Dear Friends,

At every New Moon, we begin a new cycle of our personal and collective Dream, a chance to go inward to see what new seeds of intention we would like to plant and the renewal of our commitment to tending our own garden.

With this New Moon (Jan. 16/17) as well as five other planets in pragmatic Capricorn, this amplified, powerhouse energy holds many keys for us in how we harness the inner and outer resources to lead, innovate, teach and inspire our families, our businesses, and our communities to new heights now and for generations to come–our Legacy of Love. 

Capricorn embodies the archetypes of mastery and authority: the Wise Woman, the Parent (Father), the Elder, the President, the CEO, the Leader, and the Teacher, all focused on helping us realize our greatest human potential.

And while these representations of Capricorn create the need to be seen and to get things done, Capricorn has thrown on the suit of the Strategist to plan what is next for our global family.

And what all reports show, what all trends are pointing towards is that this New Moon is calling forth the Return of the Queen as much as it is the King.

In addition to the Masculine energy that instils the plans, structures and systems to move humanity forward, the King was meant to serve the Queen who holds the beauty of the dream. She knows that passion, intuition, wisdom, grace, compassion and tender love will render any single obstacle or person powerless over the land. A well-loved dream becomes the New Order when the Feminine walks with the Masculine side-by-side. 

There is no weakness in any man or woman who wants to give birth to this new paradigm of leading and loving through joy, through connection and intimacy, through creative freedom, through the exploration of the heart. In fact, it is the Call that has been made.

The old guard of shadow Capricorn Authority and Leadership are being dismantled. Capricorn’s fastest way to the mountaintop of deep fulfilment is to walk the path of Beauty.  In fact, Capricorn’s earthy agenda is to search for beauty deeper than the eye can see, illuminating radiant light in places where none shone before.

Yes, this Beauty Way, which honours truth and authenticity, may seem out of our reach for those who have experienced great suffering in the myriad of ways we hurt ourselves and one another, but on the path of Love, we are always lead to golden fields of light.

However, we must stretch beyond the consciousness of our suffering and our struggle to arrive there.

The Capricorn New Moon wants to show us how.

HOW WE END OUR AFFAIR WITH THE OLD WAY

We release the old relationship between us and any need to achieve our dreams in a way that leaves no room for support, rest, joy, and delight in the pleasures of being human. The Authority and the Taskmaster in us are relentless in their desire to follow the old rules of the Game of Life.  And if they can, they will do it alone.

We disconnect from our need for others’ approval, showing ourselves and our loved ones what it means to be in choice and live the way of our own hearts.

We say goodbye to the teacher, the boss, the lover, the leader and the system that bullies, ostracises, demeans and judges us or anyone else. If we stay engaged in this type of relationship, we then at least know we are responsible for making that choice–and we can choose differently at any time.

We release any control programs based on fear and the false idea we are responsible for other people’s journeys–including family and friends–when they are on the same great path of awakening to their True Self just like you and me.

We understand that there is no competition, no jealousy, no need to outshine one another.

We release any past stories of people, places or situations that we believe are blocking us from levelling up to the next levels of ease, healing and abundance.   

HOW WE WALK THE BEAUTY WAY

We re-define what it means to be the Director of our own lives, keeping in mind the Legacy of Love we are here to leave. 

We step into the power of ourselves as a Divine Being who knows that Love is stronger than any experience of suffering we have ever had.

We have come here for the grace of the Sacred Medicine for the Sacred Wounds. Ask and it will be given and when others ask us how we healed, we will tell them

We create powerful love connections based on true alignment rather than shadow loyalties, false obligations or outdated agreements.

We take the time to reflect, to dream, to play as much as we plan, we intend, and we strategize. We go for excellence AND allow imagination and joy in the process.

We infuse our lives with wonder through a practice of gratitude and appreciate the depths of our emotional nature even when the tears are quick to flow. The Mystic Rumi reminds us why:

“This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.”

We allow the movement in our lives to give birth to the beauty that is wanting to emerge.

We balance how we lead and how we love, how much we give and how much we receive in each area of our lives.

We stay the course.

After we pass through this New Moon, we still have Capricorn transiting through Saturn (our Inner Teacher) until 2020 and Pluto (our Transformer) until 2024, both of which will call us to a steady, accelerated pace.

Those of us who commit to planting and sowing the seeds of this new paradigm, along with an inner practice consistent with creating a life enriched with love, joy, wisdom and beauty, will delight in the gardens that we grow.

It’s a powerful time of change we are living in and throughout this year, more focus will be given on how we are being called to invite Beauty in all her wondrous emanations to stand alongside us in this major point in our evolution.

In the meantime, if it is time and you are willing, call (out loud) upon the higher versions of the Queen and the King to be activated in your life, knowing you are committing to the inner Sacred Union where beauty and intimacy marry freedom and mastery.

May we all remember how truly powerful we are. 

P.S. One of my multidimensional (very Capricornian) mentors is the Hindu Goddess Durga, known for her fierce love and power as well as her focus and discipline. If you have a beautiful intention for your life, she will quicken the unfolding of it (or lead you directly to the inner and outer blocks that can be overcome), especially if it serves the greater good and your sacred ambition.

If you feel called to deepen your inner practice and work with Durga energy and the power of her mantra, please contact me HERE (or press REPLY on the email I sent for this Lunar Love Note [which you received if you are on the Love Matters email list]) and I’d be happy to provide you with an explanation of how I work with her and how you can too.