On Thursday, December 29th, the Dark (or New) Capricorn Moon arrives. For a little info about it, from someone more well-versed in astrology than myself, here’s a snippet of an article over at The Dark Pixie Astrology.
A new moon occurs on December 29th 1:53AM ET in Capricorn, just a few days before the year comes to a close (egads, we’re almost done with 2016! Actually, I look forward to it being over – you?). Capricorn is the sign that rules our goals, ambitions, and direction, so this is a fitting new moon at the right time of year. We end one year and go into a new one focused on what we want to be doing in 2017, where we want to go and how we’ll get there, and we can tweak long-term plans, set new goals, and think about opportunities to pursue them.
The new moon is sextile both Venus and Neptune in water sign Pisces, which is helpful energy. We can benefit from the people in our lives (Venus) and from our imaginations (Neptune). Both of these planets are very creative, so we can look at doing things in creative ways and channel energy creatively. Both of these planets are also pretty gentle, so we may not be so rough-and-tumble in the way we approach our goals and ventures.
This new moon is also conjunct (aligned with) Mercury, who is retrograde in Capricorn at the time of this new moon. This is the monkey wrench! The new moon may shine more of a light on the Mercury retrograde problems we may be dealing with at this time, BUT this can also be a bright spot in the retrograde. We can take the time to give ourselves second chances with goals we thought we wouldn’t have another shot at but have dreamed of. We can go into 2017 thinking that maybe this is the year of second chances. We’ve all got something we’d like a do-over with or we’d like to have another chance to try, and this may be just the right time, just the right energy to do it.
Here’s the graphic I created for the occasion. Bright New/Dark Capricorn Moon Blessings!