The December new moon falls on Monday, Dec. 18, representing the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Unlike a full moon, which can bring about some wonky vibes, a new moon is full of quiet energy. It's probably the most ideal time to reflect and think about new changes in the coming weeks, to get rid of bad habits and try something new. This all fits in well with the coming of a new year, but it won't be the same experience for everyone - the December new moon might mean something different for you, depending on your zodiac sign.
This new moon on Dec. 18 falls in the sign of Sagittarius. The power of this new moon lasts nine to 12 days, so the first week and a half after Dec. 18 is when you'll really be able to harness with the positive effects. According to Love By Luna, "New moons are a door opening from the universe," which is actually kind of a perfect way to head into 2018, when you think about it.
Since the moon is falling in Sagittarius, everyone will be feeling the energy that goes along with that — which is all about expanding your horizons, exploring new things, and feeling spiritual. Because it's a fire sign, everyone will feel more energized and impulsive, but also introspective and ready to change. Saturn is also very present, and according to Love By Luna, it's "the planet of responsibility, hardship, maturity, and discipline." The site adds that "Saturn is cold and calculating and often exposes our weak points so we can grow into the people we were meant to be." All of this adds up to a time of exciting growth. So, where do you stand? Find out how to harness all of this energy by checking out your horoscope for the new moon:
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
This new moon means you're feeling adventurous, optimistic, and ready to explore. According to Love By Luna, "New experiences are awaiting you, powerful Aries, so buckle up and get ready for the ride." Definitely take this opportunity to travel, but you also shouldn't assume that traveling is the only way to explore this energy. You can learn so much by looking inwards and learning more from where you are. Tarot.com says, "Old patterns and past issues recycle to offer you another chance at reconciliation or resolution." This is the perfect time to tie up loose ends.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Right now, you'll find that your focus is on your deepest, most important relationships, whether it's with a significant other, a friend, or even at work. Love By Luna says, "This will be a time where you can forge stronger unions and start new ones." This is a good time to get open about your feelings and make deeper connections with those you're closest to. Use the new moon energy to become closer to your friends and family members instead of just doing things that make you happy.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The new moon is going to make you seriously think about the most important relationships in your life. Tarot.com says, "Romantic fairytales may finally be debunked, but imperfect love is real and raw." Use this time to really think about what you want out of these relationships and figure out if it's worth moving forward with them or not. The energy from the new moon will also leave you feeling overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas, which could be a good thing.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The December new moon is going to make you feel anxious to try new things, and you'll want to do all of that quickly and spontaneously. Try to slow down those impulses without suffocating them completely. Take a look at your regular routine and change it to get rid of the things that don't serve you anymore. Although you might feel like you need to change everything immediately, try to practice patience and focus on what's most important to you. According to Love By Luna, this is also a great time to "amplify your work life" by taking on new projects and showing off your enthusiasm, or even looking for a new job.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
For you, this new moon means a time of increased creativity and adventure. Take advantage of your extra creativity and inspiration to work on art projects or try new things. Don't be afraid to work hard to get what you want right now! Love By Luna also says that this is an ideal time to meet new people, so get out there and put your energy to good use by amping up your social life. Embrace the changes on the horizon for a truly great moon phase.
Virgo (August 23 - September 23)
OK, Virgos, this is a time to look deep within yourself to see how you want to change yourself in the coming weeks. But, at the same time, don't allow yourself to get caught up in the past while reflecting. Tarot.com urges Virgos to "remain joyfully present in the moment," and Love By Luna encourages Virgos to get more "domestic" by working on improving your home, inviting friends over, or even looking into real estate.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
For Libras, this December new moon is a great time for communication. Take advantage of that to meet new people, make new connections, and become closer to your loved ones, even if it doesn't feel particularly natural. According to Tarot.com, you'll find yourself "craving more meaningful interactions" and readjusting your priorities. Work on friendships, intimate relationships, family relationships, and even work/school relationships during the time of the new moon.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
For Scorpios, the new moon is all about... money. This is a good time for you, financially, as more money is about to come in, or at least ways to make more money are about to come in. If you were considering asking for a raise, promotion, or bonus, this is your time to shine. Don't allow yourself to get overwhelmed by an increase in cash - be responsible with it instead of spending it all at once. Tarot.com says you'll also find yourself craving "transformative experiences and passionate connections," so go big or go home when it comes to that.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
The December new moon falls in Sagittarius, which means that this time is all about you. It's the ideal time to focus on yourself — think about what you want, prepare yourself to make changes and meet goals, really take time to evaluate your life. Take advantage of the power of a new moon in your sign to really try new things, whether it's something small like changing your appearance or something big like considering a new career opportunity. This is the best time for positive change! According to Love By Luna, "if your birthday falls two days before or after Dec. 18, this will be a big year for you. It will be one with lots of new beginnings, new relationships, and you will see how this year marks a major change in your life." Exciting!!
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
This is a good time to be a Capricorn. There are big things on the horizon, and they're all positive. As Love By Luna says, "your time is coming. Every dream, fire, desire, and focus is in your scope now." Start preparing to make changes and let go of the past. Set ambitious goals and make a plan on how to get there. You'll find that in the coming weeks, you'll be closer than you think. You'll feel a lot of energy to get everything done quickly, but give yourself time — that energy can be harnessed to best take advantage of it.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 19)
Luckily for you, this is a good time of the year to be super social and engaging with friends and family members — which is perfect, since the holidays are generally a more social time. You'll feel very ambitious and confident, but be careful! Tarot.com warns that "the margin of error is tiny near this new moon" and that "misunderstandings and miscalculations are likely." You can get through it by focusing on your close relationships.
Pisces (February 20 - March 20)
This new moon brings about energy that makes it a great time for any Pisces to be more productive, especially in your career. Apply for jobs, set goals, try networking as much as possible. Tarot.com says, "The potential for achievement is limitless if you fiercely commit to your vision of success." You may find that some things feel complicated, but stick to your goals and you'll get through it.