The moon is on her way to being new this Friday December 23 in the earthy sign of Capricorn at 4:17 am CST. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; in astrology this is known as a conjunction. For this particular lunation the sun and moon will be conjunct at 1 degree Capricorn. New moons are the perfect time each month to make wishes and set new intentions. The day before the new moon, Thursday December 22, is known as the dark moon. During a dark moon our psychic vibe is on high so Thursday would be the perfect time to meditate or give yourself a tarot or oracle card reading.
Keywords for a new moon in Capricorn: mastery, success, career, melancholy, prudence, command, leadership, management, pessimism, wisdom, structure, self-doubt, repression, determination, commitment, endurance. Look over the keywords leading up to this new moon and notice which ones stick out to you. Which words are applicable to your life right now? It’s worth mentioning that we’ll have a stellium in Capricorn meaning there are more that three planets in the sign of Capricorn. The sun, moon, Venus, Mercury and Pluto are transiting the sign of the Mountain Goat.
Body parts associated with Capricorn: spine, teeth, bones, skeletal alignment and the skin. These are areas of the body some of us may need to pay more attention to during this new moon in Capricorn.
Numerology: In numerology the number 8 is linked to Capricorn and it’s ruling planet Saturn. The number 8 is associated with money, career, power, karma, leadership, authority and hard work. A major lesson linked to the number 8 is learning to balance the material and spiritual world. The number 10 is also important because Capricorn is the 10th sign of the zodiac and the natural ruler of the 10th astrological house. The numbers 8 and 10 could figure prominently during this new moon.
Crystals and Stones: As mentioned above endurance and determination are keywords linked to the new moon so garnet is a great stone to work with because it aids you in staying committed to your goals and intentions when you’d rather throw in the towel and give up. Capricorn energy is associated with repressed feelings and emotions. If you’ve been stuffing your feelings working with blue lace agate helps dissolve this emotional repression. If you’ve been struggling with old, self-limiting beliefs try working with green calcite; a stone that help dissolve old mental and emotional programs.
Tarot: The tarot card associated with this new moon is the Devil card. Fear is a keyword for the Devil card so we can ask ourselves; what fear is holding me back from attaining my goals. How is fear keeping me stuck right now? Addiction and the shadow side of our psyche are also linked to the Devil. Are you participating in self-sabotage by allowing your weaknesses to get the best of you?
Elements & Modalities: Each zodiac sign belongs to one of the four elements (fire, earth, air or water) and one of the three modalities (cardinal, fixed or mutable). Capricorn belongs to the earth element meaning this is a sign that places significance on practical results and security. The symbol for Capricorn is the mountain goat and belongs to the cardinal modality meaning this is a sign that likes to start and initiate things. When we put the element (earth) together with the modality (cardinal) we get taking action that brings about physical results. So, the new moon in Capricorn can be a reminder to not give up but instead stay the path by getting into practical and workable solutions; its time to take action.
Saturn: Each astrological sign has a ruling planet. For Capricorn that planetary ruler is Saturn, sometimes known as the Cosmic Taskmaster. Keywords associated with Saturn are karma, restriction, responsibility, duty, patience, perseverance, tenacity and depression. Unlike the jovial, gift-bearing planet Jupiter, Saturn won’t let us off the hook until we’ve learned our lessons and sometimes those lessons come the hard way. If we try to escape Saturn’s lessons he’ll crack his whip and we’ll experience the darker face of this planetary force, depression, anxiety or disappointment. The astrological house that Saturn is currently transiting in your chart is where your most important lessons are.
Have a happy Winter Solstice and New Moon in Capricorn. We hope to see you in the store soon. Take care.