The New Moon at 26 degrees Sagittarius will be exact on December 18th at 1:30 AM ET
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Aries and Aries Rising
This New Moon falls in your ninth house of belief systems, holistic thought and higher learning, Aries. It is useful to meditate on the power of your belief system during this time, and to realize that it ultimately affects all of your relationships and your approach to handling all important life decisions. In the ninth house, we search for meaning to inform and give context to our experiences. We make connections between concepts and understand our environment in a new way through the quality of our knowledge and the level of consciousness with which we perceive the world. If we are well equipped, we gain much wisdom from our experiences, as they are our greatest teachers. However, if we operate on dogma or limited views of what is probable or possible, we may misinterpret things or impose our belief system where it is not warranted or not valuable. Set your intentions for the ways in which you will shed dogma or isolative ways of thinking to make yourself more open to relating to all forms of the human experience, without perceiving right and wrong in stark contrast, but understanding that all exists within a spectrum and for a purpose.
Your ruler, Mars, is happily stationed in Scorpio and is operating full of energy and pointed focus at this time. As this planet transits your eighth house, it is likely you will have more motivation to pay off debts, or may find yourself craving greater intimacy and sexual experiences with others. How are these connected? They basically relate to energetic exchanges with the outside world, in two of their most condensed forms: money and sex. Stay balanced in your approach to the way you internalize these concepts to avoid behaving in ways that are destructive.
Taurus and Taurus Rising
This New Moon falls in your eighth house of endings, sexuality and shared resources, Taurus. This is the natural house of Scorpio in the horoscope, which is the opposing polarity of your sign energy. You are well versed in the ways of money, possessions and personal resources, and this period is questioning the ways in which you relate these very important aspects of your life to your idea of personal power. Are you using your sexuality in a healthy way, or do you work with it as a pawn to reflect your sense of self-worth or to gain power over others? Do you feel as though having money is necessary for being generous with others or do you understand that the freedom to exchange and give creates a space for you to also receive more? Certain ways in which you relate to your personal sense of power are being questioned during this time and are asking you to release what is no longer in vibrational alignment with your ideal self. Resisting this process and seeking comforts to buffer the pain of what is arising is second nature to you, but will not be of great value at this time. Be mindful and act through your intention of what you are ready to transform in your life in order to bring you into a more solid sense of personal power. Your will is your greatest ally in this battle so mobilize yourself to move away from any destructive behaviours and seek the light.
Your ruler, Venus, is coming into an exact square with Chiron in your eleventh house on December 21st. You may see some of your relationships or friendships changing, either as a result of you honouring your wounds or acting in resistance against them. Make sure to communicate how you are feeling to others during this time, even if it is not rational or heavy. Something is working itself out in the subconscious and isn’t readily accessible to your rational thought process. Work with the feeling until you gain some levity over the emotions that are surfacing.
Gemini and Gemini Rising
This New Moon falls in your seventh house of marriage and partnership, Gemini. Likely you have been more aware of your desire to relate harmoniously to others during this time and have been happy to be social. Positively, you have nourished important relationships and have likely come to a better understanding of what you need from others in order to maintain a sense of personal freedom and authenticity. However, your ruler, Mercury, is currently retrograde, which means that it may be a little while still until you process everything you have learnt and are able to draw upon it as wisdom from your personal experience.
If you are seeking a romantic connection, set your intentions for what kind of relationship you’d like to create with your ideal partner. If you are currently with someone, communicate with clarity to the universe the ways in which you’d like your relationship to grow into greater equality, harmony and unity. Now is the time you are able to source your passion for working together to bring something into the world, and realize the value of creating strong and dependable relationships in your life. Hold on to that in order for others to see you as a more stable presence in their lives. You have a tendency to appear and disappear in personal relationships, but it’s important to recognize that not everyone moves on to other things as quickly as you do. Work within longer cycles and you will find more stability in your life.
Cancer and Cancer Rising
This New Moon falls in your sixth house of work, health and daily ritual, Cancer. Now is the time for you to be organized and to set your intentions for ways in which you want to bring in more efficiency into your workplace. Things that need tweaking in order for work to move along with greater ease will likely show themselves at this time, and you will be more naturally attuned to problem-solving in order to create a more ideal working environment. However, this time is not all about work, as your physical body is also tuning in to reveal how well you are taking care of yourself and managing your mind-body connection. If you do find yourself swamped with things to do, it will be that much more important to work within stress management and regular healing in order to keep your body strong and capable. Overwork is more likely to bring you into dis-ease, which is a signal for you to either slow down or do something differently. Make sure you are eating well and stretching your body at this time, as many unprocessed emotions can become lodged in the body’s joints and muscles, especially the back, thighs and calves.
