new moon 1.21.23
[00:00:00] Well friends. Mercury is direct. Mars is direct. Saturn has a left Capricorn. Hallelujah. So all is right in the world. Kind of maybe not, maybe that's a stretch, but certainly things are looking up astrologically this week. And tomorrow as I'm recording this, there is a new moon in Capricorn. So if things don't feel all right in your world, we can talk about how you can use this new moon to set your intentions, to kind of.
[00:00:35] Get any kind of final victory over the Capricorn area of your chart. If Saturn has brought major struggles there over the past. Really three years since, uh, January of 2020, when Saturn made its first. Grand debut into Capricorn. And we all remember what the year 2020 was like in 2021. And the dregs of that energy throughout 2022. So that's what Saturn and Capricorn has to do with Saturn has now moved to Aquarius, but there's a new moon happening in.
[00:01:11] Capricorn this weekend. And that's what we're here to talk about today. So before we get any further, I want to extend you a warm welcome to the Yogi scopes podcast. I'm your host, Rosemary Holbrook, your friendly neighborhood, Vedic astrologer, meaning we use this idea Ariel's Zodiac around here. I'm also a yoga teacher training to become a yoga therapist.
[00:01:30] So. Making up creative yoga based on whatever any individual has going on is what I do, which is why it pairs well with giving you yoga, horoscopes, yoga practices for the current. Astrological weather. So stick around to the end, to hear yoga practices, to harness this energy. And of course, as always.
[00:01:49] Journal prompts because that's a good way to use astrology is to see how it's. Hitting on your life by journaling about it. So we'll talk about the new moon and how to work with that will be the main focus of today's episode. But of course, we'll always talk about the greater context of everything else going on. Astrologically. So welcome.
[00:02:09] I'm glad you're here. If you want to follow along with your birth chart, as I do mention often, I'm like this main event this week is happening in Capricorn. And I say, you want to know where Capricorn is in your birth chart. Well, if you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can go to Yogi scopes.com spelled just like this podcast. Y.
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[00:02:53] And so I made a resource. For people that are experiencing that. Uh, Feeling first looking at your chart. So it's called the birth chart decoder and you can't go to my website without seeing the pop-up. Asking if you want it. So grab that it's free and you can figure out where Capricorn is in your birth chart.
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[00:03:30] So here we go. So, like I mentioned at the beginning of the episode, Mercury did just go direct in Sagittarius. It started its retrograde in Capricorn at the end of December on December 29th to be exact. And then it only took it a couple of days before it was moving back into. Sagittarius. It has been retrograding in Sagittarius for pretty much the whole last three weeks. We've been having a mercury retrograde meditation challenge in the Yogi scopes community. If you were part of that.
[00:03:59] Um, I want to congratulate the winners if you didn't. So. Somebody I did a live in our community and I guess. My mic was muted and I had no idea. So when people went to watch the recording, They, um, couldn't hear me. So the winners of the challenge that won a free reading we're broke. Jess and Amanda, so y'all check your email. You got the, um,
[00:04:25] Email about a reading. And if you didn't, you know who you are, check. Your email and you'll find it. Um, but. Yeah. So I'm not going to edit this. Like sometimes I usually do. I edit out where I stumble over my words, but I'm stumbling over my words a lot and that's something. I personally have experienced, I always experienced during mercury retrograde. I'm like, ah, words are hard talking.
[00:04:47] Like, I just stumbled over them and I, you know, We're in the shadow period, even though it's technically direct, it's only been direct for two days. It just went direct on Wednesday, January 18th. So we are still experiencing a shadow period and. When mercury, when any planet first goes direct, it has to reach reverse over the ground that it retrigger the sky. I should say that it rusher graded through. So it's a good time to be integrating any lessons that came up.
[00:05:14] During that retrograde time. And so what lessons for you might've come up could have been related to, um, You know, wherever Sagittarius is in your chart. Anything related to communication, maybe you were reorganizing. Things, especially related to which house Sagittarius falls in for you. And that is what the birth chart decoder will help you figure out if you're like, I don't know which house is, which get the decoder, it explains it all. It's like one worksheet. It shouldn't take you very long.
