January 09,2016: First New Moon in Capricorn

January 09-10, 2016 will be the first New Moon of the year and the New Moon in Capricorn will precede a magnificent alignment of Venus,  Saturn and the star Antares.

Venus-Saturn conjunction January 9, 2016

Saturn and Venus are in conjunction, near the star Antares, on January 9. Read more

With Capricorn being the last of the three earth signs of the zodiac its the one of the strongest in grounding, and the New Moon is  the moon magic for calling in what it is that we want to flower in our life or planting seeds for next 30. 60 and 90 days.

New Moon


Last night I took this image of the Waning Crescent Moon near Venus and Saturn.

As we are in the first full week of the New Year 2016 this could be one of the best time to make a wish or to say a prayer for whatever it is that you want. It does not matter if you are a water, air or fire sign because this energy works on everyone.

And finally, the star Antares with the alignment of Venus, Saturn. Antares is the star of cosmic desire.



The name Antares means “Rival of Ares,” or “Rival of Mars,” since Mars is the Roman name for Ares, the Greek god of war, and its red color gives it the appearance of the planet Mars. (These two are in fact conjunct every two years as Mars travels in its orbit along the ecliptic where Scorpio resides in the zodiac.) Red is the color of desire and this is the reddest star in the heavens; it symbolizes that red of desire underlying every manifestation of divine life.



About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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