New Moon December 4, 2021 – Unexpected Setbacks

New Moon December 2021 AstrologyThe Sagittarius new moon on December 4 2021, is a total solar eclipse. A difficult aspect to Uranus suggests the spiritual meaning of the new moon December 2021 astrology is adjusting to change using open mindedness and flexibilty.

Saturn square Uranus is another important influence on solar eclipse December 2021. Together with aggressive and destructive fixed stars, it indicates a crisis caused by unexpected setbacks and restrictive change. Thankfully, you can draw on common sense, patience, and a cautious attitude to plan your way through the potentially difficult months ahead.

New Moon December 2021 Astrology

The December 4 solar eclipse at 12°12′ Sagittarius makes aspects to Mercury, Saturn, and Uranus as shown below. The green quincunx is the strongest aspect that makes this a challenging eclipse. Saturn square Uranus is also important because it is a long-term influence and getting stronger.

Solar Eclipse December 2021 Astrology

New Moon December 2021 Astrology

Solar Eclipse Meaning

A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. The strongest and most important aspect of astrology is Sun conjunct Moon. It gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative.

But it also brings emotional balance, not irrationally emotional, and not too cold and calculating. It means all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself at the forefront of new plans for the future. So this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

Solar Eclipse December 2021 Aspects

New Moon conjunct Mercury (2°51′) puts the focus on your thinking, communications, and short-distance travel. It brings mental alertness, quick thinking, adaptability, and curiosity. Expect an increase in personal interaction in your neighborhood, with siblings, schools, and over the internet.

So this will be a busy eclipse phase with lots of appointments, correspondence, meetings, social activity, new information to process, and decisions to make. This is a good eclipse for sharing ideas, making plans, buying and selling, negotiating, and meeting new people.

New Moon quincunx Uranus (0°43′) can make you nervous, tense and anxious. You might find it hard to relax as your intuition senses change or some drama is on the way. A buildup of electric energy in your body can feel exciting but also a little scary.

Pressure to change can come from someone with some power over you. Something unexpected may force you to change your routine, behavior or plans. An adjustment is needed whether you are forced to make changes or you experiment and find a different way forward yourself. So be flexible and very cautious, especially about taking risks.

New Moon sextile Saturn (3°07′) has a grounding influence on the solar eclipse December 2021 astrology which reduces the unsettling effect of Uranus. It gives caution, patience, perseverance, and a strong work ethic. So this is an excellent eclipse to meet your goals and to complete serious or difficult tasks. You will be determined to get practical results and make no mistakes.

You can earn the trust and respect of others, especially those in authority such as parents, teachers or bosses. Advancement and recognition are also possible, especially in your professional life. Basically, this is a time for hard work because you will feel like you are wasting time if relaxing or partying.

Saturn square Uranus (2°24′) climaxing on December 24 brings unexpected setbacks and restrictive change. It can bring change that you don’t want. It also makes it harder to make the kind of changes you do want. This can be a very frustrating and tense time. But if you stay open-minded, patient, and flexible, what at first seem like challenges, can be turned into opportunities to rid yourself of negative, restrictive, and limiting things in your life.

Eclipse Aspect Pattern

The three-colored aspect pattern highlighted in the eclipse horoscope is called a large learning triangle. [1] It consists of a blue sextile, red square, and green quincunx aspect. This configuration represents a crisis mechanism that results in learning or development. Once this three-phase crisis mechanism is completed, new ground is broken and a state of harmony is achieved. More than one cycle may need to be completed, especially if a new problem arises.

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Saturn square UranusEclipse quincunx UranusEclipse sextile Saturn

The large learning triangle is a development spiral that aims to get another point of view with every complete transition. Every passage through the three phases and each one of the crises contains the possibility of finding solutions that previously did not exist, i.e. breaking new ground.

Whether that is successful or not depends on your attitude towards the crisis process. If you inwardly recognize the opportunities, then development is likely. If you treat the crisis as a mere disruption, the development process will be blocked.

The new moon quincunx Uranus is the tightest aspect in this configuration. It represents communication and the provision of information that usually leads to new experiences. This makes you experiment, and the newly acquired discoveries lead you to try to establish a new, harmonious state in a still unsure and unstable position that meets the requirement of the initial problem.

New Moon December 2021 Stars

The new moon December 2021 solar eclipse in the Sign of Sagittarius is actually located in the Constellation of Scorpio. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes which has moved the Sun Signs almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named over 2000 years ago.

