December 2023 wraps up the year with a hopeful new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th, the winter solstice on the 21st, and a nurturing full moon in Cancer on the 27th. This month can end up well for 2023 if you work with the energies involved! Read on for your crystal and affirmations guide to December 2023.
December 2023 New Moon Insights
The December 12th new moon in Sagittarius provides a great opportunity to “get out of your comfort zone”–whatever that looks like for you. Sagittarius is an adventurous, determined energy that isn’t afraid to take risks!
Travel, initiation, learning, wisdom, and optimism are the keywords right now. The Sagittarius new moon is eager to launch you to new heights, if you will let it. Set some intentions around these topics and allow them to grow with the moon over the next few weeks. Sagittarius is a particularly mental sign, so meditating and visualizing your goals can be particularly meaningful.
That said, if you are feeling overwhelmed or distracted at the moment, see where you can shift your focus. You might feel frazzled or hyper focused on someone or something, which can be good if channeled well but off-putting if it’s too much. This is a great time to start a project, learn something new, initiate intellectual discussions, or plan a trip, but if the energy is too intense don’t be afraid to take this time off for a little rest and relaxation.
December 2023 New Moon Crystal
Turquoise is a calming, stabilizing stone that nevertheless supports expression and truth telling. You might be feeling drawn to start a new initiative at the moment, so having some turquoise nearby right now might be especially helpful.
Wearing some turquoise jewelry or keeping some in your pocket during the new moon can support you in initiating your intentions. You might also incorporate some turquoise into a new moon grid or ritual bath to further soak up its healing energy.
Sagittarius New Moon Affirmations
December 2023 Full Moon Insights
December wraps up the year with a full moon in Cancer on the 27th (just after the winter solstice). Cancer is an emotional, watery sign, quick to protect its own feelings and not afraid to put up walls as needed. If you’re feeling especially sensitive now, just know that it’s part of this lunation and will pass. It’s a great opportunity, though, to see what you can release for deeper healing.
Cancer represents nurturing, creation, and the home. Whatever you have in your life that resonates with these energies might be heightened right now, and it might also be holding tension if there are unhealed parts of you surrounding these energies. Mother wounds, in particular, might be feeling tense right now, along with any feminine energies. Hold yourself in safety and security while you heal through anything coming up right now. Don’t be afraid to retreat from the world for a few days, either–hibernation is a traditional part of winter and Cancer (represented by a crab) can easily retreat behind its shell.
On the other hand, you might be feeling especially warm and cozy if you’re manifesting warm, fuzzy feelings at the moment. Cancer is also a highly transformative sign, and you might be feeling “in the flow” like the watery edge between the sea and the shore. Make note of what’s coming up for you and just relax into it–this can be a beautiful lunation for you if you let it!
December 2023 Full Moon Crystal
Rose Quartz is a loving, supportive stone perfect for the full moon in Cancer. Rose Quartz radiates with unconditional love–for self and for others. If you (or those around you) are feeling extra sensitive during the full moon, holding onto a Rose Quartz might be a really powerful way to send out some extra positive vibes.
Wearing Rose Quartz next to the heart chakra is a wonderful way to carry some unconditional love with you throughout your day. Rose Quartz also makes beautiful decor, so keeping some on your desk or near your bed can be really powerful as well.
Cancer Full Moon Affirmation
Enjoy this winter solstice guided experience. You’ll find a 10-minute guided meditation + a workbook included in this bundle. It’s recommended to be in a space where you can devote 20-30 minutes to this practice. This practice can be done a few days leading into the winter solstice and a few days prior. The energy is still just as powerful.
Keep In Mind
December 2023 can be a beautiful month of hope and support for you by tapping into the energies of Sagittarius and Cancer. I hope 2023 has been a fulfilling one for you! The mission of Jenny Shanks, LLC is to inspire and support the human spirit through connection and education. We will share light, love, and hope to all we encounter in the human world and in the spirit world.
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