New Moon Horoscopes with Chani Nicholas

December 6th

11:20 PM PT – New Moon at 15° of Sagittarius

The last new moon of 2018 has us going out on an incredibly high note. Next to Jupiter, its ruler, this new moon is auspiciously situated. Jupiter loves to help out. It’s a planet that brings bounty where there was lack. An energy of renewal where there was a loss of faith. Jupiter takes what was flat and fills it out into 3-D form. A new moon in the same sign as Jupiter, with this much strength, imbues everything we begin at this time with some cosmic special sauce.

Tremendous in its offerings, this new moon encourages us to become a channel for its gifts. Both Jupiter and Sagittarius are spiritual in their pursuits and when centered in generosity, spirituality is a force unlike any other. This new moon reminds us that we become what we are able to give. We succeed when we are confident enough to share what we have without need for praise in return. Jupiter in Sagittarius and this new moon want to school us in the subtle art of having faith in our ability to expand no matter who would rather we stayed small.

Sagittarius moves. It knows little defeat because of its sheer momentum. It must gallop towards a horizon, no matter how far off, far reaching, or far-fetched, scoffing at naysayers along the way. This new moon encourages us to act on our intuitive wisdom, developing a connection to it as we go. 

With this new moon, we have the ability to forge ahead with what seemed formerly impossible, inconceivable, or unreachable. 

May we all go forth and prosper.

Mercury stations direct at 27° of Scorpio

Happening on the same day as one of the most auspicious new moons of the year, Mercury’s about face points us in the direction of positive movements. When planets change direction, they pull focus. Mercury’s station direct isn’t impeded by any other planet making it all the more helpful and in line with today’s fresh start. It also means that Mercury will soon re-enter Sagittarius and conjunct Jupiter for a second time in this sign. This gives us an extra opportunity to send and receive good news in the weeks to come. 

For now, only Uranus is retrograde, making this one of the most retrograde-free zones of 2018. With little in our way, it’s the perfect time to get to work on what we most want to manifest this lunar cycle.

December 7th

Mars conjuncts Neptune at 13° of Pisces

This is both a strange and sweet connection. Strange because Mars is the planet of direct, decisive action and Neptune is anything but straightforward. The mists of Avalon have nothing on this planet. Enveloping Mars in its intoxicating and disorienting vapors, today’s astrology is best used to imagine and fantasize about where it is we want to go. Getting there isn’t necessarily for today, but if we do it will be through taking the wonkiest of roads or by complete and utter beginner’s luck. 

December 12th

Mercury re-enters Sagittarius

The usual hard-time Mercury has in Sagittarius is negated by the blessing of being with its current ruler, Jupiter. Mercury makes grand plans but also has the energy and enthusiasm to get them done. Operating on faith alone can be risky business, but Mercury will have us doing so for a spell. See what believing in yourself and encouraging your best efforts can get done.  

December 16th

Venus in Scorpio sextiles Saturn in Capricorn, both at at 9°

Today’s astrology helps us to accomplish great tasks with little effort and a lot of pleasure. Venus and Saturn team up to remind us that productive partnerships inspire our maturity. Commitments that are correct for us inspire something integral to our becoming. Bond with those that make you want to show up as all you can be. 

Mars in Pisces sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, both at 19°

Mars and Pluto, as a duo, deepen our drive. These two encourage us to believe in our power so that we might make happen what would otherwise seem impossible. These two are incredibly persuasive, encouraging us to make the most of what we have while working it any way we can. 

December 20th

Sun in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries, both at 28°

As the sun and Uranus team up, they help us find ways to be triumphant in our ability to define ourselves for ourselves. Being true to you is nothing short of revolutionary and as you do, you inspire others around you to do the same. This chain reaction helps us all to think outside the box, finding creative solutions to our most intense problems.

December 21st 

Venus in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, both at 13° 

Today, both Venus and Mercury help to celebrate the solstice the right way. Venus and Neptune in a trine to one another are an ideal love affair. This epic duo deems the heart a holy place to build from. Today’s astrology plays a dreamy, romantic melody as the soundtrack to our wildest fantasies. Your fantasies are more than likely to reveal their truth today. 

Mercury conjunct Jupiter at 9° of Sagittarius 

For the second time in the past month, Mercury and Jupiter meet in Sagittarius (the first was November 27th). This combination is incredulous to despair and demands only the most enthusiastic of ideas to come forth. Great for pep talks and party plans, the astrology of this solstice is adding up to nothing short of sensational. 

Solstice, Sun enters Capricorn at 2:23 PM PT

In the Northern Hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night also marks the moment of the sun’s eventual return to lengthier stays. Celebrated as the rebirth of the sun, the Winter Solstice is a time where many of our ancestors preformed rituals of welcoming it back. This is just as psychological a process as it is a spiritual or seasonal one. The act of calling back the light is one where we ask to have our conscious awareness awakened. 

What are you working on becoming more conscious of? Use the solstice to plant the seed of that intention. 

The Winter Solstice is a time to gather with others, light lanterns, set intentions that will grow with the warmth of the sun’s increasing light (much like a new moon), and celebrate the healing powers of the dark. With a glorious full moon on December 22nd, this night sky may be long, but it’s also lit up with endless amounts of inspiration.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is arriving. The days are the longest and the nights the shortest. To celebrate this season is to revel in the triumph of light, warmth and the abundance of the earth. It is also to appreciate the oncoming darkness from here on out. Everything in nature is balanced and celebrating its rhythms reminds us to do the same.

The sun will remain in Capricorn until January 20th.

Your new moon horoscopes are meant to be read as an affirmation. Please reword as you need to. If you know both your rising sign and sun sign, please read both horoscopes. They both contain important information. You’ll know which resonates more for you from week to week. Take what works for you, leave the rest. If you want to share this work you must quote it and link it to this post and website. Thank you for your support and for spreading the work around, we really appreciate it and you!

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