With Chiron in your tenth house of career in aspect to several planets during this Moon, you may experience some surfacing pain around your life’s purpose or career direction. You may feel you are doing so much work and having to focus so much on the details of the job that you’re losing the bigger picture i.e. why you started in the first place. Especially if you are self-employed or on an entrepreneurial path, it may feel as though there is a lot to get done without seeing immediate opportunities resulting from your efforts or more broadly the sense that growing into a new level past your current status is not coming fast enough. Be patient; the universe knows far better than you do when is the appropriate time for you to fully flourish.
Leo and Leo Rising
This New Moon falls in your fifth house of creativity, self-expression and romance, Leo. This is your natural house in the horoscope and likely you have been exploring these themes quite a bit in the last month. Have you felt the boundaries of your creativity expanding to new territories that have impacted the way you express yourself? Set intentions for what kind of creative work you would like to do and how you would like to harness your creative energy in the future. As this house also relates to romance, you may have found yourself experiencing attraction to new people or feeling a greater need to act physically on the emotional connections you have in your life. It is important for you to explore the idea of containment as well as the transmutation of your sexual energy. Understanding that your sexual force is also the creative force from which you draw upon to accomplish any feat of self-expression is important in learning how to harness your innate drive and force. Look to how you manage this in your life to see if an imbalance exists in order to work towards achieving mastery over your creative expression.
With Chiron in the eighth house in hard aspect to several planets during this Moon, you will likely be experiencing greater sensitivity to the power dynamics at play in any sexual exchange that you engage in. Allow this to inform what is required for you to trust another fully and to be able to exist in full emotional vulnerability with a partner.
Virgo and Virgo Rising
This New Moon falls in your fourth house of home life and emotional security, Virgo. This is the natural house of Cancer in the horoscope, a sign that is ruled by the Moon. This period, therefore, carries very lunar themes for you, and is centred around tuning into your deepest emotional needs in order to understand what creates a sense of stability and nurturance in your life. This time is also particularly internally oriented for you as your ruler, Mercury, is in retrograde, creating the need to go within in order to achieve a greater sense of clarity in communication with others and also to be able to connect more fully with yourself. Set your intentions for how you would like to honour your emotional needs more fully. This can be as simple as cleaning your home and creating a space more suitable for you to recharge in at the end of each day, or can involve taking time away from work and social obligations in order to practice greater self-care and spend more time with family and loved ones that make you feel safe and loved.
With Chiron in your seventh house and in hard aspect to several planets during this Moon, some wounding around your close relationships may surface. Since this period is all about seeking greater emotional stability, it is important for you to voice your feelings to others so that you can together create a way of relating that is more harmonious and equally fulfilling.
Libra and Libra Rising
This New Moon falls in your third house of communication and learning, Libra. Set your intentions for how you would like to apply new knowledge to your daily process in order to create more connections in your life and to communicate with others more clearly. As this house is naturally ruled by Mercury, which is currently retrograde, you may need more time to process what you have learned in order to turn it into functional wisdom.
Your ruler, Venus, is moving into a square aspect with Chiron in your sixth house of health, work and daily ritual, and signals some wounding coming to the surface. Likely, your relationships will be involved in a process of restructuring in order to provide healing and create a more harmonious and balanced playing field. You inherently understand the value of compromise and of working together as a team, but others are not as naturally tuned to this way of relating. If you find your needs are not being valued in a relationship, bring this to the surface in order for these feelings to heal and find resolve. Since your sixth house is also involved there may be some question of your health that brings concern or needs your attention. Any desire to indulge in sweet foods especially should be avoided and a well-curated order of daily rituals applied in order to ensure optimum well-being in body, mind and spirit. It is important to not be afraid of the messages your body is sending you, however. Ill health is simply a calling to pay closer attention to what lifestyle practices and ways of thinking and behaving are not serving your true spiritual soul nature. Listen and adjust and you will find the body more than responsive to your efforts.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising
This New Moon falls in your second house of finances, resources and self-worth, Scorpio. Set your intentions for what kind of financial future you would like to attract and get very clear about what your values are and what you are willing to work for. Communicating your value and worth very clearly to the universe will assist you greatly at this time in setting up the financial territory you want to step into over the next year. Understand that attracting what you desire means also maintaining an inner harmony that clearly states the boundaries of what you are willing and unwilling to do for money, based in their reflection of your personal values and sense of self-worth. Aim high and recognize that you have the drive to achieve so much of what you desire. If any negative feelings come up around your creative abilities and their relationship to the financial future you want to manifest, recognize that the only limits you have on your self-expression are the ones you create for yourself. You have immense tenacity and have all the resources you need within you to move forward in the best way possible. Take risks that honour your self-worth even though they may scare you, just to play the game and see what happens. You will likely be pleasantly surprised.