[00:05:43] To fill out and then you'll just know when I say these things, you'll be like, oh, I know she's talking about. So that's what that's for. Um, but then we had also last week on January 17th. Um, That wasn't last week. That was this week. Sorry, here I go again, stumbling over my words this week on Tuesday. I'm also like this why this podcast episode is late because.
[00:06:07] My kids have been out of daycare more than they've been in it for the past couple of weeks. So. The days blend together. When that happens, I'm just like, ah, what is happening. So anyway, on Tuesday of this week, Saturn made its big move into Aquarius and it has been the talk of the town. If you are.
[00:06:22] Surrounded by any other people. Interested in astrology, Vedic astrology, specifically Saturn changing signs is a huge deal. And so. I did a whole hour long. Episode about that. I promised a signed by sign for Saturn in Aquarius. And if y'all still want that, let me know either in the comments on the YouTube video or shoot me an email, hit me up on social media, whatever.
[00:06:46] Let me know if you're still interested in that because I ended up not getting it out because. Kids daycare. But didn't happen. And so if you want. I will get it out. It is coming for the people in the membership, but, um, It's a big deal. You can go back and listen to the general episode. If you want to know more about that specifically, but.
[00:07:05] What's interesting about that. The fact that this new moon is happening in Capricorn, which is. Mercury, partially Russia graded through there. The sun is there now as always wherever a new moon happens, the sun will always be there because a new moon happens when the sun and the moon are on the same side of earth. From our perspective.
[00:07:28] So that's why the moon is dark because it's not reflecting any light from the sun. So new moons are always when the sun and meaner can join. That's just a rule. You can count on it being true. So. Anyway. We have this on there. Eliminating Capricorn where Saturn has been. You know, Saturn is said to shine a light into the darkness. So because Saturn is.
[00:07:53] The son of the sun. So like the sun is Saturn's father. Is it according to. Beta mythology. And so if Saturn has been kind of. Dragging out the dark places in your life, in wherever Capricorn is for you. For the past few years. This would this new moon, particularly if I could just put it in a nutshell, which we're going to talk more about it.
[00:08:18] In depth. You know, that's what we're here to talk about, but if I could just put the whole thing in a nutshell, it's like, How do you want to shine now that Saturn has moved on, especially related to the Capricorn area of your chart or related to Capricorn in general, which is things like structures, you know, like your habits, um,
[00:08:37] How are you, how are you grounded in your life? Like what, what brings you grounding? And so habits can be. Extremely grounding. Like if you experience. Symptoms of ungrounding, which are things like anxiety, um, could be like hypervigilance, some other stuff. If you do experience things like that, having that stability, bringing that stability in your life can help alleviate that just in a.
[00:09:02] Simple sense. So how are you going to step forward into this new cycle now that Saturn has moved and right here he has gone direct Mars has gone direct. Um, Mars has gone direct in Taurus. Which is another earth sign. So you might have more. Drive.
[00:09:20] Uh, stability and your drive and drive to. Create stability in your life during this time. So that in a nutshell is. What's going on with this new moon. So let's talk more in depth about. Other astrological archetypes being brought up by this new moon so that you can more fully understand how to work with the energy. And of course, where I drive the yoga practices that I'm going to recommend from.
[00:09:46] So I just gave you a brief rundown about what Capricorn represents and that's the first layer of depth with any. Astrological happening in Vedic astrology. We want to look at the sign where it's happening, but then the next layer of depth, we want to look at the next Shandra and this new moon is happening in the Knox Yatra of you, Tara Shada, which.
[00:10:05] Bridges over Sagittarius and Capricorn, but of course this new moon is happening on the Capricorn side. But this is just my personal observation. When it comes to Knox, yatras the ones that bridge to signs. Tend to encapsulate qualities of both of the signs. And so. I would say, this is just the, also, this is just my opinion. I have nothing outside of myself and my observations to back this up. But when you cross a Capricorn with a Sagittarius,
[00:10:40] You get an Aquarius. And I don't mean that in the sense of like, if a Capricorn and Aquarius marry each other, their child is going to be an Aquarius. That's not what I mean. That's not how that works. I do. Study geological astrology to some degree. Um, just personally with myself and my own kids, but also if any, I have done plenty of readings for parents and they're always happy to share their children's.
