Total solar eclipse and New Moon in Sagittarius
Following the moon phases, many of us notice that we feel more energetic with more intense emotions around the time of the Full Moon. Then around the New Moon, we may want to spend more time staying in and catching up on sleep. I’m a Tarot advisor, not an astrologer, so I’ve included links for more details. Please be sure to check out my references and resources at the end of this post.
This New Moon in hopeful Sagittarius (Monday, December 14th, 2020) is a great time to rest and recharge. Every month, the New Moon is associated with lower energy and going within for most of us. This is the perfect time for journaling and any other self care you enjoy. The New Moon is also the best time each month for intention-setting: to decide what you want to see happen over the next few weeks. Tuesday, December 15th, will be a great time to write down the intentions you want to focus on till the next New Moon on January 13th, 2021 (Yasmin Boland’s Moonology).
“Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which then reflects off the full moon. Solar eclipses occur when the new moon moves between the sun and the Earth, blocking out the sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth.”-Eryn Johnson in “How Do Eclipses Affect Astrology?”
This particular New Moon is also a total solar eclipse, a powerful turning point. At this turning point, it’s time for endings, closure, and goodbyes. Honor your feelings and the feelings of others during this time. Endings also make room for new beginnings, and this solar eclipse is no exception. Allow this solar eclipse to shift your focus from the constant stress of everything that’s gone wrong and the subsequent burnout to new opportunities for change and improvement (Crystal B Astrology).
Top Free Resources for Working with the Moon
“A Baker’s Dozen of Full Moons ~ 2021 ~ Adjustable Full Moon Dates & Information”. Moon Tracks Astrology Calendars. Full Moon dates, times adjustable by time zone, names, and signs in which each occurs.
Check your local current moon phase and the next New and Full Moon dates at timeanddate.com.
Keep it simple with Biddy Tarot’s New and Full Moon Spreads and Visualizations you can reuse every month – A 6-card spread and guided audio meditation for each phase in a fillable PDF.
2021 Tarot by the Moon by Ethony* – Free guide to 24 New and Full Moon Tarot spreads organized by date.