The First New Moon of 2022 Wants Us to Prioritize What Matters

We are officially in 2022, a new year and a new opportunity for an energetic clean slate! Although we are still in the midst of the winter season, we can begin to prepare for the warmer and brighter days to come. As we move away from adventurous Sagittarius energy, our January new moon transits the long term minded Capricorn. This zodiac sign is represented by the Sea Goat, and is known for being iconic (Hello, Michelle Obama and Issa Rae!). Capricorn commits to their long term vision and focuses on the building blocks we are creating for our futures. How are we laying the foundations for a great year ahead?

January is the month of transitions, endings, doorways, and portals. It’s the time period of being open to new opportunities and awakenings. What we learned from 2021 can now be applied to our 2022 chapter. Where are you looking to grow and expand over the next 12 months? Where are you rewriting the new narratives in your life? Begin to think beyond yourself and your own goals. How are your visions going to benefit the future generations to come? These are all questions to contemplate with our first new moon of the year!

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Capricorn is deeply connected to our ideas around time and legacy. During the month of January, we will be asked to prioritize what is truly important to us. The Capricorn new moon will occur on January 2nd, it will amplify our manifestation power and intention setting skills. This is a cardinal earth sign, planting the seeds for our biggest dreams. Capricorn energy understands slow and steady wins the race, that patience is key to making something long lasting. The Goat climbs the mountainside with determination and hyperfocus. Capricorn is ruled by our planet of responsibility, Saturn. With this new moon energy, you can feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Do not feel overwhelmed by the tasks that need to be achieved. Remember that great power comes with great responsibility! 

This new moon, allow yourself to dream bigger and more expansively. When people hear your name, what will they think of? What foundations are you building to uplift the future generations to come? The more you manifest from this state of mind, the more driven you’ll be to see it through. Practice patience, do not rush the process. Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare! Being the fastest does not always mean you will win the race.

Here are some tips on how to use this Capricorn New Moon’s energy:

  • Create a vision board of your long term goals. Visualize what 1 year from now, 5 years from now, even 10 years from now will look like for you. It’s never too early to begin the process of creating what you want in the future! 
  • Work with the earth element! Whether it be tapping into your green thumb, flower essences, or herbal remedies, use the Earth for magical self healing. You will feel more grounded and level headed! Spend time outdoors when you can, remembering you are a powerful part of this beautiful planet’s makeup.
  • Brainstorm your big ideas! Once you have a clear idea of a big goal and what you want it to feel like, create a web map of how you can get this completed. Write down anything and everything, remember no task is too small or unimportant! Breaking your ideas down on paper will help you get clarity on what’s next on the to do list.


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Ellen Bowles is a creative, healer, and writer from Los Angeles, CA. Ellen is the co-author of ASTROLOGY SOS: An Astrological Survival Guide to Life, published by Hardie Grant UK and Chronicle Books. She has been featured in publications such as Well+Good, Bustle, PopSugar, and InStyle.

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