[00:11:02] Charts with me. So if you're interested in that, it's just kind of like a little. Funding. I like to do, if you get a reading. Um, I'm happy to also look at your child's chart. While we're doing the reading. If we have time, because it's fun and it's fun to see how those generational patterns play out. That it's not a, one-to-one like if you're a Sagittarius and you marry a Capricorn, you're going to have an a grade. But if you think about the qualities.
[00:11:26] Shared. Between Sagittarius and Capricorn. I kind of resembles Aquarius. And so that's interesting. Because. We just have Saturn moved from. Capricorn to Aquarius. And then on Sunday we have Venus moving from Capricorn to Aquarius. And so the new moon is happening around 4:00 PM. It's 3:53 PM. Eastern time.
[00:11:51] Um, On Saturday, the 21st. And then the very next day at 4:56 PM. So still it's like around 4:00 PM, like afternoon, like a day later. It is the time that Venus, so Venus will enter earlier in the day on Sunday, enter Aquarius, but then it will exactly can join. Saturn. Which I'm going to talk more about what that means in a second.
[00:12:16] But so just to give you more of an idea of what this. Natasha represents. That was a nice little fun tangent. Um, So, well, I'll tell you more about the qualities of this knock shelter and you can judge for yourself if you think I'm right. That it sounds like what happens when you cross a. Sagittarius in the Capricorn, this knocks Yatra. So.
[00:12:36] First of all the stars, I don't always share. About what stars in the sky. That like the astronomy. Um, which stars in the sky makeup and next Joshua, because they're always stars out of a constellation and in most cases, and this. This case. They are the four brightest stars that make up the breast of the Archer of south of the sign of Sagittarius. So.
[00:13:06] If you think about that. What that kind of archetype really means. It's like very full of heart. And so that's why I'm like Venus is also. Indicated here, right? Like, um, So we'll talk about that more in a moment when we get to the other practices. But because it's, Harshada bridges, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
[00:13:27] It. Is a knock Shondra. Dre that. Represents a or like folks that have placements in this snapshot shirt might exhibit these qualities. Of deep integrity and concern for humanity, which is very Sagittarian, right. Like Sagittarius is kind of the fire sign. Philosopher. Whereas Aquarius is kind of the air sign philosopher, both Sagittarius and Aquarius are concerned with.
[00:13:53] The greater good of humanity and Sagittarius is a little more philosophical. Aquarius might be a little more practical. Um, And so the ruling deities of this. Natasha are the 10 Vish for devas, which are the gods of Dharma. So. Setting a new moon intention for this new moon in Shadow would be a very good time to make that intention align with your Dharma. Like what is your life purpose? Which if you're not sure, that's kind of what we explore on my other podcast, the science of light. We have interviews with lots of people who are, in my opinion, at least from the outside, looking in really following their Dharma, like.
[00:14:35] We always start with the guest's story. And they share their story. Of how they got into yoga or how they got into whatever they do. And usually. I've been very luckily lucky to find people that are like, I just kept doing the right thing. Next right thing. Um, And then they birthed this beautiful thing into the world that the world needs that also is based on their story and what, what they were good at, what they could make their heart offering. So that's kind of what this new moon is a kind of, it's a time to think about what is your heart offering that the world needs.
[00:15:07] Um, so I do have a freebie actually on my website. Um, I don't tell people about it enough to Dharma worksheet. I it's always linked in the show notes. Like almost always, you can go get that. If you need help, decipher, bring your own Dharma. With the help of your birth chart and just some mindset activities.
[00:15:24] Is there. There that you can grab. Um, but retire shot. Also, if you think about it, like the breast of the Archer. Of the center. So if you know the sign of Sagittarius, it is a center that, you know, half man, half horse. And he's an Archer. So he's got like a bow and arrow. The man part and. So that's very like warrior ask. Right?
