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The season of the archer has arrived, which means new adventures await you beyond the horizon. Governed by lucky Jupiter—the planet of abundance, blessings, expansion, and spiritual wisdom—it’s no wonder this celestial season takes place after the sun’s journey through Scorpio, as it offers us an opportunity to leap forward with hope, faith, and optimism. Which astrological house belongs to this mutable fire sign in your chart? Hint: this is the area of life where you tend to be more spontaneous, adventurous, or even a bit reckless sometimes! After all, in the eyes of Sagittarius, the night is young, and the possibilities are endless.
Although there’s nothing wrong with looking on the bright side—considering this is what this Jupiter-ruled season is all about—it’s important to be discerning with your decisions as we are collectively prone to overindulging this season. Not that there’s ever been such thing as coincidences, but similar to the Scorpio aesthetic resembling that of All Hallows’ Eve, Sagittarius’ bountiful nature comes just in time for the holiday cheer. This may sound silly, but I always refer to Jupiter as the Santa Claus of the cosmos. It comes bearing gifts! However, Jupiter’s ability to magnify the energy of whatever it comes in contact with can be risky if we’re not being careful.
On December 12, the moon will vanish into the night sky at 6:32 p.m. ET via 20 degrees of truth-seeking Sagittarius. As you may remember, one should never underestimate the moon’s lack of visibility, as it is a symbol of renewal. Reflect on Sagittarius themes (i.e., growth, exploration, wisdom, long-distance travels, unknown territory) and what you’re hoping to manifest in the next six months. Your vision is your compass, so consider this an opportunity to get clear on your goals. That is, without attaching yourself to an expectation, of course. Sagittarius supports us on our journey, but it's up to us to take the leap.
What inspires you? What have you discovered that could support your goals moving forward? Traveling behind the sun and the moon, Mars encourages us to prioritize what needs more of our energy and focus. And when considering Sagittarius’ adventurous spirit, this could revolve around a new venture you’re contemplating or perhaps an expansive project of sorts. The new moon will also trine the North Node in Aries, which makes lunation all the more fertile. Remember, the North Node of Destiny is our north star; this is the energy we’re being called to embody and work with moving forward. In Aries, this has everything to do with autonomy, authenticity, and individual freedom.
Do you dare to venture into the unknown? The messenger planet (Mercury) will square off with elusive Neptune (the planet of dreams, illusions, and unconscious patterns), which could result in everything from overthinking to procrastination. Mercury will also station retrograde in Capricorn the following day, where it will eventually re-enter Sagittarius on December 23rd and station direct on January 1, 2024. Despite the urge to move forward, this could add a layer of fog and confusion to the mix, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t have all the answers yet.
In the meantime, read on for your new moon in Sagittarius horoscope and affirmation:
You’re on an exhilarating journey, and with the North Node of Destiny in your sign… rest assured, your inner compass knows the way. Have you been contemplating the idea of returning to school? Maybe you’re in the process of planning a trip abroad. December’s new moon is renewing itself in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, activating your ninth house of expansion, travel, wisdom, and unknown territory. Pursue your dreams while focusing on the bigger picture. With the moon’s ruler, Jupiter in Taurus, charging up your second house of income, values, and creature comforts, it’s important to consider what genuinely holds meaning and value to you moving forward. New Moon Affirmation: I choose to be present throughout my journey of self-discovery; following my intuition brings me closer to my higher self.
Life is what you make it, and December’s new moon in Sagittarius is bringing awareness to the energies that no longer resonate with your long-term vision and soul truth. This could revolve around a secret desire to break free while others of you desperately long for adventure. Luna’s ruler (Jupiter retrograde) is also your sign, highlighting what you’d like to see grow in your world. Igniting your eighth house of mergers, joint ventures, intimate unions, and taboo topics, reflect on what could be inhibiting you from taking a leap of faith. Others of you could be taking action towards a new business venture and realize there’s still research you need to do beforehand. New Moon Affirmation: I am living in my own abundance; I am grounded and centered in my decision-making process.
Renewing itself in Sagittarius via your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and partnerships, this lunation encourages you to explore new horizons, specifically in the realm of reciprocity and negotiation. The new moon’s ruler (Jupiter retrograde) is currently transiting Taurus, via your 12th house of surrender, dreams, and all things behind the scenes. Are you being discerning with your time and those you consciously/unconsciously allow in your energy? On another note, you may feel called to hold space for a significant other (lover, friend, co-worker, superior) and their personal needs at this time. Fortunately, your celestial ruler, Mercury, is in harmony with Jupiter, which helps ground your thoughts and exchanges. New Moon Affirmation: All of my relationships have their own unique journey; I open my heart and mind to every experience.
Declutter your workspace, and get that workout in! The possibilities are endless during Sagittarius season, and December’s lunation is here to help you maximize your day-to-day lifestyle. Hovering over your sixth house of health, daily rituals, and due diligence, consider this an opportunity to take exciting risks and explore new horizons, whether in the workspace or your personal life. The new moon will also align with the North Node in Aries, which is currently charging up your 10th house of authority, career, and legacy in the world. What needs to occur for the sake of your professional growth? With the moon’s ruler (Jupiter retrograde) glimmering through your 11th house of associations, you’re likely recognizing which goals and/or connections are genuinely worthy of your time and energy. New Moon Affirmation: I am comfortable presenting my unique ideas to the world; I am confident when I take the initiative.
