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New Moon + Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Colorful Season's Greetings, December 25 & 26, 2019

December 23, 2019 0 Comments

New Moon + Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Colorful Season's Greetings, December 25 & 26, 2019

Moon insights by Candace Looft, of Beyond the Veil Tarot  / Collage by Janeva Zentz 



New Moon & Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: Colorful Seasons Greetings 

New Moon @ 4 degrees of Capricorn
Wednesday/ Thursday, December 25th/ 26th, 2019
9:13 p.m. pacific // 12: 13 a.m eastern (December 26th)
  • Sun and Moon in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus 
  • Sun and Moon in Capricorn square Chiron in Aries
  • Sun and Moon in Capricorn conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn
  • Sun and Moon in Capricorn conjunct the South Node
  • Sun and Moon in Capricorn oppose the North Node in Cancer
  • Venus in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus
  • Mars in Scorpio sextile Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn 
  • Jupiter in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus 
Look out for/ work with: Serendipitous surprises, luck, new exciting ventures, good business, optimism, ambition, success, expansion, cheerfulness, determination, goal minded, long-distance travel, new career, or professional opportunities. 
What more could you ask for this holiday season? This is an incredibly joyous New Moon, Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. This particular Eclipse is another in a series of eclipses that have been taking place since January of 2019, nearly one year ago. Think back to what may have developed since then. As with all eclipses, this represents a cosmic portal in time where some things come, and others go. It's important to be exceptionally patient, and in this one's case, optimistic. It doesn't quite have the doom and gloom feeling that some astrologers attach to eclipses. Why you may ask? For starters, this Eclipse is nearly precisely conjunct Jupiter, the great benefic planet. This is considered to be one of the most abundant and lucky periods of time astrologically all year round. We will not have a day with the Sun conjunct Jupiter again until January of 2021! Secondly, this Eclipse is a New Moon Solar Eclipse, meaning it's planting new seeds. These seeds will then begin to grow and eventually sprout in about six months time, in the Summer of 2020. In layman's terms, set your New Year's intentions NOW. They're likely to bring many a sense of commitment and expansion when it comes to your professional goals. 
Those of you who are manifesting new career changes, supercharged resumes, or launching that business, this is for you! Be mindful, eclipses are a time of quietness and meditation. The energy is potent and best observed before intention setting closer to the 26th or the 27th. This is excellent and gives you some extra working time. Both the Sun and Moon will trine Uranus in Taurus, sending positive rays and unexpected jolts along the way. Think happy coincidences. The Sun makes it's yearly conjunction to the South Node in Capricorn, suggesting something from our past, or some sort of karmic debt may come into play. Most likely, we will end up benefiting and receiving some sort of cosmic reward. Whenever I think of the south node, I think of releasing or letting go of a way of being. In Capricorn, it can be too hard or too much work. Jupiter in Capricorn sweetens the pot with it's trines to Uranus in Taurus as well. Some may be pleasantly surprised to get some pretty nifty gadgets as gifts this year. "Past meets future, in the present," is what I'm calling this energy. Tradition meets new and unusual ways of celebrating. Friends, family, and loved ones will all enjoy the Holiday Cheer, and find common ground regardless of political views or social class. 
The Sun and Moon will come into a tense square with Chiron in Aries, suggesting the need to let go of past hurt or haunts. Self-preservation, and responsibility comes up with this square. There's a need to drop any personal fears, especially when it comes to feeling singled out. FOMO is a real thing for some people, so I am encouraging others to spend time with others this Eclipse. Venus in quirky Aquarius makes a square to Uranus in Taurus, suggesting changes in values, or perhaps even taste. Many may be introduced to new styles of music or even food. Regarding relationships, friends may become lovers, lovers may grow fickle. But those who are active in committed bonds need not worry. Mars is strong in Scorpio, building into a sextile with Saturn and Pluto, indicating a relatively heavy workflow still for some people. Lots of busywork or extra motivation. This stellium of planets in the icy sign of Capricorn may indicate cooler temperatures and icy conditions. We may have a longer than expected Winter. Take caution when traveling around the Eclipse. 
I personally could not imagine a more colorful holiday time than with an eclipse like this. Most all will benefit from this lunation, but be mindful that eclipses do have a tendency to stir things up. Some may have already been affected by this all month, while for others, it will hit just after the New Year. Take your time getting places, don't rush. Be mindful of your emotions, and others as well. Be kind to your in-laws, they may be more intense than usual. Spend time with your elders, inquire about the past. You never know what good advice they may have. Lay the groundwork for your future. Be positive. When in doubt, smile and thank the universe for what it's about to bless you with. Expect this gift to arrive between the middle and end of January 2020. Then you will have an idea of just how hard you have to work to maintain/ achieve your gift. Because anything worth it usually isn't easy, this is in the sign of Capricorn after all. 


Ritualistic Inspirations

  • Herbs: Cypress, Vervain, Salt
  • Incense: Musk
  • Symbols: The Goat (Sea-goat), Saturn, Bones or teeth 
  • Crystals: Onyx, Black Diamond
  • Color: Purple or Brown 
Winter Solstice Smudge Stick and Dry Incense Blend 

The Winter Solstice & Yule Ritual Kit or Candle are great tools to get your end of year intentions into gear, and if you really want to delve deeper, try making your own Winter Solstice smoke blend.

You will need:
  • Sage: Spiritual cleansing properties 
  • Sweet Grass: Offerings to ancestral spirits 
  • Pine: Abundance 
  • Mistletoe: Good luck and protection 
  • Natural twine
  • Charcoal and cauldroncopper bowl, or abalone shell* optional
  • Matches 
You may take all of the herbs as mentioned above and bind them together in 1/2" bundles. Tying off in thirds with twine. Ideally, you wrap the herbs fresh, but they can also be bound loosely with dried herbs as well. If bound fresh, allow to dry for up to three days in the Sun. Otherwise, this blend may be blended dry and sprinkled on top of a charcoal. These are the perfect herbs to burn around Yule, Winter Solstice, and New Year's. 
  1. Mix the above herbs in a bowl. As you stir in the herbs, focus on the metaphysical properties. If you choose to create a bundle, as you wrap, put intentions into the bundle. Tying each third off with intention. 
  2. Set the herbs aside and focus on all you are grateful for, and what good this past year has brought you.
  3. When you are ready, work from the very back of a house or apartment, smudging over an abalone shell or ceramic plate. Working in each corner of the room, making your way to the front of your home. 
  4. Sit down and meditate, or write your 2020 intentions down. When you're finished, fold them up and keep them on an altar space. 


Candace Marie of Beyond the Veil Tarot has her degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Theology, and studied at the School of Evolutionary Astrology. She is also a graduate of Sacred Crossings Death Midwifery School, and a root worker and herbalist. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Beyond the Veil Tarot.


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