[00:15:51] Um, I always think of warrior two when it comes, if you wanted to like, do a pose to feel like Sagittarius. Where your two's the one. Um, and especially if you kind of do. Like pull your arm back in a way, like you're pulling back an arrow that back arm and have your gaze over the front fingertips, which is traditional alignment for that pose gaze over the front fingertips.
[00:16:11] Um, It's like, are you gazing out what you're aiming at? So anyway. It's hard shot. It is a very good in our chakra for like leadership leadership. Um, achievement, commitment to duty, Dharma commitment to your duty is like your Dharma. And, um, So the translation of retarder Shada is final victory, or sometimes it's like the ladder unconquerable one or the ladder victorious. One. Those are some other.
[00:16:42] Ways to translate that, um, But what is it that you're trying to have a final victory over? So then also the planetary ruler, because just, you know, FYI. I will be Tara shot. It is the sun. So. This is a new moon. The moon is always. Conjoined with the sun, like I mentioned earlier for new moons. And so.
[00:17:07] It's just that just a little bit reinforces what I was saying about, um, it's a time to kind of shine a light and start shining, set your intentions for how you're going to shine related to the Capricorn area. Of your chart. Um, And so.
[00:17:25] To bring this all back home. When I started before we talk about the yoga practices and journal prompts, I'm almost there. Um, I mentioned. That. Around this time. In. January of 2020. Saturn entered Capricorn. And now earlier this week, Saturn entered Aquarius. So normally Saturday spends about two and a half years in a sign.
[00:17:50] And so of the last three years, almost exactly three years, Saturn did take a couple of dips into Aquarius and then it retrograded back into Capricorn, which is not like that doesn't always happen, but it did this time. And so when, so now that Saturn's in Aquarius, It will be there until it moves to Pisces in 2025.
[00:18:09] Which you can hear the exact dates on that other podcast episode. I mentioned. Um, it was like two episodes ago. I think. And.
[00:18:18] It won't. It's not doing that same dippy thing. We'll like when it moves to Pisces, it will be there and it's not retrograding back into Aquarius anymore. So it, because it already. I did that while I was in Capricorn. And so, um, Anyway, it's just a little synchronistic synchronistic to me that, so on January 23rd,
[00:18:39] Of 2020. I was the day that. Saturn entered Capricorn. And then right around that time. There was also a new moon in Capricorn. So if you were following astrology at the time, Maybe you set some intentions related to the Capricorn area of your chart, or maybe you didn't. And even if you didn't, even if you're brand new is like your very first episode listening to this podcast, or like second, you know, even if you're very brand new to following astrology, I suspect you can look back at the past.
[00:19:13] Three years of your life and look at, so everybody experienced a major shift in 2020, obviously like the entire world things were different, right? But you might notice that for some people. They had to completely shut down their business for other people. They started a brand new business and it was wildly successful. So, um, those are just a couple of examples where you can see some people like the big change that affected everybody affected.
[00:19:44] Everybody differently on an individual level and that's going to have to do with. Where Capricorn is in your chart among other things, obviously we can get way more specific and that's what we kind of do. In a reading or in the membership. Um, But can you look back. I've been asking you to do this for the last couple episodes, but it's it, it bears repeating, like this is a big process. Like we spent most of the month of December kind of releasing 20.
[00:20:11] 22 and kind of setting a vision for 2023, because when it's for something like a whole year long, It's a big process. You want to think about it more? So can you think about the lessons? Of the past three years. And what area of your life? Was sort of most impacted over that whole time. And like I mentioned.
[00:20:33] You Tara Shada means final victory. If you were to set an intention. For this new moon. What final victory. Would you want to have, especially related to where Capricorn is in your chart. So this is something I've been talking about with the folks in the membership. Is that like. Um, If you.
[00:20:57] When, when you start working with the Aquarius area of your chart, now that Saturn is there. That's going to have, like Aquarius is going to have a lot of energy and focus around it for the next two years while Saturn is there. So now that your challenges might be slowly shifting towards that area of your life towards Aquarius things, that doesn't mean that whatever lessons were brought up by Saturn being in Capricorn are just.
