December 28/29th (depending on where you are in the world) we will have a new moon in the cardinal sign of sturdy and earthy Capricorn. With the new moon comes new beginnings and with go-getter Capricorn being one of the most ambitious signs, this new moon is encouraging us to prepare for the future and turn our focus to practical and attainable long-term goals, nurturing our dreams in a realistic manner. The first two weeks after the New Moon, while the Moon grows towards full, is the best time to impact these new opportunities for transformation, so get ready to reach for your dreams, and ground them into the physical plane, embracing the discipline and commitment of the wise mountain goat. This new moon also has some other positive aspects to it. With the ruler of communication, Mercury, conjunct this new moon, we are given the opportunity to find new loving ways of communicating and it also makes it an ideal time time to write your new year affirmations. Expressive Mercury will add his magic to your affirmations, giving and extra boost to your dreams and visions for 2017. Keep in mind that Mercury is still retrograde though, so move into introspection and take some time to reflect upon the year first. With Mars and Neptune conjunct dreamy Pisces and sextile this new moon adds both action + passion (Mars) going towards our dreams and ideal visions (Neptune). Both Neptune and Pisces can be a bit wishy-washy though, so watch out for fuzzy or wishful thinking and be and be extra clear and mindful with what you’d like to manifest. Get still, tune within and take some time to connect with your intuition, drawing upon the wisdom of your gut + heart. This is a time for big breakthroughs and dreams coming true so make some solid plans, be brave and ambitious with your intentions and dig in to the potent Capricorn energy. Dream it. Visualize it. Climb the mountain and go for it. This New Moon being the last one of 2016 it symbolizes endings as well as new beginnings. 2016 may have felt like a year of challenges, change and lesson after lesson for many of us, but now looking back at everything you have been through these past 12 months, what do you see? What have you learned? I hope your challenges had made you stronger, wiser, and more loving towards yourself and others. After all we are here for the story – to learn to really live from our heart and Soul – not for perfection. 2016 with all you have gone through, with endings, clearings and rebirth, has been the pathway to new beginnings. So remember that the best is yet to come, and get ready to rise and welcome in the New Moon, the New Year and the New You.