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.