New Moon December 2021 Astrology

Solar Eclipse December 2021 [Stellarium]

  • 10♐03 – α Scorpii, Antares
  • 12♐14 – β Draconis, Alwaid
  • 12♐22 – New Moon December 2021
  • 15♐13 – Mercury

Fixed star Alwaid gives loss of property, violence, criminal inclinations and accidents. It is of the nature of Saturn and Mars (bold, cruel, heartless, adulterous, criminal, liar, loss of estates, poverty, few friends.) [2]

Constellation Draco the Dragon gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends but danger of robbery and of accidental poisoning. [2] The constellation is especially hurtful to mineral resources and presages the pollution of rivers and the air. [3]

Fixed star Antares causes malevolence, destructiveness, liberality, broad-mindedness, evil presages and danger of fatality and makes its natives rash, ravenous, headstrong, and destructive to themselves by their own obstinacy. Antares is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter (great pride, grandly liberal, commanding, cosmopolitan views.) [2]

Antares makes people tough, belligerent and pugnacious. This is an important star for military personnel and is said to convey mental alertness, strategic ability, and courage and to make daredevils, especially if tied up with the Sun. [4]

With Sun (2°18′): Pretended religion, insincere, honor and riches ending in disgrace and ruin, military preferment, the danger of treachery, violence committed or suffered, fevers and sickness, injuries to the right eye, violent death. [2]

With Moon: Popular, broad-minded, interested in philosophy, science and metaphysics, liable to change religious opinions, influential friends, favorable for business and domestic matters, active in local affairs, great power, honor and wealth but benefits may not prove lasting, the danger of violence, sickness, drowning or assassination. [2]

The suggested maximum orb for Antares is 2°40′ and this eclipse falls 2°18′ past this star. So although Antares is one of the most important and strongest of the fixed stars, it only has a mild astrological influence here.

Fixed star Alwaid is much dimmer than Antares with a suggested orb of 1°40′. But is the stronger stellar influence because Alwaid is only 0°08′ from the eclipse. Anyway, these two stars both have a Mars-like aggressive and destructive nature.

New Moon December 2021 Summary

The December 4 new moon is more powerful and longer-lasting than a regular new moon because it is also a total solar eclipse. The strongest planetary influence on the solar eclipse is a challenging quincunx aspect to Uranus that brings unexpected changes. Tension can anxiety can be reduced by adapting to changing conditions with an open mind and flexibility.

The need to make changes is in response to longer-term unexpected setbacks and difficult changes due to Saturn square Uranus. But there is light at the end of the tunnel with Mercury sextile Saturn. It helps you sensibly plan your way through this difficult eclipse phase with caution and perseverance.

The eclipse, Saturn, and Uranus form an aspect pattern that represents a crisis mechanism. Repeating cycles of conflict, striving for a solution, and harmonization result in learning or development. If you view the crisis as an opportunity, you can successfully find a solution to the problems and reach a state of balance.

The influence of the fixed stars Alwaid and Antares is not so helpful due to their aggressive and destructive nature. They bring the risk of violence, crime, and sickness. Their Martian nature also increases the risk of terrorism and war. But Antares in particular also gives the courage and daring to turn opportunity into success.

The December 4 solar eclipse and the November 19 lunar eclipse form an eclipse phase that lasts until the solar eclipse on April 30, 2022. The lunar eclipse also has a destructive influence, causing misfortune, violence, and sickness. This is not a good omen for the coronavirus pandemic.

So the coming months are likely to be very challenging, especially with Saturn square Uranus climaxing on December 24. Remember to use Mercury sextile Saturn common sense and patience with Uranus higher awareness and flexibility to plan your way through the unexpected and restrictive changes ahead.

Solar Eclipse December 2021 Visibility

The total solar eclipse on December 4 will last for a relatively short 114 seconds and only be visible in West Antarctica. Parts of southern Africa will see a partial solar eclipse. [5]

Solar Eclipse December 2021 Visibility

Solar Eclipse December 2021 Visibility []

If the new moon December 2021 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see New Moon Transits.