Your muse is calling, Leo! With the moon renewing itself in your sister fire sign, Sagittarius, you’re not only in your element but also as confident as ever with a new moon in your solar fifth house. This area of your chart has everything to do with your authenticity, creativity, romantic rendezvous, and self-expression, so consider this an opportunity for growth in either of these solar plexus-friendly areas. Luna will also harmonize with the North Node in Aries (your ninth house of wisdom, adventure, and unknown territory), guiding you toward a new avenue of expression and leadership. With the moon’s ruler (Jupiter) hovering over your 10th house of authority and career, this could simultaneously bring light to where you’re ready to expand and grow professionally. New Moon Affirmation: I succeed in my personal and professional pursuits; my light grows brighter daily.
In addition to presenting you with an opportunity for growth and expansion, December’s new moon in Sagittarius is fueling your desire for exploration. Luna will renew itself via your fourth house of home, family matters, and emotional foundations, all while its ruler (Jupiter) retrogrades through your ninth house of travel, education, and belief systems. Whether it be in terms of your living space or perhaps the desire to relocate, this lunation offers you a chance to reconsider other options when it comes to your personal stability. Your celestial ruler, Mercury, will also harmonize Jupiter, so if you’re in the process of exploring new potentials in your professional life or perhaps thinking about going back to school, this is an excellent time to revisit the idea. New Moon Affirmation: I see the hidden potential in every experience; I am grounded in my belief systems.
Eureka! Grab your journal because this lunation is going to flood your mind with insight. And everything from your immediate exchanges to your intuitive downloads is nudging you towards change. The moon will renew itself in Sagittarius via your third house of curiosity, inner circles, and new skills while its ruler (Jupiter) transits your eighth house of mergers, joint ventures, and other people’s money. Retrace your steps, and keep an open mind. Whether it be a business venture or a much-needed conversation with a significant other, you’ll want to be sure to harness this new moon energy for this brand-new chapter. New Moon Affirmation: I am an assertive communicator; the more I’m willing to speak my truth, the more I will thrive.
Tune into your money manifestations. With the moon renewing itself in Sagittarius via your stability-seeking second house of income, self-confidence, and value systems, you can explore new horizons and potentials in this area of your life. Luna will also form a harmonious trine to the North Node in Aries, bringing emphasis to everything from your health habits to your day-to-day lifestyle. How can you be more productive with your investments? Governed by Jupiter retrograde in Taurus via your relationship sector, feel free to lean on your mentors, friends, and/or significant others for guidance. New Moon Affirmation: I choose to spend money on what I value; I welcome and embrace new avenues of income.
Happy new moon, Sagittarius! When the moon renews itself, you have an opportunity to do the same and, in turn, see your manifestations bloom within the next six months. With a fiery stellium of planets in your sign, you not only have the energy and inspiration to charge forward, but also the desire to prioritize what holds personal meaning. Your celestial ruler (Jupiter retrograde) is also transiting your sixth house of health habits, due diligence—while harmonizing with Mercury—which can help bring clarity and grounding to your value systems. Monetarily, this could also serve as an influence to your occupation, and financial progress. New Moon Affirmation: I accept myself wholeheartedly; I am committed to my abundance and self-improvement.
On the heels of your solar season, this lunation is urging you to take a step back and rest. Activating your 12th house of closure, surrender, inhibitions, and unconscious patterns, December’s new moon is bringing light to what needs to be released amd cleared before embarking on a brand-new journey around the sun. What are you ready to let go of? Governed by Jupiter retrograde in Taurus, your creative fifth house, some of you may be creating behind the scenes, or finding inspiration in your sweet solitude. The Greater Benefic will also harmonize with Mercury in your sign, grounding your thoughts and future plans. Can you integrate more joy and passion into your work? New Moon Affirmation: I make sleep and relaxation a priority in my creative life; all I need is within me right now.
Network your little heart out! With the moon renewing itself in Sagittarius via your 11th house of associations, community affairs, and longterm visions, you are generally preoccupied with themes surrounding friendship, society, and your sense of belonging in the world. Governed by Jupiter retrograde in Taurus via your fourth house of home and family, you may even be connecting with people from your past, if not hosting holiday gathers for your loved ones. Others of you may be in the process of relocating, or traveling home for the holidays. In any event, consider this an opportunity for celebration. New Moon Affirmation: I am grateful for the people I have in my life; my goals and dreams only keep expanding.
December’s new moon is renewing itself via the most visible point of your birth chart, which is your 10th house of authority, career, and reputation in the world. A fiery stellium in Sagittarius supports everything from your public persona to your desire for recognition, and authority in your professional life. On another note, the new moon will be squaring off with Neptune in your sign, adding to your workload and demands in the career front. Be gentle with yourself, and give yourself grace. Governed by Jupiter retrograde in Taurus (which also happens to be your co-ruler), consider this an opportunity to network and connect with individuals who can provide counsel or mentorship for your future goals. New Moon Affirmation: Nothing can stop me from creating the career of my dreams; I am a magnet for abundance and opportunity.
Valerie is an astrologer, writer & visual storyteller. She writes horoscopes for PopSugar, StyleCaster, Elite Daily and more. For more of her work, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.