New Moon 11 December 2015 – Leap of Faith

New Moon December 2015 AstrologyThe New Moon on Friday December 11, 2015 at 19° Sagittarius falls just within Sagittarius decan 2. The New Moon astrology activates a resurgent Uranus Pluto square, suggesting a final evolutionary leap required to adapt to the massive change and upheaval of recent years. Positive aspects from the new moon to a Mars Uranus opposition gives all the initiative and courage required to make this exciting leap of faith.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new 28 day cycle. With Sun conjunct Moon, all possibilities are on the table and we can rightly put ourselves in the forefront of new plans for the future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as we search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start and start writing down a to-do list on a blank sheet of paper.

However, the impulsive and enthusiastic nature of a new moon means that not all new projects will succeed. The influence of a new moon last for four weeks up to the next new moon, in this case, the new moon on Friday 11 December 2015.  The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of a new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the moon lasts from the December 11 new moon until the December 25 full moon.

New Moon December 2015 Astrology

When interpreting moon phases I usually start at the Moon then work from there. For the New Moon December 2015 astrology chart, I am going to take the opposite approach, starting with the outer planets and working in. This is because of the outer planets being of major importance in this new moon phase.

Saturn square Neptune has the tightest orb of these outer aspects at 1°38′ but it is not the stronger of the two in this case. It is still an important influence and gives a background of guilt and fear to this new moon. The November 25 Full Moon featured this depressing aspect most strongly.

Uranus square Pluto was the major long-term aspect during the last few years. It had faded away with an orb of 7 degrees, but Uranus retrograde lately has brought it back to an orb of influence of just 2°17′ for the December 11 new moon. It won’t get much stronger than this with Uranus turning direct on December 25. We have to do a quick recap on this major aspect because it links into our new moon as you can see in the chart below, through the blue trine aspect to Uranus.

Uranus square Pluto represents some drastic change and upheaval in our lives over recent years that was generally out of our control. Routines and structures changed abruptly, forcing is to evolve rapidly. Combined with Saturn square Neptune we now become more apprehensive and anxious about making the necessary changes to fit into the new dynamic. We are basically afraid of what a very unpredictable future holds for us.

Mars opposite Uranus is very powerful at 0°13′ orb. This is a trigger which activates the rapid change in our lives that is needed to adapt and survive. Although a challenging aspect, it is vital in promoting change because Saturn square Neptune wants us to remain behind. The opposite of evolution is extinction. Mars opposite Uranus increases reaction time but there is a tendency toward impulsive and dangerous action being taken. Increasing restlessness leads to a buildup up of hot energy that wants to express itself though outlandish or shocking actions. The action is usually physical or sexual and can be violent. Anger may come out as insults or other mean and nasty ways based on the fears or paranoia of Saturn square Neptune.

Thankfully, the angry red line representing Mars opposite Uranus is soothed to a large extent by the cool blue lines to our new moon as shown below. This offers us a way to release the aggressive and spontaneous energy in a safe and constructive manner. The dashed blue line is the energetic sextile to Mars, and the solid blue line is the harmonious trine to Uranus.

New Moon December 2015 Astrology

New Moon December 2015 Astrology

Sun sextile Mars urges us to take positive action. It gives us ample confidence, courage, and the initiative to tackle the most difficult of tasks. We can be more assertive without offending, while competing to win. Moon trine Mars gives passion and an accurate intuition. While still acting in a competitive way, it gives a more harmonious and cooperative motivation. Together, a new moon sextile Mars is ideal for taking positive action. We will instinctively know what is best for us based on our strongest desires.

Sun trine Uranus increases the reliability of our intuition. It makes change flow more smoothly and further boosts confidence levels. It open the mind to allow for more possibilities and gives the spark needed to initiative positive change. It reduced the inhibitory effect of Saturn square Neptune and helps us act in a manner that expresses our own unique identity.

The new moon bridges the gap between Mars and Uranus, making it easier to react to rapid change. All new moon’s favor making a new start, and the December 11 new moon certainly does that. The positive aspects to Mars and Uranus reduces the risks involved with reacting spontaneously to changing condition. This new moon gives the initiative and insight to take the final evolutionary leap which is now required, after the years of major changes and upheaval from Uranus square Pluto. New moon December 2015 also gives the self-confidence and courage to put the fear and insecurities of Saturn square Neptune behind us.

Sun square Jupiter suggests that the new moon will test our faith. This makes sense anyhow, as some radical changes are needed to overcome the stagnating effect of the Saturn Neptune square. It will be important not to let the confidence given by the new moon go to our heads. It can give a tendency to overestimate abilities and resources, or waste energy.

Fixed star Sabik at 18°11′ Sagittarius is conjunct the new moon. Although this star can have an unfortunate influence, with the Sun and Moon it is more favorable. It means we can take action based on sincere and honorable intent. It is known for giving moral courage and success in general, although there may be some secret jealousy to deal with and trouble through relatives.

Update December 2: Thanks to Annastacia for pointing out Pluto conjunct Asteroid Pallas Athena – Warrior Queen, creative intelligence, strategic thinking, pattern recognition. father-daughter relationships.

Also, note that December 11 is the same date the 2015 Climate Chance Conference concludes in Paris.

If this new moon directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it effects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon November 2015
Next Moon Phase: Full Moon December 2015

New Moon December 2015 Times and Dates
Los Angeles
New York
11 December – 2:29 am
11 December – 5:29 am
11 December – 10:29 am
11 December – 3:59 pm
11 December – 8:29 pm

63 thoughts on “New Moon 11 December 2015 – Leap of Faith

  1. Thanks Jamie, I love your intepretation, it seems clear sighted, direct. I am excited for the new sun moon conjunction, though it is in my 3rd house sextile my aquarian sun / vesta 6th, square my natal pluto a 22 degrees virgo (conjunct natal uranus, with current transiting north node there in 1st house). My ascendant is 4 degrees virgo, with jupiter conjunct 2 degrees 12th (10.02.68, 19:37 Canberra).

