DECEMBER 23, 2022
The Winter Solstice and this New Moon are working together. A turning point and shift of energy. It is time to get the seeds you want for the future together. As 2022 is coming to a close it is time to take stock of how we have grown and adjusted. Change in what we have known was and is necessary. Perfect New Moon to think about your New Year’s resolutions for 2023. Mercury is going retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th helping us with thoughts and Mars is already retrograde in Gemini helping us see how and where to apply what we want to accomplish. Set your intentions for this New Moon in Capricorn. Make a list!
A NEW MOON will occur on DECEMBER 23, 2022 5:16 AM EST at 1 DEGREE CAPRICORN 32 MINUTES.
THE SIGN CAPRICORN:
The sign of social responsibility. This is where you build your foundations in the outside world. What mark will you make? What will you contribute? Capricorn describes the need to define your social territory, to find security within your social level. Its house describes where you are territory-conscious, where you need to feel secure. Here, you need respect, recognition, and approval from the outside world. The responsibilities and limitations encountered in this area of your life involve finding a responsible place and establishing security. The challenge for this house in your chart is perseverance and hard work. Patience is necessary!
This New Moon in Capricorn is emphasizing our responsibility in staying the course. What pattern and structure have you set up for yourself? Stick to it! Saturn is in Aquarius bringing new connections. Saturn has been square to Uranus in Taurus. This brings continual adjustments as changes become necessary. Other Planetary energy in Capricorn at this time is Venus, Mercury and Pluto. We all need to be on the same page. Venus and Mercury keeping company with Pluto requires intention and focus. Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and we have been in a state of construction and remodeling of the system since then. We are in a new energy now with Saturn in Aquarius. All of humanity and the adjustments for all. There is another Planet to consider and that is Mars. Mars has to do with the action that needs to be taken. Mars is in Gemini; so, maybe a new attitude would help. Gemini is the sign of communication and community. Siblings, neighbors and all day-to-day activity is Gemini. We need to take a look at that very routine issue. Mars is retrograde, that is a clue, something needs to go in a healthier direction. This brings an opportunity to heal. You can pioneer a new path now. Jupiter is in Aries with Chiron. You are finding out more and more the part you are meant to play.
THE SABIAN SYMBOL: THREE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS, ONE DAMAGED BY BOMBARDMENT.
This is a symbol of man’s illimitable capacity for memorializing his experience by the record he leaves in history, and of the necessity that he protect his handiwork from the superficial destructiveness of a life without vision or pride. Implicit in the negative symbolism is the irrevocable narrowing of all things to their point of greatest personal significance, and the responsibility of the individual for exalting whatever he may draw to pertinence in his own case. The keyword is COMMEMORATION. When positive, the degree is effective self-dramatization in some vital service to human affairs, and when negative, over conservatism and unwarranted fearfulness. “Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.