How to navigate the December 21 new Moon in Capricorn

The Capricorn New Moon also falls at one degree of the zodiac sign, a highly charged and karmic degree that indicates new beginnings and the start of a new chapter. It is interesting to note that this was a theme for last month’s New Moon and will continue for the next three New Moons to follow!

This new Moon in Capricorn is all about the small steps that add up to the bigger dreams. Capricorn teaches us definition. Part of this definition is deciding how each day, week, and month will look, and how we spend our precious time. The end of the year is an exciting—and weird—time. It’s the end of an era, but also the mark of a new beginning, and you might have some complicated feelings about that.

This new Moon acts as a doorway to peer into our next venture, sitting at the transition point of a new year, a new energy, and a new chapter of our lives. This is an auspicious opportunity to sit down with any intentions, goals, or dreams you may have for your year ahead and let the Capricorn within you get to work. Once you feel clear about where you want to focus your energy moving into the next year, write your intentions. The place to start crafting your intentions is your morning ritual. Over this new Moon, take the time to define the start of your day. Within these early hours, we set the stage for life to unfold, and we lay the foundation for our dreams to flourish. Even if you don’t know what you want this new Moon, or this next year, set aside the space to find out.

Decide what time you want to wake each day, what your first moments will look like, and what practices will guide your energy. What we do in the morning sets our vibration for the day. It is a powerful time, and one that we often skip. As you work with the Capricorn new Moon, practice a ritual that will extend to your early hours—before the sun scatters the energy of the day and when you can find peace within the stillness around you.

As you begin to establish routines and rituals for the start of the year with the help of this new Moon, also decide what is worth your focus. What projects, people, or aspirations do you want to feed with your energy? Capricorn reminds us that we live in a world contained by time. We can bend time, but we cannot break it. We must decide how to spend our time and use it to manifest our intentions with focus, determination, and clarity.

Think of energy as your currency. You can spend it, invest it, or save it. There will be times you want to spend it because you have enough. There will be times you want to save it because you don’t feel abundant in it. Then there will be times you want to invest it, meaning you give it toward something and may even feel depleted for a time, but eventually, you will gain back more energy than you originally sent out.

Align with this new Moon to decide the overall vibration you wish to manifest in your life. What are you open to receiving? What energies do you want returned for your time and focus? And what vibrations support your growth? Of course, sometimes we have to take an external journey to find our purpose, but really all we are doing is finding ourselves, and that is what gives rise to our purpose. Your purpose lives inside of you and can be activated under this Capricorn New Moon. Set an intention to connect with all of who you are, for that is where you will find your inner flame. That is where you will connect with what your soul came here to do.

What our soul came here to do doesn’t need to have a name or official title. We also don’t just have one purpose. We can have many purposes that are activated at different times in our lives.

Under this Capricorn New Moon, connect with the purpose that feels most relevant to you and where you are in your life right now. See if you can work with that purpose and extract the wisdom it contains.

Other astrological influences on the new Moon

As the wounded healer, Chiron’s energy also brings some healing vibrations our way. If there is something you wish to heal, set an intention under this New Moon, for Chiron will light the way. You can also charge up a crystal for healing and lay it on a part of your body that is in need. Working with your own innate healing powers will be amplified under this New Moon, so feel free to explore and nurture the healing power of your own body.

Right before this New Moon, Jupiter enters Aries, where it will remain for much of 2023. The sign Jupiter is in can color and shape the energies of the year ahead. Jupiter in Aries indicates that 2023 is a year of independence, innovation, and new beginnings, and all of this energy is encapsulated under the New Moon.

This new Moon in Capricorn is square Jupiter in Aries. Square aspects can bring friction and tension into our lives. It’s important to be aware of them so they don’t cause disruptions or distractions. Jupiter is the planet of luck and abundance. It reminds us that we are in charge of our own expansion. We decide how big our life can get, and we decide if we want to stay small.

Jupiter in Aries shines a light on how we align with our soul’s mission. It asks us to look within and decide if we are selling ourselves short of our destiny. This placement wants us to take up space. It wants us to put ourselves first, and it wants us to reach the potential we were born to live.

Whatever seeds of feeling are planted at this time will likely be an etching of what 2023 may offer. Pay attention to the subtle thoughts, feelings, and themes that are stirring for you around this time, for they are likely to be the lessons and gifts that the new year will bring.

As we wrap up 2022, we have a lot of energy cautioning us to slow down, retreat, and make time for relaxation.


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