Your ruler, Mars, is in your first house and sign and gives you the extra push of energy to get a lot of self-motivated work done during this time. Use this to mobilize your will and expand beyond the sense of self you currently embody. Exploring the boundaries of your energy will assist your process of self-realization and coming into the power within you.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising
This New Moon falls in your first house of the self and self-directed action, Sagittarius. You have likely taken a lot of time for yourself over the last month, exploring your needs and interests and learning a lot about who you want to become in the process. Set your intentions around the actions you want to take in becoming your ideal self. In order for you to achieve your ultimate goal of self-realization, it is important for you to refine the aim of your arrow. Get clear about what you need and want in order to move forward and apply more structure to your process. In order for the universe to support your efforts, it needs to understand the path you are trying to carve out for yourself.
As Chiron in your fourth house makes square aspects to several planets during this Moon, you may find yourself experiencing a sense of inner instability related to your ability to feel emotionally secure. Perhaps there is some way about how you express your need from freedom in the world that gets in the way of people being attuned to your deeper need for nurturance and connection. If there are struggles within your family or amongst those with whom you share your home, they will present themselves to be resolved at this time. Instead of ignoring them, work with openly communicating your experience of the situation to those involved. Just be mindful that with Mercury retrograde, patience is paramount as it is likely that you will have to explain yourself more than once in order to be understood. You should also be aware of giving others the same license as well.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising
This New Moon falls in your twelfth house of spirituality, isolation and service, Capricorn. You have likely been experiencing a lot in the last month, and this is related to several planets transiting this house of the deepest realms of your unconscious mind. Pay attention to any dreams you are having and practice grounding exercises during this time. You are being shown aspects of reality that are not readily visible on the surface, and if you feel like there is a lot more information coming in to be processed and understood, it’s because there is! You may feel the need to withdraw and isolate yourself in order to come to terms with these experiences and that’s okay. Recognize that developing a spiritual practice will benefit you in releasing aspects of yourself that are no longer serving you, as well as assisting you in your journey of becoming a server of others. With Chiron in your third house of rational thought squaring several planets during this Moon, you may find it difficult to put a clear definition onto what you are going through (this is amplified by the fact that Mercury, the natural ruler of the third house is currently retrograde). Let yourself exist within the unknown for a little bit instead of troubling yourself to figure it out. The confusion will pass.
As your ruler, Saturn, has just crossed into your sign and first house, there is added pressure on you to organize yourself and apply your efforts in a structured way in the outside world. Work on developing your faith and your ability to see opportunities for external growth so that the heaviness of this mission doesn’t bog you down.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising
This New Moon falls in your eleventh house of community, vision and long-term goals, Aquarius. This is your natural house in the horoscope and is an energy that you are familiar with and have been cultivating strongly over the last month. Set your intentions for how you would like to harness the gift of prophetic vision you’ve been given in order to move forward in your long-term goals, and through their realization enlighten and assist others who are on the path to freedom and higher consciousness. Feel that your knowledge is part of your mission and know that your way of looking at the world can be used to assist the collective and move it towards a more utopian and liberated future.
As Chiron in your second house makes aspect to several planets during this Moon, it is important to not let financial uncertainty or lack of resources weigh too heavily on your conscience or disable you from moving forward in doing what you know you came here to do. Redress your relationship to self-worth if it is lacking and nurture your knowing that abundance is the natural state of humanity on earth, although we have failed to honour the equal distribution of that natural abundance to all beings on the planet. Recognize that mobilizing your skills and working alongside your values and vision will be seen as valuable to the outside world! Be rational and structured in your approach to creating your financial future, but don’t let fear of what may happen limit you from full self-expression. The universe will uphold your will if you communicate it clearly and work towards it every day.
Pisces and Pisces Rising
This New Moon falls in your tenth house of career and life purpose, Pisces. Set your intentions for what you would like to achieve in the realm of career and what you want to be recognized for by the public. This is a time to draw opportunity into your life and to put yourself out there. Because of your naturally soft energy and diffuse nature, it is sometimes difficult for you to own your true power and authority in life, and move forward with strength and full recognition of your skills. Search for your inner Capricorn at this time and move into your more competitive side to playfully test how far you can go if you apply this harder edge in matters of your career. With Chiron in your first house aspecting several planets during this Moon, it may feel especially vulnerable for you to initiate action and be more assertive, but this is exactly why it is important for you to work with your boundaries of how far you can push yourself towards self-realized (and sometimes selfish) action! Recognize that your destiny rests in your hands and your ability to openly communicate your needs to the universe. Although it doesn’t feel entirely natural for you, practice putting yourself first in order to move forward in the way you envision for yourself. You will be able to be of service to more people once you have stepped into your personal power through coming closer to the realization of your ideal self. Put all of your gears in motion!