If my Facebook feed is anything to go by, we are as fascinated by eclipses in the 21st century as the ancients were before us. As the main light sources of bygone eras, when the light of the Sun or Moon was eclipsed, it was seen as a powerful and often frightening omen.
This New Moon falls in a close conjunction with Venus, who is just about ready to exit Capricorn. Fresh from her Cazimi last week, she too is at the beginning of a new cycle. This offers an opportunity to start afresh on relationship or emotional matters. Unlike mountain goats, humans are social creatures who do rely on support from our lovers and friends. Your goals will be easier to obtain with help and influence of those you love.