The second Capricorn new moon of 2022 arrives on December 23. This powerful Supermoon bookends the year with high-achieving energy.
We’ve all worked hard and grown exponentially since the January 2 Capricorn new moon. Time to take stock, then reset your compass for the next round on December 23!
Like a strong tailwind, a Capricorn new moon accelerates plans. Since Capricorn is the sign of structure, this could be the beginning of a powerful planning phase; one that could bear fruit by the corresponding full moon on July 3, 2023. Add heavy doses of innovation to the game plan! This new moon is also a supermoon.
Capricorn new moons bookend calendar year 2022: one on January 2 (the starting block for your visionary plans) and the December 23 new moon (to help you finish your year strong).
There’s a goal-getter vibe to years that begin with a new moon in Capricorn. Career and family matters were likely front and center for you this year. These prestige-boosting lunar lift practically guarantee that your dreams take shape, bringing material world success as a reward for your tenacity.
What is the date of the 2022 Capricorn new moon?
The Capricorn new moon arrives on Friday, December 23, at 5:17 AM EST, just days before the Christmas holiday.
What is the meaning of the Capricorn new moon?
Ready to wrap up the year with a giant velvet bow? The December Capricorn new moon brings a burst of speed to help you crush those end-of-year goals. We realize it’s the eleventh hour and you have stockings to stuff. That’s more reason to stay nimble and pivot if a better strategy presents itself.
Efficiency is the name of the game, but you know what’s not? Wearing struggle like a merit badge. What can you delegate and outsource to get the job done? While you’re wrapping presents, try visualizing where you’d like your career to be six months from now. (And feel free to beam a psychic wish to Santa.)
Can’t-stop-won’t-stop Capricorn loves the hustle, but this potent supermoon helps you radar in on work that’s worthy of your time and energy. Want to pull off a grandiose plan? Create structure and systems. That’s how this cardinal earth sign energy supports growth!
Love & the Capricorn new moon
Set your clocks for a new chapter in bonding. The Capricorn new moon kicks off a fresh six-month cycle. With the Sun and Venus already settled in the Sea Goat’s suite, you’ve no doubt been pondering the future of your love life.
Tap into the planning powers of this new moon and write down your relationship and romance resolutions for the next six months. Make them measurable and actionable. For example: “I will swipe right on a minimum of one person a day for the rest of the year,” or, “I will coordinate a weekly date night on the shared calendar before January 1.” While actions like these are the opposite of spontaneous, they provide a necessary structure to keep you in Cupid’s court!
What happens during a supermoon?
And what exactly is a supermoon?
In astrology, a supermoon is a full moon that appears larger and brighter than the typical full moon. What makes it “super” is based on the distance between the moon and the earth.
A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest proximity to the earth, no matter what phase it’s in (new or full).
Depending on the zodiac sign that the new moon or full moon is in, some astrologers believe that a supermoon will amplify the astrological traits of that sign.
Read more about moon phases here, and learn about supermoons here.
How does the Capricorn new moon and supermoon affect me?
Here are 6 suggestions to tap into the driven energy of the 2022 Capricorn new moon and supermoon
1. Never, never, never give up
If at first, you don’t succeed, then try another method for achieving your result! Unassailable Capricorn is symbolized by the persistent Sea Goat tirelessly forging up the mountain—or diving under water to pull up magical and visionary ideas. None of this is easy, but the end justifies the means.
Fittingly, it can take some righteous fortitude to get through Capricorn season: recovering from the holiday hangovers, the lack of sunlight, the buzzkill of having to get back down to business after all the celebrations. Thankfully, the grounding earth sign energy of the December 2022 Capricorn new moon keeps you focused and determined.
Just don’t get frustrated if creative efforts don’t immediately draw a round of funding or millions of TikTok followers. Instead, use this lunar lift to tighten up your game plan and ensure that you’re building plans on a stable foundation. Even if the project you’re working on has no end in sight, keep your eye on its long-term gains. And when the job is eventually finished, be sure to reward yourself for all your hustle.
Remember: Life is messy, and everyone makes mistakes from time to time. But without these learning experiences, how would you grow?
2. Splash some green on your dreams
Capricorn is the eldest of the three earth signs (a trio that also includes Taurus and Virgo), and these moonbeams sound a wakeup call to conserve and protect natural resources—especially after the holiday season’s waste and excess. Climate change assessments continue to underscore the urgent need for industrial adaptations.
While alarming, there ARE things you can do to cool down your corner of the planet like eating a (more) plant-based diet, walking or biking instead of driving everywhere and buying local.
If you own a business, how can you embroider eco-friendly practices into your production processes? Studies show that educating women and girls is one of the primary ways to reduce the threats of climate change worldwide. Donate to an organization like the Malala Fund or the women’s lending arm of Kiva.org to support one of the most powerful global shifts possible.
3. Plan for the future while respecting the past
In the race to the top, Capricorn is the marathon runner, not the sprinter. Instead of stressing over the little things, try taking the long view. Envision where you’d like to be this time next year. Working backward, start jotting down the simple, practical steps you’ll need to take to make this dream a reality. Then, appoint yourself the CEO of your life and get busy on your “business plan.” And how about a vision board to go along with that?
Capricorn, represented by the mythical Sea Goat, has the head of a satyr but the tail of a mermaid. This lends some serious magic to the Capricorn new moon, so dive into the depths of your imagination while crafting your plan for the material world. Stay open to surprises from your subconscious mind!
While you’re peering into the proverbial crystal ball, remember that Capricorn also honors time-tested traditions. Capricorn is the guardian of history, so find a way to pay homage to your personal or family lineage. Which cherished practices have been handed down for generations? If you can’t find anything like this in your family tree, read or watch the biography of a trailblazing icon—someone who literally made history. It will also inspire you to ponder the legacy you’d like to leave behind someday.
4. Connect to a father figure at the Capricorn new moon
Capricorn rules the zodiac’s tenth house of father figures and male-identified people. You might have Beyoncé’s “Daddy Lessons” playing on repeat as you integrate all the things you learned from your old man—for better or for worse. Can you find a way to appreciate your dad, even if it’s just for giving you life? If you’re not on good terms with him, consider a “forgiveness and release” ritual—to free both of you from any karmic chains. New moon, new focus!
5. Climb every mountain
Capricorn is the zodiac’s Sea Goat, a blend of intuitive fish (or mermaid) and mountain goat. While this mythical creature’s oceanic side operates on intuition, the earthbound part tirelessly ascends until it reaches the summit. This lunar event helps us see that we are capable of much more than we often give ourselves credit for and reminds us to reach beyond our limitations. Hiking or being near mountains—or on a streaming Peloton pass—can call forth this zodiac sign’s best energy. Check out AllTrails or the National Park Service’s Instagram for inspo (or a good laugh; whoever writes their posts has us rolling on the regular!)
6. Hack the earth’s superpowers
Capricorn is associated with archaeology, gemstones and crystals. Many of the earth’s treasures contain healing and nurturing properties; certain crystals, such as onyx and galena can help you tap into the driven and structured energy at the December 2022 Capricorn new moon and supermoon. By working with the therapeutic powers of these stones, you can harness your highest aspirations AND create a plan to accomplish them.
Feature art by Rosie Dienhart