The new moon represents an opportunity for us to set new intentions. This new moon arrives in Capricorn – this cardinal earth sign's energy is all about hard work, goals and ambition. Capricorns are extremely driven and can accomplish anything they set their minds to as long as they have a clear pathway to get there. Capricorn energy is very pragmatic and it urges us to set practical goals.
This is the best opportunity to start off 2022 with a structured plan. Be prepared to take on Capricorn's focus and determination when setting your intentions because this sea goat will not let you give up.
Our New Moon Ritual
Step 1: Prepare
Capricorn's like everything it be tidy and orderly so they can focus their headspace on getting down to work. Tidy up an area where you feel comfortable and light an earthy candle to connect to this earth sign's energy. We're burning The Coven Tall Votive Set for this – notes of cedar, patchouli and sandalwood will help to promote grounded energy when planning your goals. While Capricorn energy loves ambition, you need to be able to practically see yourself accomplishing your goals step by step.
Step 2: Brainstorm
Get out a pen and paper and write down all of the goals you want to accomplish this year. Capricorn approaches all things with a "work" mentality and this energy will help us to see the ways in which we can actually get where we want to go.
This is the moment to be as ambitious as possible. Aim big. Some of these goals may seem lofty, but we're going to take a practical approach to achieving them in the next step.
Step 3: Plan
Go through your list of intentions and see if any can be combined into one. Capricorns do work hard, but they also like to work smart. For example, if you want to work on waking up earlier and you also want to learn a new skill, these two goals can be achieved together by waking up earlier and dedicating that extra time on learning your new skill.
For bigger goals, work backwards. Imagine yourself reaching your goal and retrace the steps you took to get there. Write these all down like a list of "to dos". Next to each step, give yourself a timeline of when you'd like to be at each check point. By breaking each leg of the journey up, ambitious goals become more achievable. Now you have a checklist ready to go!
After you've finishing planning, give yourself a pep talk. The Capricorn energy will help to fuel your drive and remind you that you are capable of great things. As you start on your journey, remind yourself that your goals can be accomplished if you take your time and put in the work.
Happy New Moon, Candle Coven!