Moon Magic Monday: Who Is Ready for a Harmonious Christmas New Moon?

What does the moon have in store for us this week as we get ready for the holiday?!

What kind of magic does the moon have in store for us in the week leading up to Christmas?

We have talked about how lunar aspects affect our emotions. And we have talked about what our personal moon placements mean. If you are still unsure of what your moon sign is, you can check it here.

Let’s talk about this week’s lunar transits and how they may affect our daily lives and holiday cheer! 

Monday, December 19th


Today, the moon in Scorpio forms a harmonious sextile with Venus who is at home in Capricorn. This sextile fills our lives with love and balance. We feel content and non-confrontational. Now is a wonderful time to consider starting a family or becoming active in your community.

Tuesday, December 20th


In the wee hours of the morning, the moon forms an opposition with Uranus in Taurus. Under this opposition, we are fanatical and easily irritated. Our moods may change rapidly and we may have trouble adapting to unforeseen circumstances. We feel particularly eccentric and our idiosyncrasies may alienate the ones we love. We may need time to gather our thoughts so that we may effectively communicate with our loved ones.

As we get ready for our day, the moon forms a sextile with Mercury in Capricorn. Under this sextile, we are capable and discerning. With our newfound self-confidence and awareness, we are more open-minded than ever. Thanks to our communicative abilities, we are able to engage more effectively with those around us. Use your openness to heed the thoughts and needs of others.

Just before noon, the moon forms a square with Saturn in Aquarius. Under this placement, we find it difficult to hold onto the positivity we felt earlier in the day. We may feel depressed or unsatisfied with our current situation and find it difficult to express our true feelings.

Around lunchtime, the moon forms a trine with Neptune in Pisces. Under this trine, we are innovative and have a great enthusiasm for life. We have an appreciation for the beauty around us as well as within us. We feel artistic and attractive. Now is the time for us to put our imaginations to good use and pursue some creative endeavors.

This evening, the moon forms a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn. Under this sextile our tender disposition reawakens. We feel every emotion deeply and distinctively. We desire to travel to new places where we have never been. Give into these desires. Be open to new experiences. 

Wednesday, December 21st


While we slept, the moon moved into self-reflective Sagittarius. This moon brings out our fiery and high-spirited energy. We can feel a little restless underneath lunar Sagittarius but this restlessness does not have to be a negative thing. Our hearts and minds are wide awake. This is a wonderful time to educate ourselves and expand our horizons.

Less than 10 minutes later, the moon forms a trine with Jupiter in Aries. Under this transit, we feel cheerful and generous. We are attracting those around us with our optimism and inspiring others with our altruistic pursuits. Now is a great time to revisit that project you have been working on. This project may help to inspire and comfort others.

Later in the evening, the moon forms an opposition to Mars in Gemini. Under this placement, we may be particularly excitable. We might be reckless with our decisions, and become belligerent when things do not go according to plan. We may be at odds with an authoritative feminine figure in our lives. Be careful when repressing your feelings. Keeping it all inside now could lead to an outburst later.

Thursday, December 22nd


In the early afternoon, the moon forms a sextile with Saturn. Now is not the time to be impetuous. We must set our intentions using great deliberation. We are taking ownership of the things that are in our control. Our organizational talent is thriving under this sextile. Now is a great time to lead a project at work or tackle any projects at home.

A couple of hours later, the moon forms a square. Under this placement, we are passive and anxious. We may feel extra sensitive and can be easily hurt by the words and actions of those around us. This hypersensitivity can lead us to direct our insecurities inward. We may be unkind and dishonest with ourselves. At times like this, self-care is very important. 

Friday, December 23rd


Early this morning, the moon leaves Sagittarius and enters determined Capricorn. Under this moon, we may be operating under a “more work, less play” mentality. We felt ambitious under the Sagittarius moon but now the Sea-Goat has cranked that ambition up to eleven. We are so close to achieving our goals, we can taste it. And we are approaching everything with a serious attitude. Our concentration and attention to detail will help us in professional matters. We have a strong sense of responsibility and duty, at this time. Though perseverance is admirable, we have to remember to set aside a little time for leisure.

About half an hour later, the moon forms a square with Jupiter. Under this square, conflict may arise in many facets of our lives. We may find ourselves at odds with others and pick fights with everyone around us.  We may be careless with our resources as well as our health. Be mindful of alcohol and caffeine, because our livers are especially vulnerable.

In the early evening, the sun in Capricorn forms a conjunction with the moon, creating an assertive new moon. Under this placement, we feel confident yet gentle with the people around us. This new moon can create harmony with our significant others and loved ones, especially if we get in touch with our feminine sides.

All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.

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