New moon in Capricorn January 2022—first lunar cycle of New Year wants you to start over

New moon in Capricorn January 2022—the first lunar cycle of the New Year says out with the old and here's what it means for your star sign

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The new moon in Capricorn, January 2022 promises one thing right out the gate—change, and lots of it! The New Year is generally a time where resolutions and new intentions flood our minds and we’re eager for a collective fresh start.

December ended with a bang with Jupiter in Pisces 2021—2022, the injection of good luck and getting things done that we all so dearly need.

The new moon in Capricorn is on January 2, 2022—meaning that's the day to write up a list of the manifestations you hope to call in or reflect deeper on patterns you’d like to change.

When is the new moon in Capricorn?

The new moon in Capricorn, taking place at 12 degrees, occurs at 10:33am PST, January 2, 2022. As we start a brand new year, and one of the many astrological events in 2022, Capricorn is exactly the planet needed.

Capricorn energy is industrious, driven, and goal-oriented. This is the perfect zodiac sign to have kick off our lunar cycle in 2022.

Which signs are most affected by the new moon in Capricorn?

Chances are you're the type of person who knows how to read their astrology birth chart, one of the core essential elements to understanding your weekly horoscope and your 2022 horoscope too.

So, if you have planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn between 8-15 degrees, you will feel this new moon the strongest.

New moon in Capricorn 2022—what does it mean?

New moons deliver new beginnings and act as a cosmic seed planting, where we put pen to paper and begin to form a plan for what’s to come. Perhaps it's time to pull some tarot cards, meditate, and manifest bliss.

Capricorn’s energy lends that extra encouragement and reminder to think big and think deeply about what we’d truly like to leave behind in 2021 and what we’re OK bringing forward with us in 2022. No dream is too big or too small, as long as you put in the work.

This specific lunation will be having a harmonizing conversation with Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is the planet of sudden events, innovation, rebellion, and change. Since Capricorn and Taurus are both earth signs, the combination of this energy will be more supportive rather than shocking or disruptive. This is the perfect 'think outside the box' energy. 

If you want different results, you’ll need to change something. You won’t achieve what you want with your current plan of action, it’s time to get creative.

Ah-hah and breakthrough moments can appear seemingly out of nowhere under this new moon. It’s also important to take a look at the ruler of the moon in Capricorn, which is Saturn.

Right now, Saturn in Aquarius is forming a tense aspect with Uranus in Taurus. These two planets are at odds and are stubbornly and fiercely charging after separate agendas. 

Saturn prefers to keep the status quo as is and Uranus begs to differ and is adamant that change be implemented. So, while the overall energy of this moon is potent for setting goals and bringing those dreams about in the tangible world, it may also feel like you’re literally fighting an uphill battle. 

Don’t lose sight of your long-term vision—it’s your perseverance, adaptability and ability to innovate that this lunation will reward you for, a continued effort working toward all of your wildest dreams. Let’s see how the new moon in Capricorn will affect your astrology birth chart.

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How will new moon in Capricorn 2022 affect my star sign?


The new moon in Capricorn asks you to think more practically about your career. Are you currently fulfilled in your day job? Do you feel like you have a true purpose in this life? The energy is ripe for finding deeper alignment with your gifts, what you bring into this world, and what you can be remembered for.


This is the perfect time to invest in yourself—your education is the perfect place to start. Are there any online courses or certifications that you’ve felt could take you to the next level in your life or career? Now, it’s critical to embrace a beginner’s mindset. We are eternal students of the Universe. Spend time studying a subject that fills you up inside—no matter how impractical it may be.


You prefer to keep the darker moments of your life to yourself, but embracing your vulnerability and intimacy with others is what you’ve been tasked with this new moon. If you’ve been burying feelings or avoiding deeper connection with others, it’s important to recognize that this pattern is no longer sustainable. Invite trust into your life, it’s okay to share.


Relationships are always important to you, but it’s might be time for a light upgrade. Have you been prioritizing your needs and care? How have your closest friendships and partnerships become unbalanced? This is the perfect time to assert your needs and readjust. You deserve to be nurtured the same way you care for others.


It’s time for a reset when it comes to your routines. This new moon asks you to invest in your physical health. Are you treating your body like a temple? Do you have a healthy exercise routine in place to reduce stress? Your work/life balance will also need some shifting. Little habits each day may big impacts over time.


What lights you up inside? Go back into your childhood and see if you can pinpoint a hobby, sport, or activity that truly made you feel full of life. This new moon ushers in new beginnings with your creativity, fertility, and child-like joy. This could be a wonderful time if you’re hoping to expand your family, otherwise this infectious energy can be channeled into passion projects.


There have been shifts within your family structure. Change is hard, but this new moon in Capricorn offers you a redo. If there have been any conversations left untouched, or if you’ve been eager to make peace with a family member, now is the time. The energy also extends to your home—upgrading your space or purging old belongings can bring a divine sense of renewal.


This new moon encourages your mind to expand. What outdated ways of thinking are you ready to release? Mental energy is heightened, and you may find fresh starts taking place with the types of conversations you’re having. Perhaps you’re getting more vulnerable and opening up more. Maybe your eyes are opening to others’ perspectives. Either way, it’s time to challenge your past opinions.


Who doesn’t love a fresh financial start especially after the holidays? This new moon opens up the opportunity for more income, resources, or work. This is a powerful time to align your intentions with action. Practicing gratitude and abundance work will only amplify the bounty that’s to come your way.


For once, it really is all about you. This new moon activates a very sensitive part of your chart—your essence and being! You call the shots. Change is here and it’s time to ask yourself what do you hope to leave behind in 2022? This is a fresh start for your identity, you get to shape your reality. Become who you’ve always dreamed of being.


The new moon in Capricorn opens up a fresh chapter in your spiritual world. If you’ve been working on releasing a lot of negative self-defeating patterns and behavior, now is the time to fill the space with positivity. What types of spiritual practices can you implement that will bring you closer to your dreams. This is an active time for you to track your dreams and try guided meditations. Messages are on their way to you.


Your compassionate nature makes you a stellar networker. In this new moon, you’re experiencing an extra level of gratitude for your friends and closest acquaintances. What groups and which people deserve to take up your time in 2022? Are there some people who should be left behind? Friendship dynamics are shifting, and only the best will be left standing in your life next year.

Stephanie N. Campos

Stephanie Campos-Powell is a Mexican-American astrologer, modern mystic, writer, editor, and serious cat lover. She's got four obnoxious planets in Leo and thanks the stars every day for her grounding Virgo moon. Reading celebrity birth charts just puts the wind in her sails, and so does Zumba. In her spare time, you can find her helping others step into their power with the help of magic, spellwork, astrology and various healing modalities. And creating passive-aggressive astrology memes about her loved ones.