The month of December is offering beautiful lunations with the first being the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 12th, 2023. This moon brings in hope, fresh perspectives, and passion. The energy motivates us to feel inspired to pursue our dreams, expand our knowledge, and tap into new journeys we see on the horizon as we close out 2023. The New Moon begins an invigorating new cycle, lighting the way toward elevated possibilities. Fueled by Mars, the Sun and the Moon together in Sagittarius, encouraging the initiation of going after our truest aspirations. Sagittarius, embodies freedom, independence, and exploration, inviting us to connect with a higher consciousness, gaining a profound understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. 

 This moon will also unfold against the backdrop of a complex energy with a square to Neptune in Pisces.  We will be challenged to keep our visions and dreams grounded and not get lost in fantasy or look at things with rose-colored glasses. This aspect can introduce a layer of nebulous energy, urging us to navigate these aspirations with a touch of introspection and sensitivity.

 It encourages us to tap into our intuition and infuse our pursuits with a sense of magic, dreaming big, and exploring uncharted territories of both the external world and our inner world. As magical as Neptune can be, it can also bring a level of uncertainty. So it’s important to maintain a balance between optimism and realism while taking those steps toward our goals while remaining aware of potential challenges or illusions that may arise.

 The New Moon will be in a trine to the North Node in Aries giving us the support to answer the call on a soul level and lean into these ventures that may feel scary. It’s a call for bravery as we embark on new adventures that resonate with our authentic selves. The North node is our density, our north star and compass; its energy is where we are being called and to work with moving forward. In the sign of Aries, it wants authenticity and sovereignty. It’s time to take a risk and pursue our dreams with confidence and enthusiasm. The ruler of this moon Jupiter in Taurus will be in opposition to Venus in Scorpio. When these two benefic planets are opposite each other they usher in a heightened awareness between being practical and realistic. A question to ask is, do you believe you deserve to live the life of your dreams? What old, self-limiting stores are ready to be cleared so you can expand into the new, more fulfilling territory?

 On a final note, Mercury will station retrograde the following day of this New Moon, as well as re-entering the sign of Sagittarius on December 23rd before stationing direct on January 1st, 2024. There is a big chance that you may not have all the necessary information to move forward, and there may be unfinished business that needs to be completed before you can launch the new. 

Use the energy of this new moon to renew your faith in a positive future and to let yourself expand in a new direction that comes from your soul.

Wishing you a courageous New Moon.

With love, Rachelle


Shared by Rachelle Rizzi. Rachelle is a gifted intuitive astrologer & Reiki Facilitator. She uses her Astrology tools and channels guides to help others connect with their life purpose and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Rachelle offers her powerful work by Zoom or in person at The Space.