On December 23, 2022, we will experience a new moon at 1 degree of Capricorn. It will impact individuals with major planetary aspects between 26 degrees of Sagittarius and 6 degrees of Capricorn the most. But it will likewise influence individuals with planets in corresponding earth and cardinal signs at the same degrees. New moon phases are great times to conduct intention rituals to plan and prepare for the months ahead.
The new moon in Capricorn will be a great time to set realistic, achievable goals for the coming year, especially in relation to our work life and public face. This sign governs our ability to remain disciplined and responsible. As such, Capricorn is sure to help you get on the right track with your resolutions for the coming weeks and months.
Beyond this, you may have expansive ideas as your creative juices begin to flow. But be careful not to bite off more than you can chew. Luckily Capricorn energy will be around to help us remain grounded. Though Mercury will retrograde on the 29th of December, so be careful about communicating your ideas to others right away. During the new moon season, you want to manage your plans internally before sharing them with the world. Instead, you can plan to make announcements after Mercury goes direct around mid-January of the new year.
Some of us will get a small blast of energy as we enter the new year. And many will feel charitable, generous, and open-minded during this period. You may be very passionate about new and innovative ideas or projects. You could even feel a bit rebellious and come up with some provocative ideas in the romance and finance sectors. Also, unconventional health or healing modalities may greatly appeal to you at this time.
However, it is not the best time for long-term commitments. Instead, spend some time thinking about your plans and strategizing before making any big moves. In general, the end of the year is a good time to relax and take it easy. But, at the end of 2022, it will be imperative that we do so to avoid making critical mistakes.
Overall, this new moon will bring us a mixed bag of energetic patterns. You may find yourself feeling rigid, stoic, and task-driven on one hand. The next minute, you could be energized with merriment, passion, and enthusiasm.
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