New Moon June 2021 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles – December 3, 11:43 pm
  • New York – December 4, 2:43 am
  • London – December 4, 7:43 am
  • Delhi – December 4, 1:43 pm
  • Sydney – December 4, 6:43 pm
  1. Aspect Pattern Astrology, Bruno and Louise Huber, 2005, p. 201.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.43, 136-137, 194.
  3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.10.
  4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.70-71.
  5. Total Solar Eclipse on 4 December 2021,

30 thoughts on “New Moon December 4, 2021 – Unexpected Setbacks

  1. These aspects between the eclipse and fixed stars will continue to cleanse our society of lies (and mis-using of words)-give an opportunity to majorly clear the air. If a ‘story’ has been cleansed already, with Pluto conj Saturn and Jupiter, then Alwaid’s malevolence may be transformed.

    No doubt these stars have lessons and offer opportunities for releasing patterns based on fear, that no longer serve. I suppose it’s easy to look to the legends about their destructiveness; each “god” hero has a job (dharma) to do to help mankind realize his potential- which they do without fear (or respect) of consequences.

    At least I hope so, I have little ‘buddy’ dragon that helps me lighten up…and the intentions of our Dragon’s Nodes require purification. Ouch, though.

    • I agree, having stepped back to observe the current situation, I see this more likely to be an affirmative turn around for the more humanely inclined who are more consciously awake now. Although it may not seem to bode well for the current pandemic, it may also prove to be as is often the case with diseases like this, a sudden frenzied attempt by the virus, before it burns itself out and is gone. The bigger problem may be from applying a permanent measure to a temporary emergency situation. Hopefully the number of casualties will be less than we have been led to believe.

  2. hello….i am wondering if the energy of the new moon and eclipse on Dec. 4th is conducive to a good outcome for eye cosmetic surgery on Dec. 10th? Should I wait further into January 2022 to do this? Thank you for any information or advice you may have on this question.

    • Venus is going retrograde soon on December 19 2021 through January 29th 2022 and then we have a merc retro mid January 2022 until February 4th 2022. It may be good to schedule after Febrary 10th 2022

  3. As much as the sabian symbol for 13 Sagittarius may trigger even more fear in the population of the oppressive Saturnian nature on which the old order was based, there still remain plenty of Veterans from the 2nd World War, the Vietnam War, the Faulklands War, the Middle East War, the Afghan War, who although very much proud of their past efforts to defend their homeland and the freedom of the people who dwell there, it was their homeland and the freedom of the people they were determined to protect and provide for. So as much as in the first instance, how things currently are and the sabian symbol RETIRED ARMY VETERANS GATHER TO REAWAKEN OLD MEMORIES, may increase the heightened fears growing among the population as they wake up to the fact this is their freedom they are sacrificing and nothing to do with the topic that they are constantly being stonewalled to believe is the topic at hand, or the gas lighting attempts to have those who do see the disorder arising from this as it being “all in their heads” while being robbed of it. One would hope given the escalation in the effort to squash prejudice, abuse, bullying and war, among the people, by upholding the constitutions of the homeland and the formation of the UN and its Universal Declaration of Human RIghts Treaty, among those who became leaders of “the free world” last Century, after centuries of our ancestors dedicating and devoting their lives to build towards a more peaceful world, would incline the New World Order to stand firm on those sound moral and ethical foundations, that are in accordance with the New age of Aquarius, and the new dimension of mind and life as is, the 5th dimension. When it comes to the Universe, the Cosmos has more power to reduce chaos, than chaos does.

  4. Crisis point!-Intimidation,threats etc etc,a blessed opportunity to experience,feel,sit and breathe into fear-and devour/release.End of Karma-Karma times,Alchemy…Here’s a link to brighten your day and be blessed with holding the faith.: )-

  5. And like clockwork, one week to the day before the 12/4 eclipse, see what South Africa is now faced with!

    • Hi Marianne. I predicted this in the lunar eclipse November 19 post:

      “This eclipse is likely to have a detrimental effect on the coronavirus pandemic. Algol is also associated with genetics, mutation, and evolution. So the coronavirus will continue to evolve through new variants. If they are resistant to current vaccines then more sickness and death will follow.”

      I believe the effects of moon phases occur from the moment of the eclipse, generally not before, although that is debatable.

  6. Thank you Dr Jen, very well said💛
    I see the Dragon’s Nodes as the integral backbone of the natal chart, and the soul’s intrinsic path… it’s what I look at first in a chart.
    I am sensing that by next summer, the crisis with the demon virus will be greatly diminished, even though the ‘mutations’ keep popping up…🙏🙏🙏
    Stay safe and well friends, we all have much to look forward to in this ever transforming world (within & without) that we’ve chosen to experience again.

