New Moon November 23, 2022; War and Peace

The New Moon in Sagittarius on November 23, 2022, is favorably influenced by Jupiter. So the meaning of the New Moon November 2022 astrology is goodwill and personal, material and spiritual growth.

Mercury and Venus are in alignment close to the New Moon. This adds friendship and diplomacy. However, the New Moon, Mercury-Venus, and Jupiter are all impaired by challenging fixed stars that bring immorality, violence and misfortune.

New Moon November 2022 Astrology

The New Moon on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 01°37′ Sagittarius is aspected by three planets. Mercury and Venus, 8° away, are conjunct with the New Moon, while Jupiter is trine. All of these are positive and harmonious aspects. But it’s not that simple; it rarely is.

Jupiter stations direct just five minutes after the New Moon. The red “S″ symbol next to Jupiter in the chart below indicates that Jupiter is stationary but still technically retrograde (it turns black after the exact station). There are also challenging fixed stars involved.

New Moon in Sagittarius 2022

New Moon Meaning

Sun conjunct Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. It gives a refreshing burst of energy and initiative. But it also brings emotional balance, not irrationally emotional, and not too cold and calculating.

So the New Moon in Sagittarius 2022 is excellent 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 progress.


New Moon trine Jupiter indicates growth, prosperity, good fortune and success. It makes people happy, optimistic, enthusiastic and generous. Increased goodwill, faith and tolerance make most relationships more harmonious. A more confident and adventurous outlook makes this an excellent new moon to begin new projects, relationships, long-distance travel or studies.

You could increase your wealth through investments, business deals, or self-employment. Personal growth can also come through religion, spirituality, and group activities. Involvement in politics, philosophy, social welfare, and moral, legal or ethical issues could broaden your mind and bring satisfaction and fulfillment.


However, Jupiter is retrograde, so your growth, happiness, and success are at risk from complacency, ignorance, greed and excess. The risk is heightened because Jupiter is stationary. The closer to the exact station, the higher the risk. The New Moon, only five minutes before the direct station, is very close! Jupiter also aligns with the fixed star Scheat, which causes “extreme misfortune.”

Additionally, the New Moon aligns with a star that causes an immoral, shameless, wasteful and easily seduced nature. These are the same things associated with Jupiter stationing direct. The Jupiter-natured trine aspect between them is associated with abundance, or in this case, possibly over-abundance.

So an otherwise fortunate aspect could result in immorality, laziness, greed, selfishness, arrogance, boastfulness, self-righteousness and overzealousness. It is, therefore, essential to use moderation and self-discipline, especially if you already have problems with excess, overindulgence, gambling or addiction.

Jupiter stationing direct trine the November 23 New Moon will likely affect inflation, a significant threat to economic growth. It will hopefully mean a peak and turning point during this moon phase, but there is a chance it could exacerbate the problem.

Mercury and Venus

Mercury conjunct Venus positively influences the New Moon November 2022 astrology. It encourages personal interaction and makes communications more harmonious and pleasant. It helps you share your love and affection, which is ideal for socializing, making friends and dating. This conjunction also enhances your artistic and creative skills.

Mercury with Venus brings people together and encourages cooperation. It gives diplomatic and negotiating skills to resolve conflicts, find peaceful settlements to disputes, and break down barriers to progress. Doing business is also favored because of a good head for numbers and the ability to find win-win situations.

However, the powerful star Antares between Mercury and Venus causes malevolence, destructiveness and violence. It makes people rash, ravenous, headstrong and belligerent. Antares with these two planets, in particular, brings suspicion, wrongful accusations, insincerity, dishonesty, and selfishness.

The Constellations

The New Moon in November 2022 is in the Sign of Sagittarius. But as the star map below shows, it borders the Constellations of Libra and Scorpio. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes.

Over the last 2000 years, the Constellations have moved nearly 30° out of alignment with the Signs. The Zodiac was invented only as a measuring device (see the ecliptic line below). Astrologers had always used the visible constellation and their stars for interpretation.

New Moon November 2022 Meaning

New Moon November 2022 [Stellarium]

The closest stars to the November 23 New Moon are in the northern Constellation Hercules. But the closest major fixed star is Yed Prior in the left hand of the Serpent Bearer, Constellation Ophiuchus.

  • 01♐24 – Beta Herculis, Kornophoros
  • 01♐37 – New Moon November 2022
  • 01♐45 – Zeta Herculis
  • 01♐53 – Omega Herculis, Kajam
  • 02♐36 – Delta Ophiuchi, Yed Prior

Constellation Hercules gives strength of character, tenacity and fixity of purpose, an ardent nature and dangerous passions. [1]

Fixed star Yed Prior causes immorality, shamelessness and revolution.

Constellation Ophiuchus gives a passionate, blindly good-hearted, wasteful and easily seduced nature with little happiness, unseen dangers, enmity, strife and slander. It is associated with medicines and poisoning.

Heart of the Scorpion

The most significant stellar influence on the New Moon November 2022 astrology is from Alpha Scorpii in the Heart of the Scorpion. As the image above shows, both Mercury and Venus closely align with Antares, the Rival of Mars.

  • 09♐39 – Venus
  • 10♐04 – Alpha Scorpii, Antares
  • 10♐14 – Mercury

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 obstinacy. [1]

Antares makes people tough, belligerent and pugnacious. This is an important star for military personnel. It conveys mental alertness, strategic ability and courage to make daredevils. Antares is a violent star, signifying a violent death, either in battle or by the process of law. On the other hand, danger may come about by fire, weapons or machinery. [2]

With Mercury: Suspicious, wrongfully accuses friends, unpopular, uses ecclesiastic influence in business, money obtained slowly and with much difficulty, the danger of sickness to the native and his family, and death of a relative at home or away. [1]

With Venus: Insincere, dishonest, energetic and able but selfish. [1]

New Moon November 2022 Summary

The November 23 New Moon in Sagittarius is well-aspected. The goodwill created by Jupiter and the friendliness from Mercury with Venus should encourage people to come together to resolve problems and make the world a better place.

The New Moon in November 2022 astrology is a good omen for international relations and world trade. But Jupiter stationing direct and fixed star Antares could amplify problems and reduce cooperation. Or they could simply reflect the nature of our challenges, like inflation (Jupiter) and war (Antares).

So there could be trade agreements and treaties or trade sanctions and diplomatic crises, military attacks and war or retreats and peace. There could also be more developments with the Nord Stream gas pipeline and the reporting of political scandals.

The influence of the November 23 New Moon lasts for four weeks up to the December 23 New Moon. The best time for starting new projects is during the two-week waxing moon phase, from November 23 to the December 7 Full Moon.

If the New Moon November 2022 astrology directly affects your Sign, you can read about it in your free Monthly Horoscope. Finally, see Sun Transits for more details about how it affects your natal chart.

  • Previous Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse November 8, 2022
  • Next Moon Phase: Full Moon December 7, 2022
  • 2022 Moon Phases Calendar

New Moon November 2022 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles – November 23, 2:57 pm
  • New York – November 23, 5:57 pm
  • London – November 23, 10:57 pm
  • Delhi – November 24, 4:27 am
  • Sydney – November 24, 9:57 am

**By Jamie Partridge