To astrologers, new and full moons are time markers for each month. The full moon, when the moon and the earth are opposite each other, is the most visually beautiful. Its astrological significance is news, harvest, insights, and illumination that sometimes occurs in areas we wold rather not see or acknowledge. New moons, when these 2 are holding hands and cuddling up in the same sign and degree, are about new beginnings and opportunities, new chapters opening in our lives, new doorways appearing out of nowhere.
The last new moon of 2018 occurs on December 7, at 2:20 a.m. at 15 degrees and 07 minutes. You can see it and the sun there in the 3rd house of the chart. And notice the planet to the left of the moon. That’s Jupiter, at 6 degrees Sagittarius, widely conjunct. There’s a lot I love about this new moon, and here’s why.
First, Mercury the trickster, the communicator, turned direct on December 6, in Scorpio. It had been retrograde since mid-November. For me, there were many snafus during this retro – returned Xmas gifts, miscommunication, missed appointments, computer weirdness, confusion, bewilderment about writing projects. I’m grateful we won’t see it against until 2019 – between March 5-28.
The second thing I love about this new moon is that Jupiter is widely conjunct, suggesting that the planet has our back. That’s important. Jupiter represents the best of who we are as human beings. It’s the planet of expansion, luck, the higher mind, foreign people, cultures, and travel, the law/courts, and well, FUN! It and the new moon fall in the 3rd house of communication, so that’s where our new opportunities may manifest themselves. For your chart specifically, look at where Sagittarius – that arrow – falls for you.
The third thing – and I love this – is the grand trine in water signs. In the 2nd house, Mercury is at 27 degrees in water sign Scorpio. In the 10th house, the North Node falls at 27 degrees in water sign Cancer, and in the 6th house, Chiron is at 27 degrees Pisces. The general indication is that there’s an easy flow of intuitive information and communication that helps us to evolve – and heal – as individuals and as a nation.
In the questionable column is the rising at 2 degrees, 26 minutes of Libra with the transiting ascendant and the part of fortune conjunct in that sign. We bend over backward collectively to make ourselves understood and liked?
Then there’s the exact conjunction of Neptune and Mars in the 6th house of health. Perhaps a health issue is due to anger or something unsettling in the workplace.Or maybe we defend our idealism.