A New Moon occurs once every 28 days, when the Sun and Moon, as seen from earth, are aligned in the sky.
This means that the illuminated side of the Moon, lit up by the Sun, is facing away from earth, and in our sky the Moon appears dark or totally invisible.
Very quickly after the actual moment of the New Moon, we start to see a tiny crescent of the illuminated Moon, but at the true moment of the New Moon, there is nothing to see.
In astrology, the New Moon symbolizes new beginnings, and indeed marks the beginning of new 28-day lunar cycle. Astrological New Moons are usually hopeful in nature, bearing the promise of light to come.
The New Moon in Capricorn on December 23rd, 2022 channels the emotional energy of the astrological Moon through this most business-like of zodiac signs.
This is get-on-with-it energy, which makes it ideal for getting a new venture or project off the ground. Capricorn is a cardinal sign, which means that it likes to take action. No hanging about during the Capricorn New Moon, therefore – anything worth being started should be started straight away.
With some other lunar influences, through other zodiac signs, this could lead to impulsive, hasty or ill-thought through action – but Capricorn is also an earth sign, rooted in common sense, practicality and stability.
New projects begun under a Capricorn New Moon therefore stand an excellent chance of a strong start.
In astrology, Capricorn is often associated with careers, business and work, since it’s one of the most ambitious zodiac signs. However, it’s not only work or business projects which are well-starred under a Capricorn New Moon.
On a personal level, this lunar influence provides a grounded, stable and loyal background energy for fresh starts in love, friendship and interpersonal relationships too.
The potential drawback with a Capricorn New Moon is that ideas can become too rigid, or too authoritative. It’s as if there is only ‘one true way’ during a Capricorn New Moon, with other possibilities being discounted.
To get the most from this lunar influence, then, it’s essential to maintain some flexibility and a willingness to consider other viewpoints.
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Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During the New Moon in Capricorn
This New Moon does transit your career zone, so it’s ideal for job hunting, finding a new position or asking for a promotion.
Be prepared to prove how you are a good fit for the job – this New Moon encourages evidence and consideration of the facts, not hyperbole or flamboyant approaches. A structured approach to career progression will pay dividends now, so consider your plans for the next several years to come.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During the New Moon in Capricorn
This New Moon falls in your travel and exploration zone, and it puts a real spring in your step. Ideal for making travel and vacation plans, or for starting a metaphorical journey, it fills you with confidence and encourages you to step beyond your comfort zone.
For you as a sign which sometimes likes routines a little bit too much, the Capricorn New Moon shows you how change can be embraced.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During the New Moon in Capricorn
This New Moon tests some of your most fondly held beliefs about yourself – and it may show you where you can make personal self-improvements. It’s a good time for seeking therapy or counseling, and also for recognizing what you yourself have to offer others.
If you have been through a hard time or faced a particular problem, this New Moon may cast you in the role of teacher or mentor to others.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During the New Moon in Capricorn
Occurring in your love zone, this New Moon is an obvious blessing for a relationship that needs healing. It’s also an exciting possibility for anyone who is single – meeting someone new under this lunar influence may feel magical or even fated in some way.
In an established relationship, you can use the strong and stable Capricorn New Moon to rekindle the magic you once felt for one another.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 21) During the New Moon in Capricorn
Take a fresh look at your time management skills during this New Moon. There are things you can stop doing – and other things you can start doing – which will make a huge difference to the amount of time you have available, and thereby to the quality of your life.
Get organized and get streamlined using the intensely practical energies of this Capricorn New Moon.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 22 – September 21) During the New Moon in Capricorn
The earthy energies of the Capricorn New Moon are great for your creativity. This is a fun time to start a new creative project, or even a creative side hustle to increase your income.
However you like to express yourself, let it all out now. This is also a very good-humored, almost joyful influence, so have fun with it. Indulging your inner child is a great way to honor this New Moon.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 22 – October 22) During the New Moon in Capricorn
This New Moon can be a very positive and helpful influence on your domestic life, especially if you want to or are planning to move home around this time. It’s also a good time for welcoming new family members or pets, or for starting DIY projects or renovations.
Above all, however, this is a time to love and honor your family members, especially those who you cannot see very often.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During the New Moon in Capricorn
The grounded energy of the Capricorn New Moon helps to calm your emotions, Scorpio, and draws a line under some of your wilder fears and anxieties.
This is a time for careful planning and lots of strategic decisions about the future. Think carefully about the words you use at this time because they have a distinct amount of power. Mean what you say and say what you mean.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During the New Moon in Capricorn
A New Moon in your money zone is typically good news, helping to solidify your income or getting a new business venture off to a good start. It’s a good time to shop around, financially, to ensure that you’re getting the best deal on credit, insurance or loans.
This lunar influence also helps to get your spending under control, reminding you that you simply cannot buy the most important things in life.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 18) During the New Moon in Capricorn
A New Moon in your own sign is a personal moment of renewal – like your own mini New Year. This hugely positive influence is an exceptionally good time for starting a big new project of any kind or for creating grand plans for the future.
It’s also a highly emotional time, however, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself much more easily moved to tears, whether from laughter or sadness.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 19 – February 17) During the New Moon in Capricorn
A New Moon in your spiritual zone is a chance to make progress towards your spiritual goals. If you don’t have any – now is the time to create them!
Dig deep into your chosen faith, or research your position on issues that are paranormal, mysterious, sacred or otherwise spiritual. There is so much to learn, and you’re all fired up now and ready to go.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During the New Moon in Capricorn
This New Moon transits your friendship zone and is a good time to reach out and meet new people. Come out of your comfort bubble and make friends with people you don’t normally associate with.
There’s a community spirit to this New Moon too, so it’s a great time to get involved with local projects, charitable efforts or causes close to your heart.