New Moon Magic: January 2016


Here’s to an extremely exciting and magical 2016! We might be smack-dab in the middle of Mercury retrograde right now, but the energy of this first New Moon in Capricorn makes it feel like we can achieve anything if only we put in an intelligent, concerted effort. And it’s true! We can!

That’s what Capricorn is all about. It’s traditional and it can be a little stuffy, but there is always a method to the (tightly controlled) madness. Capricorns are anything but haphazard or unplanned. My father is an archetypal Capricorn, and from him I learned the joy of writing lists, how to set goals, and strategies for, well, everything. A good dose of Capricorn energy in your life can teach you how to rule the world!

To help you make the most of this New Moon in Capricorn, Mystic Medusa has the astrological overview, and I’ve got suggestions for how to use the energy to your advantage. Let’s go!



L.A. – Saturday 9th – 17.31
NEW YORK – Saturday 9th – 20.31
LONDON – Sunday 10th 01.31
DUBAI – Sunday 10th – 05.31
HONG KONG – Sunday 10th – 09.31
SYDNEY – Sunday 10th – 12.31

IN THE SKY… (Mystic Medusa)

Forget about Mercury Retrograde being a pain. Sure, it might still make for slow deliveries and random texts from people who belong to another era of your life. And it’s still not the optimal time for signing a contract. But Mercury is support player to this New Moon. The lead role? That would be Pluto, Change God and Explorer of Psychological Depths. That’s not exploration where you take some retreat or navel gaze your way to an infinity consciousness (though a few early nights would not kill you) — this is a rebuild. And the foundation is your newfound realisation of your genuine values.

The Retrograde makes this a new beginning off the back of something you have or you are revising in January. You reclaim your Awesome, even if it does mean sacrificing an aspect of yourself or some outworn habit. New Moons always have an element of this but Pluto makes it super-strength, Mercury Retro brings in the reform aspect and Capricorn means business. Key insights revolve around such themes as Money –- you don’t attract or manifest wealth -– you BUILD it –- And Power –- you don’t wait around for someone else to “give” it to you, it has to be seized. You may never get validation from certain people and the very machinations you have to go through to try and coax it out of them only take you further away from where you want to be.

More in the Horoscopes! Also, I have a brand new, more flexible membership structure now.

Happy New Year – overall theme? We’re all about the delusion busting and new empire build.


ON THE GROUND… (Gala Darling)

“Nearly all rich and powerful people are not notably talented, educated, charming or good-looking. They became rich and powerful by wanting to be rich and powerful.” — Paul Arden

The new year is stirring and now that the confetti has been cleared and the champagne glasses have been put away, there is an element of seriousness hanging in the air. Do not take it lightly. This is the time to strike. This is the time to start putting down serious foundations and structuring your empire with intelligence and a solid plan. This is the time to focus, to knuckle down, to brush off distractions and diversions and make some major strides.

Most people are still dilly-dallying their way into 2016. Not us, witch babies. January is loaded with magic and we would be foolish not to seize that opportunity and run with it! Here are a few ways to do it…

It’s impossible to capitalise on this energy if you’re not sure what you want to create, where you want to go, or who you want to do it with! It’s time to get crystal clear about your goals. Spend a day (or two) with a big pad of paper, and divide your page into seven sections: Family / Love / Spirituality / Friendships / Work / Finances / Fun. Under each heading, write down your goals over the next six months. Most of these categories are self-explanatory, but just so you know, Fun is the category for things like travel, taking classes, or personal creative projects that excite you.

Now, here’s the kicker: you will inevitably end up with more things written down than you can possibly accomplish. Once you can see it all in front of you, cut out the things that don’t truly light you up. Be ruthless! Scribble and re-write and ask yourself if you really want to devote your energy to this or that.

Once you feel like your piece of paper makes sense, get a fresh sheet and write it up again. Add due dates to every single item — this will help to keep you accountable. Decorate it with markers and doodles and stickers if you like. Then hang it above your desk so you see it every single day. You’ll know exactly what you need to work on next, and therefore unstoppable!

It takes six months for the results of a New Moon to come to fruition, so why not write down what you want to achieve in the form of a letter that thanks you for all you’ve done?

It might start like this.

Dear Kate, Woohoo! Happy July! I’m so excited for us that we were able to create so much magic in the first half of 2016. I’m delighted to be living in this beautiful new apartment, to be in love with an incredible girl, and to be kicking ass in my (newly-promoted!) role at work! 

You get the gist. Write it as if your goals have already happened. Feel the words as you write them. Take your time, close your eyes, visualise it and write about what your true emotions will be when you accomplish these things. Then sign off the letter with lots of love, put it in an envelope that says “OPEN JULY 2016”, and pin it above your desk. It’s just another way to put those manifesting wheels in motion. Mmmmm YES. So powerful and good!

One of the most essential pieces of building your empire is cultivating a power-coven of badass babes around you. No witch is an island, after all, and we are so much more powerful when we work together.

Firstly, you can only achieve so much with one brain and two hands. When you add a few other brains and perspectives into the mix, your vision can expand and grow exponentially. But it’s not just that. The more people you invite into your universe, the more your network will grow, and the bigger and richer your life becomes. And when you treat the people in your world with love and affection and respect, they will take care of you too.

Secondly, you need people around you who encourage you to be better, grow faster, and dream more wildly. You need friends who can pick you up when you stumble, and who will hold your vision in their hearts. These people are more precious than all the diamonds in the world. When you find them, hold them close, and give them all your love.

This New Moon is going to be truly magnificent. When I close my eyes, I can see every single one of us sowing seeds and planting the foundations of beautiful things, all across the world. Can you see it too?

“When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.” — Marianne Williamson

Love always,

P.S. Join me on Periscope at 12.30pm Eastern today for a chat about gratitude and a whole lot of sparkle!

Photos by Mustafa Çetin for All magazine.