[00:21:23] Over and done with, right. Like that's not how it works. So either you learned your lesson. Related to Saturn in Capricorn or he didn't. And there's always time to do more work. There's always time to set new intentions and to make sure. So this is what Saturn, like Saturn likes you too. Um,
[00:21:40] Be habitual, right? Like Saturn is not the once and done planet. The moon is a little bit more. Once and done because the moon is like, it changes signs every two and a half days. It changes Yatra is like almost every day. Usually like about every day. And so. Um, Yeah. So this new moon is all about stepping forward.
[00:22:00] Into the, really into the new cycle of Saturn in Aquarius. But since Saturn has just left Capricorn and this new moon is in Capricorn, it's a good time to really consider that Capricorn area of your chart. And so like, since that there's been other new moons in Capricorn since then, but, um, since that specific one, can you think of any major shifts.
[00:22:21] Or things you said in emotion, especially maybe around January 23rd, 2020. And how has that stuff come to fruition? Right. Or do you have progress you want to continue to make? Did you have your final victory there or do you want to continue to make progress so that we'll get into more? How to think through that with the journal prompts?
[00:22:42] But now let's talk about the yoga practices. So in, in an Austin, a sense. So if you stick around, you'll learn that. When I share you over practices for astrology. Uh, part of the whole reason I even started this podcast is I feel like when I would look up like, Yoga for the new moon. It would be like, do these poses and I would have no idea why.
[00:23:03] Those specific poses. Like I felt like I could rarely find like a good explanation of why. And I am one. Y asking person. I will ask why until the cows come home until I'm blue in the face. So I was like, why, why these poses for the stimulate? It doesn't make sense. And so, because here in the us, we have an Austin, a focus, a postural focus on yoga. So yoga is more than that.
[00:23:25] But I always like to share at least like one pose or like what to think about in your Austin, a practice. Um, so like I mentioned, Warrior two.
[00:23:36] And I'm going to suggest heart opening. And. W reverse warrior. So like if you were designed to design a class for this, or if you come to the Yogi scopes flow, Next Wednesday. Um, it's at 5:30 AM Eastern time so that it can be an hour. Because the folks that come regularly, like to be able to get to work and stuff and get gone about their day. So it's five 30 Eastern time, but you get a recording automatically sent to you afterwards. If you can't make it live.
[00:24:02] Um, We will do our reverse warrior because that's kind of tapping into those. It's like shining forth those brightest stars. Like if, if you're a warrior. Two was embodying Sagittarius. And now this snapshot tra. Spans over Sagittarius and Capricorn. Then when you lean back in your reverse warrior, that's the one where you flip your front Palm that can slides maybe down the leg or wraps around the lower back.
[00:24:32] But then when you do that, you're kind of side bending. And shining your heart. Forward in a way, it feels like it would be tapping into the stars that this snapshot. Tra represents. And then you might just do heart opening practices and other ways there's lots of. Lots of options. Um, and then.
[00:24:53] I would recommend chanting the Ganash mantra because, um, well it's just good for anything Saturn, honestly like, and now that Saturn is an Aquarius Ganesha mantra can be good. You remember about of obstacles. But one thing I have not mentioned thus far is that this knock Yatra. Is symbolized by an elephant tusk.
[00:25:13] So, and Ganash is the elephant. He's the deity with an elephant head on a man's body. So, um, if you want to talk, tap into that energy Ganash mantra can be good. Um, that's the one that goes own gum. Ghana Pata. Ye not Maha. My favorite mantra personally. Um, so that's a good one and it's a good one to tap into that power that.
