Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Capricorn

Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Capricorn

On December 25, Christmas Day, an annular solar eclipse occurs on the new moon in Capricorn (11:17 pm). The new moon momentarily blocks the sun’s light, leaving the sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the moon. This ring of fire depicts the maximum stage of an annular solar eclipse.

Weighed down under a heavy wool blanket of planetary bodies in the element of earth, what Christmas Eve dreams will transpire while perspiring under the warmth of the covers? An image of an earthy goddess comes to mind. What wisdom does she have to impart?

Jupiter has recently entered the sign of Capricorn and forms a conjunction with the eclipse. Ingenuity is called for as the new moon harmonizes with Uranus in Taurus, enhancing thriftiness and craftiness. Jupiter in Capricorn is a grounding influence, helping to materialize dreams. Yet this Jupiter in Capricorn is a sly fox, using unorthodox methods to succeed.

Eclipses are known for bringing the hidden to light. They typically occur in pairs, bookending a time frame of 2 weeks. One eclipse is a solar eclipse and one is a lunar eclipse. This two-week period in-between can be a time of flux and uncertainty, ushering in change.

To help discover the hidden messages in the new moon, enhance your energies with the Problem Solving candle from Coventry Creations. This honeysuckle-scented candle is designed to help you not only figure out solutions but to light the ways there. To help navigate the changes this new moon brings, enhance your space with Eye of Horus’ Van Van spray. Van Van is great for removing obstacles as well as making sure only positive, helpful energies stick around. To access the wisdom associated with the planets, light some of Shoyeido’s Emerald incense. A blend of sandalwood, cinnamon, and other herbs, this incense invokes the energies of the emerald, a stone of healing and balance and opening up to the universe.

If you’re curious about how this new moon and eclipse might affect you or want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

Full Moon in Gemini:  Verbalizing Dreams

Full Moon in Gemini: Verbalizing Dreams

The moon is full in Gemini on December 11(11:12 pm, CT)! Dreams of the ethers get pulled down to earth. A practical and ambitious edge sets the tone. The moon in Gemini helps to verbalize and communicate goals. Surprises and changes in direction are indicated as the full moon sets the stage for the upcoming eclipses.

The spirited and idealistic part of the psyche makes adjustments to translate inner brilliance into the physical or “real” world! Moon in Gemini and sun in Sagittarius explore the outer-limits, yet the journey is tethered closer to earth. What simple steps up the mountain help to reach the peak?

This particular lunation occurs before Yule (Winter Solstice) on December 21 (10:19 pm). A moment at the crossroads of reflection on the past year glimmers with anticipation of the next. Looking back once more before jumping forward gleans the knowledge and experiences from the past to lead into the future.

To help tap into the power of the full moon, try some of Eye of Horus’ Full Moon Oil. This essential oil blend is excellent to enhance any moon magick you might do, but it also helps provide extra energy to achieving and completing goals. To help your reflective periods during this time, light one of Coventry Creations’ Inner Balance candles. This candle is a great aid for meditation, keeping centered, and finding your footing. For a little bit of extra push to taking the next steps in your journey, consider adding Shoyeido’s Hope incense to your daily routine. This blend, part of their Angelic line, is all about expanding awareness and encouraging optimism.

If you’re curious about how this full moon might affect you or want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

New Moon in Sagittarius:  Firm Ambitions

New Moon in Sagittarius: Firm Ambitions

The moon is new in Sagittarius (9:05 am) on November 26. Busting down locked in patterns is a theme, inviting spontaneity and surprises! Dreaming big within practical confines can be stepping-stones to achievement. Previously on November 20, Mercury went direct. During the Mercury Retrograde, a pot was simmering on the stove. Before eating, the hot meal cools on the plate. The meanings of Mercury Retrograde are gradually digested and the new moon is a time to move forward.

Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, ingresses from Sagittarius into Capricorn on December 3! Jupiter in Sagittarius can be compared to a rocket ship flight in outer space, a disco party in the sky. When Jupiter ingresses into Capricorn, it is like a rocket ship descends back down to earth. Will the landing be smooth? What journeys in the outer limits of Jupiter in Sagittarius become useful lessons? Jupiter in Capricorn asks for flights of fancy to be grounded and is associated with prudence regarding financial economics. It asks how wealth may be expanded using forethought.

The holidays this year coincide with eclipse season, with a solar eclipse in Capricorn on December 25. More to come on that later . . .

To help smooth out your journey, try some of the Eye of Horus’ Van Van Oil or Van Van Spray. This energetic blend is designed to open the doors and remove the obstacles in your path, ensuring a safe and pleasant journey. For a little extra help in staying grounded, light Coventry Creations’ Stability candle. Alive with Earth elements, this candle helps solidify your energetic foundations. Finally, to ensure your dreams are protected and positive, try some of Eye of Horus’ Protection Oil. Rich and earthy, this blend helps keep negative influences away.

If you’re curious about how this new moon might affect you or want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.