The Sagittarius new moon on December 4 2021, is a total solar eclipse. A difficult aspect to Uranus suggests the spiritual meaning of the new moon December 2021 astrology is adjusting to change using open mindedness and flexibility.
Saturn square Uranus is another important influence on solar eclipse December 2021. It indicates a crisis caused by unexpected setbacks and restrictive change. (Notice how we are trending BACKWARD with the pandemic with masks mandates and restrictions to hospital visits). Thankfully, you can draw on common sense, patience, and a cautious attitude to plan your way through the potentially difficult months ahead.
With a lunar eclipse and full moon behind us and the holiday season now in full swing, you’d think the universe would offer us a bit of a respite from dramatic astrological events. But there’s a reason eclipses have their own “seasons,” and we’re still very much in the heart of the last one of the year. And as the first week of December closes out, the final new moon and solar eclipse of the year will occur in mutable fire sign Sagittarius. And although it’s a new moon, you could get the sense that a particular chapter of your life is closing, as this will be the final eclipse of the Sagittarius-Gemini series that started back on June 5, 2020.
This intense, ground-shifting moment, which will be exact at 2:42 a.m. ET on December 4th (or 11:42 p.m. PT on December 4rd), is a wake-up call to be honest, open, and ready for curveballs that will inevitably show up now.
Solar Eclipse Meaning
A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. The strongest and most important aspect of astrology is Sun conjunct (next to) Moon. It gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative.
But it also brings emotional balance, not irrationally emotional, and not too cold and calculating. It means all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself at the forefront of new plans for the future. So this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.
Solar Eclipse December 2021 Aspects
New Moon conjunct Mercury puts the focus on your thinking, communications, and short-distance travel. It brings mental alertness, quick thinking, adaptability, and curiosity. Expect an increase in personal interaction in your neighborhood, with siblings, schools, and over the internet. So this will be a busy eclipse phase with lots of appointments, correspondence, meetings, social activity, new information to process, and decisions to make. This is a good eclipse for sharing ideas, making plans, buying and selling, negotiating, and meeting new people.
Pressure to change can come from someone with some power over you. Something unexpected may force you to change your routine, behavior or plans. An adjustment is needed whether you are forced to make changes or you experiment and find a different way forward yourself. So be flexible and very cautious, especially about taking risks.
So the December 4 new moon is more powerful and longer-lasting than a regular new moon because it is also a total solar eclipse. This solar eclipse is a challenging one that will bring unexpected changes. Tension and anxiety can be reduced by adapting to changing conditions with an open mind and flexibility.
This eclipse will bring repeating cycles of conflict, striving for a solution, and harmonization result in learning or development. If you view the crisis as an opportunity, you can successfully find a solution to the problems and reach a state of balance.
The December 4 solar eclipse and the November 19 lunar eclipse form an eclipse phase that lasts until the solar eclipse on April 30, 2022. The lunar eclipse also has a destructive influence, causing misfortune, violence, and sickness. This is not a good omen for the coronavirus pandemic and remember, as long as Uranus is in Aquarius the pandemic is NOT over. I see the end of the pandemic coming when Uranus moves into Pisces (the sign of healing).
And when a new moon is accompanied by a solar eclipse — which happens when the moon casts a shadow on the sun — the intensity of the moment is amplified, underlining your motivation to recognize your truest emotions, stand in your sense of self, and take the initiative to move boldly down a whole new path.
That adventurous spirit is magnified by the fact that this particular new moon and solar eclipse is happening in free-spirited, bold, outspoken Sagittarius — ruled by go-big-or-go-home Jupiter. This also means you can expect changes occurring around this new moon to revolve around truth- and knowledge-seeking, long-distance travel, belief systems, and faith. The coming months are likely to be very challenging, especially with Saturn square Uranus climaxing on December 24. Remember to use common sense and patience with higher awareness and flexibility to plan your way through the unexpected and restrictive changes ahead.