are briars in the road. Turn aside from them.
This is enough. Do not add, ‘And why were such things made in the world?’”
Marcus Aurelius


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