The new moon is a time of darkness, figurative and literal. It is a time of new beginnings, of the void, of rest between the completion of one phase and the beginning of the next.
This new moon is also in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn's energy is steady, determined, and focused on a goal. It rules the skeleton, and corresponds to the Earth element. The new moon in Capricorn is about bringing our intentions into the physical realm for manifestation. It is about allowing that which is often hidden and quiet within to come out into the world and spread its magick.
I really love what Mystic Mamma (mysticmamma.com) has to say about this new moon in Capricorn: