Capricorn New Moon Cycle (January 8 – February 5, 2008)

Each New Moon is a time of new beginnings when we get to make a fresh start in the matters that rule the sign the New Moon is in.

The Sun and Moon are conjoined in Capricorn at the beginning of this New Moon cycle. Between January 8 and January 22 the Moon is increasing in light. This is an important time to take a new direction in matters concerning career and overall life goals. The message of the Capricorn New Moon is that we can achieve our goals if we’re willing to invest our time and energy in the effort. At the top of the mountain, a scenic vista awaits us.

New Moon: January 8 at 6:37 AM. This is the time to write down what you intend to accomplish over this lunar cycle. With Mars (action/energy) retrograde* until January 30, things may not move forward as fast as desired.
USA: The public appears to have a somber outlook about the economy. There will probably be redemptions out of mutual funds and borrowing from retirement funds to pay debts. Inflation continues to rise. Financial companies take more write downs. The stockmarket is highly volatile. Hot Spots: Sudden storms may cause power outages along the West coast, Idaho, and Nevada. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, W. Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York.
World Hot Spots: Haiti, Central America, Switzerland, Iran, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Beijing, New Zealand.

First Quarter Moon: January 15 at 2:46 PM. The Moon in Aries is busy taking action to make things happen!
USA: The public is active and appears to be somewhat angry. The general malaise in the housing market will worsen. There may be more toxic imported goods. Public money funds and pensions may increase their loss disclosures. Overall weather is likely to be stormy with higher humidity and precipitation. Hot Spots: Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, W. Virginia, Ohio, Michigan. Colder in New England.
World Hot Spots: Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Switzerland. Unrest: Turkey, Russia, Libya, Egypt, Gaza Strip, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong & Beijing. Bangladesh (flooding or natural disaster).

Full Moon: January 22 at 8:35 AM. The Moon has just entered Leo with the Sun in Aquarius. This is “half-time”. It’s a terrific time to promote yourself as you’ll get “full” attention. From the Full Moon to the next New Moon (February 6), the Moon is decreasing in light. The next two weeks is a time to finish up projects as well as eliminate what no longer works for you. Mercury (communications) retrograde (January 28 – February 18) provides an extra boost in eliminating undesirable behavioral patterns. USA: Shocks and surprises are likely now. Social issues are prominent. There may be a security breach at a prison, VA hospital, or government research lab. This could cause an outbreak from chemical contamination. Hot Spots: Pacific Northwest, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin. Northwest Florida, Georgia, Carolinas, Virginia, W. Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York.
World Hot Spots: UK, Spain, Greece, Russia, LIBYA, West Africa, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique. India, CHINA.

Last Quarter Moon: January 30, 2008 at 12:03 AM. The Scorpio Moon challenges the Sun. Thoughts and emotions run deep. It’s time to put the finishing touches on what was begun at the New Moon. Around February 3, we’ve begun to think about what we’d like to accomplish in the new lunar cycle that begins on February 6.
USA: The reality has literally hit home that consumers can no longer rollover their debt – it’s theirs to keep. Expect more revelations that pension assets are not as strong as previously reported. Rumors and false information influence the stockmarket. Hot Spots: New York and New England states. California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho.
World Hot Spots: BRAZIL, Chile, England, Spain, Russia, Syria, Jordan, SAUDI ARABIA, IRAQ, IRAN, PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, Indonesia, China, Koreas, JAPAN.

* Planets do not really move backwards, but appear to from Earth's vantage point.

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