    In 2016 I return to post grad studies, to research new idea on therapy, (scorpio neptune 3rd trine pisces mars/ chiron 7th, sextile pluto & uranus 1st), after 2014 was difficult year for health (excess medicines, chronic illness). A charismatic influential healer I met very powerfully assisted with positive change. I ceased contact after last years december eclipse, around 18/12/14. I’ve recovered, and very grateful for their influence, and was intend establishing contact again but I sense there may be an alterior motive, life changing aftermath, price for my affection, gratitude? I met them around August 14 2104, a supermoon, and it seems everything was shaken up, upset as a consequence of the catharsis. There’s an undertow; intuition tells me I will deal with this again regardless, so I wish to make my good intentions clear. Since I have secured steps to being confident, thanks to them, I feel “tied”, with regard to my future.

    If I do not make an effort, I will regret it, since my current domestic state, previous faith / commitents prove to be stifling me. Transiting 3rd house saturn square transiting 7th neptune. My natal moon cancer is trine current venus, neptune, but my natal venus capricorn and aries saturn / north node is dealing with current tranist of 5th house pluto and 8th uranus square. A bipartisan TCM healer is helping my maintain change for “constraint”, as is a teacher of spiritual martial arts. They protect me for me now…but I know I have unfinished business with the first shamanic teacher who healed me. You comments will be enlightening, very appreciated.

    • Subject to manipulation by dark forces with Pluto Rx Yod apex to Sun sextile North Node. Be your own guru. Sun on Nashira “causes overcoming by evil, which is turned to success,” trust your own powerful psychism with Pluto on Alkes. A full moon on your moon is time to break emotional dependency. Trust own spirit guides and maternal ancestors to provide protection as you undertake your spiritual calling.

  2. I have a 6th House Saturn at 19Sag27 in a tight square to both my Sun and IC, so this New Moon will impact me strongly. My father principle, Saturn, is in a state of crisis, 6th House, pertaining to belief and faith, Sagittarius. My father is a biochemist who was employed as a research scientist by the CIA when I was a young child. Guess who was offered up to be the subject of government trauma-based mind control experimentation? Natally, I have Pluto 2Vir, Pallas 3Vir, Mercury 4Vir, Venus 5 Vir all in the 3rd House quindecile an 8th House Chiron. It is my Pallas that is in the tightest orb to Chiron, pointing to the father-daughter relationship. It is interesting to me that Pluto is conjunct Pallas with this New Moon.

    I have an earthly father. I also have a father in heaven, a spiritual Father. My earthly father subjected me to trauma in order to deliberately create multiple personality disorder. I have traumatized alters who hid for many years behind internal barriers. Some alters are still frightened, and still in hiding. I cannot know God, my heavenly Father, while cowering behind false beliefs that I cling to as if my life depended on it. How can I entice my alters, my terrified childhood parts, to abandon their false security?

    “We have to face a situation like this as if God sent it to us for a blessing, because once this problem is met through spiritual understanding, we’ll never have it again.” – Joel Goldsmith

      • I always like to think that there is a positive potential as well as a negative potential to every planetary position. I have a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction and tend to be a starry-eyed idealist, seeing the good in everything (except my very-Virgo self). I was 54 before I could even begin to see that I had been abused as a child. I am 57 now. It was extremely confusing for me to begin to face this. Everyone in my family, including my children, has denied it and turned their back on me. My intuition told me the exact dates for extreme abuse. I looked up the charts. The astrological evidence makes a stack about a mile high. But who believes astrology? Well, I do. It was astrology that gave me the encouragement to keep listening to my intuition, no matter how ego-shattering that was. My little childhood alters talk to me now, and a nice thing is that they also listen to me. Before, we were completely dissociated. I don’t want to deny what happened to me as a child. It was truly horrific. But I also want to see the purity, the innocence and the oneness of everything–the spiritual reality. This, of course, includes good old Pluto and the CIA. There’s the practical reality and then there’s the spiritual reality. I want to be able to see both clearly and be at peace.

      • No, that would be transiting Chiron on natal Sun. Transiting Sun at a full moon conjunct natal Chiron would expose, or shine a light on the deepest wounds in your soul.

  3. My boyfriend found out this past Full Moon in Nov that he’s being deployed to the Middle East after Obama, et al decided to send 200 specialized troops. Although he didn’t have planets conjunct that full moon– Today’s New Moon is conjunct exactly his Natal Neptune in the 4th house, and this New Moon conjuncts his IC, squares his Asc, and trines his Natal Pluto. For me, the New Moon is conjunct my Neptune by 1 degree, is conjunct my IC and is trine my Natal Moon, Natal Mars, Natal Pluto. He’s leaving tomorrow for what seems like war…. You’re correct that new moons are linked to past eclipses (which is a connection for him because that’s when he went back into active duty) and had to drop out of his medical residency. Any thoughts on what this could all mean- will he be okay? and when will he be likely back in the U.S. (when all those retrogrades in 2016 in April/May/June)?

    • Thanks for the feedback about the link to previous eclipse Lily. IC square AC is not recognized as an aspect as it is so common. The positive aspects to the other planets sounds like a good omen that all will be OK. It might be worth looking at aspects from upcoming eclipses for timing of the return home. Best wishes to both of you.

  4. Hi, I just found out that me and my partner are pregnant and we conceived on this date, 12-11-2015. Any thoughts??

    • Conception horoscopes are very sensitive and relates mainly to deep soul level issues. Congratulations, you should be happy with that.

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