An ending, but more importantly, a new beginning // Dec 14, 2020 at 11:16 am est.

Today is one of the most important astrological events of the year – the New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse. New Moons signal new beginnings, but this lunation is unique because it comes with a Total Solar Eclipse at 23° Sagittarius at around 11 a.m. EST. This transit is ushering in big changes for our future. Sagittarius is the eternal seeker and student of the zodiac. Therefore, this New Moon will be asking us what we have learned and how we can apply that knowledge to become a higher version of ourselves. It is time to listen to what the universe is telling you.

The solar eclipse will be conjunct Mercury and the South Node, trine Mars, and square Neptune. Mercury will be delivering us a piece of information that we have been waiting for, and because it is conjunct the South Node, the information received will be about something that is existing – an evolving event. The trine with Mars in Aries will amplify the fiery element of this lunation making it an emotional roller coaster. This will make you want to take action, but is not the time to act but a time to reflect.

The square this solar eclipse forms with Neptune carries a mysterious cloudy energy. Things may not be how they appear because we are not getting the full story. We need to wait for the whole story to unfold, before making any assumptions. Take things easy and approach every situation from all angles to be on the safe side. Our judgment is hazy right now, so turn your energy inward rather than out. This Moon will dawn something fresh while easing your mind by giving you the resolution you have been waiting for. It is time to turn a page and start a new chapter.

Jupiter, the ruler of this lunation, is sextile Venus in Scorpio bringing us all luck. This is just days before Jupiter will be leaving Capricorn giving us his powerful finale can not only end up benefiting us, but also offers us a glimpse at what 2021 has in store. Once we get through the clouded confusion, we will realize that this transit’s powerful energy is moving us towards what is to come.

A total solar eclipse is what happens when the New Moon passes directly between the sun and the Earth, blocking out the sun's light completely leaving us in the dark. The energy of this eclipse will be expansive and stimulating, and we will be pulled to try something new to move away from the past. In astrology, a solar eclipse can be something of a turning point — decisions made at this point can have long lasting implications in the future. Something is coming to an end to make room for something new to emerge. This transit speaks to the possibility of a goodbye and even a loss.

Collectively we are saying goodbye to 2020, a year during which we experienced loss of a job, a loved one, a sense of security, loss of our old normal. This period may bring up some emotions around those specific costs, so take this week to practice some extra self-care and make sure you are allowing yourself the space to process the past several months. While we may be ready for a new beginning, we cannot really move forward without reflecting on the past year, which is a difficult process. Give yourself grace.

Eclipses act as a vortex, moving things that are bound to happen at an accelerated rate. Suddenly you will just know it is time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

About The Author

Desiree Roby Antila of Simply Sun Signs is a self-taught astrologer who specializes in sun signs and all astrological relationships. She can be found online at or on IG: @simplysunsigns

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