December 2019: Tarot spread for the new moon in Capricorn

Tarot spread for the December 2019 new moon in Capricorn

The December 2019 new moon falls in the sign of Capricorn. Symbolized by the  mountain goat, which maintains perfect balance while it climbs over precarious rock ledges, the Capricorn archetype is one of disciplined and dogged determination towards the attainment of our worldly desires.

Spiritually, the Capricorn archetype teaches us about integrity and helps us to harness the ability to plan our work, and stick to it, no matter what. In these times of 24×7 consumption culture, it’s easy to be addicted with shiny object syndrome and forget about our goals and plans. Capricorn teaches us about the meaning of integrity: to align ourselves with our highest ideals and actualize our potential.

The December 2019 new moon also shines a light on our career and finances. This would be an opportune time to set some career plans in motion – be it determining the steps you need to take to build a case for a promotion, or the groundwork you need to do to hunt for a new job. This is also an excellent moon to set some intentions and a framework for your business or passion project.

The Capricorn new moon is also supportive of financial planning and budgeting efforts. The hardy mountain goat can help you focus and get all your required paperwork and financial matters in order.

Astro-Tarot influences for the December 2019 new moon

To throw some more light on the December new moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation.

The Capricorn new moon falls in decan 1, which is represented by the 2 of Pentacles. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with The Devil, which is associated with Capricorn.

The 2 of Pentacles represents decisions related to career and finances, and illustrates the balancing act that often goes into managing our finances. It also represents the juggling of a number of priorities and trying to keep many balls up in the air. The Devil is a card of illusions and typically negative attachments. Of feeling trapped in negative cycles of behaviour without realising that it is in our power to break free of them.

This, then, indicates the need to gain some clarity on our financial goals. Are there areas where we need to reign in expenses? Or maybe loosening up our purse strings may be in order – it’s a good thing to treat yourself once in a while! If you’ve been considering a job change, or are considering setting up or expanding a business, the Capricorn new moon is the perfect time to your intentions and get the ball rolling in this direction.

Tarot spread for the December 2019 new moon in Capricorn

Here’s a tarot spread to help us tap into the energy of this new moon.

Tarot spread and journaling questions or the December 2019 new moon in Capricorn


1. Choose a significator for your one big money/career/business related goal. You can do this in an open or closed draw, the choice is yours.

2. What mindset/fears can hold me back from really working towards this goal?

3. What is a better mindset to adopt?

4. What are the practical steps I need to take to achieve this goal?

5. Message from mamma moon

Journaling questions for the Capricorn new moon

Not a cardslinger? No problem! Here are some questions to reflect on instead:

1. What are your goals related to your finances/career/business?

2. Why are these goals important to you?

3. What are your fears around achieving these goals?

4. What can you do to overcome them?

5. Come up with at least a few concrete steps to take that will move you closer to your goals.

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Working with the moon

The new moon is when we set intentions for the moon cycle. It’s a way to focus on a particular goal or desire from one new moon to the next. I have found this to be a very effective way to get things done and to achieve my desires. Of course, there have been cycles when I have slacked, but working with cyclical time gives me a gentler perspective when it comes to achieving my desires.

This blog post details my new moon ritual and how I work with the new moon cycle:

Tracking the moon + a look into my new moon art journal

I hope you find this helpful, and if you have any questions on working with the lunar cycles, please do let me know!

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