To our ancestors, the Sun was a God to be worshipped. The Egyptians saw him as Ra, while the Greeks saw him as being drawn across the sky by Apollo in a chariot of gold. And, before the advent of science, our ancestors gazed up at solar eclipses with apocalyptic fear. They saw it as a portent of doom. The disappearance of the Sun was a scary thing — without its light, they would all die...
...and, here we are only few days into the New Year, and we have the New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn; the Moon is in between the Earth and the Sun. A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon that packs a tremendous wallop; it always occurs at New Moon when the Moon and Sun rise together. The Sun, Moon, and the Earth are in exact or nearly exact line up, and from its position, the Moon cuts off not only the light from the Sun to the Earth, but the Sun itself. Hence, the Sun appears black. In other words, the Moon, our emotional body, is blocking the light of the Sun.
The impact of an eclipse is typically much more potent than a regular New Moon, and may last up to six months. It is also true that at times the ramifications of an eclipse are not immediately felt...although usually they are...and often we can even feel the affects of it up to three months prior to it. The New Moon or Solar Eclipse is all about new beginnings, new starts, those areas of our lives which we hope to work on. They describe the crossroads of your life and show where change may be necessary. The Eclipse opens doors and invites you to take a look at those areas your life that need attention. Sometimes Solar Eclipse will bring focus to a prominent male figure in your life---father, husband, boss, or some other key man.
The New Moon signifies rebirth, beginnings, the start of a new cycle, and while it is true that something may very well be coming to a close, the greater focus is on the initiation of the new that it brings. This month's New Moon falls in Capricorn, the sign which is symbolized by the goat climbing up the mountain...with the mountain signifying the personification of success. The Moon in Capricorn helps us to reconnect with the Earth element in our lives. The challenge we face here is to awaken our inner self-reliance Capricorn wants to be successful in whatever it does, so this New Moon Eclipse will likely have the effect of firing up your ambitions making this the perfect time to really get going on whatever New Year’s resolutions you may have made for yourself.
The New Moon in Capricorn focuses on discipline, responsibility, structure, and authority. Hence, this will be one of the best New Moons for pursuing new goals and making serious commitment towards success and achievement. Capricorns are hard working , persevering and goal oriented. Capricorn defines itself by the work it does and takes great pride in their accomplishments and professionalism..