Posted on November 30, 2022 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is a powerful month for getting into closer touch with hidden layers of your psyche, Capricorn, as you deal with dream imagination and inner work. There is a magical realm that exists within you and this can be explored from the practical standpoint of how this study helps you to grow in self-understanding. The first three weeks of the December month might prove to be an excellent time to journal your dreams in attempting to gain a better glimpse of your own interior workings. Additionally, the retrograde of Mars through your sixth solar sector might also allow you to come to the introspective realization that what lies beneath the covers of your day-to-day exitance is indeed magical. You find yourself meditating upon home and family concerns and the roots of your very being, and your sense of life mission. With the Capricorn Solstice of December 21st, and the subsequent New Moon of the 23rd, you will enter upon a fresh start with your sense of who you authentically really are, as you glean the fruits of greater understanding from the results of this earlier cycle.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
Sagittarius season is in full spin as the month of December begins which may bring a more introspective influence before the revitalizing entry of the Sun into your sign of Capricorn on December 21st. The New Moon in Sagittarius that occurred last month on November 23rd influences the current one and with that in mind, you might feel more at home in your inner sanctum and your private life than out in the world during its first three weeks. December emphasizes subtle emotions and the transition to a new level of awareness born from contemplating old beliefs or frameworks that no longer serve you.
You could feel somewhat disconnected from the world while still wanting to be part of it, while the latter part of December will bring the energy you need to put yourself out there.
On December 3rd, Neptune stationing direct brings a dispersing influence. Both Mercury and Venus currently transiting in Sagittarius are also forming a square with Neptune in Pisces on the first few days of the month, and this could make it hard to focus on tasks that require a lot of brain power. It may be wise to go with the flow and find the proper channels to direct the creative yet ungrounded energies permeating these first few days of December. Underlying anxieties can come up, especially if you're having a harder time communicating how you feel. It may help you if you remember that perceived insecurities could be coming from your inner critic and not necessarily based on reality.
Communication planet Mercury enters your sign on the 6th which is good news for you and may help clear up confusion or foggy mental functions that have crept up recently.
The Full Moon in Gemini takes place on December 7th and forms an exact conjunction with Mars still moving retrograde which may highlight recent stressors and how you manage frustrations or anger on a daily basis. Capricorn folks are known for their cool, detached, and generally stoic predispositions however recent events may have tested the limits of your patience. The Full Moon culminating in Gemini might be your cue to find better ways to manage your stress and perhaps a need to say ‘’no’’ more often to the things you don’t want to do. You may come to realize that you do not need to sacrifice your well-being because of external pressure and that you can be more selective about the labor you chose to say ‘’yes’’ to.
Venus enters Capricorn on the 9th joining Mercury already transiting there and you can expect a regain of energy and a boost in your self-confidence as Venus moves through Capricorn for the rest of the month. Your needs and wants should feel clearer and it may be easier to focus on your well-being.
The third week of December may bring important information regarding your finances or shared resources and the square between the Sun and Neptune on the 13th through the 15th could bring confusing information. You may have to wait to get more details or spend time thinking things through before it makes sense.
Jupiter re-enters the Fire sign of Aries on the 20th where it had been transiting until late October highlighting your home and your domestic life. The entry of Jupiter in Aries should feel dynamic and you may regain your sense of momentum for projects at home that had been on hold.
The Sun enters your sign on the 21st which signals the Capricorn Solstice, and in the Northern Hemisphere the beginning of winter. This is an important moment for Capricorns, a refreshment of your sense of identity, and with a degree of optimism as well, because Jupiter is squared by the Sun as it enters your sign.
The Capricorn New Moon arrives two days later on the 23rd in the very early degrees of the sign, while continuing to form a dynamic square with Jupiter in Aries. These two Cardinal signs carry a lot of initiating energy and this New Moon should carry an overall energizing influence for you in the coming weeks. You may start to feel your resilient spirit returning and look at some of the existing difficulties from a different perspective.
On the 29th of December, Mercury stations retrograde in your sign while in conjunction with Venus. Mercury will be moving backward until January 18th, and then recovering its lost zodiacal ground for another three weeks, a time known as Mercury’s “retrograde shadow” and lasting until February 7th. You benefit from seeing this period as an opportunity to assess your needs and your physical well-being. It is possible that the last several years brought you important realizations that can now be integrated into a holistic way of being in the world. When you take care of yourself over this timing, you will emerge into the second month of the New Year refreshed and more whole.