NEW MOON SAGITTARIUS
New Moon 15º conjunct the Sun & Jupiter
Mars & Neptune in Pisces conjunct squaring the Moon
Mercury Direct in Scorpio
Chiron Direct in Pisces (on the 9th)
The last New Moon of 2018 is not a quiet one. Passionate Sagittarius is where it lands conjunct the luminous Sun and Sag’s ruler; zealous Jupiter. Ever since the Sun entered Sag joining Jupiter there seems to be a sensation of “activity” pulsating through our collective. Sagittarius is a Fire sign, very eager. It’s mutable meaning it’s ready to change. If it is not growing, then it’s going.
There’s a “lifting” of the feet I’m picking up upon even in the presence of lingering trepidation. Swimming, flying, flowing in a different direction is on the mind.
Jupiter in Sagittarius has a distinctly different feel than Jupiter in Scorpio. We are adjusting to the “lightness” that Jupiter Sag want’s us to explore. This New Moon gives us incentive to channel the energy like a golden sphere surrounding us. Jup in Scorpio was dense & dark, depressing even. While the world is still quiet hellish - the Fire of this New Moon & Jupiter together is beginning to stoke the fires of Hope again.
Sag also rules publishing, writing. It’s been a few moons I’ve had this much trouble formulating a flow of words so I thought this odd because Sag wants it all and is usually overspilling, and I also happen to have a very heavy wordy communicative 3rd House full of it. And yet the distinct sentence that came forth to cut right through my frustration - swift and loud - just like Sag: Simplicity; because they, you know what area(s) of life require THE change - they, you don’t need more convincing or divine messages. You, They know by now; it’s the space that gives you the most fixed frustration. The places always calling your attention/on your mind. You do know what/who needs to change. You don’t need to even read the rest of what I’ve written if that landed with you just now.
If it is not growing, it is going.
The fact is, it’s taking too much energy to stay stuck and not move at this point. At this point, taking the risk you’ve been mulling over for a while - is the smart choice. We’ve been in limbo and it’s getting too crowded - because we’ve out grown it. Remember how Scorpio sheds it’s exoskeleton to transform into version 2.0 - it’s time to settle into and embrace, move around with this Growth we’ve working so hard to attain & manifest. We have to test run these new wings, or feet, or hands, or health, or body, or mind, or idea, or dream. We have to learn how to fall off the horse and get back on it (IT’S A CENTAUR JOKE GET IT? HAHA!).
There will be great force present with this New Moon but we don’t want to scatter it all and diminish the potency of it by spreading out too thin. We want to gather the energy up and assign it a job, a journey, an adventure, a direction. It need not be hyper-specific - Sag doesn’t like details too much so this is not to be confused with “boxing” it in. I’m picturing more like those spheres of golden light again. We conjure our renewable golden light into our hands and whisper the sole intention we desire this particular orb to hold for us and we place them in a circle around us.
I don’t recommend having a long list of intentions. But I do recommend taking a long while to dream, journey with yourself and pull out the core beliefs that you value. This is a perfect way to reflect upon 2018 and look forward into 2019. Know that it is okay, and expected that some dreams we hold will dissolve, drain - to reveal the Fated dreams that are moving in our direction. In the words of Pisces Sun/ Sag Moon Hozier: “When you move, I’m moved”. Like how water recedes to reveal an island underneath, and perhaps the hidden treasures that were nestled safely on the ocean floor.
Choose wisely, not blindly. The temptation with this lunation will be to run at full force, how fast depends upon your personal composition, so my message here is: if you’re going to run away - know the essence of what you’re running towards very intimately. Know the heart, your heart, of what you chase. Know what you want to heal.
The elements of this New Moon are fire (Sagittarius) and water (Pisces). Passionate Feeling is palpable this weekend. And it can swing wildly as Jupiter amplifies our moods for better or worse. (For instance - if you suffer from anxiety - that shit could be going WAY through the roof right now - we also had some solar flares earlier this week). But…if we choose to see it this way: the pitch can reach so high that either way it can be beneficial to have something laid out loudly in the open as Honesty with self and other bestows this energy as well. I’m not saying it will be easy, but what I’m saying is…the Truth was likely waiting (or maybe hiding) for something to push/invite it out into the open.
Water is more Introverted - Fire more Extroverted - what I’m picking up is - we could handle something that’s introverted in nature (say a person to person private issue) in a very extroverted way. That’s probably what I recommend instead of being too public right now - after all Mercury is only just out of it’s retrograde!
So you will not be alone in testing out a new found emotional and spiritual conviction and will meet (or clash) with others whom have renewed access to their belief systems and opinions. Sagittarius, as I’ve said - is very zealous - it can overpower and be assertive. Honesty under this New Moon can be experienced as quite blunt - it will burn like the spits of a boiling pot of water. We will have some work to do around whether or not what someone asserts about towards us or a situation - holds a core truth we really need to take to heart or is a completely projected delusion they have to handle on their own.
The truth does set us free, but it can feel the opposite at first.
