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Thursday, Dec 6 at 11.21pm PST
The new moon in Sagittarius is all about moving in a new direction. This is the magic of Sagittarius: exploration and adventure. Sagittarius loves to travel both in body and in mind. The centaur is associated with spirituality and philosophy – or all that expands consciousness. Sagittarius also teaches the power of generosity, which expands our heart! At this new moon, may we share; may we be hospitable, gracious, welcoming, joyful.
Though new moons usually make us feel more tired, this is less true with Sagittarius. The centaur is known, among other things, for his sparkling energy. I highly recommend engaging in some physical activity on this new moon. To really embrace this archetype, go somewhere you’ve never been before. If you’re not traveling, this new moon is a good day to talk about the future; make a vision board; plan a vacation; sign up for a class; make a bonfire; invite your friends over; go dancing.
Excellent news – this new moon coincides with the last day of Mercury Retrograde. However, the effects of the retrograde tend to linger for a couple weeks. When Mercury is retrograde, expect delays, cancellations, miscommunication and general confusion/frustration/mystery/nonsense. Technological devices like cars seem to be particularly affected at this time. There is nowhere on earth that you can go to escape Mercury’s influence, but you can give yourself extra time to do whatever you are doing. No matter what, the crux is how we react. Can you stay cool even if your circumstances are not?
On the morning of Dec 6, the moon will be conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius, so it should be a really lovely day. However, once night falls, the new moon will square both Neptune and Mars in Pisces. This square brings introspection (Pisces) on ingrained belief systems and visions of the future (Sagittarius). Pisces encourages Sagittarius to rest and reflect. Without such rest, the centaur is consumed by grandiose fantasies, bubbly social events and eventual exhaustion. However, this influence also makes us idealistic and optimistic to the point of being restless and naive. When Pisces wrestles with Sagittarius, wishful thinking and illusions mount, then crack. We will be forced to acknowledge the discrepancy between what we had hoped and how it is. Attachments notwithstanding, we must be honest with ourselves. The fires of Sagittarius help us begin again. Throw it all in the flames, let it die. Kind souls around the globe, feel this loving fire. Celebrate and be merry. Give big hugs, be good to one another. May this warm winter light fill your being.
In meditation, focus on the crown chakra. I recommend wearing purple tones. Open your hips with Sagittarius Yoga. On the morning of Dec 13, the moon enters Pisces, marking the end of the new moon period and beginning of the quarter moon phase. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: new horizon