[00:25:34] Inner sense of like going for your goals, right? Achievement. Um, Leadership, right? Like, like blast through those obstacles is kind of what you're saying. When you chant. That's the energy that you're aligning with when you chant. And Ash mantra, or maybe listen to it on Spotify or something and sing along with it. If you feel comfortable, um,
[00:25:55] And so just one. Final thought wrap-up thought I want to say before I talk about the journal prompts is. Um, when I was talking earlier about Sagittarius, if you mix a Sagittarius and a Capricorn, you get an Aquarius. Um,
[00:26:16] I just want to kind of refresh your memory that. Or like maybe state it a little more. More clearly say it in a different way. If it didn't land the first time. Um, This snapshot tra. Is a good one for setting intentions, having a new moon in this not trotro, I should say. It's a good time for setting intentions of how you are going to.
[00:26:39] Show up in a way with deep integrity and concern for humanity. So what ways are you going to lead? What achievements can you strive for? Um, that are in line with your Dharma. And just a reminder that Dharma is. Your life's purpose, but not in a sense of just like, this is what I want when, and only considering yourself, you know what I mean?
[00:27:03] Dharma is like, what am I good at? What have I been through? What unique perspectives do I have? What karmas do I have? And how can I. Use those things to do something that the world needs. That's your duty, right? And so check out the, the Dharma worksheet, but also, wow. I can't believe I didn't mention this until now, but that's our workshop. So we have a monthly workshop.
[00:27:25] In the membership. So you can drop in for it, but the drop-in costs the same as a month of membership. So you might as well just sign up for a month of membership and get all this other cool stuff too. Like a sign by sign. Yogi scope for. Everything that happens. Everything that I put a podcast episode about, um,
[00:27:42] So the workshop is called karma Dharma, and five-year planning with astrology. Cause we're going to talk about, so we're going to look at. Where Saturn. Has been for the past 20 years, really? And we're going to look five years into the future. So not just Saturn, but we're going to talk about, so we're going to talk about what karma is. We're going to talk about what Dharma is. We're going to talk about how those things can be seen.
[00:28:02] Planetarily and then, um, We're going to look at where the slower moving planets. Of Saturn. Jupiter. Uh, rah hoo and K2. Have been for the past 20 years. So you can do some digging, some forensic astrology, if you will, on your own life to see. If there's any themes for you that have come up related to that, if it tracks and it usually does.
[00:28:27] Um, And then you can look forward to the next five years and see what goals it's realistic for you to accomplish. So this is within mind that if you're like in the membership, we did a 20, 23 yearly planning in December, which you can now, um, get the replay for, if you go to Yogi scopes.com/ 2023.
[00:28:44] That's significantly cheaper. You can get the. Astrological planner for the year to get all the key dates and interpretations. And then you can get the replay to have an hour and a half long yoga practice. If you like and yoga nidra. And then, I mean, that's included and then, um, I'm more specific rundown of the year. You can go ahead and grab the replay for that. It's not necessary to have that for this weekend's workshop. And so that's what, like, if you wanted that and this weekend's workshop, you might as well just sign up for the membership because that replay's already loaded into.
[00:29:19] The membership. So we will be talking about all of that stuff and looking forward to. The big major shifts of not just this year, but the next five years. Um, And so with that in mind, This is a journal prompt to kind of get you started, whether you're coming to the workshop or not with this new moon, what did you set in motion in January of 2020?
[00:29:44] And. What were the major themes? So this is good. This is good to think about. Like we know. The whole world changed in March of 2020. But what were you doing in your life just before that? Right? Like what, what were you kind of setting into motion? We're like, you know, Did you set a big new year's resolution or something?
[00:30:04] For January. And you were kind of working on it until the shit hit the fan, I guess, you know, What did you set in motion? Think about before the pandemic, like what were you working on? And then, um, and then all the other stuff that happened in 2022. Um, so. Next question for the new moon. Related to that.
[00:30:24] Do you want to continue to make progress in that area? Or do you need to set a new intention? Like how are you going to have final victory over this area? Of your chart. So. Happy new moon, happy mercury direct happy center and Aquarius happy. All these things. I hope. You start to see wonderful progress in your life. If you haven't been.
[00:30:46] And I will be back next week with a February outlook. So thanks for being here. And I hope to see you all in the membership or in the workshop this weekend. Uh, please remember to always keep your feet on the ground. You're heading the stars and stay in the light until next time friends take care.