  7. Oh dang, knocked over a hurdle. It must of been the shoes. New sneakers needed

    Sun sextile Jupiter.

  8. A better late than never rude awakening for some keeps coming to mind for this solar eclipse, while actively being
    patient (Saturn & Mars) is a Virtuous initiative, which is done by using the space provided to be putting the waiting time to good use, now, rather than wait and, which is a stagnation of energy. Some do see it when they believe it, while others believe it when they see it. All sorts makes the world go round.

  9. Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

    I was surprised as anyone, Out from Africa, my Mothers favourite movie, comes Nuws in time for Antarctica Solar Eclipse…

    So I wrote a poem or three and here they are:

    Omicron, Omicron, Omicron
    Best galactic RealEstate
    In the world

    Were you as surprised as Me, to wake and see
    Omicron Her squared by Nu and Xi?
    add 99, or 89 Her, for your variant black box
    And by dangnabit, there you have it,
    Solar Apex rocks

    I read sometimes in twos and threes
    This article here is before the big freeze.

    As an artist from Mars, it’s been a long drive
    Don’t need a Veblen class, to deliver hi fives

    You see, you wanna know, What’s this all about?
    It’s the meme and signal roundabout.

    • Omicron, Omicron, Omicron
      Best galactic RealEstate
      In the whirl


    • Sitting by the Delta today
      Watching my device play Stingray..
      I’m just sitting by the Delta today
      Working time


      I left my home in Cambridge
      Headed for the Cowchin Bay
      ‘Cause I had lots to give for
      It look like like Alms coming your way

  10. This eclipse,reminds me of a dream i had in around Mayish 2018.
    This was at a time when the Magik was happening,
    and that Magic started 360 on 18th Nov 2017.

    In that dream,i saw half a lightbulb,
    then it went out and it was pitch black.
    I then heard knocking at the front door,
    but these knocks were felt on my forehead(3rd eye)
    Then i awoke.

    Just sitting out this morning at sunrise,
    and listening to the birds in peace,
    to herald in another new day,
    jogged a memory,
    that and the fact,i was front and center,
    staring at the crescent moon.

    I have a feeling,
    there’s something big,
    that’s going to be brought to light,
    to wake the flock from there slumber.

    Looking for forward,as we inch ahead.

    Signed Blackbird,Birds of Paradise’.

  11. Are we ready? It seems South Africa has already come to light during the last quarter moon, I wonder what startling, unexpected set backs, will be revealed to the world, given they were more on the ball with this new strain, are one of the least vaccinated commonwealth countries, thus have a clearer picture between the 2 groups, for scientists to draw a more accurate conclusion….or perhaps it is something else entirely that the whole world has been consumed and stonewalled by that topic that something else even more threatening to the free world has been growing and spreading, unnoticed… I await further installments as this global mystery unveils itself perhaps dispelling myths with the simple undebatable truth? …I do love a good mystery 🙂

  12. Antapex Antarctic Solar Eclipse, opposite Solar Apex Arctic Arc Solar Eclipse

    Sirius (Dogon) Africa, opposite Omicron Her (Inuit) Northern Hemisphere

    So the mystery is solved. Why omicron is Out of Africa, the continent has a natural affinity to the Apex/Antapex axis, known for centuries (Herschel), but only recently tagged in an astrologically unique way (Trinity artwork addendums)

    • Thank you Paul F S Treppel I have found the unknown Ive been exploring all my life an even vaster area than the known world when it comes to its mysteries and as there are always more than one futures to be born, Im not sure I believe my mystery is solved just yet. Thanks again for your offering though, others perceptions are always valuable to me.

  13. Congratulations. You’ve taken the first Selfie beside the Gray taped Yellow thing.

  14. Went out of my comfort zone and visited a restaurant today. No incident last week but Very quickly got the ‘papers please’ treatment, ‘it’s the law’

    Moon midpoint Saturn-Jupiter, Moon sextile Sun

    With Aquarius Moon midpoint Saturn-Jupiter, 12th, it’s hardly surprising there will be no brook in our society of any simple solution to the physical and personal delusions habituated during the Age of Pisces. Unless if course you’re lucky enough to catch the Artwork early, in its trans-luminescence. I know a few writers, journalists and prop hacks uncomfortable with those first two phases to a new moon. And it shows up here.

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