The New Moon on January 10 2016 is at 19º of Capricorn Decan 2
Aspect: Conjoined Pluto & Square Uranus. Fixed Star: Sheliak in Lyra. Dignity: Triplicity
Like I said in the January Forecast. This is a cracklin’ start to the year with Uranus square Pluto re-triggered by this New Moon. Basically whatever cyber/mind control has been going on, it will be turned up full blast. However, Mercury is also retrograde which will help open our minds up to think outside the box. This will work as an antidote the Pluto’s schemes. With Moon conjunct Pluto some very Dark Cupid relationships could reeve up though, so sharpen up your Uranian antennae to spot the fake seducer. Others might be tempted to just go in deep and hard, but the when the predator’s mask falls off, are still able to whiz out in a flash (Uranus.)
This New Moon falls in Capricorn decan 2, which is a tough placement such a sensitive body. Instead of home comforts, the new moon seeds are expected to grow in a fairly spartan environment. The land here is hard and dry, so it will take some toil to make it fertile. Much depends on carefully organising structures in order to yield the best results from this New Moon. This month will probably be one of hard knocks and deferred gratification then. It will be hard for anyone touched by this New Moon to be empathetic to anyone who might be lagging behind due to domestic problems. With the intense planetary aspects too, they will have to maintain a ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ approach.
Bad Romances & Gold Diggers
Because of the seduction aspect of this moon. There is an element of using ones sexual allure to seal a business deal. For those touched by this moon beware of someone would wants to pair with you and seems quite blown away by the fact you are rich, popular or influential. This is quite an insidious, gold-digging New Moon and one could get easily carried away by flattery. The ruthless side of capricorn decan 2 will do anything to climb the pyramid. Unfortunately because of this Moon’s conjunction to Pluto we may turn a blind eye to the nefarious motives behind a prospective suitor and go down into the rabbit hole all the same. The positive side to this Moon is that it is a great one if you are creating very powerful and imposing architecture. Three dimensional structures can make a big impression and sculpture is well starred. I’d get metal bashing or stone chiseling if the love affair turns ‘Bad Romance’ Gaga style
New Moon January ~ Aspects & Star
Moon conjunct Pluto is penetrating, provocative and plunges headlong into the dark sea of lunar emotions without fear. This Moon wants nothing less than to start dramatic and intense sexual relationships that profoundly transform their soul. The closer this New Moon brushes with death and trauma, the more alive it feels. At this New Moon we may get obsessively involved with a project or person, but then suddenly swoop off alone to process the commotion we have created.
Moon square Uranus means this New Moon needs constant change and is nervy and electric. It will generate bright sparks that are exciting. During this time we feel a sizzling vibration in the collective that is constantly on the verge of discovering something novel and unique. But this volatility can also drive us crazy. Far-out ideas are misunderstood or misrepresented.
New Moon on Sheliak in Lyra “In connection with the Moon…a tendency for occult and mysticism may be given.”  The Moon adds more shadow, introspection and intuition to Lyra. I think the claw stars highlight forgery and faking it, and could bring some unsavoury characters out of the woodwork. For your average person however, this imaginative New Moon will definitely need to purge out it’s dark side through some art form or vent it’s spleen playing a musical instrument. It might bring some public disgrace to a bully who has had this coming for a long time.
1.Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.75-76.