Mercury having only just gone direct near this New Moon adds another layer to this. Mercury is in the last degrees of Scorpio - telling us that we left something buried, left some message behind, some psychic intuitive bit of shadow work we need to pick up and bring forward with us; for soon Mercury will also be in Sag. So we want to make sure our voice, our expression is as free of guilt, shame, fear and hidden agendas as possible; still running on a Powerful, yet energetically cleaner tone.
Scorpio, like Sag is a Force. But Scorpio is more subtle - it’s like she sees the grand potential of this New Moon and says pull back a little bit - I’ve got something for you here - don’t forget this on your journey. And I don’t hate this because the Truth is - Sagittarius uninhibited can create a fucking mess and we don’t want to squander this opportunity before us…so going 100% and then pulling back 20% will still feel really luxurious and even more confident in the big picture.
I know this is a New Moon - a time we turn inward and often seek solitude - set new intentions for the month - but I think this will be another Full/New Moon hybrid manifestation. Sagittarius is often about New Horizons but it has to travel lightly if it wants to travel well - something will be released/exposed under the bright Sagittarius flame and Jupiter’s keen eye….and Mercury on the ground gathering secrets…
We will be exploring what it actually means to have a core set of beliefs coexist with fluidity. Both Pisces and Sagittarius are spiritual seekers. Pisces is more mystical, mysterious, receptive to defining spiritual connection as a personal experience and always changing - found in all things. Sagittarius is interested in any and all religious systems - it loves theology - and loves to develop an opinion about them. So in a way there is open-minded undoubtedly with Sag but also - because of this - there is a dogmatic energy that can take hold when Sagittarius is around.
The shadow side of Pisces is that it can completely disassociate from reality and not have any boundaries. The shadow side of Sagittarius is becoming someone who imposes opinions on what’s the right way to pray. Some of us may look to the Guru types for guidance to follow around this time and it’s very very important that in our exuberance to make a change we don’t get the rug pulled from under us by some bullshit wellness whatever trend or get locked into some new non-cult that’s actually - a cult.
This CAN absolutely extend to Politics as well - the pendulum realllllyyy wants to swing there too and broadcast a vision to the masses.
We are eager for change - so again focus on the values and beliefs you hold at your core to steer you before you profess someone, or yourself as a God to Worship or Savior to Heal all.
There are a couple of other things about the conjunction of Mars & Neptune in Pisces squaring the New Moon. This is another place we will be playing wildly within. Pisces as the last sign of the zodiac and a water sign is highly transcendent in nature - it brings great gifts with it - ones of imagination, creativity, divine inspiration, intuitive vision, and wonderful psychic sensing. But Pisces can also bring create delusion, illusion, confusion, fog, and fatigue. I see Pisces as a dense wet cloud of fog. We can feel shaken by our lack of ability to “see” but there is also a beauty to the look of the fog, how it hovers, how it envelops a tree, how it feels on our skin. It’s like we have entered another world when it falls on us.
Having Mars joined here can feel like we are floating and then drowning. Like we’ve seen a clearing in the fog, only to have some wind blow away the path. We will likely experience a combination of inspirations from the ether worlds that lift our spirit and help us creative something wonderfully beautiful and then total befuddlement about life or maybe even disconnection from this divine energy.
As I say a lot; flow with this energy and don’t freak yourself out. The fog will lift. Enjoy the inspirations that can happen over the weekend with this. Yes some of us will likely be tired and be thinking “Oh but this Sagittarius New Moon needs to be taken advantage of NOW!” Taking advantage of an opportunity truly looks different for everyone, as does taking action. As I said - we will know what requires the most attention to change right now. So let yourself rest too if there are times of fatigue you experience, you need energy and presence to be able to access that clarity of change you sense.
Another Pisces aspect is Chiron turning direct here after a 5 month retrograde (staying in Pisces until Feb until returning to Aries). Chiron in Pisces to me was like healing the wound around trusting intuition, having faith that certain psychic sensations you pick up upon are accurate, and that you are capable of healing yourself by directing your steps to the right places by tuning in with your soul spirit.
When Chiron moved into Aries in April - we were starting a journey in healing how we identify ourselves, and confronting aspects of the Ego (not a dirty word!). We needed to pull back into Pisces to remember - we are intuitive beings - that this is a valid part of how we identify ourselves, a valid part of being an embodied human.Over the past few months and over the past few weeks specifically I’ve had those ah-ha healing moments of like WOW my intuition was accurate here, this feeling was right, wow I don’t have to question my self to death anymore. There were lots of little answers and reflections I got to see thanks to this push and pull of Chiron.
I can’t say I feel “healed” yet - as Chiron is kind of the Wound that never really does - but I’ve learned such a profound less with Chiron switching signs after many years spent in Pisces. And that’s a gift - I hope you are identifying yours.
I truly have a feeling that however we experience this New Moon weekend, whether full of FIRE or full of TIRED - it is exactly the thing we need to be fully present with to receive the directions or hear the wind of change or smell the fire that burns or cry the tears that set us free or scream the words that raise the stakes.
Sending you lots of love. I hope that you receive and engage with the experience that helps spark the change you’ve hoped for.
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