New Moon in Capricorn December 21
Mercury has moved into Capricorn, joining the Sun, (December 21) Venus, Pluto and we have a new moon in the same sign December 22, peaking at 8:36 P.M., EST, at 0 degrees. This puts 5, or half the planets, that include luminaries in the conservative sign of Capricorn. Can you see things are slowing down now?
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and Saturn can be both austere and full of riches. Things, people and situations will become more serious and we must "get real," and will as Mercury rules our thinking and communications (in Capricorn). Saturn is about reality and the more stable your life is the more you will feel the riches, and the same goes for the other direction- The less stable your life is the more lack or austere you may feel during this period.
Either way, we will be dealing with reality which isn't bad, and its where we should be. My advice is to see and focus on the riches in your life outside of money. Money only buys so much, and our true riches lie in family, friends, love of humankind and good health. These things are not only life's greatest riches, they are all free to the taker.
With the new moon in Capricorn many will be trying to wrap up business before taking a holiday. Capricorn rules the 10th house of business and priorities. It falls on the 10th/4th house axis putting a focus on home, family, business and priorities.
Venus leaves conservative Capricorn on January 3, followed by Mercury on January 5, and the energy will start to switch once again.